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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 […]

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

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 […]

IZIP E3 PROTOUR SPORT COMMUTER

Sporty super-commuter bikes like the Stromer and Kalkhoff have a new competitor from Izip in the new-for-2016 E3 Protour. Using a new 500-watt Currie Drive mid-drive, the fully equipped Protour looks like a very sporty ride with plenty of go-power. A brief ride on the bike has left us anxious for a bike for a […]

2016 E-JOE SPOTTED

After a beginning as the company that boasted it made e-bikes for average Joes, e-Joe is starting to pay a bit more attention to style. Its bikes have always offered good value for a reasonable price, but starting with the 2015 Koda, they have added style and performance to go with the low price. At […]

BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Battery tech company RPE (www.rpe-na.com) has a plan in the works to build custom RPE Ripple e-bikes, but one of these prototypes was stolen, and that derailed the plan. Hopefully the delay is temporary, but if you see this bike, contact the company.

MORE STRIKING VINTAGE-LOOK E-BIKES

A reader on the Electric Bike Action Facebook page posted a link to a sales site in Europe that sells the Vintage Electric E-Tracker in addition to several versions of the striking Spanish Oto e-bikes. The OtoR above evokes the feeling of vintage war-time dispatch rider. This white and red combo on the OtoK looks […]

2016 VINTAGE ELECTRIC TRACKER

As with the original Vintage Electric E-Tracker, the new 2016 Tracker offers timeless design that draws inspiration from the classic board-track motorcycles of the 1900’s. The Tracker retains the same body elements as the 2015 model, but has been reworked to offer a better aesthetic experience including: pewter badges, machine finished billet aluminum, stainless steel […]

WOLF CREATIVE CUSTOMS E-SPECIAL

Wolf Creative Customs describes itself as: “a custom fabrication shop working on all mechanical items. Tell us what you want and we will build it.” The shop is best known for making custom motorized bicycles for the road, but also for racing with SoCal Motorbicycle Racing (https://www.facebook.com/MotorizedBicycleRacing). This mid-drive custom e-bike is the latest from […]

RUBYBIKE CONCEPT BIKE

RubyBike is a bicycle concept that Kasper Schwartz designed as part of his graduation project from The Royal Danish Design School in Copenhagen. The Danish bicycle manufacturer, Kildemoes, has been sparring partner on the project, which is named after the Ruby-throated hummingbird Kildemoes use in their logo. RubyBike has a special Rubyfitt equipment-platform to make […]