All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

The LMX64, a powerful freeride E-MTB from F...

Nov 01, 20193 Comments

A “freeride” bicycle is used to go up a steep hill, and the hill is so steep that when you start to go downhill, you

Switched Reluctance motors, an old design i...

Oct 12, 20191 Comment

Reluctance is an engineering term that (as far as I can tell) means that when you create an electromagnetic field (in the shape of a

The Electric Mini-Bike Craze, 10 Models

Oct 09, 20193 Comments

When I was young, one of my favorite memories was riding a minibike. For readers who may not know where that term comes from, back

A history of all these weird electrical ter...

Sep 29, 20192 Comments

I find this crap interesting. I readily admit that someone can be very good at building electric bikes, and still not know anything about the

Batteries that last 20 years? YES! (Single-...

Sep 09, 20194 Comments

We wrote about how to double the life of your expensive lithium battery packs back in March of 2017 (for that story, click here). This

US National Parks now open to ebikes

Sep 02, 20193 Comments

As of August 29, 2019…the US Secretary of the Interior will allow pedal-assist ebikes in all US national parks, and according to order number 3376…”Sec.

Sur-Ron for $169?

Aug 29, 2019No Comments

This…is a SCAM! I wouldn’t have thought that I would have to write about this, but if you shop around for any product, and there

Walmart selling ebikes, and why I don’...

Aug 25, 20191 Comment

Don’t get me wrong, I buy toilet paper, food, shampoo, and other household items from Walmart, just like millions of other consumers, but…I have some

The Luna Wolf Pup Battery Pack

Aug 10, 20195 Comments

Last year, Luna Cycles produced a battery pack that was fully potted, and every cell is individually fused. They call it the Wolf pack. This

The Revel Propulsion Lightweight 450W Mid D...

Jul 27, 20192 Comments

This is a new product, but it’s coming from someone we have known for a long time. Paul Daniel was formerly an engineer at Brammo