Raleigh Misceo iE Sport Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

raleigh-misceo-ie-sport-electric-bikeThe Raleigh Misceo iE Sport is here for testing and review and it features the Shimano STePS mid drive system with a healthy selection of other Shimano components.

The Misceo iE Sport is a sporty commuter/touring/recreational road style eBike that is priced at $2,699 USD.

In addition, the Misceo iE Sport comes stock with a full accessory package (lights, fenders, rear rack, kickstand) ready for commuting or touring.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and [Read more…]

New Trek Conduit+ & Lift+ Electric Bikes

Trek Conduit Lift electric bikesTrek has launched 2 new electric bikes with the Shimano STePS mid drive system for 2016.

The Conduit+ and Lift+ are the next electric bikes to enter the U.S. market with the STePS system next to Raleigh e-bikes.

Here is a review of the Raleigh Misceo iE with an in depth look at the Shimano STePS system.

The Conduit+ and Lift+ e-bikes are being officially announced at Trek World this week and [Read more…]

New E-Bikes: Zap, Karmic, Kalkhoff, Yamaha, Vintage, Solar Bike, & More!

Zap Urban electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

There are a lot of new electric bikes that have recently hit the market.

First up are 2 new electric bikes from Zap Bikes; the Urban and the Cross.

They have a claimed weight of 38 lbs and 41 lbs, which is pretty light for an e-bike! The 36V 8.7ah lithium battery pack has a low and centered location for good weight distribution and [Read more…]

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

raleigh misceo electric bike 1The Raleigh Misceo iE is one sporty and high-tech electric bike!

This is the first e-bike in the U.S. to feature the Shimano STePS mid drive system and it also includes the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting system for the Alfine 8 internally geared rear hub.

The Misceo iE has the efficient ride of a road bike with a stable feel thanks to the [Read more…]

Raleigh Misceo iE w/ Shimano STePS Mid Drive: Pictures & Specs

raleigh misceo electric bikeThe Raleigh Misceo iE just arrived for testing and review and it is the first electric bike in the U.S. to feature the new Shimano STePS mid drive system!

In addition, the Misceo iE also has the high tech Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the Alfine 8 speed internally geared rear hub. [Read more…]

Electric Bike Highlights from the Taipei Cycle Show – Part 4

square battery electric bikeIn this forth part of the Taipei Cycles Show highlights there are the innovative e-bikes from Stromer, Klever Mobility, Peugeot, BESV, and Dahon. 

In addition Extra Energy and LEVA presented their industry awards at the show.

You will also see some of the e-bike components and [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…]

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:

Here are some detailed pictures of [Read more…]