Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel were on the scene at Eurobike this year and had a chance to spend some time with Claus Fleischer, the director of the e-bike division at Bosch. First of all, checkout this video with Claus Fleischer giving an overview of the 2015 Bosch system. Claus talks about the new features like the Nyon display, automatic shifting systems with integration with Shimano, SRAM, and NuVinci, and their cargo bike concept:
Karen Wiener from The New Wheel had a chance to interview the founder of Stromer, Thomas Binggeli, about the new Stromer ST2 at Eurobike. The St2 won the prestigious Eurobike Gold Award for Best Electric Bike. Enjoy this video of the new Stromer ST2!
Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel electric bike shop decided to add a little adventure to their trek to the Eurobike international bicycle trade show this year! They recently completed an e-bike tour from Zurich, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany where Eurobike is held. To give you an idea of this tour, here is a time lapse video capturing part of their trip that included 55 miles and 5,000 feet of climbing:
Juiced Riders did a great job of showing a “behind the scenes” look at what goes into the production and testing of their new Juiced Riders ODK V3 in this video. It’s good to see they are testing them in the real world in all sorts of weather! I had a chance to put their previous version to the test in this full review of the Juiced Riders ODK electric cargo bike version 2.
A truly worthy off road electric bike has landed here in the US and it’s name is the Haibike XDURO FS RX! The FS RX features the advanced Bosch Performance mid drive e-bike system, 120mm of front and rear suspension, a hydroformed aluminum frame, a solid mix of components (RockShox, Fox, Shimano, DT Swiss, etc.) and the 27.5″ wheel size. At $5,200 this is not an inexpensive bike but it does offer a lot of bang for the buck.
E-Bike News: “Power Lanes”, Brouhaha E-Trailer, New Specialized Turbo’s, Carbon Haibike, & More! [VIDEOS]
Time for an e-bike news update: e-bikes powered by “power lanes” instead of batteries, the Brouhaha self power trailer, 2 new Specialized Turbo models, carbon fiber full suspension Haibike, Whole Foods using electric cargo bikes, mainstream media e-bike coverage, and more!
The folks at Optibike have been hard at work bringing 2 new mid drive models to their high end line up of e-bikes. The new Pioneer Allroad and Pioneer City are some of the more affordable Optibike’s. At $2,795 the mountain bike style Allroad features the 500 watt Optibike mid drive motor and a 37V 10.5ah lithium downtube battery. The City is a step thru commuter style e-bike with the same 500 watt mid drive motor and a 37V 10ah lithium rack mounted battery priced at $2,995.
TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle states that Denny is a bicycle “that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider”, or put another way “All in – Just Ride”. Denny is a concept electric bike that is part of the 2014 Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project competition. The Bike Design Project is a challenge to 5 design and bike building teams from bike centric cities to design the “ultimate urban utility bike”. This year Denny is the only e-bike in the competition and it is the from Seattle’s TEAGUE & Sizemore Bicycle team. There are 4 other conventional (non-electric) bikes from teams from Chicago, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco.
OHM Cycles just announced their new and improved 2015 Sport XS750 multi-purpose trail bike. It features the new 500 watt BionX D Series rear hub motor that has 250% more power than the BionX P- and S-Series motors. Their new 48V 11.6ah (555 watt hour) lithium battery is mounted low and in the center of the frame for balanced weight distribution. OHM Cycles is using a hydroformed aluminum frame along with the relatively new 27.5″ wheel size for improved rolling efficiency.
Technology to the rescue! Discovering that your prized electric bike has been stolen sucks, but in this day and age, technology can help you recover it. That is just what happened when Frédéric Marchand realized that his high tech Stromer ST2 had been stolen. Not only did he get his bike back, but 50 other stolen bikes were recovered thanks to the ST2′s built in GPS and the Stromer Smartphone Geolocator app!
Felt Electric has just launched 4 new electric bikes with the Bosch mid drive system in the US market! The US Felt line up is: the LEBOWSKe “fat” electric bike with 4″wide tires, the DUALe full suspension 27.5″ wheel e-mtb, the NINEe 29er hardtail e-mtb, and the SPORTe commuter style e-bike.
Bosch eBike Systems has made a serious presence in the European electric bike scene and now they are focusing on the US e-bike market for 2014. In addition they are introducing some new high tech features to their mid drive systems! Here is a video that will give you an idea of what the Bosch e-bike systems are like and some background on the company, including the manufacturing of their components.
E-Bike News: New Bosch Tech, Grace, ProdecoTech, E-Bike Touring, E-Mtn Bikes, Harley Davidson?! [VIDEOS]
Grace e-bikes at Interbike, new Bosch control unit & NuVinci, SRAM, Shimano shifting integration, ProdecoTech’s new Scorpion, Continental’s mid drive, Haibike ski jump video, the Rise of the E-Bike, European e-bike tour, Madrid e-bike share, popular mountain bike magazines comment on e-mtb’s, and an electric Harley?!