UPDATED: Interview with eBike Adventurer Susanne Brüsch: Sand to Snow in the USA [VIDEOS]

pedelec-adventures.com_Sand-to-Snow_2016-05-26_183318_Bryce_S-Bruesch_IMG_3653_webSusanne Brüsch is an adventurer at heart.

She jumped into the electric bike industry in Europe nearly 20 years ago when eBikes were just barely a blip on the radar in the European marketplace.

After working through the trials and tribulations of the young industry she set her sights on electric bike adventure tours to show the world what electric bikes are capable of.

With her company Pedelec Adventures, she has had amazing eBike adventures in Morocco, Mongolia, Iceland, many parts of Europe, the Southwestern USA, and a soon to be extensive trip through other parts of Africa.

I had a chance to catch up with Susanne after her recent Sand to Snow eBike adventure [Read more…]

eBike News: Big eCargo, Light Folding eBikes, eTrikes, & More! [VIDEO]

procargo-ct1_system-unit-5By Richard Peace

Sortimo Broaden Horizons to commercial e-cargo bikes

Sortimo is a German manufacturer of storage systems integrated into car and van bodies; the kind of thing you see in use every day by tradesmen and other skilled workers who need to carry a range of spares and tools and need to be well-organised with a range of limited stock and mobile.

They have now diversified into e-cargo bikes in a collaborative process with HNF Heisenberg whose titling trike was [Read more…]

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…]

eBike News: Titanium eBike, Forbes on Faraday, Amsterdam eBike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

budnitz_zehus_ti_stock_b34_white_3000By Richard Peace

Budnitz Titanium Electric Bike 

If you are looking for a fancy eBike then you should checkout the custom Budnitz Model E -titanium electric bike (starts at $7,450) with the Zehus all in one hub and Gates Carbon belt drive.

The titanium version has a claimed weight of less than 30 pounds!

They also make a steel frame version that starts at $3,950. Here is a video with more: [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…]

eBike News: Eurobike Innovations, Titling eTrike, Chainless, New Bosch, & More! [VIDEOS]

CD1_Cargo_02By Richard Peace

The electric bike scene continues to be a highlight at Eurobike (largest European bicycle tradeshow) and we have some of the cool new eBikes from the show for you.

Prizes & Innovation from Eurobike

Notable winners in the Eurobike e-bike and pedelec prize category include Haibike’s SDURO AllMtn 8.0 (innovation being cloud based communication possible for the first time on an e-MTB), and the Elby [Read more…]

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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E-Bike Cycle Tourists Documentary Shows the Way for Cycle Tourists of All Ages [VIDEO]

ebike cycle tourists in FranceBy Gary Corbett

Over five extremely enjoyable days in June the E-Bike Cycle Tourists had a taste of what it is like to be budding film stars during the shooting of a short documentary about our world record breaking e-bike journey.

The documentary, which was filmed by brothers Piers and Luke Spencer-Phillips for our major sponsors Haibike, explored the story behind our decision to sell all of our worldly possessions to essentially live the life of e-bike nomads.

While the eight minute-long documentary is an amazing record of our once-in-a-lifetime journey, more importantly, we believe, is the fact that it highlights everything that is great about modern-day e-bikes. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Olympics, Trek eMTBs, Domino’s Delivery, Cargo Kit, & More! [VIDEO]

Trek_Powerfly_Plus_FS_8Electric bikes are in the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Okay, they are not being used directly in a competitive sport, but one is being used in the track cycling keirin event to set the pace for the competitive track cyclists.

The pace cycle (usually a gas powered moped or motorcycle) sets a pace for the racing cyclists and gradually increases from 25 to 50 km/h for 5 1/2 laps when they pull to the side and let the racing track cyclists duke it out for the remaining 2 1/2 laps.

It can be a very exciting style of bike racing with high speed crashes on the steep embankments of the track! [Read more…]

How Efficient Can an Electric Bike Be? [VIDEO]

zach krapfl electric bike engineer tedxHow efficient can an electric bike be?

With the right conditions, bike engineer Zach Krapfl, says they can get the equivalent of up to 1,340 miles per gallon!

Zach Krapfl is passionate about efficient modes of transportation and energy conservation and his recent TEDx presentation in Paonia, Colorado is very educational and entertaining.

Zach works with Felt Electric on their eBike line up.

Enjoy this video of Zach’s TEDx presentation:

“Change in Your Transportation Future”

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