Electric Bike Review: BH Emotion Volt Folding Electric Bike

The Emotion Volt electric bike folded up.

Folding electric bikes are a new up and coming niche in the e-bike market and I recently had a chance to ride and test the Emotion Volt folding e-bike.  If you are in the market for a high quality folding e-bike you should check out this review!

Take this bike with you where ever you go: in the trunk of a car/taxi, on a bus, on a subway, on a train, on a plane (you will need to ship the battery separately because the airline won’t let you fly with a lithium ion battery), on a boat/ferry, on a camel (more…)

BH Emotion Volt Folding Electric Bike: Specs, Video and Pictures

Emotion Volt Folding Electric Bike

Here is a preview of the Emotion Volt folding electric bike that I recently rode and tested.  If you are in the market for a folding bike that you can transport easily or store in your apartment you should check out this folding electric bike.

This preview will give you a good idea of the specifications of the bike along with an in depth look at all the parts of the bike, including what it looks like when (more…)

Electric Bike Review: BH Emotion Max 700 Road Bike

The Emotion Max 700 is ready for the road!

Are you looking for a road style electric bike that can zip you around your town or let you fly on the open road?  The Emotion Max 700 electric bike may be the e-bike you have been looking for.

First of all this is a bike that is somewhere between a road bike, touring bike and urban street machine.  It has the narrow tires like a road/touring bike and the flat handlebars like an urban street bike with the addition of a suspension fork to smooth things out.

Oh and it can go fast!  This bike has been modified (more…)

BH Emotion Max 700 Electric Bike: Specs, Video and Pictures

The BH Emotion Max 700 electric bike.

Here is a preview of the BH Emotion Max 700 electric bike that I recently had a chance to race around!  This is a quick bike made for the zipping around city streets and long rides on country roads.

This post will give you an idea of the specifications of the bike along with a video and pictures that will highlight the features of this urban/touring electric bicycle.

Make sure you check out the full (more…)

Electric Bike Review – BH Emotion Neo Xtrem Electric Mountain Bike

BH Emotion Neo Xtrem electric mountain bike on the trail.

This is one of the first electric mountain bikes that I have reviewed and I have to say I am impressed!  It is not without it’s downsides but the overall bike seems to be a good ride for the singletrack adventurer or someone looking for a versatile around town bike.

I am very interested in the new electric mountain bike niche because I have been a mountain biker for over 20 years.  I was a professional cross country mountain bike racer on the US national circuit and today I still ride my mountain bike as much as possible :)

Living in Sedona Arizona allows me to put a bike like this through it’s paces on some rough trails!  Here is (more…)

VIDEO: Gas Prices on the Rise. Time for an Electric Bike!

Hmmmm.....Time for an electric bike?

Wow!  Gas prices are on the rise…..and quickly; they went up 10 cents during the time this video was created!

Check out this video from ABC News about rising gas prices, how people are reacting, and where your money goes when you buy gasoline.  Also note that some of these people feel that they are powerless when it comes to these rising prices.  Maybe they need to consider an electric bike :)

Here is something else to consider: the 10 cent rise in gas prices during the video is about the cost of (more…)

Emotion Neo Xtrem Electric Mountain Bike in for Review [VIDEO, Pictures & Specs]

Emotion Neo Xtrem Electric Mountain Bike

Recently I had a few days to ride and test the Emotion Neo Xtrem electric mountain bike on the trails as well as on a local street route here in Sedona Arizona.

This e-mountain bike has some unique features!  Below are the specifications of the bike along with a video and some close up pictures that will give you an idea of what this electric mountain bike is all about.

Here are the (more…)

Interview with Pedego Electric Bikes Owner Don DiCostanzo

Don DiCostanzo of Pedego Electric Bikes

Hello E-bikers!  I recently had the opportunity to interview Don DiCostanzo, one of the owner’s from Pedego Electric Bikes.  Pedego is known for their classic beach cruiser style electric bikes.  Don gave me some background on the company, their current e-bike line, the future Pedego e-bikes, the Pedego Owners Group, Pedego going international, their current e-bike promotion, and some e-bike tips.

Here is the interview! (more…)

VERY IMPORTANT! U.S. Biking & Pedestrian Infrastructure at RISK!

Attention U.S. E-bikers!  Federal support for bicycling is in trouble, again. The U.S. Senate has released a bill that would reverse 20 years of progress in making bicycling safer and stress-free for all Americans.  Check out the link and take action!

10 Tips for Improving Your Electric Bike’s Range

Improve Your Electric Bike Range!

Are you concerned about your electric bike’s range?  Would you like to know some tricks for extending your e-bike range when you have that extra errand to run but don’t have that much charge left in your battery?

Electric bike range is a common concern among e-bikers and I would like to offer some tips that will help you make the most of your electric bike ride.  Some of these tips are obvious but I have thrown in some additional tips that may help you add a few more miles or kilometers to your e-bike range.

Electric Bike Range Tips

1.  Okay, let’s get the most obvious one out of the way (more…)

Electric Bike Sharing in San Francisco!

New Electric Bike Sharing Program Coming Soon!

This is really cool! CityCarShare will begin adding electric bikes and electric cargo trailers to it’s current fleet of cars and trucks as a low cost option to easily rent an e-bike or e-trailer.

Zipcar and CityCarShare have proven that car sharing can work so now CityCarShare will be experimenting with electric bikes & trailers.  This is a great way to encourage people to think about whether they need a car for their errands or if an electric bike will work for their trip.

This program (which is funded by the Federal (more…)

Tired of Bike Flat Tires? This is for You!

Flat tires are a bummer, but they are avoidable!

Getting a flat tire on your way to work or when you are out enjoying a carefree e-bike ride is no fun.  It can even be stressful if it will make you late for work!

There are ways to reduce the stress of a flat tire and put the fun back into riding though.  Below are some tips for you that will seriously reduce or completely eliminate bike flat tires.

Avoiding road debris is easier said than done but one habit to get into is (more…)

Win 2 Pedego Electric Bikes & Cool E-bike Gear!

Here is your chance to win 2 Pedego electric bikes; 1 for you and 1 for your friend!  There are also cool e-bike accessories (Nutcase Helmets & Light and Motion lights) being given away weekly during the promotion which ends with the announcement of the Pedego winners on April 30, 2012.

This is a pretty cool promotion because each Pedego e-bike is worth $2,075!

It is super easy to sign up.  Just (more…)