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Tempus Titan R E-Bike

Tempus is a newcomer in the electric bike field, but if it continues to make bikes as good as its Titan R model, its longevity in the business is practically guaranteed.

To distinguish itself from the e-bike manufacturer crowd, the Titan R takes styling cues from classic cafe racer motorcycles. While most e-bikes come accentuated with futuristic aesthetic, the flourish here harken back to classic, highly stylized motorcycles of several eras past.

Thee skateboard seat sells the whole vibe, too. There’s also a faux tank and knee indents, to boot. They’re super on-the-nose, let’s be fair, but also pretty cheeky in a way that you can’t help but adore the thing.

As for its powertrain, there’s a 1000-watt hub motor that comes a with pedal assist. Top speed is at 28 mph. The removable lithium-ion battery can have you hightailing for 45 miles on a single charge, also.

For the brakes, you’ll find hydraulic disc ones. That’s paired with 26 by 2.4-inch wheels, which is big enough to get over urban roadblocks and obstacles. The battery locks to the hardtail frame so you don’t have to worry about that thing when you’re not riding.

Tempus is positioning the Titan R as an e-bike for the masses, and even though that’s a pretty bold claim, we’d argue they just made that happen. It’s one of the most powerful offerings in the company’s stash, and is hitting Tempus’ catalog this year. If you fancy a robust and reliable cafe-inspired e-bike, this one’s worth looking into.

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Photos courtesy of Tempus Electric Bikes

Muli Cargo eBike

Muli’s Cargo eBike is a cleverly designed electric bike that focuses on storage but also mobility. With a massive carriage on the front, urban cyclists get a compact, multi-functional solution to traveling around the city with their gear in tow. Or their little toddler, even, safety permitting.

At 6.4 feet in length, the bike is a tiny but robust ride, with the front centerpiece offering a whopping 90 liters of cargo. You can use it for carrying deliveries, groceries, or anything you want to schlep on your travels with.

There’s an integrated Pendix middle motor that promises to offer powerful acceleration when needed. It can easily handle riders up to 375 pounds in weight. That doesn’t include that cargo, by the way. You can 154 pounds more and it’ll still go.

Unfortunately, this thing isn’t cheap. At $4,700, it’s one of the most expensive eBike options we’ve come across. But if you the type of cyclists who has a lot to carry daily, this might be the perfect option. And did we mention that cargo space folds when you don’t need it?

Whether that kind of ingenious design merits a nearly $5,000 price point is for you to decide. Bear in mind that you can always just hit the car on the way. But if you don’t want to waste gas, this is definitely the more eco-friendly option. If this model isn’t your particular cup of tea, hit the link below to check out other bikes from Muli.

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Mate X Folding E-Bike

Electric bikes are all the rage these days, except most people don’t want one because they can get pretty expensive. Enter Christian Michael and Danish design studio Mate, who have collaborated on the Mate X Folding E-Bike. It offers high specifications and high power at a fairly affordable price.

The bike boasts a 750W motor with a superior 48V lithium-ion battery, which translates to 20mph with a range of 60 to 80 miles. Plus, it features a Shimano 8-speed cassette for improved gear shifting, and sturdy one-click foldable pedals for higher power transfer. We’re also talking a new Tektro braking system and puncture-resistant fat tires. Those make for an excellent electric bike that won’t break the bank.

Customization options include adding a rear rack with built-in brake lights, aluminum fenders, and a hydraulic braking system, but you can eschew all of that to keep the price down. Anyway, the main draw here is that it’s an affordable electric bike, and a folding one at that. You can fold it in about 10 seconds for easy storage and transportation. That can be a huge convenience for urbanites since you can pack it in a car quickly. Alternatively, you can fold the handlebars and pedals if you need a thin profile to store the bike in a narrow hallway.

The frame is 100% forged from 6061 aluminum alloy and you can choose between colors like Desert Storm, Subdued Black, Dusty Army, Unicorn, Burn Orange, and White Ice. Pricing starts at $799.

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Photos courtesy of Mate