Haibike XDURO FS RX Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Haibike FS RX trail 4A truly worthy off road electric bike has landed here in the US and it’s name is the Haibike XDURO FS RX!

The FS RX features the advanced Bosch Performance mid drive e-bike system, 120mm of front and rear suspension, a hydroformed aluminum frame, a solid mix of components (RockShox, Fox, Shimano, DT Swiss,  etc.) and the 27.5″ wheel size.

At $5,200 this is not an inexpensive bike but it does offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Make sure you check out part 1 of this review with a video, large detailed pictures and specifications of the Haibike FS RX to get familiar with this e-bike.

In this second part of the full review (more…)

Folding Electric Bikes Guide

gocycle folding electric bike

Folding electric bikes are very convenient if you travel a lot, use multiple forms of transportation, or if you want a bike that can be stored in a small place.

It is amazing how small some of these folding e-bikes can be when they are completely folded up!

Folders are great when combined with other forms of transportation like the bus, subway, train, ferry/boat, taxi, car, etc.

They are also handy if you have limited storage areas at home or work.

To give you some ideas on the different types of electric folding bikes out there, I have put together this guide. (more…)

E-Bike News: “Power Lanes”, Brouhaha E-Trailer, New Specialized Turbo’s, Carbon Haibike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Flitzbike e-bike.

Flitzbike e-bike.

Gates Carbon Drive just posted some pictures of the bikes that they will be displaying at the upcoming Eurobike show.

The Flitzbike shown here has a Pinion gear box (in the bottom bracket), Gates belt, and rear wheel hub motor.

Imagine electric bikes that are electrified by “power lanes” instead of batteries…..an interesting new design concept for commuter e-bikes.

Specialized is introducing 2 new Turbo models: the Turbo 25 and the Turbo 25 X.  These appear to be (more…)

New Optibike Pioneer Allroad & City Mid Drive Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

Optibike Pioneer City electric bike

Optibike Pioneer City electric bike

The folks at Optibike have been hard at work bringing 2 new mid drive models to their high end line up of e-bikes.

The new Pioneer Allroad and Pioneer City are some of the more affordable Optibike’s.

At $2,795 the mountain bike style Allroad features the 500 watt  Optibike mid drive motor and a 37V 10.5ah lithium downtube battery.

The City is a step thru commuter style e-bike with the same 500 watt mid drive motor and a 37V 10ah lithium rack mounted battery priced at $2,995.

First of all let’s checkout the Allroad.  (more…)

European Electric Bike Tour: In The Fields of Flanders – Part 4

European electric bike tour Grant 1This is a guest post from Grant Walter who is currently touring Europe on his electric bike. Make sure you checkout Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

It’s August 4, exactly one hundred years since World War 1 started, and I’m in a small Belgian town called Diksmuide.

The ride here was simply beautiful – a (very flat) paved towpath along the Kanaal Ieper – IJzer, lined with trees, passing through idyllic rural scenery.

It’s so peaceful that it’s beyond comprehension that 100 years ago this was the front line of a particularly sordid conflict; we’ve all seen the (more…)

Haibike XDURO FS RX Video, Pictures, & Specs

Haibike FS RX electric mountain bike 1

The Haibike Xduro FS RX electric mountain bike is a solid off road machine with the new 350 watt Bosch Performance mid drive system, 120 mm of front and rear suspension (RockShox & Fox), and a health mix of Shimano SLX components.

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the FS RX.

The Haibike XDURO FS RX is priced at (more…)

Denny: The “All in – Just Ride” Electric Bike: Oregon Manifest [VIDEO]

TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle states that Denny is a bicycle “that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider”, or put another way “All in – Just Ride”.

Denny is a concept electric bike that is (more…)

The New 2015 OHM Cycles XS750 Trail Electric Bike [VIDEO]

2015 OHM Cycles XS 750 electric bike 4

The 2015 electric bikes are starting to roll out!

OHM Cycles just announced their new and improved 2015 Sport XS750 multi-purpose trail bike.

It features the new 500 watt BionX D Series rear hub motor that has 250% more power than the BionX P and S Series motors.

Their new 48V 11.6ah (555 watt hour) lithium battery is (more…)

Welcome to the World of Electric Bikes

ProdecoTech Stride 500 electric bike.

ProdecoTech Stride 500 electric bike.

If you are new to electric bikes then this article will help you get a quick understanding of what electric bikes are all about.

You will learn about;

  • the reasons to have an e-bike,
  • how fast and how far they go,
  • how much they cost,
  • the different types of e-bikes,
  • what the future of e-bike looks like,
  • and how to checkout electric bikes in your town/city.

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European Electric Bike Tour: Venice, The Romantic Road, & The River Main – Part 3

european electric bike tour grant

This is a guest post from Grant Walter who is currently touring Europe on his electric bike. Make sure you checkout Part 1 and Part 2.

I’ve completed a loop, I’m back in Stuttgart, where it all began, and the bike computer is showing 3,001 km (1,864 miles).

After Slovenia I rode through northeastern Italy, from Trieste (a really interesting but little visited city) to Venice (a wonderful place, full of visitors).

Maybe it was the area, the geography means that there are few roads between major towns, but I didn’t find cycling very (more…)

50 Stolen Bikes Recovered Thanks to Stromer ST2 Electric Bike GPS & App!

stromer st2 smartphone app

Technology to the rescue!

Discovering that your prized electric bike has been stolen sucks, but in this day and age, technology can help you recover it.

That is just what happened when Frédéric Marchand realized that his high tech Stromer ST2 had been stolen.

Not only did he get his bike back, but 50 other stolen bikes were recovered thanks to the ST2′s built in GPS and the Stromer Smartphone Geolocator app!

And here’s how the story goes.  Frédéric Marchand discovered (more…)

Felt Launches New Electric Bikes with Bosch E-Bike System in USA [VIDEOS]

The Felt LEBOWSKe "fat" electric bike with 4" wide tires!

The Felt LEBOWSKe “fat” electric bike with 4″ wide tires!

Felt Electric has just launched 4 new electric bikes with the Bosch mid drive system in the US market!

The US Felt line up is: the LEBOWSKe “fat” electric bike with 4″wide tires, the DUALe full suspension 27.5″ wheel e-mtb, the NINEe 29er hardtail e-mtb, and the SPORTe commuter style e-bike.

Felt Bicycles is a well established brand in the traditional bike world and they have had an array of e-bikes (more…)

Bosch Introduces Nyon Display, Integrated Shifting, & USA Bosch E-Bikes [VIDEOS]

Bosch eBike Systems has made a serious presence in the European electric bike scene and now they are focusing on the US e-bike market for 2014.  In addition they are introducing some new high tech features to their mid drive systems!

Here is a video that will give you an idea of what the Bosch e-bike systems are like and some background on the company, including the manufacturing of their components:

In addition to their newly revamped e-bike system (more…)

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