CSC MOTORCYCLES

Steve Seidner has been around motorcycles all his life. In 1960 his dad, Ed, founded one of the largest motorcycle superstores in the U.S.—Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina, California. Why the name Bert? When Ed bought the building, the name Bert…

Is This The World’s Lightest E-bike?

Swiss bike manufacturer Thömus just announced the Swissrider, a 25-lb commuter e-bike that they claim is the lightest on the market. That weight edges out the 26 lb, 14 oz LeMond Prolog we tested previously. The Swissrider boasts a…

Ravi Kempaiah and the Future of E-bike Batteries

Our guest for this episode is one of our favorites. One of the smartest minds in the battery space, as well as holding several Guinness World Records for e-bike rides. Ravi Kempaiah is a battery scientist, working with Dr. Jeff Dahn, one of…

Pedego Partners With CyclingSavvy For Cyclist Safety.

Pedego has partnered with the American Bicycling Education Association and their signature program, CyclingSavvy, to teach riders best practices for riding in the streets around cars, other bikes and pedestrians. We think this is an…

GOPRO HERO11

If you’ve been on our YouTube channel, then you’ve probably seen that we use a variety of cameras and even drones to produce them. We do the best we can to give you a great idea of the bikes we test and what it’s really like to ride them.…

THE ELECTRIC BIKE SHOP

Mike Majors was a civil engineer, but at one point in the last recession he found himself out of work. He was doing side jobs as a mechanic and fixing lawnmowers. Mike’s always been a tinkerer. He worked with his dad on go-karts, mini bikes…

Video: FOX 38 Factory Vs ROCKSHOX ZEB Ultimate

So you have an e-mtb and you want to put the best fork on it that money can buy? Well it's not easy to choose, so we took two of the very best forks and did a comparative test. Same bike, same trail, same settings, same lines, which one did…

Newport Beach, E-Bike Access Under Threat?

Recent news about the use of e-bikes in the LA Times, highlights the problems faced by residents in Newport Beach. An article from Jan 16th 2023 explains the situation. The article discusses the growing popularity of electric bicycles…

SCOTT’S TWOFER OF NEW BIKES

Thanks to the time delay, unlike previous years when most new models are released in the pre-summer months, it’s much later for when we’re starting to hear about so many new e-bikes headed to your local dealer.  A recent download came…

Husqvarna E-Bicycles New Range

Husqvarna E-Bicycles has released details of its new Mountain Cross range of EMTBs (electric mountain bikes) that feature rider-focused engineering and technical refinement. The range includes 150mm of suspension travel, versatile 29/27.5”…

SRAM Rumoured Motor Confirmed.

SRAM has confirmed this week it's buyout of Amprio, a division of the Rheinmetall Group. Amprio produces an eBike motor system that has an established European servicing base. The system has got off to a slow but with Sram’s network…

Gas Gas Launches 11 Ebike Models For 2023

GASGAS Bicycles, part of the Pierer group, for 2023 has launched an 11-bike pedal-assist mountain bike range in North America, featuring Enduro, Trail, Light Trail, and Cross Country models. The G Light Trail category is at the…

BIANCHI BRINGS E-OMNIA TO AMERICAN SHORES

Famed Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi is finally bringing their e-bikes to North America. We featured the new bikes a while back, but now they’re here in the flesh. The e-Omnia (“omnia” is Latin for “everything”) line includes three…

Video: Yamaha PW-X3 Motor Test

Finally we have had time to edit together our latest test of the Yamaha PW-X3 e-bike motor. Video Let us know your thoughts on different e-bike motor tests, which is your favorite e-bike motor.

SRAM New Motor?

