During Interbike week, we borrowed a variety of bikes from companies to ride from our rental house to the indoor show, plus to parties and happenings around town after dark. Not only did this make our experience much more enjoyable, it allowed us a closer look at some of the latest offerings in the realm of transportation and utility bikes. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be presenting our impressions of our time with these bikes as mini-reviews on the Bicycle Times website.
Like many hybrid electric bikes, the Urban Cruiser utilizes “pedal assist” technology, which is industry-speak for a system that does not power the wheels until the rider starts pedaling. The computer system measures your torque output while pedaling and allows you to choose how much the battery kicks in to assist your efforts. Click here to read the mini-review.