• Don't worry about the destination.

    ENJOY THE JOURNEY​

    Where will your MerryGold EBike take you?

  • The Team Behind These BIKES!

    Mr. Dunn

    Avid Rider/Owner of 171 Electric Bike Co.

     

    I personally have ridden 13000km over 6 years researching, repairing, learning from mistakes, & becoming very familiar with these 2 re- branded Ebikes and Chinese Ebikes in general.

     

    What I wanted and what I got were not always the same, resulting in additional costs to make the Ebike suitable just to ride & for all Canadian seasons.

     

    When I began my search for an innovative leader in the Ebike world, a friend advised me to “import a Ebike at a low price”. But I had other ideas.I sought a manufacturer that would turn out “the best Ebike in the world regardless of cost”. I require durability, reliability, style, proven technologies, a verified electric bike manufacturer and brand name bike components. This is why I ONLY sell Merry Gold Ebikes!

    Merry Gold

    Manufacturer

    Established in 2005, Changzhou Merry Gold Machinery & Electronic Co., Ltd. AKA (Also Known As) Merry Gold are committed to manufacturing high-quality electric bicycles at reasonable prices. Which has made them one of the top five manufacturers of electric bikes in China.

     

    Merry Gold is equipped with the latest state of the art testing, measuring, assembling, and painting equipment. Merry Gold has been honoured to OEM for some of the top brands in the world. Kenda, Tektro, Shimano, Zoom, Promax, Maxxis, Velo, 8Fun, Samsung, etc.

     

    Merry Gold's innovation and commitment to excellence ensures you will enjoy the benefits of our commitment to quality, service, and innovation, knowing that Merry Gold is a partner standing firmly with you today and in the future.

  • About Our Company

    Welcome to 171 Electric Bike Co.'s storefront, where your electric bike journey is just a start to new adventures!

    Cutting Edge

    171 Electric Bike Co. has strived to seek out a manufacturer that will provide top line Ebike's at an economical cost. With personal experience, we have found the current North America Ebike market is a mass of re-branded Ebikes from China and some of those manufacturers value profit and quantity over quality.

     

    After several years researching and talking to manufacturers, 171 Electric Bike Co. has partnered with Changzhou Merry Gold Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. to provide you with top of the line electric bicycles. We have negotiated and road tested their product (in Canada). Merry Gold Electric Bikes has incorporated the KISS ("keep it simple silly") method for the backyard mechanics. Also, Merry Gold has made it so simple to maintain their bikes that you require minimal to no mechanical experience. We stand behind the Merry Gold electric bikes and are happy to supply them to you!

     

  • Maintenance &

    Quality Control

    All 171 Ebikes are designed for the backyard mechanic , using You-Tube, the correct tools and common sense.

     

    171 Ebike is dedicated to providing a quality product by putting all product through a rigorous staged approach of quality control.

     

    Every Merry Gold Ebike goes through 2 levels of Quality Control:

    • Merry Gold in China
    • 171Ebike in Canada (road tested in Canada,
    • by a Certified Mechanic Technologist)

     

    The road test is to ensure the frame is straight, the rims are straight, the tires will inflate, the brakes and shifter work, as well as the battery, controller and motor, are all working.

     

     

     

    OUT OF THE BOX & GO

    TOUCH GREEN

     

     

     

     

    We're Always Listening

    Every Merry Gold Ebike comes with a serial number stamped on the bicycle frame. Upon purchasing that serial number will be through email for warranty purposes.

     

    If you have any other concerns, questions and/or warranty issues don't delay, please contact via email.

     

    WARRANTY

    12 MONTHS

    We do the last quality testing to ensure all our products are top notch before shipping them out to our customers.


    However, if the product does not meet the quality of expectations we do offer a comprehensive warranty program for the battery, controller, motor, speed sensor & display.

  • HUMMER

    Frame: 6061 Alloy Al.
    Handlebar & Stem: ZOOM, Alloy Al.
    Tire & Tube: KENDA Juggernaut Sport (26x4.0)
    Derailleur: Shimano 7 Speed
    Brake: F-disc, R-disc Tektro
    Motor: 500W rear high speed brushless with gear
    Controller: Intelligent
    Battery: 48V13AH Lithium
    Charger: AC 100V-240V

    PAS: 5 levels
    Display: LCD

    ( shows - speed, distance, battery capacity, odometer )​
    Saddle; Post: PROMAX Al. Suspension
    Range: 52KM (no pedalling)
    Speed:0-32KMH

     

    Steel Fenders & Rear Carrier SOLD SEPARATELY

     

    Available in MANY COLOURS

    BEACH CRUISER

     

    Frame: 6061 Alloy Al.
    Handlebar&Stem: ZOOM, Alloy Al.
    Tire&Tube: KENDA
    Derailleur: Shimano 6 Speed
    Brake: F-disc, R-disc Tektro
    Motor:350W rear high speed brushless with gear
    Controller: Intelligent

