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FEATURE: FREEDOM RE-CHARGED

How e-bikes changed a life for good  By Sam Bernard   Riding a bicycle for the first time is a monumental event in any youngster’s life. I believe that is a universal truth that spreads across almost every culture that many people experience in early childhood years. They may not realize the significance of the […]

GAZELLE ANNOUNCES NEW ARROYO, NEW LINE OF eBIKES

Gazelle has Introduced their new Arroyo eBike. The Arroyo is ideal for day-to-day errands but performs on longer rides with its powerful Bosch mid drive. With 50 Nm of torque, it provides assistance not only on flat but also on hilly terrain. Four settings of pedal assistance give the rider the control and the power they need. […]

EXCLUSIVE FIRST RIDE: BULLS E-CORE

  We were the first in the U.S. to be allowed to ride the all new Bulls E-Core electric full-suspension mountain bike, and the only ones to ride it at Sea Otter. The big difference with this one is the motor. This is Bulls’ first bike with the Shimano Steps E8000 motor. The bike rides […]

Focus Debuts New Jam2 At Sea Otter Classic

We had the chance to ride a bunch of new bikes at the Sea Otter Classic this year. Most of the major bike manufacturers are finally bringing their electric bikes to the U.S. The new Focus Jam2 (Jam Squared) is built on their Jam full-suspension mountain bike, with a slightly bigger down tube to house […]

New Kickstarter Campaign For HopMod Electric Bike

Crowdfunding is all the rage for many things, including electric bicycles. And why not? It’s a way to raise money and gauge interest in a project. Electric bikes have been very successful on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and others. Some have simply been to start a company that sources parts from China and assembles […]

Ono Archont – Rideable Art

Ono Bikes is a Serbian company who is out to make its mark in the electric bike world. If their first bike is any indication, they will succeed. The bike, called the ARCHONT electro, is a highly stylized chopper, with the battery attractively inside a carbon fiber “tank” and a Schlumpf drive running either a […]

BULLS E-BIKES COMING TO NORTH AMERICA

One of the brands offering test rides at the Electric Bike Expo in Tempe, Arizona is called BULLS. The brand has been in Europe for some time, and it has been in the e-bike market since 2010. BULLS has road and all-terrain models. This is the BULLS E-Stream FS Enduro 27.5: a high-spec model with […]

KARMA X FROM KARMA BIKES

What might look like just another high-end, pedal-powered bicycle is actually the Karma X City Edition e-bike. Weighing in at under 50 pounds, this carbon fiber ebike can hit top speeds of 28 mph with as many as 100 miles to a charge. www.karmabikes.com

HIGH-PERFORMANCE MID-DRIVES AT LOW PRICES

  Izip’s new-for-2016 E3 Vibe Plus has a clean and simple build with rim brakes, but it has a powerful mid-drive and an MSRP of $2099! Painted in a bright color with a low-step frame, the Vibe is easy to ride for any size rider. We had a brief ride on the Vibe, and is […]

JUICER BIKES CUSTOM E-BIKES

Juicer Bikes is a one-man custom shop in Los Angeles that builds radical looking custom e-bikes by hand. A distinguishing characteristic of the brand are the distinctive battery packs that are designed and situated to look like the cylinders of an antique v-twin motorcycle. Look for a feature in an upcoming issue of EBA. juicer.bike