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The Pedego City Commuter bike is a heavy but zippy electric bike.

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The battery power travels discreetly through cables along the down tube and back to the rear hub.

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A chain guard keeps pantlegs out of the front chainring, but it rattles a bit and makes it harder to remount the chain if it bounces off the gear.

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The Pedego City Commuter bike has an adjustable stem for positioning the handlebars in a lower, aerodynamic position or a more upright stance.

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It comes with beefy 2.15-inch Schwalbe Big Ben tires that handle sketchy roads with no trouble. This model uses 26-inch heels but Pedego also sells a smaller folding commuter bike and a traditional model with 28-inch wheels.

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Traditional cyclists won't like the wide, spongy Pedego City Commuter bike seat, but ordinary folks probably won't mind sitting atop it.

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One perk of electric bikes: Big batteries mean bright headlights. This one is built in.

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With a starting price of nearly $2,600, the Pedego City Commuter bike is a serious investment, but it's a lot cheaper than a car if it fits your lifestyle.

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You'll appreciate the Pedego City Commuter bike's kickstand when parking the bike.

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The Pedego City Commuter comes with effective and nicely modulated SRAM Avid BB7 disc brakes.

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One option for the Pedego City Commuter is sparkling iridescent paint.

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For a continuous power boost, twist the throttle in your right-hand grip. A traditional rear derailleur shifter controls gearing.

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The Pedego City Commuter bike has a quick-release seatpost adjustment to set the seat hight at the right length. Careful in theft-prone areas, though.

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The Pedego City Commuter packs its taillight-equipped battery on a built-in rear rack. You can remove the battery or charge it in place. Batteries are available in 36- and 48-volt options with 10- or 15-Amp-hour capacities.

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Pedego drops power-plug references into its logo.

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At 57 pounds -- 59 pounds with the longer-range battery -- you'll feel it lifting the City Commuter up stairs or onto a train.

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The Pedego City Commuter has a speedometer and odometer, but the best use is the + and - buttons to change the pedal-assist power boost level.

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The Pedego City Commuter builds its motor into the rear hub. Also included is a 7-speed derailleur, useful on steeper hills and to find the right balance of leg and battery power.

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