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What are the stand out features of the best electric bike systems for 2017?

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Progress in Lithium Battery Technology As the electric vehicle (EV) and ebike market continues its rapid growth in both the US and the UK, some exciting news has recently been announced which will have a major effect on the industry. Researchers have developed a new battery system which will allow EVs to be recharged almost instantaneously.  This technology, dubbed the ‘Ifbattery’ by its creators, can be produced cheaply and is environmentally friendly. It uses a system known as a flow battery, but has been adapted to work without the membranes usually used in such units. T..

Eddie Kehoe


Haibike voted 'Best Brand' by E-MountainBike Magazine
Haibike Celebrates 'Best Brand' Award For Third Consecutive Year.Haibike has been awarded the Readers' Choice ‘Best Brand’ award by  E-Mountainbike Magazine for the third consecutive year.See all Haibike Models Here.See all Haibike Clearance Offers Here.Based on a survey of over 8,000 respondents, E-Mountainbike Magazine’s annual survey is designed to gauge brand preference in the world of electrically assisted mountain-biking. Upon award of this prestigious title, E-Moutainbike Magazine said the results showed that "Haibike builds the best E-MTBs and ranks as our re..
Worlds Most Customised Ebike
Electric Bike Customisation Taken To The ExtremeSome people choose to maintain a certain sense of normality about themselves and the products they purchase. Others use their products to reflect an alternative normality or a sense of character. At Electric Bike Sales we believe our customers are similar and different in wonderful ways and your visits to our stores make what we do fun and worthwhile. Here we introduce one customer and their ebike, brought to us this morning for a diagnosis.Why?When you come across something unique and full of character or unusual and entertaining the polite thin..
Riese and Müller 2018 Electric Bikes
A look at the newly announced Riese and Müller 2018 range Riese and Müller recently released details of their new range of e-bikes, which is billed as "the definition of pure, unadulterated freedom” because of its “integration, range and riding dynamics”. The collection features several new versions of familiar machines alongside some other, more innovative designs.Like to R-M look?  See the 2018 ebikes here. Celebrating 25 years of Riese and Müller Heading up the range is the Delite GT signature, which is essentially the e-bike Heiko Müller and Markus Riese woul..
The Raleigh Captus has been voted the best mid-range electric bike in a review for the Guardian newspaper.Check out the Raleigh Captus ebikes here.See the announcement from Raleigh:Check out the Raleigh Captus ebikes here.The article also mentions the little Freego folder as one of the best entry level ebikes. See Freego models here.Philip Dalton test rode some ebikes from our Bristol store and in the end chose one of our great value Cube electric bikes. See 2 of the most popular Cube ebikes here: Touring Hybrid EXC and the Reaction Hybrid SL and the Cross Hybrid Race...
Bosch 'Power Tube' In-Frame / In-Tube Battery for 2018
A first look at the Bosch Integrated PowerTube ebike battery  Bosch recently announced the release of its first integrated e-bike battery pack; the PowerTube 500. This is planned to appear on bikes in 2018 and looks set to transform their range in years to come, making it harder to tell at a glance if a machine is an e-bike or not. Bosch PowerTube Battery DesignThe lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 500Wh and measures 349x84x65mm. Bosch has said that, weighing only 2.8kg, it is one of the lightest battery packs on the market, although it is still about 200g heavier than the..
Haibike 2018 Electric Bike Reveal
Haibike today launched their 2018 models and here is your first look.Haibike are the worlds leading electric mountain bike brand and they have a range of very cool urban and trekking models too.Renaming.....AgainSometimes a brand can be so innovative that no part of their business escapes the urge to improve. Along with the many exciting announcements below Haibike have re-modelled their naming structure. From 2018 their sDuro and xDuro brands will relate to different product types and no longer distinguish between the Bosch and Yamaha motor systems.Haibike realised people already easily disti..
Yamaha Electric Bike PWseries SE Motor for 2018
