To more closely mimic the feel of an outdoor ride, Garmin went deep on the update and redesign of the Tacx Neo 2T smart cycling trainer. The form factor itself was stiffened for truer performance running a new flywheel and axle that accommodates more different bikes. And the improved motor now delivers 2200 watts of power. Programmed to instantly react to speed, changes in inclination up to 25 % grade, and reproducing the feel of surfaces like cobblestone, it almost feels like the real thing.
The latest e-bike from Specialized has evolved to balance lightweight efficiency and impressive power. Soon to be available with multiple power options, the Turbo Vado SL is 40% lighter than similar e-bikes—weighing just 33-pounds—offering pedal-assist speeds up to 28 MPH and a very respectable range of up to 80 miles. It features an integrated, frame-mounted motor and battery that also offers an optional range extender to add another 40 miles of commuting power.
Streamlined, smooth and easy on the eyes, Thousand’s Heritage Bike Helmet is the antithesis of the pointy, perforated space helmet you definitely don’t want to wear on your casual Sunday bike ride. Available in a variety of retro-inspired colors and designs, the lightweight Heritage helmet is CPSC, ASTM F1492, & CE EN1078 safety certified, and features 7 subtle vents and a one-handed magnetic closure.
With a flexible design that lets you lock your bike onto virtually anything, the Litelok Flexi-U Silver is an updated and upgraded U-Lock boasting patented technologies. The Patented Boaflexicore strap offers test-proven security while its patent-pending downward ‘line of sight’ locking mechanism and hardened aerospace-grade steel lock casing will make a bike thief think twice before messing with your ride. Available in 2 sizes: Regular (640g), Large (730g).
Jeep makes Jeeps, so they enlisted Colorado-based e-bike maker QuietKat for their first foray into 2-wheeled vehicles. It’s an all-terrain, all-electric ride powered by a 750 Watt motor. It’s got 4.8” fat tires for tackling extreme terrain & the Rock Shox-built Fire-Link suspension gives it all the off-road capability you’d expect from a vehicle bearing the Jeep logo. Due out June 2020.
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Ziilock is a smart bike lock that offers the security of advanced finger-print scan technology and the convenience of smartphone keyless entry. There’s also a spare key. It protects your ride with AES 256-Military-level security, unbreakable & temper-hardened construction, & IP67 waterproofing. This is a fully-funded Indiegogo.
Juiced Bikes is a local San Diego brand building rad little e-bikes that merge the looks of a moped with the zero-emission silence of an electric powertrain. Their Scorpion model is available in two power options, a 750-watt & a 1000-watt, delivering ranges of 45 and 75 miles, respectively and as Class 2 e-bikes, pedal & throttle-assisted speeds up to 20MPH.
The Karoo from Hammerhead is an easy-to-use Android-powered cycling GPS computer with a robust feature set and elegant, easy-to-use interface. It features a 3.5-inch color touchscreen made of military-grade Gorilla Glass and a 3200 mAh battery, the largest on the market, delivering 15-hours of continuous run-time. Syncs seamlessly with cadence sensors and power meters as well as apps like Strava.
Specialized has created a whole new range of versatile, full suspension bikes. The all-new carbon frame Enduro range borrows from their DH bike designs to create geometry that works as well for climbing as it does on nasty descents. Available only in 29er tire sizing, they are purpose built for speed and control. Choose from 4 models including the fully dipped S-Works model.
Having the best name in the E-bike business wasn’t enough for the crew at Juiced. So they went ahead & juiced-up their flagship commuter bike with a more powerful 52-volt battery and a 750-watt Bafang hub drive motor that senses torque and cadence. The result is a fun, nimble bike with a 50-to-100 mile range. The top speed on throttle-only mode is 20MPH; any effort on your part—with pedal assist—increases riding range.
Back in the 80s, riding a Mongoose meant you were radical. Riding one today—completely brand-new & period correct—would prove it. And now you can! The Mongoose Stranger Things 3 Freestyle is modeled after Max’s bike in Season 3 of your favorite Netflix series. It’s got the shiny chrome frame, Mag wheels, even a headlight for night riding. Fits riders up to 5-feet.
With its big, bold display & super-simple interface, the SmartHalo 2 is a powerful, easy to use cycling computer and more. The patented Luminous Halo lighting gives you visuals—on performance metrics: speed, distance, calories, elevation, CO2 saved and time, & turn-by-turn navigation. It also features a 110dB security alarm, a light, and voice assistant. This is a funded Kickstarter.
The secret to the clean lines and decidedly “normal bike” look of the hand-built Nua Electrica is the Zehus BIKE + system—a lightweight (6 lb.) and compact e-bicycle motor-and-battery combo that replaces a standard rear hub. It’s a 250w unit paired with a 160wh self-charging battery pack that delivers 90km of range on assist & up to 30 km on full power assist at max speed of 15MPH. With its premium titanium frame, silent belt drive, and Ti parts from fork, stem, bars, post & beyond, the Electrica brings a fresh aesthetic to e-bike design.
With retro styling inspired by 60s-era café racers, the Café Moto Go from Electra Bikes combines a timeless look with the latest in e-bike tech. Its low-friction Gates Carbon Belt Drive is powered by a mid-mounted Bosch Performance Speed motor and in-tube 500 Wh battery—enough juice for speeds up to 28 mph. A bullet headlamp lights the way & a Bosch Purion trip computer logs your miles.
Trek Bikes’ Bontrager brand just released a cycling helmet that may just be the safest bike helmet ever made. It features a new technology called WaveCel developed by the Bontrager product team with the help of an orthopedic surgeon and a biomechanical engineer. Through extensive testing, this technology is credited with making the WaveCel series helmets 48X more effective at preventing concussions.
For riders who keep their bike in their living space, the vertical wall rack from Artifox will blend in nicely with your decor. Constructed from solid hardwood and powder coated steel, it features a unique, self-leveling mounting system that works on all surfaces and stays hidden with a cleverly placed magnet. Available in Walnut & White Oak.
VanMoof’s streamlined electric bikes look more like a normal bike than most we’ve seen but there’s no question they do a lot more. They’ve got an integrated 2-speed transmission driven by a 250-500W front-wheel hub motor. They can hit a top speed of just under 20 mph and boast a range of 37 miles in full power mode & 93 miles in Economy mode. They’re also equipped with integrated LED lighting, tamper detection technology & an ear-splitting alarm for theft deterrence.
Weighing in at just 28 pounds, Carbo is the world’s lightest folding e-bike. It’s got a carbon fiber frame, an efficient Samsung battery integrated into the seatpost, a range of 40 miles in pedal-assist mode or 28 miles in full electric at speeds up to 20mph. It also unfolds to ride or folds back up in just 10 seconds. Easy peazy. A funded Indiegogo.
Too many electric bicycles emit that Bay Area tech nerd vibe. Not the case for the new Buzzraw X series from Singapore-based Coast cycles. Available in three versions, the buzzraw X pedal, the buzzraw X750 and buzzraw X250, these dirtbike-inspired electric cruisers feature full suspension, 5-hour battery life, oversized wheels, and sweet options like silent belt drive, and a bar-mounted digital display to track speed & battery life.
For cyclists out there mashing away on multi-day rides, Rapha has designed a comfortable, lightweight sleep system. Their new Explore Down Sleeping Bag features high-loft 850-fill-power down with a DWR coating for moisture resistance and a temperature rating to 15º. Designed to work in tandem with their Explore Down jacket, the upper part of the bag is thinner, which saves weight and makes it much more compact for transport in your bike bag.