The Best Electric Bike Under 2000 That I Can’t Stop Riding!
That’s what my husband and I wanted to know. We’ve been wanting to get ebikes to help us exercise and spend more time together.
So we spent hours searching for the best quality ebike for the most affordable price.
We kept coming back to the Aventon Pace 500 Ebike.
It currently sells for 1,599.00, which is a fantastic price for the bike’s components and power of the motor. Some ebikes sell upwards of 7,000 and have a less powerful motor.
This ebike is so much fun to ride – I just want to be out riding as much as possible. I don’t even feel like I’m exercising.
My husband and I have been spending hours on the weekend riding to restaurants and breweries. My daughter and I love to ride to our favorite cafes and coffee shops.
The following is my Aventon Pace 500 electric bike review. I think you’ll see why it was my husband and I’s top choice for an ebike under 2000.
– It has a powerful motor
The motor is 750W at peak performance and never lower than 500W.
A 500 – 750W motor for a bike at this price range is impressive when you consider that REI sells its Cannondale Topstone Electric Bike for over 7,000, and it only has a 250W motor.
The power of the motor is what ultimately sold my husband on this ebike.
– It reaches top speeds of 30 MPH
Laws have limited the top speed of ebikes to 28 mph. The Aventon Pace 500 claims only to go 28 mph, but we have been able to easily get up to 30 mph. Many ebikes only go up to 20 mph.
In all honesty, I don’t like going much over 20 mph. My husband, however, loves going at top speed.
– It only takes 3 – 4 hours to charge the bike
The bike comes with a 48V 3 Amp Fast Charger. It’s easy to keep it charged as the ebike can go up to 40 miles on one charge.
– It comes in a regular or step-through model
I choose the step-through frame, and my husband has the traditional model. I ride my husband’s bike sometimes, and the regular model is easy to get on and off, but not quite as easy as the step-through.
– It’s easy to choose the right size bike
The step-through comes in small and medium. The regular Pace 500 comes in small, medium, and large.
I chose to get a small even though I’m 5’6 so that my daughter, who is 5′, could also ride it. The seat adjusts enough to work great for both of us. I can easily ride my husband’s large bike by putting the seat down all the way.
The Aventon website has a great sizing chart making it easy to choose the right size
So basically, because of how well the seat adjusts, I can ride the small, medium, or large.
– It has a cruiser frame
I have back pain if I ride a bike that makes me bend over so I absolutely love the comfort of this cruiser bike.
My husband, who doesn’t have the back problems I do, also loves the cruiser style.
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– The Thumb throttle is simply awesome
You can start from a complete stop and/or travel up hills with just the thumb throttle. You can also go up to 20mph just using the throttle.
It’s almost like having a moped.
The throttle also works well to give you a burst of power when you need it
– It has 5 levels of power assist
You can choose how much exercise you want to get with the 5 levels of power assist. Keep it on 0 and it will be just like riding a regular bike. Go up to level 5 for minimal work or to help you to go fast or long distances.
I generally try to keep it to 0 or 1 so that I can get a workout, but if I have to go up a difficult hill, I usually use level 3.
– The display is easy to read
The LCD screen keeps track of speed, distance, range, and pedal assist level. The screen is backlit, so you can use it for nighttime riding.
– The seat is very comfortable
The bike comes with a wide, comfortable seat. Most people will find it comfortable enough on it’s own.
My husband and I decided to get riding shorts that make it even cushier since we like to be out riding for long periods of time.
– It has incredible reviews
If you check out the reviews on the website, you can tell the bike is really popular. One thing that stood out to me is the number of senior citizens that love the bike.
It’s also been given rave reviews from Forbes and USA Today.
Here’s one of the reviews of the bike:
“Very happy with my choice! My first ride was 26 miles. I pedaled the whole time with pedal assist when needed. I followed a river along a path south of town. I felt like I was somewhat in the wilderness. The ride was very comfortable and I felt like I got a good workout while seeing an area I never would have seen before if not for my Aventon Pace 500 bike! I love the ease of the step through to get on my bike! I have highly recommended this bike to friends!
– It has a range of 25 – 40 miles
If you’re looking for a touring bike with extremely long-range, I’d consider the Cannondale Topstone from REI. It has a range of up to 78 miles.
The Aventon Pace 500 goes up to 40 miles, and that will be plenty for most people. I’ve ridden my bike for several hours, only using up half the battery.
– The bike comes in beautiful color choices
The step-through model comes in Celeste (the color I choose) and White.
The regular Pace 500 comes in Black or So Cal, the color my husband choose (See picture above).
The bike is very attractive. We get lots of Комментарии и мнения владельцев about this when we’re out riding.
Best electric bikes 2023 for every kind of rider
If you’re looking for the best electric bikes, there are a lot to choose from, with electric motors and batteries added to a wide range of bikes to add extra power.
Electric road bikes will come with dropped handlebars and favour low weight, whilst electric hybrid bikes will come with flat bars, wider tyres and accessories to aid commuters – such as mudguards and lights. Electric folding bikes are useful if part of your journey involves train travel or you’re short on space.
Here at Cycling Weekly, we’ve reviewed bikes from these three categories and there are links to our more detailed reviews for each bike in this guide. Our testing involves a range of routes and ride lengths and our highly experienced team of testers understands what makes a good bike and what to look for in the best electric bikes.
Electric bikes can be expensive, but there are options too if you’re looking to keep costs low with starting from around 1,000: check out the best budget electric bikes. If you’re into tinkering with your bike, you might also want to look at the best electric bike conversion kits as an alternative to buying a completely new electric bike.
Women may benefit from female specific components on the best women’s electric bikes, and if you’re venturing off-road, check out the best electric gravel bikes.
If you’re looking for the best electric mountain bike though, follow this link to head over to our sister publication MBR which specialises in mountain biking.
Here’s a quick look at our top choices from the best electric bikes, including a folding option.
The Specialized Turbo Vado is designed for fast urban riding but with its suspension fork and wider tires it can also handle rougher roads.
There’s a lot of clever tech in the aviation-inspired Gocycle G4i, with a neat folding mechanism, lightweight frame and decent mileage from its internal battery.
