Lapierre Overvolt E-MTB’s & Riding with the Bosch Director [VIDEOS]

The Lapierre Overvolt electric mountain bike with Bosch mid drive system.

The Lapierre Overvolt FS900 full suspension electric mountain bike with Bosch mid drive system.

Lapierre is a French brand that is bringing their Bosch powered full suspension (FS900) and hardtail (HT900) electric mountain bikes to the US market for 2015.

I had a chance to ride the FS900 with Claus Fleischer, the director of the Bosch e-bike division, at the Interbike Outdoor Demo mountain bike trails.

The FS900 did an excellent job of handling the rough trails at Bootleg Canyon and it was a great way to get to know the director of Bosch; on the trails!

Claus said that he is excited about everything e-bike; from the sport style electric road and mountain bikes, to the commuter/touring bikes, to the utilitarian cargo bikes. He believes that e-bikes enable more people to [Read more…]

VIDEO Interview with Bosch E-Bike Director, Claus Fleischer, at Eurobike

Brett Thurber and Karen Wiener from The New Wheel were on the scene at Eurobike this year and had a chance to spend some time with Claus Fleischer, the director of the e-bike division at Bosch.

First of all, checkout this video with Claus Fleischer giving an overview of the 2015 Bosch system. Claus talks about the new features like the Nyon display, automatic shifting that is integrated with Shimano, SRAM, and NuVinci, and their cargo bike concept:

Next, Karen sat down with Claus to find out more about Bosch, the US market, what the future holds for e-mobility, [Read more…]

Bosch Introduces Nyon Display, Integrated Shifting, & USA Bosch E-Bikes [VIDEOS]

Bosch eBike Systems has made a serious presence in the European electric bike scene and now they are focusing on the US e-bike market for 2014.  In addition they are introducing some new high tech features to their mid drive systems!

Here is a video that will give you an idea of what the Bosch e-bike systems are like and some background on the company, including the manufacturing of their components:

In addition to their newly revamped e-bike system [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…]