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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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Charlie McCormick

eBike terminology can be like a new language. Some of it just doesn't make sense, like how can all the motors possibly be rated at exactly the same watts - does that mean they are all just as fast? Motor power is usually in "nominal" watts - but this does not tell the whole story. What about Torque? Amps, volts, watts, direct drive - it's enough to give you a headache. Can't someone just tell me which is the best or has the most horsepower? If you are confused, that's a sign you are might be starting to understand. 

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