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Yuba Bikes offers Electric Boda Boda cargo e-bike

COTATI, Calif. (BRAIN) — Yuba Bikes new Electric Boda Boda, available this week, features a Shimano STEPS motor with three pedal assist settings and is available with traditional or step-thru frame style.

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics

Eclipse eclipses Electric Bike Expo

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The Electric Bike Expo has canceled this weekend’s consumer test fest in Portland because Monday’s total solar eclipse, which makes landfall south of the city, has wreaked havoc on its logistics

Interbike sells out its e-bike test track spots

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike says The Circuit, its indoor electric bike test track, has sold out for the third year in a row and will be officially sponsored by Bosch. The show also announced an agreement that extends its partnership with the Electric Bike Association as the official development partner of The Circuit at Interbike.

BMW joins the Electric Bike Expo at this weekend’s Chicagoland event

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (BRAIN) — BMW has joined the Electric Bike Expo as an exhibitor beginning with its Chicago-area event, which opened Friday and continues through Sunday

Pedego expands its warranty to two years

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has expanded its warranty on its bikes and batteries to two years

Pedego expands its warranty to two years

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pedego Electric Bikes has expanded its warranty on its bikes and batteries to two years. The new policy is effective for all Pedego bikes sold beginning Jan

Video: Some blokes get a fat bike stuck on an electric fence. Hilarity ensues.

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Electric Bike Expo will go coast-to-coast in 2017

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The final Electric Bike Expo of 2016 opens Friday afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif. But organizers are already looking ahead to 2017, when the consumer bike demo and festival will host eight events, starting in Southern California and ending in Miami

Focus Jam2 e-MTB first ride review

Focus claims to have reinvented the electric mountain bike with the Jam2. Focus says it’s retained the playful ride character of its Jam trail bike with the added oomph of a Shimano Steps E8000 motor.

So how has focus done this? Well, there are a few aspects to the design that are said to add up to a relatively ‘normal bike’ ride experience.

  • Shimano STEPS E8000 first ride review
  • 10 reasons you really should try an e-MTB

Focus Jam2 e-MTB battery

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Firstly, Focus has kept it light. Well, light for an e-bike. Our XL test bike — the top-tier Pro Plus model — weighed in at 21.1kg. That may not sound light to those unfamiliar to e-MTBs, but it’s about 2kg lighter than many of its rivals.

For bigger rides, Focus has developed a modular battery that slots onto the downtube

This is partly due to a smaller battery. The Jam2 uses a fully integrated unit that slots neatly inside the downtube. It doesn’t need to be removed for re-charging, but if you ever need to replace the battery, the design requires the motor to be swung out of the way to remove it. The advantage of this design is an uninterrupted downtube, which further reduces weight and increases stiffness when compared to those with removable batteries.

The integrated battery only packs 380Wh of energy, versus 500Wh normally teamed with Shimano’s E8000 motor, but his doesn’t affect power. It simply means you’ll run out of juice earlier.

Focus Jam2 frame and equipment

Focus Jam2 ride impression

Focus Jam2 pricing and availability

  • Jam2 Pro Plus: £5,199 / €6,699
  • Jam2 29 Pro: £4,799 / €6,199
  • Jam2 Factory Plus: £4,399/ €5,699
  • Jam2 Plus: £3,699 / €4,799
  • Jam2 29: £3,599 / €4,699
  • Jam2 29 Ltd: £3,199 / €4,199

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