Electric Mountain Bikes Guide

Stealth Electric Mountain Bike

One of the new trends in electric bikes is the electric mountain bike or electric conversion kit for mountain bikes.  An electric mountain bike may sounds strange at first, but it does have it’s place.

I am putting together this guide to give you an idea of what electric mountain bikes and kits are available.  First of all let me give you an idea of why they even exist.

Downhill mountain bikes have always been hard to pedal up hills because [Read more…]

My Visit to Kalkhoff USA Headquarters & Kalkhoff Electric Bike Test Ride

The Kalkhoff Showroom in Portland OR

Last week when I was in Portland Oregon, my wife and I stopped by the Kalkhoff USA headquarters. We were able to meet up with Geoff Wagner who is head of Kalkhoff USA and chat about their electric bikes and take a pair of Kalkhoff’s for a spin.

Geoff is very excited about e-bikes and shares a similar passion of mine which is getting more people out of their cars and on to bikes. He has a great store front set up in Portland’s popular [Read more…]

Testing Studded Snow Tires on an Electric Bike!

Well this may seem a little wacky but I am testing some studded snow tires. And yes, it does snow in Arizona!

It may be hard to believe but Flagstaff Arizona is at 7000 ft elevation and we tend to get a lot of snow in the winter.

I currently have the Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires mounted on the Hebb electric bike that I have in for testing and review. They have a [Read more…]

Electric Bike Motor – How Much Power Do You Need?

When looking at electric bikes you may come across information on the watts that an electric bike is rated for.  Understanding how many watts you will need for an electric bike can be confusing.

The following is guest post by Ed Benjamin about the common sizes of electric motors found on electric bikes and some background on the what will suit your electric bike riding needs the best.   Ed Benjamin is the founder of the Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA).

What is the Difference in Motor Power  250w, 500w, 750w, By Ed Benjamin

A “bicycle” is a very privileged vehicle. It can [Read more…]