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Interbike 2014 Highlights

As always, Interbike was a whirlwind of awesome bikes, gear, and people. This year we also attended Outdoor Demo, their 2-day pre-show test ride event. Outdoor Demo needs to go on the road, to make it possible for customers to demo as many bikes as Interbike attendees were able to. It was really too many […]

October 9th

DIY Electric Bike Book Flies Past Kickstarter Goal

Love the idea of electric bikes but don’t want to dish out thousands for one? Love to lifehack and make your world a better place in the process? Love DIY projects? Then this Kickstarter is for you*. Micah Toll built his own electric bike (ebike) years ago. Then he started building them for others. Then […]

May 28th

This Messerschmitt Is Super Sweet

This isn’t quite a bike, but it’s pedal-powered and it’s awesome. It’s apparently called a Messerschmitt and it’s quite old, but the new thing about the one below is that it’s powered by human muscle and a bit of electricity. Here are more details from Jo Borras: Pedal-powered Messerschmitt is a Historic Human Hybrid (via […]

May 22nd

BMW Cruise e-Bike 2014

BMW Cruise e-Bike 2014 is a “pedelec,” suggesting that, as you pedal, the Bosch electric motor also puts out 48 Newton meters of torque (35.4 pound-feet) to help you along. The added momentum comes with any tiny amount of action. This is a BMW — good to remember if you are leaving a position of […]

October 23rd

Vanmoof 10 Electrified — The Intelligent Bicycle, Smartest Around

Redefining is the catchword for our progressive bicycle landscape. It is not lip service. As part of that, companies are rapidly redefining bicycles, and consumers now have a grand wave of bicycles to choose from. Gliding over and around the entire globe has never before been so diversely accommodating. The electrifying Vanmoof “intelligent” bicycle, Vanmoof […]

August 20th

Milan’s Design Week Shows Italian Ebike — Cykno

Thanks to the Italians, who never disappoint, for creating Cykno, an ebike that is new and yet timelessly elegant. Transforming like a swan in transit, art meets travel meets low environmental impact in the Cyklo. If you missed this year’s Milan Design Week we’ve got the rundown. The Cykno Electric Eclectic Bicycle has a retro […]

May 4th

Electric Delivery Bike/Trike From Matra

Electric bikes have taken off a bit… as I predicted (about 5 years ago) they would. While I think normal bikes must be better for people in 90-99% of cases, I do think electric bikes are pretty cool and have their place. One place electric bikes might make a good fit is as delivery vehicles. […]

December 1st