Olympia unveil huge 900Wh ‘super battery’ with up to 290km of range | electric bike reviews, buying advice and news

While Shimano recently unveiled their biggest 630Wh e-bike batteries, Italian specialists Cicli Olympia have gone a few steps better by launching a huge 900Wh battery with up to a whopping 290km of range. The PowerNine 900Wh integrates neatly into the downtube of numerous models in Olympia’s 2020 range, and weighs the same as their previous 630Wh batteries.  Shimano unveil […]

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E-bikes could get Britain back to work and cut emissions by 50%, concludes new research | electric bike reviews, buying advice and news

You may have had a good idea this was the case already, but new research from the University of Leeds has found that e-bikes have the capability to slash emissions from transport – and in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic, they could also offer commuters a safe and sustainable route back to work without resorting to […]

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Tech of the Week: Lapierre’s TT bike and new Assos collab collection

It was a very strange seven days of cycling with the latest batch of Corona-based bad news affecting racing and, more importantly, our bike launches. Bicycle technology is still there and this is what we looked at this week. Marcell Kittel joins the Endura clan German sprint power station Marcel Kittel has announced a collaboration […]

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Introducing the Habre Eco Bike: a Nepalese e-cargo machine built from bamboo to beat the climate crisis | electric bike reviews, buying advice and news

In an attempt to combat notoriously poor pollution in and around the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, professor Lance Rake of Kansas University came up with a design for a bamboo e-cargo bike that allows the local population to travel around the city emission-free – and in collaboration with local bamboo builders Abari, the bicycles are now […]

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Tech of the Week: Scorching new bikes from Trek and Kinesis, smartphone or bike computer?

Kinesis is expanding its e-bike range with new adventure and fitness models Kinesis, based in the UK, is perhaps best known for its cross, racing and adventure bikes, but it is now entering the fast-growing e-bike market with two brand new electrically assisted models. The new adventure and fitness models increase Kinesis' ability to meet […]

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First Ride: Orbea Orca OMX, a lightweight aero disc brake-only race-ready bike + video

Orbea has recently followed an upward trajectory, with the launch of many new bicycles by road, gravel and mountain ranges, and prepared for the 2020 season is the brand new Orca OMX, a bike with only disc brakes that aims to achieve the perfect balance of weight to offer, stiffness and aerodynamics, with race-oriented geometry […]

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Live blog: Sunweb’s Chris Harrison ruptures testicle after ballsing up on bike path ride; Froome quashes rumours with monster rides; London repair service converts empty space into workshops; More people cycling because of pollution + more

Climate crisis encourages more people to cycle, says Cycling Scotland after new research The survey – led by Cycling Scotland every two years – had some good and some not so good findings, with one of the biggest changes, the increase in people who say they ride because of the climate crisis and care for […]

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