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Surface 604 concentrates on a single model: the Boar E350 fat bike. The production bikes are available in white, black or bright green, but the company has this customized display model that tows a trailer with a surfboard on it. It is a definite looker. The production Surface 604 is a nice looking bike as […]


This spring Kranked erides will be ‘officially’ launching the E-squared (E2) drive unit available on select performance Santa Cruz mountain bikes. Kranked uses a carefully engineered mid-drive that makes for a downhill bike that needs no shuttle to get up the hill. The E1 models use a single reduction for the assist motor, but the […]

Riding the Hanebrink X2

The X2 seeks to expand the usability of the human-powered, ultra-fat-tire concept by adding electric assist and appealing to adventurous riders who want to ride where the trail gets too soft and uncharted for other bikes to venture. While the huge tires and low gearing won’t win it any drag races, the X2 will zip […]

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. […]

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 […]