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Ohm BionX Electric Bicycle Reviewed by Wired

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Ohm’s XS700 was recently reviewed by Wired Magazine, who claimed the electric power system’s nine different assist levels give it the versatility for most situations, including light off-road duty.  Even with an aluminum frame, it weighs in at 53lbs, but the 38V motor gives it the oomph to get you up rolling hills with little or no pedal effort depending on your mood.

It comes with solid componentry, including a full Shimano (mostly Deore) drivetrain, Ritchey cockpit items,  RockShox shock, hydraulic disc brakes and Kenda tires.  MSRP is $3,450, which is quite a bit for a bike, but not entirely out of line among many newer electric bicycles introduced at Interbike last Fall.

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15 years ago

This bike is a joke. Typical Walmart quality components that give most electric bikes a bad name. Electric bikes will never take off being built like this. Want to see a real electric bike- check out the Optibike. http://www.optibike.com Good components, excellent performance, and it does not look like Darth Vaders Bathroom like the Ohm.

15 years ago

Ah, nothing like an ill-informed comment by a person with an axe to grind — a rival product. There is nothing “Wall-Mart” about the OHM. It’s been well received by the Wall Street Journal and Wired and Men’s Fitness. The BionX system is well-regarded through out the industry.

The only joke is chris’ transparent bias. And with price points between $13,000 and $5,000, the Optibike is Opti-expensive, too.

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