Momentum, a member of the Giant Bicycle family, has launched the Cito E+ utility ebike, providing a car-replacement option for individuals looking to commute, run errands, or transport children without the hassle of driving a car.
While the Cito E+ may not completely replace a car for all journeys, it offers a convenient and eco-friendly alternative for certain trips, especially in favorable weather conditions or when ferrying a smaller number of passengers. Equipped with a powerful 750-W rear-hub motor, this ebike boasts 80 Nm (59 lb.ft) of torque and three pedal-assist levels, allowing riders to cruise at speeds of up to 28 mph (45 km/h). Additionally, the bike features an 8-speed gearset, ensuring a smooth and efficient riding experience. The 780-Wh battery, comprising Panasonic 22700 cells, provides a range of up to 75 miles (120 km) on a single charge, depending on the selected pedal-assist level.
One notable feature of the Cito E+ is the thumb throttle, which allows riders to reach speeds of up to 20 mph (32 km/h) without pedaling for distances of up to 30 miles (48 km). Moreover, by utilizing the eco mode, riders can extend the range to approximately 45 miles (72 km) by opting for a slower speed.
The aluminum frame of the Cito E+ is designed as a low-step model, providing easy access for riders. However, customers also have the option to add a top bar with a built-in storage compartment, enhancing the bike’s functionality. The inclusion of a lock-out suspension fork with 60 mm of travel ensures a comfortable ride over various terrains. Furthermore, the rear rack of this cargo ebike can support a weight of up to 132 lb (~60 kg) and is spacious enough to accommodate two child seats. Overall, the bike has a maximum carrying capacity of 408 lb (185 kg), including the rider. For additional storage, a front rack can be added as an optional feature.
The Cito E+ is equipped with 20-inch double-wall aluminum rims and 4-inch-wide CST fat tires, providing excellent stability and traction. The Tektro four-piston hydraulic brakes offer reliable stopping power, ensuring the safety of the rider and cargo. Daytime visibility and nighttime travel are enhanced by a powerful 1,900-lumen LED headlight, braking tail-light, and turn signaling features. Additionally, the bike can be conveniently stored upright by resting it on the rear wheel and rack.
The Cito E+ utility ebike is now available for purchase, with a suggested retail price of $3,200. While it falls within a similar price range as Specialized’s Globe Haul LT, it is relatively more expensive than Rattan’s dual-battery Quercus. With its versatility, practicality, and eco-friendliness, the Cito E+ is an attractive option for individuals seeking a sustainable mode of transportation for their daily needs.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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