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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…

A GREAT E-REAWAKENING

Story and photos by Jean Turner Only a month ago this world didn’t exist. Not for me. I was just like the many cars down below, whizzing past this beautiful stretch of rolling hills on the Southern California coast, unable to cherish the…

WHEN IT COMES TIME TO GATHER

The Sea Otter Classic is an event that traditionally kicks off much of North America’s bike racing season. From road to mountain to gravel, it’s a huge festival, with over 350 brands participating with booths on the infield of the famous…

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…

ARE GRAPHENE BATTERIES THE FUTURE?

Okay, kids, time to put your lab coats on for this one, as today we’re going to talk about something called “graphene.” For years graphene has largely been just a theoretical material, thought to have incredible properties as a…

OVERHEATING AN E-BIKE CAN BE A BUZZ KILL, LITERALLY

OVERHEATING AN E-BIKE CAN BE A BUZZ KILL, LITERALLY Too much load on an e-bike motor can get it hot enough to trigger an error code that will usually trigger a fail safe mode. It's one of the most common problems people find with budget…

GET YOUR E-BIKE LINGO HERE

There are a lot of terms used in the electric bike world that can be confusing, especially if you are unfamiliar with them. Some of the terms might even confuse an electrical engineer. We love e-bikes, and we want everyone to enjoy them,…

WHEN THE CAR COMPANIES COME CALLING

Why would a car or motorcycle manufacturer want to make an electric bicycle? There are a number of reasons, starting with e-bikes being the cheapest way to get into the EV market. Not only do they cost less to build than a car or…

WHICH TYPE OF E-BIKE SHOULD YOU BUY?

Buying your first e-bike is only a little different than buying your next one. It can take the place of your car on many trips, it can help you relax in nature, and it can help you get to work faster when there’s gridlock. Our goal with…

How To Get The Most From Your E-Mountain Bike

Even though all eMTBs come with various assist settings that can be changed on the fly, not everyone uses them to their full potential. It’s not uncommon for first-time users to just put them in Boost, Turbo, Ludicrous or whatever 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…

The 14 Best Mountain Biking Trails in America

It’s a common debate amongst avid mountain bikers: what’s the best place for mountain biking in the country? To help give you some idea of the greatest trails in the United States, we’ve compiled our list of the top 14 mountain biking…

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…

WHEN IT COMES TIME TO GATHER

The Sea Otter Classic is an event that traditionally kicks off much of North America’s bike racing season. From road to mountain to gravel, it’s a huge festival, with over 350 brands participating with booths on the infield of the famous…

THE ELECTRIFY EXPO

The Electrify Expo was supposed to start in 2020, but thanks to the pandemic, it was pushed back a year. They rescheduled for 2021, with three events. One in September in Irvine, California, a second in October in Miami and a third in…

SLAYING THE BAY

Story by Hans “No-Way” Rey Photos by Carmen Rey & Kyle Emery-Peck We just concluded my fourth urban bike adventure. After Los Angeles, Napoli and Hong Kong, it was the San Francisco Bay Area that set the stage for a five-day…

HOW A ROADBLOCK FOR MANY IS A SPEED BUMP FOR ONE

By Nick Claire Are heroes defined by the achievements in their life? Does a hero have to be a champion? Will that hero have overcome unimaginable obstacles and come out on the other side stronger? I say, “Maybe not.” But, in the case of…

THE SUNPEDAL RIDE

Sushil Reddy is no stranger to long e-bike rides. In his goal to promote e-bikes and sustainable energy, he has endured several long rides, some of which have earned him a Guinness World Record. His first was in India, but he’s done others…

Top 5 Tips for Students to Choose Electric Bikes

By Mary Spears Commuting to college on a bike gives you an unforgettable experience due to the ease of maneuvering through traffic and the exercise it helps you do. If you are used to riding manual bikes, an electric bike will…

THE FATHER AND DAUGHTER SIDE TO IT ALL

By Nick Claire Photos: Pat Carrigan While many of us have different ideas about what ultimate purpose our e-bikes serve, every once in a while we’ll run into someone who thinks outside the box and doesn’t seem to put limits on…

BOLTABOUT BIKES

By Pat Carrigan From surfing, hiking, cycling and drinking wine, California’s central coast has long been known as the Mecca for outdoor activities. For Matt Maxwell, the miles of scenic byways, wind-swept vistas and ample tourist…