eBike News: Frame Kit, Affordable eBMX, Expo, Powerful Mid-Drive, eCargo, & More! [VIDEOS]

hopmod-electric-bike-frame-kit-3HopMod eBike Frame Kit

There are eBike kits that can turn a conventional bike into an eBike and now there is the HopMod eBike specific frame kit. 

Former BMX pro and eBike industry veteran Marty Schlesinger adds the HopMod to the Voltage Cycles line up.

The HopMod is available as a frame, frame with eRad mid drive kit, or complete eBike. 

Here is a video of the HopMod: [Read more…]

Santa Monica eBike Expo Dec 2-4. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEO]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 6The Santa Monica Electric Bike Expo is on December 2-4 at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot 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 enter to win an electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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eBike News: Bicycles Economic Impact, World Tour, Solar Charging, New eBikes, & More! [VIDEOS]

noordung-angel-electric-bikeBy Richard Peace

Quantifying Bicycles’ Economic Contribution

The U.S. House of Representatives have just passed the Outdoor REC (Recreation’s Economic Contributions) Act, moving it one step closer to being signed into law by the president.

As suggested by its title, The Outdoor REC Act would require the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor, working with federal land management agencies, to provide statistics on the economic contribution of recreation to the U.S. economy – and that inlcudes bikes’ and e-bike’s contribution. 

People for Bikes said: 

‘We believe it is time for the bike industry’s economic statistics to be measured in the same way as other sectors such as the automobile, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Measuring the economic benefits of bicycling will demonstrate that investment in bike infrastructure leads to economic development, jobs and healthier communities. [Read more…]

eBike News: Santa Monica Expo, Delivery eBikes, Winter Gear, Battery Standards & More [VIDEOS]

ebikes-4-deliverySanta Monica eBike Expo

The Electric Bike Expo will be in Santa Monica, California on December 2-4 and this is a great way to test ride the latest electric bikes on the test track that features a hill structure and other terrain features.

The Expo is free and open to everyone and you can enter to win a $4,000 Tempo electric bike! [Read more…]

eBike News: Win an eBike, Tesla, Fantic, IZIP, AWD eBike, Bamboo, & More! [VIDEOS]

fanitic-fat-bike-7days-electric-bikeBy Richard Peace

Fantic Arrives in the US

Longstanding motorcycle company Fantic is relatively new to the e-bike game, launching a couple of e-fat bikes in fall 2015 onto the European market.

Things move quickly in the e-bike world and now in fall 2016 Fantic has an 11 model collection and has also just entered the US market, setting up office in Sausalito CA.

Their two e-fat bikes have been joined by five e-MTBs and four e-road/gravel bikes , all powered by the well-regarded Brose motors. [Read more…]

eBike News: BMW eBike, Mainstream Media, eBike Investing, New eBikes, & More! [VIDEOS]

bmw-electric-bikeBy Richard Peace

Mainstream Media

Why are e-bikes all the rage? 

The LA Times posted this great article “Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they’re plenty of fun to ride” and the title pretty much nails it.

The article has some inspiring stories of how people are using electric bikes, eBike benefits, some of the market trends, and of course how fun they are to ride!

Family e-Cargo bikes Inspire U.S. Families

The Chicago Tribune detailed one resident’s journey from bus passenger with toddlers to e-cargo bike family rider. [Read more…]

Stylish Italjet Electric Bikes Now Available in N.A. [VIDEO]

italjet-electric-bike-8Italjet electric bikes have a classic cruiser style that reflects their long history in the motorcycle industry.

They have taken their experience with stylish motorized 2 wheelers and applied it to rapidly growing eBike world.

And now these premium stylish eBikes are available in North America.

Italjet eBikes are designed and assembled in Bologne, Italy with some of the components being hand crafted in Italy for a one of kind touch.

Here is a video of their Ascot model to give you a closer look at the details of [Read more…]

eBike News: Tern Vektron, US & UK eBike Share Systems, Family Adventure eBiking, & More! [VIDEOS]

tn-vektron-yepp-childseatBy Richard Peace

New eBikes From Around the World

Tern Vektron Folding Bosch eBike

Tern has launched their new Vektron (formerly the Elektron) folding eBike equipped with the Bosch mid drive system on Kickstarter.

If you are one of the “early birds” you can pick one up for $2,975.

Here’s their KS video for more information on this versatile eBike:  [Read more…]

2017 Focus JAM² & BOLD² Electric Mountain Bikes & Extra Battery Option [VIDEO]

Focus Jam2 electric mountain bikeFocus has launched their new 2017 electric mountain bikes, the JAM² full suspension eMTB line, and the BOLD² hardtail eMTB line.

These new eMTB’s all feature the new Shimano E800 mid drive electric mountain bike system, and a few of the premium models feature the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting!

These new eMTB’s feature an integrated battery in the downtube of the frame (378 Wh) and Focus is offering an extra battery option that mounts on top of the downtube and doubles the capacity to 756 Wh.

These bikes are initially being launched in specific European markets and some of them will be available in the US in 2018.

Here is a video ad from Focus with their JAM² full suspension eMTB’s: [Read more…]