SRAM have been buzzing the rumour mill recently with their possible electric bike motor. Although un-confirmed its apparently been seen on various test bikes with neutral frames. Although we know very little at this point, its…

Cake Aik Launched

Cake Launches the new urban ebike for carrying loads. The Åik is a heavy-duty electric scooter designed for commercial use. It has a long range and high cargo capacity, and can be customized with a variety of accessories to meet the…

POPULO CURVE

We’ve tested many, many folding bikes. Some are crazy sleek and ingenious, like the GoCycle (EBA, July 2020), but those often come with a price tag that puts them out of reach for entry-level riders. Although there are quite a few…

Lizard Skins Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Starting from humble beginnings in a Utah garage in 1993, Lizard Skins has become one of the cycling industry leaders in bicycle grips and handlebar tape, and now offers products for six major sports. This January, the Utah brand looks…

Video: Test Trek Fuel EXe 9.9

This one has been a while in the making as we dig into the details of the Trek Fuel EXe, a light weight e-mtb that might be one of the most interesting bikes we have ever ridden. Video:Trek Fuel EXe Test For even more detail read…

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Electra Debuts New City E-bike

Electra Bicycle Company just announced the electric version of it's Loft city bikes with the Loft Go! 7D EQ (R2D2) urban e-bike. It's available as a step-over or step-through frame, and with all things Electra, the design of the bikes is…

Letters

THE “OTHER” PIKES PEAK HILL-CLIMB Well, almost everyone has heard of the Pikes Peak Hill-Climb, which involves motorcycles and automobiles racing up the peak. But, they don’t realize that there is another race up Pikes Peak, and it is…

Leatt MTB 4.0 Enduro V21 Helmet

Enduro racing has quickly grown into a major segment of our sport, helping to push the development of new products. Leatt, a gravity-focused company since 2004, has been at the forefront of designing and developing better protective…

BIANCHI E-OMNIA T TYPE

It’s highly unlikely that over 135 years ago when Edoardo Bianchi first conceived the idea of starting his namesake bike brand that anything remotely similar to the new E-Omnia could’ve been in mind.  However, the business of bicycle…

3 Minutes To Charge A Solid-State Battery?

Harvard's Office of Technology Development has granted a license to startup Adden Energy to commercialize a prototype solid-state battery that can reportedly be charged in three minutes and has a lifespan of 10,000 cycles. The battery…

Video: How To Ride (Crash) In The Rain

For our last video of 2022, Alex takes us down his local trails in some bad weather on one of our latest test bikes a Cannondale Moterra 2 Neo LT. He gives us some riding tips on how to ride in wet and muddy conditions and a few tips about…

SERIAL 1 SWITCH/MTN

Not to be confused with their LiveWire e-bike moto brand, Serial 1 is the American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson’s e-bike pedal brand, and they invited us to the launch of their first mountain bike entry. The event took place at the…

HUSQVARNA MOUNTAIN CROSS 7

Assuredly, it’s been a handful of years since we first laid eyes on a Husqvarna at the Eurobike show in 2017. Professed fans of all things throttle-twisting that we are, it was exciting to see a company with such a storied legacy in…

OUTBOUND LIGHTING

Outbound Lighting started in 2017 with a small but passionate Chicago, Illinois-based team focused on bringing the next generation of bike lighting systems to riders. Its founder, Matthew Conte, has a diverse background that spreads into…

PREVENTING BIKE THEFT

We see reports every day about bikes being stolen. You probably do, too, and when it happens, only the lucky few seem to get their bikes back. About 200,000 bicycles are reported stolen each year. Here are some good ways to make sure it…

TOPEAK TUBI 18 AND MINI PT30

Since the early ’90s, Topeak has created innovative solutions for the cycling community. Whether you find yourself training for an upcoming race or you are just meeting up with your buddies for a day out on the trails, Topeak has always…

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

STICKY SHIFTING? Q: I have been riding my current bike for about a year, and I ride close to 40 miles a week on average. My Shimano Deore XT derailleur has been great, but I have noticed my trigger is getting harder to engage. What is my…

6000 Feet On The Canyon Spectral:ON 900Wh

We took on a 1870m (6000 ft) climb and descent with Firenze free ride on their Monte Falco tour organised by Jacopo Spadolini from Pro Bike Florence. It's one of Tuscany's tallest mountains and it has some awesome trails on it. Video…

TREK RAIL 9.9 XTR

Trek, with their last Rail model we tested two years ago, set an incredibly high bar and, owing to its ease of ride and product quality that few could match, it became one of our favorite bikes of the season. With that memory in mind, we…

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ELECTRIC MOTION OFF-ROAD

Founded in a small town in the French countryside a little over a decade ago, Electric Motion (EM) took three years…
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