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 Wiring…Defining the Rats-Nest

Apr 19, 201519 Comments

Editor note: Part 2 of a 4 part series on the wiring of DIY ebikes Make no mistake about it…there is no great deal of

Definitive Guide to Ebike Connectors

Apr 17, 201526 Comments

Editor note: Part 1 of a 5 part series on the wiring of DIY ebikes Choosing the right connectors for your electric bike battery can be a

Sondors Electric Fat Bike Honestly Evaluate...

Apr 08, 2015118 Comments

I have been building, riding, and writing about electric fat bikes for years now…way before they became the hot new thing. A few years back

The 3 Critical Components: Motor, Controlle...

Apr 07, 201510 Comments

Hot-rodding an ebike is not as simple as some people might think. That is because you need to consider three critical interlinked components when hot-rodding,

2WD Fatbike, the Ultimate in Traction

Jan 21, 20158 Comments

If you live where it snows in the winter, or where its rainy almost all the time, or…you live where there is a lot of

T-shirts now available from

Jan 21, 2015No Comments

We decided to make up some T-shirts for ourselves and some of our close friends. However, once we went through the process…we thought it

Lightning Rods 2800W mid drive kit

Dec 19, 201413 Comments

This is the most powerful production mid drive kit that you can run through the bikes gears, and the big surprise is how quiet it

S.P.A. Bicicletto, a Stylish Italian E-bike

Nov 29, 20149 Comments

SPA is a very old luxury/sport car company from Torino (often translated into English as “Turin”), in the north-west region of Italy (near the French

Vector Electric Bikes from Ukraine

Nov 23, 20146 Comments

Competition is a good thing, and this new E-bike company is about to compete in a big way with several upscale ebikes that are already

Piaggio’s new mid drive

Nov 14, 20145 Comments

The name of Piaggio is not well-known in North America, but they are a well-established brand in Europe. This Iconic Italian company has been slow