Tips on Keeping Your Electric Bike Safe & Secure

Keep your electric bike AND gear safe!

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 (more…)

Your Guide to Electric Bike Locks

Keep Your Electric Bike Secure!

So you have spent a lot of money on your electric bike but what about protecting it?  Some members of the Electric Bike Report community recently asked me about locks for electric bikes so I put together this guide to locks and tips on how to keep your e-bike safe.

Getting a bike stolen is no fun but if you practice the right techniques you can rest a little easier and feel confident that your bike is safe.

Here are some locks that I recommend: (more…)

Pimp My Ride! Garmin Montana 650t Review. A GPS for All Reasons in All Seasons


The Garmin Montana 650t GPS

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

I am a GPS geek.  When I travel I carry a GPS for automobile navigation.  I carry a handheld to find my way around trails and cities.  A third sits mounted on my bike.

Now Garmin has come out with a device that handles all functions in one device.  The Garmin Montana 650t is not elegant in appearance, but it is certainly elegant in functionality.

With a four inch diagonal color touchscreen and a (more…)

Checkout These Thanksgiving Electric Bike & Accessory Deals

Happy Thanksgiving fellow e-bikers!  What a great day to be thankful, stuff ourselves and get ready for great deals on e-bikes and accessories :)

Since this is the time of year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday I wanted to let you know about a few good deals that I have heard about.

If you have been holding out on buying an e-bike and/or gear this may be the best time to make the purchase.

I will be adding more deals as I come across them, so stay tuned.

Electric Bikes, Kits, and Accessory Deals:

Amazon has a bunch of deals during the whole holiday season.  Here are the Currie eZip Trailz and the e-Moto 1.0 Ridge for (more…)

IZIP E3 Metro Electric Bike in for Review [VIDEO, Pictures & Specs]

IZIP Metro Electric Bike out in the redrocks of Sedona Arizona

Looking for an electric bike that is comfortable and can carry some cargo?  The IZIP E3 Metro electric bike might be the ride for you.

The IZIP Metro just rolled in for review at Electric Bike Report and I want to share a VIDEO and some pictures of the bike with you and get you ready for the full review that will be coming soon.  Here are some specs of the bike from the IZIP website:

“Power, range and speed. With the new E3 Metro, you can haul big loads of gear with ease. This real-deal electric powered cargo bike (more…)

E-Bike Stories: Tale of the Bionic Granny

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

Connie Lauzon had always been an avid bike rider.  But after having both knees and both hips replaced with artificial joints, the 75 year old grandmother was nervous about getting back on an upright bike.

She was afraid that one fall could have disastrous results.  That was a problem since her kids had just bought her a brand new Canondale mountain bike.

Instead she started looking around for a (more…)

Guide to Car Racks for Electric Bikes

Are you looking for a good way to carry your electric bike on your car?  This can be a tricky issue because traditional bike-car racks are designed to carry non electric bikes that are generally half the weight of an electric bike.

After doing some research I have come up with a few options that will work for electric bikes.

Here is a tip: Remove the batteries from the e-bikes and transport them in your car to reduce the weight on the rack.

Be careful not to store them in the car if you are (more…)

Lights, Camera, More Action – Contour+ HD Video Camera & TerraCycle Cockpit Mount Reviews

 

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

TerraCycle Cockpit Mount

TerraCycle Cockpit Mount

One of the problems with electric assist recumbent bikes and trikes is that there’s not just enough room to put stuff.  We’re talking stuff like a camera, or GPS, cell phone, etc.  But TerraCycle has come up with a unique system to put on almost as many add-ons as you can come up with.  The TerraCycle Cockpit Mount system uses two clamps attached to a long tube and a short tube.

You can create a variety of configurations, and the dual clamps will allow you to mount with virtually any articulation to keep the gadgets clear of your knees and wheels.  TerraCycle offers a variety of other clamps and mounts to further (more…)

GM Focuses Anti Bike Ad On College Students: Oops!

GM Anti Bike Ad

GM recently posted an anti bike ad in a number of college newspapers across the country.  The ad is telling college students that riding a bike “sucks” and spending  a lot of money they probably don’t have on a new GM car or truck is a better alternative.  Hmmmm?

As I remember driving around most college campuses is really effective too………not!

This has really shaken up the biking community and now GM has (more…)

What Electric Bike Questions Do You Have?

I am working on a new project for Electric Bike Report and it will be a resource of electric bike information for you.

My goal is to make this a useful resource for you and I would like to know what you are most interested in when it comes to information on electric bikes.

Please let me know: 

  • What you want to know more about,
  • What information has been hard to find, and
  • What really interests you when (more…)

Ideo & Rock Lobster Win Oregon Manifest Utility (Electric) Bike Design Competition

Ideo-Rock Lobster electric bike

Here is a concept electric utility bike from a collaboration between Ideo (design firm) and Rock Lobster Custom Cycles (bike frame builder).   This is the bike that recently won the design competition for the Oregon Manifest People’s Choice award.

Here is a little info about the competition “The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge is a one-of-a-kind design/build competition, in which some of the country’s best (more…)

Electric Bikes & The Law: A Sticky Situation. Recommend You Stay Informed.

E-bikes banned on bike trails in Toronto Canada, via TheStar.com

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

While the popularity of e-bikes is growing by leaps and bounds, the legislation regulating their use is years behind the times.  The Federal government, all states, and many localities all have their own rules and regulations about the definition of an e-bike and how they can and cannot be used.  For e-bikers, not only is it important to (more…)

Steve Jobs (RIP) Talks About the Efficiency of a Bicycle [VIDEO]

The young Steve Jobs talks about the efficiency of a bicycle

I am sure that many of you have heard that Steve Jobs (of Apple fame) recently passed away.  The news of his passing saddened me because he was such a creative person and he has shown that dreams of the future become reality if you are determined and you remain focused.  I hope that some of his vision and persistence can be translated to the electric bike industry to create the best electric bikes possible and ultimately to see more people riding bikes in the future!

So here is the video that I promised.  A young Steve Jobs talks about the efficiency of the (more…)