10 Electric Bike Motorized Trailers for an Extra Boost [VIDEOS]

ridekick-electric-bike-trailerBy Martin Laird

Electric bikes are great, but what if there was an option for an electric cargo trailer that pushes your traditional bike?

There is!

From the small trailers that can handle the daily commute items to large e-cargo trailers that can carry kayaks and up to 330 pounds of capacity, there is a growing number of options in the e-cargo trailer world.

You can take the extra weight, people, or cargo with you without putting the strain on your bike or your legs, and here are the top options for an effortless ride with a heavy haul. [Read more…]

Guide To Electric Recumbent Trikes [UPDATED]

Electric recumbent trikes are lightweight 3 wheeled pedal/electric vehicles that offer some car like features.

For instance, some of them have weather protection, cargo & passenger capacity, full suspension, comfortable seats, lights & mirrors, etc.

Some of these e-recumbent trikes are designed for everyday commuting around town and some of them “amplify” your pedal power up to highway speeds!

The following is a guide to complete e-recumbent trikes, ideas on adding electric assist to a recumbent trike, and a look at the future of e-trikes. [Read more…]

Cheap Electric Bikes Guide (~$1,000 and Less)

Currie Technologies eZip Trailz Electric Bicycle.

~$550: Currie Technologies eZip Trailz Electric Bicycle.

Yes, I know cheap electric bikes is probably not the best title but it is a term that is commonly used to describe economical, inexpensive, or low cost electric bikes.

I have had a lot of requests to cover economical e-bikes because not everyone can afford $1,500-$4,000+ electric bikes.

Not only are there inexpensive e-bikes but there are also e-bike kits and e-trailers (pushes your bike) that could be a low cost option.  In addition, I have some tips for finding used electric bikes, kits, and [Read more…]

Cycloboost Electric Bike Trailer: Add Some Boost & Cargo to Your Bike! [VIDEO]

The Cycloboost/AEVON electric bike trailer is a new addition to the e-trailer world with the ability to carry a lot of cargo on or off road for potentially long distances!

Electric bicycle trailers are handy if you have a traditional bike that you would like to add electric assist to now and then.  Ridekick is one of the early pioneers of electric trailers.

The Cycloboost trailer could be used for: [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike 2012 – Part 2

Time for more electric bike pictures and videos from Interbike 2012!  Make sure to check out Part 1.

Let’s start this part off with the electric mountain bike scene.

E-mountain bikes are a growing niche in the electric bike world and they allow more riders to experience rides that they may not be able to do on their own.

Ego Kits is an electric bike kit that [Read more…]

Ridekick International Electric Bike Trailers Exhibits at Interbike While Launching Sales in Australia

Ridekick electric bike trailer.

This is a press release from Ridekick International.

Fort Collins, Colorado – Ridekick International, a Colorado-based company, is returning to Interbike for its third year to showcase the company and its products on the exhibit floor.

The company’s product, the Ridekick power trailer, has been in the market over a year, and the team is back at Interbike to continue growing sales channels, introduce a longer-range lithium battery, and [Read more…]

E-Bike News Highlights Week of 11-8-10 [VIDEO]

Here is VIDEO recap of the electric bike news from the week of November 8, 2010.  This is just a quick overview of the news and other ebike things that caught my eye as I surfed through the web looking for cool electric bike happenings!

If you would rather read about this news, you can it out the e-bike news here.

Here is what you can expect to see and hear about [Read more…]

Electric Bike Kit Guide

Here is an electric bike kit guide that I have put together for you to help sort out what kits are available for your bicycle.  Some of these kits are just for converting your current bicycle to electric and other kits will only be speced on new complete ebikes.  I will continue to add to this list as I come across more ebike kits.

Electric Bike Hub Motor Kits

Hub motor kits are the “norm” these days and they are a great way to power an ebike.

Clean Republic offers one of the more economical front hub motor kits.  It looks like it is very easy to install and remove if you want to return your bike to a regular bike.  Use this Clean Republic coupon code to get [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 11-8-10

Ahhh another week of e-bike news and happenings!  This is a place where I compile news and other electric bike or regular bicycle items of interest.

I update this through out the week as I come across more cool news and cool stories, so stay tuned 🙂

And if you want to contribute an e-bike news article or story, please leave them in the comments section at the end of this post.

One more thing: If you would rather watch a video recap of this news, you can check it out here on e-bike news TV 🙂

And now the news!

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