This past weekend I ditched my electric skateboards and decided to risk my life testing a whole new and evolving category of personal electric vehicles: e-bikes. Lithium Cycles is one such maker of e-bikes, is based out of Tustin, California and scored $300K of equity crowdfunding earlier this year.
The market for e-bikes in the United States is expanding and the reasons are straightforward. They weigh almost the same as regular bikes, can be secured using the same locks, but are faster with a lower learning curve than say, electric skateboards. Because let’s be honest, you never forget how to ride a bike.
Riding through the city (and over potholes)
This particular Super 73 e-bike is a collaborative design with YouTuber, Jesse Wellens, called the Rose Ave edition. It sports a…