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    Owners of older Cowboy 2 and brand-new Cowboy 3 e-bikes will receive a free software update that adds crash detection by the end of September. It’s an industry-first safety feature, according to the Belgian startup that recently took in $23 million for expansion. Cowboy can detect a fall using the bike’s built-in sensors. The company uses the speed sensor in the wheel, the torque sensor to check if force is being applied to the pedal, and the accelerometer to determine if an accident has occurred. The company says that its algorithm is able to reduce the number of false positives “close to zero.” Emergency braking, dropping your bike on its side, hitting a pothole, or riding over cobblestones won’t...
    Washington, DC (CNN)"VanMoof is like the Mercedes-Benz or the Tesla of electric bikes," Casey Neistat, who has 12.2 million subscribers on YouTube, said earlier this month. And now, the Dutch electric bike startup has raised a $40 million funding round from venture capitalists.VanMoof's sleek bikes automatically shift gears. They have lights built into the bicycles' frame. There's automatic anti-theft technology that locks the wheel and sounds an alarm if someone tries to move the bike while it's parked, and each bike is also geo-tagged. VanMoof CEO Taco Carlier told CNN Business that the company employs a team of "bike hunters," who track down stolen bikes and have a 75% success in Europe. (It's lower in the United States because geotags...
    DERECK CHISORA spent the day out riding an electric bike around Mayfair as he prepares to face Oleksandr Usyk. The heavyweight, 36, was meant to fight former cruiserweight king Usyk, 33, in March. 2Dereck Chisora spent the day out riding an electric bike around Mayfair 2The day out comes as Chisora prepares to face Oleksandr Usyk But the coronavirus pandemic KO'd the headliner, much to the frustration of both fighters. 'War' Chisora has trained throughout as he awaits his new fight date, but took a short break to ride around on an electric bike in London. Promoter Eddie Hearn had planned to have WBO mandatory challenger Usyk face Chisora on October 31 at the O2 in...
    The incredibly lightweight Eeyo 1S electric bike is certainly fun to ride, as I said in my review, but it’s not very practical for most city commuters. Not only is it expensive at $4,599, its unique diamond-frame design eschews both front and rear fenders — you can’t even buy them as accessories from Gogoro. While the resulting look is sleek and desirable, it also means arriving at your destination splattered in road grime whenever it rains. That problem was seen as an opportunity by Amsterdam-based designer Oski Collado and his minimalistic Rain-Bow fenders. He’s now built a set for the Eeyo 1 and 1S e-bikes that are ready to ship worldwide. The lightweight Rain-Bow fenders are made of aluminum stays...
    E-bikes continue to disrupt the commuting industry and have made urban transport easier, greener, healthier, and faster. Most e-bikes offer either a pedal-assist function that kicks on a motor after a rider completes a few pedal rotations or a throttle-assist in which it features a dedicated accelerator capable of powering the bike with or without a rider pedaling.  Like non-motored bikes, there are many different types of e-bikes including electric commuters, electric mountain bikes, and electric road bikes, as well as compact, folding models.  Our top pick, the Priority Embark, wowed us thanks to its wide, grippy tires, smooth ride, and the fact it needs hardly any routine maintenance to keep it running in top shape.  Over the...
    SIMON Cowell grimaces in pain as he is seen in public for the first time since breaking his back falling off an electric bike. The X Factor guru, 60, was being driven to hospital in LA for a check-up. 12Simon Cowell has been seen in public for the first time since breaking his backCredit: BackGrid 12The music mogul was being driven to hospital in LA for a check-up following his spinal surgeryCredit: BackGrid Simon has vowed he’ll be back to his best from spinal surgery — after being dubbed The Terminator. Mogul Si, who came out of hospital last week, was “in good spirits” despite the pain after having a steel rod inserted when he broke his back in three...
    STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Stillwater inventor is dead after apparently crashing his homemade electric bicycle. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy discovered 63-year-old Rory Artig’s body underneath his bike off a trail in Stillwater Township early on the morning of Aug. 14. Investigators believe his bike left the path and he fell off and died as a result of injuries suffered in the fall. Artig graduated in 1985 from Montana State University in Bozeman with a degree in mechanical engineering. His family told the newspaper that Artig hopped trains as a teenager, sailed alone and built his own kayaks. He also built his own house and invented and patented a collapsible fireplace. His...
