The Yukon Trail, otherwise known as the Chilkoot Trail, was one of the main roads traversed en route to Klondike in the gold rush of the late 1890's. A couple decades worth of tracking gold up the Yukon River, settling and deserting camp after camp along the way, led to the eventual discovery at Bonanza Creek in Klondike of over half the gold that would be found during the ensuing four year, 100,000 person rush of activity.
The transience, opportunism, and brashness of the voyagers of the Yukon Trail was nothing short of astounding. A log town called Circle City grew, seemingly overnight, into a 1,200 inhabitant pseudo-metropolis, complete with schools, saloons, and opera houses -- only to be abandoned shortly after achieving some degree of prominence after news of the discovery at Bonanza Creek was reached. Stories abound of prospectors prospecting their lives and fortunes away, chasing the high of the initial enormous windfall for their entire lives. The behavior is not too dissimilar from that readily engaged in by modern day prospectors, with mining traded for the lusty pursuit of the latest, hottest asset or equity play of the moment.
Thankfully, the Yukon Trail Xplorer XM26 serves to complement the natural aspect of the Yukon Trail rather than emulate the human failings the gold rush served to spawn. The Xplorer can't boast the specs of the pricier models, like the Prodeco Outlaw. This is a low cost pedelec mountain bike, with a range of roughly 20 miles measured over rough terrain. The build is hardy and the electronics weather resistant, a definite plus when frequently cycling outdoors. Some minor assembly is needed on purchase, but by most accounts it's straightforward -- and well worth the bargain price the Xplorer is offered at.
All in all I’m happy with bike and would recommend it to anyone in the market for an electric bike.
The bike does ride well and has sufficient power. I'm pretty much at the weight limit of 250 lbs and I feel comfortable.
Wonderful way to travel when you have trouble walking. So easy it takes the hard work out of going up hills.
What a great bike. Assembly is easy. It cruised at 12+ mph with no sweat. Highly recommended.
It seems to be better than it appeared. Have no problems at all. Just perfect
Very comfortable riding position . . . Rides smooth and easy when motor is turned off. Great bike.
This bike lets me pedal all the time and assists me when I need extra help on hills. The battery lasts a very long time.
The Bike was easy to assemble and is everything one would want in an electric assist bike.