Recent Press

Luxe Digital - October 2021

Upgrade Your Commute For A Sustainable Ride

This commuting electric bike is easy to handle, lightweight yet sturdy to navigate through the traffic, and extra-safe with bright lights back and front. We think it’s the perfect companion for your urban life.

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sixthreezero - September 2021

The Best Electric Bikes for Women

A low-step frame makes it easy to get on and off, a comfortable seat saves your back on long rides, the cushioned handlebars are easy to grip, and the throttle is simple to use.

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Womens Bike Reviews - September 2021

Best Womens Electric Bikes Reviews 2021

The comfort e-bike is very well-equipped with fenders, racks, LED, lights, sensors, and tires that are puncture resistant. Want to go biking? Go, don’t worry; comfort e-bike has your back.

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Thillest - August 2021

8 Earth-Friendly E-Vehicles (That Aren’t Cars) to Lazily Explore Your City

This is the electric bike for a city mouse like myself. It tackles bridges and hills with no effort and can haul you into work on even the hottest summer morning without you breaking a sweat.

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We Tried It - August 2021

Charge City Review: The Smartest Bike On The Block

We still recommend the Charge City Electric Bike for one simple reason: it is the most well-thought-out bike we’ve tested. From the unique and easy-to-understand (and FAST) assembly process to the ability to store the eBike flat against a wall.

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Tom's Guide - July 2021

Tom’s Guide Awards 2021: Our favorite health and fitness tech of the year

The Charge Bikes City is perhaps the most well-rounded model, and comes with full-fenders to keep the mud off, a rear rack for a pack or bag, a five level power assist, and a full-power throttle button.

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Bicycling - July 2021

Tested: The Charge City

The Charge City is a well-equipped, class 2 e-bike that can get you where you need to go with some help from a Bafang Hub Drive motor or you can just hit the throttle and skip the pedaling.

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T3 - July 2021

Charge XC electric bike review: on and off-road fun

The Charge XC is a versatile, do-it-all e-bike. It reminded me a bit of my Subaru Forester – a utilitarian gear transport that gets me where I need to go across multiple types of terrain.

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Heavy - July 2021

11 Best Step-Through Electric Bikes

From its accessible price to a wide range of innovative features, Charge City is our top pick if you’re looking for a fun and reliable step-through bike.

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Togo RV - July 2021

What RVers Should Know About E-Bikes

One of the biggest benefits of an e-bike is being able to carry gear and not feel weighted down. I loaded up the XC with fishing gear and a bag full of ice and beer and never struggled to ride up hills and overpasses.

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Mic - July 2021

What do I need to know about e-bikes?

The Charge City Electric Bike, which features a push-button throttle that allows you to work a little less hard on days you don’t feel like breaking a sweat.

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Gear Patrol - June 2021

The 10 Best E-Bikes of 2021

This affordable urban e-bike scores a lot of points for its user-friendly nature. What makes this bike really stand out is some clever design — flip a lever to rotate the handlebar stem 90 degrees, then fold up the pedals and you can easily stash this rig where no bike has been stashed before.

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GreenAuthority - June 2021

The 10 best electric bicycles you can get

The Charge XC is an electric mountain bike, but it’s so versatile that it’s good on gravel, dirt, or city streets. If you live in an apartment or just simply don’t have enough storage space, don’t worry because the Charge X can be easily folded.

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Tree Hugger - June 2021

The 8 Best E-Bikes of 2021

Best for Urban Commuting: The City e-bike was designed for city living — and storing— five levels of pedal assist, and push-button throttle take the sweat out of traveling to work or running errands.

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Bicycling - June 2021

Bicycling’s Best Urban Bikes of 2021

The City is a smartly equipped commuter. This class-1 e-bike has a hub motor, five levels of pedal assist, and a throttle. But it also comes with fenders, a rear rack, and running lights (nice additions at this price).

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Woman's World - June 2021

15 Best Electric Bikes That Let You Cycle Everywhere With Ease

Be prepared to answer questions if you ride this one around town, because it’s definitely an attention-getter! The very first time I rode it, someone stopped me to ask what kind of bike it was, and when I lent it to a friend to try, he had the same experience. But it doesn’t just look great — it’s a great ride, too.

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CNET - May 2021

Best electric bike for 2021

The e-bike that fits and goes anywhere. The Charge XC is a clean-looking e-bike that's made to go anywhere -- dirt, gravel or on the road. I found the 250-watt mid-drive Shimano motor was just enough to tackle any hill. Its front shocks were great for getting around the bumpy New York streets.

