Orbea Wild hardtail with Bosch CX and PowerTube battery announced

Orbea gives riders the choice between 27.5+ and 29″ wheels, like the previous E-MTBs the new hardtail is available in both wheel sizes. The new bike comes with the same four specifications as the Shimano version but is driven by a Bosch CX motor. Orbea uses the new, fully integrated Bosch PowerTube battery with 500 Wh capacity. The integrated battery ensures a sleek silhouette and can be removed without tools if required. The bike can be charged through a rubber shielded charging port and there’s a reinforced skid plate to protect the…

Wooden electric balance bike wants to be your Big Buddy

Last year we heard about the Draisine 200.0, a one-off wooden electric balance bike for adults. Well, if you wished that you could buy something like it, now is your chance. The Slovenian-made Big Buddy Bike has a tempered wooden frame, it’s adult-sized, and it’s an electric balance bike – of a sort. We say “of a sort” because whereas the Draisine 200.0’s motor actually kicked-in in response to the rider’s footsteps, the Big Buddy’s motor works in throttle mode only. In other words, you can use it as a human-powered…

Rad Power RadRover Electric Fat Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

The all new 2018 Rad Power RadRover electric fat bike with 4″ wide tires and 750 watts of power is ready for mud, sand, snow, and fun rides around town. Some of the highlights of this eFat bike are a 750 watt geared rear hub motor, large 48V 14ah lithium Samsung battery, RST suspension fork, pedal assist & throttle, and much more. The RadRover is priced at $1,499 with free shipping (lower 48 states) and they have month payment options as well. Rad Power recently started selling their eBikes in Canada and select European markets. In this first part…

Power to the Pedal: 2 New E-Bikes for Your Commute

In an ideal world, every human would have perfectly toned thighs and a flat cycle path on which to commute. In the real world, sometimes you need a little push. We checked out two of the top electric bicycles on the market, in a head-to-head comparison. 1. Budnitz Model E | $7,450 and up Budnitz’s newest whip takes the company’s signature titanium frame and carbon belt drive and adds a 250-watt rear hub motor. Hit the wall halfway up the hill? Indulge in a spot o’ pedal assist. When the going…

Yamaha shows off new house brand of e-bikes

Although it may be best-known for things like motorcycles, Yamaha claims to have launched the world’s first electrically power assisted bicycle back in 1993. Since then, it’s sold over two million electric bikes – in the Japanese market. Now, Yamaha Motor Corp USA has unveiled a new line of e-bikes that should be available at American and Japanese dealerships starting next spr The US-designed bikes are being presented this week at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. Detailed technical specs aren’t being shared just yet, as the units that…

Bultaco Albero cruises city center and hops cafes

Spanish motorcycle veteran Bultaco announced a return to manufacture in 2014, after more than a dozen years of silence, with plans to make electric motorcycles. First off the production line wasn’t an all electric Rapitanthough, it was the first “moto bike” – a cross between an electric motorcycle and a mountain bike called the Brinco R. This edged towards the city with the R-E, C and S variants the following year, and now the company has announced a model aimed squarely at urbanites. The upcoming Albero shares its technical soul with the Brinco, but…

Bike: Commuting & eBike Adventures

By Paul Tolme As an avid bicyclist who hates driving in the city and who pedals for all errands such as grocery shopping and visiting the Post Office, moving to Seattle was both exciting and challenging. Seattle gets high marks from bicycle advocacy groups, and the city has a decent network of bike lanes, segregated trails and paths. However, I was among the doubters when a 2016 study ranked the city No. 1 in the country for bicyclists. The truth is that Seattle is tough place to ride every day due to…

Cooper E-bikes

In many cities around the world single-speed (and in some cases fixed-gear) bikes have proved to have gained something of a cult following in recent years. Now one single-speed manufacturer, Cooper Bikes of London, are launching their first e-bike, the Cooper-E. Look out for more details later in the month and later in the year there will also be a disc brake version with hydraulic stopping power. Choppelectric Launch These stylish e-bikes from Choppelectric are ‘100% handmade in Estonia’ and there are three variants, Nordic, Etno and Gun. Whilst the spec for the…

New E-Bike: The Dyu Smart Bike D1

by Average Joe Cyclist I just found this interesting new e-bike. It’s called the DYU Smart Bike D1, and is created by the F-Wheel Company. This little electric bike offers an innovative approach to transport in gridlocked cities. It looks great, and has a cruising function, integrated front and rear lights. Weighing in at just 26 pounds (12 kg) with an aluminum alloy frame, you can carry it with one hand! It pairs up a 250-watt brushless motor with a 36 V battery. With its own app and numerous smart functions, is billed as…

EVELO Galaxy ST E-bike Review

This is an in-depth review of the EVELO Galaxy ST e-bike. This cruiser-style electric bike offers a relaxed, comfortable, upright ride on a powerful e-bike with premium components – and it’s low maintenance too. The EVELO Galaxy ST e-bike is an ideal urban e-bike.  It’s quite low to the ground and it’s step-through, and this combination makes it very accessible, and therefore ideal for someone who has not ridden a bike for a long time. This bike is billed as a stylish, maintenance-free, comfort cruiser and yes – it ticks all those boxes. First impressions…