The Tektro Novela mechanical disc
brakes were more than enough to
stop us when we were distracted for a
moment and needed to stop tout suite.
Knowing how well the brakes worked
gave us the con;dence to ride faster.
Tektro adjustable levers offer riders a
range of distance for the lever blade to
;t any size hand. There are no cut-off
switches in these brakes, though we
never felt like they would be needed.
Shifting the rear derailleur is done
with a trigger lever with a visible display
to let you know what gear you are in.
With a 350-watt motor, you’ll be going
through the range of gears regularly but
The Coeus may not be the most
powerful or thrilling bike we’ve ridden,
but it’s a great ride with enough power
to get you where you’re going with no
sweat. The bike has plenty of range, and
it’s all wrapped up in a budget-friendly
price. The palpable lightness is a great
feature for walk-up apartment dwellers.
They didn’t skimp on components to
meet a price point; there are good-qual-ity parts on the bike that you can feel
during the ride. It’s a lot of bike for two
grand, and it draws attention for its
looks, not its electrics. It’s a well-balanced, inexpensive and truly fun e-bike
to cruise around on. ■
Wheels: 26 inches
Tires: Kenda Komfort
Motor: 36V, 350W
Battery: Li-ion 36V, 8. 7 Ah
Controls: 5-level pedal assist
Charge time: 3 hours
Top speed: 20 mph
Range: 30 miles, depending on riding
style, load and terrain
Drive: Shimano 7-speed
Brakes: Tektro Novela mechanical disc
Weight: 41 lb.
Sizes: Small, medium, extra large
Color choices: Blue, green, black
The Coeus has some really elegant touches that you’d expect on more expensive
bikes, like internal cable routing.
The hub motor is so small that you don’t
notice it behind the six-speed cassette.
Keeping things minimalistic also adds to
the palpable lightness of the bike.