Electric Bike Radio

Electric Bike Radio

Ebike enthusiasts, Duane & Jared, discuss all aspects of choosing, riding, and maintaining an electric bike, and share thoughts on how ebikes make our lives better. Whether you are considering purchasing your first electric bike or already committed to the eBike lifestyle--this show is for you. We have nothing to sell or promote. We just want to talk to you. Join the eBike community and stay tuned to the Electric Bike Radio podcast.

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January 20, 2022 18 min

There are lots of terms for non-electric bikes. Duane & Jared weigh in on which ones make sense, and which ones don't. Can we reach a consensus?

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Happy New Year! If you need some E-bike-related resolutions for the new year, Jared and Duane give you some ideas and some tips for accomplishing them.

A few links from the show:

Jared's new cellphone handlebar mount

E-biking is healthy!
New York Times: E-bikes Can Provide a Good Workout
Forbes: Riding Electric Bicycles Boon To Health And Not Cheating, Confirms Literature Review
The Verge: No, E-Bikes Aren't Cheating...

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December 16, 2021 18 min

In response to all the social media comments on the prior episode ("For Whom the Bell Rings"), Jared and Duane debate the merits of shouting "on you right!" versus ringing a bell. And how do they really feel?

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December 9, 2021 24 min

Whether its for safety or just for fun, bells and horns give you different options for using sound to make your presence known. Bells and horns serve different purposes and which type (or types) you should have depends upon your needs. Duane and Jared "ring" out all the info you should know in this episode.

Spurcycle Original Bell - "expensive German bell" mentioned in the show.
Zefal Premium Brass Bell - "c...

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December 7, 2021 2 min

A quick holiday greeting from your hosts. Thanks for listening to our podcast! We will be back with new content in January 2022.

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December 2, 2021 20 min

E-Bikes, like people, come in all sizes. Bigger or taller people have a few special considerations in choosing, upgrading, and maintaining their bikes. Duane and Jared cover a few things you should consider if you fall into these categories, and provide some suggestions and options for everyone.

Pedego Mag Wheel Option

Thomson Elite seatpost

Some bike brands mentioned in the podcast:
Blix
Electric Bike Company
Himiway
Lectric...

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November 18, 2021 22 min

Duane and Jared share their holiday wish lists--to help give you some ideas for gift giving in the quickly approaching holiday season.

The list includes some specific products and some general categories:

Senna Evo-R1 Smart Helmet

Eggrider and check out Episode 16: Egg-celsior! The EggRider Upgrade

Biking Gloves

Aftershox

Power Inflator, like the Ryobi or a portable model, or a jumpstarter that has a compressor built in, here...

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Identifying and discussing common misconceptions about e-bikes. Is riding an e-bike cheating? Are e-bikes safe? Can you ride in the rain? Many of the things you commonly hear about e-bikes are not quite true...

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Faster, smarter, easier, prettier--is the EggRider an eggscellent purchase, or will the added eggsceleration fry your bike like, well...an egg? Jared poached a new EggRider v. 2 from a friend to do an unboxing, install, and share his first impressions with Duane.

You can learn more about the Eggrider at the following links:
[https://eggrider.com/](Eggrider)
[https://biggamebikes.com/product/eggrider-v2-bluetooth-ebike-display](Bi...

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October 27, 2021 11 min

Jared takes over the show while Duane reports from vacation: an e-bike and RV road trip through some great American parks out West. Duane also shares some tips for doing an e-bike-based vacation or road trip.

Duane's e-bike rental courtesy of Pedego Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. His rental bike was a Pedego Interceptor. He also obtained a Saris bike rack that worked with a Cruise America rental RV.

Thanks to Chris from...

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Sean Lupton-Smith joins us to talk about the mission of Electric Bike Company and what makes EBC different, along with some thoughts about manufacturing and the e-bike industry.

Sean also talks about EBC's new factory, opening in October 2021.

Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

Electric Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e-bikes and the e-bike lifestyle.

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September 22, 2021 15 min

Gears on a bike help you with climbing hills and reaching higher speeds--but adding an electric motor does that too! Do you need, or want, gears on your e-bike? Maybe, maybe not...

For another take on this topic: Do Electric Bikes have Gears?

For more physics: Bicycle Gearing Physics

Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

Electric Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e...

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September 15, 2021 24 min

Is this title a reference to the Apollo space program or NKOTB? Nope. It's about bike "stuff."

What should you carry in your bike bag? We list the things that are important to us, and tell you why. Thanks to some new friends at the new REI store in Tampa for letting us look around and take the cover photo with their "stuff"!

We both mentioned that we have RoadIDs, you can check those out here: RoadID

You...

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September 8, 2021 14 min

What is a Class 1, 2, or 3 e-bike? The bike industry and some states basically agree on the way to classify different types of ebikes. But many differ in which class of bikes are allowed and where, so it is important to know the differences.

The following are links from a few of the sources we found regarding e-bike classifications. As always, this is not legal advice, and you should do your own research to make sure you're...

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September 1, 2021 21 min

Duane and Jared participate in a glow ride with Let's Glow Riding in St. Petersburg, Florida, and interview the group's founder, Juli Worthington.

Supplemental LED lighting for your bike is great for safety, but is also a lot of fun.

If you are in the Tampa Bay Area, join the Let's Glow Riding Facebook Group, or if you are not -- start your own ride!

Local news coverage about Juli's glow riding story.

Purcha...

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August 25, 2021 17 min

Best practices for charging your battery and keeping it in tip-top shape.

Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

E-Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e-bikes and the e-bike lifestyle.

Contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or at EBikeRadio@gmail.com.

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August 18, 2021 32 min

Duane and Jared discuss the major classifications of ebikes. What type of bike is best for you? What should your next ebike be?

Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

E-Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e-bikes and the e-bike lifestyle.

A Guide to Electric Bikes from our friends in the UK.

One of many fun road e-bike videos from Global Cycling Network

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August 11, 2021 20 min

Duane and Jared discuss the ins and outs of riding an e-bike in the rain. What equipment do you need? How should you change your riding style? What do you do with your e-bike after the ride?

Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

E-Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e-bikes and the e-bike lifestyle.

Episode links:

For Jared -- the definition of Gully Washer.

Some ma...

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In this second part of our two-part ebike security series, Duane and Jared cover the different types of locks, what they should be used for, and how you can choose. If you haven't listened to Episode 5, check that out first to hear what you should consider in determining the level of security you're going to need for what you do with your bike.

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Bike security is a way of life. Learn what you need to think about when leaving your bike at home, at work, out for coffee, on campus, or just about anywhere. This is the first in a two-part bike security series--stay tuned for Episode 6 on bike locks.

Your hosts are Duane & Jared, two e-bike enthusiasts from the Tampa Bay Area in Florida.

E-Bike Radio focuses on issues related to e-bikes and the e-bike lifestyle.

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