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Chatham E-bike by Fifield—American Gem

Chatham E-bike by Fifield—American Gem. When I first reviewed the Jetty by Fifield, I was taken by the online images of their flagship electric bike, the Chatham. With an in-house created chrome moly frame, a belt-drive matched to a mid-drive … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trailer—Reworked for Smart Traveling

My Bicycle Trailer—Reworked for Smart Traveling. Even as cargo bikes gain massive popularity, bike trailers have been around for years. Many use them to haul the kids or pets, yet just about anything can be moved with them. There are … Continue reading

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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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