Fantic XF1 Casa Electric Mountain Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

Fantic XF1 Casa electric mountain bike 1New to the North American market is the Italian Fantic XF1 Casa full suspension electric mountain bike with 3″ wide off road tires and the high performance Brose mid-drive system.

In addition this 27.5″ Plus size wheel full suspension eMTB features a solid mix of components from Rock Shox, SRAM, and others for $4,990 or $5,190 with a dropper seat post.

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

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…]

IZIP E3 Dash Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

izip-e3-dash-electric-bike-hillThe fast and versatile 2017 IZIP E3 Dash eBike has arrived for testing and review.

This 350 watt mid-drive speed pedelec (up to 28 mph) commuter style eBike has a smooth ride with a healthy assortment of accessories for $2,599.

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

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 9The results are in on the ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike and it has proven to be a versatile eBike with a nice mix of urban and off road capabilities.

The quality of the components, performance style riding position and road/off road tires make this a good all around eBike.

At $2,199 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, RockShox, SRAM, Truvativ, and more.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and [Read more…]

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 2The ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

The XR has an electric mountain bike style with the efficiency to be a great all around urban eBike.

With a price of $2,199 and a healthy component spec like a 600 watt hub motor, 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery, RockShox suspension fork, SRAM & Truvativ drivetrain, and Avid hydraulic disc brakes, the XR is an eBike that offers a lot of value.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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

ProdecoTech Rebel X9 Electric Fat Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

prodecotech rebel x9 electric fat bikeThe ProdecoTech Rebel X9 fat electric bike is a big bike in every way!

It has massive 4″ wide tires that can handle sand, snow, dirt road/trail cruising, and they provide for a fun ride around town.

In addition, this all wheel drive fat eBike can handle almost any terrain.

And with its continuously variable drivetrain from NuVinci it is very easy to dial in your perfect gear ratio.

The 4 piston SRAM Guide hydraulic disc brakes do a good job of slowing this big bike down.

At $2,799 it offers a lot; 600 watt motor, large 36V 14.25ah battery, high quality components from Samsung, SRAM, NuVinci, Truvativ, and more! [Read more…]

Sea Otter Classic 2015. The Year of Center Drive Motors [VIDEOS & PICS]

go fat carbon electric bikeBy Doug Schwartz.

This year’s Sea Otter Classic was the year of the center drive (mid drive) motor.

Not that there wasn’t strong representation of hub motors by Bionx, BESV, IZIP, Specialized, and others. It seems that the focus of this year’s Sea Otter Classic was companies introducing new models with [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

iGO Mid Drive Electric Fat Bike [VIDEO & PICS]

igo electric fat bikeiGO Electric just announced their new mid drive electric FatBike (4+” wide tires) on Kickstarter!

This fat e-bike offers a solid line up of components and features for the introductory price of $2,900 USD.

Some of the highlights are: a hydroformed aluminum frame, 350 watt MPF mid drive, 36V 12ah lithium battery, [Read more…]

2015 Polaris Electric Bikes [VIDEO & PICS]

Polaris Diesel DL818 electric bike

Polaris is bringing a new line up of e-bikes to the US market for 2015.

Some of the notable bikes are the Diesel DL818 with the wild “titanium oxide” color scheme and 2 new fat e-bikes: the Sabre EV505 and the Nordic EV 506.

For 2015 Polaris has also made some significant changes to their electric assist system.

Their lithium batteries are housed in the large toptube/downtube of the frame.

Their pedal assist system reads your pedaling cadence and power output along with what gear you are in and blends that together to [Read more…]