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!
The release of Garmin’s new Edge 520 Plus GPS bike computer made a big splash in the world of cycling. It was an impressive upgrade, likely a response to increasing competition from the likes of Wahoo. But the Garmin Edge 520 Plus upgrade has caused a little confusion, because it seems to offer the same mapping and navigation capabilities as the more expensive Edge 820 and 1030. We clear up the confusion with two in-depth posts, Garmin Edge 520 vs 520 Plus, and Garmin Edge 1030 vs 820 vs 520 Plus.
This is a review of the Haibike sDuro HardSeven 1.0, the most affordable ebike in Haibike’s lineup of premium electric bikes. This is a rugged, good looking ebike, suitable for all kinds of terrains. This electric bike offers excellent value for money for those looking for a budget mountain ebike (eMTB). It also runs well on paved roads.
PeopleForBikes and BPSA are changing the ebike legal landscape, removing the ambiguity and making it legal for people to ride their ebikes on the streets. Thanks to these organizations, and with the addition of Connecticut earlier this month, 10 states now have common sense ebike regulations, that classify pedal-assist ebikes as bicycles on roads.
The Ariel Rider M-Class Ebike is a compact, very affordable cargo ebike. It is a very small bike that can be ridden by tall people, thanks to the fact that it is very highly adjustable. At the same time, it will not take up much space in your home, or in the trunk of your car. The optional front basket and rear rack enable you to haul a lot of cargo on a tiny bike.
In this post, John Murphy points out 7 financial reasons to buy an ebike. While many people see ebikes as expensive luxury items, you are likely to be surprised to find how many ways ebikes can actually save you money.
Here is a great video about how electric bikes can help people achieve their dreams. Paul Dieter lives in Seattle, Washington, and dreamed of becoming a bike commuter – but he faced some challenges. In this video, Paul explains how ebikes proved to be the solution, and how his FLX Trail electric bike has changed his life for the better.
Bristol based start-up design manufacturing company Revolutionworks has reached its £20,000 Kickstarter goal with its ebike system, Revos, which turns a normal bike easily into an ebike. The goal was achieved in just 12 days, when there were 14 days of the campaign still remaining. Now, there are just 4 days left. Although the goal was reached, there is still time for you to claim one of the rewards – such as a great ebike conversion kit at a great price. Read this post to see if this one is for you!
This is an account of the fun time we had on an electric bike tour of Florence, Italy. Ebikes provide a great way to see lot of a city in a short time. We highly recommend them! Ebikes are especially appropriate in Florence, because they enable regular people to ride up the sweeping hills that surround Florence, and see magnificent views that cannot be accessed on walking tours.
Here is our review of the Blix Vika+ Foldable Electric Bike. This ebike is stylish, powerful, and fun to ride. As a folding ebike, it is very versatile for those who wish to commute by bike.
Alizeti 300C is launching a simple, new, all-in-one, ebike conversion system on KickStarter. This KickStarter is going well, but there is still time to grab one of the rewards – including an all-in-one ebike conversion system for your existing bike. Alizeti aims to be as green as possible, allowing you to re-purpose your old bike as an electric bike, with all of the advantages that ebikes have. Plus, they have added lights and a horn as well.
FuroSystems’ two new full carbon fiber electric bikes are now available at discounted launch prices! The bikes are a folding e-bike and a mountain e-bike. FuroSystems has designed very stylish, ultra-light electric bicycles with strong carbon fiber frames that encase all electronic parts and cables – and is currently sell them at a very competitive price. Both of these e-bikes feature high quality, mid-drive motors and offer great range.
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!