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26″ Classic City Commuter

Classic City Commuter
4.50 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)
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Product Description

A complete package with everything you could possibly want in an electric bike — all in one place for a reasonable price.

Special Features

  • Fenders with mud flaps keep you clean and dry
  • Full coverage chain guard protects your clothing

Comfortable

  • Quick-release handlebar stem for the perfect fit
  • Deluxe saddle with a suspension seat post for extra cushioning where it counts
  • Traditional city-style handlebars feel natural and familiar
  • Premium balloon tires give you a nice, smooth ride

User Friendly

  • Five levels of pedal assist mode for a more natural riding experience
  • LCD display with USB charging port for your phone and other devices
  • Front and rear lights for your safety
  • Kevlar belted tires help prevent flats

Pedego Features

  • State-of-the-art geared motor delivers best in class acceleration and hill climbing
  • Lightweight, long lasting lithium battery with Samsung cells and an industry-leading three year limited warranty
  • Top of the line SRAM disc brakes for powerful and reliable braking
  • Twist-and-go throttle for full power on demand
  • Shimano seven-speed for easy pedaling
  • Self-sealing tubes help prevent flats

Additional Information

MOTOR

500 WATT BRUSHLESS GEARED REAR HUB MOTOR

BATTERY

LITHIUM ION WITH SAMSUNG CELLS IN A REMOVABLE PACK

CRANK

3-PIECE ALLOY 175MM 46T BLACK

SHIFTER

SHIMANO TOURNEY FT55 7 SPEED SHIFTER

DERAILLEUR

SHIMANO ACERA M360 7 SPEED REAR DERAILLEUR WITH SMARTCAGE

CASSETTE

SHIMANO HG20 12-32T 7 SPEED CASSETTER WITH SHIMANO HG40 CHAIN

BOTTOM BRACKET

SEALED 68MM X 127MM

THROTTLE

TWIST THROTTLE VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL WITH JULET QUICK DISCONNECT FITTINGS

SPEED

UP TO 20MPH USING BATTERY POWER ONLY

SEATPOST

27.2 X 350MM SUSPENSION SEATPOST

FRAME

6061 LIGHT WEIGHT ALUMINUM

BRAKES

SRAM AVID BB7 FRONT (20MM) AND REAR (40MM) DISC BRAKES

METER SYSTEM

LCD DISPLAY INDICATES CURRENT SPEED, RIDE TIME, ODOMETER, TRIP DISTANCE, PEDAL ASSIST LEVEL, AND BATTERY POWER

PEDAL ASSIST

FIVE LEVELS OF PEDAL ASSIST WITH THROTTLE OVERRIDE (THROTTLE ONLY AT LEVEL 0)

LIGHTS

FRONT HEAD LIGHT AND REAR TAIL LIGHT OPERATING FROM BATTERY

WEIGHT

50 LBS (23KG) + BATTERY 7-9 LBS (3-4KG)

FRAME SIZE

16 IN. (40.64)

AXLE TO AXLE

44 IN. (111.76CM)

HANDLEBARS

27 IN. (68.58CM)

BIKE WARRANTY

1 YEAR

Frame Color

Black, Steel Blue, Taupe

Battery Options

Standard 36V 10 AMP Hour Lithium Ion Battery, Upgraded 36V 15AMP Hour Lithium Ion Battery, Upgraded 48V 10 AMP Hour Lithium Ion Battery, Upgraded 48V 15 AMP Hour Lithium Ion Battery

2 reviews for 26″ Classic City Commuter

  1. Fred
    4 out of 5

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    I bought my City Commuter about two years ago and have done almost 1,000km on it. Most rides are 20km commuting round trips to work with some nasty hills.
    I opted for the 48 Volt system because I was afraid the 36 Volt system would not be able to keep up with my 115kg (250lbs) payload. I have not regretted that choice. The bike gets me comfortably up some pretty steep inclines with the speed still hitting 15-17 km/h while doing some moderate to heavy pedalling. I rarely use the throttle and the pedal assist is usually on 2 or 3 and for steep hills on 4; can’t recall every using level 5. How much I am depending on the motor I found out when my battery gave out (it was one of the recalled packs) mid-hill and I had to get off the bike a few times to finish the trip! Kudos to the Pedego customer service for the handling of this battery recall. The administrative part was smooth and delivery of the replacement battery pack was quick. Not so happy with the dealer who left me one voicemail with a vague message about a possible recall and never bothered to contact me again about it.

    Overall the bike delivers a smooth and comfortable ride. It has enough leeway in the adjustments to accommodate my 1.94m frame. The motor cuts in and out at the right time and the pedal assist at level 3 makes it easy to get up to 25-30 km/h on a flat road. In particular the acceleration help when starting from standstill is really nice. Battery stamina is quite impressive. The 48V/10AH battery has still approx. 70% left after pushing it hard on my 20km commute. The bike is stable at high speeds, getting up to 60km/h downhill without any stability issues. The disk brakes do a good job making sure I can still make the corner at the bottom of the hill. The battery pack is nicely integrated (and locked) into the rear carrier and slides in and out smoothly. The stand is solid and never has me wonder if the bike is going to fall over. The buttons of the computer display are a bit hard to press. The up button really needs some convincing to act but that could be an isolated incidence. It would have been nice if the rear carrier had a few more attachment points for cargo binders

    There are a few things that puzzle me a bit about a bike in this price class:
    – The grip shift for the Shimano 7-speed disintegrated after approx. 400km. The whole inside fell apart which isn’t that surprising because it is all plastic parts. Looks like somebody in the Pedego design department had been trying to save a few bucks. Luckily this happened just inside the one year warranty period so I returned the bike to the dealer. Apparently Pedego was not able to deliver a replacement grip shift so I am now riding around with the right grip shift from another bike that had to be mounted upside down to make it work. I can count from 1 to 7 upside down now. I leave it as it is because this upside down grip shift feels a lot more solid than the original (it says “SRAM Maxcomp”)
    Not sure if this is the dealer not really trying hard or Pedego completely making a mess of spare part but I am still flabbergasted about this amateur hour.
    – The lights on the bike are an afterthought. The battery pack has an integrated red rear light with very limited visibility and no settings for blinking. The front light is equally pathetic and stopped working after a few hundred kilometers. I can’t be bothered to try to find out what is wrong with it.

    Overall I am pleased with this bike. While researching electric bikes I was a bit skeptical about the ability to move somebody of my weight around in our hilly environment but that proved to be unfounded. Hopefully it will provide me with many more years of assisted riding.

  2. Mike Clyde
    5 out of 5

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    A RESPONSE TO FRED: Thanks for your detailed review, Fred and we’re glad you are getting so much enjoyment out of your bike! It sounds like you were supplied a non-Pedego aftermarket part to replace the old left-hand shifter. Pedego no longer uses that shifter (actually not a Shimano) due to a manufacturing change, which reduced the quality and caused failures like the one you experienced. Pedego uses a Shimano right-hand index shifter on all their bikes now. Let us know if you would like us to send out a replacement. Also, we noted your comments on the lights and you’ll be pleased to know that Pedego is also looking at upgrading the lighting system on the bikes, including a ‘flash’ function.

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