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Indiegogo is trying to answer crowdfunding’s biggest question: How do you get your money back if the product never materializes? Called Perk Insurance, the optional coverage will allow backers to receive a full refund — minus the cost of the insurance — if the perk is not delivered within a

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Electric assist motor on bike
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When TreeHugger originally reported on this amazing electric assist motor that converts any bike into a “stealth electric bike” a commenter questioned: “Does it actually exist? Doubtful.” We still cannot be sure it actually exists: can you find the electric assist motor even in this close-up? Full Story. by

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2013-2014 Eleventh Edition of EBWR Published by Frank E. Jamerson, Ph.D. with Ed Benjamin. March, 2013—270 pages with 300 photos/tables $395. February, 2014 Update–50 pages with 65 photos/tables $195. Full Story. by

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A friend has disabilities which mean she uses an electric bike, and she’s trying to take it for a trip by train.  For a start, all the bike reservations for the days in June when she wants to go and return are taken. But also she’s told that she can’t

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Teague Denny bike
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The Teague Denny bike has won The Bike Design Project, meaning it will go into production soon. This could be the ultimate bicycle, if it were available now. Unfortunately it’s only an entrant for the Oregon Manifest design project. But it may still get built bringing with it electric drive,

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Stephen Szucs is riding an electric bike
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Stephen Szucs is looking to change the world, one kilometre at a time. The 30-year-old from London is hoping to ride a solar-powered bicycle to Key West, Fla., as he campaigns for a more sustainable world. Szucs, who is the founder of a group called Sustainable Joes, wants his #RETHINK

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The global bicycle industry is expected to reach an estimated $65 billion by 2019. The major driver of bicycle industry is emergence of cycling as a preferred recreational and fitness activity, growing traffic congestion, and rising fuel prices. Increasing demand for low-cost transportation in developing countries helps to drive the

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HANOVER, Germany – Continental is profiling itself as development partner for OEM bicycle manufacturers by offering flexible and customized e-bike drive systems according to clients’ requirements. The result of such OEM cooperation has been presented at last week’s Taipei Cycle Show with bike maker eFlow. Continental provides the customized e-bike drive

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Shimano, known for bicycle components, has launched a new integrated system for e-bikes. At the end of February, the high tech lightweight Shimano STEPS system immediately won the Dutch Bike Innovation Award 2015 and since then has already been installed in  23 bicycle brands, including well-known brands such as Trek, Cortine

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The Karmic Koben is a new electronic bike that will be in production soon. The Karmic bike features a detachable battery and a 350-watt, pedal-assist motor that will have users pushing about the same amount of power as if they were professional cyclists. Despite having a motor and battery pack attached, the Karmic bike

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