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Gazelle Avenue C8 Video Review - Approachable, Relaxed, Comfortable Electric Bicycle
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Published on Dec 29, 2017
https://electricbikereview.com/gazell... The Gazelle Avenue C8 is a durable, streamlined, wave style step-thru electric bicycle from an established European brand with an excellent track record of quality and service, available in three frame sizes for improved fit. Uses one of the lightest, quietest, and most efficient mid-drive motors from Shimano with an updated display panel and high-capacity 504 watt hour rear-rack battery, adjustable swept-back handlebar. Purpose-built frame routes cables internally but has cutouts for serviceability, reinforced main-tube reduces frame flex, smaller 26" tires bring the frame closer to the ground, gel saddle and seat post suspension feel great. Integrated LED lights and reflective tires keep you visible and safe, fully encased chain stays clean and won't drop easily, internally geared hub can be shifted at standstill and won't get dirty or go out of true as easily as a derailleur.
 

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Top 10 Electric Scooters and Smart Mopeds (2018 Models and Prices Reviewed)
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Published on Dec 27, 2017
Riding a bicycle is a fun and healthy activity. However, what if getting to your final destination without breaking a sweat and becoming all gross is key? In that case, one of the options that you have is riding a compact and super maneuverable moped scooter. This type of transportation is becoming more and more popular due to the possibility to reach any corner and some models not even requiring a driver’s license.

Since we are fans of electric vehicles on this channel we would like to review the best solely electric models that are not only matching all of the major criteria of a standard scooter, but surpass them in terms of briskly acceleration, zero noise and zero emission, so every last corner of your downtown should be within your reach, even if emission regulations are in place.

Electric vehicles reviewed in this video:

xkuty ebike: xkuty.com/en

Xkuty One is an electric sit-down scooter that is both designed and produced in Spain. The vehicle is already on sale and its base price is around $3,500.

Me: scooterelettrico.me/en/

Me is Italian style electric scooter priced at $5,500. It is designed to transport one to two people and has a weight limit of 440 lbs.

Niu M1Pro Electric Scooter: www.niu.com/en/m-series/

Niu M1 is a new smart and modern lightweight electric scooter. Its more powerful model, Niu M1Pro costs around $2,500.

BE.E: www.vaneko.com

The Be.e is an electric scooter made from hemp, flax, and bio-resin. It comes with a 600 W charger and costs around $8000.

Gogoro: gogoro.com/smartscooter/2-series

Gogoro 2 that saw the world for the first time in the middle of 2017 and could be called the smartest scooter of them all.

UNU: unumotors.com/en

What makes the Unu any different from the sea of other mopeds out there? Well, it is electric, it is beautiful and it gets delivered to your doorstep in a single all-in-one box.

Askoll ES1: askollelectric.com/site/en/scooter_elettrici

This scooter has been on the market since 2015 and has proven itself to be a reliable means of daily transportation, when there is nowhere to rush.

Fonz: fonzarelli.co

Please welcome Australia’s first electric scooter, its name is Fonz, engineered and manufactured by the Sydney based company Fonzarelli.

NITO NES: https://www.nitobikes.it/en/product/nes

Nito Nes is a beautifully designed Italian style electric scooter with a start price of $5,500.

Torrot Muvi: torrot.com/en/muvi

The company behind this scooter has a pretty long history of manufacturing bicycles and mopeds. They are currently headquartered in Spain with an operational office in the US.
 

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Lehe S1 Superlight Electric Bike Review!
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Published on Jan 22, 2018
This Lehe S1 is an increadibly unique electric bike built for cruising your city in style! It features a quality custom minivelo frame, magnesium wheels, and a in intuitive design that allows for easy battery swapping. This bike is a hit in NYC!

More Specs and Info about the Lehe S1: https://www.nycewheels.com/lehe-s1-el...
 

