Specialized have released pictures and details for the 2018 Turbo Levo Carbon eBike. With the S-Works model featuring full carbon frame and retailing at $13,000AUD. Is this the craziest electric bike ever?
Aluminium versus carbon: are carbon fibre electric bikes worth it?
Latest pictures to surface the internet after the spy shots from E-Mountain Bike. This is the Orange x Strange electric downhill enduro machine! Fitted with Fox Float X2 and Renthal Bars. This MTB is the pinnacle of mountain ebikes.
Some info and spy shots on the latest prototype to come out of Orange mountain bikes and Strange design team. Shimano Steps crank drive, Fox Float X2 shock, 160mm travel. The thing is a MTB enduro and downhill beast!
There are 4 main reasons why the mid drive is better than the hub drive. Yes- it is more costly than the hub powered electric bikes, but that is a compromise that needs to be made for better power, handling etc. Find out more in the article where it explores these two types of ebike motors with dynos and technological/mechanical explanations.
Bion X Conversion Kits and Bosch Performance Line. A lot of options out there for people getting into electric bikes. So let's start with the fundamentals of an ebike - the motor. We have hub drive and mid drive. Check out the article for a full write up comparing the two and see which one is the best.
Mid drive or hub drive? Whether you're getting into e-bikes or an enthusiast, this article is a good read as it explores multiple aspects on comparing the mid drive to the hub drive for electric bikes.
Cube EPO 45 Reaction Pro 29er against a Haibike Xduro? Both great bikes, manufactured by the top companies. But break it down and one has a hub drive and the other has a mid drive. How do these motor types compare? Performance, handling and maintenance and cost are factors that affect the ebike overall. This is all explored in the article!
The performance of a motor is a big factor in anything related to machines. A good way to gauge it is to run dyno tests. E-Biking Now have completed dyno testing alongside their electric bike reviews and have used it in their article on mid drive vs hub drive on an eBike. The article explores a bit more than dyno numbers as well, find out more via the link.
Weight distribution plays a big role in handling of a bicycle. With e-bikes, the added motor and battery can change where the center of gravity is. With these electric bike motors, they usually come in two types being either hub or mid fitted motor. See what other factors are affected by the choices of the motors via the link.