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Boost your ride! Our ebikes have pedal-assist technology that gives you the power to go farther and faster—without breaking a sweat.

Ride like a superhero

With speeds up to 18 MPH, these custom pedal-assist ebikes give you the power to tackle bridges, shave time off your commute, and experience more neighborhoods in less time. Just start pedaling and the power kicks in.

How to ride

Unlock an ebike. Use the Citi Bike or Lyft app and look for the ⚡ symbol.

Feel the power. Pedal-assist technology automatically kicks in once you’re riding — no need to press a button. We keep things simple with a single gear.

Dock as usual. Park at any station in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Jersey City or Hoboken.

Price by the minute

Annual Members pay an extra 0.17/minute, capped at 3 for rides 45 minutes or less that enter or exit Manhattan.

Non-Members pay 0.26/minute.Reduced Fare Bike Share Members pay 0.06/minute.

Happy (and safe) riding!

We always recommend that you wear a helmet, brake gradually with both hands, and be cautious in traffic when riding an ebike.

Go for a ride today

To find a Citi Bike ebike, just download the Citi Bike mobile app, look for the ⚡ symbol on the map, and get ready to experience New York in a whole new way.

Learn more about the Citi Bike ebike

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Electric Bikes

Use our comparison chart and learn more about which e-bike fits your lifestyle.

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Schwinn Knows E-Bikes

Most models include pedal assist and throttle up to 20 mph

Hybrid: for pavement or light trails

Mountain: for rugged trails

Hybrid: for pavement or light trails

Mountain: for rugged trails

Hybrid: for pavement or light trails

Mountain: for rugged trails

Integrated lights, storage seat, fenders, and rear rack

Integrated lights, fenders

Battery range and top speed can vary depending on rider height and weight, and riding conditions like hills or wind.

“I give the bike [Schwinn Coston DX] high marks… it’s a great go-to steed for commuting, errand running, recreational riding, hauling a kid in a child seat and other general purposes.”

Roam Farther with Superior Quality

Take on greater adventures with our e-bikes, which stay true to the superior quality that’s made Schwinn famous for over 125 years.

How far can I go?

When fully charged, Schwinn e-bike batteries last up to 45 miles. This estimate may vary depending on model, rider height/weight, and riding conditions.

Need more oomph? Our Coston and Marshall lines have an optional extended-life battery available that lets you go up to 80 miles per charge.

How fast is that boost?

Accelerate up to 20 mph with the pedal assist motor. Choose your level of assistance or ride without it completely. Select models feature a throttle, which makes it easy to get going from a stop.

Charge Up and Ride

Easily recharge in as little as 4 hours with a standard household outlet and the included charging cable. E-bike batteries can be removed for charging or storage.

Light Up the Way

Many Schwinn e-bikes come with built-in lights. Headlights, taillights, and integrated frame lights help you see and be seen in low-light conditions.

Anatomy of an E-Bike

Electric bikes are very similar to analog bikes – with a few key extras of course! Scroll through the carousel to learn about the unique features of our e-bikes.

Hub-Drive Motor

Our e-bikes feature hub drive motors. That means the motor is located on the rear hub and works by spinning the back wheel. This creates the feeling of being pushed – it’s that extra boost of energy e-bikes are famous for.

Controller

The controller is what you use to turn the motor on/off, select your level of assistance or throttle, and monitor battery level. It even controls the integrated lights on some models. It’s everything you need right at your fingertips.

Battery

Our e-bikes use lithium-ion batteries for their electrical stability, storage capacity, longevity, and lighter weight. The battery is easy to recharge with a standard household outlet and the included charging cable.

Wide Tires

Most Schwinn e-bikes include wide tires, which provide extra grip and stability. They also provide a smooth ride for added comfort – a great feature when you can ride farther than ever before.

Lights

Select Schwinn e-bikes include a headlight and taillight to help you see and be seen during low-light rides. The Coston and Marshall e-bikes also have lights along the battery for additional visibility and a sleek, modern look.

Dig Into Details

We’ve calculated just the right balance of motor-wattage to battery capacity to give you the power you need and the distance you want. A higher wattage motor might sound impressive, but it can drain the battery faster, leaving you with less range.

A rear hub motor is located on the back wheel. It works by spinning the back wheel, creating the feeling of being pushed.

