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Please use the form on the right to contact us, or call 202 794 6620. We are happy to answer any question about electric bikes that we can. 

Allow up to 24 hours for a response - we get very busy helping folks in the store! 

Hope to see you soon! 

ElectriCityBikes Team


4810 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
United States


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.  

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Shimano STePs City E6100

Charlie McCormick

Lighter and more affordable than Brose or Bosch, Shimano's newest street motor system performance is no slouch compared to the most common 20mph city oriented motor, the Bosch Active line. The new version is almost 1/2 a pound lighter than the 6000 series, and 20% more efficient - so you can expect even better range. Delivers an output torque of 60Nm (up from 50nm) for solid climbing and quick acceleration, and up to 500 watts of motor power - putting the new Steps motor in contention with Bosch and Brose for 20 mph city bikes.

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Step Through Frame

Charlie McCormick

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, and has some of the advantages of both.  Integrated battery designs (where the battery is part of the bicycle frame) are becoming more popular because then the eBike looks "stealthy", more like a regular bicycle.

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Commuting Friendly Features

Charlie McCormick

Daily commuting on an eBike will put you ahead of the pack every time, but it pays to be prepared. Fenders keep the spray off your face, back and feet. A rear carrier allows you to use bags. Lights that are integrated with your eBikes battery. A chainguard keeps your chain & trousers clean. Integrated frame locks for quickie stops. And a nice bell to politely tell people to get out of your way!

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