Technology to the rescue! Discovering that your prized electric bike has been stolen sucks, but in this day and age, technology can help you recover it. That is just what happened when Frédéric Marchand realized that his high tech Stromer ST2 had been stolen. Not only did he get his bike back, but 50 other stolen bikes were recovered thanks to the ST2′s built in GPS and the Stromer Smartphone Geolocator app!
Bosch eBike Systems has made a serious presence in the European electric bike scene and now they are focusing on the US e-bike market for 2014. In addition they are introducing some new high tech features to their mid drive systems! Here is a video that will give you an idea of what the Bosch e-bike systems are like and some background on the company, including the manufacturing of their components.
The new Bafang mid drive motors will be offered on Energie Cycles 2.6t and 2.6tm electric bikes. In addition, Bafang mid drive motor packages will be available to Energie Cycle dealers for retro fit bike projects.
Breaking news from the Taipei Cycle Show going on now: Checkout this concept electric bike from Nicolai/Gates/NuVinci! It is a bike that has been designed around the new Bosch electric bike kit that positions the motor to provide assistance at the cranks, the Gates belt drive that eliminates oily chains (and maintenance), and the NuVinci […]
??Imagine you are riding your electric bike along and you hit a hill. Instead of shifting the gears on your bike you simple twist the grip shifter a little (like a volume dial on your stereo) to make climbing that hill a little easier and find that perfect gear ratio. That is what the NuVinci […]
Last week I was invited to tour the NuVinci design and testing headquarters in Austin, Texas. I was able to test ride a number of electric bikes and regular bikes with their new “Continuously Variable Planetary” (CVP) drivetrain. Below is an introduction to their technology and I will be following this article up with more […]
I have ridden many different bikes with the Bionx electric bike conversion kit and I have to say that it is probably the most refined ebike kit that you can buy. To compare it to cars, it is like the Mercedes Benz of electric bike kits. This is a review based on a number of […]
This is really cool! Shimano (one of the most reputable bike component manufacturer’s) is coming out with an electric bike component group! It is called the Shimano STEPS (Shimano Total Electric Power System) electric bike component group. This is good news for the electric bike market because Shimano has a reputation of providing quality components […]