E-Bike News: High-Tech eBikes, NY Times, Economical Kit, & More! [VIDEOS]

gazelle-no1By Richard Peace

New E-Bike Launches

Dutch e-bike manufacturer Gazelle has publicised what it sees as the future of e-bikes in the shape of the carbon fibre-framed No1.

Currently a one-off, with many parts hand made, the No.1 is perhaps most notable for its COBI interface and lighting system, undoubtedly one of the smartest of ‘smart’ devices for e-bikes.

If you want to learn more about how it was made see the video: [Read More…]

E-Bike News: Bosch Double Battery, New Giant & Cannondale eBikes, Bicycle Autobahn & More! [VIDEOS]

Bosch-eBike-Dual-Battery-2017-Power-PackBy Richard Peace

New Tech

Bosch Releases 2017 Update Details

German e-bike giant Bosch has just announced its latest developments to its market leading system. There will now be the option on future models to have two batteries (two frame batteries or a frame and a rack battery) and both will be chargeable at once using the same charger.

If you opted for the largest capacity Bosch batteries at 500Wh each, your on the move capacity would be a huge 1000Wh, easily enough for a full day’s riding over even the most challenging [Read More…]

The Variety of Stylish Town & Commuter Electric Bikes

ST2S copyBy Richard Peace

There are so many new electric bikes hitting the market today and the variety of commuting style ebikes is pretty amazing!

In this article we will take a look at just a few of the stylish town and commuter electric bikes that each represent specific styles in this category.

There is the economical Easy Motion EasyGo Street, versatile Wallerang M.01, fixie style Coboc One, racing style Haibike Xduro Urban RC, the sleek Kalkhoff Integrale 8, and the high-tech Stromer ST2 S. [Read More…]

ProdecoTech Launches New Economical Stride & Phantom 400 Series Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

2015 Stride 400 v6 Rendering BLUE BatteryProdecoTech has just launched 2 new economically priced electric bikes that are being sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores around the U.S.

The new Stride and Phantom 400 series electric bikes have an impressive component spec (Samsung battery, SRAM drivetrain, AVID hydraulic brakes, Continental tires, etc.) for the price of $999 at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.

In addition, these new 400 series eBikes are assembled at the ProdecoTech facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! [Read More…]

E-Bike News: E-Cargo Bike Racing, New eBikes & Kits, Off Grid Charging, & More! [VIDEOS]

Focus Project Y (1) copyBy Richard Peace

Welcome to more e-bike news from around the world.

German e-bike maker Focus launched in the US last year and intriguing info is surfacing about a new lightweight motor system they may to be gearing up to launch. News from the French alpine resort of Morzine has revealed a ‘Project Y e-bike’ with an amazingly sleek battery and motor design all in the downtube. Focus say its potentially a sub-28pound (13kg) e-MTB. [Read More…]

The E-Bike Cycle Tourists Journey Continues from France to Hungary

ebike cycle tourists 7By Gary Corbett

And we are off – again.

Exactly 315 days and 23,500 kilometres of full-time e-biking since setting out from London in April 2015 to set a new world e-bike long distance record, the E-Bike Cycle Tourists’ ongoing e-bike adventure continued from Hendaye in south west France on June 13.

The plan over the next three months is to pedal our ever-reliable Haibike xDuro Trekking e-bikes through France, Germany and Austria to Budapest in Hungary before returning to home soil in Australia in early September for yet another e-biking adventure. [Read More…]

Denver Expo Report: New eBikes, Adventure Stories, and the Heat! [VIDEOS]

KTM light electric bikeThe Denver Electric Bike Expo was the hot spot to be for riding the latest electric bikes, winning eBikes, and learning about eBike adventure tours!

And I mean truly mean hot spot because the temps were pushing towards 100 degrees!

Even with that, attendees of the Expo were out riding a wide variety of eBikes on the test track and learning about the bikes from the company reps.

The Expo kicked off with a “Policymakers Ride” on Friday that had a number of transportation officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation learning about and experiencing eBikes. In addition, [Read More…]

Electric Bike Expo Expands to Seattle, Atlanta, Washington DC & Ft. Lauderdale

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 2Due to popular demand the 2016 Electric Bike Expo series will continue through the year to add East coast locations and Seattle to round out a strong West coast line up!

Originally the Electric Bike Expo was launched with a West coast presence to “test the waters” and feedback from attendees, local bike shops, and the Expo sponsors and exhibitors has lead to the expansion of the 2016 tour.

This expansion of the 2016 schedule is as follows: [Read More…]

E-Bike News: Bloomberg, AAA eBike Patrol, Zehus, SRAM Drivetrain & More! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltBy Richard Peace

Welcome to the latest e-bike news roundup.

You know a business is starting to get taken seriously when financial news group Bloomberg starts to hype it. They recently did just that, revealing some interesting stats and quotes about the US electric bike market.

The article showed projected data for 2016 US e-bike sales to be around 152,000; small beer compared to the 1.6 million projected sales for Western Europe.

Whilst it will clearly take a while for the US to catch up, the idea may not be as fanciful as you think according to Claus Fleischer, who heads Bosch’s eBike division. The US market could develop ‘way faster’ than [Read More…]