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MXUS 3000W V2, a Hot Rod Hubmotor

In early 2014, a few E-bike hot-rodders took a risk and bought a very large hubmotor direct from a Chinese company called MXUS, and the results were so good, this large hubmotor is now growing in popularity. For many years, the MXUS company has manufactured hubmotors for other companies to put their names on the sideplates, but…a couple of years ago, they began selling them under their own name. I mention this because the “MXUS” name may be new to

In early 2014, a few E-bike hot-rodders took a risk and bought a very large hubmotor direct from a Chinese company called MXUS, and the results were so good, this large hubmotor is now growing in popularity. For many years, the MXUS company has manufactured hubmotors for other companies to put their names on the sideplates, but…a couple of years ago, they began selling them under their own name. I mention this because the “MXUS” name may be new to

 

Sondors Electric Fat Bike Honestly Evaluated

I have been building, riding, and writing about electric fat bikes for years now…way before they became the hot thing. A few years back I reviewed the $500 Currie Trailz  and thought that this was a decent bike for $500.  This bike was powered by lead-acid batteries, it was very heavy, and was as ugly as sin…but performed decently. I said in that article and I say now that there is a place for a $500 decent performing electric bike. The Currie Trailz

I have been building, riding, and writing about electric fat bikes for years now…way before they became the hot thing. A few years back I reviewed the $500 Currie Trailz  and thought that this was a decent bike for $500.  This bike was powered by lead-acid batteries, it was very heavy, and was as ugly as sin…but performed decently. I said in that article and I say now that there is a place for a $500 decent performing electric bike. The Currie Trailz

 

Peugeot eDL-132, exotic French concept E-bike

The Peugeot eDL-132 mid-drive electric bicycle is a gorgeous example of a car company that wants to get some publicity with the growing trend of cars and motorcycles adding an electric-drive to their model line. Over the past decade, it has been rare for me to see any evidence of a Peugeot outside of France and the European Union (EU), but two years ago, the French company Peugeot decided to start making some bold moves, which would be needed if

The Peugeot eDL-132 mid-drive electric bicycle is a gorgeous example of a car company that wants to get some publicity with the growing trend of cars and motorcycles adding an electric-drive to their model line. Over the past decade, it has been rare for me to see any evidence of a Peugeot outside of France and the European Union (EU), but two years ago, the French company Peugeot decided to start making some bold moves, which would be needed if

 

2WD Fatbike, the Ultimate in Traction

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 sand…you may want to know how to get the maximum traction in these less-than-ideal conditions. This article is how to achieve that, by using a 2WD fat bike. We have written about 2WD electric bikes before, and we have also written about E-bikes with very fat tires. We are just now starting to see a

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 sand…you may want to know how to get the maximum traction in these less-than-ideal conditions. This article is how to achieve that, by using a 2WD fat bike. We have written about 2WD electric bikes before, and we have also written about E-bikes with very fat tires. We are just now starting to see a

 

2014, the ElectricBike.com Year in Review

“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it…if you live” -Mark Twain Well, another year has gone by, and the electric bicycle market hs continued to grow in North America. E-bikes remain hugely popular in Europe due to the $8/gallon gasoline, but…also due to the surprisingly low gasoline prices in the US ($2/gal in many places) I have a feeling that E-bike sales in North America probably took a dip the last two months of this year (more of a

“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it…if you live” -Mark Twain Well, another year has gone by, and the electric bicycle market hs continued to grow in North America. E-bikes remain hugely popular in Europe due to the $8/gallon gasoline, but…also due to the surprisingly low gasoline prices in the US ($2/gal in many places) I have a feeling that E-bike sales in North America probably took a dip the last two months of this year (more of a

 

Lightning Rods 2800W mid drive kit

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 is. We bought the first two production kits before they were even produced. I say that up front to give you an idea of how we feel about this particular mid drive kit. There is quite simply no other kit that you can add to your bike that comes close to what this kit can

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 is. We bought the first two production kits before they were even produced. I say that up front to give you an idea of how we feel about this particular mid drive kit. There is quite simply no other kit that you can add to your bike that comes close to what this kit can

 

Vector Electric Bikes from Ukraine

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 well-known. Vector E-bikes are manufactured in Western Ukraine. Although there has been some political unrest on the eastern border with Russia, Ukraine is a very large country, and Vectors are made near the western Polish border, in a very stable region. These models will likely be compared to the Stealth Fighter and the Qulbix Raptor,

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 well-known. Vector E-bikes are manufactured in Western Ukraine. Although there has been some political unrest on the eastern border with Russia, Ukraine is a very large country, and Vectors are made near the western Polish border, in a very stable region. These models will likely be compared to the Stealth Fighter and the Qulbix Raptor,

 

Piaggio’s new mid drive

  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 to commit to a significant electric bike, but their history shows that they are serious about this new product. They revealed this new model on the 4th of November at the EICMA 72nd International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy. ____________________________________________________ The History of Piaggio After the devastation of WWII, Piaggio switched from producing aircraft parts to

  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 to commit to a significant electric bike, but their history shows that they are serious about this new product. They revealed this new model on the 4th of November at the EICMA 72nd International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy. ____________________________________________________ The History of Piaggio After the devastation of WWII, Piaggio switched from producing aircraft parts to

 

Stealth has a new website, and model updates

  Stealth electric bikes has a new website, which can be found here, and they have also made some changes to the details of their three models of electric bike. If you are not yet familiar with Stealth E-bikes, they are the premier providers of high-powered “turn key” electric bikes. They are professionally designed and assembled in Australia, and they have full warranty support from a network of 39 dealers from around the world. __________________________________ B-52 Bomber Their flagship Stealth

  Stealth electric bikes has a new website, which can be found here, and they have also made some changes to the details of their three models of electric bike. If you are not yet familiar with Stealth E-bikes, they are the premier providers of high-powered “turn key” electric bikes. They are professionally designed and assembled in Australia, and they have full warranty support from a network of 39 dealers from around the world. __________________________________ B-52 Bomber Their flagship Stealth

 

Interbike 2014 in Las Vegas, 4 days in September

Interbike is the largest annual bicycle products convention in North America. Over 90% of the floor-space was populated by booths from conventional bicycle products companies (not electric), but there were enough electric bike vendors this year that I definitely wanted to go there, and have a look in person. The last day of Interbike (Friday), the convention was open to the general public, but be aware that…to participate in the first three days, you have to be registered ahead of

Interbike is the largest annual bicycle products convention in North America. Over 90% of the floor-space was populated by booths from conventional bicycle products companies (not electric), but there were enough electric bike vendors this year that I definitely wanted to go there, and have a look in person. The last day of Interbike (Friday), the convention was open to the general public, but be aware that…to participate in the first three days, you have to be registered ahead of