In this week’s e-bike news roundup:
- New Specialized Turbo Vado
- Solar E-bike Trip
- Rider Safety Visibility (RSV) technology
- Looking into the eBike Future
- Bike Commuting Booming in the US
- And much more!
Every year Bosch, Magura, and other bike companies get together in Sedona, AZ for the Magura Ride Camp to show off their latest products to journalists from all over the US.
This was the 13th annual Magura Ride Camp and it was good timing for the launch of the new Bosch eMTB mode!
eMTB mode automatically adjusts the Bosch power modes (Tour, Sport, Turbo) based on your pedal power so all you have to do is focus on your riding. Set it, forget it, and ride!
You can learn more about eMTB mode in the video below with Jonathan Weinert from Bosch.
Also in the video are some new eMTBs from Moustache, Lapierre, BULLS, Cannondale, Riese & Muller, KTM, Trek, IZIP, and Haibike.
In addition there are videos of:
The Sea Otter Classic is the big spring kickoff party to the cycling season and it has become the place to launch the latest bikes!
This year there were many new eBikes to be seen and ridden and there was also the 2nd annual Haibike electric mountain bike race epowered by Bosch.
The Sea Otter Classic is a celebration of cycling with racing (road, mountain, cyclocross, eMTB), rides, exhibitors, test rides, music, food & drinks, and more. It is held at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California.
Below are just some of the new eBikes from BESV, BULLS, Raleigh, Yuba, and Haibike that were at the Sea Otter Classic.
Stay tuned for many more videos of the latest eBikes! [Read more…]
In this week’s eBike news roundup:
The San Francisco Electric Bike Expo is on March 24-26 at the San Mateo Events Center and it is the place for you to ride the latest electric bikes.
And best of all it’s completely FREE to attend and test ride as many eBikes as you like!
In addition you can enter to win a $4,000 electric bike from Tempo Bicycles and learn more about the latest electric bikes by talking directly to the manufacturer reps.
Panasonic 2-speed Mid-drive Now Award Nominated
Of the various e-bike contenders for the Dutch based 2017 Fiets Awards one caught our eye.
The speed pedelec FLYER U-series utilises a 2-speed Panasonic motor with manual and automatic switching options; in theory this should give a much wider range of speeds over which the motor can operate efficiently, which could in theory mean greater range, greater climbing ability and more assistance at speed.
Panasonic and Flyer class it as a ‘world-first’ so it will be interesting to see just how it fares at the awards.
See the summary video below to get a feel for the features and operation of the system. [Read more…]
carQon Carving Electric Cargo Trike
Electric cargo bikes and trikes are great car alternatives. UPS is even using them for deliveries!
The carQon is an electric trike that can carve into corners similar to a 2 wheel eCargo bike.
In addition the carQon has suspension, a Brose mid drive motor, a belt drive, and more.
Here is a video of the [Read more…]
As 2016 disappears from view and e-bike manufacturers look to what 2017 will bring, ElectricBikeReport.com outlines what it sees as the main trends that emerged in e-bike design over the last 12 months and of course the highlights.
E-BIKES GO MAINSTREAM….IN THE MEDIA TOO
Whilst its been known for some time that countries like the Netherlands and Germany are leading the e-bike charge in the western world (in terms of sales numbers anyway) 2016 seems to be the year when other countries long languishing in the doldrums really began to catch up – the US and the UK in particular.
E-bikes also made it big in mainstream media too, from the mainstream cycling press to ABC and [Read more…]
Batteries with Endless Lifespan?
Bike Europe reports that MIT and Samsung have partnered to develop a new solid electrolyte lithium battery that has the potential for an endless lifespan, improved capacity (range), and it could be significantly safer than the current technology.
Because it uses a solid electrolyte there would be “nothing to burn” and the cost to transport lithium batteries could be reduced.
Another improvement would be that these would not be affected by cold weather [Read more…]