iGO eXplore Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

igo-explore-electric-bike-ridingThe iGO eXplore is a versatile commuter style electric bike that provides a solid, smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride feel. 

It’s a highly adjustable bike that can fit most people and their preferred riding styles.

At $2,199 the eXplore offers a solid line up of components and features that make it a good all around turn-key commuter. 

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

UPDATED: All-In-One Electric Bike Wheel Guide [VIDEOS]

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Electron Wheel

All-in-one electric bike wheels have been getting a lot of attention recently because they provide the ability to easily convert a standard bike to electric by simply replacing the wheel.

Generally they house all of the e-bike components in the hub or wheel of the bike: motor, battery, controller, and sensors.

They are a clean way to add electric assist to a bike because you [Read more…]

eBike News: Frame Kit, Affordable eBMX, Expo, Powerful Mid-Drive, eCargo, & More! [VIDEOS]

hopmod-electric-bike-frame-kit-3HopMod eBike Frame Kit

There are eBike kits that can turn a conventional bike into an eBike and now there is the HopMod eBike specific frame kit. 

Former BMX pro and eBike industry veteran Marty Schlesinger adds the HopMod to the Voltage Cycles line up.

The HopMod is available as a frame, frame with eRad mid drive kit, or complete eBike. 

Here is a video of the HopMod: [Read more…]

eBike News: Bicycles Economic Impact, World Tour, Solar Charging, New eBikes, & More! [VIDEOS]

noordung-angel-electric-bikeBy Richard Peace

Quantifying Bicycles’ Economic Contribution

The U.S. House of Representatives have just passed the Outdoor REC (Recreation’s Economic Contributions) Act, moving it one step closer to being signed into law by the president.

As suggested by its title, The Outdoor REC Act would require the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor, working with federal land management agencies, to provide statistics on the economic contribution of recreation to the U.S. economy – and that inlcudes bikes’ and e-bike’s contribution. 

People for Bikes said: 

‘We believe it is time for the bike industry’s economic statistics to be measured in the same way as other sectors such as the automobile, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Measuring the economic benefits of bicycling will demonstrate that investment in bike infrastructure leads to economic development, jobs and healthier communities. [Read more…]

Raleigh Misceo iE Sport Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

raleigh-misceo-ie-sport-electric-bike-sideThe Raleigh Misceo iE Sport is fun sporty commuter eBike that can also be a nice touring rig with its full assortment of accessories.

It has a road bike sporty performance ride feel with additional stability thanks to the flat bars and relaxed geometry.

At $2,699 it offers a lot; an aluminum frame with carbon fiber fork, Shimano STePS mid-drive system, Shimano SLX drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and healthy selection of accessories.

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

eBike News: Santa Monica Expo, Delivery eBikes, Winter Gear, Battery Standards & More [VIDEOS]

ebikes-4-deliverySanta Monica eBike Expo

The Electric Bike Expo will be in Santa Monica, California on December 2-4 and this is a great way to test ride the latest electric bikes on the test track that features a hill structure and other terrain features.

The Expo is free and open to everyone and you can enter to win a $4,000 Tempo electric bike! [Read more…]

eBike News: BMW eBike, Mainstream Media, eBike Investing, New eBikes, & More! [VIDEOS]

bmw-electric-bikeBy Richard Peace

Mainstream Media

Why are e-bikes all the rage? 

The LA Times posted this great article “Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they’re plenty of fun to ride” and the title pretty much nails it.

The article has some inspiring stories of how people are using electric bikes, eBike benefits, some of the market trends, and of course how fun they are to ride!

Family e-Cargo bikes Inspire U.S. Families

The Chicago Tribune detailed one resident’s journey from bus passenger with toddlers to e-cargo bike family rider. [Read more…]

Cool Bike Infrastructure: Solar & Glowing Paths, Super Bikeways, Underground Parking & More! [VIDEOS]

hovenring-elevated-bike-roundaboutThere is always something new with electric bike technology but it is also exciting to see what is happening with improvements in bicycle infrastructure.

You might initially think of protected bike paths that separate auto traffic from bike traffic.

People for Bikes put together this video [Read more…]

Stylish Italjet Electric Bikes Now Available in N.A. [VIDEO]

italjet-electric-bike-8Italjet electric bikes have a classic cruiser style that reflects their long history in the motorcycle industry.

They have taken their experience with stylish motorized 2 wheelers and applied it to rapidly growing eBike world.

And now these premium stylish eBikes are available in North America.

Italjet eBikes are designed and assembled in Bologne, Italy with some of the components being hand crafted in Italy for a one of kind touch.

Here is a video of their Ascot model to give you a closer look at the details of [Read more…]