Area 13 "Bolton" BlackBird

$1,699.00 - $2,498.00
(51 reviews)
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NEW!  Optional Mountain Bike Wheelset for 26" Bikes!

We're now offering a narrower wheelset for the Large blackbird.  This option sets the bike up with 27.5" x 2.1" Maxxis tires on lightweight rims.  This removes over 5lbs of weight from the bike, making for a lighter, more maneuverable ride!

The Large frame size can also come with both wheelsets for an additional fee.  The 2nd wheelset includes:

27.5" rear wheel with Bafang Hub Motor

Front 27.5" wheel

Pair of 27.5" tubes

Pair of 27.5" x 2.1" Maxxis Tires

The 2nd wheelset does NOT include a 9 speed SRAM cassette or 203mm rotors.  These can be transferred from the installed fat wheels, or purchased separately if you'd like 2 complete sets.

"Bolton" Blowout!  We're clearing out all bikes with the Bolton label to make room for "Area 13" bikes.

Due to high demand of parts globally, we reserve the right to change to similar or better spec'd parts. Any changes will be noted below.


26" Model is considered a Large (frame size is 19.5')

24"Model is considered a Medium (frame size 17")


24'' Model detailed specifications

26'' Model detailed specifications

Recommended display settings

How to set up your Blackbird



  • 5

    Posted by Glen Palm on Jun 29th 2024

    I ordered a blackbird about three weeks ago and it actually came pretty quick. I thought coming from California to Maryland very easy to put together plenty of power and excellent bike and the bike rack comes in handy overall it's an excellent bike.

  • 5

    Posted by Paul Nelson on May 13th 2024


  • 5
    Best of...

    Posted by Erik Flowers on Feb 22nd 2024

    Amazing e-bike! Strong, sturdy, and fast. Easiest assembly. Luv the video instructions. Easy shifting. Seems to go 0-30 within a block.

  • 5
    Outstanding Bike & Excellent...

    Posted by Mark Robbins on Sep 6th 2023

    After a friend purchased a “Black Bird Step Thru Bike” I decide to do some research of my own of several brands to include Area 13. I even visited my local E-Bike dealer to see what they had to offer. I also watched several Youtube videos that Kyle made. After a few promptly answered questions through exchanged emails I I decided to Purchase the “Bolton Black Bird” on sale. I also purchased an extra battery & cradle to mount on the rear rack. I went on a 25 mile ride and only used 50% of one battery! Love the bike and can’t say enough good things about it. The shipping was outstanding from Grass Valley CA all the way to Alexandria VA. Additional items were shipped in the same box with the bike and arrived in excellent condition by UPS! I was also delighted to see that my “Black Bird” had already received the upgrades mentioned in Kyles videos. The battery stiffeners & the new box for the controller providing better ventilation. In a world where it’s easy to feel like your just another number that’s not the case with Area 13. Kyle and his team at Area 13 are extremely helpful answering any questions or issues you may have. Keep up the good work Area 13!! Mark R. Alexandria, VA

  • 5
    Best Spec Bike in...

    Posted by Keith Gong on Aug 18th 2023

    I am a longtime biker starting from my childhood. I have 2 mtn. bikes ( hardtail and full suspension) , a road bike and 20” bmx cruiser. I also ride a sportbike motorcycles. I shopped and evaluated e bikes for almost 2 years before making my purchase. I recieved my “Blackbird” on May 22 it had light damage from shipping - No fault of Bolton. Upon my delivery inspection I only had to tighten my Chainring and Crank Arms. I called Bolton customer support and Jenny answered taking care of my needs - rushing me my needed parts. This is review is after 3 months of riding. The bike has been flawless and is getting over 40 miles per charge. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I could have purchased the fastest bike available but I chose what I evaluated as the Best Bike with the best spec in its class.

  • 5

    Posted by Greg Clark on Aug 4th 2023

    The Blackbird has been an awesome bike. Fast and very sturdy. All components seem to be top notch. Brakes stop really good. I love the front suspension with the upside down forks. Now I don’t have a problem keeping up and leading the pack while riding with my kids…lol Thanks Area 13, Greg

  • 5

    Posted by Kevin Travis on Aug 1st 2023

    Not sure why my question was never answered about my battery. Bike is great not much time to ride right now. Glad I finally took the plunge. Maybe you guys are busy moving.

  • 5
    Amazing customer...

    Posted by Sean on Jun 6th 2023

    The only ebike company that you can talk to a human!

  • 5
    My new 26”...

    Posted by Stephen Thiem on Jun 6th 2023

    While I’ve only had it a week (30 miles) I do have to say that I’m really liking it! It’s way smoother than my Aventon Level while riding on paved roads. I added a Brooks leather spring seat (wasn’t crazy about the stock) and this is kind of close to feeling a bit like dual suspension. I’m 56yrs old, 6’, 205lbs and I’m able to see 32mph GPS with both throttle and pedal assist with the controller unlocked. Stops on a dime and customer service is awesome (thanks Blake). I was worried about the size but I’ve really bonded with it.