San Francisco Electric Bike Expo March 24-26. Ride the Latest eBikes for FREE! [VIDEOS]

Electric Bike Expo 1The 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.

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Raleigh Tristar iE Electric Trike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

raleigh-tristar-ie-electric-trike-2After many miles of putting the Raleigh Tristar iE through it’s paces it has proven to be a comfortable, easy to ride, high performance electric trike that is a fun neighborhood town and country cruiser!

At $2,599 the Raleigh Tristar iE has added a lot of modern day electric bike tech to the comfortable upright trike design.

It can climb steeper hills with its mid drive motor, make errand running easy with its cargo basket, and really go the distance with its option for double batteries!

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric trike. [Read more…]

Raleigh Misceo iE Sport Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

raleigh-misceo-ie-sport-electric-bike-sideThe Raleigh Misceo iE Sport is fun sporty commuter eBike that can also be a nice touring rig with its full assortment of accessories.

It has a road bike sporty performance ride feel with additional stability thanks to the flat bars and relaxed geometry.

At $2,699 it offers a lot; an aluminum frame with carbon fiber fork, Shimano STePS mid-drive system, Shimano SLX drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and healthy selection of accessories.

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read more…]

eBike News: Light Folding eBike, Robin Williams Bike Auction, Enclosed E-Trike, Baltimore eBike Share & More! [VIDEOS]

puismo-electric-folding-bike-foldedBy Richard Peace

NEW E-BIKES & PRODUCTS

PURISMO: Lightweight folding carbon fiber eBike.

It’s sleek, black and made of carbon fibre with a claimed 13kg weight and 40km range. And its a folding e-bike that is designed in Italy and made in Austria.

The Purismo’s vital stats are a rear hub motor controlled by a cadence sensor, 224Wh seatpost-mounted battery, Magura MT2 hydraulic disk brakes and Shimano XT 10 speed gearing. [Read more…]

2017 Electric Bikes: Riese & Muller, Benno, Raleigh, Renovo, Bikee, Oyama, Nomad [VIDEOS]

renovol-hardwood-electric-bike-frameIn this forth part of the new 2017 electric bikes report you will see videos of the latest eBikes from: Riese & Muller, Benno, Raleigh, Renovo, Bikee, Oyama, and Nomad.

Make sure you checkout the other parts of this report from Interbike with new eBikes from:

BESV, BULLS, Bosch, Blix, Wallerang, Stromer, Gocycle, ProdecoTech, Yuba, and Pedelec Adventures.

Tern, Faraday, ProdecoTech, Haibike, Magnum, Easy Motion, eProdigy, Biomega, Vintage, and Big Cat.

Orbea, IZIP, Tempo, OHM, A2B, COBI, Juiced Bikes, eJoe, Smartmotion, EZ Pedaler.

In this series of reports from Interbike you will get an in depth look at many of the new 2017 eBikes and learn more about the companies that are involved in the North American electric bike industry. Enjoy the videos! [Read more…]

Interbike 2015 E-Bike Report: Test Track & Economical E-Bikes [VIDEOS]

IMG_4313Interbike 2015 was an exciting show for the electric bike scene!

Interbike is the largest bicycle trade show in the Americas and it was held at the Mandalay Bay convention center September 16-18.

At the show there was the solid core brands of e-bikes on hand along with a new batch of e-bike brands and component companies.

Some of the highlights of the show were: the new indoor test track, a number of quality electric bikes under $2,000, a wide variety of drive systems, and [Read more…]

Electric Bike Mid Drive Guide

Haibike FS RX bosch motorMid drive systems provide motor power through the cranks of the bike to leverage the drivetrain (or “transmission”) to climb almost any hill and speed along on flat ground.

Mid drives have been popular in many European markets and they are starting to gain popularity in the US and Canadian markets.

This guide will outline the popular systems that are equipped on complete e-bikes as well as retrofit mid drive systems that can be added to a conventional bike. [Read more…]

New Raleigh Electric Bikes with Shimano STEPS Mid Drive System [VIDEO]

For 2015 Raleigh is jumping into the electric bike market!  This is pretty big news because Raleigh is a traditional bicycle brand that has been around for a long time. They must see the future in electric bikes.

Here is a video of the new Raleigh e-bikes (Misceo, Venture, Detour, Tekoa) for the US market, presented by Larry Pizzi at Interbike 2014.  The Misceo is the first bike in the US market to feature the new Shimano STEPS mid drive system:

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Accell North America Announces Formation of E-Bike Competence & Service Center

Currie Technologies IZIP Zuma electric bikes.

Currie Technologies IZIP Zuma electric bikes.

This is a press release from Currie Technologies.

The eBike category is beginning to show significant signs of emergence in the U.S. market and global eBike leader Accell Group is investing to further innovation and infrastructure in this important category through its North American arm, Accell North America (ANA).

The nation’s first Electric Bicycle Competence Center (EBCC-­NA) will launch April 30, 2014, as a brand-­new division within ANA. The timing of this important growth platform coincides with key eBike innovation from trusted ANA bike brands Raleigh, Lapierre and Diamondback, all planned for [Read more…]

Electric Bikes are Roaring Success at Eurobike 2012

Haibike electric full suspension mountain bike on display at Eurobike 2012.

This is a guest post from Reiner Kolberg who is an eBike-expert from Cologne/Germany and runs the website www.e-bikeinfo.de.

Not long ago electric bikes (called E-Bikes or Pedelecs in Europe) were cheap “old person” vehicles and there was a big discussion if and how they would influence the market.

At the German Eurobike Show at Lake Constance which has become the biggest and trend-leading bike show in Europe with [Read more…]