Reviews

What’s inside an 18650 cell? And why ...

Jul 26, 2017No Comments

There has been a boom in ebike builders making their own battery packs out of the popular 18650-format cells (18mm diameter, 65mm long), and I

The New 21700 format Lithium Cells in 2017

Jun 16, 20177 Comments

High-capacity packs using 18650-format cells have become popular, and we will have some interesting options soon with the new 21700 cells that are just now

Specialized Turbo Vado-S

May 25, 20172 Comments

Normally, I wouldn’t care much about a turn-key ebike that uses only 350W, but…the Specialized Turbo Vado-S shows that the E-division of one of the

Tangent Ascent 6000 watt Review- The Ultima...

May 17, 20179 Comments

Editor note:  There are a lot of exciting mid drives on the market…and some of us are ballsy enough to ride them and write about

Using cordless tool batteries for an ebike

May 11, 20177 Comments

If…the idea of using cordless tool batteries to power an ebike has ever crossed your mind? You are not alone. After some research, I found

Ferrofluid and Hubsinks for HOT Direct Driv...

Apr 02, 2017No Comments

Ferrofluid is an amazing substance if you own a large Direct Drive  hubmotor. It does NOT benefit geared hubs or mid drives, but…if you like

Stealth P-7, a street-legal commuter from a...

Mar 26, 20172 Comments

Most ebike companies start out selling mass-market street-legal commuters, and then slowly move into off-road ebikes with higher power. Stealth has gone the opposite route

Ebike Review Sites and Fees

Mar 17, 201710 Comments

Editor Note:   This was submitted by George Sears, a well respected voice in the electric bicycle community.  Full disclosure George was paid to write this

Upgrading Brakes, is it Worth it? (*YES!)

Feb 27, 201711 Comments

Most factory cable-operated rim brakes are actually pretty decent. Even so, their performance can be improved by simply swapping to better pads. However…I am getting

Unusual Ebike Pack Mounting Solutions

Feb 15, 20171 Comment

Most people who decide that they want to buy a kit and assemble it onto an existing bicycle frame? They have to figure out two