ProdecoTech Launches New Economical Stride & Phantom 400 Series Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

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ProdecoTech has just launched 2 new economically priced electric bikes that are being sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores around the U.S.

The new Stride and Phantom 400 series electric bikes have an impressive component spec (Samsung battery, SRAM drivetrain, AVID hydraulic brakes, Continental tires, etc.) for the price of $1,299 at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores.

In addition, these new 400 series eBikes are assembled at the ProdecoTech facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! [Read more…]

E-Bike News: E-Cargo Bike Racing, New eBikes & Kits, Off Grid Charging, & More! [VIDEOS]

Focus Project Y (1) copyBy Richard Peace

Welcome to more e-bike news from around the world.

German e-bike maker Focus launched in the US last year and intriguing info is surfacing about a new lightweight motor system they may to be gearing up to launch. News from the French alpine resort of Morzine has revealed a ‘Project Y e-bike’ with an amazingly sleek battery and motor design all in the downtube. Focus say its potentially a sub-28pound (13kg) e-MTB. [Read more…]

The E-Bike Cycle Tourists Journey Continues from France to Hungary

ebike cycle tourists 7By Gary Corbett

And we are off – again.

Exactly 315 days and 23,500 kilometres of full-time e-biking since setting out from London in April 2015 to set a new world e-bike long distance record, the E-Bike Cycle Tourists’ ongoing e-bike adventure continued from Hendaye in south west France on June 13.

The plan over the next three months is to pedal our ever-reliable Haibike xDuro Trekking e-bikes through France, Germany and Austria to Budapest in Hungary before returning to home soil in Australia in early September for yet another e-biking adventure. [Read more…]

Denver Expo Report: New eBikes, Adventure Stories, and the Heat! [VIDEOS]

KTM light electric bikeThe Denver Electric Bike Expo was the hot spot to be for riding the latest electric bikes, winning eBikes, and learning about eBike adventure tours!

And I mean truly mean hot spot because the temps were pushing towards 100 degrees!

Even with that, attendees of the Expo were out riding a wide variety of eBikes on the test track and learning about the bikes from the company reps.

The Expo kicked off with a “Policymakers Ride” on Friday that had a number of transportation officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation learning about and experiencing eBikes. In addition, [Read more…]

Electric Bike Expo Expands to Seattle, Atlanta, Washington DC & Ft. Lauderdale

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 2Due to popular demand the 2016 Electric Bike Expo series will continue through the year to add East coast locations and Seattle to round out a strong West coast line up!

Originally the Electric Bike Expo was launched with a West coast presence to “test the waters” and feedback from attendees, local bike shops, and the Expo sponsors and exhibitors has lead to the expansion of the 2016 tour.

This expansion of the 2016 schedule is as follows: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Bloomberg, AAA eBike Patrol, Zehus, SRAM Drivetrain & More! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltBy Richard Peace

Welcome to the latest e-bike news roundup.

You know a business is starting to get taken seriously when financial news group Bloomberg starts to hype it. They recently did just that, revealing some interesting stats and quotes about the US electric bike market.

The article showed projected data for 2016 US e-bike sales to be around 152,000; small beer compared to the 1.6 million projected sales for Western Europe.

Whilst it will clearly take a while for the US to catch up, the idea may not be as fanciful as you think according to Claus Fleischer, who heads Bosch’s eBike division. The US market could develop ‘way faster’ than [Read more…]

Denver Electric Bike Expo June 17-19 [VIDEO]

Portland Electric Bike Expo 8The Denver Electric Bike Expo is on June 17-19 at the Colorado Mills 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 2 electric bikes, meet eBike adventure celebrities, and learn more about the latest ebikes directly from the manufacturer reps.

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The Portland Electric Bike Expo Report

The city of Portland Oregon is all about bikes and it was fitting to have the Electric Bike Expo in this city that continues to push the envelope of bike infrastructure and bike culture in the U.S.

The highlights of the #PDX Expo were a policy makers ride hosted by the mayor of Milwalkie, a lot of local media coverage, a lucky Tempo eBike winner, Bixby the wild eBike traveling dog and her human, and many eBike smiles on and off the test track!

The Portland Electric Bike Expo was scheduled to coincide with May being Bike Month and all of the activities [Read more…]

The Plan for the E-Bike Cycle Tourists Ongoing E-Bike Adventure

DSC06096By Gary Corbett

After 13 months, 22,000 kilometres, 13 countries, a new world e-bike long distance record and enough amazing memories to last a lifetime, the time has come for the E-Bike Cycle Tourists to sit back and assess our ongoing e-bike adventure.

When we set out from London on April 23, 2015, our goal was to set a new world e-bike record in excess of 16,047 kms, add a buffer of 4,000 or so more kilometres to make it all that more difficult for someone else to break our new record and then pack up and go home.

Simple really.

But then something we didn’t plan happened. [Read more…]

eMTB Market Heats Up as Shimano Unveils MTB Version of STEPS Mid Drive System

Shimano Electric Mountain Bike System 4By Richard Peace.

Shimano STEPS E8000 is the new electric assist system designed specifically for eMTB use and joins the well-established E6000 system already used on many manufacturers city and leisure e-bike models.

According to Shimano the E8000 features a powerful drive unit rated for full-on MTB use (the E6000 system was rated for ‘light off-road use’) and a bigger 500Wh battery.

There is a new look handlebar mounted cycle computer. It can be paired with an electronic shift (Di2) MTB drive train or a [Read more…]