The new Felt Brühaul electric cargo bike will be available very soon!
This e-cargo features 24″ wheels front and rear for a stable ride, a solid mix of components from Bosch, Shimano, Schwalbe, and others. Felt will be offering a number of cargo accessories for the new Brühaul and it is priced at $4,999 USD.
The founders of Grace electric bikes have announced their new company called Heisenburg and they have a new line of 7 Bosch powered models. The one above is the XF1 and it features the new Bosch CX drive system, a Gates Carbon Belt, and the suspension was designed by BMW.
Electric mountain bikes are the growing niche in the e-bike market. ZEG just held a pre-Eurobike event to show off some of their newest bikes and a good portion were e-mtbs.
The A-Bike is claimed to be the lightest and most compact electric bike available. It is a bike that could work well with mass transit for the first and last mile part of the commute. Find out more at their Kickstarter campaign.
Some people think that e-bikes are ‘cheater’ bikes and that could be true if they are used in competitive conventional cycling events. There is a growing concern that small motors could be hidden in pro riders bikes in events like the Tour de France. They are calling it ‘mechanical doping’ and it’s not too surprising that some riders would be tempted to do this considering what they are willing to do to their bodies to win.
Speaking of “cheating” a writer from Cycling Weekly used an electric bike to place a best time on a Strava route. Strava is a virtual racing social network where people compete against each other on specific ride segments. Strava does have guidelines for e-bikes.