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]

MoDe:Flex eBike

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…]

E-Biking Around Lake Constance and Along the Alsace Wine Route [VIDEO]

e-bike cycle tourists  2By Gary Corbett.

What a week of discovery it has been for the e-Bike Cycle Tourists.

After deciding we didn’t have enough time left to cycle to Vienna on EuroVelo 6 as planned due to visa restrictions imposed by the Schengen Agreement, the decision was made to cycle around Lake Constance and then return to France to cycle the famed Wine Route in Alsace. [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Expo and The Circuit at Interbike [VIDEO]

Electric Bike Expo ride trackAs a way to promote the electric bike industry in the U.S., Extra Energy Services NA (EESNA) has a launched a multi-city e-bike test track tour named “The Electric Bike Expo”.

The Electric Bike Expo will be several weekend long events in 2016 featuring an e-bike test track in various cities to encourage the general public and potential e-bike dealers to learn about and experience electric bikes first [Read more…]

Cross Country Solar Electric Bike Adventure [VIDEO]

IMG_2763Marissa Muller has set out on a cross country adventure to ride 3,000+ miles from Ventura, CA to Washington DC on her solar powered electric bike!

Her mission is to “successfully travel 3,000+ miles on my solar bike, visit 10 states, hold 20 public or private meetings, engage locals and take action on improving physical, mental, social and environmental well-being.”

Here is a video for more on Marissa’s tour and a closer look at her Specialized Turbo e-bike with the solar charging [Read more…]

Bosch in Town w/ Felt & Haibike E-Bikes, eShift, CX System, & More News [VIDEO]

felt haibike electric bikesBosch has been in Sedona, AZ (Electric Bike Report headquarters) this week presenting their system on bikes from Felt Electric, Haibike, and Cube in addition to announcing some new features and exciting news for 2016!

They have been at the Magura USA press camp that invites journalists from different cycling publications around the U.S. to come to Sedona to learn about new products and test [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Richard Branson, Lightweight Kit, Carbon E-Bike, Solar Bicycle, E-Bike Share. [VIDEOS]

Richard BransonHUTTLIN E-Roadster 5 has an electric bike and says “these (electric) bicycles could be used more in urban settings, cutting commute times and hopefully encouraging more people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.

According to a new e-bike study, “People travel twice as much on the electric bike, both in terms of kilometres, amount of trips, and as part of the total transportation”.

A study from Lund University of Copenhagen has determined that it is 6 times more expensive to travel by car than by [Read more…]

New E-Bikes: Zap, Karmic, Kalkhoff, Yamaha, Vintage, Solar Bike, & More!

Zap Urban electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

There are a lot of new electric bikes that have recently hit the market.

First up are 2 new electric bikes from Zap Bikes; the Urban and the Cross.

They have a claimed weight of 38 lbs and 41 lbs, which is pretty light for an e-bike! The 36V 8.7ah lithium battery pack has a low and centered location for good weight distribution and [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…]