A Brief History Of Electric Bikes
Ebikes have been around for decades now, the very first motor-powered bicycles were documented at the end of the 19th century. However, pedal-assisted bikes did not spark interest until recently; making a breakthrough towards the end of the 20th century then led to the most significant improvements, before the great bicycle boom of 2020 where […]
Pay Your E-Bike With Bitcoin: Furosystems Is Accepting Cryptocurrencies As Payment
Cryptocurrencies are on the rise, so if you have been building up a nest egg, we are happy to announce that you can now buy your escooter or ebike with it. Furosystems wants to empower everyone to be able to participate in the micro-mobility revolution, including those of you who now want to pay with […]
Which Gear Can I Choose For My Ebike?
Gearing can be sometimes overlooked when purchasing an ebike in comparison to the power of the motor or the size of the battery. However, as is the case on a regular bike, it will make your ride easier and more enjoyable when riding hills in addition to optimizing your battery usage. On your Furo […]
Stay Safe On The Road With Your Electric Bike
Cycling is a great way to avoid public transport and is a beneficial form of exercise but the fear of road traffic can be a barrier to some. The more aware you are of your surroundings, the more you will be able to navigate the road confidently. If you haven’t already opted to commute by […]
Preventing Bike Theft: Mark & Protect Your Bike
The pandemic has made more people start riding with 1.3 million Brits buying a bike during the first national lockdown, but with this rise in cycling came the inevitable spike in bike crime. Cyclists are now more at risk to have their bike stolen. One easy way to help prevent anyone from taking your bike […]
What Is The Correct Tyre Pressure?
Riding your electric bike with the right tyre pressure is very important. It will play a huge part in your comfort and safety on the road and affect your tyres grip and rolling resistance. Several factors will determine what pressure you should be riding at. We explain below how to find the right settings for […]
The Essential Bike Tools To Look After Your Electric Bike
Bike maintenance is a vast topic but most essential tasks can be worked through easily with a few standard tools to keep your electric bike running smoothly. Having the right tools at your disposal will make the task much easier, and can ensure you that the job has been done safely. We have compiled a […]
Bike Lights: See And Be Seen On Your Commute
Winter is coming and bike lights are an essential part of your cycling kit to keep you riding throughout the darker days. It is important to have the right lights for the right purpose and accordingly adapts your bike light output to the situation. On an early morning ride or on a night time commute […]
Cycling in winter: How to prepare yourself?
Winter doesn’t mark the end of the cycling season. Riding to work during winter just requires being prepared and equipped with the right clothing to make your journey more comfortable. We look below at what to wear when bike commuting in the cold season.
Virtual shopping experience: Have you tried it yet?
As England plunges into its second lockdown, tough new restrictions have come into place. To comply with the new rules we have had to suspend test rides for our customers. We understand that purchasing a new bike without trying it can be frustrating so we decided to enhance the customer shopping experience. This is where […]
Best Cycling Apps You Need To Try
There’s no shortage of apps designed for cyclists so we have compiled a list of our top picks for a range of different situations. Some apps will require you to have your phone installed on the handlebars, whereas with others, you can just hit start, put your phone in your pocket, and start your ride. […]
Which factors affect your electric scooter range?
First, what is the range? The range is the distance your electric scooter can travel on a single charge. Riders often notice that the range they get in real-life conditions is lower than the range advertised. Why is this? Your scooter’s actual range depends on many factors, particularly your environment and your personal riding habits. […]
New to electric bikes? 20 Common ebike questions answered
The world of ebikes can be very confusing at times. Here is a collection of our most commonly asked questions about electric bikes to help you get a better general understanding. Don’t see your question answered here? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Can you ride an electric bike without the […]
TEAM BRIT a special project towards more equality in motorsports
Team Brit is a competitive motor racing team consisting of disabled drivers. Dave Player, a former Royal Engineer in the Army, set up the team in 2015 to offer his knowledge and guidance to others in similar circumstances to help overcome the challenges in accessing motorsport. Team Brit is a racing team like no other […]
Understanding Your Electric Scooter
The FUZE is a great way to move around and very easy to get used to. However, new regulations regarding personal mobility devices (PMDs) have been introduced and must be respected. If this is your first electric scooter, you will need to take the time to learn how everything works. Check our tips below and […]
Renewable Energy Explained
There is a variety of sources in the UK producing the energy that comes into our homes. Most of it is produced by burning fossil fuels which are major contributing factors to the current climate crisis. Cleaner alternatives to traditional power sources are being increasingly sought after in order to reduce our dependence on traditional […]
Bike Insurance? Does your electric bike need insurance?