The Giant Fastride’s neatly integrated battery and quality spec make it a great option for the commute, with wide gear range and hydraulic disc brakes.
If your e-bike riding heads off-road, the Neo Carbon Lefty has front and rear suspension and a powerful Bosch motor to help you up the hills.
The Cento1 Hybrid takes Wilier’s race bike pedigree and inserts a rear hub motor in a stealth package that keeps the bike’s performance and doesn’t add too much weight.
The classic Brompton with the same folding mechanism, but with a front hub motor and battery housed in a neat removeable bag.
Our pick of the best electric bikes
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Best Electric Hybrid bikes
Electric hybrid bikes are the fastest selling style. Their flat bars, usually wide tyre, and commute friendly fittings. such as mudguard mounts and rack mounts. make them extremely practical machines.
The motor can be housed in the rear hub, or at the cranks, and the torque will vary. low torque models offer a natural pedalling assistance, but high torque versions will move off the lights more quickly.
Reasons to avoid
The Ribble Hybrid AL e is a road-going hybrid bike that’s equally at home on gravel paths and trails, with a comfortable and confidence-inspiring upright riding position, so great for returning or newbie riders.
For us, we think the bike is one of the best looking hybrids we’ve ever come across, with the design hiding away the motor incredibly well, although we were a little sad that adjusting the seat post left behind scratch marks. The fully loaded package includes fenders (mudguards), lights and a rear rack making it perfect as a daily commuter or for ditching the car when going to the store, although we did find these a little rattily on test.
The Ebikemotion motor delivers its power smoothly and efficiently and offers long-range in between charges, making the Ribble far more than just an A to B bike.
Understandably it doesn’t perform in the same way as the Canyon Grail:ON in terms of fast and tight torque, but tap along and it will tick over nicely, taking the top off any strenuous rides.
With all the added extras as standard and classy looks, the Ribble Hybrid AL e is a great electric bike for the money.
Reasons to avoid
A fun ride that’s great in urban environments but also provides a confidence-inspiring ride on rougher terrain is what the Specialized Turbo Vado is all about.
If you’re after a bike that is fully integrated with lights, fenders and rack (27kg capacity) as well as security (on the App removable battery using a key), then this represents a straight forward choice. Only the weight, and to a lesser degree cost, need consideration.
We found the 70Nm/250W custom-tuned motor applies power seamlessly and powerfully as soon as you push down on the pedals. Range is excellent too. 95-130km / 60-80 miles should be easily attainable using the default settings of Sport’ and ‘50% power’. There is an Eco mode as well as Turbo, so if you’re careful you can expect much greater range.
It is a heavy machine at 60lbs/ 27kg, so not easy to lift, so anyone needing to navigate steps in or out of the bike’s storage place will need to take this into consideration, but aside from that we found the Specialized Vado Turbo to be a joy to ride.
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We absolutely loved zooming around on the speedy Ride1Up Roadster V2 with its five levels of power assist. If you’re anything like us and are more used to training and racing on standard road bikes it can easily become your guilty pleasure. it’s fantastic fun to ride.
The bike was so quiet, even on level 5, convincing onlookers that our tester had to be some kind of super Hero to ride so fast up 15 per cent climbs. The only downside. in common with other e-bikes that only assist when you’re pedalling. was where there was a requirement for a hill start, the cranks had to be turned over in order to get the motor to engage, creating a pregnant pause at the lights, before vavavooming off.
The claimed 24mph maximum assisted speed (in the US) needs input from the pedals to reach on the flats, but without a doubt it’s noticeable downhill, where other bikes, such as the Wilier Cento1Hy Ultegra Di2 e-bike auto assist would cut out and slow you down.
This extra speed also puts the bike into a class 3 e-bike, meaning that it doesn’t meet EAPC rules in the UK, but that’s by the by as US brand Ride1Up doesn’t currently ship there.
If you are in a country lucky enough to be shipped to: the US, Canada and Mexico, then it’s a great option and one that has a very high fun-to-dollar ratio.
Ride1Up is a direct-to-consumer brand. check out the Roadster V2 on its website here.
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The Canyon Precede:ON is an efficient automatic transmission city bike that performs well in multi-terrain settings whether for utility or for leisure purposes thanks to a powerful motor and control panel.
With built-in accessories such as lights, mudguards, rack and kickstand all the trappings are there to make for a comfortable ride with style straight out the box. All these add ons however do make it one of the heaviest e-bikes on the market, even heavier than the Specialized Turbo Vado.
We really loved the Canyon Grail: On and it’s great to see the Precede:ON also be kitted with the Bosch Performance Line CX motor, although ideally we would love to see a little more juice in the battery to support the other impressive spec.
With everything you need straight out the box, including navigation system and lights, it’s the easiest way to swap driving/ public transport for a bike, but it is at the higher end price tag wise. There are a couple of models to choose from, which also takes the cost down a touch, but with a six year guarantee, it could be a savvy investment.
The only other point to note is that Canyon has a direct sales model, so you’ll have to buy directly from the brand here.
Reasons to avoid
The Giant Fastroad E Pro is another road-going hybrid bike with flat handlebars to promote a comfortable ride position for even the rustiest of riders, in fact we enjoyed riding this great electric hybrid road bike so much we gave it a Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice Award.
The tyres provide plenty of squish and the ability to go lightly off-road. However on test we found the aluminium frame and fork quite stiff, which will suit those used to a traditional road bike’s feel and riders looking for a speedy commute, but worth bearing in mind if you’re used to a softer hybrid feel.
We really liked the bike’s integration of the battery, which can often be a design factor forgotten about on hybrid bikes. We were also really impressed to see the spec on the FastRoad, with hydraulic disc brakes and quality Shimano shifting, with a compact chainset and wide range cassette at the rear to provide plenty of gears for the hills all making an appearance.
A great electric hybrid bike for a fair price that will have a lot of appeal to lots of different riders.
Reasons to avoid
With its 36V battery, which should give around 70 miles of juice, hooked up to a mid-drive motor, we found that the Volt Infinity electric bike gave a nice balanced feel to the bike.
Shimano provides the power in the form of 8-speed Alfine Di2 hub Shimano Steps, the highly regarded motor and e-bike specific groupset.
