Electric Bike Motor Comparison: Hub, Mid Drive, & Friction Drive

GenZe Sport electric bike motorHere is a comparison of the different electric bike motor systems to help you determine which configuration is best for your riding needs.

In this article there are the pros and cons of each system: the hub motors (front and rear), the mid drive motor, the friction drive motor, and the rocket drive!

First of all, let’s take a look at the popular [Read more…]

2015 IZIP Electric Bikes: Sumo Fat E-Bike, Peak DS, & More [VIDEOS & PICS]

izip sumo fat electric bike

“Fat” electric bikes were a hit at this year’s Interbike and IZIP presented their E3 Sumo that features 4″+ wide tires with the TransX 350 watt mid drive system.

Following in the new off road electric bike options is the new IZIP E3 Peak DS, a full suspension e-mtb with 120 mm of travel front and rear and the TransX 350 mid drive.

And that is not all that is new for 2015. A lot of the existing models have improvements in [Read more…]

Folding Electric Bikes Guide

gocycle folding electric bike

Folding electric bikes are very convenient if you travel a lot, use multiple forms of transportation, or if you want a bike that can be stored in a small place.

It is amazing how small some of these folding e-bikes can be when they are completely folded up!

Folders are great when combined with other forms of transportation like the bus, subway, train, ferry/boat, taxi, car, etc.

They are also handy if you have limited storage areas at home or work.

To give you some ideas on the different types of electric folding bikes out there, I have put together this guide. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Jive Bike, London E-Bike Share, LeBron James, Toyota i-ROAD, E-Bikes & Sustainable Energy, + More! [VIDEOS]

Checkout the Jive Bike, it’s a chainless folding electric bike and the company raised £180,000 on Crowdcube (a crowdfunding website).

BMW has come out with their own electric bike called the Cruise.  Here is more about this Bosch mid drive equipped e-bike.

An electric bike share program is in the works for London, England.  This will be in addition to traditional bikes in the ‘Boris Bike’ network. And here is an article supporting the [Read more…]

Currie Tech & Bike N’ Hike Partner with Drive Oregon to Launch Electric Bicycle Program

This is a press release from Currie Technologies.

Currie Technologies and Bike N’ Hike have partnered with Drive Oregon to launch a final mile eBike pilot program in the Portland metro area for Kaiser Permanente employees.

Currie Technologies and Bike N’ Hike will supply thirty two IZIP E3 Compact eBikes to Drive Oregon.   Drive Oregon landed the funding for the partnership with Kaiser and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University.  Drive Oregon will acquire, deploy and study how one hundred and eighty Kaiser employees use the IZIP electric assist bicycles at three designated work sites. [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Compact Folding Electric Bike Review

The IZIP E3 Compact is an electric bike that is designed to go almost anywhere.  It is easily foldable, lightweight (for an e-bike), simple, and fun to ride!

Folding electric bikes are very handy for travel or if you live and/or work in a place that has limited storage areas.

They are also great if you use other forms of transportation like the bus, train, subway, taxi, etc. during your commute.

Since they can be folded or unfolded in less than a minute it makes for [Read more…]

IZIP E3 Compact Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs

The Currie Technologies IZIP E3 Compact electric bike is in for review and I would like to show off the details of this folding electric bike.

This is part 1 of the IZIP E3 Compact electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this bike is all about with a bunch of pictures, and info on the specifications of this folding e-bike. [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2012 – Part 4

Here is the final installment of electric bike coverage from Interbike 2012!  Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

MPF Drive is a mid drive electric bike motor system that was on display at the e-bike test track.

It has a similar look to the Bosch e-bike motor system.  It will be interesting to see more mid drive e-bike kits [Read more…]

Currie Technologies Launches E3 Compact Electric Portable Folding Bike

Currie Technologies IZIP E3 Compact folding electric bike.

This is a press release from Currie Technologies.

Collaboration between Currie Technologies and Dahon Bicycles.

Chatsworth, Calif. – September 4, 2012 – Transportation just got easier with the IZIP E3 Compact™, a new folding electric bicycle by Currie Technologies® in [Read more…]