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…]

E-Bike News: Controversy, Carbon Frame Kit, “Food Bikes”, Solar, Chop-E, & More! [VIDEOS]

Storm fat electric bikeThe Sondors (formerly Storm) fat electric bike has been creating a storm on the internet! It is a fat electric bike being offered on IndieGoGo (crowdfunding site) at an introductory price of $499 now $599 (plus up to $194 in shipping) and they have raised millions of dollars.

There are many that are warning that this deal could be too good to be true (Yahoo, Treehugger, CNET, [Read more…]

Electric Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech by LEVA

Ed Benjamin reviews the work members of the class who installed a Watts Up meter on a a ProdecoTech electric bike.

Ed Benjamin reviews the work of members of the class who installed a Watts Up meter on a ProdecoTech Stride electric bike.

The other day Robert Provost, CEO of ProdecoTech, invited me to join them for the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) E-Bike Technician Training at ProdecoTech headquarters.

How could I say no?!

The LEVA E-Bike Technician Training helps electric bike dealers increase their e-bike knowledge and diagnose and troubleshoot electric bike technical issues for their customers.

Ed Benjamin is the founder and chairman of LEVA (also Managing Director of eCycleElectric) and he taught the 3 levels of [Read more…]

ProdecoTech to Host LEVA E-Bike Technician Training & Certification

This is a press release from ProdecoTech.

Oakland Park, FL – Robert Provost President of ProdecoTech along with Heather Marshman Executive Director of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) announced today that the Oakland Park based company will be hosting the LEVA E-Bike technician training and certification at their new 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on May 1 and 2 of 2014.

ProdecoTech management expects this training will solidify the advancement of E-bike technologies to its dealer base and also to future prospects. The training has been developed by Dr. Don Gerhardt and various [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…]

Win a ProdecoTech Outlaw SS Electric Bike!

ProdecoTech is giving away one of their fast and powerful electric bikes; the Outlaw SS!

To enter to win, simply “like” the ProdecoTech Facebook page.

But you better hurry because the giveaway ends this Friday (December 13, 2013).

Here is a link to the ProdecoTech Outlaw SS info page and here is a link to my review of the ProdecoTech Outlaw SS.

Checkout some pictures of the Outlaw SS from [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Phantom X3 Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 is an e-bike decked out with a ton of name brand components (SRAM, Avid, Rock Shox, Truvativ) and a large (38.4V 16ah) LifePo4 battery for an amazingly low price of $1,899 (USD).

In addition, the Phantom X3 and all ProdecoTech electric bikes are assembled in the USA at their facility near Fort Lauderdale Florida.  Here is my report from a tour of the new ProdecoTech facility with a bunch of pictures and a video.

Make sure you [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Phantom X3 Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 with a large 38.4V 16ah LiFePO4 battery and a solid mix of brand name components (SRAM, AVID, Rock Shox, Truvativ, Continential, etc.) has arrived for testing and review!

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

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 is priced at $1,899 and comes with [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2013 – Part 3 – OHM, Energie Cycles, Felt, Specialized, A2B, ProdecoTech, Polaris, & More [VIDEOS]

In this 3rd installment of e-bike Interbike coverage there are videos of the new 2014 electric bikes from OHM Cycles, Energie Cycles, Felt Bicycles (Fat tire Bosch kit bike!), the Specialized Turbo, A2B, ProdecoTech, Polaris, Motiv, and the Lectric Cycles Fat e-bike.

Also included is coverage of a new cloud based e-bike diagnostic software called eSocialBike.

Make sure you also checkout [Read more…]

Preview of the NEW 2014 ProdecoTech Electric Bikes! [VIDEO]

When I visited the new ProdecoTech electric bike assembly facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida I had a chance to see and test ride some of their new prototype bikes that will be launched in their 2014 line up.

The 2 bikes that I test rode were the Phantom X3 and the Oasis beach cruiser style e-bike.

In addition, I also have some info on new bikes that are still on the drawing board. [Read more…]