Beach Bum

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Beach Bum

4 review(s)

Designed with a SoCal beach vibe this highly considered, stylish eBike beach cruiser is like having 2 amazing bikes in one.

- Powerful Hill Climbing: 65NM high-torque 48v/500w motor

- Finest Components: Shimano, Tektro, Velo, etc.

- Lightweight: Only 49 lbs, with rust resistant aluminum frame

- 30-60 Mile Range: Finest 48v 14Ah Samsung battery

- Highly Flat Resistant: Schwalbe Fat Franks + Kevlar + liners

Description

Designed with a SoCal beach vibe this highly considered, stylish eBike beach cruiser is like having 2 amazing bikes in one.

- Powerful Hill Climbing: 65NM high-torque 48v/500w motor

- Finest Components: Shimano, Tektro, Velo, etc.

- Lightweight: Only 49 lbs, with rust resistant aluminum frame

- 30-60 Mile Range: Finest 48v 14Ah Samsung battery

- Highly Flat Resistant: Schwalbe Fat Franks + Kevlar + liners

Electric Bike Perfection

At Tower, we've done the homework for you. We've examined all of the true pros and cons of eBike product features. We analyzed the eBike market extensively to separate the marketing fluff from the really important concerns. Then we took a SoCal design mindset to design what we consider is the perfect eBike balancing performance, power, convenience, durability, and style. And because we only sell direct to consumer, we can offer you this very premium product at an almost unbelievable price. You'll save over 50% off a comparable eBike in retail.

Can you find a cheaper eBike? Of course, there's a lot of crappy eBikes out there and there's a wide spectrum of components, power, and quality out there, but it will be an inferior product and you'll likely regret your purchase later. Tower is all about giving consumers direct to consumer value on a premium quality electric bike. If you want that, you've come to the right place.

High Performance, High Capacity Samsung Battery

Battery quality and capacity is the most important component of an electric bike. It's also the most expensive element. A lot of cheaper eBikes try to cut costs on the battery part (with small capacity batteries, or generic cells), but that's very short sighted thinking, as you'll sacrifice both motor power and range from the get go, and long term you're battery performance will quickly diminish. At Tower, we use only the highest quality Samsung 48V / 14Ah lithium ion batteries. The Tower Electric Beach Cruiser will easily carry you 30-60 miles per charge. This isn't an exaggeration like you'll find in marketing fluff elsewhere. That's 30 miles with throttle only for an adult male.

There's also a handy USB charging port on the side of the battery, so you can charge your phone in a pinch or bring along a portable speaker. There is a key locking the battery to your bike, and when it's time for a charge you can either charge it on the bike, or remove the battery and bring it with you to charge wherever.

Hill Climbing Power

The power of your motor is the next most important component of an eBike. Don't believe the hype that power is all about watts (i.e. a 750w motor is not necessarily more powerful than 500w, or even a 350w motor) or volts (although, all else equal, a 48v system is more powerful than a 36v system... but things aren't always "all else equal"). A lot more goes into it the power equation. The biggest factor, which is rarely discussed, is torque (NM, or Newton meters). Is it hub drive, mid-drive, or front drive motor? Is the motor geared for speed or torque. What most people really want in power is hill climbing ability, and you need to compare bikes side by side on that to get to the truth of that power question.

At Tower, we use a specifically designed high-torque 500w/48v brushless geared rear hub motor. We sacrifice a little high-end speed for exceptional hill climbing high torque. The torque measurement of our motor is an outstanding 65NM (Newton meter). Our eBike will still go 20 mph, which is plenty fast, trust us, but you'll really appreciate the ability to climb any hill you face. In fact, 20 mph is actually a little too fast and we factory set our speed limiter to 18 mph because that's all most people will want to use. You can unlock the full speed if you like, but most won't need or want that.

Only the Finest Premium Components

This is a high-end bike, not just a high-end eBike. We did make the world's finest beach cruiser prior to coming out with our eBike, after all. We use premium components throughout. We really don't care too much about cutting manufacturing costs as with our direct to consumer model, we only need to mark things up once. This allows us to make product and component decisions focused 100% on quality and performance, not some retail price point we need to target.

You get Velo premium saddle and grips for that luxurious tactile feel. You get Schwalbe Fat Frank balloon tires for the most comfortable, and quiet ride. Instead of changing flat tires on the regular, our Tower bike comes with the industry's finest Kevlar reinforced Schwalbe Fat Frank Tires and we add an extra tire liner on top of that. Nobody does this. The dirty little secret in the eBike world is that flat tires are a HUGE problem with low quality electric bikes as they try to save a few bucks by giving you crappy tires. This is a problem for all bikes, but a far more serious problem on eBikes as they are heavier, and you tend to venture much farther from home. Flat tires are the #1 complaint on eBikes.

