Everything You Need to Know About Electric Bikes

Peter Sagan has numerous second-place finishes in his professional palmarès, but none may be more famous than his loss to Grandma Joan.

You read that right—Grandma Joan.

In Specialized Bicycles' latest electric bike campaign, the three-time world champion is pitted against an elderly woman with two knee replacements and a pacemaker in an uphill race. Not surprisingly, the campaign went viral.

From city-wide bike sharing programs to weekend recreational cyclists, electric bicycles can be seen almost everywhere. This once-impractical technology has been refined to the point where it's now more cost-effective and efficient than ever before.

Despite the sometimes negative outlook held by cycling purists, e-bikes have infused a new level of fun and accessibility into the cycling scene that has been adopted by both athletes and nonathletes alike.

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