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MSN - April 2021

The 11 best places to buy bikes online

Leading the charge in all things e-bikes is Charge, a brand from the makers of Schwinn and Cannondale. These new “it” modes of transportation allow you to cycle up hills and zoom in and out of traffic with less effort compared to a standard cruiser bike.

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Inside Hook - April 2021

Our Favorite E-Bike

The British brand makes our favorite all-around e-bike, the all-terrain Charge XC Mountain. It’s an absolute steed — durable aluminum frame, all-weather fenders and fiberglass-reinforced pedals. It travels up to 50 miles on a single charge and can reach up to 25 mph. It’s the rare e-bike you can take out onto trails for a joy ride.

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Parade - April 2021

Spring Is Here! We Found 25 of the Best Bikes so You Can Take Your Cycling Workout Outdoors

Go figure—this $1,699 bike was specifically designed to help you cruise around urban areas. It’s created by the makes of Cannondale and Schwinn bikes and is lighter weight than most other e-bikes

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Bicycling - April 2021

Awesome E-Bikes You Can Buy Right Now

One of the lower-priced e-bikes we’ve tested, the City is a smartly equipped commuter. This Class 2 e-bike has a hub motor, five levels of pedal assist, and a throttle. But it also comes with fenders, a rear rack, and running lights (nice additions at this price).

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CleanTechnica - March 2021

The Charge City E-Bike Was Designed For City Commuting

Right out of the box, the Charge City is efficient with the easiest installation of any electric bike I have seen.

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Forbes - March 2021

Recharge Your Fitness With The 7 Best Electric Bikes To Traverse This Rocky World

The Charge City is good at exactly what the name suggests—all-around town commuting. A 50-mile range is enough to get you through a full day of getting to work and errands, and the locking, removable battery is easy to disengage and carry to the office or your apartment for charging.

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Road Bike Rider - February 2021

Charge Comfort Ebike Review

If you’ve ever wanted to re-experience the simple joy of just riding around on a bike like when you were a kid, with no worries about how hard you’re working, then the Charge Comfort ebike is a great choice.

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Tom's Guide - February 2021

The best electric bikes of 2021

"Best electric bike for commuters" - If you plan on commuting to work, Charge Bikes City may well be the best ebike for you. Not only does it come with features like full-fenders to keep the mud off and a rear rack for a pack or bag, but it does everything well for a very reasonable price.

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TechRepublic - February 2021

10 cool e-bikes you should check out

Charge's mission was to make cycling easy, accessible and affordable. Each bike has smart solutions like folding pedals and handlebars and automated tire pressure sensors that turn red when air is needed or green if you're good to go.

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Adventure Cycling Association - February 2021

Road Test: Charge XC

Honestly, after riding more than a few more than-$5k eBikes the last few years, the XC is the one that might’ve finally really sold me on an electrified future.

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Insider - January 2021

The best electric bikes

What sets the Charge City apart is that even with a price that undercuts much of its competition, it still offers a similar ride experience to its peers.

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Yahoo! News - January 2021

The best electric bikes

At just under $1,700, the City e-bike from Charge is lighter on the wallet than most of its peers and still offers a reliable, pedal-assisted ride that's great for city commutes.

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Cycle Volta - January 2021

Charge XC EBike Review

The XC is an ideal ebike for individuals who want a machine that can tackle city streets on weekdays and gravel roads on the weekend.

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Mens Journal - January 2021

The Charge XC Is the Do-It-All E-Bike for Any Type of Rider

“Our favorite part about the whole package is that your ride doesn’t end when the pavement ends, unlike many e-bikes on the market these days. The XC muscles its way through soft sand, shifty mud, bumpy gravel, and everything in between with its Shimano Rapidfire Plus 8-speed shifter.”

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CNET - January 2021

These are the best e-bikes for 2021

"The Charge XC is a clean-looking e-bike that's made to go anywhere -- dirt, gravel or on the road -- for $2,499. The XC doesn't have a throttle, but it does have three levels of assist (eco, normal and high) and the 250-watt mid-drive Shimano motor was just enough to tackle any hill. Its front shocks were great for getting around the bumpy New York streets." 

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Sports Lifestyle Network - September 2020

Nick Larsen, Founder of Charge Bikes - S1E19

“We’re trying to make it simple. So we started with a really simple range. Only three bikes, one that was for off-road, one that was going really fast on-road and the other one was for commuting... You have to get on and try an e-bike and experience an e-bike to understand what it actually does and how it makes you feel.”

