Here is a video that shows how to install a BionX Electric Assistance Kit to your bike. You just retrofit your existing bike with a new back wheel (which has the hub motor built in), a battery, and a console to control it all.
Maggie and I recently did an electric bike tour of the extraordinary and unique city of Paris. It was called the Paris Charms and Secrets Electric Bike Tour, and it turned out to be the highlight of our entire Paris trip. Best of all, this tour is possible for most people, thanks to the smoothly running ebikes that make it possible for 50-year-olds to cycle with 20 year olds! The ebike is a great equalizer, but you still get exercise while being educated and entertained.
I just published the new edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike. This brand new, updated and expanded edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike is published in collaboration with Turbo Bob and the Electric Bike Review, two of the greatest ebike reviewers and bloggers in the world. As a result, this new edition includes many more reviews of new, quality electric bikes. For a very limited time, I am offering the new edition for a discounted price, cheaper than the first edition.
There is a lot of confusion online about what we mean by a Pedelec bike. This post aims to clear that up by explaining what a Pedelec bike is, the pros and cons of a Pedelec bike, and the various kinds of Pedelec bikes.
Bafang introduces single and 3 speed rear hub motors for compact and folding bikes. Bafang, the leading manufacturer of e-mobility components and complete e-drive systems, will announce a series of new rear hub motors at the upcoming Taipei Cycle Show. Following the strong demand in small wheel bikes globally the Bafang engineering team developed two new motors for 14”-, 16”- or 20”- wheel bikes.
In-depth Ampere Electric Bike Review. Shocke Bike’s Ampere cruiser e-bike is a comfortable electric bike for people looking for a relaxed, upright ride on a powerful e-bike with a long range. The Ampere electric bike offers quality components and careful attention to detail for an affordable price. The Ampere is an ideal urban e-bike for anyone looking for a cruiser bike that can be part of their relaxed but healthy life style. The Pedelec system ensures you can get as much – or as little – exercise as you like. And the combination of step-through style and optional throttle pull-off means that almost anyone can get on this bike and ride off in style!
In this post, guest author Carl Turner explains the basics of how electric bikes work, and the different variations of electric bikes available. Learn about the differences between throttle controlled e-bikes and pedelecs, as well as hub-drive and crank-drive motors. And if you’ve ever wondered what regenerative braking is – we’ve got that covered too! Finally, Carl addresses the myth that electric bikes don’t give you any exercise.
If you’re interested in electric bikes, you’re interested in batteries! Here is an infographic with a whole lot of interesting information about the state of the art with batteries, courtesy of Visual Capitalist. This infographic shows the challenges for battery technology, and the 10 most important properties to consider when choosing the right battery.
Here are three case studies of seniors who have come back from illness by exercising on electric bikes. The challenges they faced included multiple heart attacks, cancer, neurological problems, and stroke. But they didn’t let that stop them – they got out there on e-bikes, and they kept on exercising and enjoying life! Because of cycling on e-bikes, they have all enjoyed an improvement in their health, and a better quality of life. And they are all bravely modelling how to NOT go gently into that good night.
In-depth Spark Electric Bike Review. Shocke Bike’s Spark bike is a highly recommended, fully loaded electric bike with quality components for an affordable price. This ready-to-ride e-bike offers great range, and can be used on the street and off-road, thanks to the rugged construction with military-grade aluminum and SR Suntour shocks.
72-year-old Philip Middlemiss is cycling again as he recovers from heart surgery, stroke, and cancer. His health improves daily as he enjoys cycling with the assistance of an electric bike. Electric bikes make cycling possible for so many more people. And because they make exercise both possible and fun, they can enhance health and quality of life even for people with severe health challenges.
This review of the P 350 DV and P 350 RL BionX Electric Assist Kits was written by guest poster Dr. Len, who is 80 years old and a big fan of BionX. Dr. Len and his wife (also 80 years old) are now cycling many miles every week, and at a good pace too, thanks to their Bionx Electric Assist Kits!
Looking for the best gifts for cyclists? Here’s our list of 7 of the best gifts for cyclists. This list is for you if you have a special cyclist in your life – a parent, a spouse, a child, a best friend – and you want to find them a luxury cycling gift. Price tags on these gifts range from around $50 to over $300. None of them is cheap, but each is a very special, high quality gift for a cyclist.
