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Sep
2021
12

BMW’s e-bike concepts are motorcycles outside the city, bicycles within

BMW recently showed off not one, but two e-bike concepts. The announcements are sprinkled with tons of gee-whiz claims that are easy to make when something only lives on paper, not roads. But one idea stood out to me as a real solution: the use of geofencing to limit fast e-bike speeds inside congested cities. Especially since BMW already has a working geofencing solution deployed around Europe.

In Europe at least, fast e-bikes known as speed-pedelecs (or Class 3 e-bikes in the US) are capable of going 45km/h (28mph), just like BMW’s new concept bikes, the BMW i Vision AMBY and BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY.

BMW sees the i Vision as a pedal-assisted e-bike fitted with a massive 2,000Wh battery that’s “fast charging,” naturally, for a range of up to 300km (186 miles). The Motorrad Vision, meanwhile, would have a throttle and footrests like a traditional motorbike. Both would have three speeds moderated for different types of roads. 25km/h (15.5mph) on bike paths, up to 45km/h (28mph) on roads within cities, and 60km/h (37mph) on multi-lane roads beyond the city limits. The bikes would also be fitted with proximity radar to alert the rider with a visual and acoustic warning that a vehicle was approaching from the rear.

The i Vision is a pedal-assisted e-bike.
Image: BMW

The Motorrad Vision is more enduro than e-bike.
Image: BMW

These vehicles only exist as concepts for now. But what’s interesting is BMW’s inclusion of speed enforcement using geofencing. S-pedelecs, like the impressive Stromer ST2 I recently reviewed, are deemed unsafe for protected bike paths in cities like Amsterdam, forcing riders onto busy streets next to aggressive taxis and, let’s face it, entitled BMW drivers who believe nobody but them knows how to drive properly. Although S-pedelec riders are capable of moderating their speeds to ride alongside ordinary bicycles, some choose not to, creating an unsafe disparity. Geofencing could solve that.

BMW already has a solution to this sort of problem that it uses in its cars. The company’s so-called eDrive Zones communicate with its newer plug-in hybrids to automatically switch the cars into all-electric driving mode when entering certain parts of the cities marked as low emission zones. It works in combination with geofencing tech found in BMW’s GPS navigation system. These eDrive Zones were first deployed in the four largest Dutch cities before rolling out to about 80 cities across Europe.

No wonder geofencing plays such a “central role” in these AMBY concepts: BMW already has everything it needs to make it a reality for e-bikes.

A geofencing solution that caps power delivery to S-pedelec pedals within the city limits would put these fast e-bikes back onto the protected bike paths where they belong. It would also help drive the adoption of S-pedelecs as great alternatives to cars for long commutes to and from the city. And that, in turn, would help European cities achieve their environmental goals that led

Aug
2021
27

Worldwide Bicycles Market Report 2021-2027L Product Materials, Special Features, and Segment Market Opportunity

DUBLIN, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Bicycles: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2021 to 2027” report from Wintergreen Research, Inc has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The global bicycle market, at $43.7 billion in 2020, has strong growth through 2027. It is anticipated to reach $140.5 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 18.1% from 2020 to 2027.

The worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as bicycles prove value by encouraging healthy exercise efforts. Lowering exposure to Covid-19 while traveling to work is a key benefit of cycling.

Covid-19 restrictions-imposed restrictions on the activities of corporations and people. The restrictions have resulted in the increased use of bicycles. Covid spread has created the demand for social distancing affecting transportation. Pandemic response demands that people change their transport means to methods that do not have the risks associated with mass transit – risks associated with subways and buses. Bicycles fill this need.

Demand for bicycles began to rapidly increase with Covid. Cycling, an easy form of recreation and exercise, is easily adapted to a transport vehicle inside cities and suburbs. It is as well a mode of transportation that lowers the risk of infection. Subsidies to encourage the purchase of bicycles and policies to build infrastructure such as bike lanes have contributed to the cycling boom.

According to the lead author this study on the bicycle market, “During the current pandemic, bicycles have become a preferred means of transportation. Public transportation, subways, busses, Uber, and taxis carry a risk of infection. Bicycles have become perceived as a safer way to move around.”

