Summer is a magical time. Life unfolds anew outdoors, and the world around us is ablaze with vibrant colours. It’s a season that invites us to escape our daily grind, rekindle our senses, and enjoy life to the full. And that’s exactly what we’ve done for this issue.

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This issue is a colorful blend of urban mobility and lifestyle. Of course, hot ebikes are part of the mix. Few other things offer so much fresh air and fun in summer! Except maybe enjoying the beach and savouring ice cream… either way: Summer invites us to celebrate life in all its facets, sometimes in superman mode (with Birkenstocks like on the cover), sometimes with four-pawed friends or other buddies. And preferably always in the exact way that feels best for you.

Here’s to summer days!

The Highlights

  • Four-legged Adventure – Our dog bike trailer group test
  • Searching for Paradise – Does paradise exist on earth or only on Instagram?
  • Sundowner – Wine tasting between cargo bike and tractor
  • A post-work ride to the future – How Advanced bikes are shaping the future of urban mobility
  • RGT NO. 1 Scrambler SE – Electric café racer
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E GT – Spirited stallion or tamed pony?

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All bike dog trailers, EVs & bikes in this issue

Croozer DOG | Hamax Pluto | TAXXI DOG | TRIXIE | Burley Bark Ranger | Burley Tail Wagon | RGNT NO. 1 Scrambler SE | BYD HAN | Ford Mustang Mach-E GT | Cooper UTY 8 | EGO Movement Skarabäus Flex | Moustache J | Centurion Easy R900I | ADVANCED Trekking Pro FS Wave

What’s this issue got in store?

Back in the 1960s, Ibiza was a buzzing island reigned over by hippies, creatives and bohemians. It was a land of barefooted ease, where paradise and eternal happiness were well within reach. So, what about now? What has the hippie trail turned into? Does paradise exist or is it just an image we’re fed on Instagram? On a mixture of two and four wheels, we headed for Paradise Island!

You don’t have to travel all the way to Tuscany to enjoy perfect summer evenings, sometimes the ideal spot is just around the corner. In our case, it’s Rohracker, just a stone’s throw from our home base in Stuttgart. While indulging in wine among the vines, we gained insights into a different lifestyle, discussed the love of the countryside and cargo bikes. And also tried the latest in-drink – cheers!

Not without my dog! Do you love riding your bike but hate leaving your best friend behind? In that case, a dog trailer should form as much a part of your basic gear as a leash and a basket. We tested 9 dog trailers from 5 brands to find out what you need to consider before buying and while riding.

Love at first sight? With its sexy café racer look, the RGNT No.1 could have popped straight out of the 1960s. But this electric motorcycle is about more than just looks – it offers a whole new riding experience. We put the RGNT No.1 through its paces and uncovered the benefits and potential drawbacks of electric motorcycles.

Advanced Bikes are one of the hottest brands in the urban mobility market. From their base in Frankfurt, they aim to shake up the urban world, using innovative technologies and setting ambitious goals. We caught up with them on a post-work ride, delving into Advanced’s future and finding out what the fuss is all about.

An icon of the ’60s, the Mustang stands for freedom and adventure – and perhaps the occasional breakdown on Route 66. The Mustang Mach-E GT is Ford’s attempt to bring the essence of the muscle car era into the electric age. Will it triumph, or will we be left with a tamed pony rather than a spirited stallion?

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Enjoy reading!