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If you’re on the fence about the purchase of an eBike, there is no replacement for a test ride. Better than a test ride though is the ability to use a bike on your home turf and for an extended period of time. We all know that quality eBikes like the Bosch equipped versions from Haibike, Felt, Lapierre, and Xtracycle aren’t cheap, which can make the purchase a bit daunting.

To help, Bosch is giving away the chance to demo one of their partners’ eBikes for a month. All you have to do is document the extended test ride through the #BoschSmiles program. Details on how to enter next…

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Limited to residents in San Francisco or Los Angeles, California, potential riders should email their cycling dream to Boschsmiles@gmail.com. Whether it’s tackling that imposing hill on the way to the office, ridding back from the grocery store with a full load of groceries, or just going farther on your next ride, if you think an eBike might make it possible this is your chance to see. You have until April 20th to enter, with bikes available from May to September.

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Dougal
Dougal
7 years ago

Please keep this website “BIKERUMOR” not “MOTORBIKERUMOR”.

Matthew
Matthew
7 years ago

Please keep an open mind and realize that an E-Bike is a solid outlet for someone who can’t otherwise step into cycling. Whether people like it or not, it’s a step in between a “motorcycle” and a bicycle, and this is a great place for someone to discover that.

Suck it up and scroll the extra two mouse movements and ignore it, and try an keep an open mind for others. The world doesn’t revolve around your specific tastes.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
7 years ago

I agree with Matthew. E-bikes are a fine subject for BikeRumor. No one is forced to read e-bike stories.

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Interesting, definitely gonna have to enter. If I win it’d sure make my commute a whole lot more fun, ha ha.
Either way, good opportunity for people to get a chance to try one out – best way to see how useful an e-bike is is to ride it yourself, I think.

MissedThePoint
MissedThePoint
7 years ago

What’s wrong with ebikes for the pavement? It’s safer to go at closer to the speed of traffic, well as long as your vehicle is stable enough at such speeds.

kaliyuga
kaliyuga
7 years ago

can I take it off some sweet jumps?

Willis24
Willis24
7 years ago

Really, SF and LA only! My commute is almost all uphill on the ride to work and there is a rapid charge station in a nearby parking lot. People in the midwest actually cycle to work, not just hipster areas.

SurlyWill
SurlyWill
7 years ago

I’ll make a case for e-bikes in the commuting realm. One of the big problems with commuting is getting sweaty and having to shower at your destination.

An e-bike will make you go faster for a lower level of effort providing much greater cooling from air. Further, it can shorten commutes while still keeping the commuter active.

A an e-cargo bike is definitely on my list. Too bad the full sussy and fat bike come first 😉

Simon
Simon
7 years ago

Whilst electric powered/assisted dirt bikes (that resemble and use mountain bike components) have no place out on the trail – at least until studies are done on their impact – electrical assistance should have a place when it comes to commuting.

I’m lucky enough to only live 5km away from my office, but if that distance was more like 20 km one-way, I could see how electrical assistance could make a huge difference between riding to work a few times a week vs. every day.

delnerdo
delnerdo
7 years ago

The advert doesn’t state San Francisco and Los Angeles but “SF & LA”.
Does that mean there’s hope for New Mexicans?
(SF = Santa Fe and LA = Los Alamos).
Maybe a little hope?