SEATTLE (BRAIN) — REI introduced three new fashions to its Co-op Cycles lineup: a fat-tire mountain bike and two commuter e-bikes. The co-op additionally introduced extra bicycle store e-bike service capabilities.
DRT 4.1 fat-tire mountain bike
The DRT 4.1 ($1,299) is a rigid-designed mountain bike constructed on a 6061 aluminum body and 6061 aluminum fork with 26-inch wheels. It options SRAM elements X1 100 Eagle DUB fats 5 crankset, DUB English BSA 100mm fats backside bracket, SX Eagle 12-speed sifters, SX Eagle 12-speed rear derailleur, and Eagle 11-50t, 12-speed cassette. The brakes are Shimano Acera MT-400 hydraulic disc with Shimano levers. It has a 15mm thru-axle entrance hub, 12mm thru-axle rear hub, and 26×4.8 inch tires.
CTY e2.1 and a couple of.2 e-bikes
Each fashions share the body and geometry and include an built-in rack, low stand-over, entrance suspension, and Shimano motor and battery.
The CTY e2.1 ($1,799) is a Class 1 pedal help bike with 20 mph most velocity and 6061 aluminum mid-motor body and built-in rack. It encompasses a 75mm journey Suntour fork, hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Acera/Alivio drivetrain and 27.5×1.95 Schwalbe tires. The three energy modes embrace a stroll mode and a 50-mile pedal help vary. It weighs 50.5 kilos. The Shimano E5000 250W motor has 40Nm max torque output with a Shimano E8014 36V/418Wh battery, that includes 6 1/2-hour cost time.
The CTY e2.2 ($2,199) consists of all the e2.1 specs however provides entrance and rear fenders, a Shimano E6100 250W motor with 60 Nm max torque output and a Shimano E8010 36V/504Wh battery with a four-hour cost time.
REI bike/e-bike store companies
A full-service bike retailer and vendor, REI is staffed with grasp technicians who’re Barnett Bicycle Institute licensed. Along with common tuneups and upkeep, REI additionally offers full companies for e-bikes, together with diagnostic companies for many main e-bike manufacturers, together with all e-bikes it carries.
All bicycles offered embrace a free tune-up. Prospects who buy any bike qualify for a free tune-up inside 20 hours of use or six months from buy, whichever comes first.
REI digital bicycle experience
Most REI shops are open and supply curbside pick-up and drop-off companies, and for many who want to not go to throughout the pandemic, it options suggestions just about by YouTube movies and Co-op Journal tales.
The place to experience
Co-op Cycles’ e-bikes are categorized as Class 1 and don’t embrace a throttle. Usually, Class 1 bikes can go anyplace different bikes can go, however legal guidelines differ from state to state.
PeopleForBikes, the voice for bicycle advocacy in America, is making it simpler for patrons to decipher native legal guidelines and discover close by rides and routes. This 12 months the nonprofit group launched Ride Spot, a platform offering tremendous easy on-screen route navigation with turn-by-turn instructions and customizable maps and photograph capabilities for sharing with household or mates. REI and PeopleForBikes have collaborated to incorporate native experience playing cards with primary route info, a map, and a QR code to share new rider-friendly native routes. Experience playing cards may be discovered in lots of REI shops, or sign-up for native route info on-line at ridespot.org.