Bikes

A bicycle (or bike) is a two-wheeled vehicle that allows a person (or more) to travel from A to B through an act of balancing and pedalling. The first bicycle dates back to the early 19th century. The word itself stems from the 1860s and was offered by the French language, however, the first contraption that comes closest to the idea of a bicycle was the draisine, named after Baron Karl von Drais. The draisine looked like a bicycle but had no pedals or chain, so you basically had to ride it but push yourself forward in a manner similar to running. From this invention on, various designs have stemmed, with perhaps the most notorious being the weird-looking high-wheel bicycle that employed a tiny rear wheel and a ginormous front wheel that also incorporated the pedals - these things were fast, but lacked safety altogether. Then came the safety bicycles, with wheels that shared the same diameter, and in more modern times, the mountain bikes, BMX bikes, commuter bikes, as well as electric bikes.

Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

With so many options out there, getting an e-scooter is nowhere near straightforward

The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.

But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.

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Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider

With so many options out there, getting an e-scooter is nowhere near straightforward

The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.

But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.

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2019 Vintage Electric Shelby Cobra Bike

2019 Vintage Electric Shelby Cobra Bike

Meet the Shelby Cobra of all electric bikes

We dare you to name a car that looks, drives, and sounds more American than the Shelby Cobra. We’ll wait. In the meantime, boutique electric bike maker Vintage Electric was busy working with Shelby USA on what is touted as “the perfect take on an electric bike.” It comes as a limited edition model that complements Vintage Electric’s current lineup, which means it won’t last forever on the online shelves. It’s not a slouch either, as it can reach a Vmax of 36 miles per hour in Race Mode. Did we get your attention? Good. Here’s all you need to know about the Vintage Electric Shelby Cobra limited edition bike.

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These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only

These Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Are For Kids Only

Adults get to play with the likes of 2020 LiveWire

Harley-Davidson, just like many other motorbike makers and even carmakers that are trying to stay relevant today and tomorrow, is looking at ways to expand its range into previously unexplored niches. One such step for the American company is the introduction of the $30,000, 2020 LiveWire all-electric motorcycle, a machine that’s powerful and torquey enough to take you from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds. But how about the little ones? Well, as of recently, Harley-Davidson has them covered as well, thanks to two new electric balance bikes dubbed Irone12 and Irone16. Let’s see what they’re made of.

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The SUV of Electric Bikes: Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition

The SUV of Electric Bikes: Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition

It might look like a motorcycle, but it’s not

The electric bike realm didn’t use to have an SUV niche like the car world does. But we guess that was bound to happen sooner or later. And it did; that’s why we can present you the Moto Parilla Carbon Limited Edition electric bicycle. Sure, it does remind us of a beefed up enduro motorbike thanks to the chunky tires and a frame that looks like it’s been manufactured out of Robocop’s spare parts but overall, this is a cool product to look at. Plus, we’re guessing riding one is just as fun, especially on rough terrain. So let’s find out more about Moto Parilla’s Carbon bike.

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The Fuell Fluid Electric Bike Wants To Break Range Barriers For Good

The Fuell Fluid Electric Bike Wants To Break Range Barriers For Good

Don’t misjudge it by its harmless mountain bike-like looks, because this bike is an industrious machine on the inside

Electric bikes? We’ve seen our fair share. Each of them wanting to catch the eye with a feature, no matter how small, when all we really want is range, range, range. Carmakers are also pretty active in the e-bike segment, with names like BMW, Peugeot, and Lamborghini each offering such a concoction. So here comes an Indiegogo-backed electric bike project that wants to turn our worlds upside down with a claimed range that pretty much trumps every other e-bike option out there. Meet the Fuell Fluid electric bike. Now that we’ve pushed your curiosity button, here’s everything you need to know about it.

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How dangerous are electric scooters?

How dangerous are electric scooters?

Or better yet, shouldn’t we be more careful while using them?

Electric scooters are popping up in major cities like mushrooms as people are looking for faster and cheaper ways to go around the city. The thing is, these electrically-powered two-wheelers can reach speeds that match or are greater than the legal limit imposed around cities, so you’d think people would be inclined to treat these e-scooters with the proper respect. We’re not saying you should fear them, but respect them and understand how they work and how they can hurt you. Because at 20+ mph, falling off an electric scooter or hitting a pole or getting hit by another car is just the same as if you were riding a bike or a motorcycle. And yes, you could get killed by riding an e-scooter, as it was the unfortunate case of British YouTube star and TV presenter Emily Hartridge, who lost her life after being hit by a truck in a roundabout while riding her e-scooter in south London. According to the Guardian, this is the first fatal collision involving an e-scooter in the UK.

