EBA: What did you think of them once
you tried them?
Renner: I thought it was cool. It was
just really unique and definitely its own
little bundle of fun. The fact that it was
dead silent and I was going 50 miles per
hour and pedaling; it made everyone there
turn their heads, and I like turning people’s
EBA: What kind of riding do you like
to do on electric bikes now?
Renner: It kind of depends. I’m a jack
of all trades, and if I’ve got 30 minutes of
daylight left and it’s impossible for me to
go to the track and do something on my
dirt bike, and I don’t feel like 30 minutes
is enough for a cross-country bike, it kind
of gives me a nice mix of adrenaline and
speed, and I kind of “get my fix” in the
afternoon, or something like that. Or, I’ll
bring it with me if I’m going downtown or
into the city. I’ve taken it to Vegas with me.
I rode the thing all over the place, in record
time, getting to places. Around my house
I’ve ridden it more than anywhere, just
blazing new trails, just getting around. I can
cover a lot of ground in a little bit of time.
EBA: Now, you’re one of the top
freestyle motocross riders in history. Do
you like to do tricks on the bike?
Renner: I haven’t really messed with
tricks. I have a foam pit at my compound at
Pala Raceway, and I can easily do backflips
and all that, but I don’t really have a strong
desire to take it to dirt and all that. I don’t
really want to portray the wrong image of
the bike. It is fun for that stuff, but it’s not
built for slamming on hard dirt. It’s not a
dirt-jumping-built bike. I don’t really enjoy
that type of riding, even on my dirt bike.
I like jumping and stuff like that, but this
thing, I just like going fast and trail riding
more than anything. It’ll do stuff, but it’s not
really built for that.
EBA: You ride it on dirt a lot then?
Renner: Yeah, probably 90 percent of
the time I’m riding dirt on it on the trails
around my house.
EBA: You’ve also kind of become a
dealer for these things, right?
Renner: Yeah, the first one I sold was to
Mouse McCoy, and he’s now kind of a big-time Hollywood director. He really loves the
thing. Yeah, I’m a dealer. I don’t push it too
hard. I don’t have a showroom or anything
like that, but I’m definitely trying to spread
the love for anyone who’s interested in
them. Price-wise, they’re not for everyone,
but I can pretty much guarantee that
anybody that rides one ends up wanting
The Stealth has suspension that can handle the demands of a downhill racecourse. Power up and pedal down is the Renner mantra.