E-bikes on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Sep 06, 20157 Comments

Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the best-known “crowd-funding” sites. If you need money to start a business, and a bank won’t give you a loan…sometimes you

An unknown model of crank forward bicycle from Germany in 1922.

12 Crank-Forward bikes as an E-bike commute...

Jun 09, 20152 Comments

A crank forward frame means that the bottom bracket has been positioned a little more forward than it would be on most common cruiser frames.


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


Felt Lebowsk-e Fat Ebike Review

Apr 30, 20152 Comments

Editor Note: This review posted with permission from The New Wheel, a really good electric bike shop in San Francisco owned and operated by true believers

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

The affordable mid drive from Aldi.

Aldi stores carry Generic Bike with Bafang ...

May 25, 20143 Comments

Aldi is an unusual store. They are based in Germany and they are primarily a grocery store that is expanding into many countries. I was


3rd Element, German Electric Bike with MPF-...

Nov 07, 20136 Comments

3rd Element is a company that is located in the city of Gauting (in Bavaria, southern Germany, near the border of Austria). Back in February


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


Electric Bike Websites Converge; Power Poww...

Jul 06, 20126 Comments

July 5th, 2012. The owner and webmaster of Rob Means and Electro Ride shop owner Brian Howell (based on back end of met


My First Electric Bike Store in Fisherman&#...

Jul 04, 20121 Comment

Extreme Green Machines first store was in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, one block from Jefferson street. We started as an electric bike and scooter rental