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Vails to endorse Currie e-bike

Published February 11, 2013
Nelson Vails on the Currie E3 Nitro

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — 1984 Olympic silver medalist cyclist Nelson Vails will endorse Currie Technologies' new eFlow E3 Nitro electric bike as the company supports the production of a full-length documentary about Vails' life and career.

“I’ve known Nelson since his early days of bike racing, when my Bike-Tech team from Philly would go up against his Toga team from New York,” said Larry Pizzi, Currie’s president.

“Nelson’s life story is amazing and cycling has played a huge part in his personal success. Nelson now works diligently to promote recreational cycling through his 'Go Ride with Nelly' program, something that started us thinking how well aligned our two visions had become. When Nelson test-rode our new eFlow pedal assist electric bike, he immediately saw an opportunity to extend our vision of getting more people on bikes to the millions of Americans that currently don’t ride a bike.”

Vails said he was "blown away" after riding the E3 Nitro.

“I had an idea that an e-bike was for the old or lazy folks, but this bike changed my perception. You ride the eFlow and, wow — it's so much fun. You can get all the exercise you want with the assist to help overcome the hard stuff, if and when you need it. The best part is that you are outside, enjoying the pleasures of bike riding. It literally makes you feel like a kid again.”

Currie Technologies has agreed to become a title sponsor of the Vails documentary being produced by Scott Q. Nguyen. Currie will also partner with Vails to support his recreational cycling events throughout the year and to promote the launch of the eFlow E3 Nitro.

Vails will also make an appearance at this week's Intebike Electric Bike Demo Event in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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