New Yuba Spicy Curry Mid Drive Electric Cargo Bike [VIDEO & PICS]

yuba spicy curry electric cargo bike 2The Yuba Spicy Curry, what a great name for an electric cargo bike.

The name is a play on words because this electric cargo bike has been developed with a partnership between Yuba Bicycles (cargo bike experts) and Currie Technologies (e-bike experts).

Yuba Bicycles is well known for their popular Mundo and Boda Boda cargo bikes that come in their traditional configuration or with electric assist.

The Spicy Curry is their new e-cargo bike that has been designed with [Read more…]

Haibike XDURO FS RX Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Haibike FS RX trail 4A truly worthy off road electric bike has landed here in the US and it’s name is the Haibike XDURO FS RX!

The FS RX features the advanced Bosch Performance mid drive e-bike system, 120mm of front and rear suspension, a hydroformed aluminum frame, a solid mix of components (RockShox, Fox, Shimano, DT Swiss,  etc.) and the 27.5″ wheel size.

At $5,200 this is not an inexpensive bike but it does offer a lot of bang for the buck.

Make sure you check out part 1 of this review with a video, large detailed pictures and specifications of the Haibike FS RX to get familiar with this e-bike.

In this second part of the full review [Read more…]

Haibike XDURO FS RX Video, Pictures, & Specs

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The Haibike Xduro FS RX electric mountain bike is a solid off road machine with the new 350 watt Bosch Performance mid drive system, 120 mm of front and rear suspension (RockShox & Fox), and a health mix of Shimano SLX components.

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the FS RX.

The Haibike XDURO FS RX is priced at [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Peak Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

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The IZIP E3 Peak; a versatile high performance electric mountain bike.

If you are looking for a versatile high performance electric mountain bike, then I recommend that you checkout this review of the IZIP E3 Peak from Currie Technologies!

The Peak is a mid drive motor electric bike that can climb almost any hill and fly along the flats at 28+ mph.

It is designed as a hardtail mountain bike with 27.5″ wheels but it can also be used for around town commuting or rolling along country roads.

At $3,000 USD it offers a number of features that [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Peak Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs

The IZIP E3 Peak; a 27.5" wheel e-mountain bike with mid drive motor, 48V mid mount battery, up to 28 mph, & more!

The IZIP E3 Peak; a 27.5″ wheel e-mountain bike with mid drive motor, 48V mid mount battery, up to 28 mph, & more!

The new 2014 IZIP E3 Peak mid drive electric mountain bike has arrived for testing and review!

Currie Technologies has really gone all out with this new high speed (28 mph) e-mtb that features a 350 watt mid drive motor, 48V mid mount lithium battery, 27.5″ (650b) wheels, RockShox suspension fork, and more!

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the Peak. [Read more…]

Interview with Larry Pizzi: President of Currie Technologies (IZIP, Haibike, eFlow) [VIDEOS]

Larry Pizzi (President of Currie Tech) enjoying an e-bike ride.

Larry Pizzi (President of Currie Tech) enjoying an e-bike ride.

Recently I caught up with Larry Pizzi who is the president of Currie Technologies (IZIP, EZIP, Haibike, eFlow).

Larry has been in the bicycle industry most of his life and is in charge of one of the largest e-bike companies in the US.

In this interview you will learn more about his experiences in the industry, what the latest is at Currie Tech (new IZIP’s, Haibikes, eFlow, etc.), the IZIP Road Show, and what’s on the horizon for Currie Tech.

Enjoy the interview!

Pete: Larry, you have been in the bicycle and e-bike industry a long time.  Could you give us a brief history of [Read more…]

Electric Bikes Highlight Sea Otter Classic Bike Festival [PICS & VIDEOS]

There were many Bosch equipped electric bikes at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

There were many Bosch equipped electric bikes at the 2014 Sea Otter Classic.

This is a guest post from Douglas Schwartz, President of ELV Motors.

2014 was the turning point for electric bicycles at the Sea Otter Classic.

Frank Yohannan, President and CEO of the Sea Otter Classic, believes North America will follow Europe with embracing electric bicycles.

Throughout the four-day event, electric bicycles had consistent promotion over the loud speakers as well as [Read more…]

Accell North America Announces Formation of E-Bike Competence & Service Center

Currie Technologies IZIP Zuma electric bikes.

Currie Technologies IZIP Zuma electric bikes.

This is a press release from Currie Technologies.

The eBike category is beginning to show significant signs of emergence in the U.S. market and global eBike leader Accell Group is investing to further innovation and infrastructure in this important category through its North American arm, Accell North America (ANA).

The nation’s first Electric Bicycle Competence Center (EBCC-­NA) will launch April 30, 2014, as a brand-­new division within ANA. The timing of this important growth platform coincides with key eBike innovation from trusted ANA bike brands Raleigh, Lapierre and Diamondback, all planned for [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Path+ Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Quiet, smooth, solid, powerful, comfortable and fun!  That about sums up the all new and improved 2014 IZIP E3 Path+ electric bike.

Currie Technologies revamped their previous IZIP Path by maintaining the commuter/recreational style while upgrading the electric assist system with a new TranzX system that features their new proprietary Currie Electro-Drive firmware.

The new system includes a super quiet 500 watt direct drive motor, 48V 8.8ah lithium battery, a large LCD display, and convenient control pad. [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Path+ Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs (2014)

Currie Technologies just release their new and improved 2014 IZIP E3 Path+ electric bike!

The new Path+ follows along the same commuter style theme as the previous IZIP Path, but the new 2014 Path+ gets an upgraded electrical system with a powerful motor (500 watts), large LCD display, convenient control pad, and a larger lithium battery (48V 8.8ah).

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the 2014 Path+. [Read more…]