Review: Easy Motion Evo City Pro

For a couple of months now, the 2018 Evo City Pro has been on the floor of our shop, and every time I pass it, it reminds me of last year when I rode the 2017 version of the same bike. It was my first year riding e-bikes – definitely an eye-opening experience. And I loved the Evo City Pro.

Between then and now I’ve tried a number of different e-bikes and written about them, and frankly, I find them all awesome. Each has its own ‘feel’ and purpose and overall, they’re an important part of the transition to an e-mobility society. But the City Pro’s power stands out.

A demonstration of the City Pro’s power was proven to one of our senior bike consultants the other night. Now Mike is one of those guys who has been riding forever; loves his bikes, loves riding. Perhaps rivalling his love of riding bicycles is his passion for sports; sports in general but hockey specifically, especially at this time of year, more especially when his Jets are playing.

One day after his shift in the shop, Mike’s Jets were playing (playoffs) and the wheels were whirling as he thought about the best way to get home quickly so as not to miss much of the game. The slow parts of his commute are the hills so he cagily asked what e-bike he should ‘learn about.’

Staff Pros are encouraged to ride different bikes to learn about their attributes as well as draw-backs in order to serve our customers better – I suggested he try the City Pro.

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The following morning Mike wasn’t happy with the outcome of the game but he did report that the bike was a power house of efficiency. He got home in record time on two wheels.

So after working a later-than-usual shift one night, and knowing I had to return again in the morning, I decided to reacquaint myself with the City Pro. Last summer’s memories flooded back the moment I started pedalling as the power of the rear-hub 500 watt motor kicked in.

Like all e-bikes, the City Pro is fun to ride, but after riding it once again it occurred to me that it really has almost a singular purpose, it’s designed to replace a car in the city. Hence the name.

Of course, the City Pro is more than just a commuter. The bike’s rack has three strong bungee cords to provide one level of utility, and the high quality Racktime unit is designed to hold a variety of bike bags to increase the bike’s ability to replace the need for many car trips.! !

This is what you need to know about the City Pro and why it’s so good at what it does;

  • It comes in two sizes, medium (20”) and large (22”)
  • Efficient seating position with comfort saddle and adjustable handle bar stem
  • Shimano Alivio derailleur with 24 gears
  • Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Suntour NEX HLO front suspension fork
  • 600Wh battery (120+ km per charge)
  • 500W rear hub motor featuring thru axle design (easily remove rear wheel)
  • Multi-function display w/ range, distance, speed, time, assistance, and more
  • Four levels of assist plus power-on-demand (throttle)
  • Torque 20% higher than 2017 – peak power 860W
  • Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty

Also important to know; the battery can be charged while on the bike or off, and provides a rapid charge reaching 80% of capacity in 2 hours. Importantly, the battery will have a maximum deterioration of 20% after 500 complete charge and discharge cycles (30,000+ km).

The last part of this picture is the look of the Evo City Pro – a blend of classic meets innovation.

The only thing you need to know about the bike’s look is that it gets compliments. While riding over to pick up some odds and ends in the neighbourhood, I was stopped at a light when young man on the sidewalk commented on how good my bike looked, and asked me to confirm it was indeed an e-bike. His questions were knowledge-based and he affirmed its modern design, recognizing the progress that has occurred in e-bikes. So yeah, it looks great.

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More and more people are getting out of their cars and biking to work. To help with this goal, more and more people are buying e-bikes to lower their commute costs and heighten their happiness quotient. If you too are thinking about joining the e-mobility revolution by getting your own e-bike, the Evo City Pro from Easy Motion should be a high consideration. ! !

Enjoy Your City.

See you out there,!

Cycling The 6ix!

#RideTheFuture

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