The Origin and Development of Beach Cruiser Culture
The origins of the beach cruiser bike can be traced back to the early 20th century, many riders began to customize their bikes for comfort and style, including adding wide handlebars, padded seats, and balloon tires. The beach cruiser's unique style and comfortable design quickly caught on, and it became a beloved part of beach culture. At first, beach cruisers were often referred to as "balloon-tire bikes" due to their large, cushioned tires that allowed for a smooth and stable ride on sand and other uneven surfaces.
As beach culture and lifestyle became more popular in the mid-20th century, so did the beach cruiser bike. The iconic design of the beach cruiser, with its wide handlebars, comfortable saddle, and laid-back frame, quickly became synonymous with leisurely rides along the beach and boardwalk.
Today, vintage beach cruisers remain a popular choice for riders who want a comfortable and stylish ride.
The Story of KBO Oasis
At KBO, we take pride in being a brand that values quality. Our name, KBO, stands for Killer Bike Option, and we strive to make our bikes the top choice for riders in terms of both quality and affordability. Additionally, we are committed to environmental protection and hope that our bikes can help you reduce your reliance on cars while also enjoying the benefits of cycling.
Our Breeze&Breeze ST electric bikes has become particularly popular among riders, and we decided to expand our offerings to include a new style of bike - the Oasis. With its vintage beach cruiser design and style, the Oasis allows you to enjoy the freedom of the outdoors while still fulfilling your daily commuting needs.
Design and Electric Technology of Oasis
The Oasis model is designed to pay tribute to the classic beach cruiser bike while incorporating modern technology and electric assistance for a truly unique and enjoyable riding experience.
The Oasis has step-over and step-thru model. The step-thru model features a low-step frame for easy mounting and dismounting, making it an ideal choice for riders with lower height. For other riders, the step-over’s frame offers a balance of comfort and sportiness, ensuring a smooth and efficient ride in an upright position.
One of the standout features of the Oasis model is its 3.0" wide brown side wall tires, which are designed for riding on all surfaces, including sand and other uneven terrain. These tires are also puncture-resistant, ensuring a reliable and durable riding experience.
The Oasis model is equipped with a powerful 500W motor and a 48V 15AH removable battery, allowing for up to 55 miles of assisted riding on a single charge. Additionally, the removable battery is seamlessly integrated into the frame for a clean and sleek look, while also allowing for easy charging and replacement.
The PAS (Pedal Assist System) provide multiple power modes: 0-3 level assist/throttle only/walk mode. The bike also features a Shimano 7-speed gear system, allowing for easy and smooth shifting between gears.
In addition to its performance features, the Oasis model also has a classic and stylish design. The swept-back handlebars and retro low-slung styling of the classic beach cruiser bike are synonymous with American beach culture, and the Oasis model pays tribute to this tradition. The bike also comes with a comfy beach cruiser-style saddle, making it a perfect choice for leisurely rides along the beach and boardwalk.
The Oasis model also equipped with a rack system that includes smart mounting points in the front and rear. This allows riders to easily add a variety of unique KBO accessories, such as baskets or panniers, to customize their ride according to their needs, preferences, or situations. The bike also features an integrated front and rear light system for added safety and visibility in low-light conditions.
The Oasis model truly embodies the perfect combination of vintage beach cruiser style and modern e-bike technology, providing riders with a comfortable, stylish, and efficient mode of transportation.
What’s the differences between Oasis and Breeze?
Frame Design: The Breeze model features a more traditional frame design, with a straight top tube and a sporty appearance. In contrast, the Oasis model has a more vintage, relaxed and low-slung frame design.
Handlebars: The Breeze model features straight handlebars, which provide a sportier, more aggressive riding position. In contrast, the Oasis model features swept-back handlebars that are reminiscent of the classic beach cruiser bike, providing a more relaxed and upright riding position.
Tires: The Oasis model features wider 26“x3.0" Anti-Puncture tires with brown side walls, which provide a more comfortable and stable ride on uneven surfaces, including sand and dirt roads. In contrast, the Breeze model has slightly narrower tires (27.5’’x2.4”) that are better suited for smooth roads and urban environments.
Battery: The Breeze model comes with a larger 16AH (768Wh) battery, which provides a longer range on a single charge. The Oasis model comes with a 15AH (720Wh) battery, which is still powerful but provides a slightly shorter range.
Color Options: The Breeze model is available in orange, white, and black color options, while the Oasis model is available in green, purple and black.
|Oasis Step Over
|Beach Cruiser Style
|Step-Thru Beach Cruiser Style
Where You Can See Vintage Beach Cruiser
The vintage beach cruiser bike has been featured in many films and television shows, including Pee-wee's Big Adventure. In the movie, Pee-wee Herman embarks on a wild adventure to find his stolen bike, which happens to be a vintage beach cruiser. The bike plays a central role in the film, serving as a symbol of Pee-wee's childhood and his connection to a simpler, carefree time.
Pee-wee's Big Adventure is just one example of how the vintage beach cruiser bike has become an iconic symbol in popular culture, representing freedom, youth, and leisure. These bikes are often associated with summer, the beach, and a laid-back lifestyle. They can be seen in films and television shows from the 1950s to the present day, and they continue to be a beloved part of American culture.
Aside from beach cruising, the Oasis electric bike is perfect for a variety of other scenarios. Its electric assist makes it ideal for commuting to work or running errands around town, allowing riders to cover longer distances with ease. The comfortable and upright riding position of the Oasis also makes it perfect for leisurely rides through parks or on bike paths.
The Oasis is also a great choice for outdoor adventures. Its wider tires and sturdy frame allow riders to tackle uneven terrain with ease, making it perfect for exploring off-road trails or venturing into the great outdoors. Its powerful motor and long battery life make it perfect for longer rides, ensuring that riders can explore to their heart's content without worrying about running out of power.
Overall, the Oasis electric bike is a versatile and enjoyable mode of transportation that is perfect for a wide variety of scenarios. Whether you're commuting to work, running errands around town, or exploring the great outdoors, the Oasis is the perfect choice for riders who want a comfortable and stylish ride that is reliable and environmentally friendly.
Integration of Vintage Beach Cruiser and Modern Lifestyle
The Oasis model inherited beach cruiser history and integrated with modern e-bike technology. This integration allows riders to enjoy the beauty and simplicity of a vintage beach cruiser bike while also enjoying the convenience and efficiency of a modern electric bike. The Oasis model is also environmentally friendly, allowing riders to reduce their reliance on cars and other forms of transportation, which can have a positive impact on the environment by reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
At KBO, we believe in providing high-quality and reliable e-bikes that are not only stylish and affordable but also environmentally friendly. We hope that the Oasis, another new folding ebike Compact, along with our other electric bike models, will become your first choice for transportation and adventure. Our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and style is exemplified in the Oasis model, which represents the perfect integration of classic design and powerful performance. Thank you for choosing KBO, and we look forward to helping you ride into a better future.