Eurobike Electric Bike Roundup – Part 2

bianchi-electric-road-bikeBy Paul Willerton

Welcome to Part Deux of our 2016 Eurobike Roundup.

As you may have seen in Part One, the eBike has already reached parity with traditional pedal bike market in Europe.

This massive acceleration has been unlike anything I’ve witnessed in the cycling industry in the past 30 years.

Granted, every class of eBIke has benefitted from those 30 years of gradual improvements in bicycle design and production.

Here is more from the show floor. [Read More…]

Eurobike Electric Bike Roundup – Part 1

Haibike Yamaha electric mountain bikeBy Paul Willerton

I’ve been to a lot of bike shows around the world over the past 30 years. I believe that Eurobike, held annually in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is the best there is.

Beautiful location, great riding all around the area, young and energetic attendees, quality food and drink, creative companies and designs, and the list goes on.

2016 marks a turning point in that it was the year the eBike reached parity with the rest of the cycling industry. Equal floor space, basically. From almost nowhere eight years ago, eBike’s have bridged the gap completely. [Read More…]

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bikeThe ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat electric bike is a big bike in every way!

It has massive 4″ wide tires that can handle sand, snow, dirt road/trail cruising, and they provide for a fun ride around town.

In addition, this all wheel drive fat eBike can handle almost any terrain.

And with its continuously variable drivetrain from NuVinci it is very easy to dial in your perfect gear ratio.

The 4 piston SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes do a good job of slowing this big bike down.

At $2,799 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, SRAM, NuVinci, Truvativ, and more! [Read More…]

eBike News: Eurobike Innovations, Titling eTrike, Chainless, New Bosch, & More! [VIDEOS]

CD1_Cargo_02By Richard Peace

The electric bike scene continues to be a highlight at Eurobike (largest European bicycle tradeshow) and we have some of the cool new eBikes from the show for you.

Prizes & Innovation from Eurobike

Notable winners in the Eurobike e-bike and pedelec prize category include Haibike’s SDURO AllMtn 8.0 (innovation being cloud based communication possible for the first time on an e-MTB), and the Elby [Read More…]

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bike 6The ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat tire electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

With 4″ wide off road tires and 600 watts of power, this fat eBike is ready for sand, snow, rough roads, and the daily commute.

This eFat bike features a 600 watt front hub motor, a 36V 14.25ah Samsung frame integrated lithium battery, the continuously variable NuVinci N380 rear hub, and much more!
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The Statistics of the E-Bike Cycle Tourists Record Breaking Journey

DSC06486By Gary Corbett

In many ways it is hard to believe, but the E-Bike Cycle Tourists quest to set a new world e-bike long distance record in mainland Europe and the UK has come to a successful conclusion after e-biking 27,800kms over the past 16 months.

The journey, which took us through 13 countries from London in April 2015 through to Friedrichshafen in Germany in August 2016, not only smashed the previous record of 16,047kms, but hopefully set a new challenging benchmark for someone else to better. [Read More…]

E-Bike News: Trek, Stromer, Karmic, Easy Motion, World Record, Eurobike, & More! [VIDEOS]

karmic kyoto electric bikeBy Richard Peace

Women’s Specific eBike Launched by California’s Karmic Bikes

The Karmic Kyoto is being targeted specifically at women and it has just gone live on Kickstarter.

Karmic say “Kyoto is built from the ground up for women and a clean-sheet design—with a price tag as low as $1799 for early backers, a $1000 savings off the $2799 retail price.”

The new Kyoto uses Shimano’s STEPs mid-drive with an 11 speed derailleur system and unusually sized 650 x 38c tyres and is offered in three frame sizes. It also uses the larger recently launched 500Wh STEPS battery mounted to the seat tube of the frame for central weight distribution. [Read More…]

LEED 250 Watt & 500 Watt Electric Bike Kit Review [VIDEO]

Leed 250 watt electric bike kit reviewBy Paul Willerton

There is beauty in simplicity. Consider the bicycle. Without electric assist, the most efficient human powered machine known to man.

With electric assist, the bicycle climbs off the charts. Still, many are intimidated by the bike – and particularly the electric assist bicycle.

Some electric systems can be complex. The influx of high-end, mid-drive motor systems have brought a surge of attention to the ebike, including a following of younger, more experienced riders.

At the other end of the spectrum is a much larger group of riders.
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