Presented at Eurobike 2010 (where it took home a Gold Award for innovation), the Schwinn Vestige is finally hitting the mainstream market, selling in stores across the U.S. toward the end of July 2011. The biodegradable bike is made from recyclable…
Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California’s Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand’s product claims…
Glide through traffic without spewing any fumes, thanks to the plethora of e-wheels that are becoming available—though laws around the world are huffing and puffing to keep up. Below are new iterations of two-wheeled personal vehicles that are changing…
The Dillenger Hunter is an off road electric bike at the top of our range of production off-road models, featuring the brand new monster BBS-HD (1,000W nominal, 1,600W peak) power unit, long travel downhill forks, 180mm hydraulic disk brakes and high power Panasonic battery. With a top speed of 50km/h (30mph) it’s an obvious staff favorite. This model is strictly for sale as ‘off road, private property use only’. Cleverly styled to resemble a regular ebike, the Hunter is anything but. It’s a staff favourite because you can cruise along at crazy speed on something that feels overly powerful, but doesn’t look like a motorbike. The new model hunter also features Maxxis High Roller dual ply 2.5″ wide tyres, Panasonic 3,500mAh 10.4Ah high drain, high energy battery (now 500Wh!) and Agentura REPRO patented GearSensor.
“I thought I’d give a fat tire snow bike a try,” Spreng explains. “It worked great on snow and ice, but it wasn’t fast enough for me. So, I put an electric motor on my snow bike. It was brilliant. Now I could go 15 to 20 miles per hour on snow-covered trails and roads while still getting a terrific workout. That’s really how Defiant Bicycles and the Big Easy model were born.”
Safariland Patrol Bike
Safariland partnered with Kona to create the Patrol police bike. We thought its features would ideally serve the hunter and had it custom-painted brown for better concealment. The basic bike features a Kona Racelight Aluminum 7005 frame, hydraulic disc brakes, RockShox front forks, Shimano 30-speed drivetrain, and a solid rear rack. Best of all, it sports 29-inch wheels for increased off-road capabilities over rough terrain and obstacles.
Fanny packs. If enduro wasn’t already the lamest marketing trend since 27.5″ wheels, the ass backwards 80’s fanny pack has suddenly reared its ugly head in some misguided https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_bikes of pseudo euro fashion statement. Damn it.
The Game Tracker is a three wheel on and off road vehicle that allows you to hunt deep into the woods for your favorite game. Hit the woods with ease on this street legal vehicle; just load up your gear and supplies and you are ready for a day of hunting.
TIG-welded attachment points on the frame’s rear end allow the addition of a rack. Carrying your gear on the bike results in greater agility and less fatigue in your back and feet for longer hours in the field.
The one downside is that it’s nearly as large as some of the smaller hydration pack offerings on the market. Despite it’s size, when cinched just right, the bag stayed in place with minimal bouncing. Overall, I’d say this $50 Dakine bag is best suited for pack rats, or those on backcountry adventures who need to carry a wide assortment of kit.
Another of the bike’s virtues: It’s basically devoid of petroleum aromas and other smells associated with internal-combustion vehicles: no gas, oil, coolant or transmission fluid to leave scent trails through the woods. Think of the bike’s tires as rolling rubber hunting boots: If your bike does double duty, its tires can obviously pick up scents from roads and parking lots, but if it’s a dedicated hunting tool, you’re virtually assured scent-free passages.
Before I started bowhunting, I had no idea of the joy that hunting unpressured deer brings. Only one other archer was in my hunting club, and those first few weeks before gun season started were truly wonderful.