Electric mountain bikes are remarkable. They provide remarkable performance and demand nothing more than average fitness from the rider.Continue reading “How far can you ride on an electric MTB?”
A northern German state government has committed to a 25% cycling goal and $73 million for infrastructure.Continue reading “North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: $73 million for cycling”
The product life cycles seem to be getting shorter with the result that parts for previous models – less than 1 year old – may be no longer available. This technological advancement has the benefit of providing us with better bikes, but it is making their lifespan shorter.Continue reading “Technologically obsolete: bike parts not available”
Toronto has a thriving e-bike rental scheme. One of the largest reviews into e-bike knowledge has just been published, and it contains some surprising results, not least that while e-bikes might be displacing some conventional cycling, they are actually extending the “cycling career” of people who were […]WHAT DO HUMANS KNOW ABOUT E-BIKES? LET’S FIND OUT! — TRANSIT 🇭🇰 JAM
ACT Greens policy for electric vehicles now includes e-bikes. “Discounts will be up to 50% off the retail price of an e-bike.” See more below.Continue reading “ACT Greens: discounts on e-bikes”
E-bikes have an electric motor. The regulation is measured in power (Watts) but its performance, particularly for mountain bikes, depends on torque (Nm). Making sense of this is not easy. Everybody gets confused. Some understanding will help with your e-bike shopping.
The simple answer is that for flat country torque is not so important but the steeper it gets the more torque counts. At maximum torque on a hill, the bike will stall, and from that point, you will be pushing. That’s why cargo bikes and mountain bikes are sold with motors with the highest torque.Continue reading “More talk about torque”
Germany it rather good at gathering data on bike sales. Australia is pretty slack in comparison. The data is collected by the German industry association ‘Zweirad-Industriep-Verband’ (ZIV).
Continue reading “E-Bike Sales in Germany Keeps Accelerating”
“What started with a sales growth of 11.5 percent in 2015 has been accelerating since. Of course this is about e-bikes which are so rapidly gaining in popularity in Germany that in 2019 sales growth in units stood at a huge 39 percent. In absolute numbers 1.36 million e-bikes were sold on Europe’s biggest bike market.”E-Bike Sales in Germany Keeps Accelerating with 1.4 Million Sold in 2019, Jack Oortwijn, Bike EU, 12 Mar 2020
Something for every age: tiny tots travelling, safe seats, trailers for tiny toes, cargo coolness and the first bike.
The Canberra bike stores are fewer, bigger and more competitive. They will usually price match. Bike stores just want the sale. Kids grow fast, and once an enthusiastic cyclist, then always a cyclist. They know you will be back. Pricing for kids bikes starts from $200 and goes up to about $500.
“Expensive” is a relative expression. We will go to the same effort to get a 5% discount whether products costs $100 or $10,000. We much prefer to have a $5 discount for cash than pay $5 more to use the credit card. Electric bikes are comparatively cheap and we are beginning to notice.Continue reading “On your bike: the electric bike alternative”