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Common Sense Needed On The Trail

The 2014 Sea Otter Classic is in the record books (the 2015 event takes place April 16-19). The Sea Otter is a true festival that celebrates all forms of bicycling (including a large contingent of electric bikes). It is the one American event that gathers road riders, mountain bikers and BMXers together for a four-day party that […]

Bosch Bullish On America

Germany’s Bosch is totally committed to the growth of pedelecs (pedal electric cycles) in America. They had a major presence at the Sea Otter Classic where they showcased brands they are already partnered with and announced that Magura Direct will now serve as their service provider to American retailers and bike companies. Click here for […]

Bergamont’s Black Beauty

The E-Line Metric C-7.4 EQ (who dreamed up that name?) from Bergamont Bicycles uses the new Bosch Active Drive motor, 27.5-inch wheels and a Shimano SLX 10-speed drivetrain. Not yet available in the United States, we can sure keep dreaming.  

Falco 500W e-Bike Conversion Kit With Integrated Controller

Falco e-Motors offers this propulsion system with 36V, 11.6Ah lithium ion battery battery pack to convert a regular bike into an electric-powered bike. The motor is programmed to deliver a top speed of 20 miles per hour and power of 500W Max ( customization available). This kit uses Hxm motor, Hxd display and Hxb-bb bottle battery […]

Sea Otter Classic Goes Electric

The Sea Otter Classic, a celebration of all things cycling, has been going on for 24 years, but 2014 will be remembered as the year the Sea Otter turned electric. The number of electric-assisted bikes is well past the tipping point. It is hard to walk 10 feet in the expo area without seeing another […]

Lapierre Goes Electric Mountain Biking

Carrying momentum built during its inaugural season in North American, Lapierre will offer a glimpse into its 2015 season mountain bike offerings this week. At the Sea Otter Classic in Laguna Seca, CA (Apr. 10 through the 13th, booth #505), Lapierre will reveal the Overvolt line of electric mountain bikes. Lapierre says the Overvolt makes mountain […]

Haibike Xduro AMT PRO 27.5

The sportiest e-bike MTB yet! We have to say right up front that the Haibike Xduro AMT Pro is an impressive mountain bike, and it is clearly more than the sum of its parts. And topping the parts list would be the new Bosch Gen 2 center drive system. No other e-bike brand has embraced […]

Kia Back In The Bike Biz But This Time With Electrics

Korean car company Kia may be best known to Americans for their low-cost automobiles, but they started out as a bicycle company. Well, they are back at it with their KEBs or Kia Electric Bicycles. They recently showed two prototypes that they say are intended for their Euro customers. Both feature a 250-watt electric hub motor […]

Hammacher Schlemmer Drops Hanebrink ATEB

Hammacher Schlemmer is a retailer and mail order company founded in 1848. They claim to be the oldest continuously published catalog in the United States, with a claimed annual catalog circulation exceeding 30 million. They offer a little bit of everything but pulled the All Terrain Electric Bike by Dan Hanebrink (who is profiled in our […]