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The DS’s little brother is a dedicated dirt racer. But the silent-running engine is so quiet, taking it into the wilderness feels about as disruptive as riding a mountain bike. Well, riding a mountain bike capable of well over 50 mph. The MX weighs just 200 pounds and has no gears or clutch, meaning no stalling. So it’s perfect for newbies. But the fully adjustable suspension and twitchy throttle will reward experienced riders. The flimsy brakes leave much to be desired, though.
get-gadget So light you can pick it up. Removable, charge-anywhere battery pack!
TIRED Small tires — 19-inch front and 16-inch rear — feel kiddie-sized. Solid brakes … for a mountain bike.
$9,495 | Zero MX