Phoenix-based Lectric just unveiled their latest e-bike — the Lectric XP Trike. A folding, three-wheeled electric bike that promises to be a great solution for older riders and those with mobility issues, the XP Trike offers riders a super stable ride, ultra-low standover height, and a powerful 500W rear hub motor that puts out an impressive 65Nm of torque.
Also in the news this week, Magicycle announced plans to expand their popular fat tire electric bike range with a cool new full-suspension model dubbed the Deer.
Ride1UP is also rolling out a new model — the super stylish Revv 1. Combining a vintage moto-inspired moped design with a high-end componentry bundle, the Revv 1 fills a nice gap in the brand’s lineup and will undoubtedly become a best-seller for the company.
Not to be outdone, Heybike is boasting an all-new ride — its Tyson fat tire folder. Featuring a folding, unibody frame that’s beautifully crafted from a single piece of magnesium alloy, the Heybike Tyson promises next-level durability and comes well-equipped with a 750-watt rear hub motor, hydraulic disc brakes, front suspension fork, and more.
We also learned this week that absoluteBLACK is launching a new Super Steel e-bike chainring, perfect for high-power motor use.
Big news is coming out over at Rad Power Bikes, with word that major changes are afoot in the wake of “mistakes”. According to an email from Rad’s CEO, Phil Molyneux, the company has a goal of becoming more customer-focused in the near future.
Last but not least, Israel’s Tel Aviv continues to make an ongoing commitment to the environment with the continued development of bike lanes and other micromobility infrastructure.
So without further ado, let’s jump right into this week’s personal EV newsletter:
- Lectric Launches New Folding Electric Trike — the XP Trike
- Magicycle Deer Debut — All-New, High-Powered Fat Tire E-Bike Model
- Ride1UP Introduces Retro-Style Revv 1 E-Bike
- Heybike Unveils Tyson Folding Fat Tire Model
- absoluteBLACK Introduces Super Steel Chainrings for High-Powered Electric Bikes
- Rad Power Bikes Vows to Improve Focus on Safety & Customer Service
- Tel Aviv Aiming to Go Car-Free with Expansion of Bike Lane Network
Lectric eBikes has announced the launch of its newest folding electric bike model — the XP Trike. This three-wheeled e-bike is designed to make the world of electric bikes more accessible to all, with its stable, easy-to-ride design and low 13.8-inch standover height that makes mounting and dismounting a piece of cake.
The XP Trike’s foldable frame is made from high-quality 6061 aluminum alloy and the bike comes fitted with full fenders, 180mm hydraulic brakes, a 48V 14Ah lithium-ion battery, and a powerful 500W brushless geared hub motor that puts out 65Nm of torque. The three-wheeled powerhouse also comes with 5 pedal-assist levels and a twist throttle for easy riding.
Rolling on 20″ x 2.6″ rubber, the XP Trike is capable of delivering around 50 miles of range and has a top speed of 14 mph.
Currently available in a Graphite finish, Lectric’s XP Trike will be available for pre-order on February 7th and has an MSRP of $1,499.
Magicycle continues to aggressively expand its range of popular, all-terrain e-bikes, offering yet another fat tire powerhouse — the all-new, full-suspension Deer model. This heavyweight fatty will be available in both step-over and step-thru versions and comes with a 750W rear hub motor that produces an astounding 96Nm of torque.
The Deer also packs a 52V 20Ah LG battery that delivers a range of 80+ miles on a single charge, and the 180mm Bengal hydraulic disc brakes offer riders an impressive amount of stopping power. The Deer has a 400-pound max payload capacity, ensuring that you can bring along whatever gear you need. Plus, the full fenders, rear rack, and integrated front and rear lights add extra convenience.
Magicycle backs its rides with a 2-year warranty and offers free shipping to customers in the lower 48 states. The Magicycle Deer will officially be available for purchase beginning February 1st, 2022.
Ride1UP continues to expand its offerings with the launch of the stylish new Revv 1 e-bike. Capturing the essence of classic moped-style, the Revv 1 features a retro-inspired design and is currently available in both hardtail and full-suspension configurations.
Powering the bike is a 750W geared hub motor that produces 90Nm of torque, and the Revv 1 reportedly delivers a 60-mile range thanks to its 52V 15Ah Samsung battery. The frame geometry allows for an upright, comfortable riding position and it ships as a Class 2 e-bike with a max 20 mph top speed. Ride1UP reports that the bike can also be configured as a Class 3 ride with a 28 mph top speed. Other specs include hydraulic disc brakes, a twist throttle, and 20″ x 4″ CST Scout fat tires for all-terrain versatility.
Optimized for riders between 5’2″ and 6’4″ and weighing in at a hefty 93 lbs, the Ride1UP Revv 1 is now available for pre-order with an estimated shipping date of April 2023. The hardtail has an MSRP of $1,895 while the full-suspension model is priced at $2,395.
Heybike just rolled out its latest folding electric fat tire bike — the Tyson. The bike boasts full suspension, a beautiful one-piece magnesium alloy frame, mag wheels, 20″ x 4″ tires, front and rear mudguards, and an integrated cargo rack. Hydraulic disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power and, courtesy of its 750W rear hub motor and removable 720Wh battery, riders can expect up to 55 miles on a single charge.
The Tyson also features built-in theft protection and is enabled with GPS tracking that can send push notification alerts whenever your bike is moved.
The Heybike Tyson is available in a nice range of colors (Black, Green, and Blue), and retails for $1,699.
absoluteBLACK has just announced the launch of its new Super Steel chainrings, aimed at high-powered e-bikes. Compatible with 12-speed SHIMANO HG+ chains as well as regular 11 and 12-speed chains, Super Steel chainrings are crafted from high-end, CNC-milled steel. They then undergo heat treatment and multiple surface treatments to give them a next-level hardness.
Powerful electric bike motors can place a lot of strain and stress on the drivetrain, wearing it out in short order — this is often visible first in the chainring so absoluteBLACK’s new Super Steel chainrings are designed to provide a solution to this all-too-frequent issue.
Rad Power Bikes has admitted mistakes were made and committed to a company-wide overhaul after a turbulent period for the brand. In an email from CEO Phil Molyneux, the Seattle-based e-bike company announced that changes of focus would be made in order to better safety, reliability, and customer service.
This period of troubles for Rad Power Bikes has included recalls of their popular RadWagon electric cargo bike, and a number of lawsuits. Molyneux commented that the company was committed to learning from these mistakes and that the “new era” will yield a “Rad Power Bikes that is more customer-focused than ever before”.
We agree with Electrek’s take on the situation and believe that Rad Power Bikes can bounce back as strong as ever — its newfound focus on safety, reliability, and customer service can only be a good thing.
Tel Aviv, Israel is undergoing a period of transformation with the goal of becoming a car-free city in the long term. The city is expanding its network of bike lanes and other micromobility infrastructure to help bring about greater acceptance of electric scooters and e-bikes.
The residents of Tel Aviv are becoming increasingly open to alternative ways of traveling which is significantly reducing levels of local pollution and traffic congestion throughout the city. We can only hope that this trend continues and more citizens transition to PEV alternatives as their primary means of daily transportation.