A mid-drive motor powers the bike’s drivetrain instead of the wheel hub. This style creates a natural sensation that one would typically feel while riding a bike.

Most Schwinn e-bikes feature a hub drive motor because it requires little to no maintenance. In the event a replacement is needed, the motor is easy to replace as part of the wheel. This makes it easy for riders that are new to e-bikes.

There are three classes of e-bikes. All Schwinn e-bikes are Class 2, which are the most widely accepted. They include both pedal assist and throttle functions, with a top speed of 20 MPH. Class 2 e-bikes are approved for use on bike trails in most cities and states.

All the Details

Learn more about our e-bikes and see them in action.

Hybrid E-Bikes

Whether you’re commuting, exploring new trails, tooling around town, or all of the above, a sport hybrid e-bike can handle it all. Schwinn e-bikes deliver the same great riding experience with the addition of pedal assist motors and rechargeable batteries that let you roam farther than ever before.

Best For: Pavement or Light Trails

Cruiser E-Bikes

Visit your friend across town, explore a new bike path, and check out the other coffee shop – it’s all within reach with a stylish cruiser e-bike. These e-bikes deliver the same comfortable upright riding experience with the addition of a pedal assist motor and rechargeable battery that let you roam farther than ever before.

Riding Position: Relaxed Upright

Mountain E-Bikes

Take your adventure further than ever before with an electric mountain bike. These e-bikes deliver the same trail-ready riding experience with the addition of a pedal assist motor and rechargeable battery that let you roam farther and take on steep hills with ease.

Tire Type: Knobby Mountain

Why Schwinn E-bikes are the Right Choice

Our e-bikes offer a superior ride with great features, but that’s not all. When you buy an e-bike from Schwinn, you also get the following benefits:

FAQ

The best bike for you depends on how you will be using it. You’ll need to consider the type of terrain and style of riding you prefer, as well as how far you want to ride before recharging the battery. For example the Healy Ridge and Ridgewood e-bikes are great for trails and other off-road rides, whereas the Mendocino is perfect for casual cruising around the neighborhood. If you’re looking for a great all-around e-bike that can do a little bit of everything, check out our Coston and Marshall e-bikes. But it doesn’t stop there. Most of our e-bikes are available with both stand-over and step-thru frames, so you can pick the right frame style for you. Many e-bikes also include extra features like integrated lights, storage, fenders, rear racks, and more. You can even add your own extras with our selection of e-bike accessories, including water-resistant pannier bags and heavy-duty e-bike locks. So, no matter how you like to ride, there’s an e-bike for you. For more information, check out our blog post on e-bike styles.

Electric bikes, at their core, are just like any other non-electric or analog bicycle. While electric bikes and analog bikes have pretty much all the same parts, e-bikes also have an electrical component that gives you an added boost, whenever you need it. The pedal assist function activates the motor only while you’re pedaling, amplifying the effort you put into it. The throttle function activates the motor without the need to pedal at all. In both cases, the motors on Schwinn e-bikes will only accelerate up to 20 mph to maintain a controlled ride. Learn more about the motor on our blog post, Expert Explanation: E-Bike Wattage, Range, and Weight.

For seniors, we recommend an e-bike with a step-thru frame and upright riding position. This frame style makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and an upright riding position is easier on the lower back. The frame is also designed to be lighter for easier handling, and includes wider tires for extra stability. Examples of this style include both the Coston DX and Mendocino Step-Thru models.

The permitted top speed for an e-bike depends on its classification. There are 3 classes of e-bikes:- Class 1 only includes pedal assist (not throttle) and has a maximum speed of 20 mph Class 2 includes pedal assist and throttle, with a maximum speed of 20 mph.- Class 3 only includes pedal assist (not throttle) and has a maximum speed of 28 mph.Schwinn e-bikes are Class 2, which is the most widely accepted for cities and trails, so you’ll be able to ride just about anywhere. However, it’s always a good idea to check your local regulations before riding.

An e-bikes battery range can vary quite a bit depending on riding conditions like hills, the height/weight of the rider, and the level of assist being used. Many Schwinn e-bikes have a battery range of 35 to 45 miles per charge. Extended range batteries have a range of up to 80 miles per charge. For more information, check out our blog post, Expert Explanation: E-Bike Wattage, Range, and Weight.

for e-bikes currently on the market can vary widely. Here at Schwinn, we worked hard to develop a high-quality ride that won’t break the bank. Plus, we believe in our bikes and back them up with one of the best warranty programs around. We also support finance options with Affirm.

