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About

     The inspiration for this company comes from our son Ezra who passed away when he was 4 years old. He, like us, was a cyclist at heart and ignored us when we told him it was time to put his bike away and come inside. He loved to bike and we started this company in memory of him as a way to bring quality bikes to the lives of kids just like Ezra.

    As bike shop owners, we understood the flow of the bike industry. However, we quickly realized when it came time to buy our own kids’ bikes, that parents only have two viable options when looking to buy kids’ bikes. The first option is the boutique bike store where high-end quality is accompanied by high-end price tags. The only other alternative is a department store where you get a disposable bike at a low price. 

We wanted to get a quality bike for our kids so that they could have a great experience, but we did not want to spend money on a bike that they would outgrow in the coming years and this is where our bikes fit. We provide the opportunity for parents to buy quality bikes and share a love of cycling with their kids.

A driving force behind Ezra Bikes is our desire to provide a quality bike that satisfies both the concerns of parents and the kids. To accomplish this, we looked at the most common types of problems that accompany kids bikes and designed our bikes with these types of problems in mind. All of our bikes are designed for kids by kids and parents who have dealt with flat tires, heavy bikes, broken chains, bent derailleurs, and a host of other common problems. We have implemented features onto all of our bikes to deal with the demands of young cyclists everywhere.

     We have been long time advocates for flat proof tires and have researched many different companies and different designs. Through our research, we’ve partnered with a company called Tannus Tires to bring a flat proof tire to all models of Ezra Bikes.

     Tannus Tires uses a material called Aither 1.1 to make its tires. This material has been used in the making of running shoes and Tannus engineered it for bike tires. These tires are similar in weight to a regular tire and are guaranteed to last for 5000 miles of flat free riding which means no waiting time for your kid and no tires to change for you.

     Most kids bikes are made from steel, which creates a very heavy bike, especially for kids. All of our bikes are made from a lightweight aluminum that helps to reduce weight while still maintaining strength.

 

     Department store bikes are fitted with unbranded components that cannot be replaced and if broken result in having to throw out the whole bike. Our bikes come fitted with quality Shimano components so that your bike can stay on the road for multiple generations of kids.

 

     It’s no secret that once kids get on a bike they rule the world and start riding over anything they can find with little regard for their bike, which often leads to the chain coming off or damaged and the derailleur getting bent or broken. We have put on bash guards to prevent damage to the chain and a derailleur guard to prevents damage to the shifting derailleur and keeps kids riding all day long.

 

 

     We have included suspension on the larger models to help to absorb all the small bumps in order to provide a smoother ride and to keep the tires in contact with the ground in order to increase handling and safety while riding. 

  Our products are available in different colors and designs in order to appeal to all kids and allow them to be proud of their bike and be confident in its bikes appearance and its performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We understand that even with consumer direct prices not all families can afford bikes for their kids, however, we believe that bicycles are not objects but a way of life, which can help children to be more happy and healthy. 

 When we lost our son Ezra, one of the things that helped us to cope was to go for long bike rides. There are many children and families who have lost loved ones and are forced to quickly grow up. From our experience, we know that going on a good bike ride can help cope with the grief of loss. We understand the needs to help those families, therefore, a portion of our earnings will be used to donate bikes to those kids who have lost a loved one. 

When we hit our funding goal, we will donate 20 Ezra bikes to those who have lost loved ones. We have also set donation stretch goals and for each goal we hit, we will donate more bikes to those in need. 

Want to help us? By pledging any amount to our Charity pledge, we will use 100% of these donations to purchase more bikes. 

Help us get more bikes for kids who could use a good ride.

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have owned and operated a bike shop in Spanish Fork, UT since 2009. We have a working knowledge of the bicycle market and understand the advantages of skipping the middleman and shipping bikes direct to the consumer. There are inherent risks that are associated with any retail venture, however, due to our working knowledge of the cycling market, we understand that this company fills a niche that currently exists in the market.
     Any potential challenges involved with Ezra Bikes deal with an elongation of the proposed timeline. However, we have spoken with our suppliers and they assure us that there will be no problems in fulfilling orders for our bikes. Another challenge to our timeline that we face is the ever changing weather and its impact on shipping times. 

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    Give Kids Bikes

    All funds from this pledge go to provide kids that have lost a parent or sibling the gift of a free bike. If you'd like to donate more than $10 you are welcome to do so.

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    Custom Kids Bike T-shirt

    Choose one of four kid shirt designs. Shirts come in small, medium, and large sizes.

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    Custom Adult Bike Shirts

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    16" Princess Bike

    Regular MSRP $200
    Single Speed
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Kickstand
    Chain Guard
    Basket
    Coaster Brake

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    16" Adventurer Bike

    Regular MSRP $200
    Single Speed
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Kickstand
    Chain Guard
    Hand/Coaster Brake Combo

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    20" Petal Bike

    Regular MSRP $210
    Single Speed
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
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    Coaster Brakes
    Chain Gaurd
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    20" Comet Bike

    Regular MSRP $270
    7 Speed Shimano Components
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Bash Gaurd (Anti-slip Chainring)
    Front Suspension
    Kickstand
    Front/Rear Cantilever Brakes
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    20" Flow Bike

    Regular MSRP $270
    7 Speed Shimano Components
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Bash Gaurd (Anti-slip Chainring)
    Front Suspension
    Kickstand
    Front/Rear Cantilever Brakes
    Derailleur Gaurd
    Holographic Paint Scheme

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    24" Alpine Bike

    Regular MSRP $340
    8 Speed Shimano Components
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Bash Gaurd (Anti-slip Chainring)
    Front Suspension
    Kickstand
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    24" Moab Bike

    Regular MSRP $340
    8 Speed Shimano Components
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Bash Gaurd (Anti-slip Chainring)
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    24" Tahoe Bike

    Regular MSRP $340
    8 Speed Shimano Components
    Light Weight No Flat Tannus Tires
    Aluminum Construction
    Bash Gaurd (Anti-slip Chainring)
    Front Suspension
    Kickstand
    Front/Rear Cantilever Brakes
    Derailleur Gaurd
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    Mutliple Bike Option

    Want to pledge for more than one bike. Add up the pledge amounts of the bikes you want and enter that amount into Pledge Amount Box. We'll get the specifics during our survey. Example:
    2, 16" kids bikes is $155+$155=$310
    16" bike and a 24" bike is $155+ $230=385

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Funding period

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