    By KATHY BERDAN, St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — “You can make it as easy or hard as you like.” Sounds like a mobster threat from a vintage noir movie, but Eric Weber is talking about riding a pedal-assist electric bicycle. Weber recently launched Port Of Hastings Outfitters, an electric bike rental business in Hastings. The 2003 Hastings High School grad has a trailer outfitted with charging outlets and a fleet of 12 electric bikes. He meets customers in a parking lot near the riverside trail in Hastings. As the Summer of Nothing To Do winds down and restlessness grows, Weber’s venture offers a chance to get out and try something new, he tells the St. Paul...
    SIMON Cowell is doing "spectacularly well" after a six-hour operation on his broken back. The 60-year-old mogul's America's Got Talent co-star Howie Mandel has updated fans after Simon was rushed to hospital earlier this week. 6Howie and Simon work together on America's Got TalentCredit: Getty Images - Getty Simon fell from his electric bike while at home, and was almost left paralysed by the accident. Singer Kelly Clarkson has filled in for Simon during filming for AGT - but Howie said that he wouldn't be surprised if Simon was back behind the desk before the end of the series. He told E! News: "We were a little bit in disarray because we were worried. We were worried about our friend,...
    SIMON Cowell has thanked Kelly Clarkson for standing in for him on America's Got Talent after he broke his back in three places. Singer Kelly, 38, slipped into Simon's seat on the AGT judging panel on Tuesday evening following his horror fall from an electric bike last week. 6Simon Cowell has thanked Kelly Clarkson for replacing him on America's Got TalentCredit: AP:Associated Press 6The US singer is standing in for Simon after he broke his backCredit: NBC 6Kelly has joked that Simon doesn't need to 'hurry back'Credit: Twitter 6Simon is recovering after breaking three vertebrae Credit: Twitter Taking to Twitter, Kelly has shared a funny video of herself gently spinning back and forth in his chair. In...
    TV personality Simon Cowell is reportedly doing well after breaking his back in an electric bike incident. Cowell underwent a six-hour surgery Saturday to place a metal rod in his back, according to a report published by Page Six. After breaking his back in three places, he is reportedly up and walking around, a source told the outlet. Simon Cowell thanks medics after breaking back in electric bike fall https://t.co/ry4qaOB4zU — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) August 10, 2020 “He’s doing well, in good spirits and walking around a little more in his room,” the source told the outlet. “He’s been doing more work and this morning was playing jokes on [girlfriend] Lauren [Silverman] and some of his friends,” the...
    Over 800 told to quarantine in Ga. school district This number shows a stunning reversal in the chances of Main Streets survival Simon Cowell Is Walking Again After Back Surgery © Allen Berezovsky/WireImage Simon Cowell is recovering after his scary accident. Just days after breaking his back in a number of places, the 60-year-old America's Got Talent judge is walking again as part of his recuperation, ET has learned. Amid his ongoing hospitalization, Cowell is also beginning to work on his iPad, but is otherwise taking it easy and is not currently allowed any visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions in the hospital. As for his AGT duties, Cowell is happy that former American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson will be filling in for him this week during the...
    Simon Cowell is 'doing really well' as he recovers from falling off his new electric bike and breaking his back in several places.  The media mogul, 60, underwent six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday night after falling from his new Swind EB-01 electric bike. Speaking exclusively with MailOnline, sources close to the family said: 'He’s in good spirits and knows he had a lucky escape and that this could have been worse.’   And although reportedly facing 'weeks' of physiotherapy, Simon is already back on his feet walking around and even taking work calls. Doing well: Simon Cowell is in 'good spirits' as he recovers from back surgery after falling from his electric...
    PIERS Morgan poked fun at Simon Cowell on Monday following the news that the music mogul had broken his back in a bike accident. Piers, 55, took to Twitter to respond to Simon's tweet from Sunday in which he thanked fans for their kind messages. 4Piers Morgan has poked fun at Simon Cowell following his bike accident Simon's original tweet read: "Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. "I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages." Good Morning Britain host retweeted it and added: "Stick to that Zimmer Frame I got you in future - it's more age-appropriate. Glad...
