A quick reminder, we will be closed for our annual winter break from December 24-January16. When we re-open, it will be on our winter hours, which are Tuesday-Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5. Closed Sunday and Monday. ... See MoreSee Less
Spread cheer this holiday season: For every Hotwalk, Riprock, and Hotrock sold in our store, the Specialized Foundation will donate a bike to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. #tearintoholidays ... See MoreSee Less
Pick up your Specialized Hotwalk, Riprock, or Hotrock today and help Ruby Canyon Cycles and Specialized reach our goal of matching each kids bike sale with a bike donation to the Boys and Girls Club of America.
We've been getting a lot of questions lately on e-bikes. That's great, because they are awesome! We have the Specialized Turbo Levo and Kenevo in the store, as well as the new, amazing commuting maching the Turbo Vado. Along with these bikes come rules. There are 3 classifications of e-bike currently. Here is some language as to the deffinition of each:
(28.5) “Electrical assisted bicycle” means a vehicle having two or three wheels, fully operable pedals, and an electric motor not exceeding seven hundred fifty watts of power. Electrical assisted bicycles are further required to conform to one of three classes as follows: (a) “Class 1 electrical assisted bicycle” means an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of twenty miles per hour. (b) “Class 2 electrical assisted bicycle” means an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling but ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of twenty miles per hour. (c) “Class 3 electrical assisted bicycle” means an electrical assisted bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches a speed of twenty-eight miles per hour.
So, where can you legally ride an e-bike? Well, foruntately, the list of where you CAN legally ride is much larger than where you cannot. Currently, and federally managed public trail that is designated as non-motorized is off limits. That means places like Lunch Loop, Kokopelli, 18rd, etc. are a no go. However, that is a tiny fraction of your public land. Any trail that is open to motorcycles, atv's or jeep roads is open to e-bikes. And the great thing is, though many of these trails would not be attractive on a normal bike, they are almost all incredibly fun on an e-bike. The Specialized Turbo Levo and Kenevo are absolutely incredible adventuring and exploring machines. They will take you places you never knew existed, and never dreamed you could go. After 2 years of some of the best rides of my life on a Turbo Levo, I can say unequivocally that my e-bike is my favorite and if I had to give them all up except for 1, I'd keep my e-bike. No question. I can also say that, even with the current rules prohibiting use on non motorized trails, in no way has this detracted from my enjoyment of these incredible machines. In fact, it's enhanced it by forcing me to think outside the box in terms of where to ride, what can be ridden, and most importantly, what is FUN to ride. It's a brave new world of unexplored epic riding right at your fingertips - made possible by these machines.
If you are out enjoying your e-bike, please be respectful and follow the current rules. (If you dont' know the rules, educate yourself, or call us and we can help). And if you're looking for recommendations on where to go, by all means ask us, we'd love to help! Happy Trails! ... See MoreSee Less