Fantic XF1 Casa Electric Mountain Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

Fantic XF1 Casa electric mountain bike 1New to the North American market is the Italian Fantic XF1 Casa full suspension electric mountain bike with 3″ wide off road tires and the high performance Brose mid-drive system.

In addition this 27.5″ Plus size wheel full suspension eMTB features a solid mix of components from Rock Shox, SRAM, and others for $4,990 or $5,190 with a dropper seat post.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications. [Read more…]

eBike News: Futuristic eRoad, Solar Charging, FS+ eMTB, New All-In-One Wheel, & More [VIDEOS]

Diavelo VirtualeIn this week’s eBike news round up: 

  • Futuristic Diavelo Virtuale electric road bike
  • Pininfarina Evoluzione in aluminium frame
  • Fantic XF1 Casa Plus size full suspension eMTB
  • Solar charging stations for eBike share system
  • San Francisco Electric Bike Expo Mar. 24-26
  • New all-in-one front wheel
  • Street legal Stealth eBike with huge battery
  • And much more!

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eBike News: Tern Vektron, US & UK eBike Share Systems, Family Adventure eBiking, & More! [VIDEOS]

tn-vektron-yepp-childseatBy Richard Peace

New eBikes From Around the World

Tern Vektron Folding Bosch eBike

Tern has launched their new Vektron (formerly the Elektron) folding eBike equipped with the Bosch mid drive system on Kickstarter.

If you are one of the “early birds” you can pick one up for $2,975.

Here’s their KS video for more information on this versatile eBike:  [Read more…]

eBike News: Titanium eBike, Forbes on Faraday, Amsterdam eBike Share, & More! [VIDEOS]

budnitz_zehus_ti_stock_b34_white_3000By Richard Peace

Budnitz Titanium Electric Bike 

If you are looking for a fancy eBike then you should checkout the custom Budnitz Model E -titanium electric bike (starts at $7,450) with the Zehus all in one hub and Gates Carbon belt drive.

The titanium version has a claimed weight of less than 30 pounds!

They also make a steel frame version that starts at $3,950. Here is a video with more: [Read more…]

Eurobike Electric Bike Roundup – Part 3

reise-muller-bosch-electric-cargo-bike-1By Paul Willerton

Welcome to the Eurobike eBike Roundup Part III.

We’re in the final stretch with a more innovative electric bikes from Europe’s largest bicycle tradeshow.

Make sure you checkout Part 1  and Part 2 of the Eurobike eBike roundup.

Now, more eBikes from the show floor! [Read more…]

E-Bike News: High-Tech eBikes, NY Times, Economical Kit, & More! [VIDEOS]

gazelle-no1By Richard Peace

New E-Bike Launches

Dutch e-bike manufacturer Gazelle has publicised what it sees as the future of e-bikes in the shape of the carbon fibre-framed No1.

Currently a one-off, with many parts hand made, the No.1 is perhaps most notable for its COBI interface and lighting system, undoubtedly one of the smartest of ‘smart’ devices for e-bikes.

If you want to learn more about how it was made see the video: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Bloomberg, AAA eBike Patrol, Zehus, SRAM Drivetrain & More! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltBy Richard Peace

Welcome to the latest e-bike news roundup.

You know a business is starting to get taken seriously when financial news group Bloomberg starts to hype it. They recently did just that, revealing some interesting stats and quotes about the US electric bike market.

The article showed projected data for 2016 US e-bike sales to be around 152,000; small beer compared to the 1.6 million projected sales for Western Europe.

Whilst it will clearly take a while for the US to catch up, the idea may not be as fanciful as you think according to Claus Fleischer, who heads Bosch’s eBike division. The US market could develop ‘way faster’ than [Read more…]

BULLS Launches New Electric Bikes in the U.S. at E-Bike Expo Events

E-Stream FS EnduroBULLS eBikes is a popular German brand that is launching their e-bikes in the U.S. market at the Electric Bike Expo events in 2016!

BULLS is bringing a line of e-bikes that are good for almost any type of riding: commuting, touring, mountain biking, sand or even snow riding.

Their e-bikes use either the Bosch mid-drive system or the Brose mid-drive system; an all new drive system to the U.S. market. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: “Power Lanes”, Brouhaha E-Trailer, New Specialized Turbo’s, Carbon Haibike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Flitzbike e-bike.

Flitzbike e-bike.

Gates Carbon Drive just posted some pictures of the bikes that they will be displaying at the upcoming Eurobike show.

The Flitzbike shown here has a Pinion gear box (in the bottom bracket), Gates belt, and rear wheel hub motor.

Imagine electric bikes that are electrified by “power lanes” instead of batteries…..an interesting new design concept for commuter e-bikes.

Specialized is introducing 2 new Turbo models: the Turbo 25 and the Turbo 25 X.  These appear to be [Read more…]