New Electra Townie Go! 8i E-Bikes with Bosch System

TOWNIE_GO_BOSCH_LADIES_LIME_CATElectra just announced their stylish new Townie Go! 8i with the Bosch mid drive system.

Electra is well know for their stylish beach crusiers with laid back Flat Foot Technology® that “provides an upright, relaxed riding position with proper leg extension that also lets you plant your feet flat on the ground whenever you want without leaving the saddle.”

These new Townie Go! 8i e-bikes feature the Bosch mid drive system with 250 watts of power, a 400 watt hour lithium battery, and a Shimano 8 speed internally geared rear hub drivetrain. [Read More…]

Raleigh, Haibike, IZIP, & Yuba to Exhibit at Electric Bike Expo Events

Haibike FS RX electric mountain bikeRaleigh, Haibike, IZIP, and Yuba have all signed on to demo their electric bikes at the 2016 Electric Bike Expo multi city e-bike test track events.

The Expo is a 6 city series that offers free electric bike test rides on a track with a hill structure and various terrain features to allow riders to test a number of different electric bikes.

This group of e-bikes from Raleigh, Haibike, IZIP, and Yuba offer a wide variety of electric bike types for people to test ride: commuter, urban sport, beach cruiser, touring, fat, mountain bike, road bike, and cargo bike.

In addition, this range of electric bikes will have both [Read More…]

New Trek Conduit+ & Lift+ Electric Bikes

Trek Conduit Lift electric bikesTrek has launched 2 new electric bikes with the Shimano STePS mid drive system for 2016.

The Conduit+ and Lift+ are the next electric bikes to enter the U.S. market with the STePS system next to Raleigh e-bikes.

Here is a review of the Raleigh Misceo iE with an in depth look at the Shimano STePS system.

The Conduit+ and Lift+ e-bikes are being officially announced at Trek World this week and [Read More…]

New Heisenberg Electric Bikes with BMW Design

Heisenburg electric bike XF1 drivetrainHeisenberg is a new electric bike company from the Berlin area started by some e-bike industry veterans along with some input from BMW!

Michael Hecken and Karlheinz Nicolai are 2 of the founders of Heisenberg and they also established Grace electric bikes in 2008 and they were commissioned by the Daimler Benz to develop the Smart electric bike.

It is interesting how the automotive industry is [Read More…]

The Highs and Lows of e-Bike Cycle Touring

e-bike cycle tourists 2By Gary Corbett

Twelve weeks and 6,400 kilometres after setting out to set a new world e-bike long distance record the time has come to look back at some of the more memorable moments we have and have not enjoyed as we have weaved our way through England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Holland.

As we have discovered time and time again you never know what is going to happen next or what you will discover around the next corner.

In many ways it is the anticipation of the unknown that is the x factor that has us buzzing with excitement each morning as we prepare to set off on [Read More…]

The Comparison of e-Bike Cycle Touring Destinations in Europe

ebike cycle tourists 5By Gary Corbett.

Given the history and diverse terrain of cycle touring destinations in much of mainland Europe, is it possible to make fair comparisons between countries?

That is the question the e–Bike Cycle Tourists have been contemplating in recent times after 11 weeks of e-biking through some amazingly beautiful areas in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and now Holland. [Read More…]