Colorado Divide Electric Bike Adventure to 11,500 ft.

colorado divide electric bike 6By Charlie Gandy.

There is a place at 11,500’ elevation, deep in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, that I want to tell you about.

This place requires some mountaineering chutzpah to get to, and some high altitude attitude to thrive in.

So this time I got there, and back, on Tempo’s Carmel electric hybrid bike, and am inspired to share this story. [Read More…]

E-Bike News: Tern/Bosch Folder, Firefighting eBike, Pro eMTB, & More!

Tern Elektron-fully chargedBy Richard Peace

Tern says Bosch-powered folder is a ‘game-changer’

Put together one of the world’s best known makers of folding bikes and one of its best known e-bike systems and you have the just-launched Tern Electron.

Tern claim it is ‘the world’s most compact Bosch-driven electric bike.

It folds in under 10 seconds to the smallest size of any bike in Tern’s lineup, while delivering all the ride quality of a full-sized Bosch ebike.

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Interview with eBike Adventurer Susanne Brüsch: Sand to Snow in the USA [VIDEOS]

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Susanne Brüsch (left) at one of the hight points of her Sand to Snow USA eBike tour.

Susanne Brüsch is an adventurer at heart.

She jumped into the electric bike industry in Europe nearly 20 years ago when eBikes were just barely a blip on the radar in the European marketplace.

After working through the trials and tribulations of the young industry she set her sights on electric bike adventure tours to show the world what electric bikes are capable of.

With her company Pedelec Adventures, she has had amazing eBike adventures in Morocco, Mongolia, Iceland, many parts of Europe, the Southwestern USA, and a soon to be extensive trip through other parts of Africa.

I had a chance to catch up with Susanne after her recent Sand to Snow eBike adventure [Read More…]

How Efficient Can an Electric Bike Be? [VIDEO]

zach krapfl electric bike engineer tedxHow efficient can an electric bike be?

With the right conditions, bike engineer Zach Krapfl, says they can get the equivalent of up to 1,340 miles per gallon!

Zach Krapfl is passionate about efficient modes of transportation and energy conservation and his recent TEDx presentation in Paonia, Colorado is very educational and entertaining.

Zach works with Felt Electric on their eBike line up.

Enjoy this video of Zach’s TEDx presentation:

“Change in Your Transportation Future”

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E-Bike News: Amazon Deliveries, Bamboo eBike, Tandem eBike, Austin Fleet, & More!

Amazon_PrimeNow_Donnersbergerbruecke_FrauBy Richard Peace

Amazon Prime starts superfast deliveries by e-bike

German Amazon customers can now take advantage of superfast e-bike delivery (within two or one hours of ordering) if they live in Berlin or Munich.

The e-bike aspect of the service was rolled out in Berlin in the spring and has just become available in Munich.

Two hour delivery is free, whilst the one hour service costs 6.99 euros and is based around the ‘Prime Now’ app, available, of course on most devices and platforms, which allows you to track real time delivery (though there is a minimum order of 20 euros for the Prime Now service). [Read More…]

BodyFloat Isolation Seatpost Review [VIDEO]

cirrus bodyfloat seatpost leftIf you are looking for a way to make your riding more efficient, comfortable, and fun then you will want to checkout the BodyFloat isolation seatpost from Cirrus Cycles.

As co-founder Charlie Heggem puts it, the BodyFloat is like the motor mounts for a car.

It isolates the vibrations between the vehicle (your bike) and the motor (you) so that you can be more efficient with your pedaling and enjoy a more comfortable ride.

Here is a video with Charlie explaining the benefits of the BodyFloat and how it works: [Read More…]

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Named as ‘Haibike Heroes’

ebike cycle tourists 2By Gary Corbett

As the E-Bike Cycle Tourists have clearly discovered over the past few months, it is amazing what can happen if you persevere at a passion in life for long enough.

Take our ongoing world e-bike long distance ride as a classic case in point.

Not even in our wildest dreams did we ever expect to be still pedalling our Haibike xDuro Trekking e-bikes 15 months and 25,700 kilometres after setting out from London in April, 2015.

Basically the goal was to better the existing world e-bike long distance record of 16,047kms, have a great time exploring mainland Europe and the UK and then head back to Australia after 12 or so months.

But clearly that isn’t how things have panned out. [Read More…]

Blix and Wallerang Join the Electric Bike Expo Event Series

Wallerang-M-01-electric-bikeBlix Electric Bikes and Wallerang have signed on to demo their line up of eBikes at the rest of the Electric Bike Expo events for 2016!

Blix offers commuter/touring eBikes with a vintage European design that are  practical and economical.

Wallerang offers their M.01 with Shimano STePS mid drive system with Di2 electronic shifting and “modular” rack system. [Read More…]