Three different assistance modes will let you get the most out of that battery and the display mounted on the front will make it easy to keep track and we loved that the torque sensor picked up when we were flagging and gave us a little boost to help us along our way.
Previously similar to the Carrera Subway E, it’s had a bit of a make over and it’s now much more visually integrated than the previous model that we tested, although it’s still without a quick release rear wheel, making investing in the best puncture-proof tyres or inner tubes a shrewd investment.
The only real downside is the one size fits all. Great if it does fit you, not so much if it doesn’t.
Best Electric Folding Bikes
Folding electric bikes are practical if you have a train journey forming part of your trip or are low on space. Being small, the battery and motor can represent a large percentage of the weight, so the FOCUS is often on reducing this as much as possible.
Mileage on folding bikes is often low, since they’re typically used to ride to and from train stations, so battery range isn’t always a major consideration.
If you are considering going for a folder, you might find our buying guide page dedicated to helping you find the best folding bikes a useful read.
Reasons to avoid
We absolutely loved the Brompton Electric bike when we took it out for a spin, finding it to be the perfect bike for commuting in traffic and then stowing well out of the way post-ride.
The brand is considered by many as the gold standard of folding bikes, and the Brompton Electric is clearly cast from the same mould.
As typical with any Brompton bike, the brand has taken full control of the engineering, so everything from frame to motor has been designed in house. Brompton however has called upon the experiences of Williams Advanced Engineering when it comes to the motor, developing a bespoke lightweight removable battery and motor.
As you would expect when a team of Formula One engineers get under the bonnet of the Brompton Electric, the small, but perfectly formed motor has excelled, delivering power smoothly, safely and exactly when you need it.
The frame is the usual Brompton high standard, and while one size, keeps the ability to choose handlebars, seatpost heights and even saddle widths. There are six speeds, giving you plenty to play with when you hit a hill.
Whatever your final set up, you can rest assured as to the bike’s foldability, which is one of the reasons why Brompton stands out from the folding bike crowd. Its folded footprint is one of the smallest out there: 565mm high x 585mm wide x 270mm long (22.2 x 23 x 10.6). This means it’s highly portable and capable of stowing in the smallest of spaces, although be warned, due to the independent motor and battery pack, you’ll find yourself with two hands full, so best to invest in a rucksack for your other belongings.
On test we felt this was an absolute dream of a bike, in fact, we went as far as calling it a transport gamechanger. If you’re worried by the 17kg-plus weight, there’s now the Brompton Electric P Line bike, which uses lighter frame materials to drop the claimed weight down to 15.6kg.
Reasons to avoid
The G4i is a solid choice for a commuter, with the option to add many accessories such as mudguards (fenders), a front and rear pannier rack, integrated lights, lock holster and a travel case.
The design folds in half, so that you can push it on its wheels rather than needing to carry it, or you can fully fold it into a compact package. There’s built-in rear suspension, concealed cabling and a fully enclosed drivetrain.
It features a discreetly integrated USB port on the handlebar, enabling owners to charge their phone or other small devices from the bike’s battery when not in use. although we found the quality of the integrated phone mount didn’t quite match that of the bike itself. The same goes for the LED display, which we found to be rather basic. although the information it provides is useful.
It’s also likely to be pretty low-maintenance given that the drivetrain is completely enclosed. This makes sense, given that commuting year round usually means cycling in the wet at some point. The G4i utilizes a Shimano Nexus 3 speed internally geared hub. With 1” of elastomer suspension and 2.35” wide tyres, it is one of the more comfortable small wheelers. Single-sided wheel attachment means you don’t even have to remove the wheel, should you puncture one of the 20” wheels.
The 500W (250W in the UK/EU) G4 electric motor and 375Wh Lithium-ion battery is claimed to provide a range of up to 80km (50mi), but the most we managed to get out of it was just 44km (27mi). To be fair, that was in one of the more ‘assisted’ modes and I always had the daytime running lights on. and the city of Bath is well known for its brutally steep hills.
The bike is available from 17.6kg / 38.8lbs. However, as the weight is centred low on the frame, this at least makes the ride more stable. The folding mechanism has been improved since previous versions and can be quickly collapsed into a small package. Gocycle says this can be done in as little as ten seconds; we found it was closer to 20.
Best electric bikes for commuting 2023: Get to work faster and with less effort
The best electric bikes for commuting help you get to and from work faster and with less effort. That means that you’ll arrive less hot and also gives you a boost away from traffic lights and other stops on your ride.
You’ll become fitter and your commute may well take less time than by car or public transport as you’ll probably find quicker routes that you can only take by bike. It’s likely to be cheaper too, once the up-front cost of the electric bike has been discounted.
Depending on how far you’re planning to ride, your needs will differ. Our pick of the best electric bikes for commuting below covers everything from a folder for a short hop to and from the station to drop bar bikes for a long distance commute that maybe includes some off-road riding.
Cyclingnews has a huge amount of advice on electric bikes if you want to know more.
Our guide to the best electric bikes gives you a more comprehensive range of options, while our pick of the best folding electric bikes offers options that make a compact package for storage or to carry on public transport.
If you’ve got a budget in mind we have guides to the best electric bikes under £1,000/1,000 and the best electric bikes under 2,000/£2,000. You can even convert a non-electric bike to an e-bike with the best electric bike conversion kits.
Alternatively scroll down for our pick of the best electric bikes for commuting, or head to the bottom for a guide on how to choose and an explainer of the laws on electric bikes worldwide.
Best electric bikes for commuting
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Reasons to avoid
The Orbea Gain has such subtle integration of the battery and motor that, at first glance, you’d be hard-pushed to know it was an e-bike. It has an attractive, lightweight, aluminium frame and carbon fork with an 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain which should see you over any terrain. Well-disguised within that frame is a 248 Wh battery which should be plenty to get you to work and back.
If, however, you’d like more range, you can simply attach the external water-bottle-style battery and that’ll boost the battery capacity up to 456 Wh. Pedalling assistance is provided by a rear hub motor, which works in a concept Orbea are calling Enough Power and Enough Energy. The idea is that the bike intuitively offers enough power to keep you pedalling smoothly and efficiently to enhance your rider, rather than overwhelming you with big surges in power.
