Wild & Crazy Custom Electric Bikes at the N.A. Handmade Bike Show [VIDEO]

Maxwell Cycles electric bike 1Innovative and very creative eBikes were on display at the 2017 North American Handmade Bicycle Show that recently wrapped up in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Frame materials ranged from the traditional steel, aluminium, and titanium to the exotic bamboo and wood bike frames!

The eBike types ranged from elegant commuters, gravel grinder, board track racer, sturdy touring rig, and high-power off road machine. 

Thanks to Andy McKerrow from Efficient Velo Tools for most of these pictures! [Read more…]

eBike News: DHL Cubicycle, More Bikes Than Cars, Expo Highlights, Video Cam & Light, & More! [VIDEOS]

In this week’s eBike news roundup:

  • DHL’s new fleet of pedal electric cargo delivery vehicles 
  • Copenhagen now has more bikes than cars!
  • Elby & Riese & Müller design award & honor
  • Long Beach Expo highlights
  • EVELO 4 year warranty
  • More mobile bike shops
  • Copenhagen Wheel & Haibike in mainstream media
  • Rear view video camera & light system
  • And much more!

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eBike News: Endless Lifespan Battery, New eBikes, Top eMTBs, Safer Bike Lanes, & More! [VIDEOS]

peugeot-folding-electric-bikeBatteries with Endless Lifespan?

Bike Europe reports that MIT and Samsung have partnered to develop a new solid electrolyte lithium battery that has the potential for an endless lifespan, improved capacity (range), and it could be significantly safer than the current technology. 

Because it uses a solid electrolyte there would be “nothing to burn” and the cost to transport lithium batteries could be reduced. 

Another improvement would be that these would not be affected by cold weather [Read more…]

New E-Bikes: Zap, Karmic, Kalkhoff, Yamaha, Vintage, Solar Bike, & More!

Zap Urban electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

There are a lot of new electric bikes that have recently hit the market.

First up are 2 new electric bikes from Zap Bikes; the Urban and the Cross.

They have a claimed weight of 38 lbs and 41 lbs, which is pretty light for an e-bike! The 36V 8.7ah lithium battery pack has a low and centered location for good weight distribution and [Read more…]

Custom Electric Bikes with SRAM E-Matic & Gates Belt Drive

How is this for custom electric bikes: an e-BBQ-bike with refreshment carrying capacity, a wooden frame e-bike, a bamboo frame e-bike, and more!

Those types of e-bikes are the result of a challenge that Gates Carbon Drive put forth to some custom frame builders for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

The builders had to incorporate the Gates belt drive with the SRAM E-Matic e-bike system to create a unique e-bike.   And yes, they are unique!

The SRAM E-Matic e-bike system features a rear hub motor with a torque sensor.  The rear motor hub has a 2 speed system that automatically [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 11-29-10

Happy end of November!  That means the holiday season is upon us and all of its craziness!

Well here is the ebike news post for the end of November / early December. This is a collection of news and ebike happenings that I want to share with you.

As always I will continue to add cool e-bike news and happenings to this post through out the week.

If you want to add a some news or a story about ebikes then please add them in the comments section at the end of this post.

One more thing: If you would rather watch a video recap of this news, you can check it out here on electric bike news TV.

Now the electric bike news! [Read more…]