Electric bike

Posted August 20, 2019

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Former BRAIN managing editor Toby Hill has been named the first editor-in-chief of Cycle Volta, an e-bike and electric two-wheel mobility website operated by publisher Bonnier Motorcycle Group. Hill started in his new role Monday.

Posted August 19, 2019
Revonte will debut a new e-bike motor at Eurobike.

TAMPERE, Finland (BRAIN) — Revonte developed a new e-bike motor designed to be used without a derailleur and with an automatic mode option, and it will debut at Eurobike next month.

Posted August 15, 2019

ZURICH (BRAIN) — Accell Group has sold Protanium, a pedelec development brand, and Diavelo, an associated pedelec bike brand, to a new Swiss company headed by pedelec entrepreneur Karin Vogelsanger. 

Posted August 15, 2019
Rad Power's retail showroom in Seattle. Courtesy photo.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Three bike industry brands — two of them in the e-bike market and the other in the youth bike space — have made Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies.

Posted August 14, 2019
The brand is offering what it claims is the best-priced Bosch mid-drive e-bike on the market.

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (BRAIN) — Batch Bicycles is launching its first e-bike, a $1,999 commuter that the company says is among the lowest priced Bosch mid-drive e-bikes on the market.

Posted August 13, 2019
Rad Power Bikes will provide an e-bike fleet to Domino's.

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Rad Power Bikes will provide e-bikes exclusively to Domino’s pizza franchises later this year, according to an agreement announced Tuesday.

Posted August 9, 2019
Weapons of mass rotation

 YUCAIPA, Calif. (BRAIN) — While the number of agencies using e-bikes is unknown, a police bicycle safety group said their adoption is "growing rapidly," further fueling the e-bike market.

Posted August 6, 2019

DENVER (BRAIN) — Swagtron has announced its first full-size e-bike, the EB12 Electric City Bike. The brand has previously offered only compact and folding e-bikes.

Posted August 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Call it the battle of the emails in the war over e-bike access on non-motorized public lands.

Posted August 1, 2019
This Lyft e-bike caught fire Saturday. Photo courtesy Zach Rutta.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft's share-bike division in the San Francisco Bay Area has removed its e-bikes from service after two caught fire within the past week. The first Bay Wheels e-bike ignited Saturday and the other on Wednesday, when Lyft removed the fleet. The battery appears to be the source. Nobody was injured.

Posted July 31, 2019
Bosch will continue to work with QBP for service in the U.S.

REUTLINGEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Bosch eBike Systems is taking a 50% stake in Magura Bike Parts, a subsidiary of Magura. The new venture, called Magura Bosch Parts & Services, will handle service and replacement parts distribution for Bosch e-bike systems in Europe. A spokesman at Bosch's U.S.

Posted July 30, 2019
The new Bunch Preschool model carries up to six kids.

DENTON, Texas (BRAIN) — Bunch Bikes has expanded its cargo bike offerings and is now selling through bike shops in addition to its intial consumer-direct sale model.

Posted July 30, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Dave Henderson was ahead of his time. At age 15 in 2002, he built his first e-bike, using a motor from a car radiator fan and a lead-acid battery.


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