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’re now offering Hydraulic disk brake upgrades on the Tribe Original Electric Assist. Simply select this option when configuring your Tribe Bike. What are hydraulic disc brakes? Hydraulic disc brakes use hydraulic fluid (mineral oil) to enact the brake caliper. This is just like what your car likely has. By using oil, there is no cable stretch or loss of power through the length of the cable/hose. As a result a small lever pull will …

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

Update 15/11/2021 – The 2022 Tribe Original Electric Plus is now available, offering even more power and a bunch of other features. Learn more here. 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 …

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