Retro Moto Style Peacock Groove E-Bike [VIDEO]

peacock groove electric bikeWow, checkout this wild retro moto style electric bike from custom bike builder Peacock Groove out of Minneapolis, MN!

This custom e-bike features the Shimano STEPS mid drive system with the Gates Carbon Drive belt and Shimano Di2 Alfine electronically shifted internally geared rear hub.

It was displayed recently at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) in Louisville, Kentucky.

Erik Noren is the founder of Peacock Groove and in the following video he shows off some of the [Read more…]

See and Be Seen at Night: Guide to Bike Lights & Fun Visibility Accessories [VIDEO]

monkey light bike wheelRiding at night can be a lot of fun but it can also be dangerous.  By using proper lights and reflective accessories you can make it considerably safer and possibly more fun!

In this guide I will highlight some lights and visibility accessories that can improve your safety and enjoyment of riding at night.

Light technology has advanced significantly in the last few years with the LED lights that consume very little energy, yet produce a significant amount of light.  Also, some of these lights utilize rechargable lithium ion batteries that are small and lightweight for the amount of energy they hold.

Some electric bikes come equipped with [Read more…]

Dutch Solar Cycle Electric Bike: Never Plug In?!

dutch solar electric bike frontWhat if you never had to plug in your electric bike for a charge?

It looks like that could be a reality in the near future.  The Dutch Solar Cycle is a new “S-Bike” that has solar panels built into both wheels to charge the e-bike battery.

An electric bike is a lightweight electric vehicle that does not require much energy to propel.  In addition, your pedal power helps to offset the energy required.  All of that leads to the reality of a solar powered electric bike, very cool!

Solar Application Lab is a company that has developed a new way to efficiently capture energy from a few solar cells with their [Read more…]

InterLock Seatpost & “Hidden” Lock Review [VIDEO & PICS]

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Sometimes remembering to bring your bike lock is a pain, and that is where the InterLock comes in.

The Interlock is a very convenient lock because it is “hiding” in your seatpost and it is always on your bike.

I am a fan of making the bike convenient and easy to use for everyday riding to work, errands, and cruising downtown. The more convenient it is to simply grab your bike and go, the better.

I look forward to the day when are bikes are “turn key” like a car.  They will be easy to ride (electric assist) and they will have all the convenient accessories to make riding your bike to work an easy choice. [Read more…]

New Electric Bikes and Electric Bike Gear for 2011!

New electric bikes and gear!  This week (September 21-24) I will be at Interbike which is the largest bike convention in the U.S.  This is the place where all the bike industry gathers to show off the new products for the coming year.  It is going to be a good show for electric bikes because there are a lot of new products as well as seminars that are focused on electric bike education.

I will be attending the outdoor demo in Boulder City, Nevada where I will be able to test ride some of the new e-bikes.  I will also be attending the convention which is Wednesday through Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I will be there to gather as much info on the new e-bike stuff and bike commuting gear as I can and I will report back to you with what I find!

If you want to get regular updates, the best way is to [Read more…]