ProdecoTech Phantom XR Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 9The results are in on the ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike and it has proven to be a versatile eBike with a nice mix of urban and off road capabilities.

The quality of the components, performance style riding position and road/off road tires make this a good all around eBike.

At $2,199 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, RockShox, SRAM, Truvativ, and more.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 2The ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

The XR has an electric mountain bike style with the efficiency to be a great all around urban eBike.

With a price of $2,199 and a healthy component spec like a 600 watt hub motor, 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery, RockShox suspension fork, SRAM & Truvativ drivetrain, and Avid hydraulic disc brakes, the XR is an eBike that offers a lot of value.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications. [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bikeThe ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat electric bike is a big bike in every way!

It has massive 4″ wide tires that can handle sand, snow, dirt road/trail cruising, and they provide for a fun ride around town.

In addition, this all wheel drive fat eBike can handle almost any terrain.

And with its continuously variable drivetrain from NuVinci it is very easy to dial in your perfect gear ratio.

The 4 piston SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes do a good job of slowing this big bike down.

At $2,799 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, SRAM, NuVinci, Truvativ, and more! [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bike 6The ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat tire electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

With 4″ wide off road tires and 600 watts of power, this fat eBike is ready for sand, snow, rough roads, and the daily commute.

This eFat bike features a 600 watt front hub motor, a 36V 14.25ah Samsung frame integrated lithium battery, the continuously variable NuVinci N380 rear hub, and much more!
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LEED 250 Watt & 500 Watt Electric Bike Kit Review [VIDEO]

Leed 250 watt electric bike kit reviewBy Paul Willerton

There is beauty in simplicity. Consider the bicycle. Without electric assist, the most efficient human powered machine known to man.

With electric assist, the bicycle climbs off the charts. Still, many are intimidated by the bike – and particularly the electric assist bicycle.

Some electric systems can be complex. The influx of high-end, mid-drive motor systems have brought a surge of attention to the ebike, including a following of younger, more experienced riders.

At the other end of the spectrum is a much larger group of riders.
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Riding the Bosch CX Electric Mountain Bike System in Sedona, AZ [VIDEO]

Bosch Sedona electric mountain bike 2As part of their annual press camp with Magura, Bosch was in Sedona to show off their new CX electric mountain bike system on eMTBs from Haibike, KTM, Easy Motion, BULLS, and others.

Kicking the camp off on Monday morning included a nice ride up Schnebly Hill Road that climbs from the high desert of Sedona at 4,500 ft elevation to the cool Ponderosa Pine forest near Flagstaff at 7,000 ft.

Schnebly is a technical jeep road that offers a bunch of scenic views and it’s a good place to ride electric mountain bikes in Sedona. [Read more…]

Ariel Rider N-Class & W-Class Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

AR N-Class 2By Paul Willerton

The cruiser is one of the most beloved forms of bicycle. Visit any laid back community, resort or beach town, and you’ll see more cruisers than anything else on two wheels.

The bikes welcome less experienced riders with their smooth, forgiving shapes and fat tires. Most of the bikes are probably ridden less than a handful of city blocks at a time.

Heavy bikes with low saddles and limited gear ratios don’t make very good companions for long distances or getting places fast.

I once rented a cruiser in a foreign country to ride 30 miles each way to a trade show. Having the time, I thought “I can do this.” I returned the bike that night exhausted, chafed and aching.

Adding electric assist to a cruiser changes everything, though. Now, [Read more…]

ARCC e²-pod Moulton Electric Bike Review – a British Classic

ARCC Moulton riding 3By Richard Peace.

As an experienced electric bike journalist ARCC caught my eye as being both different and extremely interesting on several counts.

Firstly they have designed their own system in the form of the e²-pod (more on that later), secondly they were using the system on an iconic British bike design, the Moulton, and lastly they part-manufactured and assembled the bikes in their hi-tech hub in Cambridge, UK, which probably needs no further introduction, [Read more…]

e-Bike Cycle Tourists’ Haibike xDuro RX Trekking Electric Bike Review After 12,000kms

Haibike Trekking RX electric bikeBy Gary Corbett.

At approximately the half way mark of the e-Bike Cycle Tourists world e-bike long distance record ride, the time has come for us to review our Haibike xDuro RX Trekking Electric Bikes as supplied by sponsor e-bikeshop.co.uk

In the lead-up to setting out on our record-breaking ride, which has now seen us cycle more than 12,000 kilometres through 11 countries over seven months, the number one priority was to source an e-bike that ticked all of the boxes needed to successfully complete a self-contained long distance cycle tour of more than 20,000kms while towing a fully laden trailer. [Read more…]

New Yuba Spicy Curry Mid Drive Electric Cargo Bike [VIDEO & PICS]

yuba spicy curry electric cargo bike 2The Yuba Spicy Curry, what a great name for an electric cargo bike.

The name is a play on words because this electric cargo bike has been developed with a partnership between Yuba Bicycles (cargo bike experts) and Currie Technologies (e-bike experts).

Yuba Bicycles is well known for their popular Mundo and Boda Boda cargo bikes that come in their traditional configuration or with electric assist.

The Spicy Curry is their new e-cargo bike that has been designed with [Read more…]