August 2021 - Tribe Bikes

Understanding Australia’s e-bike laws

When does an e-bike become a motorbike? Well in Australia the laws are quite clear, although unlike mandatory helmet laws, are not well understood. Below we identify the rules that govern e-bikes in Australia. Why the need for e-bike laws? When motor vehicles were powered by engines and bikes were powered by pedal power, it was pretty easy to differentiate a bike from a car or motorbike. However, the advent of the the electric bike …

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Hydraulic Disc Brake upgrade now available on all bikes

We’ve secured some supply of the much coveted Tektro Twin Hydraulic disc brakes. As a result we’re now able to offer front hydraulic brake upgrades on all bikes! Front hydraulic brakes come as standard with the Tribe Electric Plus model. If purchasing the Tribe Original Electric, choose the hydraulic brake upgrade as an accessory and we’ll install them prior to delivery. What are hydraulic disc brakes? Hydraulic disc brakes use hydraulic fluid (mineral oil) to …

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Introducing Tribe Electric Plus – More power to go up, more stopping to go down!

Since launching the Tribe Original, we’ve had numerous questions about it’s pulling power up hills from people who live in hilly areas (hello Sydney!). Previously, we’ve done a hill test on the Tribe Original, proving it can get its way up hills, but it does have its limits. We’re excited to be launching the Tribe Electric Assist Plus, with a more powerful mid drive motor and enhanced braking capability. More below. How is it different? …

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