Dillenger Bafang Mid Drive Electric Bike Kit Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

Dillenger Bafang mid drive kit

The Bafang mid drive from Dillenger Electric Bikes has arrived for testing and review!

Bafang offers one of the few mid drive electric bike kits that can be installed on a traditional bicycle.

A lot of the mid drive systems (Bosch, etc.) only come on complete bikes with a specialty frame.

This system from Dillenger is the 750 watt version of [Read more…]

Gocycle G2 Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

Gocycle sideAfter spending some time and miles on the Gocycle G2 it is apparent that this is one of the most versatile and feature rich electric bikes that I have ever tested and reviewed.

It has a lot of high tech features (electronic shifting, smartphone app ride customization, one sided wheels, etc.) but the design is focused on being easy to ride with little maintenance to worry about. [Read more…]

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Set Out to Establish New World E-Bike Record

gary rachel touring picThis is a guest post by Gary Corbett.

What do you do if you find yourself constantly dreaming about your next self-contained cycling tour, your day to day job is to write about cycle touring and you have a wife who is just itching to join you on a long distance cycle tour?

You go cycle touring, of course!

That in just one paragraph is the very condensed story behind Australian couple Gary and Rachel Corbett’s decision to set out from London in late April in an attempt to set a new world e-bike long distance record of well in excess of 16,047 kilometres (9971 miles). [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Superbowl, Smartphone Kit, Bosch US HQ, E-Cargo Tour, Safety E-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Jim_Brown_Polaris_eBikesPolaris Electric Bikes will be donating a few of their bikes to NFL legend Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can charity fundraiser that will take place just before the Superbowl in Phoenix, AZ.  Sounds like a great way to get e-bikes in front of a lot of people!

Yuba Bicycles is hitting the road to promote electric cargo bikes!  “The goal is to give parents, small business owners and others the chance to test an e-bike in their community so they can understand how these car-replacing bicycles can [Read more…]

Gocycle G2 Electric Bike Review Part 1: Video, Pictures, & Specs

Gocycle profileThis is one of the most innovative electric bikes I have ever tested and reviewed.

The Gocycle G2 has the appearance and ride style of an e-bike from the future.

Here are just a few of the features: injection moulded magnesium frame and wheels with internal battery, one sided quick release injection moulded mag wheels, Gocycle’s proprietary electronic Predictive ShiftingTM , customizable ride style with smartphone app, enclosed [Read more…]

All-In-One Electric Bike Wheel Guide [VIDEOS]

flykly smart wheel on bikeAll-in-one electric bike wheels have been getting a lot of attention recently because they provide the ability to easily convert a standard bike to electric by simply replacing the wheel.

Generally they house all of the e-bike components in the hub or wheel of the bike: motor, battery, controller, and sensors.

They are a clean way to add electric assist to a bike because you [Read more…]

UPDATED: FlyKly Smart Wheel: Easily Convert Your Bike to Electric! [VIDEO]

flykly smart wheel internalThe race for the all-in-one electric bike system has been heating up recently and it looks like FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers.

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($999 to $1,099), and relatively light (6 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric!

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes it so easy to convert your bike to electric.  All you have to do is replace the rear wheel and wirelessly connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Smart Wheel puts every e-bike component in the rear hub of the wheel. That includes the motor, batteries, controller, [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Gocycle, Amazon Bike Deliveries, Fat E-Bikes, Trikart, Mid Drive Gearbox, & More! [VIDEOS]

IMG_0230It’s time again for an e-bike news round up. The latest news is that the Gocycle G2 has just arrived for testing and review!

This is a very innovative electric bike with an integrated frame battery, automatic shifting, a smartphone app for customization, quick release mag wheels, fully enclosed chain, hydraulic disc brakes, and more.  The full review will [Read more…]

Energie Cycles 2.6td Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

energie cycles 26td frameIf you are looking for an e-bike with unique styling, a mid drive motor, a high capacity battery, and assembly in the USA, then you should checkout the Energie Cycles 2.6td.

This mid drive e-bike is priced at $2,400 at the time of this review.

In this second part of the full review of the 2.6td, you will get an idea of the [Read more…]

New ProdecoTech E-Bikes w/ Internal Frame Battery!

2015 ProdecoTech Rebel X SProdecoTech just announced 9 new models of their electric bikes with the battery integrated into the downtube of the frame!

This is a big improvement in the battery location when compared to the typical rear rack location because it positions the battery weight low and centered in the bike for better handing.  In addition, [Read more…]