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…]

Seattle eBike Expo Report: New eBikes & Lots of eBike Smiles!

Seattle electric bike expo 8The Seattle Electric Bike Expo this past weekend was the fun place to checkout the latest electric bikes and it was evident with many attendees showing their eBike smiles!

One attendee said it was better than taking his kids to the amusement park! Another attendee said it was the most fun he’s had in 10 weeks since breaking his ankle.

Some of the exhibitors were showing off their new eBike models that just hit the market or would be launching soon. Focus, Raleigh, and OHM had new models that are covered in this Seattle report.

In addition, new exhibitor Rad Power showed off their line up which included a fat tire folding electric bike! [Read More…]

A Short Weekend Electric Bike Tour of the Finger Lakes [VIDEO]

IMG_6773By Troy Rank

A few weeks back I ran into my buddy Bryan while commuting home from work. After exchanging some typical DIY E-bike chatter about connector doo-dads and DC-DC converter hacks, Bryan mentioned that he wanted to do some touring of the finger lakes sometime soon.

Itching to break out my old-dog of an E-bike touring rig, I accepted a challenge and we hashed plan to head to Ithaca for the weekend. [Read More…]