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…]

E-Bike News: New Bosch Tech, Grace, ProdecoTech, E-Bike Touring, E-Mtn Bikes, Harley Davidson?! [VIDEOS]

GRACE MX II Trail electric bikeGrace Electric Bikes will be on display at Interbike this year.  These high tech e-bikes feature the Bosch mid drive system, with Gates belt drive and the NuVinci continuously variable rear hub.

Bosch is working on a new control unit called Nyon. It has e-bike controls, navigation, fitness and smartphone functionality. They are also working on integrated shifting solutions with NuVinci, SRAM, and Shimano. 

SRAM is working with Bosch to offer a semi-automatic drivetrain.  It features an internally geared hub that automatically shifts in addition to a traditional derailleur and cogset that the rider can manually shift……..interesting!

If you are looking for a high tech electric bike then [Read more…]

E-Bike News: New E-Bikes from Haibike, Visiobike, ProdecoTech, B4, Vintage, IKEA, & More! [VIDEOS]

2 new Haibike's have landed in the USA! The XDRUO RX 29 and the XDURO FS RX.

2 new Haibike’s have landed in the USA! The XDRUO RX 29 and the XDURO FS RX.

It’s time for another electric bike news round up!

2 new Haibike electric mountain bikes are now available in the US; the XDURO RX 29 hard tail and the XDURO FS RX full suspension electric mountain bikes.

Both of the these Haibike’s feature the Bosch mid drive electric bike systems. There will be 5 other Haibike models arriving in the US soon.

Grace Electric Bikes (also a European brand) are  [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike – Part 4 – E-Bike Picture Extravaganza!

In this final installment of electric bike coverage from Interbike (largest bicycle tradeshow in the US) I have a picture slideshow of some of the many e-bike sights from the show.

Some of these bikes were shown in the video coverage from the previous 3 parts but some of them are new to the coverage.

Here are the [Read more…]

Video of the Electric Bike Scene in Germany by Al Jazeera!

Mainstream media is starting to pick up e-bike stories!

Here is a video from Al Jazeera on Germany’s innovative electric bike scene, with footage of the Smart electric bike factory; enjoy!

Stories like this in the mainstream media are important to raise public awareness of electric bikes.  The reporter also did a good job of [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2012 – Part 1

Wow!  There were so many electric bikes on display at Interbike 2012!  The European electric bike scene is having a big effect on the US market.

Here is a breakdown of the show with lots of electric bike pictures and videos!

In case you don’t know, Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the US and it is held every year as a way for bicycle brands to present their [Read more…]

Eurobike 2012 Impressions [VIDEO]

The Grace MX electric bike. Bosch, Belt Drive, and Nuvinci transmission.

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

The ebike market in Europe showed significant developments this year. Two main trends stand out in my mind that will probably dictate the way the market develops over the next few years.

The first trend is the move back towards hub motors. Recently it seemed that mid-drive was the future, but this does not seem to be the case, as new developments from Go Swiss, Panasonic, and [Read more…]

Electric Bike NEWS! E-Bikes on Your Vacation, The Grace One, E-Bikes in Rural England, Best Buy

Hello E-Bikers! Here are some of the highlights in the e-bike news: New York City struggling to classify e-bikes, renting an electric bike on your next vacation, the new Grace One electric motorbike, the “Swing Trike”, e-bikes in rural England, and ebike news from Best Buy.

It seems that the state of New York is looking at a law that would classify any electric bike capable of a speed of no more than 20 miles per hour as [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 4-4-11

Powabyke’s to be sold in the US

Time for another electric bike news recap!  From the week of April 4, 2011 there was some interesting stuff happening in the E-bike news: People on moped style e-bikes having issues with the local police, the Busettii Big 50 electric bike review, the EU’s White Paper on Transport, a video of the Kalkhoff Pro Connect Sport 250, Powabyke’s in the US & more!

And now the Electric Bike NEWS! [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-7-11

Brompton folding electric bike

Brompton folding electric bike

It’s time for an electric bike news recap from the week of February 7, 2011!  As usual there is a lot of cool electric bike happenings in the world.  This week there were a lot of videos.  Check it out!

And now…the e-bike news!

How would you like to ride a wireless electric bike?  Sounds cool to me.

I really like this idea: testing an electric bike for a two week trial period to “test before you invest”.  That is what the community group has put together.  I have [Read more…]