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FIRST LOOK: TWO BIKES THAT ROCKED EUROBIKE

Rocky Mountain and Pivot Cycles dress to impress Of the many new e-bikes on display at the show in Friedrichshafen, there were two newcomers that had people buzzing with questions and anticipation. Both were mountain bikes, both…

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: 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: STACYC STABILITY CYCLE

The fastest way to get your kids on two wheels Balance bikes are a great way to get kids familiar with being on two wheels. Kids sit on the bikes while pushing themselves along, taking longer and longer strides, eventually…

BIKE TEST: FANTIC XF1 CASA

From Italy, with love Fantic is a little-known brand in the U.S.—for now. They started as a motorcycle company in Italy in 1968 and gained success with small-engine motorcycles targeted at the urban youth, and winning trial…

BIKE TEST: HAIBIKE Xduro CROSS 3.0

A commuter that likes to get a little dirty When it comes to electric mountain bikes, it’s hard to not think of Haibike. Pedal-assist bikes are what the German company have made themselves known for, and more than any other…

BIKE TEST: GIANT FULL-E+ 0 SX

First U.S. electric mountain bike for Giant  Doug Barnett tests the IP56 rating in a rare stream caused by all the rain in Southern California. The bike plowed through everything we rode it on without hesitation. Giant has had…

BIKE TEST: 2017 HAIBIKE XDURO NDURO 8.0

The best enduro e-bike we’ve ridden Haibike’s 2017 models made their debut at Interbike, the big international bicycle show in Las Vegas, last September. As with all trade shows, many of the bikes that were there…

BIKE TEST: BIG CAT FAT CAT XL 500

Now you can run with the big cats Electric bikes are great for getting people on two wheels to get some exercise and for rehab following an injury. Vincent Gebbia had seen electric bikes in Asia and thought they’d be great for his mother…

FIRST RIDE: BULLS E-STREAM EVO CARBON 3 27.5+

Pre-production plus performance We love to get to play with something before anyone else. It’s a perk of the job. So when Bulls offered us up a first look at their 2017 E-Stream Evo Carbon 3 27.5+ bike, we jumped at the chance! This…

BIKE TEST: EASY MOTION EVO BIG BUD PRO:

In this time of specialization in e-bikes, they don’t come much more narrowly focused than the Easy Motion Evo Big Bud Pro. It isn’t merely an e-bike, nor simply an all-terrain e-bike. It’s not even so pedestrian a thing as an e-fat…