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Evelo Quest Max Video Review - Folding, Gates Belt Drive, NuVinci N380, Ebike
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Published on Feb 10, 2018

https://electricbikereview.com/evelo/... The Evelo Quest Max is a feature rich, powerful, folding electric bike with extendable stem and long seat post option for taller riders, it's easy to mount and handle, weight is positioned low and center. The Bafang Max mid-motor is powerful but efficient, you can adjust pedal speed gearing at standstill or while riding and there is no mashing because of the NuVinci CVT hub. Weighing nearly 51 lbs, this is heavier than the single-speed Evelo Quest One, and it costs $900 more, but is much more versatile and powerful, available in two colors (light blue and metallic grey). Sturdy double-leg kickstand makes loading the rack or folding the bike easy, padded grips and and saddle pair with the premium Schwalbe Balloon tires for comfort, integrated lights and fenders increase safety, two USB charging ports, excellent customer support and warranty.
 

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2018 Rad Power Bikes Updates (Canada, Europe RadRhino, Velofix Partnership)
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Published on Feb 20, 2018
Rad Power Bikes has a completely revamped line of electric bikes set to launch in 2018 as well as some business changes. They will be expanding from the US into Canada and several countries in Europe with the RadRhino. I was told that RPB has become the largest consumer direct electric bike maker in the US.

Dan Henderson will be the Canadian Business Director, the company is now fulfilling orders direct from their Vancouver BC shipment center and that means free shipping. Canadian ebikes will meet the legal spec with 500 watt motors there.

Arnot Saladin will be the European Business Director operating out of Rotterdam Netherlands will be their EU fulfillment center. They will be shipping to Germany, France, the UK and many others using the L1EA category (it’s like a hybrid of an ebike and a moped which requires a license but allows for higher power, it’s classified as a Light Power Cycle).

Rad Power Bikes is also partnering with Velofix in the US to deliver, assemble, tune and support electric bikes locally since they are a consumer direct brand that is not carried in shops. RPB is their largest premiere partner using the Velofix direct model.

The RadRhino, only available in Europe, has a license plate mount, brake light, and always-on headlight. These are all mandatory features for operating on the road in Europe.

Some key features of the 2018 models for the US are a standardized battery pack that works across all models, it’s a custom designed pack (though it sort of looks like the Shark pack) that contains more cells and a replaceable fuse. One of the brand new models that I really liked was the step-thru RadCity which positions battery weight well and is still very approachable but the frame has been reinforced with gussets, to reduce flex. Mike explained to me that they have a new rack system which is compatible with all models, and it’s super sturdy and stiff being frame-mounted vs. on the front fork (which can impact steering). The rack can also be mounted to the back of the RadWagon and all of the models now have nice integrated lights…

All of the 2018 electric bicycles for the US market are going to be priced at $1,499 except for the RadWagon (electric cargo bike) which will be priced $100 more at $1,599.
 

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Populo Lift V2 - Affordable Step Through | Electric Bike Review
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Published on Mar 24, 2018
The Lift V2 brings a ton of value for the prices that Populo is known for. This bike is a fully loaded commuter great for effortlessly cruising your city. For detailed specs and information, check out more details on our website here: https://www.nycewheels.com/populo-lif...
 

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2018 Electric Bicycle Center Updates from Fullerton California
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Published on Apr 12, 2018
I visit Sam's shop pretty regularly, checking out the new bikes and getting his insights on the industry. He has been selling electric bikes longer than almost anyone in the United States and his shop in Fullerton, California is a fun and interesting place to visit. You can really get a feel for the variety of models and test ride anything that you want.

While exploring the showroom floor, Sam showed me some Riese & Müller, Easy Motion, Fantic, Haibike, IZIP, Bulls, Juiced Bikes, e-JOE, Day 6, and Motiv. We talked about kick scooters and I was able to interview two customers about their interests and experiences at the shop. Those customer interviews can be watched starting at 12:50 and 15:47

Electric Bicycle Center Details:
- Address: 400 E Commonwealth Ave, Suite 6, Fullerton, CA 92832
- Shop Phone Number: (714) 992-5591
- Website: https://electricbicyclecenter.com/

I have reviewed many of the models we talked about and saw during this ebike shop tour. Some are still in the works and will be posted soon. You can find them by visiting http://electricbikereview.com/ and using the search function.
 

