As many readers are no doubt already aware, last Thursday we attended the Charged Up e-bike media event at the Crystal Springs Resort in northern New Jersey. The day was mainly a chance for a select group of journalists to chat with representatives from a number of electric bike companies, and to ride some of their bikes around the resort grounds. While we've already profiled a few of the stand-outs
, here's a quick look at some of the other e-bikes that caught our eye.
In order for an electric bike to stand out from the pack, it helps if it offers unique features such as light weight
or the ability to fold
. Of the e-bikes that we saw at last week's Charged Up
event, however, one of our faves is a little number that isn't particularly remarkable in any one way. It's the iZip E3 Town:exp, and it simply manages to pack several good things into a small package.
It seems to be a forgone conclusion that if you're going to make a bicycle built for two, then both riders will be pedaling. If that bike has an electric motor to help with the extra weight, however, then perhaps just one rider will be able to move the thing along nicely. That's the thinking behind the Yuba elMundo – it's an electric cargo bike that specializes in hauling humans.
Late last week, we got the chance to try out some brand new e-bikes at the first-ever Charged Up electric bike media event. Presented by the folks who run the Interbike
and Outdoor Retailer
trade shows, it was held at the swanky Crystal Springs Resort in the rolling hills of northern New Jersey. Among the models that were on display, the Secede urban trekking bike offers a particularly interesting feature – it breaks into two pieces for easier transport and storage.