Schwinn e-bikes are available for purchase right here on the Schwinn website! Shop now. Schwinn e-bikes are also available through Dick’s Sporting Goods, where select models are available for an in-store test ride.

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Mavic X-Tend prototype electric bike motor system first ride review

Mavic’s new X-Tend electric motor system has the potential to change the way bike brands design their electric bikes.

Still in its prototype phase, Mavic has partnered with Swiss brand BMC to make its new electric bike motor system a rideable reality. Visiting the French brand’s new campus – a €10m-plus building near Annecy – I got hands-on with the motor, and took it for an hour’s spin around the hilly local area aboard a specially modified Teammachine road bike.

The course was designed to give a flavour of the motor’s capabilities, with more than 500m of climbing packed into its 25km length. While there’s some development work still to do, Mavic appears to be on the right track to make a motor system that can enable the production of lighter, more ‘natural’-riding electric bikes.

Mavic X-Tend highlights

  • 250W drive unit, developing up to 50Nm torque
  • Can deliver up to 150 per cent pedal assistance
  • 360Wh battery housed inside down tube
  • Includes a power meter accurate to /- 2 per cent
  • Range extender, remote controls and apps in development
  • Motor disengages from drivetrain completely when not in use
  • Motor attaches to normal cranksets
  • Includes 15 patents across the whole system, including the cycloidal reducer
  • Mavic aims to have system ready for production bikes by 2025-2026

Mavic X-Tend ebike motor first ride impressions

A motor is always useful on a climb – I was impressed by the natural feeling of the system under constant effort. G Chenard

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Setting out, I initially kept the motor switched off, hoping to acclimate quickly to the modified BMC Teammachine.

Later in the ride, product manager Maxime Brunand demonstrated the effectiveness of the pawl system that enables the cranks to spin freely on the bottom bracket bearings, but by this point I’d already worked out that the Teammachine mule felt like… a regular non-assisted Teammachine.

The system feels totally drag-free when disengaged.

The test bike weighed 9.7kg (without pedals and an iPhone fitted), but I was surprised by how unencumbered it felt, riding just like a non-assisted road bike.

Switch the unit on, and suddenly you get the helpful boost that – depending on your chosen mode – takes the edge off a climb, or helps you drive over it with gusto.

Pedalling motion feels smooth and natural.

You can detect a small amount of ‘shove’ in certain situations – an issue product manager Maxime Brunand (pictured behind me) stresses is being worked on. G Chenard

Mavic had the prototype units set up to a ‘default test’ program and it’s impressive how instantaneous the assistance is.

From these points of view at least, Mavic would appear to be nearing something like production-ready behaviour – just fruits for five years of development effort.

However, there’s work to be done, in addition to the 120,000km of field testing the system is claimed to have been through already.

Mavic admits as much – this is, after all, a prototype test – but there’s a definite imbalance in power delivery between chainrings.

Pedalling in the small ring is far more responsive than the big ring and the system can ‘shove’ for a fraction of a second when you stop pedalling suddenly.

This happened on two occasions – when I was riding hard out of the saddle, shoving when my pedal stroke hesitated as I sat down again, and when dropping my outside foot down quickly when descending into a corner.

It’s more pronounced when the system is working in its 120 per cent top assistance mode, but I hope it will be rectified when it comes to production.

The new motor system is something of a departure for Mavic – it hopes to have the system fitted to bikes by 2025 or 2026. G Chenard

Brunand and Mavic’s RD director Bertrand Jouve admit as much, reassuring me it’s being worked on (I had a behind-closed-doors look at the test lab where the work was happening).

They also say further optimisation will occur as the system is pushed through industrialisation.

The system is a little noisy when fully engaged on a climb. I overheard fellow testers disagreeing on whether it was the volume or ‘type’ of whirring sound the motor emits. I felt it was a combination of the two.

Jouve says the development team recognises the issue, and says it will likely be addressed through material experimentation as well as reprofiling of the drive unit’s patented reducer’s teeth.