The bike comes with an app that allows you to change the bike’s functionality, including how power is applied as well as ride tracking your rides. The mode button on the top tube has coloured LEDs that show you how much battery is remaining, and which power mode you are in. There’s now an additional bar-mounted controller/computer which gives you more info and which sits on an out-front mount with a built-in LED light.
As a full size e-bike, the Gain isn’t going to be easy to take on public transport though, unlike a small wheeled folder like the Brompton Electric.
Reasons to avoid
If you’ve ever been on the market for a commuter bike you will have almost certainly cast your eyes upon a Brompton. The British company has sustained a great reputation built on ingenuity and build quality for so long that you know you’ll be riding a high-quality machine.
If you need a bike that packs up into a small space, on a train or in the office, for example, a Brompton is likely the best electric commuter bike for you. The C Line Electric bike comes with front and rear lights fitted, as well as mudguards, and the 6-speed gears give you loads of range. Helped by the motor, you’ll get to work easily however hilly your city is.
The company has fitted a 250 W motor to the bike, with a large-enough 300 Wh battery. The battery sits in a pack that conveniently unclips from the front of the bike and can be carried over your shoulder to your office or home to be charged. A full charge should be achieved within four hours. The quoted range for the battery is up to 70 km if you have it on its most energy-efficient setting. There is an LED indicator on the top of the bag which shows you how much of the battery you have remaining, which power mode you are in, and what setting your lights are on.
The bag-plus-bike set-up does make carrying the bike that bit more difficult though, although it does make charging a lot easier than an integrated battery like that on the VanMoof and the Orbea Gain and lowers the weight of the bike when you need to carry it.
There’s a P Line Brompton Electric available as well as the classic C Line Electric. Lighter components and fewer gears drop the weight quoted by Brompton from the C Line’s 17.4kg to 15.6kg.
You can read more in our full review of the Brompton C-Line Electric bike.
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The first thing that strikes you with the VanMoof S3 is just how modern it looks. The bike has very clean lines, classic geometry and most of the cables are hidden. The company sells five bikes, with either a standard crossbar or a more step-through frame design, including the VanMoof V which is rated to 31mph (although this model needs to be registered and insured to ride in the UK and Europe).
As well as automatic gearing, VanMoof’s anti-theft package means that if your bike gets stolen, they will personally track it down and if they can’t find it, they’ll replace it with a new one.
A feature that is still quite rare on bikes at the moment is the automatic gearbox. The Sturmey Archer gearbox will react to your accelerations and speed and make sure you’re always in the best gear. Should you wish, you can alter the timing of the gear changes with the VanMoof app. The 250 W motor is powered by a 504 Wh battery, with a range of between 60 to 150 km depending on the mode you have the bike in and the terrain you’re riding over.
There’s lots of integration, like the LED array built into the top tube, built-in lights, lock and alarm and location tracking from the VanMoof app, although the built-in battery and high weight mean that charging is not as easy as with a separate battery like that on the Brompton Electric.
Reasons to avoid
Ribble is at the forefront of value-for-money, high-specification, well-integrated e-road bikes. Many of the hallmarks of this capability are evident in this hybrid bike, which should handle both your commute and leisure rides with ease.
The basis of the bike is a strikingly good-looking lightweight aluminium frame within which there is a battery so well hidden that you barely notice it’s there. A subtle button and LED light on the top tube allow you to see how much battery is left and let you choose how much assistance you want. If you want even more control of the settings, you can change the settings in Ribble’s app.
The bike is impressively kitted out too, with a Mavic wheelset, a rear pannier rack, a bell, front and rear lights and full-length mudguards. As with all bikes where you can’t remove the battery, including the Orbea and the VanMoof, you will have to take this bike within touching distance of mains power to charge it up.
Reasons to avoid
While Tern claims the GSD isn’t intended to be a car killer, it may well be just that. The company is best known for its folding bikes, and while the GSD isn’t a fully foldable bike, the seat post and handlebars do collapse to make storage of this bike a little more compact. The reason it can’t fold down much smaller is this is not your average folding bike. This is a heavy-duty cargo bike, capable of carrying up to 200 kg, be that luggage, or should you attach the right seat, two passengers on the back.
The bike employs a dual battery system, which is 400Wh and 500Wh in size. Should you have both of them attached you’ll have a whopping 900Wh of capacity. This will be enough to assist your cycling for between 110 and 250 km depending on which of the 4 modes you have it in. The 10-speed Shimano hub gears and impressive 85Nm of torque mean you’ll be able to get up any hill, even when fully laden. It comes complete with wide, grippy tyres, a rear luggage mount, a kickstand, front and rear lights, and mudguards.
It’s a heavy duty cargo carrying option, but not as practical as a folder like the Brompton C Line Electric or a bike with less luggage capacity like the Ribble if you have less need of carrying capacity.
Reasons to avoid
Built for comfortable as well as speedy commutes, the Trek Domane LT electric bike gets Trek’s IsoSpeed seatpost decoupler built in to increase the isolation of your rear end from road vibrations. There’s front IsoSpeed too to add comfort at the handlebars. Wide 32mm tyres help add comfort and grip as well and you can either fit mudguards or even wider rubber for rougher routes into the office.
The Fazua motor’s phone app lets you fine-tune the motor’s output levels to match your power needs, so you can upscale the power delivery if you need more support for faster getaways or tone it down if you want to preserve battery life.
The Fazua drivetrain is removable from the bike, so you can ride without assistance, save weight and use the space that held the motor for storage, while Trek’s endurance geometry makes the Domane LT a comfortable ride for the long haul commute.
The Domane LT is still available for now, but the new (and even more expensive) Domane SLR that replaces it is lighter and (for US riders) faster.
Reasons to avoid
You might initially mistake this bike for a mountain bike, rather than one cut out for commuting. In reality, the 2.3-inch tyres and 80 mm travel suspension fork are perfect not for the trails but smoothing out bumps and road buzz on your commute. If you live in slightly more remote areas, the bike should also deal with gravel or hard-pack dirt trails with ease.
The bike comes with a large 710 Wh battery which powers a trusty Specialized motor and a SRAM NX groupset with a wide enough range to get you over any terrain. To keep you safe, it also comes with hydraulic disc brakes which will provide dependable braking in any weather conditions. It comes with front and rear mudguards, and a rear pannier rack to carry any work stuff from A to B without having to wear a backpack. It’s available as a step-through as well as the version with a top tube shown above.
