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California Assembly Bill 2173 Puts E-Bikes On The Right Track

California assembly bill 2173, introduced by Steven Bradford would redefine “motorized bicycle” by, among other things, renaming it a “low-speed electric bicycle,” stating that it can have either 2 or 3 wheels, lowering the maximum power output to 750 watts, and requiring that it weigh no more than 80 pounds. The bill would exempt a low-speed […]

Kick-Backed, Electric-Assisted Bliss

The Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycle’s potential is obvious. Put the rider in a comfortable, aerodynamic position and give him or her more than a bit of electrical assist. It looks like a win-win vehicle for a lot of people. Unfortunately, the Aerobic Cruiser is on hold (for right now). Blair Hawkins, GM of Aerobic Cruiser Hybrid Cycles, […]

Caterham Carbon E-Bike In Latest Issue

Have you picked up the latest issue of Electric Bike Action? The cover features a shot of the Caterham Classic E-Bike and inside there is more on their bad boy, the Carbon E-Bike. Need to order a copy? Click here.                  

KTM Freeride E Ready For Anything

Austria’s KTM Freeride E takes a lightweight, noise-free and agile offroad motorcycle where enduro riding was previously impossible: into the city! With 42 Nm of torque, up to 22 kW (30 hp) peak power and uninterrupted acceleration, it’s just as sporty as other KTM bikes. Only it needs recharging rather than refueling.      

An E-Bike To Keep Away From Termites

Design student Kasper De Backer has worked with furniture, tools and accessories, but his take on the electric-assist bike is the project that caught our attention. Aside from smooth lines and a beautiful-looking bike, Kasper turned to wood for the fork and frame rather than steel, aluminum, carbon fiber or titanium.

E-Bike Saddles: The Shape Of things To Come

Saddles are the most hated component of most new bicycle riders and e-bike designers seem to be getting it. More and more designs are going away from using traditional off-the-shelf bicycle saddles for designs that lean more towards motorcycle saddle design. A few examples.    

Popular Unground LA Cycling Race Replaced With “Fun Ride”

Hours after the LA Times reported that authorities had put a stop to the popular Marathon Crash Race cycling event, they reported that city officials granted the last minute permits for a “Fun Ride” instead of a race. The  race, slated for Sunday morning, March 9th, used the LA Marathon route hours before the running event […]

Pedego Of Santa Barbara Offers Best Way To See The Sights

Santa Barbara is one of California’s brightest jewels and a vacation destination for visitors from all over the globe. From the volleyball courts of East Beach to the Santa Barbara Zoo to the shopping on State Street, this city is a year-round attraction for California residents as well as for those visiting from outside the state […]