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

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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…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

UPDATED: FlyKly Smart Wheel: Easily Convert Your Bike to Electric! [VIDEO]

flykly smart wheel internalThe race for the all-in-one electric bike system has been heating up recently and it looks like FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers.

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($999 to $1,099), and relatively light (6 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric!

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes it so easy to convert your bike to electric.  All you have to do is replace the rear wheel and wirelessly connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Smart Wheel puts every e-bike component in the rear hub of the wheel. That includes the motor, batteries, controller, [Read more…]

UPDATE: Copenhagen Wheel All-In-One Electric Bike Kit [VIDEOS]

Copenhagen WheelThe highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel is nearing completion and shipping of the production version is scheduled for spring of 2015.

The Copenhagen Wheel is the all-in-one electric bike kit that made a splash a few years ago and gained a lot of mainstream media attention due to it’s innovative design.

After years of design refinement and quality testing it looks like it is ready for mainstream production.

Here is a video update from Assaf Biderman, founder of Superpedestrian, the company that makes the Copenhagen Wheel: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Solar E-Bike, Hover Board, New Mid Drive, 2 Seat E-Trike, & More [VIDEOS & PICS]

solar electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

What if you never had to plug in to charge your electric bike?

For some that could be a reality with The Dutch Solar Cycle.  It has solar panels built into the wheels so that it is always charging; even on cloudy days and when the panels are dirty.  They claim that on a sunny day the battery can be fully charged in 4 to 6 hours.

Speaking of solar, there is now the world’s first solar bike path near Amsterdam!  It’s surface is a bunch of solar panels that supply electricity to the grid. Very cool!  Enjoy the following video of the SolaRoad: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: 6,000 Mile E-Bike Trip, New E-Bikes, Rim Motor, New Mid Drive, & More! [VIDEOS & PICS]

6000-mile-electric-bike-tripIt’s time for an electric bike news round up!

How about a 6,000 mile electric bike tour to break the Guinness Record for the longest e-bike trip? And try doing that with your family!

Tomas Cortijo and Dylan Drake and their kids are currently on an e-bike tour from Montana to Maine and then down to Florida. Here is a news story about them and more info on their Kickstarter page.

Rhonda Martin lost 277 pounds by beginning an exercise routine with her Pedego Electric Bike. She had gone from barely being able to walk 150 steps at a time to now being a triathlete. “With my Pedego, I began a journey to a new shape and a new life.”

On November 3rd and 4th the University of Tennessee’s LEVER (Light Electric Vehicle Education + Research Center) is hosting a workshop on [Read more…]

Zehus Bike+ All-In-One Electric Bike System. No Charging Required?! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltAll-in-one electric bike systems are becoming more popular these days.

They contain everything in the hub of the bike. That includes the motor, controller, battery, and everything else!

FlyKly and Copenhagen Wheel (Superpedestrian) are some of the more well-known names in the US.

Zehus is an all-in-one system from Italy and I recently had a chance to check out their Bike+ system at this years Interbike 2014.

Here’s a video with the CEO, [Read more…]

E-Bike News: “Power Lanes”, Brouhaha E-Trailer, New Specialized Turbo’s, Carbon Haibike, & More! [VIDEOS]

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Flitzbike e-bike.

Gates Carbon Drive just posted some pictures of the bikes that they will be displaying at the upcoming Eurobike show.

The Flitzbike shown here has a Pinion gear box (in the bottom bracket), Gates belt, and rear wheel hub motor.

Imagine electric bikes that are electrified by “power lanes” instead of batteries…..an interesting new design concept for commuter e-bikes.

Specialized is introducing 2 new Turbo models: the Turbo 25 and the Turbo 25 X.  These appear to be [Read more…]

What Happened, What Comes Next: A Recap of Important Events from the 2013 Electric Bike Industry

This is a guest post from Ed Benjamin, Senior Managing Director of eCE and LEVA Chairman.

Reviewing 2013:

The electric bike industry enjoyed a successful year in 2013. Here is recap of what happened in some of the most important markets.

Electric bikes sales in China grew, but slowly. There is now an estimated 170 million electric bikes in use in China and the replacement of aging electric bikes is around [Read more…]

Electric Bike News: E-Bike Skiing, Copenhagen E-Bike Share, Optibike B.E.A.S.T, Magnic Light & More! [VIDEOS]

Drummer Electric Bikes is a new e-bike company on the scene with 5 different models including an electric cargo trike.   Their DBO-7 model definitely have an interesting design with the battery mounted in a frame tube behind the seat post.

I like the title of the this article “Here’s Why The Next Generation of Electric Bikes Will Be Awesome“.  The author highlights the benefits of the new Copenhagen Wheel and FlyKly Smartwheel all-in-one electric bike kits.

Optibike has partnered with the Boulder Colorado B-cycle bike sharing program.  They have provided an Optbike to pull a trailer that carries other bikes!  “The concept behind the B-cycle Electric-Assist Service Trailer (B.E.A.S.T) was to [Read more…]