As a more-than-casual bicyclist in Portland, Oregon -- one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world -- I enjoy covering news of electric bicycles and related products. Unfortunately, most e-bikes are fairly expensive -- more than than the combined cost of both bicycles I currently ride -- so the appeal is somewhat limited. The RideKick, however, seemed to have the potential to economically covert an existing bicycle into a sort of e-bike by using an electric-powered cargo kit to push a rider. After testing the device, my feelings about the RideKick are varied.
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