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…]

E-Bike News: Tern/Bosch Folder, Firefighting eBike, Pro eMTB, & More!

Tern Elektron-fully chargedBy Richard Peace

Tern says Bosch-powered folder is a ‘game-changer’

Put together one of the world’s best known makers of folding bikes and one of its best known e-bike systems and you have the just-launched Tern Electron.

Tern claim it is ‘the world’s most compact Bosch-driven electric bike.

It folds in under 10 seconds to the smallest size of any bike in Tern’s lineup, while delivering all the ride quality of a full-sized Bosch ebike.

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E-Bike News: Amazon Deliveries, Bamboo eBike, Tandem eBike, Austin Fleet, & More!

Amazon_PrimeNow_Donnersbergerbruecke_FrauBy Richard Peace

Amazon Prime starts superfast deliveries by e-bike

German Amazon customers can now take advantage of superfast e-bike delivery (within two or one hours of ordering) if they live in Berlin or Munich.

The e-bike aspect of the service was rolled out in Berlin in the spring and has just become available in Munich.

Two hour delivery is free, whilst the one hour service costs 6.99 euros and is based around the ‘Prime Now’ app, available, of course on most devices and platforms, which allows you to track real time delivery (though there is a minimum order of 20 euros for the Prime Now service). [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Specialized, BULLS, E-Bullitt, Cobi, E-Trike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Bulls-E Core Di2 FS 275 Plus electric mountain bikeBy Richard Peace

New eBikes

Specialized will expand its Vado road range for 2017. They will now use the same Brose mid-motor as their e-MTB Turbo Levo range.

The Turbo Vado will pack a 500Wh battery whilst the Vado Comp will use a 600Wh pack and is a speed pedelec version (for the purposes of European law at least).

Check out a sneak preview video here: [Read more…]

Blix and Wallerang Join the Electric Bike Expo Event Series

Wallerang-M-01-electric-bikeBlix Electric Bikes and Wallerang have signed on to demo their line up of eBikes at the rest of the Electric Bike Expo events for 2016!

Blix offers commuter/touring eBikes with a vintage European design that are  practical and economical.

Wallerang offers their M.01 with Shimano STePS mid drive system with Di2 electronic shifting and “modular” rack system. [Read more…]

eBike News: World Record, New Yamaha, E-Cargo Trike, Back Country Rescue [VIDEOS]

carQon electric cargo trikeBy Richard Peace

eBike World Record Attempt 

Ravi Kempaiah from Madison, Wisconsin is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for most miles pedaled on an e-bike.

He’s attempting a 5,000 mile ride to San Diego during which he will need to ride over 175 miles each day for weeks on end.

He’s hoping to finish his journey at the headquarters of Stromer in San Diego. [Read more…]

Seattle eBike Expo Report: New eBikes & Lots of eBike Smiles!

Seattle electric bike expo 8The Seattle Electric Bike Expo this past weekend was the fun place to checkout the latest electric bikes and it was evident with many attendees showing their eBike smiles!

One attendee said it was better than taking his kids to the amusement park! Another attendee said it was the most fun he’s had in 10 weeks since breaking his ankle.

Some of the exhibitors were showing off their new eBike models that just hit the market or would be launching soon. Focus, Raleigh, and OHM had new models that are covered in this Seattle report.

In addition, new exhibitor Rad Power showed off their line up which included a fat tire folding electric bike! [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Adventure, New Folding & Cargo eBikes, eMTB, & More! [VIDEO]

Sand and Snow 2By Richard Peace

E-Bike Adventure 

On a truly spectacular note, the German team behind Pedelec Adventures has just completed their USA trip after 3,100 miles in the saddle on Haibike S-duro e-bikes.

Their Sand to Snow tour covered National Parks from Yosemite to Death Valley and endured temperatures from 23 to 106°F (-5 to 41°C) degrees C. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: High-Tech eBikes, NY Times, Economical Kit, & More! [VIDEOS]

gazelle-no1By Richard Peace

New E-Bike Launches

Dutch e-bike manufacturer Gazelle has publicised what it sees as the future of e-bikes in the shape of the carbon fibre-framed No1.

Currently a one-off, with many parts hand made, the No.1 is perhaps most notable for its COBI interface and lighting system, undoubtedly one of the smartest of ‘smart’ devices for e-bikes.

If you want to learn more about how it was made see the video: [Read more…]

Seattle Electric Bike Expo July 15-17. Ride the Latest eBikes! [VIDEO]

Electric Bike ExpoThe Seattle Electric Bike Expo is on July 15-17 at the Southcenter Mall 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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