Pimp My Ride! Garmin Montana 650t Review. A GPS for All Reasons in All Seasons

The Garmin Montana 650t GPS

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

I am a GPS geek.  When I travel I carry a GPS for automobile navigation.  I carry a handheld to find my way around trails and cities.  A third sits mounted on my bike.

Now Garmin has come out with a device that handles all functions in one device.  The Garmin Montana 650t is not elegant in appearance, but it is certainly elegant in functionality.

With a four inch diagonal color touchscreen and a [Read more…]

My Visit to Kalkhoff USA Headquarters & Kalkhoff Electric Bike Test Ride

The Kalkhoff Showroom in Portland OR

Last week when I was in Portland Oregon, my wife and I stopped by the Kalkhoff USA headquarters. We were able to meet up with Geoff Wagner who is head of Kalkhoff USA and chat about their electric bikes and take a pair of Kalkhoff’s for a spin.

Geoff is very excited about e-bikes and shares a similar passion of mine which is getting more people out of their cars and on to bikes. He has a great store front set up in Portland’s popular [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…]

Bionx Electric Bike Kit Review

I have ridden many different bikes with the Bionx electric bike conversion kit and I have to say that it is probably the most refined ebike kit that you can buy.

To compare it to cars, it is like the Mercedes Benz of electric bike kits.

This is a review based on a number of rides on the Bionx electric bike kit.  This is not an in depth review based on hundreds of miles of use, etc.

I just wanted to let you know what I think of the system based on some ride experiences.

Here is a video about the Bionx system:

What I like about the Bionx ebike kit:

  • The way the system adds assistance is so seamless it just feels like [Read more…]

Pedego Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

After a few days of intensive testing of the Pedego Classic Crusier electric bike, I have put together this video review for you.  This is a real world review based on me riding my normal commute route to work, running errands, and taking it on some steep hills and gravel bike paths.  I feel like I really put the Pedego electric bike through it’s paces and I got a great handle on the pros and cons of this bicycle.

Checkout the [Read more…]