iGO M29r Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

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After riding the iGO M29r on a variety of terrain it has proven itself to be a versatile eBike for on and off road conditions. 

This 29er electric mountain bike has a solid ride feel with smooth and quiet performance from its 500 watt direct drive motor and it has a highly tunable pedal assist system.

At $2,199 the M29r offers value with features like an aluminum frame with integrated lithium battery using Samsung cells, Shimano and Suntour components, Maxxis tires, and Selle Royal saddle. 

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read more…]

iGO M29r Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

igo-m29r-electric-mountain-bike-11In addition to the iGO eXplore commuter style eBike, iGO has also introduced their M29r hardtail electric mountain bike.

The new M29r eMTB is priced at $2,199 USD and features the iGO Ergofit 29er frame design, 500 watt motor, 48V Samsung cell integrated frame battery, Shimano components, and more!

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and  [Read more…]

iGO eXplore Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]

igo-explore-electric-bike-ridingThe iGO eXplore is a versatile commuter style electric bike that provides a solid, smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride feel. 

It’s a highly adjustable bike that can fit most people and their preferred riding styles.

At $2,199 the eXplore offers a solid line up of components and features that make it a good all around turn-key commuter. 

In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike. [Read more…]

iGO eXplore Electric Bike Review Part 1 – Pictures & Specs

igo-explore-electric-bike-7The iGO eXplore is in for testing and review and this step thru eBike is ready to hit the road for commuting to work and running errands around town. 

The eXplore features an integrated 48 V lithium battery, 500 watt motor, Shimano components, sturdy front & rear racks, integrated lights, and more! 

This commuter eBike is priced at $2,199 USD.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and  [Read more…]

iGO Mid Drive Electric Fat Bike [VIDEO & PICS]

igo electric fat bikeiGO Electric just announced their new mid drive electric FatBike (4+” wide tires) on Kickstarter!

This fat e-bike offers a solid line up of components and features for the introductory price of $2,900 USD.

Some of the highlights are: a hydroformed aluminum frame, 350 watt MPF mid drive, 36V 12ah lithium battery, [Read more…]

Trip Report: The Electric Bike Scene in Bend, Oregon. [VIDEOS]

I recently took a trip to Bend, Oregon and I had a chance to visit a couple of e-bike shops and check out some other e-bike & bike culture.

Bend is a mountain town in Central Oregon and has a population of around 80,000.

During the summer it’s usually nice and dry with long sunny days.  Bend is a very outdoor focused town with lots of opportunities for walking, biking, hiking, boating/rafting, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, etc.

Like some other towns in Oregon, Bend has a lot of bikepaths and bike routes that many people (locals and tourists) use to get around town.  In addition, [Read more…]