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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

 

T-shirts now available from ElectricBike.com

We decided to make up some ElectricBike.com T-shirts for ourselves and some of our close friends. However, once we went through the process…we thought it might be worthwhile to make up a few more and sell them on our website. However…we’re not going to make something good for ourselves, and then try to slide by with selling crap to our readers. If this works out well and appear to be popular, we will offer more colors and more sizes…and possibly

We decided to make up some ElectricBike.com T-shirts for ourselves and some of our close friends. However, once we went through the process…we thought it might be worthwhile to make up a few more and sell them on our website. However…we’re not going to make something good for ourselves, and then try to slide by with selling crap to our readers. If this works out well and appear to be popular, we will offer more colors and more sizes…and possibly

 

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

 

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 scooters,

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 scooters,

 

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 Bomber

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 Bomber

 

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

 

2014 eZip Trailz Commuter, $750 with Lithium battery

The eZip Trailz has been a perennial survivor at the bottom of the lists of factory E-bike models for sale to the public for years, due to their low price. I haven’t been a fan of them…until now. Just to be clear, they didn’t suddenly improve the quality of an “entry level” E-bike…the bicycle part of this model is still the same as it was before (steel frame, no disc brakes, etc). Without the electrical kit, this bike is typical for the

The eZip Trailz has been a perennial survivor at the bottom of the lists of factory E-bike models for sale to the public for years, due to their low price. I haven’t been a fan of them…until now. Just to be clear, they didn’t suddenly improve the quality of an “entry level” E-bike…the bicycle part of this model is still the same as it was before (steel frame, no disc brakes, etc). Without the electrical kit, this bike is typical for the

 

Qulbix Raptor 140, slimmer with a bigger battery

The Qulbix Raptor has a devoted following as an off-road E-bike that will fit any one of the large and powerful rear hubs that are popular. The large stock battery space of the Raptor frame box is 160mm wide. This is the widest frame space for the battery that is available, and it allows LiPo packs to be mounted sideways. Our original article on the Raptor can be found here. Some builders wanted a Raptor that was just a little

The Qulbix Raptor has a devoted following as an off-road E-bike that will fit any one of the large and powerful rear hubs that are popular. The large stock battery space of the Raptor frame box is 160mm wide. This is the widest frame space for the battery that is available, and it allows LiPo packs to be mounted sideways. Our original article on the Raptor can be found here. Some builders wanted a Raptor that was just a little

 

Pininfarina Fuoriserie, A stylish Italian E-bike

At first glance, this is just a stylish and simple E-bike with a rear hub. However, the exciting part is…who designed it. Pininfarina is the design studio that is most well-known for creating the shapes of some of the most famous exotic cars in history. Not only did Pininfarina design these rolling works of art, these iconic automobiles influenced an entire generation of car designers. I will point out only a few, and include popular culture references about them to

At first glance, this is just a stylish and simple E-bike with a rear hub. However, the exciting part is…who designed it. Pininfarina is the design studio that is most well-known for creating the shapes of some of the most famous exotic cars in history. Not only did Pininfarina design these rolling works of art, these iconic automobiles influenced an entire generation of car designers. I will point out only a few, and include popular culture references about them to