All posts by Eric Hicks

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.

​Ebike Battery Math: Volts, Amps, Amp Hou...

Dec 05, 201525 Comments

These days, awesome ebike battery packs constructed of quality 18650 cells are available to average bike builders thanks to  advances in 18650 DIY pack building

Bafang BBSHD 1000W Mini Review

Nov 29, 201511 Comments

Editor note: Here is a nice little review one of the first BBSHD customers wrote on the new Bafang BBSHD which is on Cyber Monday sale

Luna Cycle Comes out of Closet

Nov 27, 201540 Comments

Who is Lunacycle.com? First read this unbiased review on luna written by the excellent reviewer Karl at electic-fatbike.com   By the way Karl and I are

Haibike Xduro E-Bike Review

Nov 08, 2015No Comments

Editor note: The following review is a repost of Joe Goodwill’s awesome review on the Haibike. Nice job with excellent pictures.  For the full review

Evolution of Ebike Battery Packs

Nov 04, 20153 Comments

One of my favorite ebikes has gone through an evolution of battery pack changes in its five year life, which is a good illustration of

Bafang 750W BBS02 and the New and Improved ...

Oct 10, 20159 Comments

The Bafang 750w BBS02 and its soon to be unleashed big brother the Bafang 1000W Heavy Duty is creating a stir in the DIY and

Pedego Recalls 5000 ebike Batteries

Jul 05, 20157 Comments

Pedego Electric Bikes is voluntarily recalling the batteries from every e-bike it produced between January 2010 and September 2013. Pedego launched the recall, which involves

The On/Off Switch…the Nemesis of the ...

May 09, 201518 Comments

As the editor of electricbike.com, I have ridden a massive amount of electric bikes both home-built and commercial ebikes. Here is a weird stat: 100 percent

Brave New Electric World: 2015

May 01, 20152 Comments

Having heard so much good about gasoline cars, we decided to test drive one. They are said to combine cheap price with long range and fast

One Hour Electric Bike Conversion; Installi...

Apr 21, 201513 Comments

Editor Note: This is a repost of an important story we did back in our early days which shows a Mac geared motor kit  being installed in