Mod Simple: A retro e-bike with a sidecar good for Indiana Jones cosplay

The Mod Easy Sidecar

Enlarge / The Mod Simple Sidecar (credit score: Mod Bikes)

As some Ars readers could recall, I reviewed The Maven Cargo e-bike earlier this 12 months as an entire newb to e-bikes. For my second foray into the world of e-bikes, I took a wholly completely different path.

The trendy Maven was designed with utility in thoughts—it is secure, user-friendly, and sensible for conducting all of the every day transportation wants of a busy household. The second bike, the $4,299 Mod Simple Sidecar 3, is on the opposite finish of the spectrum. Only a cursory look makes it clear: This bike is constructed for pure, head-turning enjoyable.

The Mod Simple Three is a retro-style Class 2 bike—full with a sidecar that appears prefer it’s straight out of Indiana Jones and the Final Campaign. Nailing this look wasn’t the preliminary objective of Mod Bike founder Dor Korngold. In an interview with Ars, Korngold mentioned the Mod Simple was the primary bike he designed for himself. “It began with me desirous to have this basic cruiser,” he mentioned, however he did not have a sketch or ultimate design in thoughts on the outset. As an alternative, the design was based mostly on what components he had in his storage.

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