iGO Mid Drive Electric Fat Bike [VIDEO & PICS]

igo electric fat bikeiGO Electric just announced their new mid drive electric FatBike (4+” wide tires) on Kickstarter!

This fat e-bike offers a solid line up of components and features for the introductory price of $2,900 USD.

Some of the highlights are: a hydroformed aluminum frame, 350 watt MPF mid drive, 36V 12ah lithium battery, [Read more…]

Energie Cycles 2.6td Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs

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The Energie Cycles 2.6td mid drive electric bike has arrived for testing and review!

This e-bike has a unique look with its angular aluminum box frame.

It features a 500 watt Bafang mid drive system with a large 36V 16ah lithium battery for long range riding.

In this first part of the review there is a video, a BUNCH of detailed pictures and [Read more…]

UPDATE: Copenhagen Wheel All-In-One Electric Bike Kit [VIDEOS]

Copenhagen WheelThe highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel is nearing completion and shipping of the production version is scheduled for spring of 2015.

The Copenhagen Wheel is the all-in-one electric bike kit that made a splash a few years ago and gained a lot of mainstream media attention due to it’s innovative design.

After years of design refinement and quality testing it looks like it is ready for mainstream production.

Here is a video update from Assaf Biderman, founder of Superpedestrian, the company that makes the Copenhagen Wheel: [Read more…]

EVELO Omni Wheel: All-In-One Front Wheel E-Bike Kit [VIDEOS & PICS]

OmniStill12_newThe all-in-one electric bike kit market is heating up and EVELO just added their new Omni Wheel to the mix.

The Omni Wheel is a front wheel system that will make converting a traditional bike to electric pretty easy, while keeping the drivetrain the same.

This all-in-one system starts at $999 if you preorder for delivery in [Read more…]

Living Instead of Existing: Losing Nearly 300 Pounds w/ Help From an E-Bike [VIDEO]

Rhonda Martin before afterOn February 7, 2012 Rhonda Martin weighed 457 pounds and she “decided I was tired of just existing and wanted to live again.”

She now has lost nearly 300 pounds thanks to a healthier diet and an exercise routine that includes riding a Pedego City Commuter electric bike.

Riding her electric bike was a way to initially get some exercise and have some fun.

She now rides her Pedego 38 miles round trip to work in addition to recreational rides with her husband.

In addition to losing the weight she has also become a competitive triathlete [Read more…]

Vintage E-Tracker: Retro Style with Today’s Tech [VIDEO & PICS]

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The Vintage E-Tracker may look retro but it has today’s technology to create a fashionable e-bike for fun and practical transportation.

The folks at Vintage have based the E-Tracker styling on the early 1900’s board track racing bikes.

To follow with that style they have incorporated the battery into a case that is reminiscent of a gas engine in the main triangle of the frame.  With today’s technology they claim that the large 52V 12.5ah lithium battery can be charged in 2 hours; that’s quick!

E-Trackers are available with a variety of customization options like color, assist (throttle or pedal assist), power, and [Read more…]

See and Be Seen at Night: Guide to Lights & Fun Visibility Accessories [VIDEO]

monkey light bike wheelRiding at night can be a lot of fun but it can also be dangerous.  By using proper lights and reflective accessories you can make it considerably safer and possibly more fun!

In this guide I will highlight some lights and visibility accessories that can improve your safety and enjoyment of riding at night.

Light technology has advanced significantly in the last few years with the LED lights that consume very little energy, yet produce a significant amount of light.  Also, some of these lights utilize rechargable lithium ion batteries that are small and lightweight for the amount of energy they hold.

Some electric bikes come equipped with [Read more…]

Dutch Solar Cycle Electric Bike: Never Plug In?!

dutch solar electric bike frontWhat if you never had to plug in your electric bike for a charge?

It looks like that could be a reality in the near future.  The Dutch Solar Cycle is a new “S-Bike” that has solar panels built into both wheels to charge the e-bike battery.

An electric bike is a lightweight electric vehicle that does not require much energy to propel.  In addition, your pedal power helps to offset the energy required.  All of that leads to the reality of a solar powered electric bike, very cool!

Solar Application Lab is a company that has developed a new way to efficiently capture energy from a few solar cells with their [Read more…]

InterLock Seatpost & “Hidden” Lock Review [VIDEO & PICS]

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Sometimes remembering to bring your bike lock is a pain, and that is where the InterLock comes in.

The Interlock is a very convenient lock because it is “hiding” in your seatpost and it is always on your bike.

I am a fan of making the bike convenient and easy to use for everyday riding to work, errands, and cruising downtown. The more convenient it is to simply grab your bike and go, the better.

I look forward to the day when are bikes are “turn key” like a car.  They will be easy to ride (electric assist) and they will have all the convenient accessories to make riding your bike to work an easy choice. [Read more…]

Biktrix Juggernaut Fat Electric Bike with Mid Drive [VIDEO & PICS]

Juggernaut fat electric bike

The Juggernaut is a new economical fat mid drive e-bike that has just launched on Kickstarter for an introductory price of $1,499!

In case you are new to fat e-bikes, they have 4” wide tires for riding on almost any kind of terrain: sand, snow, rough roads, etc.

With the wide tires you can run extremely low tire pressures (5 to 35 psi) to contour over rough terrain and use the high volume tires as suspension.

The new Juggernaut uses the Bafang mid drive system with a 48V 11.6ah lithium battery and a 500 watt mid drive motor.

The frame is aluminum and it comes spec’ed with an 8 speed Shimano Alivio drivetrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes.

As part of their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign Biktrix is offering the first 10 Juggernauts to [Read more…]