Sometime ago I’d read with delight but also disbelief that China had 120+ million electric bikes in use. Currently travelling through the region I no longer doubt this figure. The roads everywhere are constantly filled with them and to the complete domination over petrol alternatives. The rapid uptake resulting from bans on motorbikes in most major cities.
Posts filed in:Electric Bikes
Electric Bike Buying Guide
This guide is a collection of lessons learned and experience gained over the last 3 years of commuting first on a Golden Motor Magic Pie electric kit bike and subsequently a Specialized Turbo.
Electric Bike Brands
A listing of all electric bike brands sold in Australia. Once you’ve found the model of bike or kit that you like you can find a local stockists via the electric bike shops listing.
The star ratings are a simple combined indicator of quality & price, 1 star represents cheap product of low quality, 5 stars represents excellent quality at a high price. For more detailed information see the linked reviews.
Electric Bike Shops
With traditional bike shops still not selling electric bikes for the most part around Australia, numerous speciality shops have sprung up. We’ve listed all those we can find.
Specialized Turbo Electric Bike
Having become hooked on an electric bike for transport via a Golden Motor Magic Pie 3 conversion kit some time back I recently upgraded to the Specialized Turbo.
There are already some great comprehensive reviews of this bike online so I won’t attempt to cover all these points. I’d like to focus rather on the difference between this bike and other electric bikes. In all cases I’m comparing the bike primarily to my converted e-bike above. I’ve also test ridden the Whisper, Evolution and A2B Metro bikes to which many of these comparisons also hold.
Golden Motor Magic Pie 3 Electric Bike
This is my experience in converting and owning a Golden Motor Magic Pie 3 electric bike kit.