About Electricbike.com

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Eric Hicks was commuting every day in the challenging terrain of San Francisco on a high powered electric bike,  an electric bike that  changed his  life . He soon convinced many of his friends to buy electric bikes, so he would have people to ride with. Regular Sunday rides through beautiful San Francisco occurred, with large gangs of ebike riders. Many of these riders had frighteningly fast home built electric bikes, and before you knew it dramatic ebike races ensued.

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Eric saw a real need to document the exciting movement he was a part of.  Electricbike.com was started by Eric in 2012.

He is part of a group of enthusiasts committed to movement via electric bike. He is a true believer that  electric bikes should and will become a viable form of transportation.

Eric knows first hand the potential in the available technology  for electric bikes, and sees a real need to write, review, and provide honest feedback to help people realize the true potential of  ultra light electric vehicles.

We’d like to welcome Ronald Roberts to the staff. Ron started here a few years ago when he volunteered to spell-check the site, and he had already established himself as a well-read enthusiast concerning every aspect of the E-bike world with his postings on the worlds largest E-bike chat forum, endless-sphere.com. You can find his postings or ask him questions under the user-name “spinningmagnets”.

“I am very pleased to be a part of the electricbike.com team. I was a submarine mechanic in the US Navy, and later worked on aircraft hydraulics for McDonnel Douglas. I currently live in Kansas and work at a municipal water treatment plant, and other than reading and writing about electric bicycles, I most enjoy helping with development projects to explore new E-bike products, to see what’s possible”.

Ron can be contacted at Ron at Electric bike.com

Ron, in the winter of 2013.

Ron, in the winter of 2013.

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  1. Hi, I am interested in the new Juiced Riders ODK U500. I searched for a write up here and got the version 2. Will you be reveiwing this bike? interested in your take and comparison from the version 2

    • Dear Sir,

      We are a factory of e-bike with competitive price and good quality.

      Just wondering if you still need to purchase, If so,pls contact me back,we will send you our catalogue and best price order.

      Would you pls kindly send us your contacting num?such as WhatsApp or Skype,

      Many Thanks,




      • Hello, I need in bike factory for producting bikes. Send me your web site on my e-mail: proekt-63@mail.ru ,please . Alex.

        • Already sent email to you.my email is sales@songihk.com
          This is Abby from songi company,a chinese famous E-bike manufacturer.
          We have many hot sale mini E-bikes
          We already cooperate with many famous companies.
          All of our items have patents.
          And we are a strong company.
          We want to be your supplier.

      • Hello,

        I need to start my own ebike buisness.Could you please share your website or catalogue on my e-mail.

      • Hi Shirley

        My name is Justin, from Gogobikes.org, in Atlanta, USA. Our company Gogobikes.org is an online store that specialises in Electric Bicycles and would like to discuss becoming a retailer. We are set to launch our advertising campaign in 60 days and our team would love to include your products in those campaigns. We have seen your products and would like to add some to our online collection.

        Have a look at website at gogobikes.org. Please send me your catalog.
        If you have any paperwork you need us to look over and sign before setting up our account with you, please send that over and i will get it back to you shortly.

        Thank you | Justin Chow | Sales at Gogobikes.org

        • Good day.

          This is Abby from songi company,a chinese famous E-bike manufacturer.

          We have many hot sale mini E-bikes
          We already cooperate with many famous companies.
          All of our items have patents.
          And we are a strong company.
          We want to be your supplier.

      • Hi Mr.Eric Hicks & Ronald Roberts,

        I am an electric bike enthusiast,In order to know more, i work in battery bms manufacturing. I learn more about the batteries and bms.

        I hope i could learn e-bike from you. hope we can build a contact.my whatsApp: +86 18939208322


  2. Hi! we developed a new system able to offer runflat effect on e-bike. It is based on a patented valve. Using a tubeless ready rim, we can install our double chamber system and then no way to get the tyre out of the rim. In case of puncture, you can go on riding using the second chamber. Now we developed also the rims ready for the system. It is not a prototype, we are already selling and I guess everybody will look at it in next exhibtions.If any interest, let me hear. Thanks,

    • Dear Sir,

      We are a China manufacturer of e-bike waterproof plugs with premium quality.

      Please feel free to contact me if any interest.

      The professional consulting services can be offered.

      Looking forward to serving to you!




  3. Hi, I have some interesting Ideas to share with the same area of generating electric power to make a comfortable ride. Please share email ID.
    Thanks & Regards,
    Vishal Pawar
    +91 9619948654

  4. Hi,

    The latest and greatest in battery technology!
    All New Li-NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cells provide more power lighter weight smaller size and 25% more range than LiFePo4 chemistry!
    Easy for serial or parallel for any battery pack
    Two or more packs can be set up in parallel for for extreme range
    Fully UN 38.3,MSDS,UL,CE,ROHS Certified
    All Westart NCM cells are ready for export worldwide
    Discharge rate 10C, nominal voltage 3.7V,Capacity 10Ah, 20Ah,25Ah,30Ah available.
    can be customerized voltage, capacity and size.
    reach us at sales@szwestart.com thanks!

  5. Hi! This is Bang Lee from ATLab Inc. We have low power and high sensitive capacitive sensing technologies. In touchscreen application, water immune, operating with normal glove, force sensing, etc are well matched to e-bike applications. Another is proximity sensing for power control.
    You may find videos by searching YouTube with “DigiSensor”.

