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From city streets to country roads, it’s hard to miss the parade of e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-wheels of all kinds! No matter the mode of transportation, there is an electric model zipping by. Even in the water, you’ve got electric surfboards. If you’re looking for a fun new toy or a new way to get around town, check out these e-asy riders!
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ONEWHEEL PINT $950. You’ve likely seen these one wheel skateboards and wondered what they are. The Onewheel is the self-balancing board where transportation meets recreation. There are two models available: the less expensive and more nimble Pint shown above; and the $1799 XR which is geared towards traveling longer distances. You can compare models here, but for some quick stats, the Pint has a narrower stance of 27″, a max speed of 16mph, and a range of 6-8 miles. The XR has a stance of 29.5″, a max speed of 19mph, and a range of 12-18 miles. Both are smooth riding, high-performance, and crazy fun!
BACKFIRE G3 ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD $799. Backfire makes a range of both electric and non-motorized longboards. The G3 shown here is their bestselling high-performance electric skateboard. It features a super flexible bamboo and fiberglass deck; quick and smooth carving ability; and improved stability in high speed riding. It’s got a max speed of 28.5mph; a range 15-18.5 miles; and 3 speed modes, including a Turbo boost for 20% extra power during acceleration. The G2 is their more affordably priced, entry level board. It’s a great value at $499, with a max speed of 24mph and a range 11-12.5 miles.
CANNONDALE ADVENTURE NEO SERIES $2700-$4350. I had the opportunity to demo the top of the line EQ1, and had an absolute blast riding it everywhere for a week! It’s super stylish, and has 4 power modes, along with a 10-speed Shimano Deore shifter, so you can customize and fine tune how much assist you want. Like all e-bikes in its class, it has a max speed of 20mph, and with its top of the line Bosch Performance Line drive unit, it’s pretty easy to hit that mark in zippy Turbo mode, even going up a hill. Cushy front suspension makes for a super smooth ride, hydraulic brakes stop on a dime, and you can go the distance with a range of up to 85 miles! Garmin rear-facing radar keeps you posted on how close cars are behind you. The lesser priced Neo 4 at $2700 is still a sweet ride with those same 4 power modes and 65 miles on a charge. Check out the whole line here.
LIFT3 EFOIL $12,000. Lift is the creator of the electric hydrofoil surfboard, and the new 3rd generation Lift 3 Series offers best-in-class specs across all product categories: durability, weight, maneuverability, battery life, and customization. Efoiling is cross between surfing and flying, with a sleek hydrofoil design that lifts the board out of the water, with the control of a wireless handheld remote, at speeds of up to 36 mph. No waves required! The Lift3 is available in four sizes from 4’2″ to 5’9″, so whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced thrill seeker, the Lift3 lets riders of all levels experience the fun of gliding over any body of water for up to 2 hours on a charge. If only it weren’t so pricey!
SEGWAY NINEBOT KICKSCOOTER E22 $499. Awarded the IF Design Award, Ninebot KickScooter E22 by Segway adopts an integrated frame design that is both simple and stylish. Cruise around town at speeds up to 12.4 mph for up to 13.5 miles on a charge, with 3 riding modes that handle acceleration and inclines with ease. Weighing in at about 30 lbs, its folding design makes it easy to carry in one hand, store in your car, or bring onto public transportation. Upgraded puncture-proof 9-inch tires deliver stability and comfort, so no worries on bumpy roads.