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Electric Bikes Take Center Stage at CABDA West in Del Mar, California
Jan 21, 2020
By Kim Merrill
DEL MAR, CA — The CABDA West bicycle industry show hit the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California for the second year on January 15-16, sporting over 200 exhibitors occupying 85,000 square feet.
Nearly 2,000 attendees visited the bicycle industry show from 585 bicycle shops.
The electric bicycle segment was well represented with a number of brands showing their newest models, including e-Bikes from Aventon, Bagi Bike, Batch, Bosch, Bulls, Dahon, GoCycle, iGo, Haro, Linus and Magnum.
Aventon was showing off two new models for 2020,
including the Class 2 Sinch fat tire eFolding bike, with both pedal assist and throttle,
and the Level, an attractive Class 3 commuter e-bike.
Miami, FLA based Bagi Bike was on hand with its 2020 lineup of folding and traditional e-Bike including the Bagi Bike B10 Fat-M, a Class 2 and 3 featuring mag wheels and hydraulic disc brakes powered by a Bafang 48V/500W hub motor.
BOSCH showed off a number of new product innovations for 2020 including the SmartphoneHub, which becomes an intelligent control center that navigates, records activities and connects them to other services, providing riders with vital data including weather forecasting … all via your smartphone thanks to the COBI.Bike app.
An integrated display also shows the most important riding data, even without using your smartphone.
The company also introduced its new Performance Line/Speed for commuting and recreational e-bikes and the CX drive, the new powerhouse unit for eMTBs.
GoCycle exhibited new models celebrating its 10th anniversary, including the GXi featuring the new quick fold platform, predictive autoshifting, adjustable bar and seat and daytime running lights.
The model features the new GXi cockpit integrated into the handlebar which provides riders with a streamlined, simple dashboard, including battery level, driving mode, speed and gear position, and daytime running light, with no cable visible.
The GXi is available in GoCycle white and matte black.
The new G3C, available in two versions — Special Edition featuring British racing green and Italian yellow and red, and the Limited in all black.
Weighing in at only 31 pounds, and providing range up to 50 miles, the G3C also features the integrated GoCycle handlebar cockpit.
Kim is an avid cyclist from the San Diego area and founder of Merrill Marketing/Communications (MMC). MMC is a full-service public relations agency specializing in branding, marketing and communications consulting. Kim is also co-founder of Rider Safety Visibility, a call to action increasing cycling safety for all ages.
Stay tuned for more e-bike news and reviews and thanks for reading!