Custom Build Gallery, The Appel Cruiser

Here is an ebike where the builder is using a common hubmotor, but…he is mounting the motor into the frame, and connecting it to the

Mubea introduces a motor/transmission combo mid-drive at Eurobike 2018

Mubea from Germany introduced a high-end mid-drive at Eurobike 2018 that has a gearbox for the motor to use, and…the gears are located by the

LAPD selects the Bulls Sentinel for trial run

In June of 2018, the Los Angeles Police department began using 20 electric bicycles to evaluate their possible use for community patrols. Here’s what I

Using a Gates Belt…a BBS02 mid drive gets UNCHAINED!

The Bafang 750W BBS02 was an instant success as soon as it was introduced. However, almost immediately…some of the enthusiasts asked if they could ditch

NYX Carbon Fiber Frame Kit, from Quebec

The NYX frame kit uses carbon fiber in the construction of the main frame battery compartment, and using this light and strong material makes this

Sur-Ron Firefly Videos

The Sur-Ron Firefly electric motorcycle has turned out to be very popular, so I’m adding links here to a few videos to provide an inside

Electric Bike-Share programs finally in the news

Bike-share programs have been around a few years now, but…this past year I am finally seeing ELECTRIC bikes being tried as an option. I think

BionX reorganization? (they’re NOT calling it a “bankruptcy”)

The BionX ebike power system has been an odd member of the ebike community. It has struggled over the years, and here’s what I found

Luna Cycle Announces Wire Bonded Ebike Battery Packs

Luna Cycle has usually been tight-lipped about its battery technology, and recently has decided to come out of the closet about their assembly methods. Thanks

38 custom electric bike builds (with more to come)

When I started writing for electricbike.com, one of the things I wanted to accomplish was to expose some of the great custom garage-builds to a

Hands on building a mid drive e-trike

Guest post by Brian Lynch Ok, so you want to build an e-trike. Yeah, me too. Above is the result. Goal achieved, bye, thanks for

Ferro Fluid Installation Guide

If you want to install Ferro Fluid in your large direct-drive hubmotor, this is a pictorial to help you do that. Ferro Fluid (FF) doesn’t

Sur-Ron Light Bee/Firefly MX Electric Bike

Sur Ron is a new light electric off-road electric motorcycle. I feel a little odd calling it a motorcycle, but it doesn’t have pedals (without

Build a Great-Looking Ebike Battery Box for Less Than $150

by Patrick M. They say necessity is the Mother of Invention. That was certainly the case when I decided to build my own hard battery

Custom Build Gallery, the Laprise Boardtracker

This tribute reproduction of a vintage board-track racer really impressed me, and it is one of the most exciting ebikes I’ve had the pleasure of

The DIY Junkyard E-BMX Friction Drive

I have seen youtube videos on a regular basis that show an old cordless drill being used as a drive-motor for a small bicycle. I’ve