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Karel Kramer

BULLS E-BIKES COMING TO NORTH AMERICA

One of the brands offering test rides at the Electric Bike Expo in Tempe, Arizona is called BULLS. The brand has been in Europe for some time, and it has been in the e-bike market since 2010. BULLS has road and all-terrain models. This is the BULLS E-Stream FS Enduro 27.5: a high-spec model with […]

ELECTRIC BIKE EXPO RIDE DAYS NEAR YOU

Electric Bike Action just returned from the Electric Bike Expo opening event in Tempe, Arizona. It turned out to be a great opportunity for members of the public to get free test rides on popular e-bikes. The events are free for the public. In Arizona it was free parking as well. Everyone who attended was […]

SNOW: RIGHT JOB FOR THE TOOL

We have a good number of miles on e-fat-bikes at this point, but thanks to a annoyingly tenacious drought, we recently had our first opportunity to ride in fresh snow. We though these chubby-tired bikes were fun in mud and sand, but they are amazing in snow. Powder snow is a bunch of work (as […]

KARMA X FROM KARMA BIKES

What might look like just another high-end, pedal-powered bicycle is actually the Karma X City Edition e-bike. Weighing in at under 50 pounds, this carbon fiber ebike can hit top speeds of 28 mph with as many as 100 miles to a charge. www.karmabikes.com

BONCHO: WOULD YOU WEAR ONE?

Dutch bike maker Vanmoof is the final days of a kickstarter campaign for the “Boncho” bicycle poncho designed specifically for keeping cyclists dry in the rain. It has shattered its $16,300 goal — currently at $92,000 pledged — and as a result of the success, a number of significant enhancements are being made to the […]

HIGH-PERFORMANCE MID-DRIVES AT LOW PRICES

  Izip’s new-for-2016 E3 Vibe Plus has a clean and simple build with rim brakes, but it has a powerful mid-drive and an MSRP of $2099! Painted in a bright color with a low-step frame, the Vibe is easy to ride for any size rider. We had a brief ride on the Vibe, and is […]

RACE YOUR ELECTRIC BIKE

Despite the fact that we have not seen one all-terrain e-bike on trails that the rider actually bought (just test bikes), we’ve heard that a few local mountain bike racing organizations are considering adding classes for them. The only one confirmed is an e-bike event at the 2016 Sea Otter Classic at Laguna Seca in […]

JUICER BIKES CUSTOM E-BIKES

Juicer Bikes is a one-man custom shop in Los Angeles that builds radical looking custom e-bikes by hand. A distinguishing characteristic of the brand are the distinctive battery packs that are designed and situated to look like the cylinders of an antique v-twin motorcycle. Look for a feature in an upcoming issue of EBA. juicer.bike

BIONX: AN INSIDE LOOK

BionX is doing very well with its new D-series hub motors. The D-series has excellent torque to go with the well-known excellence of the company’s pedal assist programming. The D-series is a direct drive motor, but the coils and magnets are moved out from the hub. At Interbike BionX had this motor with cutouts in […]

SWEET SURFACE 604 CUSTOM FATBIKE

Surface 604 concentrates on a single model: the Boar E350 fat bike. The production bikes are available in white, black or bright green, but the company has this customized display model that tows a trailer with a surfboard on it. It is a definite looker. The production Surface 604 is a nice looking bike as […]