ProdecoTech Launches New Economical Stride & Phantom 400 Series Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

2015 Stride 400 v6 Rendering BLUE BatteryProdecoTech has just launched 2 new economically priced electric bikes that are being sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores around the U.S.

The new Stride and Phantom 400 series electric bikes have an impressive component spec (Samsung battery, SRAM drivetrain, AVID hydraulic brakes, Continental tires, etc.) for the price of $1,299 at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.

In addition, these new 400 series eBikes are assembled at the ProdecoTech facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! [Read more…]

Denver Expo Report: New eBikes, Adventure Stories, and the Heat! [VIDEOS]

KTM light electric bikeThe Denver Electric Bike Expo was the hot spot to be for riding the latest electric bikes, winning eBikes, and learning about eBike adventure tours!

And I mean truly mean hot spot because the temps were pushing towards 100 degrees!

Even with that, attendees of the Expo were out riding a wide variety of eBikes on the test track and learning about the bikes from the company reps.

The Expo kicked off with a “Policymakers Ride” on Friday that had a number of transportation officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation learning about and experiencing eBikes. In addition, [Read more…]

Electric Bike Expo Expands to Seattle, Atlanta, Washington DC & Ft. Lauderdale

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 2Due to popular demand the 2016 Electric Bike Expo series will continue through the year to add East coast locations and Seattle to round out a strong West coast line up!

Originally the Electric Bike Expo was launched with a West coast presence to “test the waters” and feedback from attendees, local bike shops, and the Expo sponsors and exhibitors has lead to the expansion of the 2016 tour.

This expansion of the 2016 schedule is as follows: [Read more…]

Denver Electric Bike Expo June 17-19 [VIDEO]

Portland Electric Bike Expo 8The Denver Electric Bike Expo is on June 17-19 at the Colorado Mills Mall and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

In addition you can be entered to win 2 electric bikes, meet eBike adventure celebrities, and learn more about the latest ebikes directly from the manufacturer reps.

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The Portland Electric Bike Expo Report

The city of Portland Oregon is all about bikes and it was fitting to have the Electric Bike Expo in this city that continues to push the envelope of bike infrastructure and bike culture in the U.S.

The highlights of the #PDX Expo were a policy makers ride hosted by the mayor of Milwalkie, a lot of local media coverage, a lucky Tempo eBike winner, Bixby the wild eBike traveling dog and her human, and many eBike smiles on and off the test track!

The Portland Electric Bike Expo was scheduled to coincide with May being Bike Month and all of the activities [Read more…]

Riding the Bosch CX Electric Mountain Bike System in Sedona, AZ [VIDEO]

Bosch Sedona electric mountain bike 2As part of their annual press camp with Magura, Bosch was in Sedona to show off their new CX electric mountain bike system on eMTBs from Haibike, KTM, Easy Motion, BULLS, and others.

Kicking the camp off on Monday morning included a nice ride up Schnebly Hill Road that climbs from the high desert of Sedona at 4,500 ft elevation to the cool Ponderosa Pine forest near Flagstaff at 7,000 ft.

Schnebly is a technical jeep road that offers a bunch of scenic views and it’s a good place to ride electric mountain bikes in Sedona. [Read more…]

eMTB Market Heats Up as Shimano Unveils MTB Version of STEPS Mid Drive System

Shimano Electric Mountain Bike System 4By Richard Peace.

Shimano STEPS E8000 is the new electric assist system designed specifically for eMTB use and joins the well-established E6000 system already used on many manufacturers city and leisure e-bike models.

According to Shimano the E8000 features a powerful drive unit rated for full-on MTB use (the E6000 system was rated for ‘light off-road use’) and a bigger 500Wh battery.

There is a new look handlebar mounted cycle computer. It can be paired with an electronic shift (Di2) MTB drive train or a [Read more…]

Accessory Roundup: Cane Creek Thudbuster, Lightrider Lights, & Blackburn Grid 13 Multitool [VIDEO]

Thudbuster & sprung saddle a great comboRichard Peace takes a look at three products that can enhance your electric bike riding:

The Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension seatpost to take the edge off of rough roads.

The innovative Lightrider light that illuminates you and the road ahead.

And the handy Blackburn Grid 13 compact multi tool. [Read more…]

Portland Electric Bike Expo & National Bike Month [VIDEOS]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 2May is national bike month and the Electric Bike Expo will be in Portland, Oregon; a city that lives and breathes bike culture!

The Portland Electric Bike Expo is on May 20-22 at the Lloyd Center and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely free to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

There are a lot of fun activities and events happening in Portland during the month of May and the Expo adds to the festivities by opening on national bike to work day, May 20th.

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Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo: Tech, Transportation, Adventure, & Fun! [VIDEOS]

elecric bike expo palo alto 8The Palo Alto Electric Bike Expo combined a lot of the unique aspects of the Bay Area like high tech, new forms of transportation, solar charging, adventure, dogs, and fun!

The Expo was held on April 22-24 at the Stanford Shopping Center with close proximity to Stanford University and the Stanford Research Park.

Attendees had a chance to ride over 125 different electric bikes from A2B, BESV, BULLS, Easy Motion, Felt Electric, Focus, Gazelle, Haibike, IZIP, Kalkhoff, KTM, Raleigh, Stromer, Tempo, Trek, Vintage, Xtracycle, and Yuba.

The Expo was covered by news from  [Read more…]