Alvin Carpenter, CEO of Island City Bikes. Welcome and let us know how we can help with your with your eBike experience.
Interest in an electric bike conversion? Please visit our “build of the week” to see how we turn an existing bike into a Bafang mid drive eBike.
Al with Island City eBikes in the SF Bay Area, CA is super knowledgeable and experienced. I have dealt with a lot of “fly-by-night” electric bike motor kit vendors, and Island City is a company you can trust. And they are right here in the USA, so you don’t have to wait for answers and your parts will be delivered in a timely manner. As a custom bicycle builder, Island City eBikes is my first choice for Bafang mid-drive motors, electric bike motor kits & electric bicycle parts.
Working with Al at Island City eBikes was great! I know nothing about electric Bikes and Al helped me pick out a great mountain bike and then add a complete electric bike motor kit using a Bafang Mid-Drive motor. He was fast and reliable and I would definitely work with him again!
Having decided to move from a standard bike to an electric bike motor ebike, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the information. Local bike shops in Oakland were not at all prepared to help me figure out what might work. I found Al through an internet search because I wanted a local source who would be knowledgeable and would let me find the right bike for me. While he does business over the internet, I was glad to be able to visit his garage and talk to him in person and try out a couple of bikes to find the right one. He was friendly and helpful and his prices can’t be beat. When I broke off a small piece of the bike unloading it from my car, he offered to mail a new one to me! (I took the bike back and he fixed it, since I’m clumsy with my hands). It’s a pleasure to do business with Al and I highly recommend contacting him if you are in the market for a great and reasonably priced e-bike!
Thanks for the quick shipment! Great 48v ebike battery, Lekkie chainring and Bafang electric bike motor kit. Great customer service.
Al added a Bafang eBike kit to my mountain bike. It is amazingly fast. I love it. Thanks Island City eBikes! Great San Francisco Bay Area location.