The new HOPR e-bike places power in the hands of riders, and eliminates the need for expensive charging infrastructure. CycleHop, one of the largest smart-bike sharing operators in North America, just announced the HOPR electric bicycle, the first pedal-assist e-bike designed for bike share programs that includes electric drive capabilities powered by a portable rechargeable battery pack. Users will be issued with their own battery pack.
Here is news of an exciting new open source DIY ebike project that launched today on Kickstarter. The project offers an innovative new idea, in which an inventor offers to share his ideas with other people. If you are an electronics and cycling enthusiast, this one is for you.
FuroSystems is a London-based startup that is launching two new full carbon fiber electric bikes, a folding e-bike and a mountain e-bike. FuroSystems’ ambition was to design very stylish, ultra-light electric bicycles with strong carbon fiber frames that encase all electronic parts and cables – and to sell them at a very competitive price. Both of these e-bikes feature high quality, mid-drive motors and offer great range.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and the New York Police Department are waging war on ebikers, in the name of safety and Vision Zero. But why? There is no evidence that ebikers are a safety risk for anyone, and it seems that the only people who are being harmed by this merciless campaign are the vulnerable ebikers. Post includes video that explains why you should care about this issue.
I just published the new, third edition of How to Buy the Best Electric Bike. This brand new, updated and expanded edition 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. It also contains new research on the health benefits of electric bikes, and a practical guide to how to get fit with an electric bike.
Did you know that you can use an electric bike to get fit? An electric bike allows you to exercise without putting excessive strain on your joints and muscles, so that you can safely build your strength and fitness, even if you have not exercised for many years, or have health barriers and challenges. This post describes three different ways in which you can use an ebike to get fitter and healthier.
This post describes the health benefits of ebikes, based on scientific research and on the experiences of ebike riders. These benefits include getting significant levels of exercise, improving cardiac health, improving blood sugar levels, strengthening muscles, bones and joints, building confidence, being able to keep cycling as we age, and preventing serious diseases.
Have you ever thought about converting your bike into an electric bike by simply adding an electric wheel? Here is the experience of one reader, Stephen Rees. He bought an electric wheel called UrbaNext on a KickStarter to help him deal with the hills of Vancouver. Read about how it turned out for him!
A detailed description of converting a comfortable Giant Revive bike into an electric cargo bike with a Bafang BBS01 motor. This has created a powerful e-bike that is well loved by its owner, who uses it to commute, haul groceries, and get some exercise.
In-depth EVELO Galaxy ST E-bike Review. The EVELO Galaxy ST E-bike is a comfortable electric bike for people looking for a low-maintenance, powerful e-bike with a long range. The EVELO Galaxy ST E-bike has quality components and careful attention to detail. The EVELO Galaxy ST E-bike is ideal for anyone looking for an e-bike for commuting or recreational use. The step-through style means that almost anyone can get on this bike and ride off in style! It’s low-slung style makes it very accessible, and therefore ideal for someone who has not ridden a bike for a long time.
This post has suggestions for the best cycling gifts for the cyclists in your life. We have included cheaper options, and more luxury options as well. There is such a big selection, you are sure to find the gift you need right here!
Here are the best Black Friday cycling deals we could find. Black Friday cycling deals are surprisingly hard to find, due to the fact that “Cycling” is not a choice under most of Amazon’s drop down menus. But we searched hard, and have found some great stuff for you! Whether you want to treat yourself or get ahead of Christmas shopping, there are some great options here. All of these deals are for a very limited time, and some are going really fast, so if there is one you want, go for it fast!
We had fun recently assembling the Evelo Galaxy ST e-bike. It arrived in a flat box, in several carefully wrapped pieces, and turned out to be quite easy to assemble. Maggie did most of the assembling, while I took some photos. The end product was a stunningly lovely electric bicycle – that just happens to be superbly fully loaded too.
Check out the SMARTIE Folding e-Bike Kickstarter! It is billed as the smartest e-bike ever, and weighs in at just 35 pounds.
