Evolution of Ebike Battery Packs

One of my favorite ebikes has gone through an evolution of battery pack changes in its five year life, which is a good illustration of


52V battery packs, plus the 3077 FET we love, and you should too.

For years, the electric bicycle market used legacy designations for power system voltages, like 24V, 36V and 48V. This was because the earliest systems used


Water-proofing, and basic ebike trouble-shooting

Sooner or later, even the most expensive ebike can have a minor glitch. The problem is that…right now there aren’t a lot of ebike mechanics


Italdesign Giugiaro creates new flagship ebike for Gazelle

Royal Dutch Gazelle has been making bicycles since 1902, and they are a global bicycle powerhouse that is based in the Netherlands, but…most North Americans have


Bafang 750W BBS02 and the New and Improved DIY EBIKE

The Bafang 750w BBS02 and its soon to be unleashed big brother the Bafang 1000W Heavy Duty is creating a stir in the DIY and


Introduction to Electric Bicycles—10/13/15—A Unique Event

  Written by Turbo Bob The parade of electric bikes have been flowing through my event for the last 4 years.  Every spring and fall

#2   BBSHD   Left side

Bafang BBSHD 1000 Watt Drive-Preview Ride

  Editor note: Submitted by Turbo Bob I wouldn’t be surprised to find America’s motto “More power” inscribed somewhere deep inside this new mid-drive. Folks

#1 intro   Pedego Trail Tracker   Wheelie

Holy Horsepower Batman—Turbo Bob Joins the Crew

Editor note: We are proud to have Turbo Bob join our team. We welcome him and respect his work, even though he has a different take


Interbike 2015, in Las Vegas again!

The three biggest bicycle conventions each year are the Taipei Cycle Show in Taiwan (held in March), Eurobike in Germany (August), and Interbike in Las


E-bikes on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

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

The Italjet Ascot

Italjet Ascot, an E-bike with beautiful vintage style

Italjet is an Italian company that started in 1959 by a motorcycle racer who was contracted to Ducati. Recently, his son has decided to make a


Custom Build Gallery, Mark’s Cromotor Phatrod

This E-bike’s design is not subtle or sophisticated, it’s very simple. Take a large rear hub-motor, and feed it a huge amount of watts. It


Bafang BBS02, 750W mid-drive electric bike motor Kit Review

Editor note August 2015. We have re-written this story to make it more current as of today. “Spinningmagnets”  wrote the original version of this story two years


Five Large Hot Rod Hubmotors for Street E-bikes, the Double D’s

Direct drive hubmotors have remained popular for street E-bikes that are running hot rod amounts of power. Here is a list of some of the


Custom Build Gallery, Hellcat Cycles “Sparky”

This custom build is just a simple rear direct-drive hub at 72V, but what’s special about it is the frame the builder used. It is


Amazing new 18650 cells for E-bike batteries in 2015

The new 18650-format cells that are just now becoming available are an exciting milestone that changes everything in the high-performance E-bike world. Back in 2013,