    SIMON Cowell will not be able to walk for weeks after breaking his back in three places in a bike fall at his Malibu home. Doctors have warned the telly mogul, 60, he faces a long and difficult recovery that will involve intensive physiotherapy and wearing a back brace. 6Simon Cowell will not be able to walk for weeks after breaking his back in three places in a bike fall at his Malibu homeCredit: © 2020 The Mega Agency A source said: “It’s going to take him weeks, maybe months.” Despite the recovery ahead, crocked Simon joked from a hospital bed about breaking his back after pulling a wheelie on a powerful new electric bike, saying: “I should have read...
    KELLY Clarkson announced she’s stepping in as a judge on America’s Got Talent as Simon Cowell takes time off to recover from breaking his back in a scary bike accident.  The 38-year-old singer is filling in for the fellow American Idol alum after he fell and broke his back while trying out his powerful new electric bicycle.  11The American Idol alums have become close friends since she won the first seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty 11The Kelly Clarkson Show host will will join NBC's AGT this weekCredit: Getty Images - Getty 11Simon will miss Tuesday and Wednesday's live episode on AGT Credit: Not known, clear with picture desk 11The talk show host revealed she was filling in for Simon on...
    The SWIND EB-01 is one of the most powerful electric bikes on the planet, with top speeds of more than 60mph. Indeed, it’s got so much va-va-voom that it wouldn’t be allowed on British roads, where the top legal speed for e-bikes is a stately 15.5mph. But this does go some way towards explaining how Simon Cowell ended up with his back broken in three places at the weekend after falling off his new toy. It has been claimed the ‘impact missed his spinal cord by about a centimetre’, a factor that spelled the difference between life in a wheelchair and the ability to walk again. But this does go some way towards explaining how Simon Cowell (pictured) ended up...
    Citi Bike’s fleet of pedal-assist e-bikes has barely grown since its February launch despite a pledge to put “thousands” on city streets by the summer, its parent company admitted on Monday. Lyft now promises only “hundreds” of e-bikes this summer, Gothamist first reported — a marginal increase over the 300 or so currently service. Lyft rep Julie Wood told the site the delays were caused by coronavirus-related supply chain issues, as well as limited labor capacity. Lyft laid off 17 percent of its workforce in April. The slowdown comes almost two years after Citi Bike, under previous ownership, introduced 1,000 pedal-assisted electric bikes to its massive 12,000-bike fleet in November 2018. The e-bikes were enormously popular in the few months they...
    SIMON Cowell is in "a lot of pain" after a six-hour operation on his broken back - as a pal reveals his girlfriend Lauren Silverman is in "total shock" over the accident. The Britain's Got Talent star, 60, was riding a £6,000 electric bike when he fell off after admitting he failed to read the manual. 3Simon Cowell, pictured on a different bike, was trying out a new electric two-wheeler capable of doing 60mph Simon's son Eric, six, and his partner Lauren’s teenage lad Adam watched in horror as he fell backwards and smashed down onto a concrete floor at his Los Angeles home. Speaking on Dan Wootton's talkRADIO Drivetime show, Lizzie Cundy said: "I have heard from Lauren, she texted me yesterday. It's absolutely devastating news....
    Simon Cowell broke his back while testing out a $20,000 electric bike billed as “the world’s most powerful” — and banned from the open road in the UK because of its speed, Page Six has learned. The “America’s Got Talent” judge was riding the Swind EB-01 — advertised as ”the world’s most powerful and most advanced electric bicycle in the market” — when it did a “giant wheelie” and he flew up into the air, friends said. The bike, which carries a hefty price tag of $20,400, has a hybrid aluminum frame covered in a carbon shell. The frame’s design is similar to a dirtbike. In the UK, the model is banned from the open road — as it...
