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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone in the San Francisco Examiner has written a piece praising the wonders of electric bikes. Opening with the slightly off-putting phrase ‘augmented bicycling’ (thankfully we’re not making larger bikes or virtual reality rides), Dr Stone soon gets on to more common themes such as small motors, increased range, and good example of how what was once a gruelling, three-hour ride through a mountain range with five steep hills can now be done in an hour, with the fun factor increased dramatically, and the whole family can set up their bikes to ride together. The...

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According to industry association Confindustria ANCMA the electric bike explosion in Italy has really kicked off. Their just released 2016 market statistics on bicycle and e-bike production, import, export and sales reveal that Italians bought over twice as many electric bicycles last year as they did in 2015. The statistics indicate that 2017 sales will also see new highs. E-bike sales increased by a huge 121% in 2016 compared to the 2015 sales total. The number of electric bicycles sold stood at 124,400; in 2015 that total was 56,200. It is said that once a 4-5% market share is reached sales will...

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