Wheelström was born from the idea of making low-emission transport an affordable and easy option for everyone. This idea inspired us to create a basic range of well-designed and fun-to-ride electric bicycles, sold online.
By eliminating middlemen, and overseeing manufacturing and sales ourselves, we can offer quality electric bikes at sensible prices.
A Family Business
Wheelström is a real family business, founded by two sisters, Rina and Sara Raikamo.
Leading busy lives in the city, Rina and Sara have true understanding of the importance of getting efficiently from one place to another in the city during the day. This doesn’t only mean efficiency in terms of time and cost – but also in terms of environmental impact.
The idea of Wheelström came to life when Rina’s and Sara’s father – a lifelong entrepreneur who has always been fascinated by everything motorised – overheard the sisters discussing the challenges in their everyday life. Soon the e-bike company Wheelström was born!
Assembled by hand in Salo
The Wheelström e-bikes are designed in Finland and assembled by hand in Salo, Finland. The factory in Salo has a long tradition of assembling bikes, and this guarantees that our bikes are assembled with care.
The different parts on the bike are sourced from trusted and well-known manufacturers. Examples of these are Shimano gears and brakes, Bafang motors and Kenda tires. We get the bike parts mainly from China, where most bike component manufacturers have their production.
The e-bikes are sent directly to the customer from the factory in Salo, or to our Guideshop in Helsinki for pick-up.
Our Gran Amigo cargo e-bikes are also assembled by hand at our warehouse in Helsinki.