The Next Best Ebike Battery for 2013?

Apr 20, 201319 Comments

There is a recently introduced battery chemistry that we will likely be seeing a lot of soon. Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt-Oxide, or LiNiMnCoO2/NMC. Since Asian battery manufacturers have

Regenerative Brakes on Ebikes

Apr 20, 201330 Comments

Regenerative braking is very common on electric cars, and rare on electric bikes. Regen means that the electric motor is used to slow you down

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

Replacing or Upgrading Hub Motor Wires

Oct 27, 201215 Comments

This is the first in our series of ebike repair stories. Also, replacing the wires going into your motor is a great first step in

Torque Sensors on Electric Bikes

Oct 18, 201224 Comments

A torque sensor is a type of throttle that determines how much juice to feed the motor based on how hard the rider is pedaling.

Adding speed & comfort to your E-bike:...

Sep 27, 20125 Comments

Submitted by Larry Hayes  “Deerfencer”  As a former road bike devotee partial to 30-40 mile fast touring rides, back in the 1990’s I began experimenting

How to Lace an E-Bike Hub Motor

Sep 17, 20128 Comments

This article is primarily aimed at guiding a less experienced bike mechanic through rim replacement on an electric bike hub motor.  It also can be

Dogman; How To Crimp an Anderson Powerpole ...

Sep 06, 20128 Comments

So you need to crimp a just a few connectors on your e-bike but you don’t want to spend $45 on a specialty crimping tool

Watt Hours; Calculating E-bike Range

Aug 01, 2012127 Comments

Watt hours is a way to measure the energy capacity of a battery pack, so you know what to expect from your new E-bike in

E-Bike Hub Motor Factory in China

Jul 27, 20128 Comments

Visiting a Chinese factory these days is a rare and enlightening experience. For an E-bike fanatic like me, visiting a hub motor factory is like