Electric Bikes everywhere; past the “100 posts” mark

June 23, 2012

Things are going good. Got several good staff writers now….spinningmagnets, kingfish, and deerfencer. And for the most part we are ticking like a clock. I have been dedicating more and more time to the site…becoming like an obsession. This week I wrote 5 stories. culminating in the 10 fastest bikes on the planet story which is the one I am most excited about. We are getting a lot of good reference material down like kingfish’s 9C hub motor story which I will be able to link to in the future.

We got an unexpected submission from Roger and his recumbent story…I liked the story so much I am finding I want myself a recumbent. Also inspired by Cedric Lynch’s 60-MPH recumbent (pictured) which is more the direction I would like to go.  And another few submissions including an exciting story about a rider who is riding over the rockies on an electric bike, so we are actually back logged on stories to publish for next week.

We passed 100 posts total on the website,  and today we are officially 4 months old.  It has been an unbelievable amount of work but now I feel we are starting to become a real electric bike website that people will be able to reference for years  to come. I hope that we can help bring electric bikes into the mainstream.

Google must have realized it was our 4 month birthday, and  finally put us on the first page of the electric bike search…a goal of mine from the very beginning. I am not holding my breath. We were ranked 35 on that search yesterday, today we are ranked 5, and who knows where we rank tomorrow. But for tonight I am having a celebration with some electric bike friends to  enjoy just being on the front page…even for a day.

Traffic to the site is growing steadily.

The weather in San Franciso was absolutely gorgeous last week and I took a number of electric bike rides. For the first time I am starting to spot other electric bikes while out riding. I guess that is a good thing but it does have its drawback because I realize that tradtional cyclysts are not fooled any more by my electric bike and I get shouted at that I’m a “cheater” about twice as much as before.

Oh well.

I guess its better that its not our secret domain forever! But riding electric bikes feels like such a special sauce that very few know about….I guess that could potentially change. What a dichotomy! Anyway it has been a fantastic few years of having the bike lanes to my electrified self. And I guess I dont mind sharing with other E-bikers like myself.



Eric has been involved in the electric bike industry since 2002 when he started a 6000 square foot brick and mortar Electric Bike store in downtown San Francisco. He is a true believer that small electric vehicles can change the way we operate and the way we think.


  1. Congrats…great work. You’ve really become an invaluable resource for the electric bike community.

    The whole “cheater” commenting thing is fascinating. Is it our austere, Puritanical roots still haunting us after hundreds of years? Who cares how a bike moves down the road, whether motored, non- motored, or some combination of both? There’s so much bizarre self-congratulatory virtue attached with bicycling…at least in this country. In China, on the other hand, an ebike is considered a status symbol. Hopefully we’ll come around….

  2. Does anyone make a 72 volt 2,000 watt motor anymore?
    I was told cryslite no longer makes them.

    • You can easily run 2000 watt through the new lighter weight Crystalites with no problem. Read our crystalyte review story and then our hot rodders primer. 2000 watts would be easy, i run it through my crystalyte all day.

  3. i’m so happy on your ranking. i knew you would do well based on your quality articles and your dedication. ah i noticed you are not using disquss anymore. jetpack comments? that cool. best of luck to your endeavors. you should get the big players like justin le more involved and craig from optibike. also a facebook and twitter profile and youbrube its all about social media these days. i feel the endless spere forum while good on technical info is a tired way of communicating. threads like these is way better in my opinion

    • Thanks for your kind words and advice…I hope to get both Justin and Craig involved 🙂 I want to write story about Justin’s trip across Canada, and would like Craig to write story on the top secret contents of the Optibike battery pack 🙂 I have hung out with both those guys and they are both really cool.

  4. nevermind i see your sticking to disquss must be the new update

  5. iam so happy for your post , u can good ranking iam hope with you

  6. Good luck. I am thinking of an electric assist for my recumbent (Gold Rush). I want is to be inexpensive but capable of distance in the mountains. Any suggestions or links would be appreciated.

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