E-Bike News: Olympics, Trek eMTBs, Domino’s Delivery, Cargo Kit, & More! [VIDEO]

Trek_Powerfly_Plus_FS_8Electric bikes are in the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Okay, they are not being used directly in a competitive sport, but one is being used in the track cycling keirin event to set the pace for the competitive track cyclists.

The pace cycle (usually a gas powered moped or motorcycle) sets a pace for the racing cyclists and gradually increases from 25 to 50 km/h for 5 1/2 laps when they pull to the side and let the racing track cyclists duke it out for the remaining 2 1/2 laps.

It can be a very exciting style of bike racing with high speed crashes on the steep embankments of the track! [Read more…]

Currie Technologies to Bring Haibike Electric Mountain Bikes to US Market

Haibike eQ xduro 29 electric mountain bike.

The electric mountain bike scene in Europe has been growing quickly as it provides a way for riders of all ability levels to enjoy a ride on a mountain bike.

Larry Pizzi, president of Currie Technologies, recently sent me some information on Haibike electric mountain bikes being introduced to the US market.  Here is what he had to say:

“Currie will be the first to introduce a Bosch equipped ebike [Read more…]

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…]

Electric Mountain Bikes – The Future of Freeride & Downhill Mountain Bikes?

There is something new on the horizon for downhill and Freeride mountain bikes: electric motors! Typically recreational downhillers shuttle their heavy bikes up the hill in a truck and enjoy the gravity ride down. Now with an electric assist they can reasonable pedal these typically inefficient bikes up the hill without having to use 2 vehicles to shuttle them.

This bike setup will not work for typical downhill and freeride competitions, but maybe it will open up a [Read more…]