You get extra comfort, range and a more powerful motor, but the Turbo Vado isn’t as sprightly as the Orbea Gain or the Cannondale Synapse.
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If you want to speed up your e-bike commute, a drop bar racer will give you a more aerodynamic ride position that should be faster than a flat bar hybrid like the Ribble, the Specialized or the Orbea. The Cannondale Synapse Neo comes with a powerful Bosch motor that’s mid-mounted for stability and a high capacity battery for plenty of range. The EQ version also gets mudguards, a rear rack (not shown in the image above) and lights so it’s all-weather ready and easy to load up.
There’s a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain with plenty of gear range, that along with the motor should make a breeze of hills on your ride into town. The hydraulic disc brakes mean assured stopping and the 35mm wide Schwalbe tyres should provide comfort over broken roads or even if your commute takes in a towpath or gravel track. There’s plenty of range from the large 500Wh battery too.
Reasons to avoid
Hummingbird has engineered its folding electric bike to be as light as possible. A carbon fibre main frame paired to a cantilevered truss rear section and lightweight components bring the overall weight down to a claimed 10.3kg.
The Hummingbird bike doesn’t fold down quite as small as a Brompton Electric, it’s only singlespeed so might not work for hillier cities and the range is quite limited at around 50km, but Hummingbird has upped the torque from the 250 watt motor so there’s more pulling power to help get you moving. All that engineering means that the Hummingbird bike is expensive though.
Best electric bike for commuting: everything you need to know
There’s a lot to think about when selecting an electric bike for your commute, so we’ve provided a breakdown of the key points here. There’s more information in our guide to the best electric bikes as well.
Why is an electric bike good for commuting?
An electric bike can make your commute a lot more comfortable. It can make stops and starts a lot easier, provide assistance on uphills and increase your overall average speed, while lowering the effort you need to put in, so you should arrive less hot and tired than on a non-electric bike. You may feel more comfortable riding a longer distance too.
It’s also likely to be a lot more comfortable than a ride on public transport and you can choose your own time to travel, while you’re less prone to delays due to congestion than in a motor vehicle.
Many towns and cities now have dedicated cycling routes, so you may not need to compete with motorised traffic and might be able to skip queues and even get a jump at traffic lights due to cyclist priority signalling. There are also often quietway routes for cyclists that bypass main roads and take you away from traffic and may route you around bottlenecks.
On the flip side, most electric bikes are quite heavy, so moving them around at the beginning and end of a ride will be harder work than with a non-powered bike. If your commute involves public transport it will be harder to get your electric bike on and off than with a non-powered bike and you may not be able to take a non-folding bike at peak times. The best folding electric bikes will help here.
You also need to make sure that you can keep your electric bike charged up so you don’t run out of juice halfway home in the rain (although electric bikes are designed so that you can pedal them without assistance). That means having a handy power outlet close by where you park your bike, either at home or at work, or an e-bike with a removeable battery. You might need a second charger at work too.
What material should my frame be made of?
The three most common frame materials you’ll come across when looking for a bike are aluminium, steel and carbon, although titanium might make an occasional appearance.
Carbon is most often used in the best road bikes because of its low weight and high stiffness. However, it can be quite fragile, and innocuous bumps could cause very expensive damage, so if you’re locking your bike up in communal locations, we recommend you stay away.
Most bikes you look at for commuting are likely to be made from aluminium, and for good reason. It’s fairly cheap, very durable and not subject to corrosion.
You may find some electric bikes are made of steel. While it is tough and can take some bumps and bruises, it is relatively heavy and can be subject to corrosion.
What should I look for in an electric bike motor?
Most e-bike motors are power-limited to 250 watts, but they can provide varying amounts of torque, measured in Newton-metres (Nm). If your commute is flattish and you’re fairly fit, a motor with around 40Nm to 50Nm torque is likely to be fine, but if you’re riding somewhere more arduous or expect to be carrying a lot, then a motor with more torque will be better. Some go up to 80Nm or more, which is what an electric mountain bike puts out.
A mid-mounted motor is likely to keep your e-bike most stable, as it’s low down and central on the bike. But a rear hub motor isn’t likely to have a significant impact on handling and, as your weight is over the rear wheel, grip isn’t likely to be an issue.
Front hub motors are more tricky, as there’s less weight on the wheel and so less grip and the extra weight can affect the bike’s handling if it’s not been carefully designed.
How much battery capacity do I need?
As with all technologies, it’s easy to look back at some original e-bikes and notice how bulky they looked. Batteries were bolted onto frames wherever there was space and were often very low capacity. Fortunately, we’re beginning to see much bigger capacity batteries and sleeker integration of both batteries and motors.
Typically, the smaller the physical size of the battery, the lower its capacity, and the fewer miles you’ll get out of it. For most people, this shouldn’t be an issue, with even small batteries having enough juice to get you to work where you can charge up again or serving duty for multiple days of commuting.
Battery size is most often expressed in watt-hours (Wh), and the amount of assistance you’ll get from it depends on how much you ask of it. For example, a 300 watt-hour battery can provide 300 watts of assistance for one hour, or 100 W of assistance for 3 hours.
A battery can weigh several kilograms and make up a significant proportion of an electric bike’s weight. That’s okay in a non-folding bike, although it can make moving the bike to a storage area at the end of a ride harder. It’s more of an issue with a folding bike designed for portability, so a bike like the Brompton C Line Electric will often have a lower capacity battery to make it easier to carry.
How do I charge my electric bike?
Some bikes have removable battery packs making them simple to unclip and charge, even if your bike is left outside or in a communal bike store. Others, typically those with more integration, require you to charge the battery while it is attached to your bike, meaning you’ll have to hook it up to the mains in your house, garage, or at the office, so it’s worth checking to see how easy this might be for you.
You’re either going to have to carry your charger with you or buy a second one if you need to charge the e-bike at both ends of your commute. Some electric bikes like the Orbea can be fitted out with a range extender battery if you do need more range, but in reality most commutes are likely to be short enough for range not to be an issue even with the lowest battery capacity, unless you expect to go multiple days without recharging.
