This is really cool! Shimano (one of the most reputable bike component manufacturer’s) is coming out with an electric bike component group! It is called the Shimano STEPS (Shimano Total Electric Power System) electric bike component group. This is good news for the electric bike market because Shimano has a reputation of providing quality components that work very well and last a long time. They are typically engineering and manufactured with very tight tolerances. This component group looks like it will be a success because [Read more…]
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One of the concerns that I hear from people that are interested in commuting by bike is that they feel like riding around cars is dangerous. I agree that it is, but you don’t necessarily have to ride with a lot of car traffic. One of the cool innovations that recently came out is the bicycle directions in Google Maps.
Google has put together a way to get directions from point A to point B with a bicycle route in mind. This means that Google Maps will give you directions on the less traveled [Read more…]
So I thought I would kick off this new site with some reasons why I think electric bikes are a cool alternative to driving a car. That is really the reason why I have started this site. To encourage you to find another way to get around that doesn’t involve driving a car. I’m not saying that the ebike will replace your car. I’m just saying that it can be used instead of a car for some commuting around town. Oh and riding an ebike can be a lot more fun than driving a car!
Here is a list of reasons that I have developed so far. I will be [Read more…]