IZIP E3 Peak+ Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

izip-e3-peak-electric-mountain-bike-5The all terrain 2017 IZIP E3 Peak+ with nearly 3″ wide off road tires and Bosch mid-drive system has arrived for testing and review!

This 27.5″ Plus size wheel eMTB features the Bosch Performance Line CX 350 watt mid-drive and a nice mix of components for $3,099.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications. [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Dash Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

izip-e3-dash-electric-bike-profileAre you looking for a versatile eBike that can fly around town and efficiently cruise up the steep climbs?

Then the 28 mph IZIP E3 Dash with it’s 48V system and 350 watt mid-drive motor is worth taking a look at!

It has a smooth, balanced, and solid ride feel that makes you want to take the long way home from work.

This versatile commuter and touring style eBike rider offers a lot of features for the price of $2,599.

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Dash Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

izip-e3-dash-electric-bike-hillThe fast and versatile 2017 IZIP E3 Dash eBike has arrived for testing and review.

This 350 watt mid-drive speed pedelec (up to 28 mph) commuter style eBike has a smooth ride with a healthy assortment of accessories for $2,599.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications. [Read more…]

Interbike 2015 E-Bike Report: Test Track & Economical E-Bikes [VIDEOS]

IMG_4313Interbike 2015 was an exciting show for the electric bike scene!

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the Americas and it was held at the Mandalay Bay convention center September 16-18.

At the show there was the solid core brands of e-bikes on hand along with a new batch of e-bike brands and component companies.

Some of the highlights of the show were: the new indoor test track, a number of quality electric bikes under $2,000, a wide variety of drive systems, and [Read more…]

Raleigh, Haibike, IZIP, & Yuba to Exhibit at Electric Bike Expo Events

Haibike FS RX electric mountain bikeRaleigh, Haibike, IZIP, and Yuba have all signed on to demo their electric bikes at the 2016 Electric Bike Expo multi city e-bike test track events.

The Expo is a 6 city series that offers free electric bike test rides on a track with a hill structure and various terrain features to allow riders to test a number of different electric bikes.

This group of e-bikes from Raleigh, Haibike, IZIP, and Yuba offer a wide variety of electric bike types for people to test ride: commuter, urban sport, beach cruiser, touring, fat, mountain bike, road bike, and cargo bike.

In addition, this range of electric bikes will have both [Read more…]

Electric Bike Mid Drive Guide

Haibike FS RX bosch motorMid drive systems provide motor power through the cranks of the bike to leverage the drivetrain (or “transmission”) to climb almost any hill and speed along on flat ground.

Mid drives have been popular in many European markets and they are starting to gain popularity in the US and Canadian markets.

This guide will outline the popular systems that are equipped on complete e-bikes as well as retrofit mid drive systems that can be added to a conventional bike. [Read more…]

Charged Up! 2014 Electric Bike Mainstream Media Event Report [VIDEOS]

Journalists swarm to ride e-bikes at the Charged up electric bike media event!

Journalists swarm to ride e-bikes at the Charged Up electric bike media event!

Yes, electric bikes are still relatively unknown to a majority of people in the US.

But hopefully that will change soon!

As a way to get the word out about e-bikes, Interbike (organizers of the largest bicycle trade show in the US) partnered with Outdoor Retailer to present e-bikes and other outdoor gear to a group of journalists from large mainstream media companies.

The Charge Up media event was held at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ and the location was selected because [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…]

E-Bike News: Sidecar E-Bike, Faraday, Police E-Bikes, Mid Drives, Britt Pedal, & More! [VIDEOS]

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Checkout this e-bike with sidecar!  It’s from Italy’s Bad Bike company and it’s called the Beach Vintage Side.

How about some entertainment?  A GoCycle electric bike was stolen in London and the thief called the owner for charging instructions!!!!

This is a great story on families in San Francisco who are using cargo bikes and electric assist as the new “minivan”.

Speaking of e-cargo bikes, the crowd sourced cargo bike documentary, LESS CAR MORE GO, has [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…]