How many gears do I need?
As usual, the stock answer is that depends. If you live somewhere flat, a singlespeed electric bike may be enough for you. The extra power provided by the motor means that starting off will be a lot easier and faster than with a non-powered commuter bike.
At the other extreme, if your commute is hilly, you may need a full range of gearing, as found on the best commuter bikes which don’t include a motor. Again, the motor is a huge help here. Crank it up to maximum power output and it may pull you up steep inclines; lower the assistance level once you’ve reached the top to conserve battery life and range.
What additional features should I look for?
For commuting duties, it’s preferable to get the load you’re carrying off your back: you’ll be more comfortable and your centre of gravity will be lower. It may be easier to look around without a pack too, although the best cycling backpacks will be designed to address these issues.
If you’re planning to commute with your electric bike in all weathers, then look for mudguards or at least the option to fit mudguards to your bike. Likewise, winter commuting is likely to mean at least one journey in the dark. In-built lights are handy and they’ll often be run off the electric bike’s battery meaning that there’s less to remember to keep charged up.
You can pick up a set of the best bike lights relatively inexpensively though. It’s a good idea to use lights even during the daytime to up your visibility, particularly in town.
Take a look at our commuter bike accessories checklist for a longer list of things you might need for your commute.
How do I maintain my electric bike?
Bikes, like cars or any other mechanical device, need to be maintained. If you’re not an experienced mechanic, most things are simple enough to learn how to do yourself, but spend a little bit of money and a bike shop will have you good to go in no time. But, the fewer complicated parts, and the better you care for your bike, the less chance there is of things going wrong.
The gears on your bike, including the derailleurs, cables and shifters will require regular maintenance to keep them performing at their best. Some people are fortunate to live and work in flat areas and so they can get away with the simplicity and ease of a single-speed bike.
However, most of us live in areas with hills, and therefore gears are a necessity. Internally-geared hubs are a more robust, easier-to-maintain solution than derailleurs, but can be pricier. You’ll sometimes find a carbon fibre belt drive on bikes for commuting, which cuts down on maintenance over a chain-driven solution.
Maintaining your brakes in working order is arguably the single most important thing when looking after your bike. Jumpy gears and a loud chain might ruin your enjoyment, but poorly functional brakes could have much more dire consequences.
Classical brake systems, using a cable to join your lever and your brakes, have stuck around for so long because they’re simple and they work, but you do need to keep them properly maintained, regularly checking the cables for wear.
Higher-end bikes are often equipped with hydraulic disc brakes; not only do these work more effectively in poor weather conditions, once set up they should require less maintenance too. Disc brakes are trickling down the bike hierarchy and you might find them on quite inexpensive electric bikes.
What are the e-bike regulations where I live?
What classifies as an e-bike and what regulations apply to riding it vary by where you’re located.
At present, most e-bikes in the UK fall under EPAC (that’s the electrically assisted pedal cycle) amendment regulation mandate. This means bikes have to be moving before the motor can kick in, it can provide a maximum of 250 watts of aided power and has to stop aiding at 25 kph. You also have to be at least 14 years old to ride an e-bike.
So long as your bike meets these criteria (as all the ones in the article do), then you’ll have the same legal standing as regular bicycles and you’ll be allowed on roads and bike paths. If your bike assists you up to faster speeds it’ll be considered a two-wheel moped, and therefore you’ll require insurance, a certified helmet, and a valid driving licence.
In Australia e-bikes can assist you up to a maximum speed of 25 kph. The two legal systems in Australia are throttle-operated and pedal-assist. If you have a throttle-controlled bike it can provide up to 200 watts of power, whereas pedal-assist e-bikes can give you 250 watts of assistance. Anything above that is legally considered a motorbike and must therefore be licensed and insured.
Given the structure of the American legal system, the rules governing the use of e-bikes are predictably more complicated than those in the UK and Australia. Let’s begin.
Obviously, the laws governing the use of e-bikes vary from state to state, but these are often difficult to interpret. The all-encompassing, federal definition of an e-bike is “a two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph”.
As if that isn’t complicated enough, often state laws may override federal legislation. Some 33 states have statutes that define an e-bike in some way, while the rest lack any specific definition, and often chuck them in with other classes of vehicles. At present, 13 states are adhering to a three-tiered system proposed by The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association. While the motors on all classes of bikes can produce a maximum of 750 watts, they are tiered depending on their maximum assisted speed:
- Class 1: the motor provides assistance only when the rider is pedalling, and cuts out at 20 mph
- Class 2: the motor can contribute even if the rider is not pedalling, but cuts out at 20 mph
- Class 3: the motor provides assistance when the rider is pedalling but cuts out at 28 mph and must be equipped with a speedometer
While class 1 and 2 bikes are allowed anywhere bikes are allowed, class 3 bikes can only be ridden on roads and bike lanes, but not multi-use paths. In the states that regard e-bikes as vehicles, licensing and registration may be required to operate an e-bike.
Yes, this is a lot to get your head around, but thankfully the kind folk at People for Bikes have put together a state-by-state guide.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 E-Bike Review 2023
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We geek out for a lot of e-bikes we get in, but we really looked forward to receiving REI’s Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 to review.
REI, the store we go to for everything from puffy coats to camp chairs, sleeping bags to binoculars, has been selling its own branded products for a fair number of years. They even make their own bikes, produced overseas, alongside some of the biggest brands in cycling. recently, REI has begun offering e-bikes. The Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is REI’s first cargo/utility bike.
In broad strokes, the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is meant for lighter cargo needs. It’s ideal for carrying a kid in a child seat, in part because it positions the child farther behind the rider. That means the child can see more easily and therefore better enjoy the ride, plus it reduces the distraction that can come from grabby hands or a foot that escapes restraint.
Because the rear rack is integrated into the frame design, both the rack and the frame enjoy improved stiffness than if the rack were bolted on. That means no matter what the load, the rider will feel less input from the back of the e-bike when riding through turns.
