DC Electro Electric Bike = Urban Rocket! [VIDEO]

I recently came across a new electric bike company called DC Electro from Albuquerque, New Mexico and I contacted the inventor, Clint Wilsey, for more info on this innovative road style electric bike.

Please note: DC Electro is currently testing their prototype e-bike without pedals and high performance (43 mph)!  The production versions will have a bicycle drivetrain (pedals, cranks, chain, cogs, etc.) and they will conform to the US e-bike standards.

Without further ado, here is (more…)

History of the American Cargo Bike: VIDEOS!

I am a big fan of cargo bikes and I want to share this rough cut of LESS CAR MORE GO -a crowd sourced documentary on the birth and boom of the cargo bike.  It features some of the history of Xtracycle and others.  Enjoy!

Adding electric assist to a cargo bike truly makes them a great car alternative!  Here is a guide to electric cargo bikes.

Xtracycle recently announced (more…)

E-Bike News: nCycle Futuristic E-bike, Solar Charging, Voltitude, Cardboard E-bike?

Wow!  The nCycle is a new futuristic electric bike design concept that features a holographic display, smartphone integration, Bluetooth speakers, a unique integrated lock system built into the handlebars, a folding option, and more!  It is definitely worth a look!

The Voltitude V1, a mini folding electric bike, is set to go into production.  Pretty crazy looking (more…)

Organic Transit ELF: The Future of Car Alternative Neighborhood Electric Vehicles? [VIDEO]

Are you looking for an electric vehicle that uses your pedal power and electric assist (with solar charging!) to replace in-town trips usually done by car?

If so, you should check out the Organic Transit ELF.

Organic Transit recently caught my eye because they have designed a neighborhood electric trike that falls within the guidelines of an electric bike.  At 750 watts of power and a max speed of 20mph (with electric assist only), it technically can go anywhere a (more…)

Currie’s eFlow® Electric Bicycle is a Top 10 Finalist in Last Gadget Standing at CES [VIDEO]

Vote for the eFlow electric bike!

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – December 18, 2012 – Currie Technologies® eFlow® E3 Nitro electric bike has been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists in the Last Gadget Standing competition.

The winner will be selected at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this coming January 2013.

The eFlow E3 Nitro is the first model in (more…)

E-Bike News: Xmas Tree via E-Bike, UK E-Bike Tours, Bosch Batteries, E-Bike Commuting [VIDEOS]

Tis the season for hauling a Christmas tree with……….an electric bike?! :)

Brett Thurber from The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco transports their tree via Ohm e-bike with a Burley Travoy trailer!

Here is a good article that addresses how electric bikes provide (more…)

Interbike Launches Media Event For Electric Bike Market

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – December 17, 2012 – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today took a step in helping to build momentum within the electric bike movement by launching the country’s first Electric Bike Media Event. The goal of the event is to gather electric bike manufacturers, industry experts, mainstream consumer media and cycling media for test-rides and education on one of the hottest growing segments outside of the United States.

“It’s no secret that electric bike sales are exploding in Europe and Asia, and (more…)

E-Bike Kit Review: Geared Front Hub Motor & Lead Acid Battery

Are you looking for a complete and economical electric bike kit to add electric assist to your existing bike?

Well, you should definitely check out this complete review of the E-Bike Kit with 350 watt geared front hub motor and 36V 9ah lead acid pack!

Make sure you checkout this article that includes the kit’s specifications, installation info, a bunch of pictures and a video!

E-Bike Kit is a company that has been around for 5 years and the owner, Jason Kraft, is dedicated to (more…)

The New Optibike M4 Electric Bike: An Affordable Optibike……[VIDEO]

Yes, affordable and Optibike don’t normally go together in the same sentence, but the M4 is the most economical of the Optibike line up at $5995!

But that is the price for the quality that Optibke prides itself on.

This is what Optibike has to say about the new M4:

“Introducing the new Optibike M4; If you have been looking for the American quality and award winning design of the Optibike at an affordable price; (more…)

E-Bike Kit: Specs, Pictures, & Video for Geared Front Motor & Lead Acid Battery.

Here is an introduction to The E-Bike Kit that recently arrived for riding and review.

This is the 350 watt geared front hub motor with 36V 9ah lead acid battery kit.

E-Bike Kit offers other kits including front or rear direct drive hub motors, rear hub geared motors, and lithium ion batteries.  They offer their kits in many wheel sizes: 700C, 26″, 24″  and 20″.

In this post I will go over the specifications and installation of the kit.  There are a bunch of pictures as well as a video that (more…)

E-Bike News! Captain Kirk, 80 mph E-Bike?, Carbon E-Bike, Wireless Display

Captain Kirk rides a Pedego electric bike!  William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth recently bought their bikes at Metropolis Bikes in North Hollywood.

The LEAOS electric bike hides the motor, battery, controller, chain all within it’s carbon fiber frame!

Mashable did a nice feature on the stylish and simple Faraday Porteur.  The Porteur is a clean design because it hides the batteries in the top tube and (more…)

RoadRACE Power Pod: Electric Assist for Hand Cyclists! [VIDEOS]

This is pretty cool!  Invented by a former road motorcycle racer, the RoadRACE Power Pod easily adds electric assist to a hand cycle or tricycle.  It is also easily removable.

Why would a hand cyclist want electric assist?  The inventor, Mark Brereton, explains why:

“Handcycles are great fun whizzing down a flat road, as they take advantage of their flat aerodynamic shape cutting through the air.  However, (more…)

Modular Electric Cargo Bike Design from Italy

Electric cargo bikes continue to be a growing trend in the e-bike world.  Here is a modular bike design that allows 3 different configurations; a normal e-bike, a front load e-cargo bike, and a front load e-cargo trike.

This design is from Luca Feletti, who is a recenty graduate of the Industrial Product Design at the University of Ferrara, Faculty of Architecture. ”My thesis is on design of an electric cargo bike. This bike is designed to permit three different configurations (e-bike, e-cargo bike, e-cargo trike) but the possibilities of customizing are (more…)