Livermore Cyclery offers electric or powered pedal assist hybrid bikes from both Specialized and Trek. These bikes give you the ability to ride in the city or on a rural back roads. Only e-bikes offer the flexibility to get in a workout, ride with a faster friend, haul a heavy load, or simply cruise. Even if your ride varies from day to day, an electric bicycle always gives you the option to do and experience more.
Specialized Electric Hybrid Bikes
Sometimes it’s about working smarter not harder, right? Well, with the Turbo you get just that, plus a whole lot of fun mixed in. Featuring a unique, pedal-assist direct drive motor, all you have to do is start pedaling and the Turbo will do the rest; taking you faster and farther than you ever thought possible. And to make sure that you always have enough juice for your next ride, it has a custom lithium-ion battery. Plus, once you get going, the specially designed alloy frame and fork keep all that power firmly and confidently rooted to the road.
- Turbo Vado
It’s all about the hustle in work and in play. You have your commute to crush, errands to check off, and a social life that fills up every hour of your weekend. The Turbo Vado is the perfect wingman to your hectic schedule, giving you the power to go farther, faster, and keep fit while doing it. Yours is a busy life—you deserve a faster bike.
- Turbo Como
Stylish, fun, and powerful, our Turbo Como is the first e-bike to combine good-looks with utility. So whether you're headed to your local bakery to pickup a fresh baguette, commuting to work, or out on a weekend ride with friends, the Turbo Como will have you smiling.
Electric hybrid bikes amplify your pedaling power and your ability to do and see more. Trek hybrid e-bikes are quick and smooth, with predictable, easy-to-control power and a long-lasting removable battery that recharges at any household outlet. Trek partners exclusively with Bosch and Shimano, both leaders in electronic motor and drivetrain design, to provide bicycles that are reliable and easy to maintain. Premium features like hydraulic disc brakes for confident braking in any condition, at any speed, are included on every e-bike we make.
Advantages of Powered Assist Drivetrains
Hills can be daunting to even the best cyclists. One of the most obvious advantagesof electric bikes are their ability to conquer hills. Use the battery to assist by increasing your average hill-climbing speed and you'll be at the top before you know it! Lungs on fire are a thing of the past.
Riding a bike with pedal assist
When riding in pedal assist most, an onboard computer activates the motor when the pedals are turning, to assist the rider. This makes it easier to pedal up hills and against the wind or to go faster on flat ground. The rider can control the level of assistance received from the motor by adjustments to the display unit mounted on the handlebars. Electric bikes with pedal assist sensors, commonly referred to as PAS, were originally designed to imitate the motions of a non-electric bike. As you pedal, the sensor detects the tempo and rhythm of the pedal, and increases the speed output from the motor accordingly. The PAS sensor is mounted on the bottom bracket or pedal crank arm and indicates to the controller when and how much to accelerate.
Advantages of Pedal Assist
PAS electric bikes requires the rider to pedal, to keep the bike moving. Riders do not have to rely 100% on the motor and throttle, which gives some healthy exercise. Pedal Assist bikes are legal in major cities, and all trails. In some locations, E-bikes with hand throttles are illegal, as it’s considered a motorized scooter and requires a permit. The rider has full control the level of assistance received from the motor