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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Famed bicycle designer Paul Brodie originally made this e-bike in 2012 for the NAHBS (North American Handbuilt Bike Show).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!

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, […]

TERN IMPROVES THEIR GSD

Tern Bicycles just announced three new versions of their great, compact cargo bike, the GSD. We reviewed one a couple of years ago, and we really liked it. It has some amazing innovations, like the overbuilt rear rack that serves as a way to stand the bike vertically for storage or taking up in an elevator. […]

SIMON COWELL BREAKS HIS BACK ON AN E-BIKE Updated

Updated for clarity 08/11/2020 Entertainment mogul Simon Cowell crashed his e-bike Saturday, breaking his back. He underwent a 6-hour surgery Saturday night to put rods in his back, and is now recovering. The injury to three vertebrae came within one centimeter of damaging his spinal cord. Cowell said it was because he “didn’t read the […]

CHECK OUT THE NEW BULLS DESERT FALCON EVO

Bulls just announced a class 3 electric road bike, the Desert Falcon EVO. It’s powered by a Bosch Gen4 Performance Line Speed motor, providing assistance up to 28 mph, and a 500Wh Powertube Battery integrated into the down tube of the 6061 aluminum frame. It features a carbon fork, DT Swiss rims and Schwalbe E-One […]

YAMAHA DROPS A CLASS 3 ROAD BIKE

Yamaha Bicycles is launching their new Civante, a Class 3 (28 mph) electric power-assist bike, expanding its line-up of fitness-focused road bikes. There are very few drop bar e-road bikes that are Class 3, most are Class 1 and cut off motor assist at 20 mph. Most roadies go above 20, so the assistance gets […]

TRIUMPH LAUNCHES THEIR FIRST E-BIKE

Triumph, the world-famous motorcycle manufacturer that began making motorcycles in 1902, has entered the electric bicycle market. It seems a natural fit, since the company has been making powerful two-wheeled vehicles for so long. Their first offering is the Trekker GT, powered by a Shimano STEPS E6100 motor and using an integrated 504Wh battery. The […]