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Posted April 14, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems will work with Magura Direct to provide e-bike service support to bicycle retailers in the U.S. The company announced the news at a press event Friday night during Sea Otter. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted April 9, 2014
A panel discusses e-bike growth in the U.S. and Europe at the BLC.

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fewer than 100,000 e-bikes were sold in the U.S. market last year, but a clear trend is emerging as more American consumers give them a second look.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Bicycle Leadership Conference
Posted March 14, 2014

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Stromer is recalling about 1,300 Stromer ST1 women's and men's e-bikes, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum, because the fork can break during use. The company has received one report of a fork breaking, resulting in minor scrapes and bruises to the rider.

Posted in Recalls Tagged Electric bike
Posted March 6, 2014

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — German electric bike motor manufacturer Bosch will be the official eBike Systems sponsor of next month's Sea Otter Classic.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic
Posted March 4, 2014

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (BRAIN) — The Light Electric Vehicle Association has scheduled a technician training course at ProdecoTech's headquarters for May 1-2.

ProdecoTech, an electric bike manufacturer, is based just north of Fort Lauderdale in a new state-of-the-art factory.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted February 26, 2014
The event builds off of last year's E-Bike media event.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are joining forces to launch Charged Up, a media event focused on electric bikes and outdoor technology.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Events / Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 23, 2014

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies is hosting the year’s first Technician Training program, sponsored by the Light Electric Vehicle Association.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike
Posted October 15, 2013

CORVALLIS, OR — E-bike brand Currie Technologies is working with Oregon retailer Bike N’ Hike and a state non-profit organization to make e-bikes available for Kaiser Permanente employees.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 11, 2013

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates, which has increasingly been targeting the electric bike market with its Gates Carbon Drive, has joined the Light Electric Vehicle Association, the international trade association for electric bikes.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted September 30, 2013

SIMI VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — Currie Technologies will exhibit Haibike electric bikes at a renewable energy expo being hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in California this week. 

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides
Posted August 29, 2013
Continental’s compact e-bike motor integrates into the frame around the bottom bracket.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Continental has unveiled a new e-bike drive system, developed in partnership with Benchmark Drives, that drive specialty division ContiTech Power Transmission Group says is smaller, more powerful and lighter than other systems currently available.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike
Posted August 29, 2013
Angela Merkel at the show Wednesday. Eurobike photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the opening address at Eurobike yesterday, highlighting the important role of bicycles as part of the transportation system and as an economic driver.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 29, 2013
Bosch-powered bikes could soon make their debut in the U.S.
The Tramount

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — It’s not just grandmas anymore.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 27, 2013
An OHM model with Gates drivetrain at Demo Day Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

ARGENBÜHL, Germany (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive has come a long way from its early days dressing up single-speed mountain bikes with near silent running and hassle-free—i.e., chain lube-free—maintenance.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 27, 2013
Mathias Seidler (left) and Tony Lo at the presentation Tuesday. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Despite bad weather that dragged down bike sales this spring, industry leaders speaking on a panel Tuesday at Eurobike are optimistic about the spark electric bikes and new technologies will continue to provide the German market. 

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 26, 2013
Eurobike opens Tuesday with outdoor demo day
Flitzbike's Wooden Racer was a hit at Tuesday's Demo Day. BRAIN photo.

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — A wet and cold spring and summer dampened bike sales and inflated supplier inventories in Europe and globally, leading to rampant discounting.

Posted in International Tagged Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 20, 2013
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted August 20, 2013
The U.S. brand is becoming a favorite with European electric bike makers
The Grace Urban MX2 with Bosch motor uses a Gates Carbon Drive.

DENVER, CO (BRAIN) — Gates Carbon Drive is ramping up for next week's Eurobike expo in Germany. The Colorado-based brand's belt drive system is increasingly getting the attention of European electric bike makers, and the company is launching a new range of products at Eurobike aimed at that market.

Posted in Product/Tech Tagged Electric bike / Eurobike / Electric bike
Posted May 30, 2013
Design Logic bikes feature integrated rear racks

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — A three-year-old Pennsylvania brand is offering custom U.S.-made cargo bikes and electric bikes, bringing utilitarian options to consumers with specific needs.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Company Profile
Posted May 16, 2013
Pedego's Dana Point location

SANTA MONICA, CA (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes continues to expand its reach by opening its seventh Pedego-branded store in less than three months in Southern California. Pedego Santa Monica opened its doors in early May, and will have a grand opening party this Sunday.

Posted in Retail News Tagged Electric bike

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