Santa Monica eBike Expo Dec 2-4. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEO]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 6The Santa Monica Electric Bike Expo is on December 2-4 at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot 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 enter to win an electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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iGO eXplore Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

igo-explore-electric-bike-7The iGO eXplore is in for testing and review and this step thru eBike is ready to hit the road for commuting to work and running errands around town. 

The eXplore features an integrated 48 V lithium battery, 500 watt motor, Shimano components, sturdy front & rear racks, integrated lights, and more! 

This commuter eBike is priced at $2,199 USD.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and  [Read more…]

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

raleigh-misceo-ie-sport-electric-bike-sideThe Raleigh Misceo iE Sport is fun sporty commuter eBike that can also be a nice touring rig with its full assortment of accessories.

It has a road bike sporty performance ride feel with additional stability thanks to the flat bars and relaxed geometry.

At $2,699 it offers a lot; an aluminum frame with carbon fiber fork, Shimano STePS mid-drive system, Shimano SLX drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and healthy selection of accessories.

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read more…]

eBike News: Santa Monica Expo, Delivery eBikes, Winter Gear, Battery Standards & More [VIDEOS]

ebikes-4-deliverySanta Monica eBike Expo

The Electric Bike Expo will be in Santa Monica, California on December 2-4 and this is a great way to test ride the latest electric bikes on the test track that features a hill structure and other terrain features.

The Expo is free and open to everyone and you can enter to win a $4,000 Tempo electric bike! [Read more…]

Lumos Smart Helmet Review: Lights, Turning Signals, Brake Lights, & More! [VIDEO]

lumos-helmet-turn-signals For the most part bike helmets haven’t been all that exciting…….until now.

Introducing the next generation of helmets, the Lumos Smart Helmet!

The Lumos helmet is a high tech helmet that is designed to increase the safety of the everyday bike helmet by providing a bunch of highly visible light features.

Being seen on your bike today is so important in this highly distracted world and lighting on a helmet is an effective way to grab someone’s attention because they are higher than traditional bike lights.

With 50 built-in LEDs, the Lumos provides solid or flashing front and rear lights, turning signals, brake lights and a smartphone app that can fine tune the helmets functions. [Read more…]

Raleigh Misceo iE Sport Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

raleigh-misceo-ie-sport-electric-bikeThe Raleigh Misceo iE Sport is here for testing and review and it features the Shimano STePS mid drive system with a healthy selection of other Shimano components.

The Misceo iE Sport is a sporty commuter/touring/recreational road style eBike that is priced at $2,699 USD.

In addition, the Misceo iE Sport comes stock with a full accessory package (lights, fenders, rear rack, kickstand) ready for commuting or touring.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and [Read more…]

Cool Bike Infrastructure: Solar & Glowing Paths, Super Bikeways, Underground Parking & More! [VIDEOS]

hovenring-elevated-bike-roundaboutThere is always something new with electric bike technology but it is also exciting to see what is happening with improvements in bicycle infrastructure.

You might initially think of protected bike paths that separate auto traffic from bike traffic.

People for Bikes put together this video [Read more…]

Stylish Italjet Electric Bikes Now Available in N.A. [VIDEO]

italjet-electric-bike-8Italjet electric bikes have a classic cruiser style that reflects their long history in the motorcycle industry.

They have taken their experience with stylish motorized 2 wheelers and applied it to rapidly growing eBike world.

And now these premium stylish eBikes are available in North America.

Italjet eBikes are designed and assembled in Bologne, Italy with some of the components being hand crafted in Italy for a one of kind touch.

Here is a video of their Ascot model to give you a closer look at the details of [Read more…]

2017 Focus JAM² & BOLD² Electric Mountain Bikes & Extra Battery Option [VIDEO]

Focus Jam2 electric mountain bikeFocus has launched their new 2017 electric mountain bikes, the JAM² full suspension eMTB line, and the BOLD² hardtail eMTB line.

These new eMTB’s all feature the new Shimano E800 mid drive electric mountain bike system, and a few of the premium models feature the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting!

These new eMTB’s feature an integrated battery in the downtube of the frame (378 Wh) and Focus is offering an extra battery option that mounts on top of the downtube and doubles the capacity to 756 Wh.

These bikes are initially being launched in specific European markets and some of them will be available in the US in 2018.

Here is a video ad from Focus with their JAM² full suspension eMTB’s: [Read more…]

Do More With Your Electric Bike: Carrying Cargo [VIDEOS]

Haibike Trekking RX electric bike trailerTraditional bicycles are great for commuting, running errands, and having fun, but with electric assist you can do even more by bike!

Electric bikes enable you to carry more cargo while riding further, faster, and having the ability to get around town with minimal sweat.

With your eBike and the right gear you can handle a lot of short trips that traditionally have been reserved for the car.

Errand trips by eBike can be: [Read more…]