Electric bike

Posted November 25, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Lyft is close to reintroducing e-bikes back into its New York bike-share system with improved batteries and brakes.

Posted November 19, 2019
U.S. Forest Service is the subject of a lawsuit.

SACRAMENTO (BRAIN) — A group of trail and forest advocates filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing Class 1 e-bikes on non-motorized trails in the Tahoe National Forest without first conducting a public study.

Posted November 19, 2019

AMSTERDAM (BRAIN) — Pon.Bike, which owns Cervélo, Santa Cruz, Gazelle, and other brands, has acquired Urban Arrow, a Dutch electric cargo brand.

Posted November 14, 2019
Rad Power is promoting discounts, but not because of any tariff news.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — While negotiations are continuing and things can change quickly in the Age of Trump, as of Thursday morning the U.S.-China trade war continues and there is no agreement to roll back tariffs on e-bikes, despite some optimistic reports elsewhere in the bicycle media industrial complex.

Posted November 13, 2019

Providers in the micromobility supply-chain, including bike shops and self-service rental companies need to be proactive in making sure lithium ion battery fires simply don't happen – because they are preventable!

Posted November 12, 2019
The Jannd e-bike accessory storage bag.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bag maker Jandd is offering a small bag for retailers to stash assorted accessories, including power cords, keys, and owners' manuals, that come with e-bikes.

Posted November 11, 2019
This Lyft e-bike caught fire in July. Photo courtesy Zach Rutta.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft's bike-sharing service will return to the San Francisco area in December, four months after e-bike battery fires forced the fleet off the streets.

Posted November 11, 2019
Bulls Bikes' new Alpine Hawk EVO features the Fazua Evation drive system.

MUNICH (BRAIN) — German e-bike motor company Fazua has announced a list of preliminary OEM partners in the U.S. for 2020.

Posted October 21, 2019
TAITRA officials met with journalists on Monday to discuss the bike industry.

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — TAITRA officials said Monday during an introductory press conference before its annual bike factory tour week that Taiwan's e-bike exports grew by 131% by volume in the first three quarters of this year compared to the same time last year.

Posted October 15, 2019

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wheels, a startup electric bike share company, has raised $50 millionin an investment round led by DBL Partners. DBL's founder, Ira Ehrenpreis, was an early investor in Tesla and is on the electric car company's board.

Posted October 9, 2019

ARCADIA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Over the years Bicycle Retailer & Industry News has conducted Dealer Tours in most major markets in the U.S. and Canada, riding bikes from store to store and learning about the market and local cycling community. This week we are on our first retailer tour via e-bikes, visiting shops in the Los Angeles area.

Posted September 16, 2019

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Taiwanese component giant FSA has launched its first e-bike motor system, called the FSA System. 

The system includes a rear hub motor, a 250Wh battery unit, a 250Wh expansion battery, and an integrated on-bike control unit and smartphone app.

Posted September 12, 2019

SAUSALITO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Fantic USA, the North American subsidiary of the Italian e-bike manufacturer, is opening new headquarters in Denver, Colorado. 

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