The idea started when Brent Lechtenberg and a close friend attended a Eurobike conference in Germany back in 2014. There, they met and established relationships with company heads of brands we continue to carry today. Brent returned with a vision of opening an electric bike store in Bountiful, Utah. Named after the Great Western Trail where Brent spent many years riding bikes of all kinds, Great Western E-Bikes was established in Spring of 2015. Due to the increasing popularity and growing industry, the business has expanded twice.
In 2021, the team welcomed Christian Costlow as the new owner. He plans to continue the growth and development of Great Western E-Bikes with the mission and goal of "changing lives one E-bike at a time". We are committed to getting everyone and anyone out on any surface riding and riding again. In addition to our mission, we wish to introduce and promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and physical abilities. E-bikes add to the exhilaration of bike riding and can take you to new heights, conquer more trails, and maximize the fun!
We love assisting customers in getting a bike to match their lifestyle. We have several ways to customize e-bikes into the perfect fit for you.
Why Buy Local?
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
The Great Western E-Bike Guarantee
$300 - $500 of value you don't get when buying a bike online
Bike assembly and tune ($100 value)
Custom set up and fit ($50 value)
One free break-in tune within the first 3 months ($50 value)
Software updates free for the life of the bike ($80 value/update)
10% discount on accessories purchased with bike(s)
10% off retail on a bike rack purchased with bike(s)
Free installation of accessories purchased with bike(s) ** ($60/hour)
All manufacturer warranties included at no cost ($150 value)
Specialize solely in e-bikes (greater knowledge base)
More variety and larger inventory
Local support and excellent customer service
** Specific accessories excluded
Christian Costlow, Owner
In 2021, Christian Costlow purchased Great Western and has a passion for our business. By way of beginnings in life, he is the son of a Navy pilot Vietnam veteran. He has lived in Johnstown, PA, Narragansett, RI, two year stint in Provo, grew up mostly in Houston, TX, reared a family in Tampa (Lithia), FL the last 15 years and now a resident of Utah for the second time, this time in Spanish Fork(temporarily).
Once upon a time and many moons ago as a youth, he lived in Provo while his father was an MBA student at BYU. Some of the fondest moments there were fishing the Provo, skiing Sundance, Snowbird, Alta, Park West (possible giveaway in age) and Park City. He has been married to Camille Costlow for 24 years and has four children, from oldest to youngest: Andrew, Hannah (Kegan), Joshua, and Simon. Now, nearly all residents of the great state of Utah.
He attended the University of Texas-Austin and graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Business Administration degree with focus in Finance. After a career in Healthcare, owning and operating other small businesses, he believes in the future of the electric bicycle movement and that it will change and improve lives. More importantly, he believes in Brent and Ellen and what they put into motion in 2014 following their passion to create Great Western E-bikes.
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Find your dream bike today and visit us for a test ride. We'll ensure that you're on the right bike to meet your needs and the right frame size for a comfortable, safe cycling experience.