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Modern Electric Bicycles


The best bikes from the heart of Silicon Valley

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Modern Electric Bicycles


The best bikes from the heart of Silicon Valley

 

Ride faster, go farther,

and have more fun than ever before.

 Designed and engineered in the heart of Silicon Valley, we've created a bike that lets you fly, without breaking a sweat. This is the Karmic Experience.

With a powerful mid-engined drive and the latest in battery technology, the Karmic Koben is the only ride you'll need for life in the modern city. 

 
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Karmic Owners


We love our customers and Karmic owners love their bikes. Here are a few quotes from our happy riders. How will you feel about your Koben?

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Karmic Owners


We love our customers and Karmic owners love their bikes. Here are a few quotes from our happy riders. How will you feel about your Koben?

Yes, I am still LOVING my bike! I ride almost every day and am totally one with the bike. It gives me the perfect ride up to UCSC. I doubt I could ever go back to a conventional bike.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Karmic Koben S!
— Robert O. (Santa Cruz)
I absolutely love my Karmic Koben! It’s unbelievably easy to ride and it’s so fast and fun. Just thinking about it makes me smile. It has given me a new way to explore around town and makes me feel like a kid again.

Its the new love of my life. It just makes me really happy.
— Cindy K. (Palo Alto)
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A Karmic Experience


The Karmic Experience is unlike anything else on the road. We've designed the Koben to be simple and intuitive. You've got to try it for yourself.

Schedule a demo in our San Francisco office or Palo Alto garage.

Try a Koben

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A Karmic Experience


The Karmic Experience is unlike anything else on the road. We've designed the Koben to be simple and intuitive. You've got to try it for yourself.

Schedule a demo in our San Francisco office or Palo Alto garage.

Try a Koben

The first thing people ask is, "What is an ebike?" We like to think its the best bike for everyone. With a modern design and the latest in battery technology, the old days of poorly made, heavy, ugly, electric bicycles are over. Now this is a proper ebike.

The second question is, "What makes Karmic better?" Everything. We've thought deeply about the rider before we even start designing. The Koben's high torque mid-motor feels supernatural, like you've got bionic legs. The Karmic battery has 45 miles of real-world range, so you can ride daily, without worry.

You control the boost to give a constant tailwind, or a hill-leveling amount of power. Our Koben S model adds a CVT transmission befitting a modern electric vehicle. The NuVinci N380 allows smooth shifts under power, with a wide gear range to fly on the flats or crush your local climbs. This is what freedom feels like.

While others want to compare numbers and spec, we think about it from a different angle. It is all about the Karmic Experience. How does it make you feel? Where do you want to go today? What will you do next? Don't just ride a bike, Be Karmic.

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The Karmic Garage


We started in a small garage just down the road from Tesla Motors. Companies that started in a Palo Alto shed include Google and HP. 

We hope our bikes find a home in your garage one day.

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The Karmic Garage


We started in a small garage just down the road from Tesla Motors. Companies that started in a Palo Alto shed include Google and HP. 

We hope our bikes find a home in your garage one day.

Hong Quan

Founder & CEO

Hong builds bikes & startups. After a decade helping Founders build their companies, Hong followed his heart and started Karmic Bikes. The mission is to get more people riding, and to share the love of cycling that's been part of Hong's life for the last two decades. We will be building Karmic for the next two decades.

Tim Chin

Chief Technology Officer 

Tim has been commuting by bike since second grade. He has a PhD related to lithium ion batteries, so electric bikes is an obvious marriage of his passion and education. Tim has worked with a few electric vehicle personal transportation companies prior to Karmic and is often the voice of pragmatism on the team.

Joe Yang

Chief Operations Officer

Joe loves bringing crazy ideas to life, creating new categories like fat bikes. Joe has worked with brands including Surly, Salsa and All-City as their supply chain expert in Taiwan. His hands-on experience and deep bicycle industry relationships and roots ensures Karmic Bikes manufacturing is world-class.