Riding an Electric Bike is NOT Cheating. Here’s the Data to Prove It [VIDEO]

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Adam Alter and his Stromer ST2

By Paul Willerton

As the warm glow of the Texas morning sun rises over the State Capital building in Austin, a cyclist suddenly flashes by.

Flash is the right term. For someone seemingly commuting to work by bike, this one was really moving.

The rider, Adam Alter, is just finishing his 19 mile daily commute from his home in Round Rock to BSX Insight, a company making and using specialized human performance monitoring equipment in Austin.

Alter makes his living helping bike riders monitor and understand how their bodies and muscles, more precisely, are performing. [Read more…]

Trip Report: New Electric Bikes from Kalkhoff & Focus at the Derby Cycle Bike Expo

This is a guest report from Brett Thurber, co-owner of The New Wheel electric bike shop in San Francisco, California.

Derby Cycles throws one hell of a party. From morning to night, for two weeks, Derby Cycle Werke, the factory and headquarter’s of Germany’s largest bicycle producer and Europe’s largest electric bike manufacturer is transformed from a workaday plant in a tiny town in middle of nowhere Lower Saxony into the second largest bicycle expo in Germany after Eurobike.

Thousands of retailers, distributors, and suppliers from around the world make the pilgrimage to Cloppenburg for [Read more…]