Eurobike Electric Bike Roundup – Part 2

bianchi-electric-road-bikeBy Paul Willerton

Welcome to Part Deux of our 2016 Eurobike Roundup.

As you may have seen in Part One, the eBike has already reached parity with traditional pedal bike market in Europe.

This massive acceleration has been unlike anything I’ve witnessed in the cycling industry in the past 30 years.

Granted, every class of eBIke has benefitted from those 30 years of gradual improvements in bicycle design and production.

Here is more from the show floor. [Read more…]

Demo Day at Eurobike (Conventional Bikes Need Not Apply)

The Riese and Muller speed pedelec electric bike goes up to 45 km/h!

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

It didn’t look to be a fun demo day for those presenting their conventional bicycles. Pitched tents were crowded with reps and brand new bicycles, waiting to be asked out for a spin.

But of the thousands of bicycle industry people who had descended on the small town of Ratzenried for Eurobike’s annual Demo Day, hardly a soul was interested in trying an old-fashioned [Read more…]

Electric Mountain Bikes Guide

Stealth Electric Mountain Bike

One of the new trends in electric bikes is the electric mountain bike or electric conversion kit for mountain bikes.  An electric mountain bike may sounds strange at first, but it does have it’s place.

I am putting together this guide to give you an idea of what electric mountain bikes and kits are available.  First of all let me give you an idea of why they even exist.

Downhill mountain bikes have always been hard to pedal up hills because [Read more…]