2017 Electric Bikes at Interbike – Part 1 – Many VIDEOS!

besv-trb1-electric-mountain-bike-copyThe launch of many new 2017 electric bikes made a splash at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas!

Interbike 2016 saw growth in the number of North American eBike brands and there are also more European brands establishing themselves in the North American marketplace.

For instance, there will be nearly 30 brands featuring the Bosch mid drive system for 2017!

In this series of reports from Interbike you will get an in depth look at many of the new 2017 eBikes and learn more about the companies that are involved in the North American electric bike industry.

In this first report you will see videos from: BESV, BULLS, Bosch, Blix, Wallerang, Stromer, Gocycle, ProdecoTech, Yuba, and Pedelec Adventures. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Washington DC Electric Bike Expo Oct 7-9. Ride the Latest eBikes! [VIDEO]

Electric Bike ExpoThe Washington DC Electric Bike Expo is on October 7-9 at Tyson’s Corner 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!

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

pedelec-adventures.com_Sand-to-Snow_2016-05-26_183318_Bryce_S-Bruesch_IMG_3653_webSusanne 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…]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 9The results are in on the ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike and it has proven to be a versatile eBike with a nice mix of urban and off road capabilities.

The quality of the components, performance style riding position and road/off road tires make this a good all around eBike.

At $2,199 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, RockShox, SRAM, Truvativ, and more.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

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

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 2The ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

The XR has an electric mountain bike style with the efficiency to be a great all around urban eBike.

With a price of $2,199 and a healthy component spec like a 600 watt hub motor, 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery, RockShox suspension fork, SRAM & Truvativ drivetrain, and Avid hydraulic disc brakes, the XR is an eBike that offers a lot of value.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bikeThe ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat electric bike is a big bike in every way!

It has massive 4″ wide tires that can handle sand, snow, dirt road/trail cruising, and they provide for a fun ride around town.

In addition, this all wheel drive fat eBike can handle almost any terrain.

And with its continuously variable drivetrain from NuVinci it is very easy to dial in your perfect gear ratio.

The 4 piston SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes do a good job of slowing this big bike down.

At $2,799 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, SRAM, NuVinci, Truvativ, and more! [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bike 6The ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat tire electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

With 4″ wide off road tires and 600 watts of power, this fat eBike is ready for sand, snow, rough roads, and the daily commute.

This eFat bike features a 600 watt front hub motor, a 36V 14.25ah Samsung frame integrated lithium battery, the continuously variable NuVinci N380 rear hub, and much more!
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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…]

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…]