STATE OF THE ART

Oyama Folding Bike – Convenience Without (Much) Sacrifice

Oyama may not exactly be a household name, but it has been making bikes since 1966. It has recently introduced its first folding electric...

The Elby Bike – One For All

The award-winning Elby bike is designed for just about anyone from 5'1" to 6'5".  It has a low-step frame that I found was a...

Raleigh’s Superbe IE – Easy to Ride, Easy to Afford

Time for a little nostalgia.  When I was a teenager, back in the early 1960's, my Raleigh three speed English racer and I were...

ENJOY THE RIDE

Can an E-Bike Lengthen Your Life?

It's long been the purists and the traditionalists, versus the e-bikers.  It's not that e-bikes go too fast.  In fact, most road bikers will...

Kill the Hill With Electric Assist Bikes

These Vehicles Really Make the Grade (easier) Millions of boomers still enjoy getting on a bicycle, usually for recreation but sometimes for short commutes. Yet,...

Try It, You’ll Like It – What Will Get You On An E-bike?

When I talk to e-bike dealers and manufacturers, one message comes through loud and clear, is that most of the people 50 and over...

GET INTO GEAR

A Suite of Slick Biking Tools from Silca

It's been a century since Silca biking tools got their start outside Milan, Italy.  Today the company is based in Indianapolis, but still makes...

Heavy Lifting – Rocky Mounts SplitRail Hitch Rack

There just aren't a lot of hitch mounted bike racks that are capable of holding two hefty e-bikes.  We have previously reviewed Thule's Easy...

Easy Seat II – No Pain, Plenty of Gain

There have been times when I've wondered if the folks who design traditional bicycle seats were previously employed to create instruments of torture for...

RULES OF THE ROAD

A Rough Road for E-Bikes in New York

As an avid fan and user of electric bikes, I was dismayed when I found out that New York City is cracking down on...

Oregon, Home to Many E-Bike Companies Isn’t All that Welcoming After All

As the Electric Bike Industry and biking advocacy groups like People for Bikes continue to press for legal approval across the country they're fighting...