E-Bike News: Olympics, Trek eMTBs, Domino’s Delivery, Cargo Kit, & More! [VIDEO]

Trek_Powerfly_Plus_FS_8Electric bikes are in the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Okay, they are not being used directly in a competitive sport, but one is being used in the track cycling keirin event to set the pace for the competitive track cyclists.

The pace cycle (usually a gas powered moped or motorcycle) sets a pace for the racing cyclists and gradually increases from 25 to 50 km/h for 5 1/2 laps when they pull to the side and let the racing track cyclists duke it out for the remaining 2 1/2 laps.

It can be a very exciting style of bike racing with high speed crashes on the steep embankments of the track! [Read more…]

Interview with eBike Adventurer Susanne Brüsch: Sand to Snow in the USA [VIDEOS]

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Susanne Brüsch (left) at one of the hight points of her Sand to Snow USA eBike tour.

Susanne Brüsch is an adventurer at heart.

She jumped into the electric bike industry in Europe nearly 20 years ago when eBikes were just barely a blip on the radar in the European marketplace.

After working through the trials and tribulations of the young industry she set her sights on electric bike adventure tours to show the world what electric bikes are capable of.

With her company Pedelec Adventures, she has had amazing eBike adventures in Morocco, Mongolia, Iceland, many parts of Europe, the Southwestern USA, and a soon to be extensive trip through other parts of Africa.

I had a chance to catch up with Susanne after her recent Sand to Snow eBike adventure [Read more…]

How Efficient Can an Electric Bike Be? [VIDEO]

zach krapfl electric bike engineer tedxHow efficient can an electric bike be?

With the right conditions, bike engineer Zach Krapfl, says they can get the equivalent of up to 1,340 miles per gallon!

Zach Krapfl is passionate about efficient modes of transportation and energy conservation and his recent TEDx presentation in Paonia, Colorado is very educational and entertaining.

Zach works with Felt Electric on their eBike line up.

Enjoy this video of Zach’s TEDx presentation:

“Change in Your Transportation Future”

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BodyFloat Isolation Seatpost Review [VIDEO]

cirrus bodyfloat seatpost leftIf you are looking for a way to make your riding more efficient, comfortable, and fun then you will want to checkout the BodyFloat isolation seatpost from Cirrus Cycles.

As co-founder Charlie Heggem puts it, the BodyFloat is like the motor mounts for a car.

It isolates the vibrations between the vehicle (your bike) and the motor (you) so that you can be more efficient with your pedaling and enjoy a more comfortable ride.

Here is a video with Charlie explaining the benefits of the BodyFloat and how it works: [Read more…]

Blix and Wallerang Join the Electric Bike Expo Event Series

Wallerang-M-01-electric-bikeBlix Electric Bikes and Wallerang have signed on to demo their line up of eBikes at the rest of the Electric Bike Expo events for 2016!

Blix offers commuter/touring eBikes with a vintage European design that are  practical and economical.

Wallerang offers their M.01 with Shimano STePS mid drive system with Di2 electronic shifting and “modular” rack system. [Read more…]

Seattle eBike Expo Report: New eBikes & Lots of eBike Smiles!

Seattle electric bike expo 8The Seattle Electric Bike Expo this past weekend was the fun place to checkout the latest electric bikes and it was evident with many attendees showing their eBike smiles!

One attendee said it was better than taking his kids to the amusement park! Another attendee said it was the most fun he’s had in 10 weeks since breaking his ankle.

Some of the exhibitors were showing off their new eBike models that just hit the market or would be launching soon. Focus, Raleigh, and OHM had new models that are covered in this Seattle report.

In addition, new exhibitor Rad Power showed off their line up which included a fat tire folding electric bike! [Read more…]

Seattle Electric Bike Expo July 15-17. Ride the Latest eBikes! [VIDEO]

Electric Bike ExpoThe Seattle Electric Bike Expo is on July 15-17 at the Southcenter 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 an electric bike and learn more about the latest ebikes directly from the manufacturer reps.

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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 $999 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…]