Inflate our balloon tires to our recommended 30 PSI, and you've also got built in shock absorbers without any additional weight. The fact is you don't really need or want shocks for a beach cruiser.

With our 7-speed Shimano gear and derailleur system, you can climb hills in low and speed along in high. With pedal assist and the low granny gear, anyone can bike up any hill. You'll be amazed where you can go.

Lastly, we don't just give you disc brakes so we can say it's got "disc brakes", we give you some of the finest Tektro mechanical disc brakes, which you'll appreciate as you fly down a hill and need that reliable, consistent stopping power.

Lightweight Aluminum Frame

Our frame is high-grade, lightweight aluminum, so even when you're not using pedal assist you can ride this bike just fine. This is another problem that's swept under the carpet with cheap eBikes, which tend to be heavy. There are eBikes out there approaching 70 lbs, even folding bikes (which is a hernia waiting to happen). A 70 lb bike is not something you want to pedal back home after your cheap eBike battery dies, and certainly you'll never want to just use it as a bike for exercise.

Our Tower bike is designed to really be two bikes in one. Even with the motor on it, it's still only 49 lbs and you can pedal it just like a regular, non-electric beach cruiser. Remove the battery and even with a motor still on the back hub, at only 41 lbs, this eBike is pretty close to the standard beach cruiser weight. Riding it "power free" is on par with riding your garden variety beach cruiser, just one with far superior components. Also remember, that aluminum frame is highly rust resistant.

Style Is An E-Bike That Looks Like A Regular Bike

If you've never ridden an eBike, one thing might surprise you. There's a fair bit of animosity out there in the purist biking world against eBikes. You'll even get some snide comments from people on two feet sharing your chosen bike path. If you ride past someone on an interurban bike trail or the boardwalk on something that looks more like a motorcycle than a bicycle with its awkwardly tacked on battery pack, a huge mid-drive motor, or heaven forbid noisy fat tires, you'll get some comments. More importantly, you'll just sort of feel like a bit of an idiot. I literally can't even ride one of those fat tire mini-bike looking things in my neighborhood because I just feel like I'm offending everyone, which I kind of am.

At Tower, we wanted to bring cool back to eBikes, so our foundational priority was to make an eBike that just looked like regular, stylish bike. We wanted no one to even notice. To achieve this, and also have an eBike on the high-end of the eBike power spectrum (because that's critical too), we opted for a low-profile rear hub motor. Most people can hardly even tell the bike has a motor. Then we stylistically positioned the battery pack behind the seat post, and integrated the controller within the battery pack. The result is that most people just casually looking at it won't even notice it's an eBike. That's what we were going for. We literally have to write "eBike" prominently in our advertising, or people think we're just showing them a regular bike. But let me tell you, this is exactly what you want when you're out and about amongst the hard core bikers and strolling down a crowded boardwalk. All you're going to hear is, "Hey, that's a beautiful bike!" when they see the matte black on black design artfully accented with rich brown grips, saddle, and brown and whitewall tires.

LCD Display and Control Settings

The Tower electric bike includes: regular bike mode, pedal assist mode, and throttle only mode. The pedal assist system (PAS system) includes a 0-5 setting, and defaults to 0 when the eBike is turned on. At a pedal assist level of 0, there is no pedal assist. You are in regular bike mode. The throttle does work, however, so you can cruise on throttle only as you like. Pedal assist levels 1-5 give you an increasing level of pedal assist power.

The LCD controller main screen shows you your current battery charge level, your current pedal assist level, and you're speedometer. There is a whole host of features and settings within the LCD display functionality, which you can read about more in the instruction manual, but it includes an odometer, the ability to switch between mph and kph, and the ability to set a speed limiter. For letting others ride the bike but only at a lower top speed, the speed limiter can be set and password protected so no one but you can change it.

Discover A New World

The beauty you'll discover of having an electric bike is that they make the previously inaccessible, accessible. You can venture not just a few miles from your origination, but 10-20 miles so you can really explore all areas of your surrounding area. Because you can now climb pretty much any hill with pedal assist, you'll find yourself venturing into areas you would have never considered going on a bike before. And because you always have a free ride home, you'll find yourself more open to grabbing the bike and heading out for some exercise. You quickly find that eBikes are not just like regular bikes, they're a whole new level of freedom that didn't exist before.

Direct To Consumer Value

Because we sell direct, we are able to spend money on the highest quality production and components, while still giving you incredible value and a very low price. At Tower, we frequently have to re-educate our factories on the level of quality we want and are willing to pay for. When they tell us, "No one does that because it's too expensive", we argue maybe everyone is doing it wrong, or they are dissuaded by their very expensive middleman-laden distribution channel. We view everything through the value we can deliver with our efficient direct to consumer business model. We analyze if it really adds value and if we can bring that to consumers in a manner that justifies the incremental cost. When it does, we often have an opportunity to introduce better features than what consumers can even find in retail. Our business model translates into value for consumers, not profits for a bunch of layers of unnecessary middlemen.

