New E-Bikes: Faraday, Pedego, & Juiced Riders [VIDEOS]

Faraday Cortland Electric BikesWe have some new electric bikes rolling into the market for February 2016.

Faraday just announced their new step thru frame Cortland that is similar to their classically styled Porteur.

Pedego has announced their new Latch folding e-bike with a belt instead of a chain.

Juiced Riders just announced that their new 28 mph speed pedelec Cross Current is available for order.

In this post you will get an overview of some of the latest eBikes that have hit the market. [Read more…]

Portugal to Cyprus via a UK Immigration Interrogation

ebike cycle tourists 1By Gary Corbett

With 17,073kms on the odometer and the world e-bike long distance record now safely in our keeping, the e-Bike Cycle Tourists jetted off from Portugal to Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean today.

But far from planning a holiday in the winter sun on the island that is renowned as the mythological birth place of Aphrodite, the plan is to continue e-biking on a daily basis to continue to add to our kilometer total while waiting out our European Schengen visa exclusion period.

While excited to discover everything that Cyprus has to offer over the next three months, we were both [Read more…]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo – Test Ride the Latest eBikes for Free! [VIDEO]

Electric Bike ExpoThe San Diego Electric Bike Expo on February 26-28 is the place to ride over 100 of the latest electric bikes all for free!

There will be eBikes from A2B, BESV, BULLS, Easy Motion, Felt Electric, Focus, Gazelle, Haibike, IZIP, Kalkhoff, Polaris, Raleigh, Stromer, Tempo (Expo Charity Sponsor), Trek (Expo Track Sponsor), Xtracycle, Yuba with the latest electric drive systems from Bosch (Expo Presenting Sponsor), Yamaha, Shimano, and more.

Many of the models are brand new to the US and here to be tested by you for the very first time!

Here is a quick video about the San Diego Expo being held at Liberty Station: [Read more…]

UK E-Cargo Bike Companies Show the Future of Urban Transport [VIDEO]

23/12/2015 - Pic by Lucy Davies Business development manager at Bikespace Brett Nicolle who is delivering vegetables for Plymouth residents on an electric bike. Reporter Sarah Contact Brett on 396737

Picture by Lucy Davies

By Richard Peace

Outside of flatter cities and towns with a strong cycling tradition – such as Cambridge – cargo bikes (let alone electric cargo bikes) are very rarely seen.

But legal changes from April this year lifted the previous 40kg weight limit that had hampered the deployment of e-cargo bikes for commercial use.

With the UK’s electric bike law now harmonised with Europe, Electric Bike Report interviews two firms that have recently introduced electric cargo bikes and are making inroads into the ‘last mile’ delivery market and [Read more…]

Phoenix Electric Bike Expo – Lots of eBike Smiles! [VIDEOS]

electric bike expo phoenix 13This past weekend was the first Electric Bike Expo event in Phoenix, Arizona with many eBike smiles both on and off the ride track!

The Expo is a series of eBike specific events where everyone can test ride the latest electric bikes for free and talk to manufacturer reps and local dealers about their eBikes.

The focus of the Expo is to raise awareness about electric bikes by providing the ride experience, which is very important to understanding what an eBike is and the benefits it provides.

Here’s a quick video to give you a feel for the Expo: [Read more…]

BULLS Launches New Electric Bikes in the U.S. at E-Bike Expo Events

E-Stream FS EnduroBULLS eBikes is a popular German brand that is launching their e-bikes in the U.S. market at the Electric Bike Expo events in 2016!

BULLS is bringing a line of e-bikes that are good for almost any type of riding: commuting, touring, mountain biking, sand or even snow riding.

Their e-bikes use either the Bosch mid-drive system or the Brose mid-drive system; an all new drive system to the U.S. market. [Read more…]

Ride the Newest Electric Bikes at the Electric Bike Expo Event in Phoenix!

Bosch track2016 is going to be a very exciting year for the electric bike world and to kick things off you will be able to ride the newest e-bikes in Phoenix, AZ this January 15-17, 2016.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend the Expo events!

There will be 80+ different electric bikes at the Electric Bike Expo event from brands like: [Read more…]

Beeline Your Way to the Bike Shop

beeline mobile bike shop vanBy Paul Willerton.

To say there is a “disturbance in the force” of what we call the independent bicycle dealer (IBD) is putting things lightly.

Your local bicycle specialty shops are IBD’s. Big box stores like Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the like are not considered IBD’s.

The cycling industry has been one of the slowest to adopt modern sales methods that have upended nearly every other major industry.

It’s no secret that consumers are spending more time online, researching and purchasing ever larger items. [Read more…]

Biking Goes Hi-Tech – New Technologies For Two Wheels

stromer st2 smartphone appBy Gary Kaye.

At the Interbike tradeshow in Las Vegas, the biking industry showed off some amazing technologies to make biking easier, safer, and more fun.

Of course, if you are someone who thinks that a bike should be two wheels and no frills, you can probably skip this.

Shiftless

One of the tricky parts of today’s many speed bikes is shifting. Many bikes have gear sets with 27 or more gears. Some have as many as 81 (three in front, three in an internal rear cassette, and nine on the rear hub).

But now, three companies have various designs that streamline the process and make it far less intimidating. [Read more…]

First U.S. Electric Bike Sharing Launches in Birmingham Alabama

Birmingham electric bike share 2By Paul Willerton.

By now you’ve heard of the “sharing economy”. Companies like AirBnB, DogVacay, RelayRides and Task Rabbit have introduced millions of people to new solutions of old problems.

Many feel that using the sharing economy enhances their lifestyle and spreads goodwill. In recent years another sharing economy program, Citibike, began in New York City and spawned similar offerings in more large metro areas.

Birmingham, Alabama though can now lay claim to a more modern, efficient – and in the minds of many enthusiasts – more desirable bike sharing program than any other city in America. [Read more…]