Raleigh Tristar iE Electric Trike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

raleigh-tristar-ie-electric-trike-1The Raleigh Tristar iE step thru trike is in for testing and review!

Comfortably cruising around the neighborhood with enough cargo capacity for running errands is what the Tristar iE is all about.

This eTrike features a 350 watt mid drive motor and a 48V 8.7ah lithium-ion battery with the option to add a second battery for double the range!

The Raleigh Tristar iE is priced at $2,599 USD.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and  [Read More…]

eBike News: Holiday Deliveries, Pros on eBMX, Light eFolder, Solaroad, Sidecar, & More! [VIDEOS]

Larry Harry DHL electric cargo bikeChristmas Deliveries by E-bike in London

East London’s Waltham Forest Council are funding a free local delivery service by e-cargo bike or hybrid van paid for by the paid for by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund.

It looked to be off to a good start, with Road.cc reporting that 300 parcels had initially been delivered in three days.   

There are long term plans too, with Councillor Clyde Loakes, commenting: “We will use the results of the trial in Walthamstow to develop our plans for a borough-wide zero emission courier service in [Read More…]

iGO M29r Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

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After riding the iGO M29r on a variety of terrain it has proven itself to be a versatile eBike for on and off road conditions. 

This 29er electric mountain bike has a solid ride feel with smooth and quiet performance from its 500 watt direct drive motor and it has a highly tunable pedal assist system.

At $2,199 the M29r offers value with features like an aluminum frame with integrated lithium battery using Samsung cells, Shimano and Suntour components, Maxxis tires, and Selle Royal saddle. 

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read More…]

Tips on Keeping Your Electric Bike Safe & Secure [VIDEO]

You may have selected a good lock from the electric bike locks article but there are some other electric bike safety techniques that can further help you protect your investment.  By practicing these simple habits you can rest easier knowing your e-bike is that much safer.

Let’s get into the tips!

Park your electric bike in a public place.  Thieves are less likely to try to steal your bike in a public place.  It is harder for them to [Read More…]

iGO M29r Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

igo-m29r-electric-mountain-bike-11In addition to the iGO eXplore commuter style eBike, iGO has also introduced their M29r hardtail electric mountain bike.

The new M29r eMTB is priced at $2,199 USD and features the iGO Ergofit 29er frame design, 500 watt motor, 48V Samsung cell integrated frame battery, Shimano components, and more!

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and  [Read More…]

iGO eXplore Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

igo-explore-electric-bike-ridingThe iGO eXplore is a versatile commuter style electric bike that provides a solid, smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride feel. 

It’s a highly adjustable bike that can fit most people and their preferred riding styles.

At $2,199 the eXplore offers a solid line up of components and features that make it a good all around turn-key commuter. 

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read More…]

UPDATED: All-In-One Electric Bike Wheel Guide [VIDEOS]

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Electron Wheel

All-in-one electric bike wheels have been getting a lot of attention recently because they provide the ability to easily convert a standard bike to electric by simply replacing the wheel.

Generally they house all of the e-bike components in the hub or wheel of the bike: motor, battery, controller, and sensors.

They are a clean way to add electric assist to a bike because you [Read More…]