All Things Electric at Sea Otter 2019
Electric bikes and racing stole the show at the 2019 Sea Otter Classic.
From Class 1 (pedal-assist) to Class 2 (throttle) and Class 3 (28 m.p.h. approx. top speed) — take a look at all the e-bike products displayed on and off the Laguna Seca racetrack.
Innovator: The newest Specialized Turbo Levo was on display, looking sleek and ready for the dirt.
Ultra-modern: The CAKE street-legal electric motorcycle from Sweden.
Townie bikes: The BMC Alpenchallenge AMP Cross bike is just one of the Swiss brand’s electric offerings.
Off-road: Another beautiful electric offering, the 150mm rear travel BMC Trailfox AMP SX.
German brand BULLS had their complete line on display.
Ghost Bikes were offering test rides on their e-bikes.
The Gazelle Arroyo C8 HMB Elite is one of the many e-Bikes powered by the tried-and-true Bosch power plant.
From city to off-road, Haro Bikes had all their electric bikes on showcase.
Mini e-Bike: Specialized’s Robert Egger created this Hodaka-inspired electric mini bike called the Road Toad.
The Decoy by YT Industries received the lion’s, errr, duck’s share of attention in the enduro electric bike category.
The Trek Domane+ is just one of a complete range of electric bikes from the Wisconsin-based company.
The Devinci AC XT is the Canadian brand’s flagship off-road electric model with 170mm of rear suspension travel.
Donnelly Cycling offers one of the most discretely-packaged e-Bikes on the market.
Wildsyde were displaying their line of beach cruiser e-Bikes.
Saturday’s e-Bike race gets ready to go with the pros staged in front of the amateurs, all racing at the same time on the same course around the tarmac and trails Laguna Seca venue.
Hang loose: E-Bikers have more fun, thanks to electric pedal-assist.
Some riders had their hands full with “Turbo” mode: Men’s 15-18 competitor Shan Agan hangs on for the ride.
Lovers and hecklers: The sidelines of the electric bike category were filled with both.
Overall, the e-Bike category was all about fun. Pro electric bike racer Edwin Bull’s Hawaiian shirt and gravel e-Bike helped keep things electrically eclectic.
The Pigman, Jeff McGrath in denim and leather, helped make the e-Bike race the most enjoyable to watch at Sea Otter 2019.
Charlie Mullins grabbed the lead early in the electric bike race and took the pro men’s win.
The utility power of electric bikes was most noticeable at Sea Otter.
The Benno Boost E is outfitted to be one of the most utility-driven electric bikes in its category.
The Tern GSD line is a small, yet resourceful, electric bike option.
Need to cart kids around town? Yuba Bikes have several pedal-assist electric models.
Xtracycle has a long reputation for their traditional utility bicycles and are now offering electric models.
Yamaha is officially back in the bicycle game with a full line of power-assist bicycles that includes the YDX Torc mountain bike.