Electric bikes can be great, but their limited range gets in the way of longer rides. The Rocket eBike promises rides up to 100 miles thanks to a big battery pack, efficient motor, and regenerative braking. The bike folds up small so you can toss it in your back seat, has a full suspension, and hits a max speed of 28 mph.
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Electric bikes are a genius solution for eco-friendly transportation. The fun, flexible, user-friendly Tern HSD e-bike is designed to get you places (like outside for a change), carry passengers, and haul cargo up to 375 lbs. Shorter than standard bikes, the mighty, mini HSD folds or flips up to easily stow between pleasure cruises.
Combining mountain and cruiser bike looks in one, Vintage Electric’s Rally packs a 750-watt drivetrain that can help speed you along up to 28 mph, with a range of 20 to 60 miles, depending on conditions and degree of assist. Thanks to its wide and knobby Schwalbe tires, it’s comfortable on a wide variety of terrain.
Juiced Bikes’ electric 2-wheeler packs a powerful 52-volt battery, which maxes out its speed, range, and performance capabilities. The bike can hit speeds up to 28 mph (or 33 mph with pedal assist), and has a range of up to 100 miles. Its pedal assist is said to be smoother than other E-bikes as well.
In their quest to make electric bikes even more convenient and stylish Bosch created a compact (13.7″ x 3.3″ x 2.6″) and lightweight (6.2 lb) power pack which can be housed inside a bike frame. New bikes using the PowerTube 500 are headed to dealers this Summer.
Lithium Cycles managed to bring down the price of its all-terrain electric bike so more of us can afford one. The rugged cruiser has fat tires, a comfy seat, and a removable battery pack. Available with 20 mi and 40 mi ranges, with top speeds of 18 and 20 mph, respectively.
Driven by an efficient, mid-mounted Bosch Active Cruise motor, the Fuji E-Traverse is the ideal electric commuter bike, offering a smooth, natural boost of power to augment your pedaling. Its hybrid design handles great on city streets, but can also tackle unpaved trails.
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