Dillenger Bafang Mid Drive Electric Bike Kit Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

Dillenger Bafang mid drive kit

The Bafang mid drive from Dillenger Electric Bikes has arrived for testing and review!

Bafang offers one of the few mid drive electric bike kits that can be installed on a traditional bicycle.

A lot of the mid drive systems (Bosch, etc.) only come on complete bikes with a specialty frame.

This system from Dillenger is the 750 watt version of [Read more…]

Xtracycle Edgerunner 10E Bosch Electric Cargo Bike [VIDEO & PICS]

xtracycle bosh edgerunner electric cargo bikeFor 2015 Xtracycle has joined forces with Bosch to bring their Edgerunner to market with the Bosch Performance Line mid drive system.

The new 10E will feature the Bosch 350 watt mid drive system with a center mounted 36V 11ah lithium battery.

Xtracycle’s message is “Ride bikes. Carry Stuff” and the new 10E definitely embodies that!

In addition to being utilitarian, the folks at Xtracycle also know how to have fun.

At Interbike (largest bike show in the US) they had The Bean Machine, a coffee shop set up on a 10E and for the end of the day they had the beer bike with [Read more…]

Virtue Pedalist Enclosed Electric Trike & Schoolbus+ E-Cargo Trike [VIDEO & PICS]

virtue pedalist electric trike side

Electric bikes are great for zipping around town but what if you want weather protection?

Well, Virtue Bike has the answer with their Pedalist semi-enclosed electric trike.

The Pedalist is an upright (not recumbent) e-trike with an enclosure that looks somewhat car-like.

Right now the Pedalist is still in the prototype stage but Virtue Bike is planning to make it a reality soon with [Read more…]

Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike: The Camping/Fishing E-Cargo Bike

yuba el mundo fishing gearThis post continues Paul Willerton’s series (Part 1 & Part 2) on building and using a Yuba Mundo (becoming an El Mundo, electric assisted).

Some time has passed since my last post on how a Yuba Mundo with BionX has been woven into my daily life. About a year, in fact.

While it’s still not time for a “Long Term Review”, I will say this: the bike is holding up extremely well – even, dare I say, improving.

There was a dark period that began on December 31, 2013. Out for a New Year’s Eve ride with the whole family on the bike in Portland, Oregon, we had a [Read more…]

Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike – Part 2: Kids

By Paul Willerton.  

In part 1 of “Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike”, I wrote about why I ride such a bike and why the Yuba Mundo with BionX became my long-term partner for these stories.

In part 2, I write about a big reason I ride the bike: kids.

Bicycles fascinate us. Attending the “Cyclepedia” exhibit at the Portland Art Museum in August was eye opening for me. I thought I had seen it all over 40 years of studying the bike.

I realized that most of the “inventions” to make bicycles more efficient, comfortable, and practical forms of transportation were actually [Read more…]

Life With An Electric Assist Cargo Bike – Part 1

This is part one of a multi-part story: Why an electric cargo bike, and how do you build one of these? – By Paul Willerton.

Earlier in my life, I was a bicycle racer. From about the age of 10 until 30, most waking moments were spent trying to figure out how to go faster on a bicycle. That ended nearly 15 years ago. At that time, cargo bikes weren’t seen on the roads, let alone electric assist cargo bikes. So why now, in my mid 40’s, was I interested in such a machine?

For starters, I need to keep moving my body. With kids, jobs, hobbies, social lives and everything that goes with that, I don’t have the time – nor do I want to – ride a standard bicycle for [Read more…]

Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit Review

Time for the full review of the Clean Republic Hill Topper electric bike kit!

Make sure you checkout this post about the kit’s specifications and how the installation of the kit went.  There are a few videos and a bunch of pictures!

Now let’s talk about what the Hill Topper kit ride is like, the real world ride results, pros, cons, and who this kit is for. [Read more…]

Yuba Bicycles & BionX Announce Partnership: New BodaX Electric Cargo Bike

This is a press release from Yuba Bicycles.

Cargo bike manufacturer, Yuba Bicycles, and electric motor manufacturer, BionX, announced today that they have entered into a partnership.

The two companies initially plan to collaborate on the electric version of the recently released Boda Boda cargo cruiser.  Nicknamed the BodaX, the ultralight electric-assist cargo bike will be released on October 26, and will retail for $2697. [Read more…]

The Electric Cargo Bike Revolution! [VIDEO]

There is a revolution in transportation happening right now and it is the electric cargo bike revolution!  I love to ride my e-cargo bike around town instead of driving; it is so much more fun!

Enjoy this video: “(R)Evolutions per Minute: Cargo Bikes in the US – a trailer for the crowd sourced documentary”

From the video producer Liz Canning “Do you love your cargo bike?  Has it changed your life?  Your family?  Your [Read more…]