Whilst ensuring your electric bike is not compulsory in England, there are numerous reasons to consider insuring your new ride. It is highly recommended to find a suitable policy in the event that you have an accident, which leaves you and your bike with a public liability cover as well as protection against theft and […]
London to celebrate World Car Free Day 2020 on Sunday 20 September
Rediscover central London and celebrate the return of World Car Free Day 2020 on Sunday 20 September. The event is a great way to raise public awareness of the need to tackle harmful car emissions and offers a unique chance to cycle through the city – 17 miles of London’s streets will go car-free for […]
Electric Bikes: Tips For New Owners
It’s always exciting to receive a brand new bike so you must be keen to get the first spin in! Before you take out your new Furo X, here are a few tips to get the most out of it. Speed limit Legally, the UK legislation is based off European regulations, limiting the speed […]
Why 2020 is the Year you Should Consider an Electric Bike
The pandemic has changed the way we travel. As lockdown started easing, bicycle businesses reported that the demand for electric bikes skyrocketed, as people seriously started to consider alternatives and better ways to commute. In the wake of the government encouraging people to go back to work, surveys show that the majority of employees are […]
Folding Electric Bikes Are Brilliant. Here’s Why
There’s never been a better time to get a folding electric bike. As a cost-effective, eco-friendly, and convenient mode of transportation, they’re perfectly suited to urban living. In this post, you’ll see how much better a folding e-bike makes it to commute, run errands, and generally get around town. Getting Around Town Is No […]
Why Owning an Electric Vehicle Is Better Than Sharing
Dockless electric bikes and scooters are becoming a common part of the urban landscape in cities all over the world. It’s easy to see why – they’re a cheap, convenient, and ecological way of getting around town. However, dockless electric vehicles are less than ideal for frequent riders. This may already be painfully obvious to […]
E-Scooters to Become Legal for Road Use in the UK
As our cities set out on the road to coronavirus recovery, we’re seeing a growing acceptance of electric scooters. In the UK, the public has become more supportive of e-scooters, and the government is revising road traffic regulations so councils can set up trials in their cities. Here’s the latest on the UK government’s e-scooter […]
Why Folding Electric Bike Sales Are Booming in 2020
Our city streets have gone electric. If you’re living in an urban centre or been to one recently, you’ve probably noticed the increasing number of eco-friendly vehicles like folding electric bikes and scooters zipping to and fro. This electric bike sales boom shouldn’t really come as a surprise, as conditions are ideal for growth. We’re […]
Electric Delivery Bikes: The Future of Logistics?
Delivery bikes have become a common feature of our city streets. Ideally suited to densely populated urban areas, bikers deliver everything from takeaways to medical supplies. The addition of an electric motor only serves to increase their functionality, and the likelihood of them being an integral part of tomorrow’s logistics system. In this post, we […]
Urban air quality after the lockdown: How eBikes can help
Over the past few weeks, the world has been on lockdown. Travel has been restricted, restaurants, cafes, and other public places are closed, and the streets are virtually empty. It’s a strange and stressful time for most of us, but there is one silver lining of being forced to stay at home. Less activity means […]
Electric mountain bikes vs Mountain bikes: What is the Difference?
