The Urban Evo 2 is a new e-bike from Bulls, which is designed for zipping around the city and comes with an extensive range of features. Bulls does not use the usual suspension fork for trekking e-bikes, but rather a rigid fork.
Bike manufacturer Bulls has introduced a new e-bike, the Urban Evo 2, which is designed for use in the city, namely for typical commutes and everyday errands. The model is equipped with lights and a luggage rack, allowing for the transport of backpacks and other light luggage. Mudguards made of aluminum also make the Urban Evo 2 usable in less-than-ideal weather conditions. The Schwalbe G-One Overlang Evo tires also promise good traction. However, in contrast to most trekking bikes, Bulls does not opt for suspension fork for the Urban Evo 2, but rather a rigid fork, which means that riding on cobblestones is not quite as comfortable.
Bulls doesn’t install a mid-motor, but rather a hub motor. The Bafang H600 has a torque of 30 Nm and is intended to provide support up to a speed of 25 km/h. 160 millimeter brake discs are at the front and rear: the Tektro HD-280 disc brakes operate hydraulically and are intended to allow the bike to be reliably decelerated in a controlled manner and, if necessary, very strongly.
Gears are not lacking, as Bulls uses a Shimano Deore 10-gear derailleur. As for the battery, which is integrated into the frame and makes for a discreet appearance, it offers a capacity of 520 Wh and should be replaceable. The permissible total weight is 135 kg (297 lb). The bike will be available from January 2024, with a RRP of EUR 3599 (~US$ 3877).
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