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First Ride: CANNONDALE MOTERRA

With most of the other major bike company players throwing their hats in the electric mountain bike ring, Cannondale decided to follow suit. They didn’t just make a “Me, too!” mountain bike, though. This one has not only their incredible mountain bike design experience, they  really thought this out. The battery is inverted and mounted […]

Yuba elBoda Boda

If you are committed to parking the car more and living on the bike more, a cargo bike like the elBoda Boda makes a great deal of sense. It is designed to be ridden in street clothes, and with the electric assist, it will deliver you to destinations without sweating through your clothes. At the […]

Testing the Stromer ST1 Platinum

The Stromer ST1 Platinum is definitely a performance-oriented commuter/tour model. The riding position straddles a line between wind cheating and comfort very well. The ride is solid and controlled if, albeit, a bit abrupt on bumps. Frame sizes are limited, but our 20-inch satisfied a lot of rider sizes. With assist, some of the dimensions […]

Hi-Power Cycles XC Series Full Suspension

Hi-Power Cycles (HPC) is a small outfit in Southern California who truly believe in electric bikes. We tested the XC Series Full Suspension ride, which serves as a juiced commuter you can take on the trail and beyond. Everything from the full-suspension design, trail geometry and powerful brakes are designed to work well on the trail. […]

Haibike Xduro AMT Pro

The Haibike Xduro AMT Pro 27.5 is an impressive mountain bike, with the new Bosch Gen 2 center drive system. We tested the Xduro in a wide variety of mountain bike terrain, and it proved unfailingly effective and always fun. No other e-bike brand has embraced the Bosch power units as completely as Haibike, and they are the first […]

Riding the eFlow E3 Nitro

The eFlow E3 Nitro isn’t obviously a pedestrian commuter, yet it doesn’t shout “sport” like a true drop-bar road machine either, with the straight bar and somewhat generous tire size. The Nitro does nothing to detract from the ride. It has the riding position to exploit the joy of the powerful assist. SIT ON IT Two […]

Testing the Concept Felt ChubE Bike

While attending the 2014 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, we set out for the nearby Bootleg Canyon to partake in the Outdoor Demo, where hundreds of bikes of every variety were being test-ridden by dealers, journos and shop groms. And so it came as no surprise to find a couple of fat e-bikes running along […]

IZIP E3 DASH

For anyone in the market for an e-bike today, a new trend has swept through the industry—e‑bikes that look like, well, a bicycle. The Izip E3 Dash is one such bike. The design is clean and purposeful. Upon exiting a building after a taco run, a fellow budget Mexican food aficionado wanted to know if […]