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Electric assist bikes

News, disscusion and info on e-bikes. The lowest energy per kilometre of any veihicle! It even beats a regular bicycle! (Given the high embedded energy in the typical North American diet)

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Comment by David Elderton on September 27, 2015 at 8:42pm
Fascinating tour of the Grin Technologies HQ with Justin. Over an hour and a half long!

http://youtu.be/IxB2j-egWcQ
Comment by David Elderton on September 24, 2015 at 10:09pm
Comment by David Elderton on September 24, 2015 at 10:07pm
Hi All, here is the new bike from Juiced Riders. Pricing is in USD

The 2016 Juiced Riders CrossCurrent
BY CAMERON NEWLAND

A big theme at this year’s Interbike trade show in Las Vegas was lower pricing, as demonstrated by the monumental news that Haibike is bringing its lower-cost SDURO line to the US, shaving off fully $1,000 from the MSRP of its base model. Juiced Riders, an ebike brand that’s well known for its ODK U500 cargo bike that offers the largest battery and longest range in the industry, also has a low-cost entrant up its sleeve.

Meet the CrossCurrent:

2016 Juiced Riders CrossCurrent electric bike

The CrossCurrent is a good looking hardtail electric bike with a Suntour NCX front suspension fork, a semi-hidden downtube battery with Samsung cells, torque-sensing pedal assist, a 350W Bafang geared hub motor in the rear with support up to 28MPH, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, and a Shimano Alivio 9 speed rear derailleur. Most importantly, it will sell for just $1,499 with a two year warranty, which is fully $1,500 less than similarly-spec’d competitors from IZIP and Easy Motion.

Two battery options will be offered: 7.8Ah and 10.4Ah, and the 10.4Ah version will probably be the best option, since a 7.8Ah battery generally won’t give you more than 15 miles of range when using a high pedal assist mode, but the smaller battery option will be just fine for riders who just need to make short trips around town or who don’t want to ride at high speeds.

When the CrossCurrent comes to market early next spring, it may just redefine the marketplace in terms of value and price. For the first time, a respected, established ebike manufacturer will be offering a model that as able to compete on price with low-cost entrants from the crowdfunding world (the $1,500 RadRover, principally) and offer specs that are comparable to retail bikes that cost twice as much (IZIP E3 Dash, Easy Motion Evo Cross). In fact, this bike might just be less expensive than a home-built DIY ebike with similar specs! At only $1,499, the forthcoming CrossCurrent is sure to be a hit, but you may have to wait until February 2016 to get yours.
Comment by David Elderton on July 10, 2015 at 12:34pm
Drop in ready to go e-bike rentals

http://epedaler.com
Comment by David Elderton on July 9, 2015 at 8:05pm
Comment by Dennis Lucarelli on May 29, 2015 at 3:12pm

Dave, really sad I had to miss yesterday's Green Drinks which I heard was GREAT due to your presentation.  I wonder if something from your presentation can be adapted to a "Top Tip" .. practical tips that we offer islanders via this website.

Comment by stan wharry on May 29, 2015 at 12:05pm

i think it has the possibility to be the sweetest passenger train ever,make that a  long distance tent trailer,no it is a perfect utility toolbox for any tradesman. David you are amazing.

Comment by David Elderton on May 28, 2015 at 9:49pm
My new powered ebike trailer had its first trip today. Transported two ebikes to Green Drinks for show and tell, and demos. All went well, the trailer has a ton of power, and moves the heavy load easily, even up steep hills. Towing it feels like driving a freight train...
Comment by Elizabeth White on May 22, 2015 at 11:55am

http://m.phys.org/news/2015-05-e-bikes.html

interesting article about cycling in Norway and the impact of electric bikes. Sounds very similar to SSI

Comment by David Elderton on May 21, 2015 at 6:47pm
Interesting idea... The output of one JR battery would have to be limited to about 1000 watts, which isn't bad, but you would need two batteries in parallel and a big inverter to run a standard plug in chainsaw. How about a trailer, then adding the solar panels would be easy.
 

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