Workers from every industry, particularly those deemed essential, including direct caregivers are rapidly bicycle transportation as the safest way to get to and from work.

During the pandemic shelter in place government orders, bicycles and in place spin bales for indoor exercise have become popular. People stuck at home are frequently using bicycles as a means of getting exercise in place. When they do get out for a few minutes the bike is a good way to move around and stay away from people who might be contagious. Bicycle markets are expected to experience significant growth due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) to reduce the risk of transmission to healthy people.

The growth in bicycle markets is anticipated to last for five years and perhaps beyond. Expectations are that the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will continue to present risk for the next three to four years and people will use bicycles to avoid risk during that time. Momentum will carry the market for another three years.

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Aug
2021
20

This C-V2X radio device can help cars steer clear of bicycles

C-V2X technology could help cars communicate with bikes and emergency vehicles switch traffic lights green.


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Lots of carmakers want to improve road safety by getting cars to talk to each other with a technology called C-V2X. But a startup called Spoke plans to bring the technology to bicyclists next year and, after that, to scooter riders and motorcyclists. A trio of gadgets from the startup is designed to help drivers spot cyclists and vice versa.

Spoke’s first product, a phone-size device called ConnectMe that attaches to a bike frame or tucks into a pocket will broadcast a cyclist’s detailed position information to nearby cars. It uses the C-V2X (cellular vehicle to everything) — a wireless communication technology that’s gained a small foothold in the auto industry. It’ll dovetail with two other Spoke products, the ControlIt bike computer and the SeeYou rear view camera.

Here’s one example of what the technology promises. A car driver preparing to make a right turn might not notice a cyclist riding in the driver’s blind spot who’d be cut off by that turn. The C-V2X system would register the driver’s steering wheel movement and alert both the driver and the cyclist of the potential problem. It’s a common problem when bikes and cars mix.

“It will dramatically improve your situational awareness,” said Spoke Chief Executive Jarrett Wendt, himself a cyclist. Spoke’s trio of products should add about $300 to $400 to the cost of a bicycle, with the ConnectMe arriving by September 2022 and the others by the end of the year.

C-V2X could dramatically reshape the driving experience, warning you about critical issues like the driver ahead slamming on the brakes. C-V2X could enable automated safety features and smooth the path toward fully autonomous vehicles, too.

Cycling is a new wrinkle to C-V2X, but it’s an important one given that people buy 15 million more bikes than cars each year in Europe and North America, Wendt said. Ford, Trek Bicycle, Bosch and Tome software also are working to link cars and bicycles.

Spoke C-V2X products for cyclists

Startup Spoke plans to sell its ControlIt bike computer, left, showing a view from its SeeYou rear view camera, and its ConnectMe C-V2X broadcaster to communicate with cars and feed alert information to the computer.


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The big problem with C-V2X is that it’s not useful until lots of cars have it, and there’s not much of an incentive for carmakers to offer it when it doesn’t do much yet. A C-V2X predecessor, called DSRC, made almost no headway despite two decades of work on the technology.

C-V2X champions believe its use of mainstream mobile phone and network technology — 4G and 5G — will make it more affordable and appealing than DSRC. And some government agencies, including the US Federal Communications Commission, are on board.

One of the biggest C-V2X backers is smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, which is supplying Spoke with electronics components.

“I do believe there will be an avalanche soon” for C-V2X adoption, thanks to carmakers and

Aug
2021
14

Just like EVs, electric bicycles could come with tax credits to lower prices

E-bike can mean more than just “electric bicycle.”

The “Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment” — or E-BIKE — Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate last month. A companion bill, also called the E-BIKE Act, was brought to the U.S. House of Representatives back in February.

They share the same goal: Get more people on electric bikes and out of cars.

To make that more likely, both pieces of legislation propose offering a tax credit worth up to 30 percent off (with a $1,500 cap) different types of e-bikes that can run as high as $8,000.

Sound familiar?

Electric vehicles, including plug-in battery and hybrid cars, are eligible for federal tax credits worth up to $7,500. Tesla and General Motors have both hit the cap of 200,000 EVs sold and are no longer offering a federal discount. But the pressure is on President Biden to extend the cap, especially as he targets half of new car sales as zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

The E-BIKE incentive has a similar goal: to lure people away from gas-powered vehicles.