    Simon Cowell broke his back while testing out a $20,000 electric bike billed as “the world’s most powerful” — and banned from the open road in the UK because of its speed, Page Six has learned. The “America’s Got Talent” judge was riding the Swind EB-01 — advertised as ”the world’s most powerful and most advanced electric bicycle in the market” — when it did a “giant wheelie” and he flew up into the air, friends said. The bike, which carries a hefty price tag of $20,400, has a hybrid aluminum frame covered in a carbon shell. The frame’s design is similar to a dirtbike. In the UK, the model is banned from the open road — as it exceeds...
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Simon Cowell almost paralyzed, left wheelchair-bound in electric bike crash https://t.co/jx7xd3cmoS pic.twitter.com/bIRjpQFQJ8 — Page Six (@PageSix) August 10, 2020 Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. He was taken to a hospital and was said to be under observation and doing fine. Cowell created “America’s Got Talent” and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on “Britain’s Got Talent,” “The X Factor” and “American Idol.”
    (CNN)Simon Cowell is offering some advice following an accident which landed him in the hospital.The judge for "America's Got Talent" included it in a tweet on Sunday after a fall from his new electric bike forced him to undergo surgery.A spokeswoman for Cowell told CNN on Sunday that the former "American Idol" judge broke his back in several places while testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home in Malibu, California. Some good advice...If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 10, 2020 "Some good advice ... If you...
    Simon Cowell was terrifyingly close to being paralyzed in his electric bike accident that broke his back in three places, according to a report. The 60-year-old “America’s Got Talent” star — whom Page Six revealed had a six-hour operation Saturday — came just a centimeter away from injuring his spinal cord, sources told The Sun. “He could have been looking at a life in a wheelchair,” a source told the UK paper. “It was a really, really bad fall — but he’s very lucky to have escaped with the injuries he has,” the source said of the TV host who had a metal rod inserted in his back. “Thanks to the doctors he is hopeful of making a full recovery.”...
    Simon Cowell has broken his silence after breaking his back in an accident at his home in Malibu. The media mogul, 60, underwent six hours of surgery to insert a metal rod into his spine on Saturday night after falling from his new $8,500 electric bike. On Sunday night, Cowell tweeted: 'Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time.' From his hospital bed: Simon Cowell broke his silence after breaking his back in an accident at his Malibu home, posting an update to his Twitter and Instagram feeds He went on: 'I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your...
    Simon Cowell has thanked the medical staff who treated him in Los Angeles following a bike accident in which he broke part of his back. The music mogul and talent show judge sent "a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors", calling them "some of the nicest people I have ever met". Cowell was taken to hospital after falling off his new electric bike in the courtyard of his Malibu home. The 60-year-old said he should have "read the manual" before riding it. Simon Cowell breaks back falling from bike "Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time," he tweeted. He thanked fans and friends...
    Doctors reportedly said Simon suffered a 'bad injury' and noted that he's 'lucky.' Simon Cowell has spoken out publicly for the first time since sources disclosed over the weekend that he had broken his back during a scary accident on an electric bike. The former American Idol and current America’s Got Talent judge addressed his fans himself via his Twitter account on Sunday, August 9, where he confirmed the reports and also thanked the doctors and nurses who had taken care of them. Simon broke his silence via a statement in two separate tweets after he had six hours of overnight surgery on Saturday. He seemed to be in good spirits and even joked to fans that they should always...
    SIMON Cowell has said he "didn't read the manual" before breaking his back during a terrifying fall that almost left him paralysed. Simon, 60, needed six hours of surgery, and missed injuring his spinal cord by a centimetre during the accident witnessed by his son Eric, six, and his partner Lauren Silverman’s teenage lad Adam. 5Simon Cowell admits he 'didn't read the manual' to electric bike before breaking his back in horror accidentCredit: Getty Images 5Simon Cowell broke his silence over his horror fall on Twitter last night The music boss broke his silence on Twitter last night and confessed he hadn't been fully versef on how to use the electric bike before taking to the road. Simon wrote on Twitter: "...
    Simon Cowell was left in 'shock and massive amounts of pain' after he fell from his electric bike and broke his back in several places. The entertainment mogul, 60, was outside in the courtyard of his Malibu home with his son Eric, six, and stepson Adam, 14, at the time of the accident. After the fall on Saturday, Simon was rushed to hospital where he underwent a six-hour operation through the night to place a metal rod in his back.  Accident: Simon Cowell was in a 'massive amounts of pain' when he fell from his new electric bike and broke his back on Saturday (pictured in April with girlfriend Lauren Silverman) A friend of the family told MailOnline that...
