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Aspen police officers have a new tool in the fight against crime - electric bikes. The fat-tyre models (in appropriate black) are used by military veterans keen to get out and about and be of use to the local police force. Ex-British Army serviceman David Mills, an Aspen resident, recently sold the two electric-motor-assisted bikes to the Aspen Police Department. The Aspen police’s only caveat was ‘studded tires (for winter).’ At $2,700 each, they have 750watt motors for a fast 25mph top speed. Officer Braulio Jerez, an avid mountain and road biker, says he likes them because they can go...

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