2017 Electric Bikes: Tern, Faraday, ProdecoTech, Haibike, Magnum, Easy Motion, eProdigy, Biomega, Vintage, Big Cat [VIDEOS]

faraday-cortland-electric-bikeIn this second part of the new 2017 electric bikes report you will see videos from: Tern, Faraday, ProdecoTech, Haibike, Magnum, Easy Motion, eProdigy, Biomega, Vintage, and Big Cat.

Make sure you checkout the first part of this report from Interbike with new eBikes from:

BESV, BULLS, Bosch, Blix, Wallerang, Stromer, Gocycle, ProdecoTech, Yuba, and Pedelec Adventures.

Orbea, IZIP, Tempo, OHM, A2B, COBI, Juiced Bikes, eJoe, Smartmotion, EZ Pedaler.

Riese & Muller, Benno, Raleigh, Renovo, Bikee, Oyama, Nomad

In this series of reports from Interbike you will get an in depth look at many of the new 2017 eBikes and learn more about the companies that are involved in the North American electric bike industry. Enjoy the videos! [Read more…]

Beeline Your Way to the Bike Shop

beeline mobile bike shop vanBy Paul Willerton.

To say there is a “disturbance in the force” of what we call the independent bicycle dealer (IBD) is putting things lightly.

Your local bicycle specialty shops are IBD’s. Big box stores like Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the like are not considered IBD’s.

The cycling industry has been one of the slowest to adopt modern sales methods that have upended nearly every other major industry.

It’s no secret that consumers are spending more time online, researching and purchasing ever larger items. [Read more…]

Interbike E-Bike Report: Tempo, Faraday, Spir, Virtue, Cobi, Surface 604, & More! [VIDEOS]

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The new Tempo Santa Barbara step thru.

In this continuation of coverage of the electric bike scene from Interbike we will take a look at some of the new bikes and tech from Tempo, Faraday, Spir, Virtue, Cobi, NYX, Surface 604, M1 Sportechnik, Scott, Karmic, Ripple, e-Joe, Dahon, and eProdigy.

Make sure you checkout the first part of e-bike Interbike coverage with videos of the new indoor test track, ProdecoTech, Raleigh, IZIP, Easy Motion, Juiced Riders, Blix & Wallerang, Magnum, and Haibike.

And the second part of coverage with videos from [Read more…]

Interview with Faraday Bicycles CEO, Adam Vollmer [VIDEO]

The classically styled Faraday Porteur electric bike.

The classically styled Faraday Porteur electric bike.

Faraday Bicycles made a splash in the electric bike world a few years ago when they introduced the Porteur.

The Porteur has a classic European style and concealed electric bike components that almost hide the fact that it is an electric bike.

In 2011 the Porteur won the Oregon Manifest People Choice Award for best utility bike.

To find out more about the Porteur and Faraday Bicycles, I had the chance to interview the CEO of Faraday, Adam Vollmer.

First of all, enjoy this video with Adam talking about his inspiration for the Porteur: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: E-Bike Haters?, Super Capacitors, New Mid Drive, & More!

E-Bike haters; what?  Here is a great article to all the e-bike skeptics out there.

Will capacitors replace batteries?  A new discovery in capacitor technology may be on the path to that.

This is a great article about e-bikes that was recently posted in BBC news.  It is focused on the e-bike scene in the UK.  It has a lot of useful info and a funny video with an e-biker racing a road cyclist uphill!

Flight E-Bikes is a relatively new e-bike company to [Read more…]

VIDEO: Faraday Bikes CEO Talks About His Inspiration for Electric Bike Design

I am very passionate about spreading the word about electric bikes as useful, convenient, and fun vehicles for getting around town.

I believe that electric bikes combine some of the conveniences of a car with the advantages of a bicycle.

I recently came across this great video about the owner of Faraday Bikes, Adam Vollmer, and his story definitely captures [Read more…]

E-Bike News! Captain Kirk, 80 mph E-Bike?, Carbon E-Bike, Wireless Display

Captain Kirk rides a Pedego electric bike!  William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth recently bought their bikes at Metropolis Bikes in North Hollywood.

The LEAOS electric bike hides the motor, battery, controller, chain all within it’s carbon fiber frame!

Mashable did a nice feature on the stylish and simple Faraday Porteur.  The Porteur is a clean design because it hides the batteries in the top tube and [Read more…]