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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 3 weeks 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 weeks ago #
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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 weeks 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 5 days ago #
  9. ARobComp
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    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 5 days ago #

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