Populo Sport Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

populo-sport-electric-bike-profileAfter many miles on the Populo Sport it has proven to be an agile, lightweight and affordable eBike at $999. 

At 35.7 pounds this hybrid style eBike is one of the lighter eBikes on the market too and you can feel that when you ride this efficient road style eBike that glides on the road and carves into corners. 

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…]

2017 Electric Bike Expo Schedule & Exhibitors [VIDEO]

2017-electric-bike-expo-locations2016 was a great start for the Electric Bike Expo event series with thousands of people getting a chance to learn about and test ride a wide variety of the latest electric bikes around the U.S. 

For 2017 the Electric Bike Expo will cover more of the U.S. with the free events in Long Beach, San Francisco, Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia.

In addition there are some new companies that you will see at the Expo events for 2017.

Like 2016, the 2017 Electric Bike Expo events are free and open to everyone with eBike test rides opportunities and eBike education.

This year there will be even more opportunities for [Read more…]

Affordable Electric BMX Bike From Life EV! [VIDEOS]

life-ev-electric-bmx-bikeThe variety of electric bikes is growing every day and Life EV has launched the first affordable production electric BMX bike for $699!

Not only that, but this eBMX is assembled near Ft. Lauderdale Florida!

The Life EV eBMX provides assist up to 20 mph with a stated range of 25 to 40 mph and there are many color options to choose from. 

The introductory price of $699 will not last long because this a first production price that they are running with their Indiegogo campaign. Once the bikes are in full production they will be $1,399.  [Read more…]

UPDATED: All-In-One Electric Bike Wheel Guide [VIDEOS]

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Electron Wheel

All-in-one electric bike wheels have been getting a lot of attention recently because they provide the ability to easily convert a standard bike to electric by simply replacing the wheel.

Generally they house all of the e-bike components in the hub or wheel of the bike: motor, battery, controller, and sensors.

They are a clean way to add electric assist to a bike because you [Read more…]

Cool Bike Infrastructure: Solar & Glowing Paths, Super Bikeways, Underground Parking & More! [VIDEOS]

hovenring-elevated-bike-roundaboutThere is always something new with electric bike technology but it is also exciting to see what is happening with improvements in bicycle infrastructure.

You might initially think of protected bike paths that separate auto traffic from bike traffic.

People for Bikes put together this video [Read more…]

Stylish Italjet Electric Bikes Now Available in N.A. [VIDEO]

italjet-electric-bike-8Italjet electric bikes have a classic cruiser style that reflects their long history in the motorcycle industry.

They have taken their experience with stylish motorized 2 wheelers and applied it to rapidly growing eBike world.

And now these premium stylish eBikes are available in North America.

Italjet eBikes are designed and assembled in Bologne, Italy with some of the components being hand crafted in Italy for a one of kind touch.

Here is a video of their Ascot model to give you a closer look at the details of [Read more…]

Do More With Your Electric Bike: Carrying Cargo [VIDEOS]

Haibike Trekking RX electric bike trailerTraditional bicycles are great for commuting, running errands, and having fun, but with electric assist you can do even more by bike!

Electric bikes enable you to carry more cargo while riding further, faster, and having the ability to get around town with minimal sweat.

With your eBike and the right gear you can handle a lot of short trips that traditionally have been reserved for the car.

Errand trips by eBike can be: [Read more…]

UPDATED: Interview with eBike Adventurer Susanne Brüsch: Sand to Snow in the USA [VIDEOS]

pedelec-adventures.com_Sand-to-Snow_2016-05-26_183318_Bryce_S-Bruesch_IMG_3653_webSusanne Brüsch is an adventurer at heart.

She jumped into the electric bike industry in Europe nearly 20 years ago when eBikes were just barely a blip on the radar in the European marketplace.

After working through the trials and tribulations of the young industry she set her sights on electric bike adventure tours to show the world what electric bikes are capable of.

With her company Pedelec Adventures, she has had amazing eBike adventures in Morocco, Mongolia, Iceland, many parts of Europe, the Southwestern USA, and a soon to be extensive trip through other parts of Africa.

I had a chance to catch up with Susanne after her recent Sand to Snow eBike adventure [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 9The results are in on the ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike and it has proven to be a versatile eBike with a nice mix of urban and off road capabilities.

The quality of the components, performance style riding position and road/off road tires make this a good all around eBike.

At $2,199 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, RockShox, SRAM, Truvativ, and more.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

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

E-Bike Cycle Tourists Documentary Shows the Way for Cycle Tourists of All Ages [VIDEO]

ebike cycle tourists in FranceBy Gary Corbett

Over five extremely enjoyable days in June the E-Bike Cycle Tourists had a taste of what it is like to be budding film stars during the shooting of a short documentary about our world record breaking e-bike journey.

The documentary, which was filmed by brothers Piers and Luke Spencer-Phillips for our major sponsors Haibike, explored the story behind our decision to sell all of our worldly possessions to essentially live the life of e-bike nomads.

While the eight minute-long documentary is an amazing record of our once-in-a-lifetime journey, more importantly, we believe, is the fact that it highlights everything that is great about modern-day e-bikes. [Read more…]