A 73LB Electric Bike?

Here we go again.

At seventy three pounds, the A2B’s most clever feature is its name. I’ve ridden BMX bikes back in the 70’s that had to be 40+ pounds. But 73? And I’m not ten years old any more.

If these designers were honest, they would ditch the cranks and pedals altogether, and just make it solely battery-powered. I can’t begin to imagine what it would be like to pedal something that heavy, unladen. But there isn’t much in the way of cargo capacity either. The 20″ wheels are not such a bad choice, as it will be easier to get rolling, and allows a lower center of gravity.

My suggestion is to start over without the suspension, and give it some decent cargo capacity. Also, the $2,500 price point makes it a hard sell. You’re not getting much utility at that price. For the same cash, you could buy a decent MTB, add an Xtracycle and an electric motor assist, and probably have change left over to haul a case or two of beer home on the finished rig.

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The A2B is NOT about utility. It’s target market is the urbanite that can identify with riding at least sometimes.

As usual, this review is from a cyclist that can and likely DOES pedal their bike regularly – which at present is only 1% of the American population. So any optin that gets more people on the bike, the better.

Having a fleet of bikes, from BMX to high end road I am looking forward to taking one on a test ride.



I saw a lot of people taking one for a test ride at Interbike. To be fair, they all seemed to have a big grin. It should also be worth noting that none of them actually pedaled it…

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