The Sonic Stomper has been a long time coming.  We set out to design our own eBike.  The majority of competing companies rebrand a generic bike, which can be good or bad. We didnt want to be the same as everyone else, and that is when the Sonic Stomper SS was born.

Over the last 2 years we have cut our teeth making eBikes.  We have converted our own bikes.  We have converted other brands into eBikes. Through it all, we have learned what makes for a good bike, and how many fall short.

One of the main keys is the frame.  With a motor, and added speed, the frame becomes the most important design aspect of the bike.  When a frame is underbuilt, the sheer torque of an electric motor will cause the frame to twist and contort.  If you compare any of our frames to the competition, you will see the frame tubing is significantly oversize, and is not round.  Overall, our tubing dimensions are nearly 3 times larger, which increases the strength and torsional rigidity significantly.

Our geometry is a bit different as well.  We run a 67.5 head tube angle, similar to a downhill suspension bike.  At speed, this helps with stability, and slows down steering inputs to inspire confidence.  A twitchy bike can work against you.

Additionally, we worked to integrate the battery into our frame.  From a security standpoint, this is better, but aesthetically, it looks so much better.  All of the cabling is housed in the frame as well.

The Sonic is truly a purpose built eBike from the ground up!

While most of our competition chooses a rear hub motor, we opted for a mid drive system from Bafang.  The smoothness of using a mid drive is unmatched.  And just like a car, we feel that it is better to use the existing drivetrain to push power through, rather than a hub.  You get significantly more torque, and you can use the various gear ratios to fine tune speed, or your efficiency.

On our SS model, we utilize TRP Zurich eBike specific brakes.  We felt it was important that the right brakes went onto the best cruiser eBike on the market! Disc brakes are a must on any eBike, the added stopping power inspires confidence.  We went a step further with the Zurich model over our normal Tektro hydraulic brakes. The Zurich is a 4 piston brake, where many brakes are either a 1 or 2 piston version.

A bike in this category should be simple to operate.  Effectively keep the battery charged, air in the tires and you are good to go.  That is why we use a Sturmey Archer internal gear hub.  This 3 speed hub is simple and strong.  It features the equivalent upper and lower gear ratios of any 7 speed system, and that is enough to get you up most hills, and achieve top speeds approaching 30 mph!

Ergonomics

One thing that everyone loves about our bikes is the ergonomics.  We get tired of leaning over, with numb hands and and uncomfortable seat.  First off we feature one of the best seats for cruisers on the market.  This quilted saddle features multiple layers of foam, so it has just the right density.  Additionally, it has two rubber elastomer shocks built in as well.  All this makes for a comfortable sitting position.

From there, the dimensions of our bike try to position your shoulders directly above your hips.  We help that with our BMX style rise bars.  These provide just over 7″ of height, and are fairly wide as well.  The Sonic features a MTB style direct mount stem and a 31.8 bar size.  So it is light weight and strong.  The cross bar is there for looks, but also to support the bars for added strength.

We feature CNC billet platform pedals that are color coded to the bike model.  Not only do these look sharp, they also support your feet and prevent slippage.

Conclusion

When we completed the design of the Sonic Stomper, we wanted to make sure that we built a bike that we wanted.  It had to be strong, fast, comfortable and easy to ride.  Test ride one today, and you too will find how great this bike is!

Yes, our new CAD drawings are done! Small changes mean so much in making the perfect eBike.  Just like they used to say, this is not your father’s eBike…..

Like a number of manufacturers, they believed that all they needed to do was slap a motor on a bike and their engineering was done.  Many are finding now that there is more to an ebike.  Integrating a motor or battery is not simple.  We worked hard just on getting better ground clearance.  To have a high wattage motor, at this time you need a larger case for the motor.  Until motors improve further to produce higher wattage in smaller cases, we will have to contend with specific bike designs.  And, we love our fat tire beach cruisers for that purpose.  It is an incredible e-Bike platform.

Updates include:

  • A more secure integrated battery
  • Better ground clearance
  • An even stronger fork
  • Soul Fast tires that are 35% lighter than our current tires
  • Improved Tektro brakes

Visit the Sonic page, and fill out the contact form so you can receive future updates.

In a push to add more dealers to the Soul network,Bike Craze of Anaheim, California has become an authorized Soul dealer.  Soul has been actively seeking Southern California dealers for our fat tire beach cruisers.  Bike Craze chose Soul due to its long history in SoCal, as well as a great platform for electric conversions.

