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…]

Electric Bike NEWS! Prince Charles on Ebike, Pedego, NuVinci Automatic Shifting, Wireless Ebike

Prince Charles on Spencer Ivy electric bike

This is an article by Gary Kaye; a professional writer who is passionate about e-bikes.  Check out Gary’s writing/marketing services at CompellingTelling.com.

Hello, e-bikers!  Here are some of the latest developments in e-biking from around the world for August 10th, 2011

Pedego claims the number two spot.  But who’s number one?  U.S. pedelectric bike maker claims that in just two short years, it has grown to become the second largest maker of e-bikes in the US.  Pedego was the combined efforts of two baby boomer entrepreneurs Don DiCostanzo and Terry Sherry both with a vision to [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-14-11

Spencer Ivy Spencer electric bike - full bike

Spencer Ivy - Spencer electric bike

Alright, here is another electric bike news recap from the week of February 14, 2011.  Lots of interesting e-bike and traditional bike stuff happening in the world!

And now the e-bike news!

Here are some crazy looking DIY (do it yourself) electric bikes.  One has a trailer that has a “drop in martini bar”?!

Pedego electric bikes make another appearance on TV!  Check out Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe) with Curtis Stone (Biggest Loser Chef) riding Pedegos in Santa Monica.

How is this for a name: The bike centric food cart super pod.  Wondering what it is? [Read more…]

Electric Bike News Week of 2-7-11

Brompton folding electric bike

Brompton folding electric bike

It’s time for an electric bike news recap from the week of February 7, 2011!  As usual there is a lot of cool electric bike happenings in the world.  This week there were a lot of videos.  Check it out!

And now…the e-bike news!

How would you like to ride a wireless electric bike?  Sounds cool to me.

I really like this idea: testing an electric bike for a two week trial period to “test before you invest”.  That is what the community group has put together.  I have [Read more…]