The eBike category is beginning to show significant signs of emergence in the U.S. market and global eBike leader Accell Group is investing to further innovation and infrastructure in this important category through its North American arm, Accell North America (ANA). The nation’s first Electric Bicycle Competence Center (EBCC-‐NA) will launch April 30, 2014, as a brand-‐new division within ANA. The timing of this important growth platform coincides with key eBike innovation from trusted ANA bike brands Raleigh, Lapierre and Diamondback, all planned for model year 2015 introduction.
Brett Thurber, from The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco, shares his experience of riding a Bosch equipped Felt electric mountain bike on the steep trails of Mt. Tam.
Checkout this video of Tommy Ausherman, co-founder of Outrider USA, flying down an airport runway at 85.9 mph on a modified Outrider USA 422 Alpha electric trike! And kids, don’t try this at home, this is a professional rider on a closed track….
A Swiss retro cruiser, the foldable Gi Bike, video of “fat” snow e-biking, e-bike share in Copenhagen & Madrid, LG gets into e-bikes, UCLA chef e-biker, lots of e-cargo bike news, super capacitors, a drift electric trike, and more!
LESS CAR, MORE GO is a crowdsourced and crowdfunded documentary on the cargo bike revolution going on right now. Cargo bikes are a good car alternative. And when you add electric assist it makes them even better! Checkout these videos for more about this cargo bike documentary.
In this installment of custom electric bikes from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show there is a retro e-cruiser with a classic gear shifter, a titanium e-mountain bike, and an electrified Santana tandem! All of these custom e-bikes feature the BionX electric bike system with the Gates Carbon belt drive. These bikes were part of a challenge that Gates put forth to custom bike frame fabricators. They were to design a unique e-bike using the BionX system with a 3 speed internally geared hub with the Gates carbon belt drive.
How is this for custom electric bikes: an e-BBQ-bike with refreshment carrying capacity, a wooden frame e-bike, a bamboo frame e-bike, and more! Those types of e-bikes are the result of a challenge that Gates Carbon Drive put forth to some custom frame builders for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. The builders had to incorporate the Gates belt drive with the SRAM E-Matic e-bike system to create a unique e-bike. And yes, they are unique!
Recently Gates Carbon Drive (belts) challenged 12 custom bike builders to build electric bikes using their belt drive along with 3 different e-bike systems; Bosch (with NuVinci N360 hub), SRAM, and BionX. The result was an amazing array of e-bikes that included, titanium bikes, wood bikes, tandems, cargo bikes, a BBQ bike, and more!
Outrider’s adaptive use bike, the Horizon, is an all-terrain electric cycle that brings the joy of riding a bike to people with many different abilities, including many paraplegics and quadriplegics; 30 Day Kickstarter campaign for production.
Seattlelite David Somers knew that his electric bike would save him money in the long run, but he didn’t realize just how many dollars it would save him with only a few rides. David has shared his electric bike experiences with us in the past, describing how he fared while pairing his OHM with a Burley Travoy Trailer to accomplish an impressive task (see Burley Travoy bike trailer review ).
Robert Provost President of ProdecoTech along with Heather Marshman Marketing Director of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced today that the Oakland Park based company will be hosting the LEVA E-Bike technician training and certification at their new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on May 1 and 2 of 2014.
The highly anticipated Stromer ST2 electric bike is finally here! Stromer has been teasing us with images and some of the high tech features recently, but now we get a full look at what this new and improved Stromer has to offer. Checkout the video, pictures and specs……
Charged Up will continue to bring awareness to the emerging ebike market, building off the success of Interbike’s Electric Bike Media Event in 2013. Outdoor Retailer will invite brands and products that define the growing trend toward incorporating technology into outdoor adventures.