Rock 'n' roll

Rock 'n' roll

Looking to wow the competition in this year’s Iron Horse e-bike race start line? Or maybe you just want to win style points at the bar? Well, now you can take a ride on the wild side.

Avon-based company Wildsyde recently released a vintage-inspired line of pedal-assist cruiser e-bikes. But don’t let the 1950s retro-moto looks fool you, each bike, which can do top speeds of 20 mph, comes equipped with a 500wh motor, 36v 13ah battery, 7-speed Shimano shifter and disc brakes. Of course, all this bling doesn’t come cheap: the bikes run between $2,695-$2,995 (or roughly the cost of a real motorcycle, although we’d advise against taking this puppy to Sturgis.) But then again, can one really put a price tag on coolness?

Wildsyde’s owner Paul Hields says he has more than 25 years in the “active sports” market, from skiing to mountain biking, road biking and now his latest fancy, e-biking. “With e-bikes, we are embarking on an expedition that opens our minds to the simpler things in life,” he says. “We are focusing our energy on creating new experiences.”

Check them out at www.wildsyde.com.