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"The electric bike is not a short-term trend"

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  1. chdot
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    Haibike's new high-torque Flyon e-bike system and the e-version of the Lapierre Xelius are two of the highlights at Raleigh's dealer show, which opened for business today at the company's Eastwood HQ.

    https://www.bikebiz.com/business/raleigh-dealer-show-2018

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. chdot
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    Continued shocking ⁦‪@scotgov‬⁩ #SiloThinking. Need integrated #Emobility policy so people/business shown #ebike #cargobike options, not solely #EV.

    https://twitter.com/spokeslothian/status/1045279033028743169

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. chdot
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  5. chdot
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    Rad Power Bikes has announced the release of the RadBurro electric cargo trike in Europe, with a 1,500W motor and proprietary modular attachments that can haul a payload of up to 315kg.

    The company is also hoping to bring sustainable transportation and last-mile delivery solutions to Europe through the formation of a dedicated Commercial Division.

    Unlike traditional European e-bikes, Rad Power Bikes’ RadBurro and fleet of e-bikes feature more power, pedal assistance, and an on-demand throttle, giving businesses and government operations an alternative to gas powered utility vehicles.

    https://www.bikebiz.com/business/rad-power-bikes-to-release-radburro-in-europe

    Posted 2 months ago #
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  8. Stickman
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    Katie Archibald on fire here:

    https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/comment/katie-archibald-column-youre-not-going-like-want-buy-e-bike-396982

    Anyway, I do enough pedalling hard. When I’m going to the cinema or when I’m going to the shops or out for dinner, I don’t want to pedal hard anymore. I want to be dressed in my finest and sat so upright I could be playing the piano but somehow still travel everywhere at 25kph. Which is why the ‘e’ element of this purchase is so important.

    I was, for some reason, still completely overjoyed with the experience though; maybe be a bad sign of my objectivity (or lack thereof) in this potential purchase. But, whatever. It made me happy so I want one of my own so I can feel happy all the time.“

    Read the whole thing.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. ARobComp
    Member

    I have ordered mine. Take delivery in the next 6-8 weeks. Now I just need to navigate the next stage of the e-bike loan form... It's been a sub par experience so far clearly cloned from buying cars, rather than designed specifically to make it easy to buy bikes.

    Should note that mine is being purchased for the same reasons as outlined in the article. I want to be able to ride pretty far reasonably quickly without having to take kit with me. I also refuse to take buses. Until they figure out how to stop them being germ boxes I shall be continuing to avoid them.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. Stickman
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    On this week’s Landward Dougie Vipond rides an ebike through the Cairngorms towards Feshiebridge. He enjoys the experience, although he says the added weight of the ebike is felt when pushing over some of the tougher tracks.

    Also, a bit about Barney’s brewing bean beer.

    Warning: this episode provokes strong feelings about cycling in the mountains and drinking beer

    Posted 1 month ago #
  11. gembo
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    @arobcomp yes the e bike will do that for sure.

    Instead of carrying kit and changing I just arrive for a meeting and sit down.

    Not on your bike today I get asked, then after meeting out to the car park and everyone who wants gets a shot.

    The bag that clips on to the rack is ok but could be bigger. The rack has oversize tubes and there is nowhere fr the ortlieb bottom hook. But these are details to do with the bag ranger than the bike.

    On,y issue really is that you, me and Katie already cycle. We need to prise the single occupant car drivers out of vehicles.

    Also agree about germs on buses

    Posted 1 month ago #
  12. crowriver
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    Saw a chap in civvies on an e-bike (touring type, rear assist) cruising up Regent Road the other morning with minimal effort. Nice bike I thought, but couldn't fail to notice the saddle was way too low, about as low as it was possible to go in fact. Chap's knees were rising well above his backside on the upstroke of the pedals. Yes e-bike means it is possible to pedal uphill with highly sub-optimal saddle position, but he'd find it even easier with a properly adjusted perch, thought I. Occurred to me that he was perhaps a driver who has converted to e-bike, as drivers are used to having knees above bottom when travelling.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. HankChief
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    PedalMe Ebike service in London is looking for investors..

    https://www.crowdcube.com/companies/pedal-me/pitches/bP9R0q

    Posted 1 month ago #
  14. LaidBack
    Member

    Urban Arrow love these guys. Your product vs cabs in a major European capital city. (We think we do well for them in a minor European capital of course!)

    Posted 1 month ago #

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