New Electric Mountain Bike Introduction Benefits Wide Range of Americans - From Commuters to Recreationalists to Police & Security Forces

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Bicycling to work can get you a federal tax credit too.

Bicycling to work is getting easier and more affordable for commuters. Mountain bikes have been the dominant force in the bicycle industry for years, representing close to 30% of all bicycles sold in the US, according to a National Bicycle Dealers Association 2007 research study. The new X-Treme XB-300Li, a new electric mountain bike, is set to revolutionize the way we ride bicycles. For details, click on the following website http://www.x-tremescooters.com/electric_bicycles/xb300li/xb300li.html

Now commuters who bicycle to work can arrive at work without being drenched in sweat. Commuters who would like to bicycle to work but don't because of the long travel distance can now bicycle to work with this power assisted electric bicycle. Bicyclists who encounter hilly terrain on their commute can now scale hills with ease.

The X-Treme XB-300Li electric powered bicycle has a lithium/ion battery which propels a 300 watt rear hub motor. Unlike most electric bicycles on the road today, the lithium battery does not require daily charging. This bicycle travels 20 miles per hour and it can go faster if you pedal. The bicycle is capable of operating 25 miles on a single electrical charge. The 7 lightweight lithium/ion batteries are housed in a sealed removable pack so that the rider can recharge the batteries indoors or outdoors.

The bicycle is manufactured with top of the line components and only weighs 53 pounds. A person can literally pick up the bike at the frame with one hand. The X-Treme XB-300Li is the only electric bicycle on the market that can be powered 3 different ways. The first method a rider can use to power the bike is using only the electric battery by turning the variable speed throttle on the handlebar. The throttle is easy to use since it is built into the handlebar grip. The XB-300Li is the only bike to offer this unique feature. The second power method is to pedal the bike and use the electric battery for assistance when needed. For the bicycle purist who still wants a good exercise workout, the rider can shut off the battery and pedal the bike with a 7 speed Shimano gear & shifter system.

Effective January 1, 2009, bicycle commuters can get a federal tax break of $20 per month, up to $240 annually. This tax break is known as the Bicycle Commuter Act and is part of President Bush's Stimulus Recovery Act. Employers may reimburse employees (tax free) for "reasonable" expenses related to their bike commute, including equipment purchases, bike purchases, repairs, and storage if the bicycle is used as a "substantial part" of the person's commute to work during any month. Details are located on the League of American Bicyclists website (http://www.bikeleague.org/news/100708faq.php ) or at bikewalk.org website (http://www.bikewalk.org/bca.php).

Besides commuters, recreational riders can use this bicycle to travel greater distances and zip up hills. Additionally, police and security forces can use the X-Treme XB-300Li electric bicycle to increase community safety coverage, combat rising fuel prices and increase the productivity of the police force. Since this bicycle is extremely quiet, police and security forces can sneak up on a "civil incident" by using the element of surprise. Also, law enforcement personnel are viewed as being more approachable by civilians when they are riding a bicycle. This approachability factor helps create better public relations and community safety efforts. The X-Treme XB-300Li can easily be fitted with security accessories and a carrying case.

If you would like more information about this topic contact Tom Sagers at 800-772-3852.

Tom Sagers
X-Treme Scooters, Inc.
Newton, IA 50208
Phone 1-800-772-3852

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