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BESV TRB1 URBAN

Action Photos: Pat Carrigan Over the past few years, bike manufacturers have gone to great lengths to hide the electrical parts of electric bikes, including batteries and motors, to make them look more like their traditional, non-assist counterparts. This can be somewhat limiting to the design. BESV has introduced two radical bike designs, eschewing the […]

MAGNUM PATHFINDER 500W

Magnum Bikes was founded in 2010 and makes a wide variety of e-bikes. They’re on the lower end of the price range but not on the quality end. We were excited when the Pathfinder compact cargo bike showed up at our office, because it’s the type of bike we think has a lot of room […]

AVENTON SOLTERA

Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of popularity for entry-level, bargain e-bikes. Aventon is one brand that has put out a slew of impressive new models that have impressed us. The California-based company has released a new model that is targeted for riders looking for something lighter, simpler and less expensive.  The […]

CANYON SPECTRAL: ON CFR

Despite their later-than-most entry into the e-MTB market, as we would expect from the progressive German brand, they’ve made quick strides to catch up in the market with some bold designs and technology. The new Spectral:ON would be a prime example.  Canyon has made a bold industry-leading step in 2022 and have introduced a 46-pound, […]

AVENTON SOLTERA

Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of popularity for entry-level, bargain e-bikes. Aventon is one brand that has put out a slew of impressive new models that have impressed us. The California-based company has released a new model that is targeted for riders looking for something lighter, simpler and less expensive.  The […]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ALTITUDE POWERPLAY CARBON 70

Photos: Pat Carrigan Rocky Mountain is unique in the sense that it is still the only bike brand to design and manufacture its own eMTB drive systems. Not wanting to get boxed in by the restraints of second-party designs, the Canadian brand developed its own motor and battery system called Dyname 3.0 four years ago. […]

FUELL FLLUID-1E

If you’re a motorcycle person, you likely know the name Erik Buell. He was a motorcycle racer with an engineering degree that began working at Harley-Davidson in 1979. He started working with another company, British manufacturer Barton, to help them improve their motorcycles. He ultimately quit his job at H-D, then started making his own […]

SUPER73-ZX

Starting back in the late ’60s and running well into the ’70s, mini bikes were all the rage in America. As the name implies, these were shrunk-down motorcycles (most famously the Yamaha JT-1 Mini Enduro and the Honda XR75) that helped fuel the off-road motorcycle boom five decades ago. Of course, preceding the “mini-me” versions […]

DAHON UNIO E20

It all started back in the ’80s when Dr. David Hon, a leading expert in laser technology, decided to change careers and focus on something he was passionate about. That passion was green transportation, and he specifically wanted to make a great folding bike.  His first project was to create a bike that fit under […]

LIV INTRIGUE X E+ 1

1000By Pamela Zoolalian Liv is the brand, within the Giant Group, that was developed 14 years ago with a goal of focusing bikes designed specifically with women in mind by building them to better fit women’s physiology for better control and handling. It’s worked very well, and the bikes tend to fit most women very well.  […]