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E-BIKE TECH CORNER

BUYING USED Q: I recently bought a used Bulls e-mountain bike. The owner claimed it was a 2020 with 1400 miles on it. He also said he hadn’t ridden anything too extreme and it was free from any major frame scratches. Service and maintenance are my main concerns and something I have no experience with […]

5 Factors To Consider When Buying An Electric Bike

With gas prices rising, many people are considering alternative modes of transport to get to their destinations. Electric bikes have become quite popular lately, with many people switching. Electric bikes allow passengers to save money and provide them with a durable, quick way to get around.   There are a variety of electric bike models on […]

SANTA CRUZ RECALLS HECKLER EMTB DUE TO FALL AND FIRE HAZARD

Santa Cruz is recalling the 2022 Heckler 9 because of battery issues where the latch holding the battery can malfunction and the battery can fall out. In extreme cases, this can damage the battery in a way that could cause a fire hazard. Get the full details on sister mag Mountain Bike Action‘s website, here.

There May Be A Standard Swappable Battery Coming

Battery technology is changing at a rapid pace. Newer, higher capacity batteries are always being developed. Almost every major company has its own battery. On electric bicycles, this is not that big a concern, as riders can usually carry an extra battery to their ride and swap it out if needed. On motorcycles, however, this […]

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.