30 mph on an electric bike in NYC

By Kevin Lee
Going 28 miles-per-hour (45 kilometers-per-hour) on an electric bike is both one of the most frightening and exhilarating things I’ve ever done.

28 mph might sound like the average speed limit on most roads – or optimistic if you’re used to living on the busy streets of a metropolitan city like New York City. However, I wasn’t in a car shielded by a foot of metal, plush lining and crumple zones. Nope I was on a 65 pound, $10,000 (about £7,765, AU$16,230) Stromer ST2 S eBike wearing shorts without a helmet and less than a year of biking experience.

“Just get on and take it around the block,” Stromer’s representative said casually…

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