British bicycle firm Cost has been round since 2004, however they’ve lastly caught up with their title and are actually switching solely to electrical bicycles. The bikes had been simply introduced as we speak and can be found on-line throughout the US in addition to in choose retail places.
Cost is owned by Dorel Industries, the identical mother or father firm shared by different massive biking names resembling Cannondale, Schwinn, and Mongoose. And identical to its sister firms, Cost is now providing a number of electrical rides as properly.
However in contrast to these different firms, Cost has made the choice to focus solely on electrical bikes.
As Cost founder Nick Larsen defined in an announcement offered to Electrek:
We all know learn how to make biking simple and accessible; it’s what we’ve carried out for years. Electrical bikes make it even simpler and extra enjoyable for individuals to cycle, whether or not they’re seasoned riders or getting again on a motorbike for the primary time in a very long time. The staff felt that the timing is lastly proper, with developments in know-how, to shift our focus to electrical and produce a top quality, fantastically designed line of electrical bikes to market at a aggressive value level.
Simply introduced this morning, Cost is coming proper out of the gate with three new electrical bicycle fashions designed for several types of driving. Every shares the identical folding pedals and revolutionary folding handlebar that make it easy to retailer the bike in opposition to a wall with out taking over the historically huge area from standard handlebars.
All fashions additionally function puncture-resistant Goodyear tires and automated tire stress gauges that illuminate with both a purple or inexperienced gentle to let you realize in case your tire stress degree checks out or not.
As a direct-to-consumer firm, Cost ships its bikes to prospects who customise and order their mannequin on-line. However Cost is shirking the frequent e-bike packing strategies that rely closely on styrofoam, and is as a substitute utilizing solely paper and cardboard packing that’s 100% recyclable by the top consumer.
Cost claims the battery is sufficient for as much as 50 miles (80 km) of vary on pedal help.
There’s additionally a throttle, however don’t count on to get the identical vary if you happen to’re relying closely on the throttle.
The body is constructed from 6061 aluminum alloy and is fitted with a inflexible chromoly metal fork. The 700c wheels show entrance and rear mechanical disc brakes, and the bike additionally sports activities entrance and rear LED lights.
The bike includes a Shimano Tourney 7-speed transmission and contains an built-in rear rack for a splash of utility as properly.
Riders searching for a extra upright geometry than the commuter-focused Cost Metropolis may admire the Cost Consolation. It makes use of a step-through body for a extra comfy, laid again journey.
In any other case, it presents related electrical and bicycle parts. The main variations in comparison with the Metropolis embody a suspension fork on the Consolation in addition to a shift from the downtube-mounted battery to a rear rack-mounted battery.
Each bikes additionally embody fenders, which will probably be a welcome reduction to riders in wet areas.
The Cost XC differs from the earlier two fashions with its trail-oriented design.
The bike is accessible in two body sizes and options various upgrades together with the Shimano E5000 mid-drive motor and downtube-integrated Shimano E8035 battery with 514 Wh of capability.
The Cost XC additionally will get an improve to Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Altus 8-speed transmission, and Goodyear Peak 29″ x 2.25″ tires.
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