Tag: Bikes

  • Why more high-end bike companies are making budget-level electric bikes

    An increasing number of premium bicycle companies have thrown their hat in the budget-minded electric bike ring lately, resulting in lower prices than ever before from major bike shop brands. So what’s behind this move? Several of the recent launches from major bicycle brands have included models that undercut their average e-bike prices by several…

  • Rad Power Bikes announces major update to its entire e-bike lineup

    Seattle-based electric bike maker Rad Power Bikes has just announced the biggest update to its entire product lineup yet, promising full UL-compliance for its batteries and e-bikes. The move comes as UL-listing is seen as an increasingly popular issue among e-bike makers, customers, and local governments seeking ways to regulate e-bike safety. According to Rad…

  • 10 tips for riding electric bikes around cars (and living to tell)

    If you have protected bike lanes in your city, then you have a great reason to get out on a bicycle or e-bike and replace many car miles with fun, fresh air-filled joy rides. If your streets are mostly devoid of bike lanes though, then you may find the idea of riding alongside cars to…

  • Here are the best electric bikes you can buy at every price level in September 2023

    Here at Electrek we have spent countless hours undertaking detailed hands-on testing of hundreds of electric bikes. Through those thousands of miles of riding, we’ve gotten to know these e-bikes inside and out, top to bottom and front to back. That dedication to real world e-bike testing has helped us find the best electric bicycles…

  • Why more teenagers should ride electric bikes

    Much of the media is at it again, hyping up a manufactured fear of electric bikes. (Side note: I know that sentence makes me sound all MAGA, but even as a card-carrying liberal, I can call out media bias). The issue this time centers around American teenagers on e-bikes and the manufactured choice between supposed…

  • Why more college campuses are starting to ban electric bikes

    Students around the US are now heading back to college, but there’s one thing many of them won’t be able to bring with them: electric bikes and e-scooters. Several campuses are joining a growing movement in higher education, banning these efficient transportation alternatives. Electric bicycles, which are similar to pedal bicycles with an additional small…

  • Rad Power Bikes reaches 600,000 e-bikes sold, launches giveaway

    If you’ve only ever heard of one electric bike brand in the US, it’s probably Rad Power Bikes. There are more Rads on American roads than any other e-bike out there. And now the company is announcing a major new milestone: hitting 600,000 e-bikes sold. Those sales have come as the electric bike market rode…

  • Yamaha launches new online sales for its electric bikes

    Yamaha has been around longer than just about anyone in the electric bike space. In fact, they just celebrated the 30-year anniversary since launching the first production electric bike in the world. But don’t think that an old dog can’t learn new bike tricks. Because just like how Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles keeps pumping out…

  • VanMoof tells former customers, ‘take back your broken bikes now or never’

    VanMoof’s fall from grace has turned into a downhill rolling dumpster fire as the fallout continues to spread. The latest episode in the saga is seeing VanMoof give its customers a final warning to come get their broken e-bikes that were in for service at the time that the company declared bankruptcy last month. A…

  • Wide load! Extra-thick four-wheeled electric cargo bikes to replace trucks in New York

    A proposed rule update in New York will pave the way for four-wheeled electric cargo bikes, which look like small delivery vans with bicycle pedals, to share the bike lanes and roads. Four-wheeled electric cargo bikes are commonly used across Asia and Europe, often for last-mile delivery. They’re larger than typical e-bikes but much smaller…