Bicycles

11 Fastest Electric Bikes

In a nod to all you speed demons out there, we brought you this list of the 9 fastest electric scooters last month. Worry not electric bike enthusiasts, we didn’t forget about you. In an effort to make up for neglecting you for so long, we wanted to provide an even longer list. Here we present to you the 11 fastest electric bikes that you can buy right now. For purposes of this article, we will define “electric bike” as we have in the past as: a bicycle that gives the rider the option of using an integrated electric motor to assist with propulsion. All electric bikes must come with pedals, otherwise they can be classified as motorcycles or mopeds. Electric bikes use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power the electric motor. 11. Karmic Koben – 28 miles per hour ...

5 Best Electric Bikes for the Money

Electric bikes have made monumental gains in popularity in recent years, as we noted here. An electric bike can be defined as a bicycle that gives the rider the option of using an integrated electric motor to assist with propulsion. All electric bikes must come with pedals, otherwise they can be classified as motorcycles or mopeds. Electric bikes use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power the electric motor. Batteries range in size and power with smaller ones allowing the rider to reach speeds of 15 to 20 miles per hour, and larger ones up to 30 miles per hour or more. If you’re in the market, here are the five best electric bikes for the money. 5. EmioCycles Dual Power As the old saying goes: tiny electric bike, tiny price tag. Okay, so I just made that up. This cool, industria...

The 5 Best All Wheel Drive E-Bikes

We brought you a list of the 7 best all-electric bicycles (e-bikes) under $1,000 here, and a list of the 5 best e-bikes under $500 here. Unfortunately for penny-pinchers such as myself, none of the e-bikes featured on today’s list would land on either of those lists. All wheel drive (AWD) e-bikes add front wheel drive to the already present real wheel drive found on most e-bikes, making them ideal for off-roading and beach riding. So break out your checkbooks and prepare to spend more on an e-bike than I spent on my first car, here are the 5 best AWD E-bikes! 5. Evo AWD Big Bud Pro – $3,499 The Big Bud Pro from Evo features 350W rear motor and a 250W front motor. This bike also comes with a high-quality LCD display and four different riding settings that the rider can change de...

How Long Does It Take to Charge an Ebike?

We’ve brought you a few different lists of awesome all-electric bicycles (ebikes) over the past few weeks. If you haven’t done so, I invite you to read these here and here. Today, we’re going to look at charging times for the various ebikes featured in these articles. For our purposes, we are going to assume that “ebike” means a bicycle that gives the rider the option of using an integrated electric motor to assist with propulsion, as we noted here.  A Bit of Vatriation All of the ebikes we have featured in our writings have a charge time of between 2.5 and 6 hours. The ebike with the longest charging time appears to be the Merax Aluminum at “5 – 6 hours.” The award for the shortest charging time goes to the Swagtron Classic at 2.5 hours. Thi...

Electric Bikes Under $500

We brought you 7 electric bikes (ebikes) under $1,000 here. Today we go even cheaper! If you’re a commuter on a budget, you owe it to yourself to check out this list of the 5 best electric bikes under $500. 5. EmioCycles Dual Power E-Bike Our first ebike is a tiny little bike with a tiny little price tag. Don’t let the Emiocycles Dual Power fool you however, it can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. This ebike can also travel up to 21 miles on a single charge. I really like the design of this bike, it has a very unique and almost industrial look to it. 4. Swagtron SwagCycle Classic E-Bike – $348.00 Swagtron’s Swagcycle is a winner and with a price tag of under $350, won’t break the bank. This little beauty can travel at speeds of up to 10 miles per hour ...

What Exactly Is an E-bike?

We brought you a list of seven e-bikes that you can get for under $1,000 last week. A few days later it dawned on me that we never bothered to define what exactly an e-bike is. How rude of us! Let’s take a look at what an e-bike is and how they work. E-bike Defined An e-bike is defined as a bicycle that gives the rider the option of using an integrated electric motor to assist with propulsion. In order to meet the strict definition, an e-bike must have pedals. Bikes without pedals are more correctly classified as motorcycles or mopeds. E-bikes utilize rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to provide assistance to the operator. Smaller batteries typically allow the rider to reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Larger and more high-powered batteries allow for speeds of up to 30 miles ...

The 7 Best Electric Bikes Under $1000

If you’re like me, you’re broke. Should being poor doom us to suffer the indignities of walking everywhere just because we can’t afford an expensive electric bike? Absolutely not! We have scoured the Internet dear readers for seven electric bikes (e-bikes) you can order on Amazon today for under $1,000. 7. Ecotric Fat Tire – $912.00 The Ecotric Fat Tire features 20′ tires that can handle any type of terrain. Its design is decent and it can achieve speeds of around 20 mph. It should be noted however, that the Fat Tire is not a traditional mountain bike. According to the company, the Fat Tire, “Has a certain climbing ability, but the slope should not be too long and steep, it is recommended to ride on flat roads or paved mountain roads.” Ecotric̵...

Electric Class: Meet the Rayvolt Ambassador

Rayvolt. That’s the name of the Barcelona-based company that’s building the sharp, classy electric bicycle that you should want desperately based on its looks, alone. Luckily, there is a lot of clever substance backing up the Rayvolt’s Spanish style. First, the Rayvolt bikes themselves come in a wide variety of configurations. There are models ranging from cruisers to road bikes to even cargo bikes, they all carry the same classic/steampunk themes that rely heavily on upscale leatherwork and brazed copper accents. In addition to exquisite craftsmanship, there’s real technology at play in Rayvolt’s bikes, too. For example, riders can dial their e-bike’s performance up or down using a smartphone app. Everything from top speed, power, regenerative braking s...

EICMA 2018: Ducati MIG-RR Electric Moped

It happens just about every year around this time. I make my top ten or eleven or thirteen “best” motorcycles list, I name the Honda-based Motoped the best moped, and people send me emails bitching that it’s not electric. Well, this year’s list might just feature something a little bit different — meet the Ducati MIG-RR electric mountain bike. Launched earlier today at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy, the MIG-RR is a joint venture between Ducati and Thok E-bikes. It’s more than a re-painted Thok, though. The MIG-RR features a 250 W Shimano Steps E8000 mid-drive that delivers more than 70 Nm (51 lb-ft!!) of torque to the bike’s gearset. More than enough, in other words, to tear up just about any hill at serious, pants-s***ting speeds! ̶...

Schaeffler BioHybrid Prototype Pedal Car Gets Real (w/ Video)

Schaeffler BioHybrid Prototype Pedal Car Gets Real, as this fully functional prototype of the CES concept gets driven on public roads.

Twike HPEV Shows Up in Playboy Magazine (Possibly NSFW)

Twike human-powered electric vehicle Shows Up in Playboy Magazine (Possibly NSFW) as part of a retro-tastic and relaxed LA photo shoot.

Norway Will Invest $1 Billion In Bicycle Infrastructure

Norway plans to spend nearly $1 billion on bicycle superhighways that will connect its 9 largest cities with the suburbs around them. As a nation, it wants to cut its carbon emissions by 50%.

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