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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 […]

10 E-bike Laws

While categorizing all electric bikes into neat subcultures might seem like an impossible task, American lawmakers have already done the work for us, and it is a pretty logical division of power, so to speak. We broke down basic e-bike laws for you, so you can ride in the right. MOTORCYCLE OR BICYCLE? Lawmakers have drawn the […]

Preston Petty Pioneers Electric Motorcycles

Preston Petty is advancing the breed of electric-powered bikes. At 72 years old, with nothing more than a bright moon high in the sky to light his way, it would seem that the last thing Preston Petty should be doing is fast accelerating across a deserted construction yard aboard his custom electric race bike. But […]

Bike Industry Vet Believes in E-bikes

Larry Pizzi is the president of Currie Technologies, the company founded by Dr. Malcolm Currie, which has been pushing electric bike technology for over a decade and is currently an industry leader in the marketing and development of pedal-assist bicycles. Pizzi tells us why he sees a future for e-bikes in America. From the days of hanging […]

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 […]

21 Key Electric Bike Terms Defined

Here are 21 key terms that most often get bandied about. POD (Power on demand): On an e-bike with POD control, the speed of the motor is controlled only by a throttle. The rider may still pedal, but it is not required to pedal to activate the motor. PAS (Pedal assist): In contrast to POD mode, […]

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 […]