Linked by David Adams on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:53 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I had the chance to attend the bike industry’s annual DealerCamp in my hometown of Park City, Utah last week. It’s an event where dealers and manufacturers can meet up, and everyone can try the latest bicycle technology on the roads and trails. While there, I took a particular interest in electric bicycles, which were represented by several vendors. Electric bicycle tech has made some major strides in the past few years, but still has a long way to go, in particular on the software side.
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RE[4]: practical electric bike
by braddock on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: practical electric bike"
braddock
Member since:
2005-07-08

Do yourself a favour and stay away from those cheap made in china e-bikes, as they are complete crap and when they break, no repair shop will touch them... believe me, I speak from experience!

Either splurge 2,000+ bucks for a decent model...


The eZips/iZips sold in Walmart and Target are the low end brands of the American company Currie Technologies which also make $2k+ models and has a dealer and service network. My iZip is built like a tank.

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RE[5]: practical electric bike
by ndrw on Sat 6th Aug 2011 04:46 in reply to "RE[4]: practical electric bike"
ndrw Member since:
2009-06-30

Like most other things from China, but..

Electric bikes are currently extremely popular in China. Basically everything from converted rusty tricycles, city bicycles, scooters to small motorcycles is now using electric motors. Of course they are all used for commuting, not riding in the forest for fun, so they are usually simple, cheap and functional. But there are literally millions of them on the streets, now.

If that trend continues, in a couple of years Chinese makers will be way ahead of anyone else, so I wouldn't dismiss their bikes just because they are currently designed for Chinese commuters.

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