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…]

eBike News: Titanium eBike, Forbes on Faraday, Amsterdam eBike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

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Budnitz Titanium Electric Bike 

If you are looking for a fancy eBike then you should checkout the custom Budnitz Model E -titanium electric bike (starts at $7,450) with the Zehus all in one hub and Gates Carbon belt drive.

The titanium version has a claimed weight of less than 30 pounds!

They also make a steel frame version that starts at $3,950. Here is a video with more: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: High-Tech eBikes, NY Times, Economical Kit, & More! [VIDEOS]

gazelle-no1By Richard Peace

New E-Bike Launches

Dutch e-bike manufacturer Gazelle has publicised what it sees as the future of e-bikes in the shape of the carbon fibre-framed No1.

Currently a one-off, with many parts hand made, the No.1 is perhaps most notable for its COBI interface and lighting system, undoubtedly one of the smartest of ‘smart’ devices for e-bikes.

If you want to learn more about how it was made see the video: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Bloomberg, AAA eBike Patrol, Zehus, SRAM Drivetrain & More! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltBy Richard Peace

Welcome to the latest e-bike news roundup.

You know a business is starting to get taken seriously when financial news group Bloomberg starts to hype it. They recently did just that, revealing some interesting stats and quotes about the US electric bike market.

The article showed projected data for 2016 US e-bike sales to be around 152,000; small beer compared to the 1.6 million projected sales for Western Europe.

Whilst it will clearly take a while for the US to catch up, the idea may not be as fanciful as you think according to Claus Fleischer, who heads Bosch’s eBike division. The US market could develop ‘way faster’ than [Read more…]

Electric Concepts look to Revolutionize Commuting with Lightweight TSR2+

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Electric Concepts is about to launch their take on the ultimate commuter e-bike.

It marries a Moulton spaceframe bike from the UK with the Italian ‘all-in-one’ hub motor Zehus system and Electric Concept’s own design and assembly process.

Meet Electric Concepts’ TSR2+.

The Moulton may be known to the cycle historians amongst you as a classic design from 1960s UK, identified by its relatively small 20” wheels and elastomer suspension. [Read more…]

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

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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…]

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…]

UPDATE: Copenhagen Wheel All-In-One Electric Bike Kit [VIDEOS]

Copenhagen WheelThe highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel is nearing completion and shipping of the production version is scheduled for spring of 2015.

The Copenhagen Wheel is the all-in-one electric bike kit that made a splash a few years ago and gained a lot of mainstream media attention due to it’s innovative design.

After years of design refinement and quality testing it looks like it is ready for mainstream production.

Here is a video update from Assaf Biderman, founder of Superpedestrian, the company that makes the Copenhagen Wheel: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Solar E-Bike, Hover Board, New Mid Drive, 2 Seat E-Trike, & More [VIDEOS & PICS]

solar electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

What if you never had to plug in to charge your electric bike?

For some that could be a reality with The Dutch Solar Cycle.  It has solar panels built into the wheels so that it is always charging; even on cloudy days and when the panels are dirty.  They claim that on a sunny day the battery can be fully charged in 4 to 6 hours.

Speaking of solar, there is now the world’s first solar bike path near Amsterdam!  It’s surface is a bunch of solar panels that supply electricity to the grid. Very cool!  Enjoy the following video of the SolaRoad: [Read more…]

The Luxurious Pininfarina Fuoriserie Electric Bike: $11k! [VIDEO & PICS]

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Are you looking for a luxurious e-bike to show off to your friends?

Then checkout the Fuoriserie by Pininfarina; an Italian company that has designed Ferrari’s, Maserati’s and other luxurious automobiles.

With that in mind it shouldn’t be a surprise when you hear that the Pininfarina Fuoriserie electric bike is priced at $11,300!

Pininfarina worked with 43 Milano to create this elegant e-bike that uses the Zehus Bike+ all-in-one e-bike system.

The Fuoriserie displays it’s luxury styling with a chrome plated lugged steel frame with walnut briar-root coating on the top tube, and [Read more…]