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Velo Orange Model 8 Saddle—My New Favorite

Velo Orange Model 8 Saddle—My New Favorite. Facing the facts, with each new bicycle purchase, the seat is the first upgrade. So many bikes come with rear-end wrenching saddles that just need to go away. If you already know which … Continue reading

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Be Part of a Guinness World Record E-bike Group Ride Attempt

Be Part of a Guinness World Record E-bike Group Ride Attempt. This June 18th (2016), you have the opportunity to help set the world record for the largest electric bike parade. And just as important, to join in on the fun and the … Continue reading

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Spira Electric Enclosed Motorcycle—Spira4U

Spira Electric Enclosed Motorcycle—Spira4U. We can all see this is not an electric-assist bicycle. And, it isn’t an electric car either, yet when driving it, that is the feeling you get. My take is that it is an electric enclosed … Continue reading

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Surface 604 Boar E350—Fat-Tire Filly

Surface 604 Boar E-350—Fat-Tire Filly. Fat-tire E-bikes have been sprouting up like crazy lately, here is one that has been around for a while. My first in person sighting was a couple years ago at Interbike. They have been trying … Continue reading

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Add-e Electric Bike Conversion Kit—Lightweight Power

Add-e Electric Bike Conversion Kit—Lightweight Power. The very first E-bike I rode had friction drive. That was over 20 years ago and it was quite primitive, slow and heavy. The Add-e uses that old technology, yet brings it to date … Continue reading

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Ariel Rider N-Class Premium 500—Old Meets New

Ariel Rider N-Class Premium 500—Old Meets New, Some might be looking for a basic cruiser E-bike, yet want a cool twist to add some flavor. That is just what Ariel Rider offers in this new electric-assist bike. It has all … Continue reading

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Introduction to Electric Bicycles—Spring 2016 Edition—May 24, 2016

It is time again for my popular E-bike event here in San Diego, this will be the 8th edition. Happening the evening of May 24th, 2016, it all starts at 5 pm, yet arriving a bit early is a good idea. … Continue reading

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