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Forbes - September 2020

Commuting To Work This Fall? Pick One Of These High-Tech Bikes

"This electric bike was made for extreme comfort and lasts about 50 miles on a charge. The pedals and handlebars fold up for easier transport. You can use the pedal assist throttle to accelerate up to 20 miles per hour for an even easier morning commute."

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Mic - September 2020

The 5 best bikes for pandemic-safe commuting this fall

"The Benz of e-bikes... You can use as little or as much of the electric component as you want on this lightweight e-bike, whose pedal assist and thumb throttle allow you to cruise as fast as 20 mph. A single charge powers up to 50 miles, and a handlebar display tells you how many you have left."

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Business Insider - September 2020

I put a $2,300 electric all-terrain bike to the test, and it was the most fun I've had since the pandemic began

"Unlike some new bikes, the Charge XC was a breeze to put together — even in a tiny apartment."

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InsideHook - August 2020

Review: The Charge XC Justifies the Great E-Bike Boom of 2020

“This is a thoughtful bike, with serious specs. If you’re a veteran, you won’t be disappointed. But if you’re a newcomer, you shouldn’t be intimidated… Your legs stay fresh, there’s perpetual tailwind, and you get to have fun keeping up with cars.”

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The Next Web - August 2020

Review: The Charge XC is a well-rounded ebike that folds flat for storage

“The XC is a package that feels carefully considered every step to minimize the pain point first-time ebike buyers might have, many of them who may be buying their first bike ever... This is an ebike for people who want a ride akin to a regular bike — except one that gives you super legs.”

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Cool Hunting - July 2020

Riding across NYC on Charge’s City e-bike

"Getting from the northern tip of Brooklyn down to the Rockaways in Queens without a car can be a time-drain, and getting there while also avoiding the subway might seem impossible. This past weekend we rode the 34-mile (total) route—a distance that, for most, isn't feasible with a regular bicycle—on Charge’s CITY e-Bike."

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Tom's Guide - July 2020

The best electric bikes of 2020

"If you plan on commuting to work, Charge Bikes City may well be the best ebike for you. Not only does it come with features like full-fenders to keep the mud off and a rear rack for a pack or bag, but it does everything well for a very reasonable price."

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Forbes - July 2020

Smartly designed Charge City ebike is a Covid-19 easy rider

"If you plan on commuting to work, Charge Bikes City may well be the best ebike for you. Not only does it come with features like full-fenders to keep the mud off and a rear rack for a pack or bag, but it does everything well for a very reasonable price."

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Well + Good - July 2020

7 of the best bikes for city riding that make for a healthy commute

"If you’ve been shopping for an ebike, I know there literally thousands of choices out there, some better than others. I would recommend the Charge City or one of their other models as they are crafted by bicycle enthusiasts and offered by a bike-centric group while being designed for those that perhaps aren’t hard-core riders but still want quality and performance."

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Spy - June 2020

Charge’s new line of electric bikes brings cycling into the future

"Bike riding is a joyous and fun experience on its own, but Charge’s lineup gives the whole process a much-needed jolt and brings riding into the modern era. Thoughtfully designed, executed, and built, whatever model you’re interested in will make it that much easier to cruise and glide around your city."

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Electrek - June 2020

Charge bike company goes 100% electric with fold-flat e-bikes

"Riders looking for a more upright geometry than the commuter-focused Charge City might appreciate the Charge Comfort. It uses a step-through frame for a more comfortable, laid back ride."

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Fast Company - June 2020

This $1,500 electric bike ships right to your door

"I noticed how comfortable the seat was, and appreciated the wide, flat palm wrests on the handlebars—an ergonomic touch I’d never seen on a bike, which makes it instantly inviting to ride."

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BikeRadar - June 2020

Charge Bikes is back and this time it’s all about the sensible ebikes

"Charge has clearly gone to great lengths to ensure assembly on delivery is as painless as possible. Out of the box, riders will only have to fit the front wheel, unfold the bars and pedals, and adjust the saddle height."

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Bicycle Retailer - June 2020

Dorel brings Charge back to the US, as an e-bike brand

"Shipping and assembly is made easy by folding handlebars and pedals, which also make the bikes easy to store and transport. The Goodyear tire valves have red and green indicators to show if they are properly inflated. Motors have a 50-mile range and works in pedal-assist or throttle modes."

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Press Release - June 2020

Charge reimagines the cycling experience with the launch of electric bikes

"We know how to make cycling easy and accessible; it's what we've done for years," says Charge founder Nick Larsen. "Electric bikes make it even easier and more fun for people to cycle, whether they are seasoned riders or getting back on a bike for the first time in a long time."

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