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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eBike News: Endless Lifespan Battery, New eBikes, Top eMTBs, Safer Bike Lanes, & More! [VIDEOS]

peugeot-folding-electric-bikeBatteries with Endless Lifespan?

Bike Europe reports that MIT and Samsung have partnered to develop a new solid electrolyte lithium battery that has the potential for an endless lifespan, improved capacity (range), and it could be significantly safer than the current technology. 

Because it uses a solid electrolyte there would be “nothing to burn” and the cost to transport lithium batteries could be reduced. 

Another improvement would be that these would not be affected by cold weather [Read more…]

eBike News: eMTBs, Folding eBikes, Market Updates, & More! [VIDEOS]

nicolai-ion-g16-eboxx-e-mountainbike-111-1140x760Exciting new Speed E-MTB from Nicolai

German MTB manufacturer Nicolai has announced an exciting looking 45kmh e-MTB model that they say will be available from 2017, the EBOXX-3.

It features a 45 km/h Bosch motor and ‘relaxed’ geometry to make high speed handling easier and more predictable. [Read more…]

eMTB Racing Arrives In North America At The Sea Otter Classic [VIDEO]

electric mountain bike race 6By Paul Willerton

On Friday, April 15, 2016 the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA held first ever electric assist mountain bike (eMTB) in North America.

The race was enhanced with support from sponsors Bosch and Haibike.  Bosch even put up a special prize of $5,000 for the winner of the Industry Challenge eMTB Race to donate toward the charity of their choice.

The eMTB course was set on a section of the pro XC course and laps took about 7 minutes to complete. Over the last 25 years, the dirt hills on the inside of the world famous Laguna Seca race track have witnessed some of the best mountain bike racing in North America. [Read more…]

The Electric Bike Scene at Interbike – Part 4 – E-Bike Picture Extravaganza!

In this final installment of electric bike coverage from Interbike (largest bicycle tradeshow in the US) I have a picture slideshow of some of the many e-bike sights from the show.

Some of these bikes were shown in the video coverage from the previous 3 parts but some of them are new to the coverage.

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E-Bike News: Flying E-Bike, Tour of Iceland, UMass Police, & More! [VIDEOS]

Yes that’s right, a flying electric bike!  I wouldn’t mind taking it for a ride.  Maybe this traditional 2 wheeled bike thing is outdated; maybe we should be focusing on flying. Kidding, kidding 🙂  More info.

A tour of Iceland on eFlow electric bikes; does that get your attention?   [Read more…]