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ORBEA’S NEW RIDER SYNERGY CONCEPT AND NEW BIKES

Orbea is bringing out a new batch of electric-assist mountain bikes, called Rise, offering much lighter bikes with less assistance to provide riders a more natural feel and increased maneuverability on the trail while simultaneously offering greater range. They call it the Rider Synergy concept, or RS for short. Rise is aimed squarely at those who want a bike that can provide subtle electric assistance to allow them to go farther.

BikeFlights Offers New Reusable Bike Boxes

BikeFlights, an 11-year-old company with expertise in shipping bicycles, has created a collapsible, reusable, cardboard-based shipping case that offers the protective benefits of a high-end shipping case with a lower-cost, lower-waste package. Bikeflights has shipped bikes for more than 800,000 cyclists (we’ve used their services), and they’ve analyzed the reliability of various bike boxes and […]

AN INDIAN ELECTRIC FLAT TRACKER FOR KIDS

Indian Motorcycles now has an electric motorcycle for kids that looks like a ton of fun! It’s styled after the Indian FTR750 Flat Track racer, and it’s made for kids 8 & up with a rider weight of up to 175 lbs. It can be set up by parents for low or high-speed performance, with […]

TESLA ANNOUNCES GAME-CHANGING NEW BATTERY

Elon Musk announced a new battery type that Tesla will be producing for its cars. Dubbed the 4680, it is 80mm tall and 46mm wide. This battery eliminates the use of cobalt, one of the most expensive materials in the battery, one that is also dangerous to mine, and most of that comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Eliminating cobalt from a lithium-ion battery is something that battery scientists have been trying to do for years.

Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond Launches e-Bikes

Legendary Tour de France champion, whose cycling career transitioned to becoming a top bike manufacturer, is right now officially launching a line of e-bikes based on their knowledge of bicycle design and technology. Their two new e-bikes, the Dutch and the Daily, promise to be lightweight thanks to a full carbon frameset. Even the stem and […]