No-one can say exactly when the finished article will be ready and rideable on production ebikes, but the signs are promising if my first ride is anything to go by.

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Ashley Quinlan

Ashley Quinlan is a senior technical editor for BikeRadar, covering all things road and gravel. A trained journalist, he has been working in and around the bike industry for almost a decade, and riding for much longer. He’s written for road.cc, eBikeTips, RoadCyclingUK and Triathlon Plus magazine, covering the latest news and product launches, and writing in-depth reviews, group tests, buyer’s guides… and more. He’s also worked in PR for some of the industry’s biggest brands. A roadie at heart (who often casts an interested gaze at gravel and XC mountain biking), Ash has been told that he’s best used as windbreak thanks to his 188cm, 80-plus kilogram build. Despite this, he loves spending time in the mountains scaling cols and is a repeat finisher of the Étape du Tour.

The incredible, Earth-saving electric bike is having a moment

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The clean-transportation revolution won’t arrive by way of futuristic hyperloops, driverless taxi pods, or drones the size of minivans — not anytime soon, at least.

And while electric cars get all the hype, a game-changing solution to getting around without warming the planet has flourished right under our noses.

Electric bicycles of all shapes and sizes have whirred and zipped their way into the mainstream in recent years as the pandemic has supercharged an e-biking boom that was already well underway. And that’s a great thing, because while replacing gas-burning cars with electric ones is key to heading off global warming, research has found Americans also need to drive less altogether to avoid climate catastrophe.

The Earth-saving potential of e-bikes

Transportation is the single biggest contributor to US greenhouse-gas emissions. And light-duty vehicles (cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs, not semis and airplanes) make up the largest chunk of that. Gains in vehicle efficiency are being dragged down by rising sales of large SUVs and trucks, while practically no progress has been made in reducing the number of miles people drive, Carter Rubin, a transportation lead at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Insider.

All that makes enticing people to step out of the driver’s seat and onto a bike, bus, or sidewalk increasingly important for meeting climate goals.

Cleaner cars are an important solution, but we can’t just FOCUS on cars, Katherine García, the director of the Clean Transportation for All Campaign at the Sierra Club, told Insider. We need to make sure we are putting programs in place that really encourage people to take alternatives.

E-bikes have loads of potential to pry Americans away from their beloved automobiles, advocates told Insider, especially since short trips could easily be made on two wheels instead. According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, more than half of all trips in the US are under 3 miles.

A University of Oxford study found that swapping a car for a bike just once a day slashed an individual’s transportation emissions by a whopping 67%. Another study found choosing an e-bike for 15% of one’s miles traveled cut their transportation emissions by 12%.

Fast, fun, and convenient, e-bikes are already helping people make that kind of shift in their daily lives.

Victor Silva, a product manager in the suburbs of Washington, DC, bought a RadRunner Plus from Rad Power Bikes for 1,900 in the summer after realizing most of his car trips were only a few miles. Now he’s hooked. He recently bought another e-bike and is looking to sell his and his wife’s second car since it barely gets any use. He said he wasn’t going to miss the insurance payments or traffic jams.

I’m trading an activity that I absolutely hate doing, which is getting stuck in traffic, with something that I actually like doing, which is getting some exercise and riding my bike, he told Insider.

After Wesley Cook and his wife sold their second car last year, they test-rode a pair of e-bikes from a local, Atlanta-based company called Edison Bicycles and never looked back. While they had never biked much before, they’ve slowly replaced daily errands like getting groceries or taking their son to school with e-bike rides.

Cook, a software engineer, just made an addition to the couple’s fleet — a cargo bike from Urban Arrow that has plenty of room for their son and their baby who’s arriving later this year.

The e-bike advantage

The power of e-bikes to alter peoples’ habits and help save the planet is simple and maybe a little obvious. But it’s important and worth spelling out nonetheless: By making biking easier, e-bikes encourage people to ride more.

A little electrical assistance goes a long way toward helping people overcome the obstacles keeping them from biking, whether that’s steep hills, a lengthy commute, physical limitations, or the mortifying thought of showing up somewhere with pit stains, John MacArthur, a professor at Portland State University who researches sustainable transportation, told Insider.

A lot of those barriers can be broken down by putting a motor on a bike, he said.

