Specialized Turbo Levo Electric Mountain Bikes – [VIDEO & PICS]

Specialized Levo electric mountain bike fat tireSpecialized recently rocked the electric bike world with the announcement of their new Turbo Levo line of electric mountain bikes!

In typical Specialized fashion they have designed the Levo bikes with a bunch of innovative features.

One of the standout features is the “Smart Control” in the Mission Control smartphone app (available for both iPhone and Android phones) that should eliminate range anxiety.

You can tell the bike where you are riding and the app will adjust how much power the bike is providing to make sure you can finish your ride without [Read More…]

e-Bike Cycle Tourists’ Battery Usage and Charging

DSC01800By Gary Corbett.

Since heading off on our cycling adventure to set a new world record for the longest ever e-bike journey, we have been contacted by many people interested in completing their own, if not somewhat shorter, e-bike tour.

And without doubt the most common question asked is how we manage to charge our Haibike e-bike batteries on a daily basis.

Prior to setting out on our trip the question of battery charging, as is the case with many of the people who have contacted us, was a real concern. [Read More…]

Shimano Sponsors “The Circuit” at Interbike

raleigh misceo electric mid driveShimano is serious about electric bikes and to make that point they recently stepped up to become the presenting sponsor of “The Circuit”, which is a new e-bike and conventional bike indoor test track at Interbike.

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the Americas and it will be held this year at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on September 16-18.

I recently had a chance to talk with Dustin Brady who is in charge of marketing for Shimano in North America to learn more about their focus on the electric bike market. [Read More…]

E-Biking Around Lake Constance and Along the Alsace Wine Route [VIDEO]

e-bike cycle tourists  2By Gary Corbett.

What a week of discovery it has been for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists.

After deciding we didn’t have enough time left to cycle to Vienna on EuroVelo 6 as planned due to visa restrictions imposed by the Schengen Agreement, the decision was made to cycle around Lake Constance and then return to France to cycle the famed Wine Route in Alsace. [Read More…]

How to Start Commuting on an Electric Bike – Best Strategies You Need to Know!

Omni Wheel bikeBy David Rodenhiser.

One of the many things people consider when making a lifestyle change is how to make their commute to work simpler and less of a hassle.

They think: wouldn’t it be great to eliminate the pain of being stuck in traffic and then parking your car. The expense of gas, maintenance, tolls and parking.

Or waiting for public transit and making connections that slow [Read More…]