E-Bike Industry

Whether you’re looking for more information or you just enjoy reading about electric-powered bikes and ebike conversion kits, you can find everything you need on our posts page. We strive to provide the most useful and up-to-date stories in our mission to share our love of e-biking. Check back often for posts about e-bike features and benefits and to get answers to many of your questions. Our blog page is a one-stop-shop that you’ll find both helpful and informative. If you’re new to e-bikes and you’re thinking of getting one, our posts page is a great place to start!  

electric bikes and kits on kickstarter

List and Updates for Electric Bike Conversion Kits Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

Electric bike companies have been launching product concepts on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter for several years now. Leeds was the first to launch an electric bike conversion system with a crowdfunding campaign. Since, many companies have used crowdfunding for proof of concept and to raise capital to launch new products. Let’s take a look at…

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darpa special forces electric bike

DARPA’s Electric Bike for US Special Forces

In its quest to defend the borders from those who wish to inflict harm, the U.S. military is always in search of new ways to increase its accuracy and effectiveness. Planning, teamwork and precision are examples of some of the elements that it takes to win an armed conflict, but having vehicles that are stealthy,…

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mechanical doping with an electric bike kit

Electric Bike Kit Best For Commuting – Not For Professional Competition

If you are a cycling enthusiast, then you’ve probably feared the day competitive cyclists could use e-bikes to cheat in competitions. As far as the electric bike kit is concerned, many people feel as though the only purpose it serves is to provide people with an unfair advantage. If your aim is to get a better understanding of…

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electric bikes for baby boomers

10 Reasons Boomers Should Buy an E-Bike

Boomers, the generation aged between 52 and 70 years, are amazing people who have always done things their own way. No one expected them to retire to their rocking chair on the front porch. They haven’t failed to surprise many with their continued emphasis on health and wellness as they continue to age. Boomers may have started…

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leed electric bike conversion kits facts versus myths

Electric Bike Conversion Kits Debunk E-Bike Tweet-Myths

Let’s face it, there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding electric bikes. Let’s set the record straight since the electric bike kit throws a wrench in negative arguments. As an electric bike kit retailer we’ve heard it all, both good and bad. Our customers get it, but what about those who don’t know about an e-bike’s full potential….

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riding an electric bike is not cheating

Video | Is Riding an E-Bike Cheating? See the Data

From time to time we see comments from cyclists on our Facebook page and others’ Twitter feeds that contain negative sentiment toward electric bikes. The negative commentary includes statements such as “that’s cheating,” “get some real exercise,” “it’s just a motorcycle,” “lazy people,” and more. I often cringe when I see “cheating” comments. We understand there are…

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Video | Change in your Transportation Future

Our favorite bicycle Engineer Zach Krapfl examines the environmental footprint of modern transportation methods, particularly electric bikes, and presents both shocking and exciting findings. The most promising includes people who have changed their mode of transportation to electric bikes. E-Bike commuters are living “healthier, happier, and more eco-friendly lives.” See Zach’s TEDx Talk as well as a summary of…

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electric bike facts

Infographic | Electric Bikes: Fact vs. Fiction

Some people have a difficult time wrapping their heads around the idea of an electric bike motor or even the simplicity of a motorized bike kit, particularly certain cycling ‘purists’ (you may know who I’m talking about). They just don’t get the concept of the electric bike wheel. As soon as they hear “electric bike” they often go…

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electric bike kit companies

E-Bike Kits and Companies: Too Many Secrets?

The 1992 Hollywood film Sneakers focused on an advanced decryption device that could access secrets and big data. It was a box-office success grossing more than $105 million and was the first of its kind to take on government cyber programs. The cast included Robert Redford, Dan Akroyd, and more. Our favorite cheeky character “Whistler” played by…

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electric bike future

E-Bike to the Future: Sales and Trends

What Is The Future of Electric Bikes? It is projected that by 2023, there will be 34 million electric bikes used in the metropolitan transportation landscape according to Navigant Reports. Hence, the efforts to swiftly shift to clean energy as well as renewable solutions effectively in order to satisfy the growing needs of urban mobility….

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