How an Electric Bike Paid for Itself in 3 Rides

This is a guest post by Cathy Lau from OHM Cycles.

Seattlelite David Somers knew that his electric bike would save him money in the long run, but he didn’t realize just how many dollars it would save him with only a few rides.

David has shared his electric bike experiences with us in the past, describing how he fared while pairing his OHM with a Burley Travoy Trailer to accomplish an impressive task (see Burley Travoy bike trailer review ).

Since then, David has been using his bike as his sole means of getting around, and has a very interesting new story to share with us: (more…)

ProdecoTech to Host LEVA E-Bike Technician Training & Certification

This is a press release from ProdecoTech.

Oakland Park, FL – Robert Provost President of ProdecoTech along with Heather Marshman Executive Director of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced today that the Oakland Park based company will be hosting the LEVA E-Bike technician training and certification at their new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on May 1 and 2 of 2014.

ProdecoTech management expects this training will solidify the advancement of E-bike technologies to its dealer base and also to future prospects. The training has been developed by Dr. Don Gerhardt and various (more…)

Xtracycle EdgeRunner with Falco eMotors Electric Bike Kit: Video, Pictures, & Specs

The Xtracycle EdgeRunner cargo bike with Falco eMotors 500 watt electric bike kit is in for testing and review!

The EdgeRunner is a versatile “longtail” cargo bike with many accessories options that help with carrying cargo and/or people.

Added to that is the Falco eMotors 500 watt motor and 36V 11.6 ah lithium ion battery.  The Falco kit is pretty high tech with a 5 phase motor, wireless display, and the ability to fine tune the kits performance with computer software (wirelessly).

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with this versatile electric cargo bike. (more…)

The New High Tech Stromer ST2 Electric Bike! [VIDEO]

The highly anticipated Stromer ST2 electric bike is finally here!  Stromer has been teasing us with images and some of the high tech features recently, but now we get a full look at what this new and improved Stromer has to offer.

As you can see from the video this e-bike has some high tech wireless smartphone/cloud based technology.  But that is not the only new feature (more…)

Charged Up! Interbike Electric Bike Media Event with Outdoor Retailer

This is a press release from Interbike.

Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, two of the largest retail sports trade shows in the world, announced today that they’ve joined forces to launch Charged Up, a new immersive media event designed to bring the latest in electric bike innovation and active outdoor technology to the attention of the non-endemic consumer and technology print, broadcast and online media.

Charged Up will continue to bring awareness to the emerging ebike market, building off the success of Interbike’s Electric Bike Media Event in 2013. Outdoor Retailer will invite brands and products that define the growing trend toward incorporating technology into (more…)

E-Bike News: ShareRoller Portable Kit, Ford E-Bike, Kia E-Bikes, Leaos Carbon, & More! [VIDEOS]

ShareRoller is a portable friction drive electric bike kit that can be quickly added or (more…)

IZIP E3 Path+ Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Quiet, smooth, solid, powerful, comfortable and fun!  That about sums up the all new and improved 2014 IZIP E3 Path+ electric bike.

Currie Technologies revamped their previous IZIP Path by maintaining the commuter/recreational style while upgrading the electric assist system with a new TranzX system that features their new proprietary Currie Electro-Drive firmware.

The new system includes a super quiet 500 watt direct drive motor, 48V 8.8ah lithium battery, a large LCD display, and convenient control pad. (more…)

New 2014 e-JOE Epik SE and Epik Lite Folding Electric Bikes

This is a press release from e-JOE Electric Bikes.

e-JOE Electric Bikes, a leader in high quality, economically priced electric bicycles for commuting and recreational riders, has announced that its 2014 Epik Sport Edition (SE) and Epik Lite folding electric bicycles are now available at e-JOE dealers throughout North America.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., e-JOE Electric Bikes are made for the average Joe (or Jo!) — combining economical mid-range pricing with state of the art components (more…)

English Cycles: Designing & Building a Custom Electric Cargo Bike w/ Bosch, Gates, NuVinci

This is a a guest post from Rob English (of English Cycles), a custom bicycle builder from Eugene, Oregon.

This one has been an awful lot of thought in the creating! I first started thinking about the concept a year or so ago.

Misha (my wife) and I have been car free for over four years, and generally we have the bikes to handle most tasks. Misha has an electric assist on her bike to help with the hill when she is carrying a load, and I enjoy the extra training.

But we needed a solution to two problems – one is to (more…)

IZIP E3 Path+ Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs (2014)

Currie Technologies just release their new and improved 2014 IZIP E3 Path+ electric bike!

The new Path+ follows along the same commuter style theme as the previous IZIP Path, but the new 2014 Path+ gets an upgraded electrical system with a powerful motor (500 watts), large LCD display, convenient control pad, and a larger lithium battery (48V 8.8ah).

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the 2014 Path+. (more…)

Optibike SIMBB – The All in One Mid Drive Electric Bike [VIDEO]

Optibike is one of the most innovative electric bike companies and to prove that they recently introduced their SIMBB electric bike with a mid drive system that houses everything (motor, battery and controller) in an aluminum case that is a structural part of the frame.

According to Jim Turner (Founder & President of Optibike), when many people first see the system they ask where the battery is!  It is pretty impressive that everything is housed in a relatively small mid drive case.

By housing the motor and battery in the bottom bracket area it keeps (more…)

Trikke Pon-e 48V Electric “Carving” Trike Review [VIDEOS]

It’s time for the full review of the Trikke Pon-e 48V electric carving vehicle!

Make sure you check out part 1 of this review with videos, large detailed pictures and specifications of the Trikke Pon-e 48V to get familiar with this carving e-trike.

The Trikke Pon-e is a stable 3 wheeled light electric vehicle (LEV) that can lean (carve) into corners and contour to varied terrain with ease.  It has an upright riding position and (more…)

Gates Carbon Drive™ Electrifies 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

This is a press release from Gates Carbon Drive.

Gates Carbon Drive, maker of the leading belt drive system for bicycles and eBikes, plans to electrify the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show with a first-ever “Custom eBike Showcase” featuring a dozen original electric bicycles.

Gates partnered with leading electric bike system companies Bosch, SRAM, and BionX, as well as hub maker NuVinci, and enlisted some of America’s finest custom builders to (more…)