    AMERICA’S Got Talent judge Simon Cowell will be missing the first two live shows after breaking his back in a bike accident. The 60-year-old TV personality fell off his electric bicycle in Malibu, California on Saturday and had to undergo a six-hour surgery for the injury. 9The America's Got Talent judges returned to work on Sunday without co-star Simon CowelllCredit: Instagram The NBC reality competition series is in its 15th season and is set to broadcast live on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The rest of the judges — Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara — and host Terry Crews went back to work on Sunday to prepare for the new episodes, but Simon will be taking the...
    SIMON Cowell has successfully undergone a six-hour surgery after breaking his back and is recovering well in hospital. The music mogul, 60, was rushed to hospital last night after falling off his electric bike in Malibu, California. 6Simon Cowell has successfully undergone a six-hour surgery after breaking his back and is recovering well in hospitalCredit: Vantage News A spokesman for the star told us Simon was "recovering well" after the lengthy procedure. While the Mirror reports that Simon is "under observation and is doing fine.” Simon's representative told People shortly after the painful incident that it happened in the courtyard of his mansion while he was with his family. They reassured: "He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in...
    (CNN)"America's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell has undergone surgery after breaking his back in several spots while falling off his bike on Saturday.The 60-year-old entertainment mogul, who shares a child with his partner Lauren Silverman, was testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home in Malibu, California, with his family when he fell, according to his spokeswoman."He was taken to hospital where they operated overnight, he's under observation and is doing fine," the spokeswoman told CNN.Cowell, also known for judging "Britain's Got Talent," "American Idol" and the "X Factor," was set to return to "America's Got Talent" for the first live show airing on Tuesday.
    MALIBU, Calif. -- Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California.Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. He was taken to a hospital and was said to be under observation and doing fine.Cowell created "America's Got Talent" and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on "Britain's Got Talent," "The X Factor" and "American Idol."
    Los Angeles, August 9: Music mogul Simon Cowell has been hospitalised after breaking his back in an electric bike accident. Cowell broke his back on Saturday afternoon while test riding his electric bicycle in Malibu, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The English record executive and host of “America’s Got Talent” is being treated in hospital and will have surgery. Man Uses Penis to Paint Simon Cowell Portrait, Leaves Britain’s Got Talent Judge Flabbergasted During Auditions. “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” said a spokesperson for Cowell, adding: “He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s...
    SIMON Cowell's partner Lauren Silverman enjoyed a bicycle ride with their son Eric just hours before the star broke his back on an electric bike. It was revealed earlier today that the Britain's Got Talent and X Factor boss, 60, had broken his back after falling from his electric bike at his home in Malibu. 6Simon Cowell's partner Lauren Silverman enjoyed a bicycle ride with their son Eric just hours before the star broke his back on an electric bikeCredit: The Mega Agency Simon was rushed to hospital and had surgery on Saturday evening, but just hours before the terrible accident, Lauren and the couple's son Eric, six, enjoyed a ride around Malibu on their non-electric bicycles. Lauren, 43,...
    TV producer and personality Simon Cowell broke his back while riding an electric bicycle in California on Saturday and was expected to undergo surgery, a spokesperson for the “America’s Got Talent” host said, according to a report. "Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family," the spokesperson told People. "He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He's doing fine, he's under observation and is in the best possible hands." MEL GIBSON WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR CORONAVIRUS IN APRIL  The British-born Cowell, 60, was scheduled to resume shooting episodes of “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday after a hiatus due to the coronavirus, according to...
    SIMON Cowell has been rushed to hospital for surgery on his back after falling off an electric bike. The 60-year-old X Factor judge was hospitalised on Saturday when he fell off his electric bike while out on a ride in Malibu. 6 Simon Cowell has been rushed to hospital after falling off his electric bikeCredit: Vantage News Simon's representative told People: "Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening." They went on: "Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family. "He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and...