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10 Cheapest Electric Bicycles You Can Afford (Review of Bikes Starting at $699)
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Published on Apr 11, 2018
Electric transport is a hot topic for sure. Just recently we have featured on our channel an episode about the fastest electric bicycles that exist today.

Here is the link for you, in case you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oNKW...

The major feedback that we received was our viewer’s dissatisfaction with high prices of those two-wheelers. So in this episode we decided to review 10 of the cheapest models on sale that come to your doorstep almost factory assembled and do not require additional skills and sophisticated instruments to be put together. Do you think you can get a decent electric bicycle for $1000 or less? Let watch and find out!

Electric bicycles featured in this video:

Populo Sport: populo.com/products/populo-sport-v1

Store link: https://amzn.to/2EuCEuM

On today’s market there aren’t that many ebike models that combine light weight of 36 lbs and rather affordable price of $1,000. Populo Sport has a single speed drivetrain with a hub motor in the rear wheel.

Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent Air: juicedbikes.com/pages/crosscurrent-air-product-information

Store link: https://amzn.to/2JryyXV

This is the second generation pedelec from Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent line, that is now even more affordable. It comes with lifetime warranty on the frame, two years on the mechanical components and 1 year on the battery.

Populo Scout: populo.com/products/populo-scout-electric-bicycle?variant=33460653201

Store link: https://amzn.to/2IB3m7g

The Scout is an oversized middle price model from Populo that gets richer package of features, more battery capacity and higher speed. Unlike many bikes from this class it has a mid-drive motor with 350 W output.

Moar Bike: moar.bike

In this video we tried to avoid featuring crowdfunding bikes that are not readily available and have proven their worthiness, but Moar managed to grab our attention, being the first comparatively affordable electric bicycle with full suspension.




Mijia QiCycle: xiaomi-mi.com/electric-bikes/xiaomi-mijia-qicycle-folding-electric-bike-red

If you are looking for an affordable electric bicycle from a reliable manufacturer, you should definitely look into the lineup suggested by the Chinese high-tech giant Xiaomi. Mijia QiCycle has foldable construction and can fit into a car trunk.

Sondors Original: sondors.com/collections/north-america-pre-sale/products/2018-sondors-original-us-canada-only

This exact model put Sondors on the map of electric bicycle buyers and at the time of the release in 2015 the Original secured the title of the most affordable eBike ever produced.

Folding Wave: waveelectricbikes.com/shop/electric-bikes/folding-wave/

Folding Wave priced at $899 is the cheapest offered by the company. With a 350 W motor, it is less powerful than its siblings.

Propella: www.propella.bike/

Propella combines a minimalistic design with the latest battery technology to create lightweight plug and play ebikes that are easy to use, reliable and pretty fun to ride.

Tidal Wave: waveelectricbikes.com/shop/electric-bikes/tidal-wave

Tidal Wave is a typical beach cruiser equipped with a 750 W electric motor that has a step-through frame to make mounting and dismounting the bike easier.

Wave 2.0: waveelectricbikes.com/shop/electric-bikes/wave-electric-bike-2-0/

Wave 2.0 is a lighter, safer version of the company’s original electric bike that was first launched in 2015.

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E-Bikes Part 1 - Front Hub vs Rear Hub vs Central Motor. What Works Best?
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Published on Jul 27, 2017
 

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E-Bikes Part 2 - How Electric Bicycle Really Works. The Beginner's Guide
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2 Days, 92 Miles, First Time Bikepacking with an Electric Bike
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Published on May 21, 2018
My friend Jeremy delivers a local newspaper paper in Fort Collins Colorado by bike. He has made some friends who also work on the paper that enjoy cycling, and some of them enjoy cycling to the foothills and camping, this is called bikepacking! The thing is, Jeremy has a hip issue and Crohn's disease. His intestines are regularly inflamed and this limits the level of physical activity that he can endure. Many of their bike camping trips last an entire weekend, and each rider has to haul their own tent, sleeping bag, rain gear, food, and water. So, Jeremy hasn't been able to go bikepacking with a traditional bike.

