New Electric Bike Reviews

Riese & Müller Packster 40 NuVinci Review

  • MSRP: $6,369
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

One of the most compact electric cargo bikes on the market, capable of hauling gear or a passenger up front, the frame is stiff and sturdy with a large double-leg kickstand, available with 20 mph or 28 mph motors. Optional Gates carbon belt drive and NuVinci CVT are durable, quiet, and can be shifted…...

FLX Trail Review

  • MSRP: $1,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A hardtail cross country style electric mountain bike with quiet Bafang Max Drive 350-watt mid-drive motor, adjustable top speed upwards of 35 mph position it for private property or OHV use only. Three different colors to choose from - White Lightning, Carbon Black, and Gun Metal Gray…...

Piaggio Wi-Bike Active Plus Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A beautiful looking, feature-complete, well balanced, Class 3 speed pedelec (capable of ~27 mph top speeds) from Italian automotive company Piaggio, the same brand that makes Vespa scooters and Aprilia motorcycles. Custom alloy frame has been sculpted with smooth welds and some blade accents that double…...

Moustache Samedi 27 XROAD 5 Review

  • MSRP: $3,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A crossover touring electric bike that's capable and comfortable on city streets as well as packed dirt trails thanks to all-terrain tires, a sturdy spring suspension fork with 80 mm travel, and suspension seat post. Both wheels offer quick release for easy maintenance on-the-go, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes stop…...

Riese & Müller Nevo GH NuVinci Review

  • MSRP: $4,979
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A heavy-duty version of the standard Nevo with reinforced frame tubing, upgraded stem, handlebar, pedals and a nicer Thudbuster ST suspension seat post, available in two sizes and three colors. This electric bike is easy to approach because of the step-thru wave design but doesn't…...

Fuji Ambient 27.5+ 1.3 Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

A hardtail cross country style electric mountain bike with 3" wide plus sized tires and Boost hub spacing for improved wheel strength, adjustable 100 mm suspension fork with remote lockout. Available in three frame sizes, relatively lightweight at ~47 lbs, high-torque Bosch CX motor with…...

FLX Blade Review

  • MSRP: $3,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

Purpose-designed electric made for extreme off-road use with a 1000-watt mid-drive motor, 17.5 ah battery and top speed upwards of 40 mph, it looks like a bicycle but is classified more as a moped. Extra large 203 mm, quad piston, hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power, which is…...

Magnum Metro+ Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

A sturdy high-step commuter style electric bike offering up to 28 mph pedal assist and 20 mph throttle on demand, uses the same 500 watt motor and 48 volt battery as Magnum's Peak mountain bike. Mid-level eight speed drivetrain with Shimano Acera derailleur, metal guard protects the derailleur and motor…...

BULLS Monster E FS Review

  • MSRP: $5,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

Top of the line, full suspension, fat tire electric trail bike with RockShock Bluto and Monarch air, remote lockout for the fork, 11-speed Shimano Deore XT drivetrain with Shadow Plus clutch, robust skid plate and alloy drivetrain guides. High-torque Bosch Performance Line CX motor with eMTB drive mode, sand and snow capable if…...

Schwinn Monroe 350 Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A tough, well-balanced, affordably priced, single-speed electric bike from a well established brand, available in three frame sizes for improved fit, sporty forward-leaning geometry. No suspension elements but the fork is steel which provides some vibration dampening properties and…...

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New eBike Accessories

Lumos Kickstart Helmet Review

  • MSRP: $199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A smart bicycle helmet with white, red, and yellow integrated LED lights that will stay solid, flash slowly, or flash quickly to keep you visible when riding. Wireless button pad allows you to activate yellow turn signals on the front and back sides of the helmet to help automobiles anticipate your next move...

COBI Bosch Hub Smartphone Interface Review

  • MSRP: $249
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017, 2018

A smartphone interface for controlling Bosch powered electric bikes, it fits directly into the Intuvia mount and optional headlight and rear light with turn signals. Charges your phone, allows you to make and receive calls, can play your music, connects with heart rate monitors and Apple Health, works with GPS...

Boomerang Bike CycloTrac Alarm GPS Review

  • MSRP: $199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

An anti-theft radio GPS that mounts to standard bottle cage bosses and can locate within 9 feet, it runs on the Verizon network and costs $5/mo in addition to the hardware. Integrated vibration sensing alarm sends an automated text message alerting you anytime the bike has been "locked" using the companion smartphone application (Android or iOS)...

Specialized Centro LED Helmet Review

  • MSRP: $60
  • MODEL YEAR: 2016, 2017

A light weight fitness helmet with smooth integrated red 4-LED light on the rear, reflective webbing, stickers and high visibility color options. One size fits most with SX Fit micro-adjust dial (54 to 62 cm), comfortable Tri-Fix web splitter straps and buckle, SnelL Approved safety rating...

Up Right Designs Totem Pole TP6 Bike Rack Review

  • MSRP: $399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2017

A vertical bike rack for your car that can fit up to six bikes at once! Works with all different sizes and types of bikes... even fat tire, kids, recumbents and tricycles. Unlike many horizontal hang-style racks this thing can accommodate step-thru and wave bike frames without the need for a crossbar adapter, the rack folds down for easy storage...

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December 28, 2017

Class 1 Electric Mountain Bikes, Why They’re Allowed More Places


    During a visit to the Specialized bicycle company headquarters in 2017, I met with a Global PR Manager named Sean Estes while reviewing the Turbo Levo Comp Fat. Our discussion evolved… read more

    November 24, 2017

    Bosch Ebike Battery Design Comparisons and Considerations


      Bosch has been a lead designer and manufacturer of electric bike drive systems and batteries globally since 2010 according to their official website. I began seeing them arrive in the United States… read more

      January 28, 2017

      10 Essential Accessories for New Electric Bike Owners


        Electric bikes are great but depending on your budget, intended use and environment the bike alone may not completely serve your needs. That’s where accessories come in! But before we dig in, I want to… read more

        January 27, 2017

        Is it Safe to Ride an Electric Bike in the Rain? Can I Wash it After?


          Are electric bikes waterproof? Can an ebike be ridden in the rain and mud? How can I clean it safely afterwards? This is a series of questions lots of people ask when considering the purchase… read more

          January 26, 2017

          Electric Mountain Bike Trail Etiquette


            As motor and battery technology has become increasingly durable, lighter weight and more powerful, electric mountain bikes have become a reality and are now widely accepted worldwide. The video below talks about what an electric… read more

            January 25, 2017

            Insurance for Electric Bikes


              Electric bikes have a lot in common with cars, certainly more than regular bicycles do. They’re expensive, usually more complex with mechanical, electrical and computer driven systems and they tend to travel faster and for… read more

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