The hottest new way to get around town — or anywhere else — is on one of the best electric bikes. These battery-powered bicycles can give you an extra boost when you need it, making it easier to travel up hills and longer distances. Especially in nicer weather, they’re a great alternative to taking a car.
There are electric bikes for just about every person, from mountain bikes to commuters to large cargo bikes. And while many are still quite expensive, they’re coming down in price. What’s more, they’re all fun to ride.
• Rad Power announced the new RadCity 5 Plus, a commuter e-bike starting at $1,799.
• Specialized has three new models: The Turbo Vado 5 ($5,000); the Turbo Como 4 (starting at $4,000), and the Turbo Tero (starting at $3,250)