by Micah Toll
But with several new commuter-specific e-bikes like the Schwinn Coston CE that I recently tested, this household bicycle name is making a big move on the wider e-bike market.
Schwinn Coston CE Tech Specs • Motor: 250W rear geared hub motor • Top speed: 32 km/h (20 mph) • Range: Up to 56 km (35 mi) • Battery: 36V 8Ah (288 Wh) • Weight: 25 kg (56 lb.) with battery • Frame: Aluminum
Schwinn Coston CE Tech Specs (Cont'd) • Tires: 27.5 x 2.6-inch • Brakes: Mechanical disc brakes • Extras: Pedal assist and throttle riding options, LED head light, tail light and battery side lights, Microshift 7-speed transmission, front suspension fork, included fenders, two frame sizes available • Price: Currently $1,799
With 2.6″ tires, you’ve got a lot of air and rubber under you to tackle more than just well-manicured bicycle lanes.
Hitting curbs or potholes will be smoother than most pure commuter bikes, especially considering the inclusion of the front suspension fork and suspension seat post.
And with a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) combined with both throttle and pedal assist functionality, this Class 2 e-bike will help you fly around the city quickly and effortlessly (if you rely on the throttle).
As a commuter e-bike, I’m also glad to see some good commuter specific parts, like the included fenders and the excellent lighting. Not only do you get typical head and taillights, but you also have LED frame lights built into the sides of the battery.