218: Going Electric

with Rob Rast

Rob Rast is an adrenaline junkie and new vegan! With the intention of creating environmentally-friendly products, he founded both Miles Board and FLX Bike. Through his eco-friendly research, Rob discovered the environmental impact of animal agriculture, which inspired him to go vegan.

In this episode, Rob talks all about bikes, boards and his accomplishments (and struggles) as a new vegan.

Rob: https://www.instagram.com/rob.rast/ 

Sources:
https://sites.psu.edu/perspectivesontheenvironment/2015/03/27/the-effects-of-automobiles-on-the-environment/ 

To enter giveaway, visit: http://robrast.com/win/ 

More about FLX Bike:

FLX was founded by launching on Indiegogo in 2016. Thousands of people around the world joined the movement, raising over $2 Million for bikes in just 60 days! They had to make so many beautiful bikes for FLX fans that they actually moved into the factory to personally oversee and inspect every detail of production. Since then FLX has developed new bikes, improving quality with every new production.

FLX Bike offers direct to consumer pricing on electric bikes that are designed by a team of passionate cyclists and engineers. We built a team to handle product development, manufacturing, customer service and all aspects of the business.

Attention to detail, awesome community, and quality components make FLX the best eBikes on the planet.

 

When you hit the throttle and feel a powerful electric motor propel you through the city and up steep hills, it's a magical feeling. We want to share that feeling with as many people as possible.

The bicycles are sold directly to you, compared to traditional electric bicycle companies who often have a distributer and retailer in the middle.

More about Miles Board:

Miles is powered by motors built right into the wheels. There are no belts to drag you down or break during a ride. You control stopping and going with a wireless remote. The carbon fiber deck is so thin that nobody will know there's a high capacity battery and smart computer hidden inside!  All this makes Miles the most portable (and sexiest) performance electric skateboard out there!

Great design. Lightweight. Built to last. HUGE power and range.

Miles is almost impossibly light. The Single is only 10.5 lbs, and Dual only 12.5 lbs, That means Miles has the best performance to weight ratio of any board out there! You don't need to let a bulky, heavy board slow you down any more. Miles is easy to carry and stow so you can take it with you wherever you go! 

Don't let the size fool you, the Miles Board has powerful brush-less motors right in the wheels. Accelerate to 22+ mph and feel the wind in your hair as you zoom past traffic.

Cruise through campus, hit the gym, shred with your friends. Spend more time riding and less time charging. 

No more walking up hills. Hit the throttle and fly up them instead. Climb grades up to 20% with enough speed to carve around just for fun. 

Skating is about pushing your limits.  Miles can take a beating and keep on cruising! If anything breaks, you can order a quick replacement from the Miles shop. 

The deck is made out of 100% Carbon Fiber giving it unmatched strength and a look that's guaranteed to turn heads!!

If you ride hard you'll encounter some puddles. The undercarriage is sealed and motors completely waterproof so you can ride through some puddles and cruise in light rain. 

Go ahead, ride across the state! Just swap in another battery when you run out of juice on the go. Bring the 99WH Airline Friendly Battery, and you'll be shredding foreign countries in no time. 

The Miles Dual sports an LCD Display that shows everything you need to know about your board!

  • Battery Life of Board and Remote

  • Odometer for the Current Trip and Lifetime of the board

  • Current Speed and Top Speed of the trip

  • Drive mode: Forward and Backwards

  • Speed Setting: Low and High

Most importantly, their support team and rider community are ready to help with any questions you might have!

 

References:
Pete Leaviss: https://www.instagram.com/peteleaviss/ 
FLX Bike: https://www.instagram.com/flx.bike/ 
Miles Board: https://www.instagram.com/milesboard/ 
Gamechangers: https://www.instagram.com/gamechangersmovie/ 

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