iGO M29r Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

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After riding the iGO M29r on a variety of terrain it has proven itself to be a versatile eBike for on and off road conditions. 

This 29er electric mountain bike has a solid ride feel with smooth and quiet performance from its 500 watt direct drive motor and it has a highly tunable pedal assist system.

At $2,199 the M29r offers value with features like an aluminum frame with integrated lithium battery using Samsung cells, Shimano and Suntour components, Maxxis tires, and Selle Royal saddle. 

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…]

iGO M29r Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

igo-m29r-electric-mountain-bike-11In addition to the iGO eXplore commuter style eBike, iGO has also introduced their M29r hardtail electric mountain bike.

The new M29r eMTB is priced at $2,199 USD and features the iGO Ergofit 29er frame design, 500 watt motor, 48V Samsung cell integrated frame battery, Shimano components, and more!

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

iGO eXplore Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

igo-explore-electric-bike-ridingThe iGO eXplore is a versatile commuter style electric bike that provides a solid, smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride feel. 

It’s a highly adjustable bike that can fit most people and their preferred riding styles.

At $2,199 the eXplore offers a solid line up of components and features that make it a good all around turn-key commuter. 

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…]

2015 Polaris Electric Bikes [VIDEO & PICS]

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Polaris is bringing a new line up of e-bikes to the US market for 2015.

Some of the notable bikes are the Diesel DL818 with the wild “titanium oxide” color scheme and 2 new fat e-bikes: the Sabre EV505 and the Nordic EV 506.

For 2015 Polaris has also made some significant changes to their electric assist system.

Their lithium batteries are housed in the large toptube/downtube of the frame.

Their pedal assist system reads your pedaling cadence and power output along with what gear you are in and blends that together to [Read more…]

TerraTrike Rambler with E-BikeKit Review [VIDEO]

Recently I became interested in electric recumbent trikes because of the number of new e-trikes that have hit the market or will hit the market soon.

Due to the fact that electric recumbent trikes are a growing niche in the light electric vehicle world, I put together a guide to electric recumbent trikes.

There are also the traditional upright electric trikes and these have proven to be utilitarian delivery vehicles.  FedEx uses electric trikes in Paris and B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery uses them in Portland, Oregon.

With all of that, I set out to do a full review of an e-recumbent trike and that is how the TerraTrike Rambler with The E-BikeKit Electric Bike Conversion System came together!  [Read more…]