For e-bike makers, who are eager to get more battery-boosted rides on the streets, the move could open up access to their expensive two-wheelers. E-bike shopping website Ridepanda connects riders to e-bikes that cost up to $6,000. The company, which says that their average e-bike is about $1,100, offers 27 e-bikes priced at under $2,000. (That’s down from 34 when including higher-end options.)

But there’s a slight catch to the E-BIKE Act. If it passes, qualifying bikes can only use up 750 watts of power, much lower than the power in most of the priciest options. For the lower price range, different brands list power from about 250 to 500 watts.

For Serial 1, the e-bike company from Harley-Davidson, the main reason to support the bill is so more consumers can afford their bikes. Its instant name recognition and lightweight, high-speed and range options means its e-bikes reach up to nearly $5,600. Its cheapest commuter bike is about $3,800. With the discounts, those bikes become more affordable.

Jason Huntsman, president of Serial 1, wrote in an email, “EVs, like [e-bikes], are a crucial tool for giving Americans access to vital, sustainable transportation options. We support tax credits for all EVs including [e-bikes], which will help make electric vehicle options more affordable for all Americans.”

The Serial 1 heads up a San Francisco hill.
Credit: Sasha Lekach / Mashable

Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes specializes in commuter- and budget-friendly bikes with a power boost. Its newest bike, the RadRover 6 Plus, starts at just under $2,000. With its fat tires for stability, 75 kWh battery, and custom motor for faster hill climbs, “people who are used to cars will be comfortable making that migration to e-bikes,” Redwood Stephens, Rad Power Bikes chief product officer, told me before a demo ride at a San Francisco park.

That’s what Zachary Schieffelin, founder of Civilized Cycles, is thinking, too. He is launching the startup’s first

Jul
2021
20

Roll on: Curbside Bicycles brings tune-ups to a curb near you | Local News

“That way, my marketing is completely targeted. It’s coming from a trusted source: a neighbor, rather than myself, who’s a random person. And it’s 100% free,” Oestreich said. “I don’t know of any other marketing technique that checks those boxes.”

Oestreich doesn’t set hours for the pop-up, but usually stops taking customers when he hits 15 bikes and calls it quits when the last bike is done. Each tune-up costs $75. Replacing things like inner tubes and chains costs extra. More than that and it’s a job for someone else.

“If your bike is falling apart and it needs all sorts of replacements, I don’t do that,” Oestreich said. He specializes in speedy, nearby service for everyone from the occasional weekend rider to daily bike commuters. 

It’s the perfect business model for the pandemic, he said. The business is entirely outside, with little customer contact required. And by traveling to residential neighborhoods, he meets customers where they are — which at the peak of the pandemic was mostly at home. 

New year, new neighborhoods

By the time Orangetheory offered Oestreich his job back, he turned them down.

Curbside Bicycles “fully supports me,” he said. “I feel super fortunate. The fact that the pandemic was a boon to me is kind of an amazing phenomenon.”

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2021
27

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2020
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2020
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Home – KHS Bicycles

Congratulations to Steven Walton on his 2020 U.S. National DH series championship!

Check out the race action of the KHS Pro MTB team the Downhill National finals from Snowshoe, W.V.

The KHS pro MTB team does excellent work at the final Downhill national this year coming out on top with triple podiums the overall Pro men’s Downhill winner, Nik Nestoroff, Kailey Skelton taking 2nd place in the Pro Female Downhill, and the headline news of the season with Steven Walton taking the overall 2020 Downhill U.S. National title to make for his first major title in his career.

Elevate Webiplex team rider Uliese Castillo won the 2020 Mexican National Road Race Championship and is Mexico’s new road champion!

KHS Elevate Webiplex team rider Uilses Castillo crossing the finish line in first place at the 2020 Mexican National Road Race Championships.
KHS Elevate Webiplex team rider Uilses Castillo crossing the finish line in first place at the 2020 Mexican National Road Race Championships.

 

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We take a ride with 2 time USA national Enduro champion Seamus Powell to see how he spends his day to day life in an ever changing world.

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2020
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