Electric bike

Posted July 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Folding bike maker Tern, which introduced its first diamond-frame non-folding urban bikes just before March's Taipei Cycle Show, is further diversifying its line with a Bosch-equipped electric folding model planned to debut at this summer's Eurobike expo.

Posted July 5, 2016

CAPITOLA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Velocity Commuting Solutions is selling Stromer and A2B e-bikes to corporate employees through mobile showrooms, employee test ride programs and fleet sales to corporations. The company also is offering to match employer purchase incentives up to $200 per bike.

Posted June 24, 2016

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — E-bike maker Pedego is opening its fifth Colorado store on June 28, in Denver. 

Posted June 21, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Verde Brand Communications is now handling PR and brand communications for IZIP, an Accell North America brand.

Posted June 15, 2016
New issue also examines Canyon's impending arrival in the U.S., and Shimano's pricing changes.

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (BRAIN) — The June 15 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, landing in mailboxes and email inboxes this week, features our annual e-bike report, a 12-page package devoted to the fast growing market for electric bikes.

Posted June 14, 2016

DENVER — The Electric Bike Expo heads to Denver on Friday, giving consumers an opportunity to test ride more than 100 electric bikes from several exhibiting brands.

Posted June 13, 2016

MADONE, Italy (BRAIN) — Vittoria Industries has invested in Zehus, a Milan, Italy-based start up that makes the BIKE+, a rear hub that contains a motor and all associated electronics and battery to power a bike. The product creates a hybrid-type vehicle as it regenerates energy from riding to charge the battery.

Posted May 17, 2016
The EX1 crank shown with a Bosch mid-ship motor.

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — SRAM has released a drivetrain and disc brake set specifically developed for use on electric mountain bikes.

SRAM EX1 will be available to OEMs this summer.

Posted April 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The industry has reached its $60,000 fundraising goal to help the California Bicycle Coalition promote its proposal for rebates of up to $1,000 for the purchase of an e-bike, and up to $500 for a conventional transportation bike.

Posted April 14, 2016
Evo MD-2 step-through hybrid

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — If you’ve never ridden an electric bike before, several exhibitors at Sea Otter would really, really love to let you try one. Test rides, they believe, are the best advertisements for e-bikes.

Posted April 13, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Among its many firsts over the years, Sea Otter is hosting the first official electric mountain bike race in the U.S. on Friday. The one-hour race kicks off at 4 p.m.

Posted March 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — With sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s over the weekend, organizers of the Electric Bike Expo couldn’t have asked for better weather. Or better consumer turnout.

Posted February 24, 2016

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Haibike has chosen Backbone Media as its U.S. public relations agency of record.

Haibike was established in Germany in 1995, and has been distributed in the U.S. since 2014.

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