  6. Hi ,this is Mark from Zone Power Systems(Suzhou) Co., Ltd., We are professional Li-ion battery manufacture in this field.we produced materials,electrolyte,cells and pack finally that we can provide you most competitive price,widely used in E-bike/E-motorcycle, Digital items, Energy Storage/Solar, Power tools, Wireless Vacuum cleaners, Power tools, Garden tools, Automatic Guided Vehicle, Medical devices,etc.
    Pls contact with me at :mark.zhang@zonepowers.com for best cooperation!

  7. I’m looking for a rear tire for my Badsey racer size is 7.5/11.5/5 the original tire was made by Bridgestone . Any help is apreciated Theron

  8. Electric mid-drive + Vespa-like scooter + typical scooter twist-and-go cvt?

  9. Hey Eric! We’re a market research firm based in LA. We’d love to speak to you about an upcoming e-bike research project we’re working on. If interested, please send us an email at tyler.benes@keltonglobal.com

  10. Hi, this is robin from umagnets.com, this is a beautiful site for people who like ebikes, as the importmant part of building yourself ebike, the neodymium magnets is useful. we are a manufacture of neodymium magnets with 10 years. we have over 20 million magnets in stock, so order from here: umagnets.com

  11. We’re professional lithium-ion battery manufacture for e-bike, e-scooter and harvboard etc.
    Please kindly feel free to contact if any request.
    Customized battery is accetpable.

    Email: angelama@knaptech.com

  12. Lili from Shenzhen Vapcell Technology Co.,Ltd. our company is a professional lithium battery wholesaler has many years of experience.
    So we’d like to take the opportunity to establish business relations with you.
    Briefly introduce our strengths:
    Our company established for many years, has its own brand, also wholesale Samsung, LG,SONY,SANYO,Panasonic, brand batteries.
    Our own brand of batteries are bought insurance.
    Many of our batteries have been tested by Mooch, raising the brand’s profile.Make customers feel more secure.
    Our company has been selling hot batteries recently which will surely be popular in your local market. I think you will like them, so I contacted you and wanted to show them to you.
    Would you be interested to have a look?If you want to see it, please reply and I will send you the whole catalog for your reference immediately.
    Please contact : judy@wlspower.com skype:+86 188 2374 8693

  13. Dear Sir ,
    We are Taishan Sports ,a professional sports and carbon bicycle UCI approved manufacturer ,we would love to help you to make new products test and production .Please send me email if there have a chance to cooepration —philiplee@taishansports.com .
    Best regards

  14. Hi,
    We are Beite electric bike factory, manufacture models of city, folding, mountain and fat tire, ebike kits and spare parts can fit for various function.
    Please contact us if having interest in, http://www.beitebike.com, whatsapp:+86 152 6862 4766

  15. Hi,sir
    I just wanna be your battery supplier.
    We supply lithium/Lifepo4 /Ni-mh/Ni-cd/ER/Power tool batteries with more
    than 30 years battery technical experience and provide a competitive price.

    Customize battery is one of our main product service, business fields in military tank battery ,
    tool battery,EV battery,energy storage battery, medical equipment battery, LED light battery,
    E bike/car battery, daily portable battery, etc.
    Call me ,let’s talk details.

  16. Dear Eric,

    We 7swords is a professional cnc machining factory. With our 5Axis mill HAAS equipment. We are able to perfect machine titanium bike parts.


  17. Mid-Motor Folding E-BIKE is coming, unique patent design, picture as below:

    1, 26inch Middle motor Fat tire E-bike
    2, Super big size, more than 2m.
    3, 48V 1000W Bafang motor
    4, 48V 17.5A Panasonic battery
    5, Bafang LED display, can show battery/speed/OD..etc with Bluetooth function.
    6, Shimano 7speed shifter.
    7, Max speed: 55km/h (Male, 175cm/80KG), 50km/h (Male, 195cm/95KG).
    8, Mileage: 70-90km
    9, Camouflage color
    More details, please contact us

  18. I need to order some parts for my smart e-bike can you direct me

  19. Great website! I Run an electric bike company out of Kelowna British Columbia Canada. I noticed you dont have much on Ebike conversions . I’d love to write a few articules for you guys and give insight on another option of electric bikes. Please check out my website at https://www.OkanaganEbikes.com
    Shoot me an email we can chat

  20. The Nevada law says:
    1. motor that is no bigger than 750 watts,
    2. maximum speed of 20 MPH or less on flat ground.
    3. Electric bicycles may be ridden on roadways where the posted speed limit is less than the traveling speed of the device.

    Does the above laws mean I can not ride on any rode where the speed limit is greater than 20 mph ?

    • The law typically means you cant go faster than 20MPH UNASSISTED. which means a throttle only no pedaling. It’s quite easy to go faster than 20MPH on even a regular bicycle. Road bikes can get up to 25+ mph. So I would look for clarification on the wording of the law in your state.

      my business – https://www.OkanaganEbikes.com

  21. HABPOWER is specialised in battery R&D,manufacture and sales,we provide ebike batteries with competitive price and high quality.

  22. HABPOWER is specialised in battery R&D,manufacture and sales,we provide ebike batteries with competitive price and high quality.https://www.habpower.com,Emial:jason@habpower.com

  23. Cheers to Eric, Ashley, Ron and Karl

  24. How do I determine what cable I need to charge my electric bikes – E3Path – older don’t know much about bike but it was donated to my non-profit and I want to fix it up but the cable is gone. Also I need the key to remove the battery. Thanks in advance

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