eBike news and items of interest

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by biknut, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. biknut

    biknut Well-Known Member

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    I think that Wave eBike, and especially the Strom, and others coming are going to go a long way toward making eBikes go main stream.
     
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    #102 wheelbender6, May 18, 2015
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    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

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    I was switching channels this morning, looking for coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix. Instead, I happened upon a Formula E race from Berlin. The e-car racing was very close, with a lot of passing. There seemed to be more parity than in Formula 1 and fewer mechanical failures. There was no shortage of big name sponsors like Virgin and Renault.
    -Pit stops are different. They swap the whole car, rather than just tires and batteries. -Watching the Formula E race made me more optimistic about the furture of e-bikes and e-vehicles in general. More info at the link.
    http://www.theengineer.co.uk/in-dep...side-the-formula-e-racing-car/1017296.article
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    Semaj Electric Enthusiast

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    quite interesting indeed!No doubt Advances in battery technology and what have ye will come from this.
     
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    I have been trying to squeeze more life out of my SLA batteries until we get that price break on LiPo batteries. I've been pedaling a lot.
     
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    You have probably heard of the emergency parachute systems that will safely deliver your small aircraft back to earth. One company now plans to install "emergency electric engines" in small aircraft that can provide additional power or emergency power if the gas engine quits. I didn't see that coming. More info at the link.
    http://www.gizmag.com/emergency-electric-engine-uc3m-aircraft/37958/
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    biknut Well-Known Member

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    Soon they won't even be needing the gas motor.
     
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    An Ichibike employee built this 24" e-muscle-bike. I want to build one and add a rear derailleur and stick shift. Note the battery bag under the banana seat.
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/?p=1035
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    This looks pretty awesome but man, too high dollar for me https://nyxbikes.com/ that em3ev frame is the cheapest but still oouch. Guess I'm just going to have to get a cheap crap wall mart bike if I want full suspension. bummer
     
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    You know what? I was just looking at that bike not even 3 mins ago. I've been thinking about getting one for several years now.
     
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    Kool! - I wouldn't mind one of those :D

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    It has a nice look about it.
     
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    What a ripoff. cant see paying more than 500 for it
     
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