14 Electra Townie Go!
Don’t let the retro look fool you
28 Currie eFlow E3 Nitro
You know, nitro, as in fast
46 Haibike Xduro AMT Pro
Mastering off-road adventure
70 First Ride: BM Monterey
A college student weighs in
on the economy of batteries
84 Hi-Power Cycles Full Suspension
A mix and match of technology
23 Audi’s Electrifying E-Bike
The high-profile carmaker has their own solution
34 Electric Bike Market at a Glance
Some of the latest new bikes headed your way
52 Hi-Power Cycles Two-Wheel Drive
The locals take the lead in R&D
54 Catalina’s Waiting for You
Just 23 miles from a SoCal beachhead
64 The Madman on the Mountain
Dan Hanebrink has no thought of slowing down
72 Electric Bikes in the Land of 220 Volts
A bike show in Milan, Italy,
has some head-turning bikes
88 Want Price Peace of Mind?
Should your bike be insured?
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VOL. 1 - NO. 2 - APRIL 2014
ON THE COVER: Caterham’s wild e-bike of
the future strikes a pose, while Essence Barton
and R.J. Wageman pose for John Ker’s Canon
overlooking the city of Avalon on Catalina Island.
Karel was kind to provide his shot of the one-off
Hi-Power Cycles AWD fat bike.
ON THIS PAGE: The actual beach at Santa
Monica, California, seemed like a perfect ride location for Casey Kramer and Tyler Cowley to test the
Electra Townie Go! Photo by Karel Kramer.