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New “Massless” Structural Battery Technology

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have come up with a new battery concept. It contains carbon fiber that serves simultaneously as a load-bearing material, conductor and electrode.  They call it “massless”, because the battery is part of the structure of whatever vehicle it powers, therefore canceling out its weight. This new battery is the […]

SPECIALIZED LAUNCHES LEVO GEN 3

Specialized has been making mountain bikes for four decades, and they’ve been in the e-mountain bike game for 6 years. They are now announcing the 3rd generation of the bike that started it all, the Turbo Levo. The original Levo used an off-the-shelf Brose motor, but since then Specialized has developed their own in-house with a […]

Fizik Launches a New e-Bike-Specific Trail Shoe

Fizik has launched an e-MTB-specific shoe, the Terra Ergolace X2. It features a lightweight design, advanced materials like hardwearing, ripstop uppers, PU-laminated toecaps and rugged side reinforcements. Combined with the secure Ergolace closure system, these shoes deliver good  protection and an easy, anatomical fit. The outsole is designed for quick dismounts on flat pedals when powering […]

Pivot Launches A New E-Bike

Pivot just announced their newest e-bike, this time it’s a road bike based on their Vault. The new e-bike is called the E-Vault and is powered by a Fazua Evation 2.0 motor system with an integrated 252Wh battery, keeping the system and the bike lightweight. The frame is carbon fiber and has hidden fender mounts […]

Paul Brodie’s Storied eBee Electric Bike Build

Famed bicycle designer Paul Brodie originally made this e-bike in 2012 for the NAHBS (North American Handbuilt Bike Show). He built it, start to finish, in 90 days. Check out some of the things that have happened since then with the bike. His discussion of the engineering, the fire, and more is fascinating!

Podcast Interview With Steve Christini

Steve Christini is an evil genius. Well, not evil, but he is a genius. His all-wheel drive system for bicycles, motorcycles and now e-bikes is revolutionary. In this episode of the Electric Bike Action Podcast, we talk about how it came about and why it can be a game-changer for some riders.   You can […]

Podcast interview with Toby Ricco of Bimotal

We just published our latest Electric Bike Action Podcast episode. We interviewed Toby Ricco of Bimotal, a startup that’s making an e-bike conversion that leaves your bike otherwise intact, with a quick-release system that takes it on-and-off in seconds, and weighs a scant 6 lbs. You can take off the system, leaving you with the […]

Valeo’s New Smart E-bike System

Valeo, a Paris-based battery-powered mobility vehicle group, who makes electric cars, delivery droids, autonomous shuttles and more, jumps into the e-bike space with an innovative e-bike powertrain. The motor and an automatic transmission are together as one single, mid-mounted drive unit. It’s a partnership with Effigear, who makes the automatic transmission already for traditional bicycles, […]

BOSCH ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE LINE SPORT MOTOR

Bosch is launching a brand new motor, called the Performance Line Sport. It’s a Class 3 (28 mph), that boasts 65Nm of torque, up to 300% assist, and longer battery range. In the U.S., it will be available on four of Bosch’s partner-brands, including Benno Bikes, Cannondale, Electra, and Tern. Depending on the brand and […]

FIRST RIDE: YAMAHA YDX-MORO PRO

We had the opportunity to ride the Yamaha YDX-MORO Pro two different days in two different places. Check out how the first rides went, it’s a great bike! www.yamahabicycles.com