Your Tower Beach Bum eBike Includes

  • Aluminum frame & forks, and 36H stainless steel rims (36 spoke rims)
  • 26" x 2.35" Kevlar reinforced Schwalbe Fat Frank brown and whitewall tires
  • Added tire liners
  • Shimano 7 speed gears and derailleur
  • Front & rear Tektro 160mm mechanical disc brakes
  • Velo premium saddle
  • Barefoot pedals
  • Heavy duty kickstand
  • Velo contoured grips
  • Samsung 48v/14A lithium-ion battery pack with integrated controller
  • 48v battery charger
  • Tower's 48v/500w brushless geared rear hub motor (65NM torque)
  • Front headlight, and rear light
  • LCD display system (with speedometer, odometer, battery level reading, etc.)
  • All cabling for pedal assist, half throttle, and lighting

Specifications

  • Weight: 49 lbs
  • Wheels: 26" x 2.35" Schwalbe Fat Frank Tires
  • Battery: 48V / 14Ah Samsung Lithium-Ion
  • Range: 30-60 Miles
  • Motor: 500W Brushless Geared Rear Hub
  • Control System: Pedal Assit and Throttle
  • Gearing: Shimano 7 Speed
  • Brakes: Tektro 160mm
  • Saddle Height Range: 33" - 40"
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Top Speed: 20 mph

4 review(s)
Reviews

Overall Customer Rating of 4 Reviews:

My Wife is Jealous...
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Review by: from Sturat Florida and Shebandowan Lake Northern Ontario on 2/18/2019
I received my Beach Bike at my winter condo in Florida the other day. I quickly assembled and charged the battery. I couldn't wait to ride it! The next day my wife and I rode to the beach on Hutchenson Island. She thought I purchased a Cadillac! She took it for a ride enjoying the spring comfort of the seat and wonderful leather hand grips. I have a road bike, so its fun to sit upright in comfort and enjoy the ride. Getting a little push up the causeway from the electric motors is pretty cool. And just letting it run in electric mode makes me feel guilty but empowered! The quality is very impressive of the gears and frame and tires. I am putting a rear rack on the back so I can run out the the grocery store for the little things, milk, bread etc. Its just fun to ride it! I will bring it back to Northern Ontario in Canada this spring. I will use it at our camp down all our gravel roads along the lake to visit my fellow campers! Cant wait! Thanks Tower. As i thought i was nuts buying a bike off you! I have purchased your paddle boards, and 2 inflatable paddle boards and the dock raft all excellent, but I was a little leary if trust you with a bike! Extremely satisfied! My buddy is ordering one too now.

Beach Parking Problem Solved
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Review by: from La Jolla, CA on 11/12/2018
There is nothing more frustrating than finding beach parking on a sunny summer day...if you drive a car. That has not been a problem with this eBike! As a Tower employee, I have been able to test the Beach Bum out, and I've enjoyed every moment. There is nothing like cruising up a hill with a 6% grade, without pedaling! Even though I weigh over 200lbs, this bike accelerates as fast as I want it to. When I'm on my road bike, riding 20mph is no easy task. On the Beach Bum, it's as easy as twisting the throttle.

Awesome fun!!
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Review by: from San Diego, CA on 11/12/2018
I am a Tower employee and had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the eBike Test Ride team here. This eBike is SO fun and works perfectly in this beach community. It is also perfect for everyone looking to change up their commute. The bike crushes it up hills, while still allowing you the opportunity to pedal when you are cruising on flat surfaces. It is so easy to park down here in Pacific Beach, and makes getting around our little neighborhood a snap! The frame is light weight, making it easy to carry up and down stairs (if this is what your storage permits). The seat and ride of the bike are also really comfortable, and it feels *almost* identical to the ride of a beach cruiser (with that big battery kick of power being the only difference). I'm really excited for our customers to experience the new found freedom these bikes offer in a sleek and cool style.

Game Changer!
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Review by: from San Diego, CA on 11/12/2018
My name is Sammi and I work for Tower in a separate division. I was able to try out our electric bike and while I was intimidated at first, as soon as I started riding it, I immediately loved it! As someone who doesn't own a car and only rides a bike (or walks) to get around town, this e-bike is a GAME CHANGER! Its made life so much easier ...and much cheaper than a car! ;) Not only is it faster than a normal bike, but it also requires much less physical effort: which allows me to go on further and longer rides with ease! And being a 115lb female, it's also nice to know that this e-bike is light weight and easy for me to maneuver around, so carrying it up and down the stairs of my apartment isn't hard for me to do on my own! All in all, it's pretty amazing!