A motor, a battery, and some wheels: It might look like cheating or a sign of laziness to a purist, but these electric bikes make a strong case for a motor assist. With a few hours of charging, you can accelerate quicker, ride hills with less effort, or just ride farther. Also, they're a lot of fun. From pedal-assisting designs to throttle models, we put tons to the test and picked ten of our favorites to take for a spin.
Haibike Xduro Trekking RX
One of the best commuter e-bikes we tried, the Xduro Trekking RX comes equipped with a Bosch center drive motor in the crankset and nice touches like a tough aluminum frame, headlights and taillights, and a rear rack and fenders. This is the way to get to the office in style — without getting disgustingly sweaty on the way.
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