Electric bike

Posted February 20, 2019

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (BRAIN) — This community, which already has hosted an IMBA World Summit, Outerbike and other bike events, will be home to the new Innovation Cycles Festival in mid-September. "Think of it as Ted Talks for the e-bike industry," said event organizer Nat Ross.

Posted February 18, 2019

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — Panasonic, an e-bike pioneer that has been on the sidelines of the mid-drive motor boom, is making a new bid for market relevance by announcing a partnership with Kent International.

Posted February 15, 2019
Crowdsourcing campaign results in the new bike brand's name: ARĪV.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — General Motors is now accepting preorders in three European countries for its new e-bike line. The company also announced the results of its crowdfunding contest to give the bikes a brand name; the new name is ARĪV. The ARĪV line includes two models.

Posted February 15, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BRAIN) — Industry associations continue to lobby against the 25 percent tariffs imposed on Chinese-made electric bikes and motors. But many suppliers and retailers say most premium brands typically sold at IBDs are not affected, since these bikes don’t come from China.

Posted January 17, 2019
Spoiler: "E-bikes, lots of e-bikes."

DEL MAR, Calif. (BRAIN) — On the second and final day of the inaugural CABDA West trade show, BRAIN contributor Ray Keener asked retailers, "What's in store for 2019?"

Posted January 10, 2019

TORONTO (BRAIN) — The e-bike brand Elby is relaunching as Elby Mobility following a private investment. The company has expanded its partnership with the new owners of BionX International, the manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket e-bike drivetrains.

Posted January 9, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Has your company been negatively affected by the 25 percent tariff increase on e-bikes and e-bike motors imported from China? If so, PeopleForBikes and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association invite you to submit comments to the U.S.

Posted January 7, 2019
Models will be sold under the Univega and Van Dessel brands.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (BRAIN) — Panasonic is working with Kent International to launch three models of e-bikes that will be sold under Kent's Univega USA and Van Dessel brands. All the bikes will be powered by Panasonic batteries and motors and all models are being designed and assembled in the U.S.

Posted December 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BRAIN) — Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill making Ohio the 11th state with an e-bike law supported by the industry. 

Posted December 7, 2018

MARIN, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Marin Municipal Water District will hold a public workshop next week regarding e-bike use in the watershed the agency manages on Mt. Tamalpais, widely regarded as the birthplace of mountain biking, and a local retailer is urging e-bike riders and supporters to participate in and speak at the forum.

Posted December 6, 2018
Lennard Zinn and Taylor and Davis Phinney featured in new round of videos
Taylor and Davis Phinney aboard e-bikes.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BPSA has completed shooting a second round of videos designed to inform and inspire bike shop employees to sell e-bikes. Leveraging the organization's location here, the new videos feature bike celebrities Taylor and Davis Phinney and Lennard Zinn.

Posted November 30, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Eight years after it began offering e-bike vacation packages, Trek Travel said it has averaged an annual increase of 50 percent per year since 2016 on e-bike trips. The most popular e-bike trips are offered in California, Tuscany and Provence. 

Posted November 29, 2018
Camille Hung at Taipei Cycle. Photo: Jo Beckendorff

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (BRAIN) — Before the start of any U.S. and EU discussions of tariffs on e-bikes out of China, Taiwan frame builder Astro Engineering Co. Ltd. started to increase its aluminum and carbon frame production capacity in Vietnam.

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