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IGO CORE EDGE

As we all know, there are an endless number of companies making e-bikes now, and it’s safe to say that picking the right one can be nothing short of a challenge given all the choices. If someone told you that a hub-drive e-bike won’t work…

Video: Test – LAPIERRE GLP2 TEAM

The great thing about Lapierre is has always been an innovator and the Overvolt GLP2 Team is an e-bike full of specific innovations guided by Nicolas Vouliouz (Ex 10 times world DH champion). This bike then is about speed and control,…

FREERIDER TAROKO AND NAPA

FreeRider is a company that has been specializing in folding mobility scooters, but has expanded into making its first electric bicycles. They’re making a pair of them—one for commuting, one for the occasional off-road jaunt. Considering…

CATRIKE DUMONT ECAT

It’s been a while since we last tested a trike, and despite their oddity in design and use, we have to admit that we’ve missed them. There’s something intoxicatingly fun about riding these things. Because the ground is rushing past you as…

STROMER ST5 ABS

Photos: Bill Roberson We all have a list of the features we’d like to see on a fantasy e-bike, and “fantasy” may be a good description of the Stromer ST5 ABS, a burly, tech-laden e-bike that’s ready to take on all comers in terms of…

KTM FREERIDE E-XC VS. SUR-RON LIGHT BEE

Photos: Pat Carrigan and Karel Kramer KTM is a famous Austrian motorcycle brand that got its start in 1954, and in the years since (from MotoGP to motocross tracks around the globe) has become synonymous with gas-driven,…

FIIDO D11

Fiido was formed in 2017 with a focus on bringing something different to the folding electric bike market. They launch each model on a crowdfunding campaign, an increasingly popular (and smart) way of not only raising money to bring a…

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…

NORCO SIGHT VLT C1

Photos by Traece Craig The Canadian brand Norco brought the heat for 2022 with its updated VLT line of e-mountain bikes. Norco will offer a shorter-travel, trail-style Fluid VLT; an enduro, heavy-hitting Range VLT; and the Sight VLT.…

Video: Trek Rail 9.9 XTR – Tested

Trek with their last Rail model we tested two years ago, set an incredibly high bar and it became on of our favourite bikes of the season, with and ease of ride and product quality that few could match. So what about the new 2022 RAIL 9.9…

IGO CORE EDGE

As we all know, there are an endless number of companies making e-bikes now, and it’s safe to say that picking the right one can be nothing short of a challenge given all the choices. If someone told you that a hub-drive e-bike won’t work…

OSSBY CURVE

Action Photos: Pat Carrigan The Ossby Curve folding electric bike showed up at the office, looking unlike any folding bike we’ve ever seen. And, as we’ve learned from previous encounters with odd-looking bikes, that may or may not be a…

OSSBY CURVE

Action Photos: Pat Carrigan The Ossby Curve folding electric bike showed up at the office, looking unlike any folding bike we’ve ever seen. And, as we’ve learned from previous encounters with odd-looking bikes, that may or may not be a…

V VOLT PROXIMA

Kyle Ranson, owner of Showers Pass cycling clothing company, along with a few other enthusiastic e-bike people, among them bike enthusiasts from around the globe, decided to start an e-bike company. Well, maybe more than an e-bike company…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…