eBike News: Futuristic eRoad, Solar Charging, FS+ eMTB, New All-In-One Wheel, & More [VIDEOS]

Diavelo VirtualeIn this week’s eBike news round up: 

  • Futuristic Diavelo Virtuale electric road bike
  • Pininfarina Evoluzione in aluminium frame
  • Fantic XF1 Casa Plus size full suspension eMTB
  • Solar charging stations for eBike share system
  • San Francisco Electric Bike Expo Mar. 24-26
  • New all-in-one front wheel
  • Street legal Stealth eBike with huge battery
  • And much more!

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Wild & Crazy Custom Electric Bikes at the N.A. Handmade Bike Show [VIDEO]

Maxwell Cycles electric bike 1Innovative and very creative eBikes were on display at the 2017 North American Handmade Bicycle Show that recently wrapped up in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Frame materials ranged from the traditional steel, aluminium, and titanium to the exotic bamboo and wood bike frames!

The eBike types ranged from elegant commuters, gravel grinder, board track racer, sturdy touring rig, and high-power off road machine. 

Thanks to Andy McKerrow from Efficient Velo Tools for most of these pictures! [Read more…]

Retro Moto Style Peacock Groove E-Bike [VIDEO]

peacock groove electric bikeWow, checkout this wild retro moto style electric bike from custom bike builder Peacock Groove out of Minneapolis, MN!

This custom e-bike features the Shimano STEPS mid drive system with the Gates Carbon Drive belt and Shimano Di2 Alfine electronically shifted internally geared rear hub.

It was displayed recently at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) in Louisville, Kentucky.

Erik Noren is the founder of Peacock Groove and in the following video he shows off some of the [Read more…]

Stylish Fifield Electric Bikes from N.A. Handmade Bike Show

fifield chatham electric bike shimano stepsFifield E-Bikes makes some classy electric bikes for the rider that has an eye for style and quality.

They showed off a custom version of their Chatham model with the Shimano STEPS mid drive e-bike system and Gates Carbon Drive at this years North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ted Wojcik is a legend in the bicycle frame building world and he makes 2 of the premium Fifield e-bike models: the Chatham and Caladesi.

The following pictures and story from Ted Wojcik will give you a closer look at this stylish e-bike. [Read more…]

Custom Electric Bikes with BionX & Gates Belt Drive

In this installment of custom electric bikes from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show there is a retro e-cruiser with a classic gear shifter, a titanium e-mountain bike, and an electrified Santana tandem!

All of these custom e-bikes feature the BionX electric bike system with the Gates Carbon belt drive.

These bikes were part of a challenge that Gates put forth to custom bike frame fabricators.  They were to design a unique e-bike using the BionX  system with a 3 speed internally geared hub with the Gates carbon belt drive. [Read more…]

Custom Electric Bikes with SRAM E-Matic & Gates Belt Drive

How is this for custom electric bikes: an e-BBQ-bike with refreshment carrying capacity, a wooden frame e-bike, a bamboo frame e-bike, and more!

Those types of e-bikes are the result of a challenge that Gates Carbon Drive put forth to some custom frame builders for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

The builders had to incorporate the Gates belt drive with the SRAM E-Matic e-bike system to create a unique e-bike.   And yes, they are unique!

The SRAM E-Matic e-bike system features a rear hub motor with a torque sensor.  The rear motor hub has a 2 speed system that automatically [Read more…]

E-Bike News: ShareRoller Portable Kit, Ford E-Bike, Kia E-Bikes, Leaos Carbon, & More! [VIDEOS]

ShareRoller is a portable friction drive electric bike kit that can be quickly added or [Read more…]

English Cycles: Designing & Building a Custom Electric Cargo Bike w/ Bosch, Gates, NuVinci

This is a a guest post from Rob English (of English Cycles), a custom bicycle builder from Eugene, Oregon.

This one has been an awful lot of thought in the creating! I first started thinking about the concept a year or so ago.

Misha (my wife) and I have been car free for over four years, and generally we have the bikes to handle most tasks. Misha has an electric assist on her bike to help with the hill when she is carrying a load, and I enjoy the extra training.

But we needed a solution to two problems – one is to [Read more…]

Gates Carbon Drive™ Electrifies 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

This is a press release from Gates Carbon Drive.

Gates Carbon Drive, maker of the leading belt drive system for bicycles and eBikes, plans to electrify the 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show with a first-ever “Custom eBike Showcase” featuring a dozen original electric bicycles.

Gates partnered with leading electric bike system companies Bosch, SRAM, and BionX, as well as hub maker NuVinci, and enlisted some of America’s finest custom builders to [Read more…]