eBike News: New Stromer, Lightweight Volta, New eBike Reports, Innovative Locks, & More! [VIDEOS]

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In this week’s eBike news roundup: 

  • New Stromer ST1 X with some ST2 features for less $
  • Pure Cycles lightweight Volta eBike
  • Hercules folding eBike with Bosch system 
  • Report: eBikes getting more people riding in the US
  • Report: eMobility for all. Financial Incentives for e-Cycling
  • Cinch strap Ottolock
  • Hexlox anti-theft for seat, wheels, handlebars, etc.
  • And much more!

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E-Bike News: Bloomberg, AAA eBike Patrol, Zehus, SRAM Drivetrain & More! [VIDEOS]

zehus electric bike kit beltBy Richard Peace

Welcome to the latest e-bike news roundup.

You know a business is starting to get taken seriously when financial news group Bloomberg starts to hype it. They recently did just that, revealing some interesting stats and quotes about the US electric bike market.

The article showed projected data for 2016 US e-bike sales to be around 152,000; small beer compared to the 1.6 million projected sales for Western Europe.

Whilst it will clearly take a while for the US to catch up, the idea may not be as fanciful as you think according to Claus Fleischer, who heads Bosch’s eBike division. The US market could develop ‘way faster’ than [Read more…]

Your Ugly Bike is a Badge of Honor

Troy RankBy Troy Rank of Maxwell Motorbikes.

Scars: Last Saturday I woke up, threw some pans on the stove, turned on the burners, and took a quick trip to the bathroom. When I returned the kitchen was filled with smoke.

In an unfortunate knee-jerk reaction, I yanked both pans off the stove  and splashed smoking hot bacon grease, all over my left hand.

Why should you care about my Kentucky Fried fingers? [Read more…]

Interbike E-Bike Report: Stromer, Bosch, A2B, BESV, Yuba, Xtracycle & More! [VIDEOS]

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The new Stromer ST2S was introduced while the ST2 won the Interbike e-bike of the year.

In this continuation of coverage from Interbike we have electric bike video updates from Stromer, Bosch, A2B, BESV, OHM Cycles, Yuba, Gocycle, Xtracycle, KTM, and Vintage!

Make sure you checkout the first part of e-bike Interbike coverage with videos of the new indoor test track, ProdecoTech, Raleigh, IZIP, Easy Motion, Juiced Riders, Blix & Wallerang, Magnum, and Haibike.

Enjoy the following e-bike video updates from the show! [Read more…]

Bosch in Town w/ Felt & Haibike E-Bikes, eShift, CX System, & More News [VIDEO]

felt haibike electric bikesBosch has been in Sedona, AZ (Electric Bike Report headquarters) this week presenting their system on bikes from Felt Electric, Haibike, and Cube in addition to announcing some new features and exciting news for 2016!

They have been at the Magura USA press camp that invites journalists from different cycling publications around the U.S. to come to Sedona to learn about new products and test [Read more…]

Electric Cargo Bike Guide [VIDEOS]

Spicy-Curry-riding-sideOne of the recent developments in the electric bike and traditional bicycle world has been the cargo or utility bike.

Cargo bikes are designed to carry loads that are larger and heavier than a traditional bicycle can carry like passengers, many bags of groceries, boxes, etc.

Electric cargo bikes offer an additional electric assist to the rider which allows them to carry a heavier load for a longer distance.

The electric cargo bike in many cases is a great alternative to driving a car for running errands and commuting to work.

Benefits of an Electric Cargo Bike

The average person who takes the kids to school, commutes to work, and needs to run errands around town can use this type of bike without getting too [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…]

Charged Up! 2014 Electric Bike Mainstream Media Event Report [VIDEOS]

Journalists swarm to ride e-bikes at the Charged up electric bike media event!

Journalists swarm to ride e-bikes at the Charged Up electric bike media event!

Yes, electric bikes are still relatively unknown to a majority of people in the US.

But hopefully that will change soon!

As a way to get the word out about e-bikes, Interbike (organizers of the largest bicycle trade show in the US) partnered with Outdoor Retailer to present e-bikes and other outdoor gear to a group of journalists from large mainstream media companies.

The Charge Up media event was held at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ and the location was selected because [Read more…]

Xtracycle EdgeRunner Cargo Bike with Falco eMotors Electric Bike Kit Review [VIDEO]

Are you looking for a way to ditch your car?  Well, the Xtracycle EdgeRunner cargo bike with Falco eMotors electric bike kit might be your car alternative or…….replacement?

The combination of this versatile cargo bike with electric assist truly provides a bike that can do a lot of the commuting and errand running that is traditionally done by car……..all while having more fun!

Commuting or running errands in a car is so easy; you just jump in and go.

Well this e-cargo bike has some of those same attributes and it can make the decision to ride your bike vs. drive the car a lot easier. [Read more…]

Xtracycle EdgeRunner with Falco eMotors Electric Bike Kit: Video, Pictures, & Specs

The Xtracycle EdgeRunner cargo bike with Falco eMotors 500 watt electric bike kit is in for testing and review!

The EdgeRunner is a versatile “longtail” cargo bike with many accessories options that help with carrying cargo and/or people.

Added to that is the Falco eMotors 500 watt motor and 36V 11.6 ah lithium ion battery.  The Falco kit is pretty high tech with a 5 phase motor, wireless display, and the ability to fine tune the kits performance with computer software (wirelessly).

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with this versatile electric cargo bike. [Read more…]