- Bafang 350W brushless hub motor producing 80Nm of torque for smooth acceleration and impressive hill performance
- Stout rear rack is integrated into the frame; the e-bike’s 300 lb. total weight limit including rider means the rack can potentially carry 100 lbs. or more
- 20 x 2.4 Schwalbe Super-Moto-X tires roll well and offer terrific puncture protection for urban riding
- Enjoys a very stable ride at speed without losing its low-speed maneuverability
- Tektro hydraulic disc brakes paired with 180mm rotors gives the e-bike the power necessary to stop quickly, even when loaded
- The front chainring is too small to be allow most riders to pedal to 20 mph; a bigger front chainring would be welcome
- Web site doesn’t assist riders by recommending compatible accessories; guidance isn’t just welcome, it’s necessary
- Battery: Bafang (36V / 1.6AH, 418Wh)
- Display: Velofox DM-03: 5 Assist Modes, Speed, Battery Life (5 Bars), Average Speed, Max Speed
- Motor: 350W Bafang Geared Rear Hub, 80Nm torque
- Headlight: Included
- Taillights: Included
- Peal Assist: 5 levels
- Range: 30-40 Mi., estimated
- Throttle: N/A
- Claimed weight: 54 lbs.
- Maximum rider weight: 300 lbs.
- Maximum load on rear rack:
- Brakes: Tektro Hydraulic Disc, 180mm rotors
- Fenders: N/A
- Fork: Suntour SF20 Mobie A32 Cargo, 70mm travel
- Frame: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy
- Drivetrain: Shimano Altus, 7-speed
- Grips: Ergonomic rubber
- Saddle: Co-op Cycles with memory foam
- Handlebar: 6061 alloy riser
- Kickstand: included, motorcycle style
- Pedals: FPD alloy
- Tires: Schwalbe Super-Moto-X, 20 x 2.4 in.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Bike Overview
The first thing a rider notices about the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is that the frame design is unusual. The big X in the middle of the frame at the intersection of the top tube and down tube definitely draws the eye. Also helping the visually striking look is the way the rear rack is integrated into the frame design, rather than bolted-on. Both of these features help to make the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 a cargo bike of a different feather.
The long rear rack offers an especially sturdy place to mount a child seat, while also giving the child a better view of the world around them. For anyone who needs to carry a significant load in panniers, the long rear rack means that large panniers can be mounted and the rider won’t have to worry about their shoes rubbing up against the bags. With most commuters, there is a limit to how big the panniers can be without having the rider’s heels bump into them.
The REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 features a 350W Bafang brushless, geared hub motor paired with a 418Wh battery, a Shimano Altus 7-speed drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. With a retail of less than 2000, it’s a terrific e-bike for anyone looking for a commuter that can handle extra duties.
The Co-op Generation e1.1 is nimble and moves well for a bike that can carry cargo
The 350W Bafang hub motor may seem underpowered on paper, but with 80Nm of torque, it was a capable performer.
By integrating the rear rack into the frame design, REI made the frame both stiffer and stronger for carrying loads.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Motor Performance, Speed and Acceleration
The REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is built with a 350W Bafang brushless, geared hub motor, paired with a Bafang 418Wh battery. That may seem a modest amount of power, but it produces a very capable 80Nm of torque, which gives it the kind of power necessary to get going with a load and accelerate up to cruising speed. While we will get into this later in the review, one of our favorite features of this bike is that it isn’t super heavy, weighing just 54 lbs., which is one benefit of going with a lower-wattage hub motor.
In our motor performance testing, we found slight steps between the five different assist levels. On our opening lap of our circuit, with no assistance, the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 rolled at an average speed of 12.8 mph, again another benefit of this e-bike not being especially heavy.
In PAS 1 our tester averaged 15.2 mph, which was nice, as we’ve noticed with some e-bikes PAS 1 doesn’t always seem to assist the rider in an appreciable way. From there, the steps were modest with PAS 2 averaging 15.5 mph, PAS 3 averaging 16.6, PAS 4 17.3 and finally, PAS 5 giving the rider an average speed of 17.5 mph.
At first glance, it may appear that the motor wasn’t powerful enough to help a rider reach a top assist speed of 20 mph. That’s not the case. We were very pleased with the performance of the 350W Bafang hub motor. The limitation stems from the chainring spec’d on the Generation e1.1. The 42t chainring is simply too small. A larger chainring, like a 45t or 48t would solve this in a jiffy.
Experienced riders with a smooth, quick pedal stroke may be able to get more out of its high gear, but we suspect most riders would prefer not to need to pedal so quickly to reach top speed.
Handling is snappy when taking in tight corners
By positioning the battery behind the seat tube, REI was able to give the Generation e1.1 a low standover height while keeping the center of gravity low for excellent handling.
The display isn’t especially large, but the most important data a rider needs—speed, battery level and PAS level—are easy to read.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Range Test Battery Performance
Any time we review an e-bike, one of our biggest questions is just how it will perform on our range test. It is the one test we conduct where an e-bike’s performance may differ greatly from its advertised specs. We are always impressed any time an e-bike performs better than is advertised; it tells us that the manufacturer wants its range numbers to be applicable to any rider who might buy their e-bike.
With the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1, we were pleased to see that it exceeded REI’s own estimates for range in both PAS 1 and PAS 5. In PAS 1, our rider covered 45 miles, more than 10 percent over REI’s own estimate. In PAS 5, it still lasted for 35.8 Mi., nearly 20 percent more than advertised.
It’s easy to get caught up in range anxiety (it’s not just for owners of electric cars), but in our experience, most commutes are less than 10 miles, which means most riders would only need to charge the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 twice a week.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Hill Test
On our hill test up Hell Hole, we performed only one pass because the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is a Class 1 e-bike with a maximum speed of 20 mph and no throttle, making it legal most anywhere bikes are allowed.
With our tester pedaling in PAS 5, the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 climbed Hell Hole in 1:31, at an average speed of 11.9 mph. We’ve encountered e-bikes with 350W hub motors that couldn’t ascend Hell Hole at all, so while the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 was a bit slower than our average performance on Hell Hole, the fact that it has a 350W hub motor isn’t a liability because that motor produces 80Nm of torque. That, combined with the e-bike’s weight of only 54 lbs. serves it well.
The performance was better than we expected and considering this is a utility/cargo bike whose purpose is to haul loads, not zoom, it exceeded the performance we anticipated. This would be one circumstance where the small-ish front chainring actually served the Generation e1.1, and helped it ascend Hell Hole.
