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NAHBS 2014, Paul Daniels custom mid drive

Once a year at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS, in Charlotte, North Carolina)…custom-made one-of-a-kind bicycles are displayed to show off the builders skill, and to present new ideas

Once a year at the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS, in Charlotte, North Carolina)…custom-made one-of-a-kind bicycles are displayed to show off the builders skill, and to present new ideas

 

Qulbix Raptor, Offroad Hot Rod Electric Bike

The Qulbix Raptor is a high-performance E-bike frame that is made to allow a very large battery pack, and a very high-powered rear hub-motor. We’ve been wanting to write about the Raptor for some time, and since they just recently changed their company name from Torque to Qulbix, that makes this month a good time to finally delve into the details. Note: the “Qulbix” name was developed to have something that is very different than any other name out there.

The Qulbix Raptor is a high-performance E-bike frame that is made to allow a very large battery pack, and a very high-powered rear hub-motor. We’ve been wanting to write about the Raptor for some time, and since they just recently changed their company name from Torque to Qulbix, that makes this month a good time to finally delve into the details. Note: the “Qulbix” name was developed to have something that is very different than any other name out there.

 

Cromotor, Monster Hubmotor for Electric Bikes

Zvonimir is an engineer who lives in Croatia, between Italy and Greece on the beautiful Adriatic Sea (ES member HAL9000V2.0). In a recent story, we told our readers how he developed the Greyborg Warp frame, so builders could have the option of an electric bike that was heavy-duty, and could also hold the largest possible battery volume. It is a big success with over 200 frames sold worldwide to date. But Zvonimir doesn’t just design things by using computers, he

Zvonimir is an engineer who lives in Croatia, between Italy and Greece on the beautiful Adriatic Sea (ES member HAL9000V2.0). In a recent story, we told our readers how he developed the Greyborg Warp frame, so builders could have the option of an electric bike that was heavy-duty, and could also hold the largest possible battery volume. It is a big success with over 200 frames sold worldwide to date. But Zvonimir doesn’t just design things by using computers, he

 

Greyborg, High Power DIY Electric Bike Frame

We’ve written articles before on mild-assist electric bikes before, but…this…is NOT one of those articles. And before anyone posts a comment to make sure to say that this is an electric motorcycle with pedals…we know! The story of the Grayborg frame starts in 2001 with an engineer named Zvonimir (ES member HAL9000V2.0), who lives near Zagreb, in Croatia. This beautiful country is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, between Italy and Greece. Next to Zvominirs home is a steep hill

We’ve written articles before on mild-assist electric bikes before, but…this…is NOT one of those articles. And before anyone posts a comment to make sure to say that this is an electric motorcycle with pedals…we know! The story of the Grayborg frame starts in 2001 with an engineer named Zvonimir (ES member HAL9000V2.0), who lives near Zagreb, in Croatia. This beautiful country is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, between Italy and Greece. Next to Zvominirs home is a steep hill

 

Electric Bikes in the Snow

In the interests of full disclosure, I grew up in Southern California, which is famous for it’s mild weather. I now live in Kansas (Central USA), where there are only several light snow days per winter. So the information here is advice from friends and also what I’ve read (I read a lot). So, that being said…here goes! I’ve thought about collecting some helpful tips and writing an article on winter riding, and I recently found a Russian E-bike forum

In the interests of full disclosure, I grew up in Southern California, which is famous for it’s mild weather. I now live in Kansas (Central USA), where there are only several light snow days per winter. So the information here is advice from friends and also what I’ve read (I read a lot). So, that being said…here goes! I’ve thought about collecting some helpful tips and writing an article on winter riding, and I recently found a Russian E-bike forum

 

Electric Bikes in 2013, the Year in Review

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein “To keep moving is easier and faster on an electric bike” – Eric at electricbike.com Well, another year has gone by…so we’d like to recap a few developments. We’ve only been around for about two years. The first year we were simply finding our feet beneath us, but this last year…we really feel we have found our place in the world. There are several

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein “To keep moving is easier and faster on an electric bike” – Eric at electricbike.com Well, another year has gone by…so we’d like to recap a few developments. We’ve only been around for about two years. The first year we were simply finding our feet beneath us, but this last year…we really feel we have found our place in the world. There are several

 

Acron 250W mid-drive, and pizza delivery in Germany

While strolling around the internet, I stumbled across a pic of an electric pizza delivery bicycle that I hadn’t seen before. I thought our readers might be interested, so here it is. In the city of Hamburg (Northern Germany, near the Danish border), there is a pizza company called Joeys , and they decided to start adding several types of “green” vehicles to their operations. This would allow them to see what works best before expanding that idea to other cities.

While strolling around the internet, I stumbled across a pic of an electric pizza delivery bicycle that I hadn’t seen before. I thought our readers might be interested, so here it is. In the city of Hamburg (Northern Germany, near the Danish border), there is a pizza company called Joeys , and they decided to start adding several types of “green” vehicles to their operations. This would allow them to see what works best before expanding that idea to other cities.

 

UPS/FedEx/DHL using E-Trikes for delivery in Europe

November, 2013 About a year ago, the UPS depot in Dortmund Germany began a test program that used electric trikes to deliver packages around the older sections of town. The streets there are narrow, and the parking spaces are small. Also, Germany is trying about alternatives whenever they find a situation where a green solution might be appropriate. I haven’t found any information yet on the motor, the voltage, or battery chemistry, but…the top speed is 15-MPH (25 k/h) and

November, 2013 About a year ago, the UPS depot in Dortmund Germany began a test program that used electric trikes to deliver packages around the older sections of town. The streets there are narrow, and the parking spaces are small. Also, Germany is trying about alternatives whenever they find a situation where a green solution might be appropriate. I haven’t found any information yet on the motor, the voltage, or battery chemistry, but…the top speed is 15-MPH (25 k/h) and

 

The Pope gets an E-bike

I stumbled across this story today, and I as surprised that I hadn’t seen more about it in the media. Back in July of 2013 (four months ago) Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG (the parent corporation of Mercedes Benz) personally delivered a gift to the very popular Pope Francis…a Daimler Smart E-bike. I am not Catholic, but I recognize that the Catholic church is pretty huge, and the newest Pope is becoming popular with

I stumbled across this story today, and I as surprised that I hadn’t seen more about it in the media. Back in July of 2013 (four months ago) Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG (the parent corporation of Mercedes Benz) personally delivered a gift to the very popular Pope Francis…a Daimler Smart E-bike. I am not Catholic, but I recognize that the Catholic church is pretty huge, and the newest Pope is becoming popular with

 

3rd Element, German Electric Bike with MPF-5.0 mid-drive

3rd Element is a company that is located in the city of Gauting (in Bavaria, southern Germany, near the border of Austria). Back in February of 2013, I caught a glimpse of the 3rd Element eSpire, and it is very “eye catching”. I couldn’t find any information about it at the time and was only able to publish a grainy picture.

3rd Element is a company that is located in the city of Gauting (in Bavaria, southern Germany, near the border of Austria). Back in February of 2013, I caught a glimpse of the 3rd Element eSpire, and it is very “eye catching”. I couldn’t find any information about it at the time and was only able to publish a grainy picture.