Raleigh Misceo iE Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

raleigh misceo electric bike 1The Raleigh Misceo iE is one sporty and high-tech electric bike!

This is the first e-bike in the U.S. to feature the Shimano STePS mid drive system and it also includes the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting system for the Alfine 8 internally geared rear hub.

The Misceo iE has the efficient ride of a road bike with a stable feel thanks to the [Read more…]

Virtue Pedalist: The Car Like Electric Trike [VIDEO & PICS]

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 5.01.15 PMElectric bikes are great for zipping around town but what if you want weather protection?

Well, Virtue Cycles has the answer with their Pedalist semi-enclosed electric trike.

The Pedalist is an upright (not recumbent) e-trike with an enclosure that looks somewhat car-like.

The full electric version of the Pedalist comes with a 750W mid drive motor & 48v 32A lithium battery with a stated range of 50+ miles per charge!
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E-Bike Factory Tours in China: Aima & More, Plus China North Bike Show – Part 5 [VIDEOS]

IMG_5712In this final report from the ExtraEnergy and CBA e-bike industry tour of China you will get a closer look at a few more bike & e-bike manufacturer’s along with some pictures of the e-bikes and e-scooters from the China North Bike Show.

Here’s an intro to the manufacturer’s that we visited.

Aima is one of the larger electric bike manufacturer’s in China. They made 4 million e-bikes [Read more…]

E-Bike Factory Tours in China: Bafang Motor & King Meter Display – Part 4

bafang motors productionDuring the ExtraEnergy and China Bicycle Association e-bike factory tours we had the opportunity to visit the Bafang Motor Company and the King Meter display company headquarters.

Bafang motors are found on many electric bikes all over the world. While we were there I had a chance to ride their new Max mid drive system!

King Meter is one of the largest [Read more…]

Raleigh Misceo iE w/ Shimano STePS Mid Drive: Pictures & Specs

raleigh misceo electric bikeThe Raleigh Misceo iE just arrived for testing and review and it is the first electric bike in the U.S. to feature the new Shimano STePS mid drive system!

In addition, the Misceo iE also has the high tech Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the Alfine 8 speed internally geared rear hub. [Read more…]

E-Bike Battery Factory Tours in China: Tianneng, Phylion, & Lishen – Part 3 [VIDEOS]

IMG_5461During the ExtraEnergy and China Bicycle Association e-bike factory tours we had the opportunity to visit 3 major e-bike battery companies in China.

Here’s a little intro to each company that we visited.

Tianneng Battery claims to have 40% market share for LEV & e-bike batteries. They make a lot of lead acid batteries but they are in the process of expanding their lithium battery production.

Phylion Battery claims to be the second largest lithium battery pack supplier for the electric bike market in Europe. They have a cloud based diagnostic tool that helps them troubleshoot battery issues remotely.

Lishen Battery makes lithium batteries for high tech companies like Apple, Samsung, Motorola, [Read more…]

Touring E-Bike Factories In China: Giant, Golden Wheel, & Yadea – Part 2 [VIDEOS]

golden wheel frames 4Let’s take a look at how bicycles are built!

In this report from the ExtraEnergy & CBA electric bike industry tour of China we will take a look at the assembly facilities of Giant Bicycles, Golden Wheel Bicycles, and Yadea.

Giant Bicycles is an industry giant in the traditional bicycle world and their bikes are sold worldwide.

Golden Wheel makes many bikes under different brand names. They have an impressive facility which includes melting aluminum to create their own aluminum frame tubes!

Yadea is one of the larger e-bike companies for the Chinese market and we were fortunate to [Read more…]

Trip Report: Touring Electric Bike Factories in China – Part 1

IMG_5689I was recently invited by ExtraEnergy and the China Bicycle Association to tour electric bike factories in China and to take a closer look at the Chinese e-bike market.

How could I say no?!

It was an honor to be invited on this tour with many e-bike experts in attendance and I quickly said “Yes, I’ll be there!”.

The Chinese e-bike market has been rapidly developing domestically in addition to [Read more…]

Electric Bike Highlights from the Taipei Cycle Show – Part 4

square battery electric bikeIn this forth part of the Taipei Cycles Show highlights there are the innovative e-bikes from Stromer, Klever Mobility, Peugeot, BESV, and Dahon. 

In addition Extra Energy and LEVA presented their industry awards at the show.

You will also see some of the e-bike components and [Read more…]

Electric Bike Highlights from the Taipei Cycle Show – Part 3

diavelo carbon electric bike step thru frameIn this third part of the Taipei Cycles Show highlights there are more fat e-bikes hitting the market, the rise of Shimano STEPS, a look at the Yamaha mid drive, new eflow e-bikes with the Continental mid drive, Diavelo carbon e-bikes, and the new Eden e-bikes. [Read more…]