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BIKE TEST: M1 SPITZING & PLUS

Super-powered German performance The M1-Sporttechnik group is a German company with some serious expertise in the carbon and materials technology world. Their innovative engineers have taken on many projects to make athletes faster,…

BIKE TEST: PEDEGO PLATINUM INTERCEPTOR

Beach cruiser with everything If someone gave you a blank page to design the perfect beach cruiser, what would you draw? Would you keep it simple—single-speed with the barest necessities? Or, would you let out your inner…

BIKE TEST: BOTTECCHIA BE31 KRYPTON MTB 27.5+

Italian Be Green beauty Italy has a long and storied history in cycling, and the century-old Bottecchia brand has helped build that history. Like many e-bike companies, Bottecchia is a traditional bicycle company that has…

BIKE TEST: STROMER ST1 x

Is it the best commuter bike in the world?  Last year, after we rode the Stromer ST2 S, the pinnacle of Stromer’s e-bike development, we thought the bike was so good that it deserved an award. So, we voted for it as the…

FEATURE: FREEDOM RE-CHARGED

How e-bikes changed a life for good  By Sam Bernard Riding a bicycle for the first time is a monumental event in any youngster’s life. I believe that is a universal truth that spreads across almost every culture that many…

GAZELLE ANNOUNCES NEW ARROYO, NEW LINE OF eBIKES

Gazelle has Introduced their new Arroyo eBike. The Arroyo is ideal for day-to-day errands but performs on longer rides with its powerful Bosch mid drive. With 50 Nm of torque, it provides assistance not only on flat but also on hilly…

EXCLUSIVE FIRST RIDE: BULLS E-CORE

We were the first in the U.S. to be allowed to ride the all new Bulls E-Core electric full-suspension mountain bike, and the only ones to ride it at Sea Otter. The big difference with this one is the motor. This is Bulls'…

Focus Debuts New Jam2 At Sea Otter Classic

We had the chance to ride a bunch of new bikes at the Sea Otter Classic this year. Most of the major bike manufacturers are finally bringing their electric bikes to the U.S. The new Focus Jam2 (Jam Squared) is built on their Jam…

New Kickstarter Campaign For HopMod Electric Bike

Crowdfunding is all the rage for many things, including electric bicycles. And why not? It's a way to raise money and gauge interest in a project. Electric bikes have been very successful on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter,…

Ono Archont – Rideable Art

Ono Bikes is a Serbian company who is out to make its mark in the electric bike world. If their first bike is any indication, they will succeed. The bike, called the ARCHONT electro, is a highly stylized chopper, with the battery…

BULLS E-BIKES COMING TO NORTH AMERICA

One of the brands offering test rides at the Electric Bike Expo in Tempe, Arizona is called BULLS. The brand has been in Europe for some time, and it has been in the e-bike market since 2010. BULLS has road and all-terrain models. This is…

KARMA X FROM KARMA BIKES

What might look like just another high-end, pedal-powered bicycle is actually the Karma X City Edition e-bike. Weighing in at under 50 pounds, this carbon fiber ebike can hit top speeds of 28 mph with as many as 100 miles to a charge.…

HIGH-PERFORMANCE MID-DRIVES AT LOW PRICES

Izip's new-for-2016 E3 Vibe Plus has a clean and simple build with rim brakes, but it has a powerful mid-drive and an MSRP of $2099! Painted in a bright color with a low-step frame, the Vibe is easy to ride for any size rider. We…

JUICER BIKES CUSTOM E-BIKES

Juicer Bikes is a one-man custom shop in Los Angeles that builds radical looking custom e-bikes by hand. A distinguishing characteristic of the brand are the distinctive battery packs that are designed and situated to look like the…

SWEET SURFACE 604 CUSTOM FATBIKE

Surface 604 concentrates on a single model: the Boar E350 fat bike. The production bikes are available in white, black or bright green, but the company has this customized display model that tows a trailer with a surfboard on it. It is a…

IZIP E3 PROTOUR SPORT COMMUTER

Sporty super-commuter bikes like the Stromer and Kalkhoff have a new competitor from Izip in the new-for-2016 E3 Protour. Using a new 500-watt Currie Drive mid-drive, the fully equipped Protour looks like a very sporty ride with plenty of…

2016 E-JOE SPOTTED

After a beginning as the company that boasted it made e-bikes for average Joes, e-Joe is starting to pay a bit more attention to style. Its bikes have always offered good value for a reasonable price, but starting with the 2015 Koda, they…

BE ON THE LOOKOUT

Battery tech company RPE (www.rpe-na.com) has a plan in the works to build custom RPE Ripple e-bikes, but one of these prototypes was stolen, and that derailed the plan. Hopefully the delay is temporary, but if you see this bike, contact…

MORE STRIKING VINTAGE-LOOK E-BIKES

A reader on the Electric Bike Action Facebook page posted a link to a sales site in Europe that sells the Vintage Electric E-Tracker in addition to several versions of the striking Spanish Oto e-bikes. The OtoR above evokes the feeling of…