Specialized just launched their new 250 watt mid drive electric mountain bike called the Turbo Levo. It’s a full suspension e-mtb that has a clean design with downtube battery integration and in a lot of ways it doesn’t look like an e-bike.
Speaking of electric mountain bikes here is a look at 2 new e-mtbs from Lapierre. The new SX800 features the Yamaha mid drive with 170mm of suspension travel front and rear and a healthy selection of SRAM components. The new FS900 looks like it features the new Bosch CX mid drive that is designed specifically for e-mtbs with more torque.
UPS is now testing electric trikes for deliveries in Basel, Switzerland. “By using cargo bikes in a targeted manner, UPS aims to reduce inner-city congestion, noise and emissions,” said Philip Healey, marketing manager of UPS Switzerland.
CNN Money made the following video on some high end electric bikes being “built for billionaires”. The title made me skeptical and when the reporter in the video admits that she “hates bikes” it really made me cringe….they really missed the mark on e-bikes here: