Cyborgs in Our Midst!

Why and How E-assist makes sense to the Cyclist Why it has been so confusing   Sounds like a movie doesn’t it? Before you start thinking I am talking about creatures of the Borg from Startrek or about human Cylon hybrids I need to do a little definition. Cyborgs as I use it here are […]

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Perspectives on Personal Power

Helping you figure out how much electric assist boost you need Humans are powerful! However when it comes to navigating the wild world of electric assist options, to choose the right e-assist for your needs, it is helpful to know how powerful a human can be and how much additional power you really need your […]

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Electric Dimensions At Bike Friday

Electric assist takes center stage towards a full line of options to fit you! We are finding that electric assist gives a whole new perspective on what a cycling experience can be and adds a completely new dimension to Bike Fridays. This multi-stage project started several years ago with the goal of a complete line […]

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Bike Friday Eyes eBike Market in US and Asia

On fire! That is the only way to describe the current US eBike business. While much of the US bicycle business has been in a slump, one category is showing good growth: eBikes. By some estimates, electric bike sales grew as much as 70% in 2016 and may have reached 250,000 units. Based on researching […]

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The Enigma of Electric Assist #2

The Enigma of Electric Assist  By Alan Scholz, Co-founder/Designer of Bike Friday & Burley Design  The main mystery of Electric Assist for bicycles. Why is it not more popular in the US? It is wildly popular other places. What do they know that we don’t? It seems like it should have so much going for […]

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The Mystery of Electric Assist #1

The Mystery of Electric Assist  – or – Mechanical doping could make your life better. Alan Scholz, Cofounder/designer of Bike Friday & Burley Design I have watched bicycle assist systems be innovated since the 1970s. Back then they were little wheel drive gasoline motors. Noisy, dirty and to me as a cyclist not at all […]

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