Sean Lupton Smith has been a nature-lover for years. Before he ever conceived EBC, he would devote hours at a time to playing sports, kayaking, doing yoga, and spending time outside with friends and family. Born and raised in South Africa, he appreciates the similar weather in Southern California where he currently lives. Today, his two greatest joys in life are his family and helping people stay healthy through E-biking.
The Birth of EBC
Before launching EBC, Smith owned 15 restaurants in Atlanta and Tennessee with over 500 employees. After retiring and moving to Southern California, he started doing yoga regularly and lost 100 pounds. This sparked his desire to help other people live a healthier lifestyle.
Smith’s priority was accessibility; he wanted to create a product or service that people of almost any age and physical ability could benefit from. When he learned that there are over 500 million people without transportation that rely solely on walking, he zeroed in on bicycles: “I am a big believer in mobility… Bicycles to me seem a logical solution to many problems.”
Originally intending to create a brand of mobile bikes, Smith’s plans changed when he got his first E-bike and fell in love with it. EBC would offer E-bikes that were reliable, low-maintenance, and classic yet affordable.
Smith traveled the world to learn about the best practices for building E-bikes and find the right materials. He then made the first two EBC models: Model S (the Step-Through) and Model C (the Classic). These bikes have been rated 5 stars by the top E-bike review in the U.S, naming them the best E-cruiser styles he has ever seen. He and his team have since gone on to design Model X, Model Y, Model M, and Model R. The Color Customizer program allows customers the ultimate control over their E-bikes by offering any color imaginable. With countless variations and customizations, and with in-house engineers are constantly striving for ultimate performance, it’s a perfect combination.
Above all his success, Smith values the team that has been built over the years. He says the future of EBC is bright because of them, who made his dreams possible.
Going into the future, Smith is eager to continue expanding the EBC brand and giving back to others. He continues to remember his origins in South Africa, and how to “reinvent the wheel” for local communities facing hardships.