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E-Bikes

Selling E-Bikes Online, an Eye-Opening Experience Concluding in a BionX Clearance

In 2011 we decided to explore the opportunity of selling electric bicycles and e-bike kits online. It didn’t go well, but we learned quite a bit along the way. I’m here to tell the tale and while I’m at it announce our 25% off BionX Clearance. As you may already know the business behind this […]

The Electric Cargo Single-Speed Fatbike

Pedaling up to Mama BurgerĀ for lunch recently, I noticed a cargo bike parked outside, unlike any cargo bike I’ve seen. This was an electric, cargo, single-speed, fatbike. I went inside and scanned the tables — there aren’t many of them to scan — thinking I’d be able to guess the owner of this bike on […]

The International Color Conspiracy and the IZIP E3 Path Electric Bike

Look: I don’t expect you to believe that the Freemasons control gravity, that Facebook is a CIA program, or even that General Motors killed all the streetcars in America. But there is a real conspiracy I learned about years ago when I got involved in e-commerce, product development, and the shadowy world of the nonprofit […]

The Urbana and BionX: Peanut Butter and Chocolate

The Current is an Urbana bike integrated with a BionX electric assist system. We’ve had a really, really, long term test of this bike — like more than a year. At first it was, Oh God! It’s so cute! Can I ride it can I ride it? And now it’s, Hey, I’m taking the Urbana […]

Extensive Hands-Off Experience: Installing the BionX Electric Assist

I consider myself The World’s Leading Expert on BionX Retrofits… who has never actually done a retrofit himself. In a previous post, I talked about the natural ride of BionX — and I referred to bikes that come from the manufacturer with the BionX system already installed. But what about someone who wants to put […]

E-bike is to Bike what Trolling Motor is to Rowboat

Last week the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) released a position paper (PDF) on how electric bikes should be regulated when off-road. And predictably, the pedal-power purists flipped out without absorbing the nuances of IMBA’s position — even though the second paragraph is all reasonable and stuff. IMBA believes all recreational uses of public lands […]