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.
With a small battery mounted into a water bottle cage on the downtube, the Titanio 29er from ProdecoTech is one of the lighter e-bikes on the market at just under 32 pounds. While the weight is the reason to buy this bike, the brushed titanium frame, 29-inch wheels, front suspension, and smooth ride are all welcome bonuses.