Santa Monica eBike Expo Dec 2-4. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEO]

San Diego Electric Bike Expo 6The Santa Monica Electric Bike Expo is on December 2-4 at the Santa Monica Pier parking lot and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!

In addition you can enter to win an electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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E-Bike News: Olympics, Trek eMTBs, Domino’s Delivery, Cargo Kit, & More! [VIDEO]

Trek_Powerfly_Plus_FS_8Electric bikes are in the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Okay, they are not being used directly in a competitive sport, but one is being used in the track cycling keirin event to set the pace for the competitive track cyclists.

The pace cycle (usually a gas powered moped or motorcycle) sets a pace for the racing cyclists and gradually increases from 25 to 50 km/h for 5 1/2 laps when they pull to the side and let the racing track cyclists duke it out for the remaining 2 1/2 laps.

It can be a very exciting style of bike racing with high speed crashes on the steep embankments of the track! [Read more…]

Seattle eBike Expo Report: New eBikes & Lots of eBike Smiles!

Seattle electric bike expo 8The Seattle Electric Bike Expo this past weekend was the fun place to checkout the latest electric bikes and it was evident with many attendees showing their eBike smiles!

One attendee said it was better than taking his kids to the amusement park! Another attendee said it was the most fun he’s had in 10 weeks since breaking his ankle.

Some of the exhibitors were showing off their new eBike models that just hit the market or would be launching soon. Focus, Raleigh, and OHM had new models that are covered in this Seattle report.

In addition, new exhibitor Rad Power showed off their line up which included a fat tire folding electric bike! [Read more…]

Ride the Newest Electric Bikes at the Electric Bike Expo Event in Phoenix!

Bosch track2016 is going to be a very exciting year for the electric bike world and to kick things off you will be able to ride the newest e-bikes in Phoenix, AZ this January 15-17, 2016.

And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend the Expo events!

There will be 80+ different electric bikes at the Electric Bike Expo event from brands like: [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…]

Bosch in Town w/ Felt & Haibike E-Bikes, eShift, CX System, & More News [VIDEO]

felt haibike electric bikesBosch has been in Sedona, AZ (Electric Bike Report headquarters) this week presenting their system on bikes from Felt Electric, Haibike, and Cube in addition to announcing some new features and exciting news for 2016!

They have been at the Magura USA press camp that invites journalists from different cycling publications around the U.S. to come to Sedona to learn about new products and test [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 4-4-11

Powabyke’s to be sold in the US

Time for another electric bike news recap!  From the week of April 4, 2011 there was some interesting stuff happening in the E-bike news: People on moped style e-bikes having issues with the local police, the Busettii Big 50 electric bike review, the EU’s White Paper on Transport, a video of the Kalkhoff Pro Connect Sport 250, Powabyke’s in the US & more!

And now the Electric Bike NEWS! [Read more…]

Stylish Electric Bikes Guide

Electric bikes are cool right?  Well the concept is cool, but not all electric bikes look cool.  That is why I put together this guide to show you some of the cool looking electric bikes that you will actually enjoy showing off to your friends!

A2B electric bikes are tough looking and they look pretty comfortable.

Currie Technologies Electric Bikes has many different styles of bikes to fit almost anyone’s tastes.

Energie Cycles has a unique “mono-tube” aluminum frame design.  It’s a simple and clean frame design that sets them apart from the crowd!

EVELO has a pretty clean looking ebike with a motor that adds power through the gears of the bike (good for climbing steep hills)

Gepida has a cool line up of many different styles

Giant Bikes have always had a clean design that looks comfortable to ride.

Gocycle electric bikes are the cleanest design that I have seen.  They are folding e-bikes that are designed for the dense urban environment.

Kalkhoff electric bikes are elegant sporty city bikes that are well equipped to get you where you need to go with fenders, racks, lights, etc.

M55 is a company that makes rugged electric mountain bikes.  So if you like the tough look, M55 bikes are your ticket.

Ohm Cycles offers city and mountain bike style e-bikes.  They have a design that centers the battery in the middle of the bike for a low center of gravity.  These are high quality e-bikes with a comfortable ride.  See my review of the Ohm XS 750 electric mountain bike.

Optibike electric bikes have a unique mountain bike look.  They are electric mountain bikes that can be used for street or trail use.

Pedego electric bikes are beach cruiser style ebikes that come in many different colors.

Sanyo’s Enloop Electric Bike is a very clean and simple design that looks like it’s very easy to just get on and ride!

The Smart Ebike is one futuristic looking electric bike from the same company that makes the small Smart Car.  Definitely worth a look!

Trek Bikes has a few electric bikes that have a clean style and they look fast.  Checkout the Valencia + and Transport +.

Voltage Cycles are a very laid back and they describe the style as “classic styling of a prewar era motorcycle and the flair of a modern day cruiser”.

Winora has a bunch of electric bikes.

Here is a NON electric bike but it looks like it should be.  This is a super futuristic folding bike from Pacific Cycles called the iF Mode.  You have to see it!

Well that is the list for now.  Stay tuned!  I will be adding more as I come across them.

Please leave a comment below if you know of some other stylish electric bikes that I should add to the list.

-Pete

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