If you’re looking for an economical and eco-friendly way to get around town or around town, check out this electric bike deal. REI has slashed the $2,699 list price of the Co-op Cycles CTY e2.2 e-bike by $540—that’s a 20% savings when you buy it for $2,159 during this sale. The manufacturer is discontinuing this model, but that shouldn’t deter you from taking advantage of the excellent deal on a rugged e-bike with REI’s Coast to Coast support. The only downside is that supplies are limited and they don’t do anything anymore, so don’t lose.
If you read e-bike reviews, you know that the wide range of e-bike designs, top speed, and range can vary greatly depending on the primary intended use of the e-bike. Co-op Cycle’s CTY e2.2 is built on a rugged 6061 aluminum frame suited to the varied challenges of urban cycling. The CTY features a mid-drive, 250-watt Shimano electric motor. Mid-drive motors have the advantage of smooth and relatively quiet operation. A 36-volt, 504-watt-hour Shimano battery pumps out 60 Newton meters of torque to accelerate faster and help you navigate curbs, hills and upgrades. The CTY e2.2 engine is an upgrade from the previous CTY e2.1 model. The e2.2 also adds wings and improved range, up to 50 miles per charge.
The CTY e2.2 is a Class 1 e-bike, which means you can enjoy electric assistance while pedaling, with a top speed limited to 20 miles per hour. You can ride the bike without the electric boost and just use the assist when pulling away from a stop or on tough inclines if you still want to get a good workout while riding. You can’t power this bike with a throttle; the power supply is only available when you are pedaling. Like all top e-bikes, the CTY e2.2 features front and rear hydraulic disc brakes for smooth, powerful stopping power. Its Suntour front fork suspension can take out some of the bump if you hit potholes, rocks, or curbs while riding, but the 1.95-inch tires don’t offer the extra cushioning that you can get with bigger tires. The bike is equipped with a standard rear rack, which makes it easy to attach panniers or baskets for carrying groceries or packages. When you buy REI’s CTY e2.2 online, you get the significant benefits of free bike assembly, in-store or curbside pickup, and a year of free tuning. All bikes need periodic adjustments, so it’s important that you can get help from experts at REI stores nationwide.
The Co-op Cycles CTY e2.2 e-bike is not designed for off-road boondocking, mountain biking, or touring. With its relatively narrow tires, it’s not a beach bike either. But, in these times of expensive gasoline, the CTY e2.2 is an eco-friendly alternative for city and town commuting for one person. Available in three sizes, the Co-op Cycles CTY e2.2 is currently $540 at REI for $2,159 instead of the usual $2,699. Hurry to take advantage of this offer of electric bikes before they sell out.