Closer look at the A-Ride, a powerful full-suspension electric bike/scooter crossover

by Micah Toll

The electric mobility sector has grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years. In addition to plenty of conventional electric bikes and e-scooters, that growth has included several unique and innovative additions to the world of personal electric vehicles.

The A-Ride from Canadian company Alpine Riding definitely fits into the latter category, and I think you’ll see why.

We had the chance to check out the A-Ride in person at CES 2022, where Electrek’s Seth Kurkowski and Derek Wise got an up-close and personal demonstration.

From head on, you’d think you’re looking at a fat tire electric mountain bike. But then as you come around the side, you realize the frame is nothing like a bike.

In fact it’s technically a standing scooter, though it doesn’t look like any scooter I’ve ridden.

The giant wheels give it handling and capabilities closer to a mountain bike, as does the full suspension set up.

A suspension fork up front and swing-arm suspension in the back provide a mountain bike-like full-suspension design.