Test Ride: Specialized’s Turbo Vado SL E-Bike

At the helm of the respected brand's momentous new electric model

As an industry leader, Specialized champions the simple pleasures (and the thrilling abilities) of pedal-powered bikes. But, in an effort to keep up with a shifting cycling landscape and to remain at the forefront of mobility innovation, Specialized acknowledges the marker of a new era—the emergence of e-bikes. “The future is electric… and the future is here,” the brand proudly states alongside today’s announcement of …

Lithium Cycles’ Super 73

An electric bike packing 1000 watts of power within a vintage-inspired trapezoid steel frame

Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California’s Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand’s product claims and learned a few things along the way. The 1000-watt engine, monitored by a thumb throttle, can carry the bike up to …

Rechargeable Electric Wheels

Futuristic scooters, two-wheelers and even a foldable bike for an upgraded commute

Glide through traffic without spewing any fumes, thanks to the plethora of e-wheels that are becoming available—though laws around the world are huffing and puffing to keep up. Below are new iterations of two-wheeled personal vehicles that are changing stereotypes. Novelty toys no more, these electric machines hint at the future of mobility and urban commuting, which looks to be efficient and intelligent—without losing any …