The advent of electric mountain bikes has been a bone of contention within the mountain bike (MTB) community. Some people see using an electrically-assisted mountain bike as cheating, whereas others think they’re a great evolution in biking and that there’s room for both eMTB riders and MTB riders. Here we discuss […]
How old do you need to be to ride an electric bike?
For many people, riding a bike as a child is one of their fondest memories. The freedom, the speed, the excitement! The only thing that could possibly be better than riding a bike is riding a bike with an electric motor. Nowadays, it’s not just a childhood fantasy – electric bikes are real and becoming […]
eBike modifications – The do’s and don’ts
Once you’ve got your hands on a brand new electric bike, you’ll want to explore everything it can do. Whilst it’s already amazing straight out of the box, you might start tinkering around with it to get the ride you’re looking for. In this post, we tell you what to think about when proceeding to […]
Electric bike terminology explained: Jargon busting
The world of electric bikes is filled with jargon and it can all be a little confusing to those who are new to it. We hope to clear up some uncertainty around electric bike terminology by explaining the keys terms you’re likely to hear when researching ebikes. TYPES OF ELECTRIC BIKES First off, […]
Coronavirus Chaos: How to move around London without risk
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world into disarray. In the UK, as elsewhere, the government has placed severe restrictions on movement. Restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas, and just about any other location where gatherings could potentially take place have been closed down, whilst home working has been recommended for all but a handful of ‘key […]
Our service and commitment towards the COVID-19 outbreak
During these times of uncertainty and as the world enforces the necessary actions to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from spreading catastrophically, with the ultimate goal of saving lives, we have also taken action to help towards this global effort. Where possible or necessary, our staff is currently working from home. As a digital brand, this […]
Electric scooters to take to UK roads legally for the first time
Back in January, the Government announced that it would discuss the legality of electric scooters on public roads. Since then, progress has been made with the Department of Transport unveiling plans for a trial period. Starting in the next few months, four areas will be treated as test grounds before new regulations are rolled […]
Can you take an electric bike on a plane?
Ebiking holidays are growing in popularity with many people taking to the pathways and trails of Europe for some sightseeing and adventure. If you own an electric bike, you’ve likely considered such a trip; flying to Spain or France to enjoy the wonderful cycling routes they have to offer. However, taking your electric bike on […]
Electric Scooters vs Electric Unicycles | Which Is Better?
Personal transport vehicles are becoming more prevalent in cities around the world. Traditional bikes, electric bikes, and electric scooters are common sights, and this trend is only going to increase. One of the most unique modes of personal transport is the electric unicycle. These are far rarer sights than the other vehicles mentioned, but you’ve […]
The best mountain bike trails in Europe
More and more people are swapping the city break for a trip into the mountains. Away from the chaos and smog of the city, you can breathe in the fresh air and get some well-needed headspace. Taking to the highlands doesn’t mean putting your feet up though – there are lots of activities to do. […]
How much exercise do you get on an electric bike?
There’s a pervading idea that riding ebikes somehow makes you lazy or you’re getting a “free ride” when compared with riding a traditional bike. We can understand why, since ebikes offer motorised assistance, but once you try one yourself, you’ll realise it’s far from riding a slimmed-down motorbike. In this article, we explain how much […]
Top 5 beautiful ebike routes in the UK
The first thing you’ll want to do after buying an electric bike, especially an electric mountain bike, is finding some great routes on which to ride it. Here, we’ve compiled a list of five excellent ebike routes and trails for riders of all experience levels. They vary in scenery, incline, difficulty, and length, but we’re […]
Electric scooters could soon be legal in the UK
Good news for the electric scooter community – a report from The Times revealed that the UK government will be discussing the legality of electric scooters in February. The general consensus is that electric scooters will be made legal, following the examples of other majors cities like Paris, Madrid, and San Francisco. After the […]
Ebike Insurance – Everything you need to know
Once you’ve bought an ebike, you’ll want to make sure it remains safe and sound. Whether you’re accident-prone or wary of having your ebike snatched, insurance will give you peace of mind and ensure you’re not out of pocket when misfortune strikes. Here’s our short guide on what you need to know when buying ebike […]
Are Ebikes the future of personal transport?
Electric bikes continue to go from strength to strength. In many modern cities, it’s almost impossible to go a whole day without seeing one. Whether they are privately owned or public bike-sharing services, it’s hard to ignore their recent surge. The question is, are electric bikes just a fad or can they become the future […]
eBikes in the city: Improve your commute
For some people, the worst part of the daily grind is the commute to and from work. Crammed into a sweaty tube carriage, they have to endure others sneezing in their face before being cattle-herded down crammed platforms – and they have to pay through the nose for the pleasure. Others, on the other hand, […]
Can electric scooters go uphill?
It may seem like an odd question, but it’s an important one – especially if you live in a hilly area. The short answer is: yes, electric scooters, generally speaking, can go uphill. Many cities that are famously electric scooter-friendly are hilly; the steep streets of San Francisco are iconic thanks to being featured in […]
Can Electric Scooters be Dangerous?
Electric scooters are increasingly popular in European and North-American cities. Globally, the industry is expected to be worth upwards of $16.5 billion by 2027. They’re a big business, and it’s easy to see why. Electric scooters offer many benefits – they’re a quick, versatile way of getting from A to B, and have a far […]
Are electric bikes safe?
A common question amongst those who aren’t very familiar with power-assisted vehicles is: are electric bikes safe? It’s an important question to address, and in our estimation, concerns that most people have regarding the safety of electric bikes also apply to traditional pushbikes too, especially when using them on the road. Using any kind of […]
Electric Bikes vs Motorcycles: 5 Differences
With electric bikes becoming more and more popular, they naturally invite comparison between them and motorcycles, both electric and petrol, and it’s understandable. There are powered bikes that are often used for commuting and whizzing around cities. If you own a motorbike already, is it worth investing in an electric bike? In this article, we […]
UK Law: Are electric bikes legal?
Are electric bikes legal? Do you need a licence to ride one? Do they need to be insured? Do ebikes get taxed? These are all valid and very common questions that we receive. Many people want to buy an electric bike, but they’re worried about the legality of them. Unfortunately, these aren’t simple “yes” or […]
Are electric bikes environmentally friendly?
Yes – electric bikes offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to driving a car, motorbike, or scooter. Whether you ride a regular or folding electric bike, you’ll not only improve your physical and mental health, but you’ll also probably reduce your carbon footprint. When you arrive at the office in the morning on your electric bike, having […]
5 Benefits of electric scooters
Disclaimer: Currently, electric scooters are not legal for use on pavements and public roads in the UK (without licence and insurance). The below advice applies to cities such as Paris and Madrid where they are currently legal. We hope the UK follows suit in the near future. Electric scooters have become a symbol of modern […]
5 Advantages of folding bikes
Folding bikes as we know them have been around since the early 1980s and have steadily grown in popularity ever since. They’re a common sight in most big cities and have become a popular option for commuters. Being able to fold your bike into the size of a large backpack makes for an extremely versatile […]
5 Benefits of electric bikes
Electric bikes are quickly becoming a modern phenomenon, and it’s easy to see why. They provide many advantages over other modes of transport, both for the rider and the environment; it’s why we decided to develop our own range. The most obvious benefit being that the electric motor allows you to ride further, faster, and […]
Electric Bike Battery: Best Tips for Long Battery Life
Batteries are a fascinating thing. Electricity transformed our society for the better, opening the door to wonderful advances in science, technology, and making our every day lives much easier and comfortable in the process. A notable example being machines such as electric cars, electric bicycles and electric scooters which facilitate urban life and daily movements […]
New addition to the FuroSystems family: the lightest and most compact electric folding bike in the world
After a year of research, design and development effort, it is with great pleasure that we would like to announce the launch of the FuroSystems eTura.Weighing in at 12kgs fully equipped, it is one of lightest electric bikes in the world with no compromise on power, range or fun. Its removable battery delivers over 315Wh […]
Furo X Delivered Earlier than Planned!
