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THE PERILS OF DIY E-BIKES

By Nick Claire E-bikes are hotter than ever right now. With all the buzz, people seem to be dreaming up any way to get themselves e-ified. When it comes to home-built e-bikes, it could just be worth doing. Although, I suggest doing a bit…

THE DROP-BAR WAY: GRAVEL & ROAD BIKES

My how times have changed! Just over a year ago there were very few drop-bar bikes to talk about. Not anymore, as the market has become flooded with choices. Key to the category’s growth has been the influx of gravel bikes, which act as a…

GNCC’S ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE EXPERIMENT

The GNCC, or Grand National Cross-Country race series, got its start in the 1970s when enterprising motorcycle race promoter Dave Coombs came across the small West Virginia town of Davis. Looking at the beautiful yet rugged terrain, Coombs…

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE

Viral videos of burning e-bikes resembling a low-budget parody scene from some Hollywood action film have been hard to miss on social media of late. An inferno of flames shoot out the side of lithium-ion batteries as the individual cells…

JUMPING INTO THE E-ENDURO GAME

By Nick Claire Regular readers of EBA might remember the story I wrote of my first experience racing an e-bike earlier this year, “When Things Get Racy” (EBA, February 2021). That event was held at Glen Helen Raceway, which is one of…

WHAT BIANCHI HAS COOKING

One look at Bianchi’s latest catalog would definitely remind us that when it comes to the world’s oldest bike brand, Bianchi (founded in 1885) certainly isn’t slouching when it comes to keeping up with current e-bike trends. Although best…

THE WORLD’S LONGEST E-BIKE RIDE

Who decides on short notice that they want to break the Guinness World Records for the longest e-bike ride? Why not an engineering student getting his PhD in battery technology? Ravindra Kempaiah is a student who just started seriously…

CHEATER KITS FOR YOUR CHEATER BIKE?

There you are, scrolling through your Facebook feed, when suddenly a snazzy e-bike image catches your eye. The advert is from a hop-up company touting an easy fix to get more power and speed out of your e-bike. More speed? Easily done? What…

PREVENTING BIKE THEFT

We see reports every day about bikes being stolen. You probably do, too, and when it happens, only the lucky few seem to get their bikes back. About 200,000 bicycles are reported stolen each year. Here are some good ways to make sure it…

ARE GRAPHENE BATTERIES THE FUTURE?

Okay, kids, time to put your lab coats on for this one, as today we’re going to talk about something called “graphene.” For years graphene has largely been just a theoretical material, thought to have incredible properties as a…

A CAKE WALK ON THE CAKE KALK

By Josh Mosiman As a professional motocross racer and assistant editor at EBA’s sister zine Motocross Action, there are two things I can admit: 1. Having raced for over 18 years, I know a thing or two about twisting throttles, and 2.…

RIDE AROUND YOUR TOWN

City and commuter bikes are a great way to get around town for many reasons, but as many have found that in addition to letting you enjoy some fresh air and exercise, you can also get to work quicker and cheaper in a crowded city than you…

THE HEAVY LIFTERS: CARGO BIKES

As the name implies, cargo bikes are designed to, well, haul cargo. Whether you need space to load your kids or groceries, these utilitarian-minded bikes act like a second car to help you schlep around everything you need. With either a…

THE ART OF GOING CARLESS

It is certainly no secret that, versus the cost of an e-bike, the cost of buying, driving and maintaining a car these days is fairly high. As such, more than a few families have discovered that an e-bike can easily be a proper car…

FORGET THE NEW BIKE, JUST CONVERT!

BIMOTAL ELEVATE There is, of course, no shortage of interesting innovations to be found in the world of e-bikes. Of the many, to us, the Bimotal adaptive system is one of the more impressive. Consists of a small, throttle-assisted motor…

TIME TO FATTEN UP

Of all the various types of e-bikes out there, fat bikes assuredly offer the most unique features and ride quality. But don’t let their purpose-built design fool you, because as useful as they are in areas where you want to ride on sand or…

A GREAT E-REAWAKENING

Story and photos by Jean Turner Only a month ago this world didn’t exist. Not for me. I was just like the many cars down below, whizzing past this beautiful stretch of rolling hills on the Southern California coast, unable to cherish the…

WHEN THE CAR COMPANIES COME CALLING

Why would a car or motorcycle manufacturer want to make an electric bicycle? There are a number of reasons, starting with e-bikes being the cheapest way to get into the EV market. Not only do they cost less to build than a car or…

GET OFF THE ROAD: MOUNTAIN BIKES

You might be surprised to find that the in the last few years the once singularly defined category of mountain bikes has splintered into multiple, specific-use disciplines. A mountain bike? Were you looking for something for cross country,…

THE MINI-BIKE CRAZE

Mini-bikes are a hot, current trend, with the more popular models bringing back the look of the old-style bikes from the 1970s that were often powered by noisy lawnmower motors. As we would all hope, the modern electric incarnations are…

A GREAT E-REAWAKENING

Story and photos by Jean Turner Only a month ago this world didn’t exist. Not for me. I was just like the many cars down below, whizzing past this beautiful stretch of rolling hills on the Southern California coast, unable to cherish the…

WHEN IT COMES TIME TO GATHER

The Sea Otter Classic is an event that traditionally kicks off much of North America’s bike racing season. From road to mountain to gravel, it’s a huge festival, with over 350 brands participating with booths on the infield of the famous…

NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS—SKATES AND SCOOTERS

We can’t leave out the incredibly fun, small, somewhat affordable micro-mobility EVs, including scooters and e-skateboards. Though some are more expensive than some e-bikes, they’re more compact than an e-bike and an ideal option for the…

ARE GRAPHENE BATTERIES THE FUTURE?

Okay, kids, time to put your lab coats on for this one, as today we’re going to talk about something called “graphene.” For years graphene has largely been just a theoretical material, thought to have incredible properties as a…