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

Non-hub version of Edgerunner cargobike rev...

Feb 24, 20132 Comments

Just as February is winding down, electric bicycle industry leader Justin Lemire-Elmore made a couple of big announcements on the home page of their website.

DIY non-hub builds, the why and how (part 1...

Feb 19, 201319 Comments

Common hub motor kits have a simple construction which keeps the price low (especially with Chinese mass-production). The low price and easy installation makes them

Third Element eSpire, German off-roader wit...

Feb 02, 20131 Comment

  Written by Ron/Spinningmagnets, February 2013 This is a very expensive German full-suspension E-Bike that is only available in Europe at this time. The drive system is

BH E-motion Neo Jumper, 350W E-bike series

Feb 02, 20134 Comments

Here’s a bike that you are unlikely to see in North America any time soon. This is an example of what happens when politicians of

GNG, an affordable 1,000W Mid Drive Kit

Jan 21, 201325 Comments

We have waited to write about the GNG kit because it proved to be immediately popular (’s leader Eric stumbled across the new GNG site in

Edgerunner, E-cargobike from Xtracycle

Jan 17, 20131 Comment

Xtracycle is a company that initially became famous for making an accessory that attaches to the rear of a standard bike frame to make it

Conway E-Rider, Mid Drive Off-Road Ebike

Jan 15, 20133 Comments

The Conway E-Rider is a German off-road E-bike that has high ground clearance, full-suspension with long travel, and a centrally-located non-hub motor with a factory

2013, year of the non-hub with gears?

Jan 14, 20135 Comments

Written by Ron/Spinningmagnets There haven’t been as many articles written here recently at, but we haven’t been just sitting around. There are lots of

Friction Drives; Ultra-light and Surprising...

May 24, 201211 Comments

A Friction-Drive (FD) is an electric bike drive system that spins a roller that’s pressed against the bicycles tire. FDs have been around for over