Understanding the Differences Between Direct Drive & Geared Electric Bike Hub Motors

Guest post by Alec Burney from E-Bike Kit.

“Which one is the best?” We get the question nearly every day, and it’s not the easiest one to answer… because ultimately it depends on your personal riding needs.

Do you want faster or lighter? More torque or quieter? More durable or less drag?

The first set of answers corresponds to direct drive motors: they’re faster, but have less torque, they’re more durable, but they’re also heavier and [Read more…]

Pedego City Commuter Electric Bike Review

Post from Paul Willerton, Electric Bike Report correspondent from Bend, Oregon.

Like the traditional briefcase or the classic skate shoe, certain e-bikes make sense in many practical – and stylish – ways. The Pedego City Commuter is just such a bike. It doesn’t take long to imagine the multitude of ways the City Commuter could dovetail itself into one’s life.

My test model showed up [Read more…]

E-Bike Kit Review: Geared Front Hub Motor & Lead Acid Battery

Are you looking for a complete and economical electric bike kit to add electric assist to your existing bike?

Well, you should definitely check out this complete review of the E-Bike Kit with 350 watt geared front hub motor and 36V 9ah lead acid pack!

Make sure you checkout this article that includes the kit’s specifications, installation info, a bunch of pictures and a video!

E-Bike Kit is a company that has been around for 5 years and the owner, Jason Kraft, is dedicated to [Read more…]

E-Bike Kit: Specs, Pictures, & Video for Geared Front Motor & Lead Acid Battery.

Here is an introduction to The E-Bike Kit that recently arrived for riding and review.

This is the 350 watt geared front hub motor with 36V 9ah lead acid battery kit.

E-Bike Kit offers other kits including front or rear direct drive hub motors, rear hub geared motors, and lithium ion batteries.  They offer their kits in many wheel sizes: 700C, 26″, 24″  and 20″.

In this post I will go over the specifications and installation of the kit.  There are a bunch of pictures as well as a video that [Read more…]

IZIP Ultra Electric Bike: Specs, Video & Pictures

The Currie Technologies IZIP Ultra electric bike recently arrived here at Electric Bike Report and it is a quick and nimble road machine!

This bike is designed to be agile and quick to get you around town or through the countryside with a road bike style, yet is has some comfortable conveniences not normally found on a road bike.  The flat handlebars, adjustable stem, suspension fork and [Read more…]

Electric Bike Review – BH Emotion Neo Xtrem Electric Mountain Bike

BH Emotion Neo Xtrem electric mountain bike on the trail.

This is one of the first electric mountain bikes that I have reviewed and I have to say I am impressed!  It is not without it’s downsides but the overall bike seems to be a good ride for the singletrack adventurer or someone looking for a versatile around town bike.

I am very interested in the new electric mountain bike niche because I have been a mountain biker for over 20 years.  I was a professional cross country mountain bike racer on the US national circuit and today I still ride my mountain bike as much as possible 🙂

Living in Sedona Arizona allows me to put a bike like this through it’s paces on some rough trails!  Here is [Read more…]