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NANROBOT D4+ Electric Scooter Review

NANROBOT D4+ Electric Scooter Review

The D4+ is one of the most powerful e-scooters out there and comes with a matching price tag

In today’s clogged traffic that’s beginning to affect smaller cities and not just your run-of-the-mill megalopolis, one mobility solution has been and is still adopted on a large scale: the electric scooter. These buzzing machines can take you from A to B around the city at average speeds similar to a car that abides by urban speed limits, with one huge advantage. Unlike cars, electric scooters are not restrained to the road, are obviously much easier to squeeze through traffic, and let you get to that big meeting in time without breaking a sweat - unlike bikes, for example.

The NANROBOT D4+ electric scooter is one of the best such contraptions out there because it ticks a lot of boxes. In fact, its only drawback is the spicy price tag when compared to other electric scooters, but ultimately, if we take into account its capabilities, the sticker becomes justifiable. However, before you actually make a buying decision, let’s see what the NANROBOT D4+ is all about.

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The Xmera Bionic Bike Lets You Work Out During Your Commute

The Xmera Bionic Bike Lets You Work Out During Your Commute

Combining the monitoring of a fitness bracelet with the power of an indoor gym bicycle

Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular. There’s no hiding from that. Plus, recent studies have suggested that e-bikes are better than electric cars for the city as a whole as they encourage people to give up on cars (even of the electric ilk) and look at other means of transportation that won’t keep them stuck forever in traffic. After all, spending one or two hours in traffic just to get to the gym and work out is utter nonsense, but people still do it. Luckily, the Xmera bionic bike is here, and it wants to change the way we work out and take care of our bodies.

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The Droog DM-015 Motorcycle Looks Like It Escaped The Mad Max Citadel

The Droog DM-015 Motorcycle Looks Like It Escaped The Mad Max Citadel

Motorcycles come in all shapes and sizes but this one is the bulky, break-your-neck type

In case the name Droog doesn’t say much, here’s your crash course. For starters, Droog Moto is an online exclusive motorcycle company. We guess they’re still rather new, having been founded back in 2016, or really, really exclusive since we haven’t heard of them up until recently. But that’s not the point here. Now, Droog says it specializes in building machines i.e. motorbikes with "a modern and industrial design."

Well, they’re right about that. Just have a look at their DM-015 motorcycle and tells us that your mind is not, as we speak, flashing images of you bringing the pain for a couple of sand dunes and puddles of mud while riding the darn thing. Because that’s exactly what we’d do with this bike. Oh, we almost forgot. Droog Moto is owned by husband and wife Max and Erica Droog. How cool is that? #couplegoals

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The Convercycle Wants To Change Cargo Bikes Forever

The Convercycle Wants To Change Cargo Bikes Forever

Meet the lovechild of a city bike and a cargo bike

Since the automotive world is allowing its hybrid offsprings, also known as crossovers and SUV, to exist - to a very successful extent, really, then why should the bicycle scene sit around in passive mode? Well it is not, not since the Convercycle has been coined in Germany. Now, you’ll have to hold your horses for a moment because we’re still looking at a concept - indeed, one that’s seriously close to production, but still a concept. Nevertheless, the idea is so cool that it merits our full attention.

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Swagtron EB5 Pro Hybrid Bike

Swagtron EB5 Pro Hybrid Bike

Your commute will never be dull again, says Swagtron

Please do not mistake the Swagtron EB5 Pro for a Decepticon. It’s not that. But in case your commute is becoming boring, and you feel the need for a change, then you might want to take a look at this hybrid bike. It promises to spice up your A to B travels, get some workout into the mix to keep you fit, and you’ll be able to even take with you on the bus or store under your office desk.

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Halfbike 3 Lets You Dance While Riding, Sort Of

Halfbike 3 Lets You Dance While Riding, Sort Of

Except it’s not exactly a bike, but a mix of several concepts

Halfbike 3 is the prodigy of Martin and Mihail, two architects based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They started from the idea that humans are built and programmed genetically to move and spend their time outdoors, so that’s how this intricate, odd-looking hybrid came to exist. Oh, and its makers say it bridges the gap between man, machine, and dancing. We, however, think it’s best suited for short commuting distances and people who don’t have time to hit the treadmill daily.

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Super73's Z1 Electric Motorbike Was Made For Generation Z

Super73’s Z1 Electric Motorbike Was Made For Generation Z

That doesn’t mean you can’t ride one even if you’re a baby boomer

Super73 is based in Orange County, California. Since 2016, it has been designing and assembling the Super73 motorbike. In time, they’ve expanded the range to include a different version of its bike, tailored for different needs and desires. But today, we’ll be focusing on one particular model - and that’s the Super73 Z1 electric motorbike.

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