Fantic XF1 Casa Electric Mountain Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

Fantic XF1 Casa electric mountain bike 1New to the North American market is the Italian Fantic XF1 Casa full suspension electric mountain bike with 3″ wide off road tires and the high performance Brose mid-drive system.

In addition this 27.5″ Plus size wheel full suspension eMTB features a solid mix of components from Rock Shox, SRAM, and others for $4,990 or $5,190 with a dropper seat post.

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

eBike News: Futuristic eRoad, Solar Charging, FS+ eMTB, New All-In-One Wheel, & More [VIDEOS]

Diavelo VirtualeIn this week’s eBike news round up: 

  • Futuristic Diavelo Virtuale electric road bike
  • Pininfarina Evoluzione in aluminium frame
  • Fantic XF1 Casa Plus size full suspension eMTB
  • Solar charging stations for eBike share system
  • San Francisco Electric Bike Expo Mar. 24-26
  • New all-in-one front wheel
  • Street legal Stealth eBike with huge battery
  • And much more!

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Wild & Crazy Custom Electric Bikes at the N.A. Handmade Bike Show [VIDEO]

Maxwell Cycles electric bike 1Innovative and very creative eBikes were on display at the 2017 North American Handmade Bicycle Show that recently wrapped up in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Frame materials ranged from the traditional steel, aluminium, and titanium to the exotic bamboo and wood bike frames!

The eBike types ranged from elegant commuters, gravel grinder, board track racer, sturdy touring rig, and high-power off road machine. 

Thanks to Andy McKerrow from Efficient Velo Tools for most of these pictures! [Read more…]

eBike News: DHL Cubicycle, More Bikes Than Cars, Expo Highlights, Video Cam & Light, & More! [VIDEOS]

In this week’s eBike news roundup:

  • DHL’s new fleet of pedal electric cargo delivery vehicles 
  • Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars!
  • Elby & Riese & Müller design award & honor
  • Long Beach Expo highlights
  • EVELO 4 year warranty
  • More mobile bike shops
  • Copenhagen Wheel & Haibike in mainstream media
  • Rear view video camera & light system
  • And much more!

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San Francisco Electric Bike Expo March 24-26. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEOS]

Electric Bike Expo 1The San Francisco Electric Bike Expo is on March 24-26 at the San Mateo Events Center 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 a $4,000 electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.

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eBike News: New Stromer, Lightweight Volta, New eBike Reports, Innovative Locks, & More! [VIDEOS]

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In this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • New Stromer ST1 X with some ST2 features for less $
  • Pure Cycles lightweight Volta eBike
  • Hercules folding eBike with Bosch system 
  • Report: eBikes getting more people riding in the US
  • Report: eMobility for all. Financial Incentives for e-Cycling
  • Cinch strap Ottolock
  • Hexlox anti-theft for seat, wheels, handlebars, etc.
  • And much more!

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IZIP E3 Peak+ Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

IZIP E3 Peak+ If you are looking for a fun all terrain electric mountain bike that can roll over almost anything while still being fairly nimble then you should checkout the IZIP E3 Peak+. 

The IZIP E3 Peak+ has nearly 3″ wide “Plus” size tires with the high quality Bosch Performance Line CX for riding up and over all sorts of terrain.

At $3,099 the Peak+ offers a lot of fun, performance, and value for this new category of Plus size wheel eMTB’s.

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…]

eBike News: High-Tech eTrike, Solar eBike Tours, Grocery Deliveries, Car-Free Cities, & More! [VIDEOS]

iris_eco_beauty_shotIn this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • High-tech enclosed recumbent Sinclair eTrike
  • New Orbea Katu e50 eBike
  • Solar eBike tour to promote solar energy
  • Cities going car-free
  • Grocery deliveries with cargo eBikes
  • Interview with mountain bike legend Gary Fisher
  • And more!

UK’s Sinclair Brand Is Back

If you are British and of a certain age you may well remember the media frenzy surrounding the [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Peak+ Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

izip-e3-peak-electric-mountain-bike-5The all terrain 2017 IZIP E3 Peak+ with nearly 3″ wide off road tires and Bosch mid-drive system has arrived for testing and review!

This 27.5″ Plus size wheel eMTB features the Bosch Performance Line CX 350 watt mid-drive and a nice mix of components for $3,099.

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

eBike News: Ducati eWheel, eChopper, Enclosed eTrike, Recalls, & More! [VIDEOS]

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In this week’s eBike news roundup:

  • Ruffian eChopper with Bosch available in N.A.
  • New Ducati all-in-one eWheel
  • New eBikes from Kalkhoff & Winora
  • New Sinclair enclosed trike
  • Vintage showroom grand opening
  • New Xtracycle cargo conversion kit
  • Haibike recalls
  • And much more!

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