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Electric Bike Motor Comparison: Hub, Mid Drive, & Friction Drive

GenZe Sport electric bike motorHere is a comparison of the different electric bike motor systems to help you determine which configuration is best for your riding needs.

In this article there are the pros and cons of each system: the hub motors (front and rear), the mid drive motor, the friction drive motor, and the rocket drive!

First of all, let’s take a look at the popular [Read More…]

GenZe Sport Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

GenZe Sport electric bike sideThe results are in for the testing and review of the GenZe Sport electric bike!

The Sport is an economical electric bike with some of the features of the more expensive e-bikes.

At $1,499 the GenZe Sport offers an integrated frame battery with Samsung cells, cadence/torque sensor pedal assist (& throttle option), Promax disc brakes, a Shimano drivetrain, and impressive range. [Read More…]

The Inspiration to Set a New World Long Distance E-Bike Record

gary-and-chelBy Gary Corbett.

Isn’t it amazing how a plan hatched in an instant can change the course of your entire life?

One day you are happily going along in one direction and suddenly thanks to a moment of inspiration, you find that your priorities, goals and aspirations – everything – has changed.

In very basic terms that is the story behind the [Read More…]

GenZe Sport (e101) Electric Bike Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

GenZe Sport electric bike sideviewThe GenZe Sport (e101) electric bike has arrived for testing and review and in this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications.

The GenZe Sport features an integrated frame battery (36V 8.7ah), with a 250 watt hub motor, cadence/torque sensor pedal assist & throttle, and a Shimano drivetrain for $1,499 USD.

GenZe is an electric bike and scooter brand that is owned by  [Read More…]

Electric Bike Shops: Tips On Safer Battery Charging [VIDEO]

battery charging cartBy Edward Benjamin, Lead Instructor of the Light Electric Vehicle Association Technician Training.

Electric Bike Batteries rarely catch fire. But when they do, it can be a serious danger and problem. Lithium batteries are not easy to extinguish, and both training and preparation is needed to reduce the hazard.

Cases of ebike battery fires are very, very rare at home. But in the bike shop, where damaged and defective batteries can be expected, with customers bringing their ‘problem’ batteries to the service center — extra care is [Read More…]

Cycling’s Elixir of Youth & The Plan to Set a New World E-Bike Distance Record

EuroVelo Cycle RouteBy Gary Corbett.

IT’S a scenario all of us are familiar with as we get older … no matter how hard you train and no matter how hard you try, you are no longer able to replicate the physical achievements of your youth.

Sure, the head may be older and wiser, but the body just isn’t up to the physical challenges of 10, 20, 30 or even more years ago. To put it bluntly it is a fact of life we all have to come terms with – aging sucks.

But thanks to new technology there is a solution [Read More…]