Adding beach cruiser bicycles to any bike dealer makes sense.  When camping, or perhaps riding the bike paths, commuting around on a beach cruiser is a low impact transportation that allows safe movement in busy areas.  The same goes with campgrounds, the beach and other popular recreational activities.

Soul works hard to deliver great beach cruisers that are simple to maintain, look great and are easy to ride.  The wide stance on the STOMPER fat tire beach cruiser makes balancing at low speeds super easy- to the point that on test rides it is the first thing mentioned!

Check out a Soul Beach Cruisers at:

Bike Craze

1171 N Kraemer Blvd,

Anaheim, CA 92806

(714) 744-0266

www.bikecraze.com

In a push to add more dealers to the Soul network, Stockton Honda Yamaha of Stockton, California has become an authorized Soul dealer.  This is our first dealer in the San Joaquin Valley for our fat tire beach cruisers.  Stockton Honda Yamaha chose Soul because of our close ties in the motorsports industry. Soul’s color schemes coincide perfectly for their existing customers to add to their collections of favorite bikes.

Adding bicycles to a motorcycle dealer makes sense.  When camping, or perhaps at the track, cruising around on a beach cruiser is a low impact transportation that allows safe movement in busy areas.  The same goes with campgrounds and other popular recreational activities.

Soul works hard to deliver great beach cruisers that are simple to maintain, look great and are easy to ride.  The wide stance on the STOMPER fat tire beach cruiser makes balancing at low speeds super easy- to the point that on test rides it is the first thing mentioned!

Check out a Soul Beach Cruisers at:

Stockton Honda Yamaha

3295 Ad Art Rd

Stockton, CA 95215

https://www.stocktonhondayamaha.com/

(209) 931-7940

What it took to get to the top with Jim Decker. Heart & Soul is the cruiser lifestyle he developed.

 

Meet Jim Decker of Soul Beach Cruisers in Tempe

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jim Decker.

Jim, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My passion for bicycles started back in the 70’s when my dad introduced BMX racing to me at the young age of 6. What started off as a father son fun day at the race track on Sundays quickly turned into something big. By 8, I was building Mongooses & Red Line bikes after school at my local sponsor shop, Broadway Bicycles in Tucson, AZ. At the age of 9, I was picked up by Scot Breithaupt’s FMF BMX team that was later transformed into SE Racing.

My BMX racing talent led me to motocross where I raced in both Ponca City and Loretta Lynn’s National MX events. Followed by a variety of MTB, Jet Ski and off road desert racing. I made my mark in the Go Ped market in the late 90’s as the local race director, racer, and designer of many Go Ped products.

In 2011 I decided to get back into the bicycle industry. I took on the task of designing a true stand out premium performance beach bike that clearly separates itself from all others. My STOMPER’s are a celebration of my BMX, MX and design history that flows into my unique frames and forks along with my long term love of biking.

Fast forward to 2018 and I’m now producing the world’s best premium performance beach cruisers with over 10,000 sold. I’ll keep developing innovative ideas that will always keep Soul at the top of the industry.

Ride the Soul lifestyle ~ Jim Decker

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Smooth? Not by any means. If it was, everyone would be doing it. Balancing out life and work has been my latest struggle. I’ve been through it all to get to the top and now staying here takes a lot to manage. My life revolves around my business and it’s hard to find quality time for myself and family.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Soul Beach Cruisers – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I specialized in premium built beach cruiser style bicycles. I’m known for my customer service and attention to detail. This is what makes Soul stand out and I’m very proud of that. When you step into my shop or visit my website you know you’ve found something very unique. I get letters and emails from all around the world thanking me on how awesome their Soul bikes are and how many complements them get when out riding it. It’s like owning a super car. Not everyone has one. This is what clearly sets me apart from all others.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Very big changes are in line for Soul. Top secret and I can’t elaborate on right now but can tell you we will be on the leading edge for the world to see. My new electric line of cruiser bikes are next for my development and continued success.

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People ask where did MadJimi come from? Why Team Issue?

I wanted to customize a bike to match my rig. The famous MAD JIM truck, iconic Team Issue edition STOMPER and the smokin’ hot Soul model looking good.  Immediately it took off and I had to make more!  MadJimi and the Team Issue is here to stay…

The Soul fat tire STOMPER undoubtedly continues to crush the competition. Mad styling and premium performance components.

Soul – The King of Fat Beach Cruisers.

But what’s hotter: The truck, STOMPER or the model? :)