eBike Year in the Rearview Mirror: 2016 eBike Trends & Highlights [VIDEOS]

trek-super_commuterAs 2016 disappears from view and e-bike manufacturers look to what 2017 will bring, ElectricBikeReport.com outlines what it sees as the main trends that emerged in e-bike design over the last 12 months and of course the highlights. 

E-BIKES GO MAINSTREAM….IN THE MEDIA TOO

Whilst its been known for some time that countries like the Netherlands and Germany are leading the e-bike charge in the western world (in terms of sales numbers anyway) 2016 seems to be the year when other countries long languishing in the doldrums really began to catch up – the US and the UK in particular.

E-bikes also made it big in mainstream media too, from the mainstream cycling press to ABC and [Read more…]

Santa Monica eBike Expo Dec 2-4. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEO]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 6The Santa Monica Electric Bike Expo is on December 2-4 at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

In addition you can enter to win an electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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eBike News: Tern Vektron, US & UK eBike Share Systems, Family Adventure eBiking, & More! [VIDEOS]

tn-vektron-yepp-childseatBy Richard Peace

New eBikes From Around the World

Tern Vektron Folding Bosch eBike

Tern has launched their new Vektron (formerly the Elektron) folding eBike equipped with the Bosch mid drive system on Kickstarter.

If you are one of the “early birds” you can pick one up for $2,975.

Here’s their KS video for more information on this versatile eBike:  [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Specialized, BULLS, E-Bullitt, Cobi, E-Trike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Bulls-E Core Di2 FS 275 Plus electric mountain bikeBy Richard Peace

New eBikes

Specialized will expand its Vado road range for 2017. They will now use the same Brose mid-motor as their e-MTB Turbo Levo range.

The Turbo Vado will pack a 500Wh battery whilst the Vado Comp will use a 600Wh pack and is a speed pedelec version (for the purposes of European law at least).

Check out a sneak preview video here: [Read more…]

Riding the Bosch CX Electric Mountain Bike System in Sedona, AZ [VIDEO]

Bosch Sedona electric mountain bike 2As part of their annual press camp with Magura, Bosch was in Sedona to show off their new CX electric mountain bike system on eMTBs from Haibike, KTM, Easy Motion, BULLS, and others.

Kicking the camp off on Monday morning included a nice ride up Schnebly Hill Road that climbs from the high desert of Sedona at 4,500 ft elevation to the cool Ponderosa Pine forest near Flagstaff at 7,000 ft.

Schnebly is a technical jeep road that offers a bunch of scenic views and it’s a good place to ride electric mountain bikes in Sedona. [Read more…]

BULLS Launches New Electric Bikes in the U.S. at E-Bike Expo Events

E-Stream FS EnduroBULLS eBikes is a popular German brand that is launching their e-bikes in the U.S. market at the Electric Bike Expo events in 2016!

BULLS is bringing a line of e-bikes that are good for almost any type of riding: commuting, touring, mountain biking, sand or even snow riding.

Their e-bikes use either the Bosch mid-drive system or the Brose mid-drive system; an all new drive system to the U.S. market. [Read more…]

Electric Bike Report from Munich Bike Expo: Lots of Pictures! – Part 1

Bike Expo in Munich Germany

Recently I was at Bike Expo in Munich Germany and it was great to see the electric bike scene in a country that is leading the way in e-mobility.  It was impressive to see how many bike brands now have electric bikes.  The growth of electric bikes reminds me of the days when mountain bikes were just becoming popular.

Speaking of mountain bikes, there is a growing electric mountain bike niche growing and according to the companies selling them, [Read more…]