What is the Difference Between a Cadence Sensor and a Torque Sensor on an Electric Bike?

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What is the Difference Between a Cadence Sensor and a Torque Sensor on an Electric Bike?

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Cadence or torque sensors tell an electric bike’s pedal-assist system (PAS) when to engage the motor and propel the e-bike forward. Although just about any combination of a cadence sensor, a torque sensor, or both will work, each sensor type can have an impact on an electric bike’s performance and ride.

So what is the difference between a cadence sensor and a torque sensor on an electric bike? A common response in the bicycle manufacturing industry is that a cadence sensor determines if you are pedaling while a torque sensor measures how hard you are pedaling. … Read more

John O'Donnell designs electric bikes for EVELO.

Podcast: The Electric Bike Design and Manufacturing Process

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Each year EVELO brings new and constantly improving electric bikes to market. These bikes are specially designed to meet customer needs. Recently, John O’Donnell, who is responsible for product design at EVELO, joined us for a podcast.

In the podcast, you will learn about John’s background, the EVELO design process, and bicycling industry manufacturing and design trends. You can listen to The Electric Bike Podcast from EVELO and read along with the transcript below. … Read more

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Electric Bikes Offer Similar Health Benefits as Conventional Bicycles

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Electric bike riders are just as active as conventional bicycle riders and are likely to enjoy similar health benefits, according to the results of a three-year European study released in June 2019.

This large electric bike survey monitored the physical activity of nearly 10,000 adults in seven major European cities.

In the end, the data showed “that physical activity from travel-related activities is similar for e-bikers and cyclists, as measured by MET-minutes [metabolic equivalent or energy expenditure of a specific activity each minute] per week…Moreover, overall physical activity among both groups was also comparable. These findings counter the often-raised concern that e-biking may result in a substantial reduction of physical activity for traveling due to the electric assist of e-bikes, which reduces the required physical effort.” … Read more

5 Incredible Father’s Day Gift Ideas for 2019

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If you were thinking of giving your dad a tie, slippers, or a coffee mug for Father’s Day, you should stop reading. This article is not for you. Rather this is a list of incredible Father’s Day gift ideas that will not only wow your dad but also ensure your position as his favorite child.Assuming that money and time are not an issue. Here are the five things you should get your dad for Father’s Day 2019.

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Hub-drive vs. Mid-drive Electric Bikes: What Are the Differences that Matter?

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Comparing a hub-drive and mid-drive electric bike? You’ll want to consider power, performance, and price. Because when it comes down to it, these are the differences that really matter. How your electric bike is propelled has a significant impact on its ability to climb hills, on how it feels to ride (what we’re calling performance), and on how much it costs. Here is what you should consider.

Percy Chien is the executive director at Fairly Bike Manufacturing. A high-quality bicycle manufacturing and design firm based in Taiwan.

Podcast: Manufacturing and Mobility for Electric Bikes

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Electric bikes are part of a new mobility movement wherein recreational riders and commuters can use their bikes not just for fun, but also to drive less and get around better.

Percy Chien is the executive director of Fairly Bike Manufacturing Company, a high-quality contract manufacturer that has built bicycles and electric bikes for leading brands all over the world.

In this episode of The Electric Bike Podcast from EVELO, Percy talks about how the mobility movement contributes to growth in the electric bike market and about bicycle and electric bike manufacturing generally. … Read more

Use Google Maps to Create a Circular Route for riding your Electric Bike

How to Create a Bicycling Route with Google Maps

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Google Maps is among the best, free online mapping solutions, and it can be a good tool for planning recreational bike rides or commutes.

Whether you’re taking a leisurely ride around town, commuting to work or school, or even getting some serious exercise, riding an electric bike is fun and fast. But riding an electric bike is not the same as driving. You don’t necessarily want to use the same roads and you may not be interested in the shortest route. … Read more

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