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BICYCLIST | SoCal & Beyond

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22 Jan 2019

Electric Age

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Electric Age touches on the electrification of the bicycle to assist motion, extend the range of adventure and increase accessibility to the joy of travel by bike to a much wider group. From DIY to off-the-shelf, the Electric Age wanders through these modern marvels of motion.

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DIY E-Commuters: Get Started on Building Up Your Own ‘Franken’ ebike 

Many excellent bike shops in Southern California already sell e-commuters, with more retailers adding them their inventory every month. So then why would anyone want to assemble a do-it-yourself (DIY) e-bike when there are scores of superb OEM models available? The reasons, many and varied, include the cost savings, the assurance that the conversion of a bike that already fits you perfectly will continue to do so as an e-bike, a new hobby, the feeling of accomplishment and an intimate knowledge of the functional parameters of your bike.

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The Trail Blazing Pedego Ridge Rider 

The Ridge Rider is a mountain bike powered by an impressive 500 watt Dapu brushless geared rear hub motor. The bike has five levels of pedal assist (PAS) with a throttle override for full power on demand at each level plus a throttle-only mode. The motor was more than equal to any ascent that we attempted and the drivetrain and brakes performed with the excellence we expected of them.