eBike News: Family eBikes, Ellen Rides, eMTB Rides Map, GPS Tracker, Bike RV, & More [VIDEOS]

BULLS Monster E FS electric fat bikeIn this week’s eBike news round up:

  • New eBikes: Recon, Pedego, Carrera
  • Ellen rides a Haibike
  • eMTB ride & trail map 
  • eFat Bikes for all-terrain transportation
  • Hidden GPS tracker for all eBikes
  • The New Wheel trade in program
  • Helmet air-bag
  • RV’s for bikes
  • And much more!

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E-Bike Factory Tours in China: Bafang Motor & King Meter Display – Part 4

bafang motors productionDuring the ExtraEnergy and China Bicycle Association e-bike factory tours we had the opportunity to visit the Bafang Motor Company and the King Meter display company headquarters.

Bafang motors are found on many electric bikes all over the world. While we were there I had a chance to ride their new Max mid drive system!

King Meter is one of the largest [Read more…]

Trip Report: Touring Electric Bike Factories in China – Part 1

IMG_5689I was recently invited by ExtraEnergy and the China Bicycle Association to tour electric bike factories in China and to take a closer look at the Chinese e-bike market.

How could I say no?!

It was an honor to be invited on this tour with many e-bike experts in attendance and I quickly said “Yes, I’ll be there!”.

The Chinese e-bike market has been rapidly developing domestically in addition to [Read more…]

Dillenger Bafang Mid Drive Electric Bike Kit Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

Dillenger Bafang mid drive electric bike kitAfter putting on some miles and doing a full range test, the results are in on the Dillenger Bafang mid drive electric bike kit!

Overall, the Dillenger Bafang mid drive kit is one of the more refined systems that can be installed on almost any bike.

Mid drive systems can climb almost any hill because they can leverage the gears of the [Read more…]

Dillenger Bafang Mid Drive Electric Bike Kit Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

Dillenger Bafang mid drive kit

The Bafang mid drive from Dillenger Electric Bikes has arrived for testing and review!

Bafang offers one of the few mid drive electric bike kits that can be installed on a traditional bicycle.

A lot of the mid drive systems (Bosch, etc.) only come on complete bikes with a specialty frame.

This system from Dillenger is the 750 watt version of [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

Energie Cycles 2.6td Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

energie cycles 26td frameIf you are looking for an e-bike with unique styling, a mid drive motor, a high capacity battery, and assembly in the USA, then you should checkout the Energie Cycles 2.6td.

This mid drive e-bike is priced at $2,400 at the time of this review.

In this second part of the full review of the 2.6td, you will get an idea of the [Read more…]