Guide To Electric Recumbent Trikes [UPDATED]

Electric recumbent trikes are lightweight 3 wheeled pedal/electric vehicles that offer some car like features.

For instance, some of them have weather protection, cargo & passenger capacity, full suspension, comfortable seats, lights & mirrors, etc.

Some of these e-recumbent trikes are designed for everyday commuting around town and some of them “amplify” your pedal power up to highway speeds!

The following is a guide to complete e-recumbent trikes, ideas on adding electric assist to a recumbent trike, and a look at the future of e-trikes. [Read more…]

EVELO Omni Wheel: All-In-One Front Wheel E-Bike Kit [VIDEOS & PICS]

OmniStill12_newThe all-in-one electric bike kit market is heating up and EVELO just added their new Omni Wheel to the mix.

The Omni Wheel is a front wheel system that will make converting a traditional bike to electric pretty easy, while keeping the drivetrain the same.

This all-in-one system starts at $999 if you preorder for delivery in [Read more…]

The Cardio Controlled Falco Fusion Sports E-Bike System [VIDEO]

Falco Fusion Wheel Drive System with Cardio ControlFalco E-Motors has just launched their new Fusion Sports electric bike kit on Kickstarter.

This is a unique kit because it is cardio controlled.

What does that mean? You can set the heart rate range that you want to be exercising in and the Falco Fusion Sports system will vary the amount of assist to make sure you stay in that range. High tech!

While we are talking about tech, the Fusion Sports system features smartphone integration, which is [Read more…]

Welcome to the World of Electric Bikes

ProdecoTech Stride 500 electric bike.

ProdecoTech Stride 500 electric bike.

If you are new to electric bikes then this article will help you get a quick understanding of what electric bikes are all about.

You will learn about;

  • the reasons to have an e-bike,
  • how fast and how far they go,
  • how much they cost,
  • the different types of e-bikes,
  • what the future of e-bike looks like,
  • and how to checkout electric bikes in your town/city.

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Tour of the E-BikeKit Headquarters Near Philadelphia, PA [VIDEO]

The E-BikeKit headquarters and assembly facility.

The E-BikeKit headquarters and assembly facility.

Jason Kraft is the CEO of Electric Bike Technologies and he recently invited me to tour their headquarters and assembly facility that is located just outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Electric Bike Tech offers a variety of moderately priced electric bike kits (E-BikeKit™) and electric trike kits (E-TrikeKit™).  They focus on providing kits that have a lot of features for the money.

It was great to get the personal tour from Jason and learn more about this US electric bike kit company.

Jason started the company in 2008 and he has been growing and improving the Electric Bike Tech  [Read more…]

TerraTrike Rambler with E-BikeKit Pictures & Specs

Since there has been a growing number of electric recumbent trikes hitting the market recently, I thought it was about time to try one out in a review.

By combining the popular TerraTrike Rambler and E-BikeKit Electric Bike Conversion System I thought this would be a good way to dive into the e-trike world!

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

Electric Bike Factory Changes Hands In Florida

Electric Bike Factory, in Fort Myers, Florida, has made the simplest, and perhaps oldest successful design for a DIY electric bike conversion kit in the USA since the 1990’s.

The friction roller system (sometimes referred to as a “tire scrubber”) is similar in function to the EV Warrior, the ETC, and the Zap systems that were the pioneering ebikes of the 1990’s.

The motor has a roller that pushes on the bike tire to [Read more…]

E-Bike Kit: Specs, Pictures, & Video for Geared Front Motor & Lead Acid Battery.

Here is an introduction to The E-Bike Kit that recently arrived for riding and review.

This is the 350 watt geared front hub motor with 36V 9ah lead acid battery kit.

E-Bike Kit offers other kits including front or rear direct drive hub motors, rear hub geared motors, and lithium ion batteries.  They offer their kits in many wheel sizes: 700C, 26″, 24″  and 20″.

In this post I will go over the specifications and installation of the kit.  There are a bunch of pictures as well as a video that [Read more…]

E-Bike News Highlights Week of 11-8-10 [VIDEO]

Here is VIDEO recap of the electric bike news from the week of November 8, 2010.  This is just a quick overview of the news and other ebike things that caught my eye as I surfed through the web looking for cool electric bike happenings!

If you would rather read about this news, you can it out the e-bike news here.

Here is what you can expect to see and hear about [Read more…]

Bionx Electric Bike Kit Review

I have ridden many different bikes with the Bionx electric bike conversion kit and I have to say that it is probably the most refined ebike kit that you can buy.

To compare it to cars, it is like the Mercedes Benz of electric bike kits.

This is a review based on a number of rides on the Bionx electric bike kit.  This is not an in depth review based on hundreds of miles of use, etc.

I just wanted to let you know what I think of the system based on some ride experiences.

Here is a video about the Bionx system:

What I like about the Bionx ebike kit:

  • The way the system adds assistance is so seamless it just feels like [Read more…]