The ProdecoTech Electric Bike Line Up at Interbike 2014 [VIDEOS & PICS]

prodeco outlaw 1200

ProdecoTech had a large piece of real estate at this year’s Interbike to show off some of their new electric bikes for 2015.

Notably there was the Outlaw 1200 (1200 watts of power), their new Speed Pedelec with torque sensor pedal assist, and the folding Mariner 500 e-bike.

They showed off a chain torque sensor can be added to any of their current bikes as well as some of their older models.

Plus, there was mention of the new battery location (more…)

EcoSpeed Launches Kickstarter to Ramp Up Production

ecospeed electric bike kitBy Gary Kaye.

EcoSpeed, the Portland, Oregon based maker of mid-drive motor systems has launched a Kickstarter campaign and only ten days into the project says it had achieved 53% of its $75,000 goal.

According to EcoSpeed General Manager Brad Davis, “With just over twenty days to go, we’re feeling very good about reaching our goal.

The outpouring from existing and potential customers has been very gratifying.” Davis says that even though the company has built more than 450 systems over the past decade, it is hoping to take advantage of the huge surge in the e-bike industry by (more…)

2015 Haibike Electric Mountain Bikes & Street Bikes [VIDEOS]

haibike fat six electric bike frameHaibike is bringing a bunch of their Bosch powered electric bikes to the US market for 2015.

And that includes the new Fat Six; a fat e-bike (4″+ wide tires!) with the Bosch mid drive, aluminum frame, and Rock Shox suspension fork.

Bosch has set up shop in the US and Haibike is the brand that has the most Bosch equipped e-bikes in the US.

These new Haibikes were presented at Interbike (largest bicycle trade show in the US) 2014 in Las Vegas.

Haibike’s were such a hit at the show that the Haibike XDURO FS RX won the Interbike award for best electric bike! (more…)

New Raleigh Electric Bikes with Shimano STEPS Mid Drive System [VIDEO]

For 2015 Raleigh is jumping into the electric bike market!  This is pretty big news because Raleigh is a traditional bicycle brand that has been around for a long time. They must see the future in electric bikes.

Here is a video of the new Raleigh e-bikes (Misceo, Venture, Detour, Tekoa) for the US market, presented by Larry Pizzi at Interbike 2014.  The Misceo is the first bike in the US market to feature the new Shimano STEPS mid drive system:

Here are some detailed pictures of (more…)

Zehus Bike+ All-In-One Electric Bike System. No Charging Required?! [VIDEO]

zehus electric bike kit beltAll-in-one electric bike systems are becoming more popular these days.

They contain everything in the hub of the bike. That includes the motor, controller, battery, and everything else!

FlyKly and Copenhagen Wheel (Superpedestrian) are some of the more well-known names in the US.

Zehus is an all-in-one system from Italy and I recently had a chance to check out their Bike+ system at this years Interbike 2014.

Here’s a video with the CEO, (more…)

The Cardio Controlled Falco Fusion Sports E-Bike System [VIDEO]

Falco Fusion Wheel Drive System with Cardio ControlFalco E-Motors has just launched their new Fusion Sports electric bike kit on Kickstarter.

This is a unique kit because it is cardio controlled.

What does that mean? You can set the heart rate range that you want to be exercising in and the Falco Fusion Sports system will vary the amount of assist to make sure you stay in that range. High tech!

While we are talking about tech, the Fusion Sports system features smartphone integration, which is (more…)

Eurobike Electric Bike Picture Gallery

electric cruiser bikes eurobike

Eurobike is the big international bicycle trade show that happens every year in Friedrichshafen, Germany and it is where a lot of the new electric bikes (and conventional bikes) are revealed.

This year the amount of e-bikes at the show was even more impressive than last year.

The director of Bosch forecasts that e-bikes will eventually make up 50% of the total bicycle market and according to Bike Europe that may occur in 2015!

I personally was (more…)

VIDEO Interview with Bosch E-Bike Director, Claus Fleischer, at Eurobike

Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel were on the scene at Eurobike this year and had a chance to spend some time with Claus Fleischer, the director of the e-bike division at Bosch.

First of all, checkout this video with Claus Fleischer giving an overview of the 2015 Bosch system. Claus talks about the new features like the Nyon display, automatic shifting that is integrated with Shimano, SRAM, and NuVinci, and their cargo bike concept:

Next, Karen sat down with Claus to find out more about Bosch, the US market, what the future holds for e-mobility, (more…)

VIDEO: Stromer ST2 with Stromer Founder at Eurobike

Karen Wiener from The New Wheel had a chance to interview the founder of Stromer, Thomas Binggeli, about the new Stromer ST2 at Eurobike. The ST2 won the prestigious Eurobike Gold Award for Best Electric Bike.

Enjoy this video of the new Stromer ST2!

And here are some pictures of the ST2: (more…)

Electric Bike Touring to Eurobike [VIDEO]

electric bike tour eurobike brett karenBrett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel electric bike shop decided to add a little adventure to their trek to the Eurobike international bicycle trade show this year!

They recently completed an e-bike tour from Zurich, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany where Eurobike is held.

To give you an idea of this tour, here is a time lapse video capturing part of their trip that included 55 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing:  (more…)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes Production of the Juiced Riders Electric Cargo Bike

Juiced Riders did a great job of showing a “behind the scenes” look at what goes into the production and testing of their new Juiced Riders ODK V3 in this video.

It’s good to see they are testing them in (more…)

Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike: The Camping/Fishing E-Cargo Bike

yuba el mundo fishing gearThis post continues Paul Willerton’s series (Part 1 & Part 2) on building and using a Yuba Mundo (becoming an El Mundo, electric assisted).

Some time has passed since my last post on how a Yuba Mundo with BionX has been woven into my daily life. About a year, in fact.

While it’s still not time for a “Long Term Review”, I will say this: the bike is holding up extremely well – even, dare I say, improving.

There was a dark period that began on December 31, 2013. Out for a New Year’s Eve ride with the whole family on the bike in Portland, Oregon, we had a (more…)

Haibike XDURO FS RX Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Haibike FS RX trail 4A truly worthy off road electric bike has landed here in the US and it’s name is the Haibike XDURO FS RX!

The FS RX features the advanced Bosch Performance mid drive e-bike system, 120mm of front and rear suspension, a hydroformed aluminum frame, a solid mix of components (RockShox, Fox, Shimano, DT Swiss,  etc.) and the 27.5″ wheel size.

At $5,200 this is not an inexpensive bike but it does offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Make sure you check out part 1 of this review with a video, large detailed pictures and specifications of the Haibike FS RX to get familiar with this e-bike.

In this second part of the full review (more…)