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Easy rider: GenZe's new electric bicycle

With a step-through frame and a powerful motor, the GenZe e202 makes riding more accessible.

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Wayne Cunningham
GenZe e202 electric bicycle
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GenZe offers its new generation of electric bicycles, the 200 series. The model shown here is the e202, with a step-through frame. The e201 adds a top-tube.

GenZe e202 electric bicycle
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GenZe says the e202 will go 20 miles under its own power, or 30 to 50 miles under boost mode, in which the rider also pedals.

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The lithium-ion battery, integrated into the frame, can be removed and takes 3.5 hours to charge from empty to full.

GenZe e202 electric bicycle
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The GenZe e202 weighs about 46 pounds, too heavy to carry for long distances.

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The e202 and e201 e-bikes can be had with a 16- or 18-inch frame.

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Wide, ergonomic grips increase riding comfort, and GenZe includes the universal smartphone mount on the handlebars.

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This control pod lets the rider choose boost modes. The control pod also has a USB port so riders can keep their phones charged.

GenZe e202 electric bicycle
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This display, integrated into the frame, can't be stolen, and shows battery level, boost mode and speed.

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With its 2x26-inch tires, the e202 is designed as a city commuter bike.

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The battery pack integrates into the frame, and can be removed for charging.

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The rear hub contains a 350-watt motor, while an eight-speed cassette lets you set mechanical assistance to your pedaling.

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The e202 and e201 use disc brakes.

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Although the base model does not include a suspension, GenZe says that buyers can opt for front shocks.

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The base cost for the GenZe e202 is $1,899, a good price for the integration of electric components and features.

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Front disc brakes are less prone to slip than caliper brakes on the wheel rim.

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GenZe will also make an app available which connects to the bicycle over Bluetooth.

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