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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…

ORBEA RISE M-TEAM

By Alex Boyce With the introduction of their new Rise M-Team, it may be worth asking, “Has Spanish bike brand Orbea brought the e-MTB revelation of 2021?” No doubt there have been some really good pedal-assist mountain bikes rolled out…

E-GRAVEL SHOOTOUT

If ever there was a bike brand making inroads into the pedal-assist market that needn’t worry about having true off-road bona fides, it would be Niner. The Colorado company got its name from helping pioneer the world of 29-inch-wheeled…

2022 SPECIALIZED S-WORKS TURBO LEVO

By Alex Boyce THE BIKE The carbon frame is equipped with Specialized’s updated 2.2, 250-watt motor (Europe version), and the motor has updates, including new drive belts and improved software. Compared to the previous version,…

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 bikes,…