Trip Report: The Electric Bike Scene in Bend, Oregon. [VIDEOS]

I recently took a trip to Bend, Oregon and I had a chance to visit a couple of e-bike shops and check out some other e-bike & bike culture.

Bend is a mountain town in Central Oregon and has a population of around 80,000.

During the summer it’s usually nice and dry with long sunny days.  Bend is a very outdoor focused town with lots of opportunities for walking, biking, hiking, boating/rafting, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, etc.

Like some other towns in Oregon, Bend has a lot of bikepaths and bike routes that many people (locals and tourists) use to get around town.  In addition, [Read more…]

True Story! How I Fell in Love with an Electric Bike

This is a guest post from Andy Franklin.  He is an electric bike enthusiast and is in the process of opening his own electric bike store.

I live southwest of Denver Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was a beautiful fall day and I decided it had been too long since I had taken out my bike. So after cleaning it up I hopped on and went for a ride. As the streets rushed by between the mountain backdrop and the turning leaves I had relaxed and found myself asking the question “why don’t I do [Read more…]

Testing Studded Snow Tires on an Electric Bike!

Well this may seem a little wacky but I am testing some studded snow tires. And yes, it does snow in Arizona!

It may be hard to believe but Flagstaff Arizona is at 7000 ft elevation and we tend to get a lot of snow in the winter.

I currently have the Schwalbe Marathon Winter tires mounted on the Hebb electric bike that I have in for testing and review. They have a [Read more…]

Review of the Hebb Electro Glide Electric Bike

Okay, here is the Hebb Electro Glide electric bike review!  In a nut shell; this has to be one of the more “solid” e-bikes that I have tested.  Hebb refers to their bikes as the “Affordable Luxury Bike” and it seems to be true.

I have ridden this bike for a couple of weeks up hills, on paved streets, down gravel paths, through snow and ice (I used studded snow tires 🙂 ), into headwinds, etc.  The sometimes harsh conditions of Flagstaff Arizona have definitely put this electric bike to the test. [Read more…]

Hebb Electro Glide Electric Bike in for Review [VIDEO]

UPDATE!  Here is the full review of the Hebb Electro Glide electric bike.

This is a quick introduction to the Hebb Electro Glide electric bike that is currently in for review at Electric Bike Report.  In the video I go over the features of the bike.

I will be doing a full review soon with all of the pros and cons. Stay tuned!

Alright, here is the video: [Read more…]