Who is Chilled Squirrel? What do we Do ?

The Chilled Squirrel team – scattered from Taipei to Cape town – is united under the banner of badass. We unleash our team of South African artisans, mechanics, and citizen tinkerers on the bikes, turning them into the most incredible custom rat rides you could imagine. Pedal power is augmented with Squirrel-spec high torque electric motors. 

We roll out customized e-bikes , one at a time.

We are a team of electric bicycle enthusiasts  who Custom-Build electric bikes for all types of African terrain .

We are proud to be an authority in building electric bikes in S.A & converting normal bicycles to Electric bicycles. 

“LOCAL AFTER SERVICE, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS IN S.A IS A KEY PART OF OUR OFFERING FOR YOUR SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE“

During the past 5 years of building e-bikes in S.A we have seen several e-bike companies come and go. The main reason being - their inability to invest in a service center. And their inability to carry spare parts and components. We are proud to have developed a dedicated electric bike service center. And to be continually involved in the training of new technicians as we expand.

Join in our passion for Adventure and Exploration that e-biking is all about. 

Our Chunky Electric bikes are for ALL kinds of AFRICAN terrain.

Extra wide tires absorb vibration and shock.
Scrunching debris ,gravel or tar under their hummer-type tires. 
Fitted with the latest technology powerful mid drive or hub drive systems .
You'll be sure to have power on hills when you need it the most . 

We Start with a Matte Black Frame.

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Then Things Start to get Really Interesting. 

In our support and passion for Local Maker Culture and the creation of meaningful jobs. South African Artisans are unleashed on our electric fatties.
The Result is a range of awesome leather Gear .
Hand-stitched saddles, leather grips and chain-stays and a collection of handmade leather bags.

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What we see in the Maker Movement, is that a relatively small amount of people can have a big impact. You don’t necessarily need the world largest company behind you.
— Dale Dougherty
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THE ONLY FULLY DEDICATED ELECTRIC BIKE WORKSHOP AND TECHNICAL TEAM IN AFRICA  builDING & customiZING electric bikes to help people:

 

#Lose Weight

It may come as a surprise to you that electric bicycles help people lose weight. In a 2016 New York Times article it it was stated that a study by the University of Colorado  showed that people who own an electric bike more motivated to ride their e-bike than people that own regular bicycles. More Fun More Riding = Lose more weight. 

Read More Here. 

#Get Exercise

In a research project led by the University of Brighton   it was shown that a lot more people got exercise when using an e-bike . Professor of Physical Activity for Health at the University of Edinburgh has no doubt that electric bicycles have a Life-enhancing role.

Read more Here. 

#Never be Left Behind

A lot of people use electric bicycles for keeping up with their partners who cycle. There is nothing  better than riding together especially on longer rides. The electric power ensures you and your partner stick together! 

#Experience Freedom and Relaxation  

Go further see more . Get to visit remote places that you normally would not have because distance or terrain. An electric bike is a wonderful replacement for the boredom of a treadmill. You are outside breathing fresh air and getting to see and feel the outdoors- good for mind and soul. You and your partner get to share the outdoors in an extraordinary way. 

#Easily commute to and from work and home

E-biking is the new driving! You dont need to ride your electric bike everyday but it makes going to and from work a lot more fun. And when you want to run errands you get to do them in half the time. No parking problems. No traffic congestion. Fly by the cars during those bumper-to-bumper times of the day. 

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#Rehabilitate your body after an injury

Please check with your Doctor before choosing to take on any form of rehabilitation. Electric bikes help a lot of people recover from injuries without putting excessive strain on joints and muscles. 

 

#Having Fun means custom-built for you

Choose the design and the power you want to have. No Limits. Perhaps you have a bicycle laying at home which could be converted? Let our professional team assess the best system to convert your bike into an awesome electric bicycle. 

 

More Articles illustrating the Benefits of Electric bikes: 

 "72 Year old recovers from Heart surgery and Cancer with an electric bicycle. "

 

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EXPERIENCE NATURE.  FUN AND ADVENTUre awaits...


Electric bicycles are QUIET & zero-emission. providING people with a means of commuting.

travel longer distances.

access remote locations WHILE EXERCISING IN A STRESS-FREE WAY. 

Exploration in a sustainable way. 

Bike Laying around at home ?

Chilled Squirrel is expert in taking bicycles and retrofitting them into electric bikes.

TAKE A MINUTE TO FIND OUT WHAT SUITS YOU BEST. 

CHILLED SQUIRREL SHORT-LISTED AMONG TOP 10 START UP COMPANIES IN AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST IN 2017 .