Dillenger Bafang Mid Drive Electric Bike Kit Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

Dillenger Bafang mid drive electric bike kitAfter putting on some miles and doing a full range test, the results are in on the Dillenger Bafang mid drive electric bike kit!

Overall, the Dillenger Bafang mid drive kit is one of the more refined systems that can be installed on almost any bike.

Mid drive systems can climb almost any hill because they can leverage the gears of the [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

Gocycle G2 Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

Gocycle sideAfter spending some time and miles on the Gocycle G2 it is apparent that this is one of the most versatile and feature rich electric bikes that I have ever tested and reviewed.

It has a lot of high tech features (electronic shifting, smartphone app ride customization, one sided wheels, etc.) but the design is focused on being easy to ride with little maintenance to worry about. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Superbowl, Smartphone Kit, Bosch US HQ, E-Cargo Tour, Safety E-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Jim_Brown_Polaris_eBikesPolaris Electric Bikes will be donating a few of their bikes to NFL legend Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can charity fundraiser that will take place just before the Superbowl in Phoenix, AZ.  Sounds like a great way to get e-bikes in front of a lot of people!

Yuba Bicycles is hitting the road to promote electric cargo bikes!  “The goal is to give parents, small business owners and others the chance to test an e-bike in their community so they can understand how these car-replacing bicycles can [Read more…]

Gocycle G2 Electric Bike Review Part 1: Video, Pictures, & Specs

Gocycle profileThis is one of the most innovative electric bikes I have ever tested and reviewed.

The Gocycle G2 has the appearance and ride style of an e-bike from the future.

Here are just a few of the features: injection moulded magnesium frame and wheels with internal battery, one sided quick release injection moulded mag wheels, Gocycle’s proprietary electronic Predictive ShiftingTM , customizable ride style with smartphone app, enclosed [Read more…]

UPDATED: FlyKly Smart Wheel: Easily Convert Your Bike to Electric! [VIDEO]

flykly smart wheel internalThe race for the all-in-one electric bike system has been heating up recently and it looks like FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers.

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($999 to $1,099), and relatively light (6 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric!

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes it so easy to convert your bike to electric.  All you have to do is replace the rear wheel and wirelessly connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Smart Wheel puts every e-bike component in the rear hub of the wheel. That includes the motor, batteries, controller, [Read more…]

The Stromer ST2 at Interbike 2014 [VIDEO & PICS]

Stromer ST2 electric bikeThe highly anticipated Stromer ST2 was on display at Interbike 2014 to tease us for it’s 2015 arrival in the US.

The ST2 is a very high tech electric bike with smartphone integration and GSM wireless connectivity using it’s OMNI system.

In addition to being on the cutting edge of tech, the ST2 features a HUGE lithium battery with 814 watt hours of capacity. Most bikes have 360 or 400 watt hours.

Stromer has also updated their direct drive motor with features like: 500 watts, 35 Nm of torque, a freehub, and [Read more…]

Ibera PB9 Smartphone Case Review: An Electric Bike Dashboard! [VIDEO]

It’s amazing what smartphones can do these days!

One of the new trends is to mount your smartphone to the handlebars of your bike and use one of the many smartphone bike applications that are available to provide you with traditional cycle computer info and GPS tracking.  Plus, in many cases you can share this info with your friends!

To jump into this new trend I tested the Ibera PB9 Smartphone Case and the 3 different mounting systems that Ibera offers with [Read more…]

Tips for Recovering Your Stolen Electric Bike

Previously I shared my thoughts on electric bike locks and tips on electric bike security.  So what if your electric bike is stolen despite your best efforts to keep it safe and secure?  

First of all, that is BIG bummer and I truly feel for you if that has happend, but…….all hope is not lost!  In this article I want to share some tips with you on how to recover your stolen e-bike.

Get the word out immediately!  Timing is important because [Read more…]

New Futuristic Electric Bike: The Smart Ebike [VIDEO]

Wow!  This is a cool looking ebike!  This is an electric bike from Smart (the same company that makes the tiny Smart car).  It is very futuristic in looks as well as how it functions.

I am excited about this new development from an automobile company because it is adding a new perspective on ebikes from people outside of the bicycle industry.  I think that ebikes are a great form of transportation for all types of people; [Read more…]