After the delays encountered in delivering our previous Furo X batch, mainly due to a factory change and unexpected delays at customs, thank you Brexit, we worked very hard to make sure this wouldn’t happen again, and positively surprise our next customers. We are very happy to announce that this was a success and the […]
How to Determine the Real Range of an Electric Scooter and its Battery
Before jumping into the Physics of it, you can access our online calculator here to determine the range of an electric scooter battery.Batteries are the lifeblood of any electric vehicle. They are not only their most expensive individual component of a vehicle, but they also define their range and performance. How are they characterised and […]
FUZE – Live Tracking of 2nd Batch (Orders After 3rd of April) Now Available
The manufacturing of our 1st batch (orders on or before the 3rd of April) is now complete and is getting ready to ship. Thanks to a high volume of orders and factory upgrades we were able to improve the specs of the FUZE further and free of charge, but at the expense of a few […]
FUZE First Batch Delivery Update
We created the FUZE to bring you a truly high performance electric scooter at an affordable price. Towards this goal, once realizing economies of scale thanks to factory upgrades and a significant amount of orders, we decided to increase the power of the FUZE to 750W from its original 600W and its battery capacity to […]
SIERRA Electric Mountain Bike Now Road Legal
The Electric Mountain Bike SIERRA is now (finally) available in a 250W continuous – 500W peak power version. As a quick reminder, continuous power is taken as an average over 30 seconds or more of the power expanded by the motor. 250W of continuous power is the legal limit imposed by authorities to be able […]
Free FUZE Electric Scooter Upgrade to 750W and 422Wh on All Orders!
We just upgraded the specs of all FUZEs, those already pre-ordered and all the ones that we will produce in the future, without any increase in price. This sounds crazy but here is why:First of all, we want to make you happy, and what better way to do this than over-deliver and exceed your expectations. […]
New family member, the Fuze, a high performance electric scooter at 45% launch discount
After months of research and development, we are finally proud to announce the launch of the Fuze, our high-performance electric scooter. We packed it with state-of-the-art technology while paying careful attention to details and ensuring world-class manufacturing at very competitive costs.It combines 600W of power, a top speed of 40km/h, more than 35km of range […]
Full Review of the Furo X MAX by Electrified Reviews Now Available on YouTube
Brent McCluskey just published a full review of the Furo X MAX on YouTube, from aesthetics to riding performance through build quality, we invite you to watch the video to learn more about our baby. As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions 🙂
Brent Mc Cluskey from Electrified Reviews Unboxes the Furo X on IGTV
The very talented Brent McCluskey, creator of the Youtube channel Electrified Reviews recently recorded and published the unboxing of our Furo X. The video speaks for itself, have a look to see what to expect.
The Furo X was voted best urban folding eBike!
The Furo X was voted one of the best urban folding eBikes on the market in the french magazine NexxDrive with a score of 8.5/10! For those of you who understand la langue de Molière or have mastered Google Translate, here is the link. For everyone else we have translated the section of the article […]
New FREE accessories for the FuroSystems FX folding ebike and the SIERRA mountain ebike with each order!
In the middle of this warm and beautiful European summer, we have a few surprises to announce. First of all, we would like to highlight the fact that you are our main focus, providing you with the highest levels of satisfaction and happiness through our bikes and the value they add to your daily lives […]
Electric Bike Range – What is it and how far can you go?
