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We have carefully curated the most reliable and innovative models of electric bikes from the top brands - Specialized, Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh. Come in today to browse and a free test ride - try before you buy! Our head tech has over 5 years experience in all brands and types of e-bikes and kits. Electricity Bikes was founded by City Bikes, pioneers of the urban transportation bike shop in DC since 1988.  

Step Through Frame

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Step Through Frame

Charlie McCormick

 Step through designs still allow for an frame integrated battery to be used without much compromise.

Step through designs still allow for an frame integrated battery to be used without much compromise.

Somewhere between the low step and diamond style frames is the step thru frame. Aka mid-step and used interchangeably with "mixte" style frame, it is a compromise between the two styles. With more integrated battery designs (where the battery is part of the bicycle frame), designers can have lower entry while at the same time having the frame strength to fit a removable battery in the downtube that goes from the handlebars to the cranks where the pedals are. Integrating the battery in the frame is very challenging on a low step bike because it is a single tube with cutaway sections to allow the battery to be inserted, rather than a complete tube that would provide enough strength to be low step.  With a step through, accessory mounting is difficult with the top and down tubes so close together.