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BIANCHI BRINGS E-OMNIA TO AMERICAN SHORES

Famed Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi is finally bringing their e-bikes to North America. We featured the new bikes a while back, but now they’re here in the flesh. The e-Omnia (“omnia” is Latin for “everything”) line includes three…

POPULO CURVE

We’ve tested many, many folding bikes. Some are crazy sleek and ingenious, like the GoCycle (EBA, July 2020), but those often come with a price tag that puts them out of reach for entry-level riders. Although there are quite a few…

Video: Test Trek Fuel EXe 9.9

This one has been a while in the making as we dig into the details of the Trek Fuel EXe, a light weight e-mtb that might be one of the most interesting bikes we have ever ridden. Video:Trek Fuel EXe Test For even more detail read…

BIANCHI E-OMNIA T TYPE

It’s highly unlikely that over 135 years ago when Edoardo Bianchi first conceived the idea of starting his namesake bike brand that anything remotely similar to the new E-Omnia could’ve been in mind.  However, the business of bicycle…

SERIAL 1 SWITCH/MTN

Not to be confused with their LiveWire e-bike moto brand, Serial 1 is the American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson’s e-bike pedal brand, and they invited us to the launch of their first mountain bike entry. The event took place at the…

HUSQVARNA MOUNTAIN CROSS 7

Assuredly, it’s been a handful of years since we first laid eyes on a Husqvarna at the Eurobike show in 2017. Professed fans of all things throttle-twisting that we are, it was exciting to see a company with such a storied legacy in…

TREK RAIL 9.9 XTR

Trek, with their last Rail model we tested two years ago, set an incredibly high bar and, owing to its ease of ride and product quality that few could match, it became one of our favorite bikes of the season. With that memory in mind, we…

CERO ONE

Kiyoshi Iwai is a self-proclaimed “passionate environmentalist and surfer” who moved from Japan to California two decades ago. After watching the traffic congestion grow worse every year, he decided that cargo bikes could be part of the…

Yamaha YDX Moro 07 2023 (Ride With Brian Lopes)

Yamaha have announced their line up for 2023 with their build versions of the Moro 07. Based around 27.5" wheels front and rear, we visited our local bike park with the Yamaha crew and Brian Lopes to get the low down on the new bike.…

CRF-E2 ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE

The CRF-E2 is a brand-new electric motorcycle model that comes from a licensing deal between American Honda and Greenger Powersports. Now, this is not your normal licensing agreement where one company just put their name on an existing…

DYU R1 20” FOLDING CITY BIKE

Consumer-direct sales of e-bikes has provided consumers with nothing short of a smorgasbord of choices. And, although issues of quality continue to be the elephant in the room that people look past when they see the price of most internet…

THE RIDE RADIANT CARBON

Tony Ellsworth first made a name for himself back in the early ’90s when he began designing a line of eponymously named mountain bikes. The first bike that he designed and built was for his wife. Soon after he started making bikes for…

YETI 160E

Anyone remember the movie Back to the Future? In particular, the scene when Marty McFly went back in time to the 1950s and wowed the crowd with a wild rendition of Johnny B. Goode? No one could understand the noise he was making, right?…

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…