The Co-op Generation E1.1 is more compact than most cargo bikes, but it is mighty for its size
The 42t chainring was handy on hills, but is small enough that hitting the bike’s maximum assist speed was difficult.
The Suntour suspension fork features 70mm of travel; it’s enough to smooth rough roads as well as pavement seams and driveway lips.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Brakes and the Brake Test
We recently made the decision to conduct our brake test a bit differently than we performed it in the past. Previously, we wanted to find out just how short a distance an e-bike could be brought to a stop. While our results accurately showed how each e-bike we reviewed stacked up, those distances did not reflect the real-world experience that most riders would encounter.
The issue was that we were conducting a panic stop—rear behind the saddle to get the rider’s weight as far behind the bike as possible, and then braking to the point of skidding and keeping the bike upright and controlled through the skid. That’s not very real-world; it’s certainly not how we ordinarily ride.
Our test is now performed seated, with no skidding, much the way we come to a stop at a stoplight, but just a bit more aggressively.
We subjected the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 to three passes of our stop test and it averaged a respectable 18 feet 5 inches; that’s 2 feet more than our average, but still within the realm of what we consider to be a safe performer. Bearing in mind that most people slow some before they brake to a stop, our belief is that most people will see shorter distances than that.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Ride Comfort, Handling and Cockpit
An e-bike’s wheel size matters in a few different ways. First, wheel size affects how a bike handles. Smaller wheels generate less gyroscopic force, which allows a bike to be more nimble, to turn more easily. Smaller wheels are also stronger because the spokes are shorter, and that’s an advantage for cargo bikes that may need to carry 100 lbs. or more beyond what the rider weighs. Smaller wheels flex less and have a smaller tire footprint on the ground, so wider tires improve both traction and braking performance while also increasing the rider’s comfort. Further aiding comfort is the 70mm-travel suspension fork, which will smooth bumps and rough roads for the rider.
The nimble handling that an e-bike with 20-in. wheels offers the rider at low speed can make the e-bike feel more nervous at speeds closer to 20 mph. REI was able to prevent that from happening with the Co-op Generation e1.1 by tweaking the geometry a bit. It’s not often that a bike with 20 in. wheels handles with such assurance at 20 mph.
Compared to some e-bikes we’ve reviewed with 20 in. wheels and wide, but knobby, tires, the 2.4-in.-wide Schwalbe Super-Moto-X tires offered a smoother ride; narrower tires need to be pumped up to higher pressures than wider tires, but the absence of knobs for riding on dirt eliminates the buzz that riders feel at the handlebar and often at the saddle.
We mentioned the unusual frame design at the beginning of this review; it’s a funky look, to be sure, but what this design does is make for a very strong frame with a low standover height, which is handy for cargo bikes. Also contributing to the e-bike’s convenience is the motorcycle-style kickstand that holds the e-bike upright to make loading it up easier.
We would love to see this e-bike offered in more than one size, the way REI does with all of their other e-bikes save the Generation e1.1’s stablemate, the Generation e1.2. Even so, we appreciate that the Generation e1.1 comes with an adjustable stem to adjust the reach to the handlebar. We were disappointed that REI offers so sizing guidance on the Generation e1.1. Based on our experience, this is a bike best suited to riders of fairly average height; it is likely to best fit riders from around 5 feet 5 inches up to 6 feet 2 inches.
We like that REI chose to spec ergonomic grips that better support the heel of the hand and that they are lock-on grips so that they don’t twist while the rider is holding them.
The Bafang display is a simple black and white LCD and while it’s small, it doesn’t try to display too much info at once. In a single glance down, a rider can see their current speed, battery charge level, PAS level and miles ridden.
The Tektro hydraulic disc brakes offered great modulation for easy control as well as confident stops.
The motorcycle-style kickstand holds the Generation e1.1 upright, making it very easy to load, be it a child or a pair of panniers.
The unusual frame design manages to offer a stiff and stable ride while also giving the bike a low standover height.
The Schwalbe Super-Moto-X feature a flat-protection belt and a tread that rolls smoothly while gripping well in turns.
REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review: Summary / Where to Buy
We like the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 we reviewed a great deal. As with any e-bike, there is a bottom line to our review—would we recommend it? In the case of the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 the answer is yes, but we do have one reservation. Unless someone doesn’t plan to ever ride faster than 16 or 17 mph, a bigger chainring is needed. The exception to this would be for riders who need to make hill climbing as manageable as possible.
Commuter, cargo and utility e-bikes share in common the ability—and often need—to carry more than just the rider. With many of the brands we review, they do a terrific job on their site of transitioning the shopper from the e-bike model’s page to another page showing the many accessories that can be added to the e-bike. In this regard, REI really fails the shopper. Not only is there no selection of recommended accessories at the bottom or some ensuing page after adding the Generation e1.1 to the shopping cart, even when visiting pages for other products like panniers and child seats, REI gives no indication of which products are compatible and some of the child seats REI sells are definitely not compatible with this e-bike.
What this points to is a need to visit an REI store to speak with one of their associates to learn which products are compatible.
REI is known for a generous warranty and return policy. Members can return a product up to one year from the date of purchase. Non-members have 90 days for a return and all products are covered by a comprehensive one-year warranty. REI’s membership program (which can be enrolled with a one-time, rather than annual, fee) confers a number of benefits for bike buyers. Members receive two years of free adjustments as well as free flat repairs (just buy the new tube) and for service that isn’t covered, members receive a 20 percent discount on labor.
Buying an REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is easy enough; shoppers can order them through rei.com from the button above.
While some frustrations are present, such as the under-geared drivetrain and a lack of information about suitable accessories, that is a relatively minor complaint. important is how well-designed the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 is. This is a terrific-riding e-bike and for anyone looking for an e-bike that is versatile enough to switch between cargo functions and kid-carrying functions, this e-bike has the versatility to do that. And any time someone is riding with a load, we prefer bikes with calm handling, and in that regard, the Generation e1.1 is exceptional.
‘Happy Riding, make sure to let us know if you have any questions down in our Комментарии и мнения владельцев section or if you think we left anything out in this review of the REI Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1.