E-Bike News: Versatile E-Cargo Bikes, 2 Seater, Affordable Carbon, Pedal E-Car & More! [VIDEOS]

Ono electric bikeIt’s time for another e-bike news round up!

Electric bike touring and setting world records is becoming a trend these days! I met Bruce MacLeod earlier this year at Eurobike and learned of his adventures to set a long distance world record to ride from Glasgow, Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa.

Bruce will be joined by Susanne Bruesch from Pedelec Adventures for some of his journey. His world record ambitions will go head to head with the E-Bike Cycle Tourists who are also aiming at a roughly 20,000 km [Read more…]

The New Elby Electric Bike [VIDEO]

elbybike_bluesilverElby is one of the latest new e-bike companies to make a splash in the e-bike world but they have an interesting background with BionX and the automotive industry.

This new Elby electric bike is a stylish step thru that has a well thought out design and accessory selection.

The step thru frame makes for an easy get on and go ride and the 48V 11.6ah (555 Wh) lithium battery is mounted low and centered to provide for good handling. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Solar Charging, E-Bike Shares, Free Energy Bike, Hydrogen Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Solar electric bike charging stationTime for another e-bike news round up!

Here’s a cool idea; an off-grid solar e-bike charging station that is built into a shipping container! It will be an e-bike charging and rental station in a state park in New Jersey.

That is similar to the Quikbyke e-bike rental franchise that also uses shipping containers with solar charging and will be focused on renting e-bikes to tourists. Here’s a quick video about the Quickbyke setup: [Read more…]

New E-Mobility Mashup: Gi FlyBike, Super Ped, Revelo, Liberty E-Trike, GrillRider [VIDEOS]

black background, red logoOur mobility landscape is changing. No longer is it just the car.

We now have many options that can be combined to get us where we need to go.

Options like walking, skateboards, rollerblades, bikes, kick scooters, mass transit (bus, subway, train, ferry, etc.), car shares (Zip Car, Getaround ), taxi/rideshare (Uber, Lyft), and of course, the new generation of electric mobility.

Electric bikes are a great addition to this new mobility landscape because blending pedal power with electric assist makes riding a bike for transport (and fun!) a viable option for many people. With an e-bike there is no longer a concern for hills, headwinds, and getting too sweaty. [Read more…]

RiidePass Electric Bike Subscription Service [VIDEOS]

Riide electric bikeThe initial price of an electric bike can hold some people back from buying one but Riide has introduced a new subscription service that could make it easier for more people to own one of their e-bikes.

Right now $299 down and $79 a month gets you on the list for a Riide e-bike, charger, ABUS lock, theft insurance and unlimited maintenance (currently for Washington DC or San Francisco, CA). [Read more…]

Interbike E-Bike Report: Stromer, Bosch, A2B, BESV, Yuba, Xtracycle & More! [VIDEOS]


The new Stromer ST2S was introduced while the ST2 won the Interbike e-bike of the year.

In this continuation of coverage from Interbike we have electric bike video updates from Stromer, Bosch, A2B, BESV, OHM Cycles, Yuba, Gocycle, Xtracycle, KTM, and Vintage!

Make sure you checkout the first part of e-bike Interbike coverage with videos of the new indoor test track, ProdecoTech, Raleigh, IZIP, Easy Motion, Juiced Riders, Blix & Wallerang, Magnum, and Haibike.

Enjoy the following e-bike video updates from the show! [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Felt E-Cargo, New Haibikes, Light & Portable A-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS & PICS]


The new Felt Brühaul electric cargo bike will be available very soon!

This e-cargo features 24″ wheels front and rear for a stable ride, a solid mix of components from Bosch, Shimano, Schwalbe, and others. Felt will be offering a number of cargo accessories for the new Brühaul and it is priced at [Read more…]

Specialized Turbo Levo Electric Mountain Bikes – [VIDEO & PICS]

Specialized Levo electric mountain bike fat tireSpecialized recently rocked the electric bike world with the announcement of their new Turbo Levo line of electric mountain bikes!

In typical Specialized fashion they have designed the Levo bikes with a bunch of innovative features.

One of the standout features is the “Smart Control” in the Mission Control smartphone app (available for both iPhone and Android phones) that should eliminate range anxiety.

You can tell the bike where you are riding and the app will adjust how much power the bike is providing to make sure you can finish your ride without [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Specialized E-Mtb, UPS E-Cargo, Trefecta, Mechanical Doping, & More! [VIDEOS]

UPS electric cargo trikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

Specialized just launched their new 250 watt mid drive electric mountain bike called the Turbo Levo. It’s a full suspension e-mtb that has a clean design with downtube battery integration and in a lot of ways it doesn’t look like an e-bike.

The Levo features 27.5″ x 3.0″ tires for a [Read more…]

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…]