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Browsing the "pedal-assist" Tag

Pedal Assist vs Throttle: Why Is This Even An Argument?

November 21st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Sometimes electric bikes stir up controversy. On ebike groups and forums, it's common to hear about arguments getting started simply by riding one. If you pass a group of cyclists, especially the "Spandex Man" type, you can get ridiculed and even accused of "cheating." Some jurisdictions heavily restrict or even ban ebikes, because they're perceived as dangerous, or because an obsolete law considers them to be a motor vehicle


Espin E-Bike Review: Pedal-Assisted Awesomeness

December 16th, 2016 | by Scott Cooney

Recently, we were contacted by Espin, an e-bike company making an innovative pedal assist bike, to do a review of its newest product. The company asked me to do a review and lent me a bike for two weeks, which I gladly used for my daily commute in hilly San Francisco



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