Yamaha launch a new eBike motor for 2018Another year and another Yamaha electric bike motor. Yamaha launch the 2018 PW-se motor to compliment their current range including the PW and PW-x.The PWseries and PWseries SE motorswill look the same with the exception of the Yamaha logo colour on the case. The PW will have a white logo and the PW-se will have a red Yamaha logo.The main difference is the max cadence supported by each motor. The PW is 100rpm while the PW-se increases this to 110rpm. The effect of this increase will allow the PW-se to offer more assistance relative to a higher cadence. T..
Brompton Electric Launches Pre-Order
Brompton Electric Taking Pre-OrdersAfter years of research and development Brompton are starting to take orders for their electric bike and I'm sure they'll be inundated with orders.The 2 speed will weigh 16.6Kg and the 6 speed will weigh 17.3Kg including the detachable 300Wh lithium battery bag which weighs 2.9Kg.Prices will range from £2595 to £2755To work out what the motor and other eGroupset components weigh I've specified a bike as closely as possible to the electric spec and you can see from the following:Your chosen primary componentsFrame Material: SteelWeight: 0.00 , Price:..
Electric Bikes for Tall and Heavy People The world doesn’t seem to be designed for people at the upper centiles of height or weight, does it? This can be a particular problem when you want to buy a bike or eBike. If you’re taller than average, you may find it more difficult to find a machine with a large enough frame, while recommended weight limits on many bikes can make it tricky for heavier riders to find a suitable model. However, by following a few pointers it is possible for larger riders to find the perfect machine. You will probably want to look for:a stronger frame, w..
Progress in Lithium Battery Technology As the electric vehicle (EV) and ebike market continues its rapid growth in both the US and the UK, some exciting news has recently been announced which will have a major effect on the industry. Researchers have developed a new battery system which will allow EVs to be recharged almost instantaneously.  This technology, dubbed the ‘Ifbattery’ by its creators, can be produced cheaply and is environmentally friendly. It uses a system known as a flow battery, but has been adapted to work without the membranes usually used in such units. T..
Bosch’s new eMTB mode now provides increased torque response for electric mountain bike (eMTB) ridersMost E-bike fans will already be aware of the brand Bosch, who are known as one the most forward thinking companies in the Electric Bike market. They have enhanced that reputation with the recent news that they will be rolling out a new software feature for their Performance Line CX drive system.What is this new e-bike software?The new software will replace the existing Sport mode on the Bosch Performance Line CX drive system, with a new mode called eMTB. This mode is specifically built f..
Bosch Release New eBike Anti-Lock Braking Technology Bosch has just released details of its new anti-lock braking system for electric bikes and pedelecs. The new product will be trialled on fleet bikes in Europe, before being made available to buy as a MY19 product from autumn 2018. To begin with, the product will only be trialled on trekking and city bikes with 28-inch rims. This project will focus on collecting data and refining the product before it is distributed more widely. System details In creating its new ABS technology, Bosch, working with its partner compan..
As Ofo bike share bikes roll into Cambridge I wonder if they will deliver the needed cycling boost to the city.Cycling is great - the best way to get around your locality bar none. Cost effective, healthy, convenient, kind to humans and our planet.The bike share industry has grown dramatically especially in China where companies like Ofo are able to generate steady revenues from daily users and thereby attract investors keen to get in on the next big disruptive market.This excitement has not gone unnoticed in the UK where councillors keen to find a solution for pollution, congestion and parkin..
What’s wrong with electric bike insurance?To remain competitive or simply to make more profit your insurer may insist that your replacement electric bike is provided by an affiliate company often based many miles away from you. While this may ‘sort of’ work for traditional bikes it can certainly leave you out of pocket or stranded if your replacement ebike is supplied this way.Why insurers should let you replace an e-bike locallyE-bikes are great and can provide a lot of fun. They can also be a fairly expensive outlay with top of the range sports models costing upwards of £5,000. So, wha..
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