VIDEO: A Southern California E-Biker Talks About Electric Bike Commuting

Calvin Phuong of Marina del Ray, California uses an electric bike for commuting and fun!

With gas prices on the rise and the summer months approaching, people are starting to look at electric bikes as a viable commuting alternative to driving a car.

This video caught my eye because Calvin Phuong of Marina del Ray, California decided to use an electric bike to replace some of the in town commuting he normally does with his truck.

Calvin says that the electric bike is a great way for him to commute around town without (more…)

An Electric Bike Tour Across the USA!

Trans American Electric Bike Tour

Okay this sounds like a lot of fun; touring across the United States on electric bikes to raise awareness about e-bikes and demonstrate their benefits to many people.  That is what Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky are doing and I applaud them for their hard work!  That hard work does sound like a lot of fun to me :)

Here is a great quote from (more…)

Electric Bike Review: IZIP E3 Path

The IZIP E3 Path has a European commuter styling.

If you are in the market for a fun commuter electric bike with European styling you should definitely checkout the IZIP E3 Path.  It is a bike that combines an efficient ride with a comfortable up right position that will make you look forward to your next ride!

At a price of $1699 the Path offers a lot of value with the quality of its components and overall style.  Just be aware that the Path is designed for mellow riding; it will not (more…)

Electric Bike Review: Optibike 1100R

The Optibike 1100R out on the trail.

Are you looking for a fast, powerful, and custom off road electric bike that is built in the USA?  The Optibike 1100R may be your next e-bike.  Just be prepared to pay the price!

The Optibike 1100R is so fast and powerful that it won the Pikes Peak hill climb race in Colorado in 2011.  Not only did it win, it beat the 2010 time by 40 minutes!

This bike exudes high quality from the custom monocoque aluminum frame to (more…)

IZIP E3 Path Electric Bike: Specs, Video & Pictures

The commuter style IZIP E3 Path electric bike.

The Currie Technologies IZIP E3 Path just rolled in for review and here is a preview of this new electric bike.

This is a bike that is all about commuting, city cruising and all around fun!  It has an upright position combined with the larger wheels and skinnier tires that make this a good bike for the urban environment.

Checkout the video, pictures and (more…)

Optibike 1100R Electric Bike: Specs, Video & Pictures

The Optibike 1100R is a luxury electric bike!

Talk about a high quality, powerful, fast and expensive electric bike!  The Optibike 1100R is that 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 that make this bike unique.

Make sure you check out the full review of the Optibike 1100R electric bike here.

Optibike 1100R Electric Bike Specifications: (more…)

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.

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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…)