A collection of helpful resources from our website and from around the web.

Urban Arrow cargo e-bike in front of the Golden Gate Bridge
Taking the Urban Arrow for a test ride in the Marin Headlands

From our website

E-Bike Buyer’s Guide

When you are looking for a commuter e-bike, there are many decisions that you’ll have to make. This e-bike buyer’s guide covers the price ranges, styles of e-bikes, various features of e-bikes, and a few other considerations. It is meant to help you understand the tradeoffs so you can purchase the e-bike that is best for you and your commute.

Torque vs Cadence Sensors on E-Bikes

One of the key components of e-bikes is the sensor technology that they use to provide pedal assistance. Currently, there are two main types of sensors available for e-bikes, torque sensors, and cadence sensors. In this article, we will explore the differences between these two sensors, including how they work, their pros and cons, and how to choose the right one for your riding style.

Hub-Drive vs Mid-Drive Motors: Which is Best?

One of the big things that you’ll have to make a decision on is a hub-drive versus mid-drive e-bike. Each of these types of e-bikes has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. In this article, we will explore the differences between the two types of e-bikes and help you decide which one is right for you.

Torque and Watts

If you’re considering purchasing an e-bike, it’s important to understand the difference between torque and watts. This article breaks it down for you. 

From around the web

E-Bike Rebates in North America

Many municipal and state governments in North America are realizing that rebates and other incentives to encourage purchases of e-bikes are a great way to reduce car usage. That being said, it’s often hard for consumers to figure out which incentives are available in their city and state. We have found that the most comprehensive list of incentives in North America is maintained by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) and Portland State University.

Reddit Communities

We are an active participant in the Reddit e-bike community, r/ebikes. It’s a very friendly community of e-bike enthusiasts. It’s a great place to ask questions about anything e-bikes. The other Reddit community that we are active in is r/cargobike. This community is for everything cargo bikes (electric or traditional). If you are looking to connect with other e-bikes, we highly recommend these two communities. 

E-Bike Laws

Many countries have laws regulating the use of e-bikes for safety. Regulations vary greatly depending on where you are, with national and regional regulations, different names and classifications. This wikipedia page is a good place to get started when researching the regulations in your area. Be sure to also check your local government websites as well. 

Battery University

A great resource for various topics surrounding batteries. One of our favorite articles covers how to prolong lithium-based batteries. Lithium-ion has not yet fully matured and is still improving. Notable advancements have been made in longevity and safety.

The Green Living Guy

Seth Leitman is a green living consultant, an electric car expert, and green living expert. Besides blogging on electric car news and other cool green living ideas, he talks about much more on his website.