The CityZen is both an embrace of and a departure from the classic Dutch bike.
In many ways, the CityZen looks like a street bike you would find in any big US city - narrow tires, a dropped top tube for easy dismount, flat bars and disc brakes. All of which speak to a bike that is oriented towards performance and efficiency.
However, when you look a little closer, the Dutch origins shine through. The CityZen features a protective chain guard (unique among our Bosch middle motor equipped bikes), full fenders, integrated lighting and a cafe lock for quick runs into the shop or cafe.
The Bosch Performance Line motor paired with the latest 500Wh PowerPack is among the most reliable of electric motor systems, and an amazing climber. On a bike like the CityZen, the Bosch motor will level any hill in San Francisco.
Considering carrying a child by bike? The CityZen has the ride characteristics and power to make kid hauling safe and fun.
The stock rear rack can be modified to work with a Yepp child seat, and the bike frame should work with just about any child trailer.
Of course, if carrying stuff by bike is more up your alley, the rear rack is ready to carry all styles of rear panniers.
The Shimano Deore 10-Speed derailleur makes shifting simple. The Bosch motor's integrated shift sensor will keep the ride feeling smooth and natural.
Quality Schwalbe tires, integrated lighting, comfy seat and grips round out this unique package that may just be be your ideal commuter if you enjoy a sporty ride feel.
|Tire||Schwalbe Spicer, 35-622|
|Seat Post||Concept EX|
|Brake||Shimano BR-M355 Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Transmission||Shimano Deore 10-Speed|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore 10-Speed|
|Handlebars||FSA XC180, 31.8mm|
|Motor||Bosch Performance Line drive|
|Power Pack||Bosch Powerpack 500 Wh|
|Ride Mode||Torque Sensed Pedal Assist|
|Max Range||60 miles|
|Top Motor Assist Speed||20 mph|
|Front Light||AXA BlueLine|
|Rear Carry Rack||yes|