National surveys he’s conducted have indicated that e-bikes motivate people to ride farther and more often — plus they broaden interest in cycling beyond the stereotypical spandex-clad white man.

Lyft, which operates bike-sharing systems across the US, has noticed similar trends. It’s seen ridership boom by more than 50% since 2020 and attributes much of that growth to e-bikes. In 2021, e-bikes made up just 20% of Lyft’s New York City fleet but 40% of total rides and nearly two-thirds of journeys between boroughs, which typically involve a steep climb over a bridge.

As many people who have ridden an e-bike will tell you, they’re just plain fun — and they can often get you places faster and with less hassle than a car or bus. They’re that rare thing in life that’s both good and good for you.

They’re kind of a rocket fuel for regular biking, Rubin, a daily e-biker, told Insider.

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Electric cars are important, too, but they’re expensive and far off for a lot of drivers, MacArthur said. Just consider someone who recently bought a gas car and doesn’t plan on trading it in for a decade. E-bikes, on the other hand, are an option that’s right here, right now.

The most popular electric vehicles in the US don’t have a Tesla logo

While electric cars get all the attention, e-bikes have for years been the best-selling electric vehicles in the US.

Last year, Americans bought just over 800,000 electric cars, according to Kelley Blue Book, a record. E-bike imports (a good proxy for sales since most e-bikes aren’t made in the US) numbered around 1.1 million, surging from 880,000 in 2021 and 437,000 the year before, according to an e-bike-industry trade group.

In dollar terms, e-bike retail sales nearly quadrupled in the past four years, rising from 240.1 million in 2019 to 885.5 million in 2022, the market-research firm Circana estimates. While sales of leg-powered bicycles slumped 16% last year, e-bike sales jumped by 100 million.

Ed Benjamin, the Light Electric Vehicle Association’s chair, chalks up the trend to growing awareness among consumers and more interest and know-how among bike sellers. The pandemic, which made people wary of close-quarters public transit, boosted e-bike fandom to new heights, he said. And sales show no sign of slowing down. In China and some parts of Europe, one out of every two bikes sold has a motor, Benjamin said, which indicates there’s plenty of room for growth in the US.

Improving tech and new form factors for different types of shoppers have fueled public appetite, too, MacArthur of Portland State said. Now buyers can choose from a wide variety of regular-looking bikes, folding bikes, tricycles, fat-tire mopeds, and even cargo bikes, which have extra room for groceries and seats for children.

The demand explosion has meant boom times for e-bike makers who played their cards right, like California’s Aventon, which got its start in 2013 selling (nonelectric) fixed-gear bikes.

Seeing the potential in e-bikes, the young firm went all in on the technology in 2020, at what turned out to be a very opportune time. Since then, it’s expanded its lineup to seven models and multiplied its revenues by a factor of 42, Aventon’s chief marketing officer, Adele Nasr, told Insider. One key driver of the success, Nasr said: Customers are increasingly seeing e-bikes as legitimate tools for replacing car trips, rather than just toys for recreation.

They’re starting to think about them differently, starting to imagine use cases that are so much more evolved than they were even three years ago, which is incredible, Nasr said.

Congress could give the e-bike boom another jolt

While the federal government has committed billions of dollars to public EV charging and 7,500 tax refunds to buyers of Teslas and electric Ford F-150s, it’s largely left e-bikes out in the cold.

That’s a big mistake, said Noa Banayan, the director of federal affairs at PeopleForBikes, an advocacy group that represents the bike industry. Since e-bikes are much cheaper than electric cars, you can get them into the hands of consumers faster, she said.

But times are changing. In March, a group of congresspeople reintroduced the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment (E-BIKE) Act, which proposes a 30% discount (up to 1,500) for the purchase of a new e-bike. The law could not only make e-bikes more accessible to more Americans, Rubin of the Natural Resources Defense Council said, but also send a powerful message to state and local governments to get serious about safer cycling infrastructure such as protected bike lanes.

Unlike when it was first introduced (then scrapped) in 2021, the bill now has support from major environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Environment America.

Now they’re realizing that electric bicycles and active transportation, and micromobility more broadly, should be a part of their larger transportation and climate agendas, Banayan said. That’s really exciting.

This article is part of The Great Transition, a series covering the big changes across industries that are leading to a more sustainable future. For more climate-action news, visit Insider’s One Planet hub.

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