Now that we’re done with the obvious, yet necessary pun… Powerful. Capable. Inspiring. The 2019 Trance SX E+ Pro 1 introduces a different style of riding to your typical rip in the trails and is an experience like no other; from smartphone connectivity to ride quality, this bike is awesome! I rode it around the … Continue reading Caught in an electric Trance!
Written by Nathaniel Snow (Gears Leaside Staff) Beasty Boy Does the Don First things first, this isn’t a mountain bike. It’s an electric pedal assist, climb-crushing, downhill-smashing mountain machine. I took the Specialized Levo FSR out for a couple hours in the Toronto Don Valley trails, and every trail felt like I’d never been there … Continue reading Test Ride: Specialized Levo FSR
At Gears, we’ve been delving into the e-Bike market for several years and we’ve seen the incredible joy and fun they bring to those who “discover” what this technology has to offer. They have become a great equalizer on many fronts, and beyond that, they have brought the adventures of cycling to a new type … Continue reading Test Ride: Cannondale Synapse NEO, a great equalizer on the road.
Written by Brigham DuBois-Hammond (Gears Canary Staff) Wow, this bike...! (I know that’s not a complete sentence, but it pretty well sums up how I feel). It would seem that not all eMTB Bikes are created equal. Although they are all truly awesome off-road rides in my view, the Bulls e-Stream Evo 2 FS is pretty much good … Continue reading Review: Bulls eStream EVO FS 2 Plus
Written by Brigham DuBois-Hammond (Gears Canary Staff) Talk about being psyched! For sometime now I have been thinking about and anticipating the rush I was going to experience for a whole week of riding a Cannondale Moterra SE.- a full-suspension e-mountain bike. Now I’ve got one. In fact, I’ve got two. Let me explain. Neil, our Cannondale … Continue reading Review: Cannondale Moterra SE
For a couple of months now, the 2018 Evo City Pro has been on the floor of our shop, and every time I pass it, it reminds me of last year when I rode the 2017 version of the same bike. It was my first year riding e-bikes - definitely an eye-opening experience. And I loved the … Continue reading Review: Easy Motion Evo City Pro
Como: Oh! I get it! Now that I’ve taken the Specialized Turbo Como for a good ride through the city streets, I get it. I get where the name comes from; well, I think I do. My guess is that the name comes from Lake Como in northern Italy. It is incredibly beautiful. Lifestyle in the … Continue reading Review: Specialized Turbo Como 3.0
Again, a special e-bike has been dropped off at our Canary District store for display and demos (what’s with Canary getting all the e-bike goodies, is it because they have the loudest chirp? lol) so I get an email from Michael who gives me the lowdown. This time it is the Electra Townie Commute Go! … Continue reading Review: Electra Townie Commute Go!
People visiting our store, upon seeing the Evo Big Bud from Easy Motion, respond with words like zany, weird, puzzling, and ask why someone would buy something like that. Upon hearing the reasons why, their response is generally something like oh, I get it, that’s cool, and makes sense. The very notion of All Wheel … Continue reading Test Ride: Easy Motion Evo Big Bud
What’s a guy like me doing riding a bike like this? The short answer is, having fun! Although I love riding trails, I’m not a mountain biking kind of guy, but this Turbo Levo is a kind of cycling machine that I have not before experienced Specialized has attacked the concept and design of this … Continue reading Test Ride: Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6 Fattie