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E-Bike Review: Pedego Trail Tracker

Orange County Register's Susan Carpenter takes Pedego's fat-tired Trail Tracker for electric-assist off road bike for a turn about an LA River tributary.

Published: 26-Feb-2013

With its new Trail Tracker, Pedego has created the Abrams tank of electric bicycles. Big, burly and painted DayGlo yellow, it doesn't only subvert the image of power-assist bicycles as transportation for the lazy or infirm. It plows it into the ground.

Designed as a heavy-duty, zero-emission off-roader, with monstrous 26-inch knobbies and 4-inch treads, the Trail Tracker is so named for its dirt capabilities, but it's equally at home on sand, grass and pavement.

I spent a weekend with the latest e-bike from Irvine-based Pedego, bombing across the lawn of my local park and wheeling it along a Los Angeles River tributary, the embankment of which is a paved bicycle path that at night apparently doubles as a homeless encampment, considering all the broken pint bottles and discarded shoes.

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