You might think electric bicycles represent a luxury market—not necessarily. In fact, with the new Trefecta DRT, we’re learning just how wide the gamut can run in the world of e-bikes.
This $25,000 bicycle features a foldable 20” military-spec aluminum frame, all but guaranteeing it can take whatever you dish out over many years. Carbon fiber is used in the six-spoke, 26” wheels which get their orders from a 4-kW motor, a 14-speed Rohlof Speedhub and a SmeshGear transmission. It all adds up to a top speed of 43.5 mph with up to 184 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel. Using just motor power, the Trefecta DRT can travel up to 62 miles before needing a battery charge, which takes about three hours. Other highlights include Schwalbe mountain bike tires, Hope disc brakes, and a built-in handlebar computer. [Purchase]