One day, Jeremy mentioned that his friends planning another camping trip and he was curious if I had an extra electric bike that he could borrow! Nope, I did not... but I reached out to my friend Tom Wilson at Small Planet EV in Longmont Colorado, asking whether he could loan us a bike or sell a unit cheap. I asked if he had any mountain bikes with smaller frames since Jeremy is 5'6" and 155 lbs. We were in luck! Tom had a 2016 Felt LEBOWSKe that he would sell at cost to help us out. I bought and donated the bike to Jeremy because his entire life is spent on a bicycle and this would also help him to deliver newspapers more easily! So, Jeremy and five friends spent a weekend riding 92 miles into Northern Colorado. They actually cycled the entire way from Fort Collins.

The forum topic is posted at https://electricbikereview.com/forum/... and is a work in progress :)
 

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Let's Ride: San Francisco on Electric Bikes, SF Bike Coalition, New Wheel Bernal Heights
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Published on Jun 23, 2018
On June 2nd 2018 I was able to ride electric bikes with Adam Vollmer (founder) and Thomas Whitaker (head of marketing) of Faraday Bikes in San Francisco from Civic Center up to Bernal Heights for an excellent view o the city. We met with a member of the bicycle coalition and talked about the painted lanes, protected bicycle lanes, and the green wave (where stop lights are timed to make it easy for bicycles to keep moving).

We each rode a Faraday model including the Porteur, Porteur S, and new Porteur S Civic Edition which I have reviewed separately at https://electricbikereview.com/brand/... this was just something fun we decided to do before I left town and I thought it would be neat to film and share for those who have never visited.

Points of interest: The ride began in SoMa (South of Market) at Faraday HQ. We saw a bunch of Lime electric kickscooters that some computer science kids from UT Austin were riding. We spotted a city building that is LEED certified as sustainable. There was some heavy traffic in sections of the ride, we were out around Noon. I passed several bikeshare racks and saw some of the Ford Go electric bikes. Adam hadn't slept for like 18 hours but did very well. We passed the UBER headquarters building near Market Street. It was getting close to Pride Week so we saw a bunch of rainbow flags all over the City. In the distance, we saw Twin Peaks and Diamond Heights, the mountain with a big radio antenna on top was Mount Sutro. The first major stop was the SF Bike Coalition where we met with Chris Cassidy (communications director / spokesperson). He was wearing a Lumos helmet. The Coalition has 10,000+ members who are working towards physically protected bike lanes from Embarcadero and Valencia. The goal is to improve safety and enjoyability of cycling in San Francisco. We rode along Folsom Street "the green wave" on the way down and saw all of the trees from the top of Bernal Heights. Apparently there is an event on the first Friday of each month in SF called Bike Party in the evening. Our second stop was the New Wheel. Adam is 6'1" and weighs about 175 lbs but we all made it 4+ miles to the top of Bernal Heights just using ~15% of the batteries on our Faraday ebikes (two of 14 bars). When heading to the New Wheel, we rode down Cortland Avenue which is a street that the Faraday Cortland step-thru model was named after! Adam explained that the white Faraday is colored after Carl the Fog with International Orange stripes for the Golden Gate Bridge.
 

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Vello Bike+ | Lightest Electric Folding Bike | Video Review
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Published on Jun 27, 2018
We're the first shop to have the Vello Bike+ in the US! Vello Bike makes a great variety of folding bikes, and their electric folding bike is currently the lightest on the market! Call us at 800-692-3943 for more information about ordering!
 

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Pedego Electric Bikes, Behind the Scenes CEO Interview
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Published on Jul 11, 2018
https://electricbikereview.com/brand/... While visiting the headquarters of Pedego Electric Bikes in Fountain Valley, California, I was able to hang out with the co-founder Don DiCostanzo and talk about the latest models which include a premium full suspension trail bike with Shimano E8000 called the Elevate, a Brose powered speed pedelec for urban riding called the Conveyor, and some new mid-motor models powered by the Dapu centerdrive. It was neat to see a dual-motor cargo electric bike (the upgraded Stretch) which is capable of hauling heavier loads and ascending hills more easily.

