The Schwinn Tailwind: An E-bike for Commuters

Editor's Rating:

The Good: An electric motor makes pedaling a breeze.

The Bad: All the extras make this e-bike heavy and cumbersome.

The Bottom Line: Low-sweat bike commuting makes it easier to give up the car.

I changed my tune about electric bikes after my first long commute. I had mounted Schwinn's top-of-the-line Tailwind e-bike in leafy Brooklyn, dubious of the proposition of a battery-powered bicycle. Cyclists, after all, ride to exercise. This seemed like cheating.

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