Founder and designer Andrew Davidge’s bicycles merge expert engineering with retro good looks
Words by ANUSH J. BENLIYAN
Melding early 20th-century style with state-of-the-art technology, Vintage Electric founder and lead designer Andrew Davidge launched his company in 2013 after mocking up battery-charged bicycles in his parents’ garage. Today he has a spacious Silicon Valley factory/showroom and a fleet of five expertly engineered electric pedal bikes, including the new Roadster, which features a contoured black hydroformed aluminum frame, a nostalgic LED headlamp and cognac leather detailing.
With a range of up to 75 miles on a full 4.5-hour charge, five power modes and regenerative hydraulic disc brakes, the Roadster is perfect for a leisurely outing or daily commute. And on a day you’re running late, you may even be glad you sprang for the Race Mode upgrade — which adds a 3,000-watt rear hub motor that can propel it to 36 mph.
1725 De La Cruz Blvd., Ste. 4, Santa Clara, 408-969-0836.
Feature image: The VINTAGE ELECTRIC Roadster, $6,995, plus $150 for the optional Race Mode upgrade. All photos by Elliot Layda.
This story originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 Men’s Edition of C Magazine.
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