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VIDEO: Jay Leno rolls like a million bucks on $80,000 BlackTrail BT-01

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Want a bicycle with an "invisible" electric motor and a top speed of 56 mph?

Now that bikes – and walking – are becoming more popular, it's time to answer this question: How fast is too fast on a bicycle? How about a bicycle that uses an electric motor hidden inside the frame? We think the answer, whatever it is, is the same not matter which bike you're on and that going 90 kilometers an hour (56 miles per hour) is a bit much for most every rider.

Engadget gets some seat time on the YikeBike folding electric two-wheeler

When we're not dreaming about super-clean cars, we enjoy getting around town on our bikes. Who doesn't? We haven't had a chance to take the YikeBike, the 21st century version of the penny-farthing, for a spin, but the lucky punks at Engadget did, and it sounds like the crew's short hands-on time was enlightening. After just a few minutes on the bike, they managed t

Study: 466 million electric two-wheelers by 2016

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VIDEO: World's Smallest Electric Bicycle

World's Smallest Electric Bike – Click above to watch the video after the break

Reinventing the (bike) wheel with the Copenhagen Wheel

Notice anything strange about the bike in the picture? The bright red hub isn't exactly subtle, but it does hide some impressive tech. Called the Copenhagen Wheel, this is a device developed by the SENSEable City Lab at MIT that basically can turn a normal bike into a connected electric bicycle simply by replacing your standard rear wheel with this one. The Wheel then adds regenerative braking, batteries, general packet radio service (Sebastian Blanco

Electric Bicycle World Tour to last three years, well under way

While some think driving around the world in 80 days is a good way to promote the environmentally-friendly possibilities of electric transport, others prefer to take the slow road. In this case, three years worth of slow road. This past May, Guin Valls set out from Beijing, China on a journey powered by sunshine and sweat that won't end until he arrives in London during the Olympic Game

MIT GreenWheel: Simply an electric bicycle revolution

One definition of the word elegant is "to be gracefully concise and simple." In the future, the dictionary just might include the GreenWheel as a product that illustrates this principle perfectly. From the MIT Smartcities team that gave us the stackable cars concept and the RoboScooter (Domenick Yoney

Instructable of the Day: 48-Volt electric bicycle

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Bricycle: an electric recumbent bicycle

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One design for a collapsible electric bicycle train

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Ultra Motor takes you from A2B

Somewhere between a normal pedal-powered bicycle and an electric scooter lies a class of vehicle which keeps the ability to pedal and adds some assisted power via a small battery pack. This new generation of vehicle is just as useful as the good old moped, except that the electric motor is free of pollution, which is something that most certainly cannot be said of the older two-stroke 'peds and even the newest four-strokers.

VIDEO: Optibike OB1 lets you use the force

The folks at Optibike have been building electric bikes for a few years and that experience now manifests itself in their ultimate creation, the new OB1. It takes the signature Optibike part, the patented Motorized Bottom Bracket (MBB) that uses a derailleur system to give you the optimum gear ratio and mates it with a 850W continuous brushless DC motor powered by 20ah of lithium ion batteries housed inside an aluminum monocoque frame. Add to that handlebars, brakes, derailleur, chainring, and c

Electric Motion Systems E+ ebike: great features, high price

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The Electrobike Pi: pretty cool and really expensive

Let me get this fact off my chest before I write anything else: this thing is flippin' expensive! Alright, now that we're through with that, let's analyze this electric bike, known as Pi. The frame is an aluminum monocoque, meaning that it is a single piece made up of metal which is all a similar thickness. Moving on to the electrics, the batteries are nickel metal hydride, not the better-but-pricier lithium ion.

The new business cycle: comfy bikes aimed at commuters

In the past couple of decades the bicycle industry in the North America has focused mainly on fancy mountain bikes with full suspension and fast road bikes. While both of these styles of bikes are fairly well suited to their intended applications, the reality is that most people don't find them very comfortable to ride.