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

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Electron Wheel

All-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…]

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…]

Guide to Storing Electric Bike Batteries

BULLS Outlaw electric bike batteryBy Edward Benjamin, LEVA Technician Training Program

One of the problems for ebikes is this: They can spend months inactive, and that is not good for batteries. And a dead battery, damaged by misuse or neglect, is both expensive and frustrating.

Different types of batteries have different needs. Here is a rough guide:

For all batteries: Charging and using them is the best way to keep the battery in good shape. An old saying from Aviation: “To keep em flying, keep em flying…” [Read more…]

The Variety of Stylish Town & Commuter Electric Bikes

ST2S copyBy Richard Peace

There are so many new electric bikes hitting the market today and the variety of commuting style ebikes is pretty amazing!

In this article we will take a look at just a few of the stylish town and commuter electric bikes that each represent specific styles in this category.

There is the economical Easy Motion EasyGo Street, versatile Wallerang M.01, fixie style Coboc One, racing style Haibike Xduro Urban RC, the sleek Kalkhoff Integrale 8, and the high-tech Stromer ST2 S. [Read more…]

10 Electric Bike Motorized Trailers for an Extra Boost [VIDEOS]

ridekick-electric-bike-trailerBy Martin Laird

Electric bikes are great, but what if there was an option for an electric cargo trailer that pushes your traditional bike?

There is!

From the small trailers that can handle the daily commute items to large e-cargo trailers that can carry kayaks and up to 330 pounds of capacity, there is a growing number of options in the e-cargo trailer world.

You can take the extra weight, people, or cargo with you without putting the strain on your bike or your legs, and here are the top options for an effortless ride with a heavy haul. [Read more…]

Electric Cargo Bike Guide [VIDEOS]

Spicy-Curry-riding-sideOne of the recent developments in the electric bike and traditional bicycle world has been the cargo or utility bike.

Cargo bikes are designed to carry loads that are larger and heavier than a traditional bicycle can carry like passengers, many bags of groceries, boxes, etc.

Electric cargo bikes offer an additional electric assist to the rider which allows them to carry a heavier load for a longer distance.

The electric cargo bike in many cases is a great alternative to driving a car for running errands and commuting to work.

Benefits of an Electric Cargo Bike

The average person who takes the kids to school, commutes to work, and needs to run errands around town can use this type of bike without getting too [Read more…]

Guide To Electric Recumbent Trikes [UPDATED]

Electric recumbent trikes are lightweight 3 wheeled pedal/electric vehicles that offer some car like features.

For instance, some of them have weather protection, cargo & passenger capacity, full suspension, comfortable seats, lights & mirrors, etc.

Some of these e-recumbent trikes are designed for everyday commuting around town and some of them “amplify” your pedal power up to highway speeds!

The following is a guide to complete e-recumbent trikes, ideas on adding electric assist to a recumbent trike, and a look at the future of e-trikes. [Read more…]

Electric Bike Mid Drive Guide

Haibike FS RX bosch motorMid drive systems provide motor power through the cranks of the bike to leverage the drivetrain (or “transmission”) to climb almost any hill and speed along on flat ground.

Mid drives have been popular in many European markets and they are starting to gain popularity in the US and Canadian markets.

This guide will outline the popular systems that are equipped on complete e-bikes as well as retrofit mid drive systems that can be added to a conventional bike. [Read more…]

Electric Bike Motor Comparison: Hub, Mid Drive, & Friction Drive

GenZe Sport electric bike motorHere is a comparison of the different electric bike motor systems to help you determine which configuration is best for your riding needs.

In this article there are the pros and cons of each system: the hub motors (front and rear), the mid drive motor, the friction drive motor, and the rocket drive!

First of all, let’s take a look at the popular [Read more…]

Folding Electric Bikes Guide

gocycle folding electric bike

Folding electric bikes are very convenient if you travel a lot, use multiple forms of transportation, or if you want a bike that can be stored in a small place.

It is amazing how small some of these folding e-bikes can be when they are completely folded up!

Folders are great when combined with other forms of transportation like the bus, subway, train, ferry/boat, taxi, car, etc.

They are also handy if you have limited storage areas at home or work.

To give you some ideas on the different types of electric folding bikes out there, I have put together this guide. [Read more…]