Phoenix Electric Bike Expo – Lots of eBike Smiles! [VIDEOS]

electric bike expo phoenix 13This past weekend was the first Electric Bike Expo event in Phoenix, Arizona with many eBike smiles both on and off the ride track!

The Expo is a series of eBike specific events where everyone can test ride the latest electric bikes for free and talk to manufacturer reps and local dealers about their eBikes.

The focus of the Expo is to raise awareness about electric bikes by providing the ride experience, which is very important to understanding what an eBike is and the benefits it provides.

Here’s a quick video to give you a feel for the Expo: [Read More…]

Riding an Electric Bike is NOT Cheating. Here’s the Data to Prove It.

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Adam Alter and his Stromer ST2

By Paul Willerton

As the warm glow of the Texas morning sun rises over the State Capital building in Austin, a cyclist suddenly flashes by.

Flash is the right term. For someone seemingly commuting to work by bike, this one was really moving.

The rider, Adam Alter, is just finishing his 19 mile daily commute from his home in Round Rock to BSX Insight, a company making and using specialized human performance monitoring equipment in Austin.

Alter makes his living helping bike riders monitor and understand how their bodies and muscles, more precisely, are performing. [Read More…]

Electric Bike Frequently Asked Questions

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Photo courtesy of ProdecoTech.

Electric bikes are a relatively new type of bicycle and there are often many questions that come to mind when first learning about them.

Here’s summary of some of the top questions about electric bikes.

What’s the point of an electric bike? Electric bikes add power to your pedal power enabling you to do more with a bicycle and have more fun! For many people eBikes help them: [Read More…]

Cycling to a New World E-Bike Long Distance Record in Portugal, Cyprus & Beyond

ebike cycle tourists 7By Gary Corbett

Eight months, 14,300 kilometres and countless adventures after setting out from London in April to set a new world e-bike record of well in excess of 16,047kms, the e-Bike Cycle Tourists are currently in Portugal sitting out the European winter in style.

While the kilometres continue to mount on daily rides on our Haibike Trekking xDuro e-bikes through the amazing southern Algarve region of Portugal, after six months of living in a tent we have both embraced the opportunity to come “home” each day to a comfortable casa [Read More…]

BULLS Launches New Electric Bikes in the U.S. at E-Bike Expo Events

E-Stream FS EnduroBULLS eBikes is a popular German brand that is launching their e-bikes in the U.S. market at the Electric Bike Expo events in 2016!

BULLS is bringing a line of e-bikes that are good for almost any type of riding: commuting, touring, mountain biking, sand or even snow riding.

Their e-bikes use either the Bosch mid-drive system or the Brose mid-drive system; an all new drive system to the U.S. market. [Read More…]

ARCC e²-pod Moulton Electric Bike Review – a British Classic

ARCC Moulton riding 3By Richard Peace.

As an experienced electric bike journalist ARCC caught my eye as being both different and extremely interesting on several counts.

Firstly they have designed their own system in the form of the e²-pod (more on that later), secondly they were using the system on an iconic British bike design, the Moulton, and lastly they part-manufactured and assembled the bikes in their hi-tech hub in Cambridge, UK, which probably needs no further introduction, [Read More…]

The Electric Bike: Your Next Family Vehicle

Yuba electric cargo bikeBy Paul Willerton.

We live in an incredible age. With the convergence of the bicycle, electric power and technology, suddenly human beings have the the ability to feel what’s it’s like to become “bionic”.

Not only that, but the price of becoming bionic comes at a price tag in just the low to mid four figures. The gateway is wide open for those who want the amazing feeling and freedom electric assist bicycles provide. [Read More…]

Your Ugly Bike is a Badge of Honor

Troy RankBy Troy Rank of Maxwell Motorbikes.

Scars: Last Saturday I woke up, threw some pans on the stove, turned on the burners, and took a quick trip to the bathroom. When I returned the kitchen was filled with smoke.

In an unfortunate knee-jerk reaction, I yanked both pans off the stove  and splashed smoking hot bacon grease, all over my left hand.

Why should you care about my Kentucky Fried fingers? [Read More…]