Time for an e-bike news update: e-bikes powered by “power lanes” instead of batteries, the Brouhaha self power trailer, 2 new Specialized Turbo models, carbon fiber full suspension Haibike, Whole Foods using electric cargo bikes, mainstream media e-bike coverage, and more!
E-Bike News: “Power Lanes”, Brouhaha E-Trailer, New Specialized Turbo’s, Carbon Haibike, & More! [VIDEOS]
The folks at Optibike have been hard at work bringing 2 new mid drive models to their high end line up of e-bikes. The new Pioneer Allroad and Pioneer City are some of the more affordable Optibike’s. At $2,795 the mountain bike style Allroad features the 500 watt Optibike mid drive motor and a 37V 10.5ah lithium downtube battery. The City is a step thru commuter style e-bike with the same 500 watt mid drive motor and a 37V 10ah lithium rack mounted battery priced at $2,995.
OHM Cycles just announced their new and improved 2015 Sport XS750 multi-purpose trail bike. It features the new 500 watt BionX D Series rear hub motor that has 250% more power than the BionX P- and S-Series motors. Their new 48V 11.6ah (555 watt hour) lithium battery is mounted low and in the center of the frame for balanced weight distribution. OHM Cycles is using a hydroformed aluminum frame along with the relatively new 27.5″ wheel size for improved rolling efficiency.
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!
Felt Electric has just launched 4 new electric bikes with the Bosch mid drive system in the US market! The US Felt line up is: the LEBOWSKe “fat” electric bike with 4″wide tires, the DUALe full suspension 27.5″ wheel e-mtb, the NINEe 29er hardtail e-mtb, and the SPORTe commuter style e-bike.
E-Bike News: New Bosch Tech, Grace, ProdecoTech, E-Bike Touring, E-Mtn Bikes, Harley Davidson?! [VIDEOS]
Grace e-bikes at Interbike, new Bosch control unit & NuVinci, SRAM, Shimano shifting integration, ProdecoTech’s new Scorpion, Continental’s mid drive, Haibike ski jump video, the Rise of the E-Bike, European e-bike tour, Madrid e-bike share, popular mountain bike magazines comment on e-mtb’s, and an electric Harley?!
In this interview with Adam Vollmer you will learn about his design inspiration for the classically styled Faraday Porteur electric bike, the Kickstarter experience, improvements to the Porteur, Porteur rider “success” stories, new Faraday e-bikes, and other exciting Faraday news!
The Visiobike e-bike is high tech. Here’s why: Google Glass integration, serious smartphone integration, rear view camera, carbon fiber frame, integrated Panasonic lithium battery in the frame, MPF mid drive motor, auto shifting NuVinci Harmony continuously variable hub, Gates belt drive, & more!
Edward Benjamin from eCycleElectric provides market data for the number of electric bikes sold in the US in 2013 and his predictions for the future of the e-bike industry in the US.
It’s time for another electric bike news round up! 2 new Haibike electric mountain bikes are now available in the US; the XDURO RX 29 hard tail and the XDURO FS RX full suspension electric mountain bikes. Both of the these Haibike’s feature the Bosch mid drive electric bike systems. There will be 5 other Haibike models arriving in the US soon. Grace Electric Bikes (also a European brand) are now available in the US! Visiobike is a new high tech electric bike that has hit the market. It features a carbon fiber frame, mid drive motor, integrated Panasonic batteries, smartphone integration, a rear view camera, and more! Here is a video about Visiobike:
Larry has been in the bicycle industry most of his life and is in charge of one of the largest e-bike companies in the US. In this interview you will learn more about his experiences in the industry, what the latest is at Currie Tech (new IZIP’s, Haibikes, eFlow, etc.), the IZIP Road Show, and what’s on the horizon for Currie Tech. Enjoy the interview!
The other day Robert Provost, CEO of ProdecoTech, invited me to join them for the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) E-Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech headquarters. How could I say no?! The LEVA E-Bike Technician Training helps electric bike dealers increase their e-bike knowledge and diagnose and troubleshoot electric bike technical issues for their customers.
Thief steals e-bike and calls owner for charging instructions!!!, police use e-bikes for Boston marathon, e-cargo bikes the new minivan, Faraday shipping Porteur e-bikes, electric pedals, the new NTS Works mid drive e-bike, LEVA training at ProdecoTech & more!