Haibike is bringing a bunch of their Bosch powered electric bikes to the US market for 2015. And that includes the new Fat Six; a fat e-bike (4″+ wide tires!) with the Bosch mid drive, aluminum frame, and Rock Shox suspension fork. Bosch has set up shop in the US and Haibike is the brand that has the most Bosch e-bikes in the US.
For 2015 Raleigh is jumping into the electric bike market! This is pretty big news because Raleigh is a traditional bicycle brand that has been around for a long time. They must see the future in electric bikes. Here is a video of the new Raleigh e-bikes (Misceo, Venture, Detour, Tekoa) for the US market, presented by Larry Pizzi at Interbike 2014. The Misceo is the first bike in the US market to feature the new Shimano STEPS mid drive system:
All-in-one electric bike systems are becoming more popular these days. They contain everything in the hub of the bike. That includes the motor, controller, battery, and everything else! FlyKly and Copenhagen Wheel (Superpedestrian) are some of the more well-known names in the US. Zehus is an all-in-one system from Italy and I recently had a chance to check out their Bike+ system at this years Interbike 2014.
Interbike is the largest bicycle tradeshow in the US and there will be a lot of new electric bikes on display this year. Stay tuned to this post for the latest e-bikes and gear from Interbike in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Falco E-Motors has just launched their new Fusion Sports electric bike kit on Kickstarter. This is a unique kit because it is cardio controlled. What does that mean? You can set the heart rate range that you want to be exercising in and the Falco Fusion Sports system will vary the amount of assist to make sure you stay in that range. High tech! While we are talking about tech, the Fusion Sports system features smartphone integration, which is not found on many electric bike kits on the market today.
Eurobike is the big international bicycle trade show that happens every year in Friedrichshafen, Germany and it is where a lot of the new electric bikes (and conventional bikes) are revealed. This year the amount of e-bikes at the show was even more impressive than last year. The director of Bosch forecasts that e-bikes will eventually make up 50% of the total bicycle market and according to Bike Europe that may occur in 2015!
E-Bike News: “Power Lanes”, Brouhaha E-Trailer, New Specialized Turbo’s, Carbon Haibike, & More! [VIDEOS]
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!
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!