New Trek Conduit+ & Lift+ Electric Bikes

Trek Conduit Lift electric bikesTrek has launched 2 new electric bikes with the Shimano STePS mid drive system for 2016.

The Conduit+ and Lift+ are the next electric bikes to enter the U.S. market with the STePS system next to Raleigh e-bikes.

Here is a review of the Raleigh Misceo iE with an in depth look at the Shimano STePS system.

The Conduit+ and Lift+ e-bikes are being officially announced at Trek World this week and [Read more…]

New Heisenberg Electric Bikes with BMW Design

Heisenburg electric bike XF1 drivetrainHeisenberg is a new electric bike company from the Berlin area started by some e-bike industry veterans along with some input from BMW!

Michael Hecken and Karlheinz Nicolai are 2 of the founders of Heisenberg and they also established Grace electric bikes in 2008 and they were commissioned by the Daimler Benz to develop the Smart electric bike.

It is interesting how the automotive industry is [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Felt E-Cargo, New Haibikes, Light & Portable A-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS & PICS]

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The new Felt Brühaul electric cargo bike will be available very soon!

This e-cargo features 24″ wheels front and rear for a stable ride, a solid mix of components from Bosch, Shimano, Schwalbe, and others. Felt will be offering a number of cargo accessories for the new Brühaul and it is priced at [Read more…]

The E-Bike Shift: A Pragmatic Look at the Electric Bike Industry

The new Ford MoDe:Flex electric bike.

By Ray Verhelst, CEO of ExtraEnergy Services North America.

There is a paradigm shift taking place in the electric bicycle industry, which in itself is an evolution taking place within the traditional human-powered bike community.

What became revitalized in the mid-1990s, the idea of motorized power supplements, continued to grow into [Read more…]

Specialized Turbo Levo Electric Mountain Bikes – [VIDEO & PICS]

Specialized Levo electric mountain bike fat tireSpecialized recently rocked the electric bike world with the announcement of their new Turbo Levo line of electric mountain bikes!

In typical Specialized fashion they have designed the Levo bikes with a bunch of innovative features.

One of the standout features is the “Smart Control” in the Mission Control smartphone app (available for both iPhone and Android phones) that should eliminate range anxiety.

You can tell the bike where you are riding and the app will adjust how much power the bike is providing to make sure you can finish your ride without [Read more…]

Report on Electric Bicycle Imports to USA by Brand in 2014-2015

ProdecoTech assembly facility 3By Edward Benjamin.

One of the challenges of tracking the ebike business in the USA is created by a lack of a uniform tariff or HTS numbers that are specific to electric bicycles.

So a researcher is limited to a process of using descriptions such as ebike, electric bike, etc.

The descriptions can be vague or misleading, so our team then checks for [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Specialized E-Mtb, UPS E-Cargo, Trefecta, Mechanical Doping, & More! [VIDEOS]

UPS electric cargo trikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

Specialized just launched their new 250 watt mid drive electric mountain bike called the Turbo Levo. It’s a full suspension e-mtb that has a clean design with downtube battery integration and in a lot of ways it doesn’t look like an e-bike.

The Levo features 27.5″ x 3.0″ tires for a [Read more…]

Shimano Sponsors “The Circuit” at Interbike

raleigh misceo electric mid driveShimano is serious about electric bikes and to make that point they recently stepped up to become the presenting sponsor of “The Circuit”, which is a new e-bike and conventional bike indoor test track at Interbike.

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the Americas and it will be held this year at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on September 16-18.

I recently had a chance to talk with Dustin Brady who is in charge of marketing for Shimano in North America to learn more about their focus on the electric bike market. [Read more…]

The Lightweight Maxwell EP0 Electric Bike & Interview with the Founder [VIDEO]

maxwell epo electric bike 1With a claimed weight of 25 pounds, the Maxwell EP0 is one of the lightest electric bikes around!

The EP0 achieves this with a relatively small motor, small battery (hidden in the frame tubes), and a simple “fixie” style bike set up.

The EP0 looks like a good e-bike for the urban commuter that wants moderate assist and a normal looking bike. [Read more…]

New Ford MoDe:Flex – The Transformer of Electric Bikes [VIDEO]

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MoDe:Flex eBike

Ford just announced the new MoDe:Flex electric bike to add to their current e-bike line up.

Compared to the other models of Ford’s electric bikes, the Flex is designed for the cycling enthusiast.

The new Flex is a full sized e-bike that can be split in half to [Read more…]