Pedego Destroyer Electric Fat Bike

Now this is a cool idea. Take a fat bike and electrify it to remove one of the few gripes folks might have about it.

The beauty of fat bikes is their simplicity and huge contact patch of their extra-large tires. The added weight of the tires and additional rolling resistance of the contact patch make the bikes feel slower than a regular mountain bike.

In theory, putting an electric motor in the rear wheel would make an all-terrain monster out of a fat bike. Pedego decided to do exactly that with their latest ebike, The Destroyer. Check the press release below for more info. I want to ride one! Wish I was at Interbike.

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Ronnie Renner’s Take On The Stealth Bomber

Nice to see Ronnie Renner riding a Stealth. Watch the video to get his take and see him riding the his Stealth Bomber around his neighborhood. This type of riding is what I usually do these days… around the neighborhood on local trails where I don’t want folks to hear me. I’m on my mountain bike or DRZ with a 92 Db insert keeping the RPMs low.

I am excited about electric mountain bikes and Stealth for all the same reasons Ronnie is.

Source: Stealth Electric Bikes FB

Stealth Expanding In Canada – Attending Toronto International Bike Show

Image: Stealth Electric Bikes USA Facebook

This is a quick post to be sure the folks in Toronto know that Stealth will be in attendance at the 2012 spring Toronto International Bike Show. If your in the area be sure to check them out.

They are looking for dealers for Canada so this may be a great opportunity if your interested.

Location: Booth #710
Direct Energy Centre
East Annex, Hall F, Door 33
Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario,
Friday, March 2, 2012 – Noon to 9 P.M.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 – 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Sunday, March 4, 2012 – 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Press Release after the break…

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Hawk e-Freerider Prototype

Hawk e-Freerider

While browsing the webs I came across the Hawk e-Freerider. I don’t recall ever seeing it before but it was on display at Interbike 2010.

It appears to use an SR Suntour V-BOXX drive attached to it’s monocoque frame. The rear wheel is driven by a hub motor. The bike was built by SEMCON.

Hawk e-Freerider

Nicolai To Sell Ion e-Boxx Frames

Nicolai Ion-20 e-Boxx

Nicolai Ion-20 e-Boxx

Bike Radar is reporting that Nicolai‘s 2012 line-up will include e-Boxx frame packages based on the Nicolai Ion e-Boxx they had on display at Interbike 2011. No prices were announced.


The Ion e-bike is the real head-turner though, with a Bosch electric motor to power you to the top of the hill and make uplift queues a thing of the past. The Ion20 E-Boxx has 180/203mm of front/rear travel courtesy of a RockShox Vivid 5.1 shock and a claimed frame weight of 14.3kg (31.5lb).

The shorter-travel (160/170mm) Ion16 E-Boxx comes with a Cane Creek Double Barrel shock and weighs slightly less, at 13.9kg (30.6lb). The motor can also be built into Nicolai’s Helius and Argon frames. UK pricing for the E-Boxx models is still to be confirmed.

via: Bike Radar

Stealth’s John Karabalis And Darin Brin Interview

American Outdoors posted a video interview with Sealth Electric Bikes founder John Karabalis and Stealth USA’s director, Darin Brin. This is the only in-person interview with either of these guys I have come across which made it interesting to watch. Also, some very interesting points were made…

1) Stealth Electric Bikes are neither mountain bikes or motorcycles in John and Darin’s eyes. Stealth two wheelers are “creating it’s own class of bike”.

2) When riding downhill, the added weight of the hub motor in the rear wheel gives increased traction and stability when compared to a downhill bicycle.

3) Stealth Electric Bikes are hand made and assembled in Australia under John Karabalis’s supervision. There are no plans to change this or switch to mass production methods.

More Stealth Hurricane Pictures

stealth hurricane ebike at interbike 2011

Stealth Hurricane - Image credit: LYEN

LYEN out on our favorite ebike forum, Endless-sphere posted up some great pics of the new Stealth Hurricane electric motorcycle. …guess it’s safe to call it that. You know, it has foot pegs after all.