Garmin recently released an update to its flagship Garmin Edge 1000 bike computer, the Garmin Edge 1030! It is quite a nice upgrade. However, as we all know, when a new model comes out, the price of the old model instantly goes down. With the result that there has never been a better time to buy a Garmin Edge 1000 than right now!
E-bikes offer both younger and older seniors the opportunity to once again enjoy the health benefits – and the sheer fun – of riding a bike. Denver’s Bob Seible has found so much joy in his e-bike adventure that he now spreads the good news to other seniors. Bob has previously written about how he escaped isolation and enjoyed healthy exercise with an e-bike that he built himself! In this guest post, he writes about how he educates others about e-bikes.
Here is an interesting new e-bike called the DYU Smart Bike D1, created by the F-Wheel Company. It looks great, and has a cruising function, plus integrated front and rear lights. Weighing in at just 26 pounds with an aluminum alloy frame, you can carry it with one hand! It pairs up a 250-watt brushless motor with a 36 V battery, offering an innovative approach to transport in gridlocked cities.
I sometimes come across people who say, “Riding an electric bike is cheating.” I find this very strange, and sometimes infuriating. Usually, I am too furious to reply, and then lie awake all night thinking about what I should have said. So I wrote this post about why I think riding an electric bike absolutely is NOT cheating.
This is an in-depth review of the Specialized Turbo Vado ebike. The writer, John Knott, recommends this premium ebike for cyclists who wish to shop, commute, or just get fit.
Read all about a beautiful day spent riding Bosch-powered e-bikes around Lake Zurich in Switzerland!
For many people with health challenges, an ebike makes it possible to keep on cycling, even when it seems impossible. Denver man Bob Seible had got to the stage where he was trapped in his own home, too visually impaired to drive, and with too many health limitations to walk much. Now he gets around on an ebike, which he built himself! Read Bob’s inspiring story here.
Electric Bike pioneers FLX announce the launch of their BLADE electric crossover bike, a class defining electric bike that blurs the lines between bicycle and motorcycle. Check out the videos!
The Electric Bike Expo in Portland was cancelled just 8 days out from the event, due to the solar eclipse.
The Electric Bike Expo is coming to Portland this month. This Electric Bike Expo is a demonstration event that travels the USA, offering the opportunity to test ride more than 150 different ebikes on a closed test track, for free. What’s not to like about that? Plus, you get to learn all about ebiking and the latest ebikes, also for free!
Don’t miss the fast, powerful, and affordable new Morrison Electric Cargo Bike on KickStarter!
This is a review of the Thule 9032 Easy Fold Electric Bike Rack. This ebike rack is designed to transport up to two electric bikes weighing up to 66 pounds each. Clearly, this rack is intended to be much stronger than the average bike rack. If you are thinking of transporting an electric bike or two, you should seriously consider this rack. The post includes a video that shows how easy it is to install this bike rack – straight out of the box!
This is a review of my brand new Cube Elly 400 Hybrid Electric Bike. She’s an eye-catching, retro-styled, stylish, comfort city ebike. Her crank-drive electric motor works in synergy with her 10 Shimano Deore gears to give you plenty of power, while her 400 Wh battery makes sure you get home from work.
70-year-old Bob Seible decided to build an electric bike that would be tough enough to meet his needs. Most bikes are only intended for people up to about 220 pounds. Bob is in a higher weight class that that, so he wanted a good, strong bike – and he wanted it to be electric as well. Also, he was working to a pretty tight budget. So, this is the story of what he did. I found it very inspirational, and I hope you do too!
Pedelec cycling is about to become safer than ever. Bosch, the leading producer of motorbike safety systems, is about to launch the market’s first series-produced anti-lock braking system for eBikes. Due to this new development it will be possible to prevent the pedelec’s front wheel from locking up and also to limit the lifting of the rear wheel – thanks to an intelligent and innovative system. In this way the braking distance can be shortened and the risk of falling over the handlebars will be reduced.
Vintage Electric Bikes has just launched the Café – a beautiful new electric bike with retro styling. The bike sports integrated components and a powerful, silent hub motor with five levels of assist.
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.