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ORBEA RISE M-TEAM

By Alex Boyce With the introduction of their new Rise M-Team, it may be worth asking, “Has Spanish bike brand Orbea brought the e-MTB revelation of 2021?” No doubt there have been some really good pedal-assist mountain bikes rolled out this year, but the Orbea stands out for going in a different direction than most […]

E-BIKE TECH CORNER

LOOSEY GOOSEY Q: Hello, e-friends! I’ve recently been informed through a riding buddy to keep an eye and ear on my cassette. Apparently, it’s not uncommon for them to come loose on e-bikes. Is there any insight you can give me on why this happens or how to prevent it? Thanks for any help! Franklin […]

E-GRAVEL SHOOTOUT

If ever there was a bike brand making inroads into the pedal-assist market that needn’t worry about having true off-road bona fides, it would be Niner. The Colorado company got its name from helping pioneer the world of 29-inch-wheeled mountain bikes long before they became the universal wheel choice by kicking the traditional 26-inch to […]

2022 SPECIALIZED S-WORKS TURBO LEVO

By Alex Boyce THE BIKE The carbon frame is equipped with Specialized’s updated 2.2, 250-watt motor (Europe version), and the motor has updates, including new drive belts and improved software. Compared to the previous version, there have been large improvements with geometry emphasizing more rider comfort with the use of S-sizing, which intended to let […]

THE FATHER AND DAUGHTER SIDE TO IT ALL

By Nick Claire Photos: Pat Carrigan While many of us have different ideas about what ultimate purpose our e-bikes serve, every once in a while we’ll run into someone who thinks outside the box and doesn’t seem to put limits on themselves or, better still, their kids. One of those guys would be Bill Baker, […]

BOLTABOUT BIKES

By Pat Carrigan From surfing, hiking, cycling and drinking wine, California’s central coast has long been known as the Mecca for outdoor activities. For Matt Maxwell, the miles of scenic byways, wind-swept vistas and ample tourist population was everything he needed to set up shop for a new e-bike store. Well, all that, plus a […]