Check out the ES thread for more pics of ebikes from Interbike 2011.

There are also some good Hanebrink and Ego-Kits pictures and test ride video to be viewed.

Stealth Electric… Motorcycle?

A picture from Interbike just poped up on Stealth USA’s Facebook page showing a Stealth Electric Bicycle with no cranks arms and an MX style seat / subframe. The green bike on the far left.

My hunch is this bike might be a product of discussion with law enforcement or military who were not interested in pedaling. I’ll keep digging, more when I get it.

New Stealth Hurricane Coming To Interbike

2011 Stealth Hurricane

Stealth Electric Bikes just put out a press release saying a new model is ready for unveiling at Interbike 2011. The numbers… 5000 Watt peak power (Bomber is 4500 Watt) and 50 MPH for the “competition” model. No specs were mentioned for the non-competition model.

The 3000 Watt Stealth Fighter and the Bomber get more performance upgrade options and new colors.

See the press release below…

Stealth Electric Bikes to Unveil Hurricane at Interbike 2011 Las Vegas

Stealth Electric Bikes USA will be unveiling both models of the new Hurricane Stealth Electric Bike at Interbike International Bicycle Expo 2011 in Las Vegas.

The unveiling of the Hurricane is sure to be a monumental event that will be talked about for months to come.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 08, 2011

The line of bikes by Stealth Electric Bikes USA has quickly become legendary with military, state and local law enforcement and extreme sport bike enthusiasts as the world’s most powerful hybrid electric bikes.

The 2011 Interbike Product Showcase currently features the Stealth Bomber and Fighter hybrid electric bikes. During the live event, Stealth Electric Bikes USA will unveil the Hurricane.

The new and lighter Hurricane bike series is available in 2 models with competition-mode peak power topping out at 5,000 Watts and a top performance speed of up to 50 MPH while still humming at a quite 65 DB.

The Hurricane features a direct drive brushless DC hub motor that transmits precise, tractable power to the ground in almost any condition.

The Hurricane as well as the Bomber and Fighter will also be available in new colors, including Camo Grey, Army Green, Space Blue, Jet Black, and Bumble Bee. All Stealth Electric Bikes likewise have new features and options available for high performance suspension, hydraulic brakes, and spare batteries.

Darin Brin, Director at Stealth Electric Bikes USA said “We are excited to be involved with Interbike this year, especially since Stealth Electric Bikes has been chosen to be an Interbike featured product. The unveiling of the Hurricane is sure to be a monumental event that will be talked about for months to come.”

Stealth Electric Bikes will be at booth 28103 of the Interbike International Bicylce Expo on September 14th through the 16th. For more information about Stealth Electric Bikes or to arrange a meeting at Interbike, please call 480-455-2578.

About Stealth Electric Bikes USA
Stealth Electric Bikes USA is based in Phoenix, AZ and can be found online at:

Stealth Electric Bikes USA has recently set up new distributors and dealers in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Mexico, Columbia, and in Asia. For more information about distributing in your area, please contact Stealth Electric Bikes at 480-455-2578.

We Have Egnition – 88 KTM Egnition To Be Built in 2012

2012 KTM Egnition At Eurobike - via Pink Bike

Richard Cunningham reported on Pink Bike that KTM will be selling 88 KTM Egnition eBikes in 2012 for an undisclosed price.

The Clean Mobile powered, long travel full suspension ebike first showed up last year at Eurobike. This year it lost the rear derailleur in favor of an internally geared rear hub.

KTM Egnition At 2010 Eurobike

The battery case also looks to be redesigned. It has less of an edge on the lower front. The change most likely helps the bike get over obstacles without hanging up.

Cunningham reports the bike weighs in at 60 pounds and the Clean Mobile system produces 1200 watts (up from 1000 last year) an uses a 48 Volt system.

Check out the article on Pink Bike for more pics and information.