Light, sporty and fun to ride, the Sausalito E1 is probably our favorite all around e-Bike. The 650b wheels are fast and smooth on the road, but have plenty of traction to inspire confidence on multi-surface trails. The mid-drive Shimano STEPS E5000 motor has a smooth application of power, with plenty of battery life; and the the Shimano Deore shifters and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide flawless shifting and braking. Available in both "step-over" and "step-thru" frames.
For riders who want the benefits of a mid-drive motor, but want a more upright position than the Marin Sausalito, we recommend the Batch Step-Thru e-Bike. The Batch Step-Thru uses the Bosch Active Line motor, which is smooth and powerful. It has a Suntour suspension fork to take the edge of off rough roads, and a minimalist, low maintenance, 8-speed drivetrain with powerful hydraulic disc brakes.
The Marin Stinson is a hub-drive E-bike with an upright position and a "foot-forward" design, which allows the rider to keep their feet nearly flat on the ground when at a stop. The 27.5" wheels and wide tires provide a luxurious ride for cruising the neighborhood and local bike paths. The minimalist 7-speed drivetrain and disc brakes are simple to operate and provide easy pedaling and great stopping power. Available in "step-over" and "step-thru" options.
The Scott Solace and Addict E-ride series are as light and sleek as traditional road bikes - but with an internal class 1 or class 3 motor, you can go farther and faster than ever before. Internal cables and an aero-profile frame contribute to the sleek race-ready look and performance of these next-generation e-Bikes. Special order only.
If you're undeterred by rain, snow, and dark of night, the Sub-Active e-Bike was made for you. The Sub-Active is equipped with integrated lights; fenders; luggage rack; tough Schwalbe tires; all weather, hydraulic disc brakes, and a powerful a 400w motor with generous battery life. Commute rain or shine with Scott's active line! Special order only.
Everything that goes down had to get up there somehow, right? With the Marin Alpine Trail E-bike, you don't need to be an Olympic athlete or to ride a ski-lift to get to the top of the mountain! The powerful Shimano Steps motor will propel you to the top and the 150mm multi-track suspension frame and powerful disc brakes will get you back down - so you can turn around and do it again. Special order only.
Classes of eBike
- Class 1 e-Bikes, or low-speed pedal-assisted electric bicycles, are equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that stops providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 20 mph. Generally speaking, Class 1 e-Bikes are legally allowed to ride anywhere bicycles are permitted, including bike lanes, roads, multiuse trails, and bike-only paths. Laws may vary by city and state.
- Class 2 e-Bikes, or low-speed throttle-assisted electric bicycles, are equipped with motors that can exclusively propel the bicycle, but that cannot provide assistance when the bike reaches 20 mph. As the application of the throttle can be damaging to trails, some municipalities and states have additional restrictions on Class 2 e-bikes. In our experience, because class 2 e-Bikes can reach high speeds without any rider input, they can be unsafe on trails where the limitations of the rider would otherwise ensure a safe speed.
- Class 3 e-Bikes, or speed pedal-assisted electric bicycles, are equipped with motors that provide assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that stop providing assistance when the bicycle reaches 28 mph. Generally speaking, Class 3 e-Bikes are restricted from bike trails and multiuse paths, but are allowed on roads.