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Cannondale Partners with Bosch for E-Bikes

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cannondale partners with bosch for e bike 300x83   Cannondale Partners with Bosch for E BikesVenturing into the bike enterprise is the automotive giant Bosch with their first ever, new electronic drive system e-bike. It will be spec’d by Cannondale. Bob Burbank, general manager of Cannodale said that it will be marketed firstly in Europe. It will be showcased as a high-end Cannondale bike at Eurobike on its debut.

Both companies have collaborated on its engineering and design for more than a year and came out with an advanced performance and technology driven e-bike system that promises to be unique from anything else in the market. Cannondale and Bosch partnership is not exclusive. Bosch is looking to selling its drive system to other makers of e-bike.

Burbank declared, “We didn’t want a me-too product or slap on a current system, ‘Hey Cannondale’s got an e-bike.’ We wanted to work with a partner to make a system that would stand out.”

Rainer Jeske, head of Bosch Powertrain Systems,…

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Volkswagen VW Bik.e

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Volkswagen reveals its first e-bike at the Auto China 2010 last April 23-27, 2010. Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, the chief Development and Research for V-Dub, himself rode the VW bike on stage. It is a work of art as it is a mini bicycle with no pedals.

The VW bik.e is a part of the company’s “Think Blue” campaign which is sustainable ecological mobility. It is a remarkable battery powered device. It is also portable enough to be folded into the tire compartment of a car. It functions mainly as a vehicle support for your car although it is great for a relaxing ride.

There have been rumors up to this date that plans of putting out the VW bik.e commercially available to the public are highly probable. It has a 20 km range (12.5 miles) enough to get you to your destination if the situation demands. With its official 20 kph top…

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Daymak Wireless Electric Bike – Shadow

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new ebike from daymak 300x225   Daymak Wireless Electric Bike   ShadowThe world’s first wireless e-bike comes from Daymak. Known as the Shadow eBike, it is set to be released to US markets in July.

Michael Chow, VP of Daymak shares that through research they have identified two common problems encountered when using e-bikes. First is the presence of 30 ft wires dangling which can affect the bike’s performance if it was damaged or was cut, “By removing all outer wires from the frame, the Shadow resolves this challenge, making it exceptionally durable and easy to use. The Shadow eBike also has wireless support for the brakes, throttle and pedal system.”

The second problem was concerning the instability of imported controllers when the weight goes beyond 170 lbs on steep inclines. “The proprietary, patent pending Daymak Drive, developed and designed in Canada, addresses this challenge by producing more torque and faster speeds with greater energy efficiency,” said Chow.

The Shadow eBike has a…

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Ultra Motor A2B Metro Electric Bike

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free yourself from traffic with the ultra motor a2b metro electric bike 288x300   Ultra Motor A2B Metro Electric BikeThe Ultra Motor A2B Metro Electric Bike is extremely lightweight and perfect for those who wants to pursue cycling not just for keeping healthy but also on saving gas and caring for the environment. It uses a lithium ion battery that is worth 500 watts making it very friendly to Mother Earth.

This bike is ideal to be used if you will run errands around the neighborhood or if you would rather cycle your way to work instead of commuting. With the extra power on the pedals that the motor renders the rider, you can be sure to reach your workplace still looking refreshed and moreover, extremely in the pink of health. So you can also start saying goodbye to the stressful traffic you might just face again on your way to work.

If you are really giving it some real thought on whether taking another means of transportation to get to…

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New Kona E-Bikes

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Kona has three new e-bikes for May. Known as the Ticket, Token and the Electric Ute, these new electric bicycles come in 700c road wheel and 26” mountain bike wheel types. For casual riding, the Ticket and the Token are your choices whereas the Electric Ute would be ideal for getting groceries or running errands.

The Ticket and the Token are equipped with a battery assisted Pedelec motor of 24-volts and 250 watts. A smooth ride is expected due to the mounted TMM torque sensor on the dropout. The sensor balances the power output created from your pedaling and the front wheel drive motor.

The battery ensures as much as 700 rides with its 24V x 10Ah capacity. You can go as far as 30km if you have it under power assist mode. If you use it under the normal mode, the system can assist you up to 57km. A 100km range…

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Velorbis Elechic E Bike

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Velorbis is coming out with a soon to be released classic bicycle with a hidden electric power source which the hope of altering the reputation of E-Bike in the market today. The Elechic is designed to be helpful to its rider who may have difficulty on climbing steep hills. It is also environmental friendly and stylish.

From out of their very own press release, some reliable data have indicated that Velorbis is confident that electric Bicycles need not be huge or enlarged or need not be inconsistent with the basic principles of ergonomics and aesthetics.

It emphatically added that its intention is to resolve the conflicting notions that electric bicycles cannot be streamlined and practical, trendy and classic. Velorbis has come up with an artistically crafted bicycle, a fully operational E-Bike with its battery and motor unnoticeably blending with its engineering design. This is the very basic criteria that E-Bikes are built.


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Currie Izip Express Hybrid E Bike

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A combination of human and electric power for your bike? This is what Currie’s Izip Express brings to the table. Using the Evo Drive technology, this could be the future of bicycles.

The process works even if it does not seem to. The cyclist turns the hub forward right while the electric motor goes to the opposite direction, backward left. Larry Pizzie, president of Currie Technologies, explains that it is similar as to how a Prius functions to combine its electric and gas motors.

Pizzie adds, “It relies on the differential drive technology developed by Michael Kutter and his company Dolphin, and some tricky hub technology from Sturmey-Archer to pull it off.”

Evo Drive is the result of Sturney’s patented hybrid drive rear hub and Dolphin’s patented pedal-electric hybrid drive system. Sturney’s rear hub results in a dual input planetary drive that takes in human and electric power. A transmission that is used…

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