Interbike E-Bike Report: Tempo, Faraday, Spir, Virtue, Cobi, Surface 604, & More! [VIDEOS]

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The new Tempo Santa Barbara step thru.

In this continuation of coverage of the electric bike scene from Interbike we will take a look at some of the new bikes and tech from Tempo, Faraday, Spir, Virtue, Cobi, NYX, Surface 604, M1 Sportechnik, Scott, Karmic, Ripple, e-Joe, Dahon, and eProdigy.

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.

And the second part of coverage with videos from [Read more…]

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

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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…]

Interbike 2015 E-Bike Report: Test Track & Economical E-Bikes [VIDEOS]

IMG_4313Interbike 2015 was an exciting show for the electric bike scene!

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the Americas and it was held at the Mandalay Bay convention center September 16-18.

At the show there was the solid core brands of e-bikes on hand along with a new batch of e-bike brands and component companies.

Some of the highlights of the show were: the new indoor test track, a number of quality electric bikes under $2,000, a wide variety of drive systems, and [Read more…]

Bosch to Expand E-Bike Dealer Technical Certification Program at Interbike 2015

Bosch e-bike trainingPress Release from Bosch eBike Systems.

Irvine, Calif. – Bosch eBike Systems will provide professional training onsite at Interbike 2015 to help busy bicycle professionals stay competitive.

With eBike technology becoming increasingly advanced, high-tech training is more essential than ever to ensure dealers are qualified to service Bosch-equipped eBikes. [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…]

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…]

2015 Polaris Electric Bikes [VIDEO & PICS]

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Polaris is bringing a new line up of e-bikes to the US market for 2015.

Some of the notable bikes are the Diesel DL818 with the wild “titanium oxide” color scheme and 2 new fat e-bikes: the Sabre EV505 and the Nordic EV 506.

For 2015 Polaris has also made some significant changes to their electric assist system.

Their lithium batteries are housed in the large toptube/downtube of the frame.

Their pedal assist system reads your pedaling cadence and power output along with what gear you are in and blends that together to [Read more…]

Futuristic BESV Lion LX1 & Panther PS1 Electric Bikes [VIDEO & PICS]

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BESV is an electric bike brand jumping into the US market with their futuristic looking e-bikes.

Their sporty looking Lion LX1 has a unique look with curved tubing and some missing frame tubes?!

Their Panther PS1 is a carbon fiber full suspension urban commuter with 20″ wheels.

These BESV e-bikes feature 3 levels of torque sensing pedal assist in addition to their Smart Mode that “automatically adjust power levels so that you always stay in the comfort zone”.

The following pictures are from the presentation of their bikes at Interbike, the largest bike [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…]

2015 Felt Electric Bikes: Outfitter, Bruhaul & More! [PICS]

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Felt Electric has launched some exciting new e-bikes to their line up for 2015.

The new Outfitter camouflage fat e-bike with optional trailer is ready for camping/hunting trips.

Then the new Bruhaul electric cargo bike is ready to be your car alternative or replacement….

The Outfitter and Bruhaul are the 2 new bikes to their existing line up of the Bosch powered e-bikes: the fat tire LEBOWSKe, the full suspension DUALe, 29er hardtail NINEe, and the commuter/touring SPORTe.

Enjoy the following pictures [Read more…]