At FuroSystems, we focus on over-delivering. We want you to be fiercely and positively surprised by the Furo X and the SIERRA, because for us that’s what ebikes and electric vehicles are about, pushing frontiers further and exploring new experiences. So, when we tell you the range of the Furo X is 45km at a […]
How to change the speed limit on your Furo X
As you know, when shipped to you, your Furo X‘s top speed is electronically limited to 25kph due to EU legal requirements for the bike to be road legal. Once the FX goes over 25kph, the motor automatically cuts off. However, you might want a different speed limit if you are using your bike in […]
Lithium-ion Batteries vs Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Electric Vehicles
Today, most electric vehicles use batteries, often based on Lithium-ion or Lead-acid chemistry. These batteries allow storing energy that was produced away from the vehicle and subsequently use that energy to create mechanical motion and make an e-bike, car or motorcycle move forward. Hydrogen Fuel cells, a rather old technology, created in 1839 by Sir […]
Surprise: Wireless Turn Indicators on all FX Folding Carbon Electric Bikes
At FuroSystems, our top priority is your happiness through impeccable customer service, impressive performance, sleek aesthetic and world-class practicality.This is exactly why we have decided to add wireless turn indicators to all the FXs we ever produced, for free! Every FX will now be equipped with a wireless remote attached to the handlebar and an […]
The Furo X is sold out for delivery in May and 10 days left for 25% DISCOUNT
Taking our bikes from paper directly to you and making them your new favorite way of commuting, cycling or just having fun has truly been a formidable adventure and keeps getting better!The FURO community is growing day after day and we have officially just sold out our batch of FX for delivery in May. The […]
The Physics Behind Electric Bikes Through Numbers
Our stock of FX and SIERRA for delivery in May has almost run out, and that is a lot earlier than we anticipated. You guys are loving it and to celebrate that, we are going to give you a short but complete article on the physics governing your ebikes rides.Let’s start with the protagonist itself, […]
First batch shipment and end of preorders
It’s official! Our first production batch is currently at sea and will reach our European warehouse around the 15th of May. We will then unload our containers and ship your bikes to you at lightning speeds, you will receive them within 2-3 days.It’s been a great adventure getting our bikes from paper right to your […]
What Is 3D printing and prototyping?
Nowadays, more or less everyone has heard about 3D printing to some extent. It’s used all over the world by individuals or big companies to transform computer models to real-life objects. For a bike R&D and manufacturing company like FuroSystems, 3D printing is vital in order to be able to iterate fast between designs while […]
Why an eBike is so good for commuting
This is going to sound cliché, but FuroSystems genuinely started from the following thought: what are some of the biggest problems in our society right now? And can the latest technologies combined with clever engineering solve them?The global population is growing which with urbanisation is causing population densities around cities to increase. In addition, personal […]
Carbon Fiber: the wonder material explained
Most of you will have heard about it. Carbon fiber, the wonder material that makes everything lighter and stronger. It’s used in supercars, aerospace machinery and the FuroSystems SIERRA and FX (could we call them superbikes?). So what is it? Its basic element is carbon, it’s made of 6 electrons, 6 protons and 6 neutrons […]
Snowboarding behind the SIERRA in London
It’s been snowing a lot this week in London. Luckily enough, we had a SIERRA at the office, some kitesurf lines and an old board. Obviously, we made the most of it! We weren’t joking when we said the SIERRA is All-Terrain. Turns out, it’s even blizzard proof!PS: Albert was pedalling, but no need to […]
Electric bike motors explained
To continue our educational series on the physical principles behind electric bicycles, we would now like to talk about how electric bike motors work, more specifically the brushless DC motors that equip your e-bikes. Without those, there would be no sleek and smooth e-bikes like the FX and the SIERRA. First of all, an electric […]
A Guide to Lithium-ion electric bicycle batteries
As we just made the preorders for the bigger battery version of the SIERRA, the SIERRA MAX available, today appeared as a great opportunity to thoroughly explain the fundamental principles and physics behind Lithium-ion batteries and why they currently are the state-of-the-art in electric bikes. When looking at batteries, you basically want to maximise stored […]
Exclusive Pre-orders on our First Production Batch Now Available
We are proud to announce that after years of development, hours of testing and tens of iterations, our innovative full carbon high performance folding and mountain electric bikes are finally in production! Our inspection team will make sure that throughout each step of the fabrication process, from frame moulding to assembly, the highest standards of […]