eBike News: Internally Geared Motors, eMTB Racing, Battery Tech, eBike Boat, & More! [VIDEOS]

bike_mit_komponenten-2Panasonic 2-speed Mid-drive Now Award Nominated 

Of the various e-bike contenders for the Dutch based 2017 Fiets Awards one caught our eye.  

The speed pedelec FLYER U-series utilises a 2-speed Panasonic motor with manual and automatic switching options; in theory this should give a much wider range of speeds over which the motor can operate efficiently, which could in theory mean greater range, greater climbing ability and more assistance at speed.

Panasonic and Flyer class it as a ‘world-first’ so it will be interesting to see just how it fares at the awards.

See the summary video below to get a feel for the features and operation of the system. [Read more…]

eBike News: Frame Kit, Affordable eBMX, Expo, Powerful Mid-Drive, eCargo, & More! [VIDEOS]

hopmod-electric-bike-frame-kit-3HopMod eBike Frame Kit

There are eBike kits that can turn a conventional bike into an eBike and now there is the HopMod eBike specific frame kit. 

Former BMX pro and eBike industry veteran Marty Schlesinger adds the HopMod to the Voltage Cycles line up.

The HopMod is available as a frame, frame with eRad mid drive kit, or complete eBike. 

Here is a video of the HopMod: [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…]

E-Bike News: Specialized, BULLS, E-Bullitt, Cobi, E-Trike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Bulls-E Core Di2 FS 275 Plus electric mountain bikeBy Richard Peace

New eBikes

Specialized will expand its Vado road range for 2017. They will now use the same Brose mid-motor as their e-MTB Turbo Levo range.

The Turbo Vado will pack a 500Wh battery whilst the Vado Comp will use a 600Wh pack and is a speed pedelec version (for the purposes of European law at least).

Check out a sneak preview video here: [Read more…]

eBike News: World Record, New Yamaha, E-Cargo Trike, Back Country Rescue [VIDEOS]

carQon electric cargo trikeBy Richard Peace

eBike World Record Attempt 

Ravi Kempaiah from Madison, Wisconsin is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for most miles pedaled on an e-bike.

He’s attempting a 5,000 mile ride to San Diego during which he will need to ride over 175 miles each day for weeks on end.

He’s hoping to finish his journey at the headquarters of Stromer in San Diego. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Adventure, New Folding & Cargo eBikes, eMTB, & More! [VIDEO]

Sand and Snow 2By Richard Peace

E-Bike Adventure 

On a truly spectacular note, the German team behind Pedelec Adventures has just completed their USA trip after 3,100 miles in the saddle on Haibike S-duro e-bikes.

Their Sand to Snow tour covered National Parks from Yosemite to Death Valley and endured temperatures from 23 to 106°F (-5 to 41°C) degrees C. [Read more…]

Trek Bicycle Becomes the Track Sponsor of the Electric Bike Expo

Trek XM700 PlusTrek Bicycle is now the official track sponsor of the Electric Bike Expo multi city test track event series!

In addition to being the track sponsor, Trek will also have their new line of electric bikes available for test ride at the Expo events.

Trek joins Bosch as one of major sponsors of the Expo series. Bosch is the presenting sponsor of the series.

Trek is one one of the largest bicycle companies in the world and the only major bike manufacturer to still make some products in the U.S. For 2016 they are bringing a new line of 4 e-bikes to the [Read more…]

The Swedish Wallerang M.01 Modular Electric Bike [VIDEO]

Wallerang-M-01The Wallerang M.01 is a new Swedish designed and built electric bike that is now available in the U.S.

The M.01 features their Modular Travel System that is a sturdy looking front and rear rack system that easily bolts to the bike frame for carrying cargo for commuting or touring.

The M.01 is also one of the few e-bikes in the U.S. to feature the 250 watt Shimano STePS mid drive with Di2 electronic shifting & Alfine internally geared rear hub. This STePS system comes with a 36V 11.6Ah lithium battery mounted on the downtube.  [Read more…]

E-Bike Report from Eurobike: Cargo, All Wheel Drive, & Mid Drives

IMG_3945In this second installment of Eurobike coverage we will take a look at the e-cargo bike trend, a few of the all wheel drive e-bikes, and the growing number of mid drive systems available in the European marketplace.

Make sure you checkout part 1 of Eurobike coverage with info on Smartphone integration, the Plus size electric mountain bikes, and a look at some of the clean looking commuter e-bikes at the show.

These reports are focused on presenting some of the trends that are happening in [Read more…]

Felt Electric Joins Electric Bike Expo Events with New E-Bikes

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Felt Electric has signed on to demo their line up of e-bikes at the Electric Bike Expo events for 2016.

They will have their current line up of fat, mountain, cargo, road, and commuter bikes along with some new models that will be available soon!

The following are a few of the Felt Electric bikes that will be available at the Expo events. [Read more…]