    Charge time: 5-6 hours (full)
    Battery: 36V 10AH Lithium
    Charger: AC 100V-240V

    PAS: 5 levels
    Display: LCD

    (Display shows - speed, distance, battery capacity, odometer)​
    Range: 35 KM (no pedalling)
    Speed:0-25 KM/H

     

    Fenders & Rear Carrier SOLD SEPARATELY

     

    Available in TWO STYLES and

    MANY COLOURS

    Foldable E-biEke

    Frame: Aluminium alloy, folding

    Front fork: normal steel

    Wheel: 20'*1.95 tires

    Saddle post: folding steel

    Derailleur: SHIMANO 6-speed

    Mudguard: alloy ones

    Rear carrier: steel one

    Brake: F-V brake/R servo brake

    Motor: 36V 250W brushless with gear

    Battery: 36V 10AH Lithium


    OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE

    City E-bike

    Frame: Alloy 6061

    Motor: 250W brushless with gear;

    Battery : Rear rack 36V 10.4Ah Samsung Cell Li

    Throttle: FT76X

    Tire: 26"*1.90" with reflect sides

    Derailleur: Shimano inner 3

    Brake: F disc brake, R V brake

    Front fork: Steel suspension

    Chain wheel: Lasco alloy one;

    Handler Bar: ZOOM alloy one;

     

     

    OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE

    Scooter

    We carry a selected amount electric scooters, for specifics we can provide a quote of what we have in inventory.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some of our asked questions relating to electric bikes.

    We try to give as much information as possible about our electric bikes, but it's difficult to fit in every single question to our site. If something is not answered below, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via EMAIL.

    1) What are the advantages of electric bicycles?

     

    Merry Gold Electric bicycles have many advantages, such as:

    • they can get you to places quicker, 
    • instead of the car, take your Ebike for lottery tickets'
    • you can wear whatever you want and without the sweat, 
    • you can carry more on an e-bike 
    • you'll have more control and confidence when riding on the road, 

     

    2) Why buying new versus build your own?

     

    Besides saving countless hours figuring out and building an electric bike? Absolutely!

    One of the key benefits is that ready made electric bikes are designed from the ground up. That means that all the bike components, electric and otherwise, are made to work well together. Everything was tested before it was packed in a box and shipped to your dealer. Even frames are made to carry the wiring inside of the frame tubes, making the bike a lot more waterproof and elegant.

    On top of that, if you ever encounter any problems, your MerryGold authorised dealer will be happy to assist and answer any questions. Whereas when you build a bike from multiple components, you are basically on your own.

    Electric bikes are still a fairly new product and while the maintenance required is fairly small, things can still go wrong.

    Your MerryGold dealer is their to assist you.

    3) Hill climbing/ riding into the wind

     

    That may sound obvious, but it's the primary advantage. A good electric bike effectively flattens hills, riding into the wind is a 'breeze', increasing your average speed and eliminating the 'UGH' factor when a steep hill comes into view. Provided you supply a reasonable amount of effort, you can expect to climb hills on an electric bicycle with ease, and clear a maximum gradient of 30 degrees, or more.

     

    4) Safety

     

    It sounds unlikely, doesn't it? But the math is compelling. Think of a steep and busy road, with cars climbing at 60km/hr. If you previously struggled up the hill at 6km/hr, but can tackle the same gradient at 20km/hr with an electric bicycle, you will see fewer cars. Whatever the figures, there's no doubt that an electric bicycle helps to keep you out of danger. The same applies to intersections – the faster your acceleration, the sooner you can get out of trouble.

     

    5) Cost

     

    Purchase cost is higher to a conventional bicycle, mechanical wear and tear is unlikely to cost more, and electricity is so cheap as to be largely irrelevant, but there is an extra expense in terms of battery depreciation. Consequently, an electric bicycle costs more to run – typically $0.04-$0.08 per km against $0.03 per km for a conventional bicycle. However, electric bicycle running costs should really be compared with those of a moped, or a car, when the electric bicycle replaces car mileage. With cars costing $0.50-$0.80 per km, an electric bicycle can save a great deal of money.

     

    6) Personal Fitness

     

    Surely a conventional bicycle will keep you fitter? That, of course, this will depend on how much – if at all – you use it. Research has found that 46% of conventional bikes are used only once or twice a week, with a further 30% being used once every two weeks, or even less. By contrast, a recent survey of electric bicycle owners reveals that a third ride their bike at least once a day and 81% use the bike at least once a week. Because riding an electric bicycle is a great deal more enjoyable in hilly country, into strong winds, or when carrying heavy loads, users tend to make better use of them. The motor provides up to half the effort, but more regular use means more exercise for the rider.

     

    7) No Sweat!

