Long Beach, CA eBike Expo Feb 24-26. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEO]

Portland Electric Bike Expo 8The Long Beach Electric Bike Expo is on February 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention 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 an 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: Rim Motors, eCargo Food Delivery, Win an eBike, Winter eMTB Riding, & More! [VIDEOS]

velogical-velospeederIn this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • Lightweight rim motors
  • New friction drive motor
  • Enter to win a $4,000 eBike
  • Food delivery with electric cargo bikes
  • Winter eMTB riding in France
  • And more!

Velospeeder Now Available for Bromptons

Velogical is an ingenious German engineering firm who, after developing the highly efficient and tiny Velogical rim dynamo, [Read more…]

eBike News: New BULLS, LA Expo, eBike Incentives, eMTB Coaching, & More! [VIDEOS]

bulls-lacuba-evo-e8-2In this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • New eBikes from BULLS and Orange
  • Oslo offers citizens $1,200 to buy an eBike
  • Long Beach eBike Expo 
  • Where’s Bixby?
  • Electric mountain bike coaching
  • Forbes, Bloomberg, and 60 Minutes cover eBikes
  • And more!

BULLS New Bikes to Land in the US in February

BULLS has announced three new models that will hit the dealers shopfloors this February: [Read more…]

Using Electric Bikes to Cheat in Bike Races [VIDEOS]

vivax electric bike systemOn Sunday, January 29, 2017, the long-running CBS show “60 Minutes” ran a feature story on mechanical doping in professional cycling.

I was traveling and had the show on in my hotel room when my phone started buzzing with incoming texts.

For people who were just learning about mechanical doping for the first time, the broadcast was a revelation.

Still, the only confirmed case of motor doping happened at the 2016 Cyclocross World Championship, which we covered in this story nearly a year ago.

Here is the 60 Minutes segment on mechanical doping: [Read more…]

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…]

eBike News: Internally Geared Motors, eMTB Racing, Battery Tech, eBike Boat, & More! [VIDEOS]

bike_mit_komponenten-2Panasonic 2-speed Mid-drive Now Award Nominated 

Of the various e-bike contenders for the Dutch based 2017 Fiets Awards one caught our eye.  

The speed pedelec FLYER U-series utilises a 2-speed Panasonic motor with manual and automatic switching options; in theory this should give a much wider range of speeds over which the motor can operate efficiently, which could in theory mean greater range, greater climbing ability and more assistance at speed.

Panasonic and Flyer class it as a ‘world-first’ so it will be interesting to see just how it fares at the awards.

See the summary video below to get a feel for the features and operation of the system. [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…]

eBike News: Carving eTrike, eCruisers, eRoad Bike, eBike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

carqon_1carQon Carving Electric Cargo Trike

Electric cargo bikes and trikes are great car alternatives. UPS is even using them for deliveries!

The carQon is an electric trike that can carve into corners similar to a 2 wheel eCargo bike. 

In addition the carQon has suspension, a Brose mid drive motor, a belt drive, and more.

Here is a video of the [Read more…]

Populo Sport Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

populo-sport-electric-bikeThe lightweight and economical Populo Sport eBike has arrived for testing and review.

This 35.7 pound fixie style eBike has a clean look with a focus on keeping things simple and economical with a price of $999!

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: Adventure in the Alps, eCargo Challenge, Faraday Acquired, CES, & More! [VIDEOS]

faraday-1Netherlands Pons Acquires US’s Faraday

Showing the growing value of the US e-bike market, European giant Pon Holdings has acquired US’s Faraday. 

Faraday makes stylish retro-inspired city bikes and were featured in EBR back in September 2016, where their impressive commercial growth was revealed. 

Here is a look at the latest Faraday eBikes with founder Adam Vollmer who will [Read more…]