The New Xtracycle Edgerunner Electric Cargo Bike, Hooptie, Sidecar, & X2 Bags VIDEOS!

Ross Evans, President of Xtracycle, says that cargo bikes and electric assist go together like peanut butter and chocolate.  And I totally agree……mmmmmm Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

Seriously though, I got into the electric bike scene because I wanted to carry extra cargo on my bike and drive less.

Xtracycle recently introduced their Edgerunner cargo bike that has the option of [Read more…]

The Wandertec Tuba Bike Trailer + Your Electric Bike = Car Sized Cargo!

The Wandertec Tuba bike trailer + electric bike. Car, what car?

This is a guest post from my friend Josh Lipton at Wandertec

The combination of electric bikes and bike cargo trailers for local errands and bike commuting is a great pairing.  The new Wandertec TUBA is a bike trailer ideal for local use and really works great for getting a lot done when hooked up behind an ebike.

While developing and testing the TUBA, I’ve used it to pretty much replace my pickup for small loads.  Hooking it up to my ebike, I was able to ride around at my normal speed despite [Read more…]

Burley Travoy Bike Trailer Review: Carry Some Cargo with Your Electric Bike!

The Burley Travoy trailer with an Ohm electric bike.

This is a guest post from Cathy Lau of Ohm Electric Bikes.

Dave Somers knows how to maximize the potential of his electric bike. Taking advantage of his OHM XU700’s ability to take the weight off heavy loads, he hitches his Burley Travoy Trailer on for almost every ride. The Travoy’s quick-hitch mechanism and 60 lb carrying capacity turn his OHM into an instant cargo bike.

Dave recently put his OHM and Travoy to the test when he decided to ride with [Read more…]

Jandd Grocery Bag Pannier Review – A Great Electric Bike Accessory

Grab some groceries with the Jandd Grocery Pannier!

Electric bikes are great errand running “vehicles” and they can make zipping around town a lot of fun!

With an electric bike you can forget about traffic jams, circling the block for a parking spot, paying for parking, and spending money on gas.

There are some accessories that make an electric bike more convenient for running errands and the Jandd Grocery Bag Pannier is that type of accessory.  As the name implies it is a bag for getting groceries but it also [Read more…]

Pimp My Ride! Garmin Montana 650t Review. A GPS for All Reasons in All Seasons


The Garmin Montana 650t GPS

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

I am a GPS geek.  When I travel I carry a GPS for automobile navigation.  I carry a handheld to find my way around trails and cities.  A third sits mounted on my bike.

Now Garmin has come out with a device that handles all functions in one device.  The Garmin Montana 650t is not elegant in appearance, but it is certainly elegant in functionality.

With a four inch diagonal color touchscreen and a [Read more…]

Guide to Car Racks for Electric Bikes

Are you looking for a good way to carry your electric bike on your car?  This can be a tricky issue because traditional bike-car racks are designed to carry non electric bikes that are generally half the weight of an electric bike.

After doing some research I have come up with a few options that will work for electric bikes.

Here is a tip: Remove the batteries from the e-bikes and transport them in your car to reduce the weight on the rack.

Be careful not to store them in the car if you are [Read more…]

Lights, Camera, More Action – Contour+ HD Video Camera & TerraCycle Cockpit Mount Reviews

 

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

TerraCycle Cockpit Mount

TerraCycle Cockpit Mount

One of the problems with electric assist recumbent bikes and trikes is that there’s not just enough room to put stuff.  We’re talking stuff like a camera, or GPS, cell phone, etc.  But TerraCycle has come up with a unique system to put on almost as many add-ons as you can come up with.  The TerraCycle Cockpit Mount system uses two clamps attached to a long tube and a short tube.

You can create a variety of configurations, and the dual clamps will allow you to mount with virtually any articulation to keep the gadgets clear of your knees and wheels.  TerraCycle offers a variety of other clamps and mounts to further [Read more…]

Pimp My Ride: Review of FoxL Speakers and Bracketron Phone Mount


FoxL Speakers

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

We’re starting a new feature at Electric Bike Report.  “Pimp My Ride” will look at gadgets, gizmos, and other stuff that can make your e-biking experience even more fun than it already is (assuming that’s possible).  We start off with two different products that used together can be music to your ears.

 

FoxL Speakers with ProClip Mount

We all know that listening to tunes on earbuds while you’re on your bike is a dangerous [Read more…]

Schwalbe Winter Marathon Studded Snow Tires Review [VIDEO]

Schwalbe Studded Snow Tires

Just as we started to get some hints of snow in Flagstaff, Arizona (yes it snows here!) this winter I called up a friend of mine and said I need a pair of those Schwalbe Winter Marathon studded snow tires so I can keep riding!  He had ridden them in previous winters and he said he was able to continue riding despite the snow and ice.

When I was young we built our own studded snow tires at the bike shop that I worked at with mountain bike tires and sheet metal screws.  These days there are a couple of studded bike tires to [Read more…]

Ibera PakRak Commuter Bike Bag in for Review [VIDEO]

Ibera Commuter Bag in for Review

This is a quick introduction to the Ibera PakRak Commuter Bike Bag that is currently in for review at Electric Bike Report.  In the video I go over the features of the bag.

I will be doing a full review soon with all of the pros and cons. Stay tuned!

Checkout the video! [Read more…]