What It Does Best: The Pedego City Commuter has all the comforts of the Pedego Comfort Cruiser with all the accessories of a commuter bike. If you prefer an upright seating position, pulled-back handlebars, balloon tires, and padded seat, but want to be able to use the bike for commuting and errands in addition to casual riding, this bike sets the gold standard.
Standard: The standard battery for the Pedego City Commuter is 36V 10Ah. It can be charged both on and off the bike.
Upgrade: Both the power and capacity can be upgraded: 36V 15Ah, 48V 10Ah, or 48V 15Ah. If you’d prefer greater acceleration, say for climbing hills, upgrading the voltage (V) is a good idea. If you’d like the battery to last longer, upgrading the amp hours (Ah) is a good idea.
Brakes: The Pedego City Commuter has mechanical disc brakes which provide very reliable stopping power. These brakes also come with the additional safety feature of a kill switch - when you apply the brakes, power from the motor will be cut off.
Purpose-built: The frame is purpose built, which means it was designed from scratch to be an electric bike by building the battery into the frame. This hides the wiring and offers greater protection to the battery & controller.
Frame style: The Pedego City Commuter comes in both a classic and step-through design. The only difference is the height of the top tube. It is mainly an aesthetic choice. The classic design makes the frame slightly stronger, and the step-through design makes it a little bit easier to get on and off the bike.
Color Options: The Pedego City Commuter comes in a black or white frame. There are also color options for the tires (see below). Pedego offers more color customization than any other electric bike company.
Motor: The Pedego City Commuter comes with a 400W gearless, brushless rear hub motor. It can be upgraded to 500W along with the 48V battery upgrade (see battery section above). Gearless motors are quieter and contain less parts to maintain than their geared counterparts. They’re also more efficient on flat terrain. In contrast, geared motors provide more torque which comes in handy on hills. If you’re heavier than the average rider or your area has especially steep hills, the 48V battery and 500W motor upgrade is worth considering.
Riding Modes: In power-on-demand mode, the City Commuter can be ridden like a moped by applying the throttle or as a regular bicycle by pedaling. The bike also has five levels of pedal assist using a cadence sensor, giving you the ability to regulate how much help you receive from the motor while you pedal.
Top Speed: Like most electric bikes sold in the US, the Pedego City Commuter has a top speed with throttle of 20 mph in keeping with federal law. On the highest level of pedal assist with heavy pedaling, the City Commuter can reach at least 25 mph.
Drivetrain: The Pedego City Commuter has 7 speeds provided by Shimano Deore components.
Range: The Pedego City Commuter has a range of up to 40 miles on the lowest level of pedal assist.* Most riders should get at least 20 miles from the bike even under heavy use. By upgrading the battery to 15Ah, the range increases by 50%.
Sizing Options: The Pedego City Commuter comes in one standard size. Please contact us about specific fit needs.
Tires: The Pedego City Commuter comes with 28” x 2” Schwalbe Fat Frank balloon tires. These cushy tires make for a very comfortable ride. The standard color is brown, but the tires are available in black, brown, gray, or cream at no extra charge. Pedego offers more color customization than any other electric bike company.
Warranty: Pedego offers a one-year warranty on the bike and a three-year warranty on the battery.
Accessories: The Pedego City Commuter comes with fenders and a chain guard to protect your clothing, and integrated front & rear lights for nighttime riding. In addition, it comes with a rear cargo rack so you can carry what you need for work or errands while riding. We have a lot of experience outfitting bikes with additional accessories, so be sure to reach out if you need anything else.
*Range will always vary depending on use of the throttle, the pedal assist setting, how much you pedal, the type of terrain, and the rider’s weight.
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