Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 Review

Quick Jump Links: Full List of Specs | What’s good | What’s not so good | Our Verdict

Where to buy 💵

$1,499.00 REI.com

Brakes: 8.9 | Motor: 8.5 | Drivetrain: 8.5 | Range: 7.0

YesCycling Score – 7.9/10

Full List of Specs 🔧

AttributeValue
Best UseRecreational Cycling
E-Bike ClassificationClass 1: pedal assist up to 20 mph
MotorBafang 350W with Bafang 36V/11.6AH removable battery
Motor TypeGeared Hub
Motor Torque (Nm)80 Newton meters
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity (Wh)417 watt hours
Battery RemovableYes
Charge Time (hrs)7 hours
Pedal Assist Range30-40 miles
Frame6061 aluminum
Step-ThroughYes
Bike SuspensionFront Suspension
ForkSR Suntour SF20 Mobie A32 Cargo with 1-1/8 in. x 1-1/2 in. tapered steer tube and preload adjustment
Fork Travel70 millimeters
CranksetAlloy with 48T steel chainring
Bottom BracketBafang
ShiftersShimano Altus, EZ-Fire, 7-speed
Rear DerailleurShimano Altus, 7-speed
Rear Cogs11-34T 7-speed freewheel
Number of Gears7 gear(s)
Brake TypeHydraulic Disc Brake
BrakesTektro Hydraulic with 180 mm rotors
Brake LeversTektro
RimsCo-op Cycles double-wall, 36h
Front Hub15 mm thru-axle 36-hole alloy
Rear Hub36 hole
Wheel Size20 inches
TiresSchwalbe Super-Moto-X with Double Defense GreenGuard puncture protection
Tire Width2.4 inches
Handlebar ShapeRiser Bar
HandlebarCo-op Cycles 6061 aluminum
StemPromax HQ adjustable
Seat PostCo-op Cycles aluminum
SaddleCo-op Cycles Comfort Plus with memory foam
PedalsFPD alloy
Headset1-1/8 in. x 1-1/2 in. threadless
ChainKMC for e-bike
Weight54 pounds
Bike WeightBike weight is based on median size, as sold, or the average of two median sizes
GenderUnisex

What’s good 👍

  • Fun and snappy performance initially
  • Suitable for recreational cycling and commuting
  • Pedal-assist feature provides assistance during rides
  • Good battery life and range
  • Front suspension for a smoother ride
  • Comfortable saddle with memory foam
  • Suitable for both shorter and taller riders
  • Can accommodate accessories like trailers
  • Intuitive to use for novice cyclists

What’s not so good 👎

  • Poor build quality, with components breaking easily
  • Lack of replacement parts, including the headlight
  • Corroding battery terminal connectors
  • Difficulty in finding specific accessories for the bike
  • Limited availability of replacement tubes
  • Undergeared, resulting in limited top speed and low resistance
  • Heavy weight, making it difficult to transport
  • Challenges with stopping and starting due to pedal assist
  • Additional expenses for accessories and upgrades

Our Verdict 🎗

Should you buy it, avoid it or shortlist it?

We think that you should avoid it.

Based on the feedback and customer concerns, it is advisable to avoid purchasing this particular e-bike. The reported issues with component durability, lack of replacement parts, difficulties in finding accessories, and underwhelming performance outweigh the initial positive experiences.

Considering the availability of other e-bikes with better build quality and customer satisfaction, it is recommended to explore alternative options and avoid this particular model.

Read about alternatives: Best Electric Bikes for Seniors

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