Here are quick links to our Best Posts about Winter Cycling. Check them out – we’ve covered all of the most important issues and questions about winter cycling, from jackets to balaclavas to getting your bike ready for winter!
Here are quick links to our Best Posts about Bike Lights. Check them out – there are posts to answer all of your questions about bike lights.
How to use an electric bike for sports rehab. An electric bike enables you to exercise without much strain on your joints and muscles, so that you can safely rebuild your strength and abilities.
Are you having a problem figuring out how to carry a water bottle on your electric bike? This problem is caused by the geometry of ebikes. The need to accommodate a motor and a battery often means there is no space left for a water bottle cage. Here’s a cheap, elegant and effective solution!
This post is a guide to the different types of electric bikes – a great starting point for anyone who is thinking about buying an electric bike. The types of electric bikes covered include electric hybrid bikes, electric mountain bikes, electric folding bikes, electric comfort bikes, and electric trikes.
This is a review of the Prodecotech Stride 400 Electric Bike, conducted by the completely independent organization LEVA (Light Electric Vehicle Association). The verdict: good looking, powerful bike with surprisingly good components at the price point – enthusiastic approval!
Here’s news of a brand new, affordable electric bike with great range – FLAUNT Electric Bicycles are currently on Indiegogo, with the opportunity to snap one up at a much reduced price! This information was supplied to our Electric Bikes Blog directly from FLAUNT Electric Bicycles.
Ever wondered, how many calories can you burn on an electric bike? Well, here’s the answer – and it will most likely surprise you! This post shows some surprising stats about how many calories are burned on an electric bike. It also highlights recent research which proves the health benefits of pedelec electric bikes.
What electric bike motor size do you need for your electric bike? Here’s a post all about how to decide what electric bike motor size you need for your electric bike.
Ron Wensel is a heart attack survivor who still cycles – a lot! He joins his wife on group rides, and they even do extended cycling tours. Ron makes sure that he does not trigger another heart attack by using a combination of a heart rate monitor and an electric bike that he designed himself […]
I recently met Don and Keith Suhan, father and son team who are the proud creators of the fastest, most powerful electric mountain bike range I have seen to date: Sunahme Electric Bikes. Sunahme Works is based in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where Don and Keith design the bikes, and also assemble and paint […]
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, the team at Shocke Bikes conducted an experiment to examine the efficacy of commuting to work using an electric bike as compared to a car. You may be surprised to see how it all turned out! What initially started out as a challenge between two co-workers ended up as quite a […]
I’m not Biking, I’m Commuting! Guest post from Nick Switzer, who enjoys commuting on his electric bike As I left my office last Friday, excited for the weekend to begin, I could not wait to get on my electric bike for the quick ride home. I stowed my laptop in my pannier, donned my helmet […]
BH Easy Motion Neo City Electric Bike – Perfect for Bike Commuters The Easy Motion Neo City electric bike from BH is an ideal bike for bike commuters, especially if your commute is challenging – for example if you are dealing with hills, long distances, or rough urban roads and bike trails full of potholes. […]
The Emotion Street 650 from BH is an ideal bike for women. I use it for commuting as well as weekend leisure rides and running errands. You can read here about how I have started using this bike more and more, moving step-by-step to greater health and a car-free life. Below is a video where […]
Electric bikes have many benefits. They get all kinds of people outside and exercising, and opting to cycle instead of drive reduces emissions and also reduces traffic congestion. But have you ever wondered: “How do Electric Bikes Work?” This post explains the basics of how electric bikes work, using an animated infographic that explains exactly how electric bikes work, a video that shows how easy they are to operate, and a video to show how they help you to get up hills.
Is an ebike still a bike? I am saddened by the furious anger that some cyclists express when the subject of electric bikes come up. They seem to think that electric bikes are more of a problem than cars, and should not be allowed on bike paths. In fact, electric bikes are just another kind of bike. People who buy ebikes cycle further than people who buy regular bikes, and become much fitter than they would have if they were driving instead of ebiking. Electric bikes make the fun and health benefits of cycling accessible to almost everyone, and that is a wonderful thing!
Pedal Easy Electric Bikes are Versatile, Lightweight Commuter Bikes Ron Wensel is a Canadian engineer who has spent years testing and developing bike frames, batteries and motors, and has successfully developed a range of hand-assembled, lightweight, strong, easy-to-ride commuter electric bikes at an affordable price (around $1,500). I have been test riding one of his […]