IZIP E3 Dash Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

izip-e3-dash-electric-bike-profileAre you looking for a versatile eBike that can fly around town and efficiently cruise up the steep climbs?

Then the 28 mph IZIP E3 Dash with it’s 48V system and 350 watt mid-drive motor is worth taking a look at!

It has a smooth, balanced, and solid ride feel that makes you want to take the long way home from work.

This versatile commuter and touring style eBike rider offers a lot of features for the price of $2,599.

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: Richard Branson, Lightweight Kit, Carbon E-Bike, Solar Bicycle, E-Bike Share. [VIDEOS]

Richard BransonHUTTLIN E-Roadster 5 has an electric bike and says “these (electric) bicycles could be used more in urban settings, cutting commute times and hopefully encouraging more people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes.

According to a new e-bike study, “People travel twice as much on the electric bike, both in terms of kilometres, amount of trips, and as part of the total transportation”.

A study from Lund University of Copenhagen has determined that it is 6 times more expensive to travel by car than by [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Spark, E-Freeway, Battery Video, Trek Powerfly, & More!

Shocke Spark electric bikeIt’s time for another electric bike news round up!

I like the title of this article “Will technology help us escape urban commuting hell?“.  Yes, and e-bikes are part of that solution! It is a good article from the BBC and it includes e-bike share programs, mass transit, car share, driverless cars, sentiment mapping, social media, and…………jetpacks!

Electric cargo bikes can be a good car alternative or replacement. Grist posted this article on “6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing” and it includes a lot of good info about [Read more…]

Welcome to the World of Electric Bikes

ProdecoTech Stride 500 electric bike.

ProdecoTech Stride 500 electric bike.

If you are new to electric bikes then this article will help you get a quick understanding of what electric bikes are all about.

You will learn about;

  • the reasons to have an e-bike,
  • how fast and how far they go,
  • how much they cost,
  • the different types of e-bikes,
  • what the future of e-bike looks like,
  • and how to checkout electric bikes in your town/city.

[Read more…]

A2B Shima Electric Bike Review [VIDEO]

Getting you from point A to point B…….quickly!  The A2B Shima is all about getting you around town at car like speeds (28 mph) but with all of the advantages and fun of a bicycle.

In addition, the Shima features an electronic key, a 500 watt motor, a 36V 13.2ah lithium ion battery (option to upgrade to 36V 17.5ah), Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes, a Shimano drivetrain, a solid mix of accessories, and much more for $3,799 (USD). [Read more…]

A2B Shima Electric Bike, Video, Pictures & Specs

This is part 1 of the fast (28 mph) A2B Shima electric bike review and it will give you an idea of what this e-bike is all about with a bunch of pictures and info on the specifications.

The Shima is a high speed pedelec (pedal assist) electric bike with a solid mix of high end components and unique features like a wireless electronic key!  The Shima is priced at $3,799 USD at the time of this review.

Part 2 of the A2B Shima review will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.

Alright, let’s get into the details of the A2B Shima electric bike! [Read more…]

Eurobike 2012 Impressions [VIDEO]

The Grace MX electric bike. Bosch, Belt Drive, and Nuvinci transmission.

This is a guest report from Brett Thurber, owner of The New Wheel, an electric bike store in San Francisco, California.

The ebike market in Europe showed significant developments this year. Two main trends stand out in my mind that will probably dictate the way the market develops over the next few years.

The first trend is the move back towards hub motors. Recently it seemed that mid-drive was the future, but this does not seem to be the case, as new developments from Go Swiss, Panasonic, and [Read more…]