    Simon Cowell has been hospitalized after falling off his bike.  The 60-year-old entertainment mogul was rushed to hospital on Saturday when he fell from his new electric bicycle whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu, California.  'Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening,' his representative revealed to People.  Injury: Simon Cowell has been hospitalized after falling off his bike whilst taking it for a test drive at his house in Malibu, California The rep explained: 'Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family. 'He hurt his back and was taken to the...
    Simon Cowell reportedly needed back surgery on Saturday night after he got into a bad biking accident, sources disclosed to Page Six. According to the outlet, the America’s Got Talent judge was trying out his new electric bike at home when something went wrong. A rep for Cowell said he had “broken his back” and went into surgery later that night. He was taken to the hospital immediately after the accident, which occurred at his house in Malibu, California. “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” said the source. Page Six said the 60-year-old had been spending lockdown with his...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Tyler Hayes/Insider VanMoof's S3 e-bike is an attractive ride that features electric-assisted pedaling for ease of use. The motor is near-silent but can boost you up to 20 MPH in certain riding conditions — plus, the design is sleek and unassuming. Priced at $1999, the S3 is not an impulse buy but for those looking for a new method of commute or adventure splurge and is also reasonably priced for its feature set. Among the features it includes is automatic locking, an on-bike display, 35-plus miles of range, and an optional ability to purchase GPS theft tracking. On This...
    While many drivers are finally back behind the wheel, others are looking for alternative ways of getting around, either to avoid mass transit or just to get some fresh air. It’s no wonder sales of bicycles have skyrocketed. And many folks are trying out electric bikes. The electric bikes are like traditional two-wheeled bikes that are upgraded with a battery and motor, so you can pedal a lot or a little. Consumer Reports put some e-bikes to the test. Testers looked at several performance factors, including acceleration, handling, and braking. Bicycles with dual-disc brakes perform better in all kinds of weather. Another key consideration is battery range. In Consumer Reports’ tests, with the battery at maximum capacity on...
    Lime is relaunching Jump’s electric bike-share service in London in its first move since acquiring the struggling bike brand from Uber. To start out, the bikes will be available to rent in the Uber app only — they will added to the Lime app at a later date “following further systems integration,” Lime said. A few hundred e-bikes will be available at first, and will grow with demand, the company says. Pricing will be £1 unlock and 15 pence per minute after. The bikes will initially be deployed in Camden and Islington. The return of Jump’s e-bikes may come as a surprise to some who were pessimistic about the brand’s survival following Lime’s acquisition in June. The bikes were...
    There's a bike boom happening."It's kind of a little uncomfortable to say at times, but my business has been doing pretty well lately," said Chris Nolte, owner of Propel Electric Bikes in Long Beach, CA.Nolte said that the shop's sales in May 2020 were close to double those in May 2019, and he's not alone. According to the market research firm The NPD Group, adult leisure bike sales increased 121% in March 2020 versus March 2019. The same study found that sales from children's and BMX bikes increased 56% in that same time period. "Gyms started closing down and people started looking to other alternatives to getting out there and exercising and bikes kind of became a savior for a...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As we cruise into the summer season, many people are choosing a bicycle to get around town. Now if you’re looking to put a little power in your pedal, CBS3’s Ukee Washington checked out some electric bikes. “It’s freedom, it’s going wherever you want, ” said Brian Hackford, with Keswick Cycle, about the advantages of owning a bike. So why are people so charged up about electric bikes? “Everything that you put into this bike, the motor throws back at you, meaning if you pedal hard, the motor ramps up,” Hackford said. “I think e-bikes are for everybody because if you can ride and have more fun and if you can ride further — I have a...
    Rad Power Bikes, one of the top electric bike manufacturers in the US, is out with a new slimmed- and stripped-down city commuter called the RadMission Electric Metro Bike. This bike is no frills, with a single-speed drivetrain, a torquey 500W geared hub motor, and a battery that’s somehow smaller than Rad Power Bikes’ regular packs but just as powerful. But the real shocker is the price. The Seattle-based company, which is known for its value-based prices, is offering the RadMission at an introductory price of $999 — its cheapest model yet. That’s about $500 less than most of Rad Power Bikes’ lineup. (No word yet on what the regular, non-introductory price will be.) the real shocker is the price...