How Efficient Can an Electric Bike Be? [VIDEO]

zach krapfl electric bike engineer tedxHow efficient can an electric bike be?

With the right conditions, bike engineer Zach Krapfl, says they can get the equivalent of up to 1,340 miles per gallon!

Zach Krapfl is passionate about efficient modes of transportation and energy conservation and his recent TEDx presentation in Paonia, Colorado is very educational and entertaining.

Zach works with Felt Electric on their eBike line up.

Enjoy this video of Zach’s TEDx presentation:

“Change in Your Transportation Future”

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Bosch Highlights as Presenting Sponsor of The Electric Bike Expo Events [VIDEO]

Bosch mid drive systemBosch has signed on to become the presenting sponsor for the Electric Bike Expo multi city test track event series for 2016!

Bosch hit the U.S. market last year and introduced their popular mid drive system on e-bikes from Felt Electric, Haibike, Lapierre, Easy Motion, and Xtracycle.

Here is a quick video to give you some background on their high tech drive system: [Read more…]

Bosch in Town w/ Felt & Haibike E-Bikes, eShift, CX System, & More News [VIDEO]

felt haibike electric bikesBosch has been in Sedona, AZ (Electric Bike Report headquarters) this week presenting their system on bikes from Felt Electric, Haibike, and Cube in addition to announcing some new features and exciting news for 2016!

They have been at the Magura USA press camp that invites journalists from different cycling publications around the U.S. to come to Sedona to learn about new products and test [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…]

VIDEO Interview with Bosch E-Bike Director, Claus Fleischer, at Eurobike

Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel were on the scene at Eurobike this year and had a chance to spend some time with Claus Fleischer, the director of the e-bike division at Bosch.

First of all, checkout this video with Claus Fleischer giving an overview of the 2015 Bosch system. Claus talks about the new features like the Nyon display, automatic shifting that is integrated with Shimano, SRAM, and NuVinci, and their cargo bike concept:

Next, Karen sat down with Claus to find out more about Bosch, the US market, what the future holds for e-mobility, [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…]

Felt Launches New Electric Bikes with Bosch E-Bike System in USA [VIDEOS]

The Felt LEBOWSKe "fat" electric bike with 4" wide tires!

The Felt LEBOWSKe “fat” electric bike with 4″ wide tires!

Felt Electric has just launched 4 new electric bikes with the Bosch mid drive system in the US market!

The US Felt line up is: the LEBOWSKe “fat” electric bike with 4″wide tires, the DUALe full suspension 27.5″ wheel e-mtb, the NINEe 29er hardtail e-mtb, and the SPORTe commuter style e-bike.

Felt Bicycles is a well established brand in the traditional bike world and they have had an array of e-bikes [Read more…]