In this week’s e-bike news roundup:
- Electric mountain bike race at Sea Otter
- Copenhagen Wheel plus bike
- Innovative eBikes of the future
- Urban Arrow e-cargo update
- Downhill race in Alaska
- Firefighters use eBikes
- New Arkansas eBike law
- And much more!
As 2016 disappears from view and e-bike manufacturers look to what 2017 will bring, ElectricBikeReport.com outlines what it sees as the main trends that emerged in e-bike design over the last 12 months and of course the highlights.
E-BIKES GO MAINSTREAM….IN THE MEDIA TOO
Whilst its been known for some time that countries like the Netherlands and Germany are leading the e-bike charge in the western world (in terms of sales numbers anyway) 2016 seems to be the year when other countries long languishing in the doldrums really began to catch up – the US and the UK in particular.
E-bikes also made it big in mainstream media too, from the mainstream cycling press to ABC and [Read more…]
By Richard Peace
Women’s Specific eBike Launched by California’s Karmic Bikes
The Karmic Kyoto is being targeted specifically at women and it has just gone live on Kickstarter.
Karmic say “Kyoto is built from the ground up for women and a clean-sheet design—with a price tag as low as $1799 for early backers, a $1000 savings off the $2799 retail price.”
The new Kyoto uses Shimano’s STEPs mid-drive with an 11 speed derailleur system and unusually sized 650 x 38c tyres and is offered in three frame sizes. It also uses the larger recently launched 500Wh STEPS battery mounted to the seat tube of the frame for central weight distribution. [Read more…]