Pedego began as a beach cruiser ebike company (actually converting traditional bicycles into ebikes) to now offering fourteen different models! They had 12 in 2017 and are launching a commuter bike and full suspension mountain bike. One of the big goals was to enable more types of cyclists to find a great product that fits their needs whenever they enter into a Pedego store. Pedego has expanded globally and has one of the largest networks of dealers in the USA right now, making it easy to get fitted, take a test ride, rent an ebike and go on a tour, and make a purchase.

Don explained that throttles are an important feature for their cruiser e-bikes and that they wanted to try a mid-drive but not lose the throttle... With the Dapu mid-motor they were able to do this. Don went on to explain that Pedego designs classic frames and doesn't emphasize model years the way that some other companies do. they introduce incremental updates along the way as technologies advance, refining it with better components etc. We dug into the Pedego Conveyor a bit, talked about the belt drive system (that's clean, reliable, and quiet) and internal gearing. I was told that it will have GPS tracking, Bluetooth app, and other sophisticated / cutting-edge technologies like an integrated motor and battery design. Another updated model is the Pedego Stretch with dual hub motor system for improved efficiency under heavy load. It has a low speed and high speed motor that work together to optimize range but also add power. Pedego now offers a two year comprehensive warranty, one of the leading warranties in the industry. Don also compared riding an electric bike with your family to skiing but without all of the misery because you don't have to lug equipment around. Pedego is one of the few brands that really promotes ebike tours and has partnerships and dealers all over the world.

Don also told me that with their folding model, the Pedego Latch, people who own electric cars like the Tesla will park and charge for an hour and go exploring on their ebikes... which is a cool concept. Pedego is also offering these mile marker pins for people who have ridden long distances. This goes along with their wearables and other clothing accessories like jackets, watches, sunglasses, and hats. Don told me that one of their customers has ridden 40,000 miles on his original Pedego ebike! Pedego has partnered with Brooks, Thule, Sena, and others for their accessory line.
 

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Pivot Shuttle Ebike Overview and History with Founder Chris Cocalis
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Published on Sep 18, 2018
Pivot Cycles was founded in 2007 and before that, Chris Cocalis lead a company called Titus Cycles (for 17 years). Chris started that company in college, he welded his first frame in 1988. They've been selling traditional pedal powered bikes in Europe for several years and then people began asking about ebikes. He said that Germany and France were the biggest markets. He likes motobikes and was interested in the technical side of producing an ebike. Pivot Cycles have worked with Shimano a bunch, so they were experimenting with the E8000 before it was really announced.

Chris said that he wanted to build a killer mountain bike first... and make it an ebike second. They wanted to produce something really refined, something that wasn't too heavy, something that felt natural. The Shimano motor is light, uses a standard q-factor, and pedals and behaves like a traditional bicycle. It offers a faster RPM support so you can still spin up hills vs. shifting way down based on motor needs. The integration of a motor and battery changes how the geometry and balance is setup. The Pivot Shuttle is all carbon, it weighs just 45.5lbs, it uses the external Shimano battery (which is lighter) but Pivot designed it to be inside the bike. The bike costs $10k and comes in four sizes Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. Weight is concentrated low and center for optimal balance. The battery is bolted on with eight screws but they are working on a quick release system as well. This means that battery changes can take five minutes right now, and requires a tool. It has a 140mm rear and 150mm front for a trail enduro type of experience. It uses a DW link rear suspension (dual link suspension design) that offers some anti squat technology that won't squat as much under power. With something like a four bar suspension you have to turn up compression but then you don't absorb the small bumps. It's similar to their Mach 5.5 model (in the non-ebike line).

The Pivot Shuttle won the men's open, got 4th in the pro, and first for the kids (a young lady, 10 year old won). This was the Bosch Boogaloo race at Northstar, CA.