13 best deals on e-bikes, scooters and bike accessories
When did you own are four wheels getting so expensive? Forget exorbitant gas pump prices, dealer profit margins and new car shortages, and go for it on two wheels. Cycling is a great way to stay active and healthy, to run errands around town and, just as importantly, to have fun. Right now, a bunch of our favorite e-bikes, helmets, cycling apparel, and even escooters are on sale.
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Electric bike offers
Read our Best Electric Bikes and Best Escooters guides for more recommendations. If you have any doubts about e-bike classifications, we explain the difference between Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 here.
The fat RadRover 6 Plus tire has been in the WIRED test fleet for a few months now, and it handles admirably on rough terrain and steep inclines. At 73 pounds, this all-mountain bike is heavy and hard to pedal unassisted once you run out of load in its 45-mile range, but the powerful 750-watt motor and hand throttle will carry you 20 miles per hour, and its hydraulic braking system provides the power to stop once you need to catch your breath. This is the lowest price we have ever tracked.
Enter code 1WING at checkout to see the discount. The Freedom 2 has strong acceleration, weighs just 39 pounds, and comes with a long list of features, including an integrated headlight and taillight and a built-in anti-theft alarm. I reviewed the almost identical Freedom X (7/10, WIRED Recommends) if you want to know more. This offer also includes wings, a throttle and a location tracking kit (which only works on iPhone) for free with the code.
With a range of 40 miles, a top speed of 20 mph and a weight of 48 pounds, the CTY e1.1’s specs are acceptable but not spectacular. We haven’t tested it yet, but its hydraulic brakes (for stronger braking) and integrated headlight and taillight are welcome additions at this price point. Your local REI will assemble any bike purchased from REI for free.
This scooter can go fast (up to 27 miles per hour) thanks to its 500-watt motor, and WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu managed to squeeze 16 miles out of it on a single charge. It’s 6’4″, so you can probably get close to 20 miles of range, if not more. It weighs 57 pounds, so it’s not too easy to carry around. Apollo says it will ship the Pro model in August and the standard City in October (the Pro model can go even faster, is even heavier, and has slightly better range).
I’ve been testing the Scrambler for a while now and I’m happy with its quality. It weighs 71 pounds, but the powerful 750-watt motor lets it hit 28 miles per hour, and the bike comes with a hand throttle, a 45-mile range, and a mini dirt bike look.
Deals on bike accessories
Check out our guides to the best bike accessories and the best bike locks for more goodies.
Let them hear you coming. Whether it’s pedestrians, cars, or other cyclists, people tend to get right into the bike path. Give them a friendly moment ding ding to raise your head. It’s a lot more polite and non-confrontational than yelling or, you know, diving into it.
Nutcase makes some of our favorite bike helmets. They are stylish and proven to protect. This model comes with a Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), which reduces the risk of brain damage from rotational forces on the head during an impact. There are more designs on sale too, if that Darth Vader design isn’t your thing.
Even when riding in town or on suburban roads lit by streetlights, it is important to have lights at night so cars can see you. The 500-lumen NiteRider headlight and 110-lumen taillight are brighter than most lights at this price, and the front light in particular should be enough to fully illuminate unlit roads at night.
The Vio (8/10, WIRED recommends) is more than a headset. It’s a viable alternative to your bike’s headlights and taillights. The 200 lumens forward-facing light isn’t quite enough to light up a dark road, but the 360-degree LED coverage will help other riders and drivers see you. In my review, I note that this is a great solution for people who ride multiple bikes, use bike-sharing programs (which likely won’t have lights installed), or are tired of removing lights every time they go. ‘they leave their bikes to avoid having them stolen. . Only certain colors are on sale.
Panniers are the best way to carry common cargo on your bike. They attach to racks above the rear wheel of the bike and keep the center of gravity low. The problem is that once you get off your bike, you have to lug them around by the strap. The Bug converts to a backpack, allowing you to avoid back sweat while riding, but keep your hands free once you’re off the bike. With a optional padded laptop sleeveit will also protect your computer from shocks.
The men’s size is available for the same price. A good undershort doesn’t just pad your rear end, although that’s a big plus when you’re riding frequently or on long journeys. They also wick away perspiration and prevent chafing. This undershort slips under your bike pants or casual pants as a base layer.
It was the easiest bike lock to carry when I was testing bike locks. It has a built-in clip that slips easily onto a belt or backpack strap so you don’t have to mount it to your bike frame, and at just 2.4 pounds, it won’t weigh you down. not. Its U-shaped padlock is 14 millimeters thick, which means it is well protected against a thief’s tools.
At just 6 ounces (for a medium), the Helium is a lightweight jacket that will keep you dry without suffocating you with a bunch of unnecessary insulation. Perfect for hot summer storms. WIRED editor Adrienne So loves Helium, calling it an affordable classic in her Best Rain Jackets guide. The woman size is available for $127 at another retailer (Backcountry does not have lots of sizes or lots of stock).