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THE HEAVY LIFTERS: CARGO BIKES

As the name implies, cargo bikes are designed to, well, haul cargo. Whether you need space to load your kids or groceries, these utilitarian-minded bikes act like a second car to help you schlep around everything you need. With either a…

FORGET THE NEW BIKE, JUST CONVERT!

BIMOTAL ELEVATE There is, of course, no shortage of interesting innovations to be found in the world of e-bikes. Of the many, to us, the Bimotal adaptive system is one of the more impressive. Consists of a small, throttle-assisted motor…

TIME TO FATTEN UP

Of all the various types of e-bikes out there, fat bikes assuredly offer the most unique features and ride quality. But don’t let their purpose-built design fool you, because as useful as they are in areas where you want to ride on sand or…

GET OFF THE ROAD: MOUNTAIN BIKES

You might be surprised to find that the in the last few years the once singularly defined category of mountain bikes has splintered into multiple, specific-use disciplines. A mountain bike? Were you looking for something for cross country,…

THE MINI-BIKE CRAZE

Mini-bikes are a hot, current trend, with the more popular models bringing back the look of the old-style bikes from the 1970s that were often powered by noisy lawnmower motors. As we would all hope, the modern electric incarnations are…

NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS—SKATES AND SCOOTERS

We can’t leave out the incredibly fun, small, somewhat affordable micro-mobility EVs, including scooters and e-skateboards. Though some are more expensive than some e-bikes, they’re more compact than an e-bike and an ideal option for the…

LIVING ON THE WILD SIDE

While we cover all the standard Class 1, 2 and 3 bikes in these pages, as well as electric motorcycles and the fun little scooters, an electric bike buyer’s guide wouldn’t be complete without including those bikes that live outside the…

WHAT ABOUT THE MOTORCYCLES?

Since EBA’s inception, we’ve covered electric motorcycles along with electric bicycles because, to us, they’re all referred to as “bikes.” Oh yeah, they’re also really, really fun to ride. Zero Motorcycles was the first e-moto brand, and in…

YOU SAY THE BIKE CAN FOLD?!

Folding bikes are a great choice for last-mile riders and people who need a compact storage solution for their office, home, motor home or just to keep in the trunk of the car to go for a ride when the mood hits.  AVENTON SINCH…

WHEN TWO WHEELS WON’T DO: TRIKES

Trikes are a different animal than a two-wheeled bike. They steer differently, and they ride differently overall. They can be a great thing for riders with balance issues. There are two types: delta trikes usually have an upright riding…