Technical

12 Ebikes that use a hubmotor as a non-hub

Jul 04, 2021No Comments

A direct drive hubmotor is affordable, simple, and robust. However, they turn at the same low speed as the drive-wheel. Electric motors perform best at

Competing EV charging plugs and Voltages

Mar 10, 2021No Comments

If you are old like me, you remember how Betamax was a competing format against VHS, when it came to renting video-taped movies (this was

Valeo Mid drive with integrated Effigear 7-...

Dec 19, 20201 Comment

There’s not a lot of information yet on this system, but it’s pretty interesting, so I’d still like to show what I found. ___________________________________________________ So

Use a Junked Chevy Volt Pack to Power Ebike...

Nov 27, 20203 Comments

A good friend of mine, Laurence who is also ebike obsessed rode his ebike from Ithaca, NY to Washington DC last year. This trip without

“Dr Chopper”, building Hot Rod ...

Sep 27, 20202 Comments

Hot Rod cruisers are a style where most people have a clear divide over whether they love them of hate them. That being said, Doctor

Five hubmotors with the controller built in...

Mar 21, 20204 Comments

If you have ever seen the inside of a direct drive (DD) hubmotor, the thought might have occurred to you that there is a surprising

Using ebike batteries to power your RV or t...

Dec 16, 20192 Comments

Many years of my life I have spent living in vans. My first travel van was an old 2001 Honda Odessey that I outfitted with

I just can’t stop: Best brakes for e...

Dec 10, 201911 Comments

Nothing sucks worse than wanting to stop quickly on your ebike and not being able to. In the last 5 years, I’ve tested dozens of

I’ve got the power: Using the Cybertr...

Dec 03, 20197 Comments

I watched the Cybertruck reveal and knew I had to have one because it was everything I had always wanted in a car but never

Electric vs Gas vs Diesel: When is a horsep...

Nov 16, 201912 Comments

I’ve driven every single fast car, fast motorcycle, big truck, and electric anything I can get my hands on in the past 30 years. I’ve