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THE MINI-BIKE CRAZE

Mini-bikes are a hot, current trend, with the more popular models bringing back the look of the old-style bikes from the 1970s that were often powered by noisy lawnmower motors. As we would all hope, the modern electric incarnations are quieter, accelerate faster, and don’t put out any exhaust or leak fluids on your driveway. […]

A GREAT E-REAWAKENING

Story and photos by Jean Turner Only a month ago this world didn’t exist. Not for me. I was just like the many cars down below, whizzing past this beautiful stretch of rolling hills on the Southern California coast, unable to cherish the ribbons of trail drizzled across the landscape, twirling down into the canyon […]

WHEN IT COMES TIME TO GATHER

The Sea Otter Classic is an event that traditionally kicks off much of North America’s bike racing season. From road to mountain to gravel, it’s a huge festival, with over 350 brands participating with booths on the infield of the famous racetrack that offers the chance to see and learn about bikes and products, as […]

NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS—SKATES AND SCOOTERS

We can’t leave out the incredibly fun, small, somewhat affordable micro-mobility EVs, including scooters and e-skateboards. Though some are more expensive than some e-bikes, they’re more compact than an e-bike and an ideal option for the last-mile transportation to get you home from the train or bus. In some cities, you can merely rent one […]

ARE GRAPHENE BATTERIES THE FUTURE?

Okay, kids, time to put your lab coats on for this one, as today we’re going to talk about something called “graphene.” For years graphene has largely been just a theoretical material, thought to have incredible properties as a super-conductive material for batteries and being incredibly strong and light for building materials. Though much speculation […]

OVERHEATING AN E-BIKE CAN BE A BUZZ KILL, LITERALLY

OVERHEATING AN E-BIKE CAN BE A BUZZ KILL, LITERALLY Too much load on an e-bike motor can get it hot enough to trigger an error code that will usually trigger a fail safe mode. It’s one of the most common problems people find with budget brands. Truthfully, the majority of the bikes that can experience […]

GET YOUR E-BIKE LINGO HERE

There are a lot of terms used in the electric bike world that can be confusing, especially if you are unfamiliar with them. Some of the terms might even confuse an electrical engineer. We love e-bikes, and we want everyone to enjoy them, and knowing more about them makes your rides more enjoyable and can […]

WHEN THE CAR COMPANIES COME CALLING

Why would a car or motorcycle manufacturer want to make an electric bicycle? There are a number of reasons, starting with e-bikes being the cheapest way to get into the EV market. Not only do they cost less to build than a car or motorcycle, but even the prototyping is cheaper. A prototype car can […]

WHICH TYPE OF E-BIKE SHOULD YOU BUY?

Buying your first e-bike is only a little different than buying your next one. It can take the place of your car on many trips, it can help you relax in nature, and it can help you get to work faster when there’s gridlock. Our goal with this buyer’s guide is to help you decide […]

How To Get The Most From Your E-Mountain Bike

Even though all eMTBs come with various assist settings that can be changed on the fly, not everyone uses them to their full potential. It’s not uncommon for first-time users to just put them in Boost, Turbo, Ludicrous or whatever the highest setting is called and enjoy the speed. Others who may be intimidated by […]