     

    Sweat may not be a serious issue when you're out for a leisure ride, but it's more important if you're cycling to work. Although some employers are rather grudgingly providing showers and other facilities for cyclists, the great majority have no intention of doing so. An electric bicycle eliminates the problem at source. In hot weather, it's possible to maintain a normal schedule by transferring a bit more load to the electric motor. In colder weather – just use the pedal assist - or in need of exercise – PEDAL

     

    8) Clean & Green

     

    Electric bicycles obviously consume energy, where a conventional bicycle does not. However, the amount of energy used is very small compared to a moped, motorcycle or car. The only consumables are the batteries, and these have to be recycled when life-expired. As for energy use, electric bicycles typically consume fuel at an average rate of 100 to 150 watts of electrical energy, against 15,000 or so for a car (admittedly travelling much faster). In terms of fuel consumption, an electric bicycle achieves about 290 – 700 kilometre/litre. No other commercially available vehicle can match figures of this kind. If it's hard to place these numbers in your own lifestyle, think of a 100 watt electric light bulb burning unnecessarily for an evening – that's enough energy to propel an electrically-assisted bike for 35-70 km...

     

    9) Faster travel

     

    In theory, a car can average a high speed, but in practice speed often falls below 15km/hr in cities. The problem is congestion – motorcycles get around this to some extent, but they're still confined to the road network. An electric bicycle can maintain a higher average speed than a bicycle but take advantage of the same network of cycle facilities, giving ready access to areas that cars and motorcycles cannot reach. The result is often a faster door-to-door journey time than any other mode.

    10) Why is Merry Gold better than traditional modes of transportation?

     

    A lot of people are finding commuting on an electric bike a much more economical way to travel. Some also prefer the eBike experience to that than a car. Sure there will be maintenance on an ebike however it will only be a fraction of the cost associated to a car.

     

    Interested in finding out the price comparison between gas and ebike electric use, here a link....

     

    11) How do I maintain my Merry Gold?

     

    In general, wear and tear on a Merry Gold Electric Bikes in comparison to an average bike is much the same. People often think that an electric bike is going to cost an arm and a leg to maintain / service, but this is not the case. Most components are generic between eBikes, and standard bikes are very similar so they can be maintained the same way.

     

    To reduce the running costs, you simply need to clean it, keep the tires inflated, lubing the chain/cables, charging the battery properly. Doing these few simple items will help to extend your Merry Gold lifespan.

     

    It’s also recommended to service any bike annually to keep it in shape!

    That's why I recommend using your MerryGold dealer for any work, but more importantly

    the annual tune-up.

     

     

    12) Do electric bikes break more often than regular bikes?

     

    Electric bikes DO NOT break more often than their traditional counterparts. On a typical electric bike, 80% of all of the components are standard bicycle components anyway – remember it’s still a bike.

    Most of the components that make up the electric part are fairly maintenance free nowadays. There aren’t a lot of moving parts in an average electric motor. The modern brushless motors can have very few parts that can wear out (such as brushes on the older brushed motors). The batteries from good quality manufacturers such as Panasonic, Samsung, LG and others, can last for years with just a bit of care.

    On a good electric bike(MERRYGOLD), the electric part may just outlast the bike part.

     

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    North America: 1-844-378-8742

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  • Stats at a glance

    We let the results speak for themselves.

    The Silver & Black Ebike pictured are still used today by my friends and I.

     

    What I wanted and what I got were not always the same, resulting in additional costs (as shown below) to make the Ebike suitable just to ride & for all Canadian seasons.

    .

    I personally have ridden 11000km over 4 years researching, repairing, learning from mistakes, & becoming very familiar with these 2 re-branded Ebikes and Chinese Ebikes in general.

     

    I demand quality, the latest technology, a proven Ebike manufacturer, name brand components and above all a

    road tested product (in Canada) before shipping.

     

    That is why I ONLY sell Merry Gold Ebikes with the

    Trademarked Merry Gold Logo.

     

     

     

    Silver Ebike

    2011 Model

    Spent on upgrades $670

    Over 8500km so far.

    NEEDS MORE TORQUE

    NOT SUITABLE FOR WINTER DRIVING

     

    Black Ebike 

    2014 Model

    Spent on repairs, manf. defect $548.16

    Over 2500km so far.

    BAD BATTERY PLACEMENT

    NOT SUITABLE FOR WINTER DRIVING

     

    Silver Ebike

    2011 model

    Mountain Bike Style 26";

    36V/350W brushless & gearless rear hub motor;

    36V/10Ah Lithium Battery;

    Front Brake: V-Brake;

    Rear Brake: Drum Brake;

    7 speed;

    No power assist levels;

    No name tires;

    Garbage front light;

    Garbage front shocks;

    (Rockshock Upgrade in picture)

    No intelligent controller;

    Back wheel removal a nightmare.

     

    Black Ebike 

    2014 Model

    Mountain Bike Style 26";

    48V/500W brushless geared rear hub motor;

    48V/12Ah Manganese- Lithium Battery;

    Front Brake: 180mm Tektro Hydraulic Disc;

    Rear Brake: 180mm Tektro Hydraulic Disc;

    21 speed;

    5 power assist levels;

    No name tires;

    Garbage front light;

    Omega Hydraulic front shocks;

    Back wheel plug & play (old style connectors).