Looking for the ultimate commuter bike? This is it.
When you’re shopping for new sporting equipment, you often get a sense of how a particular product might stack up to the competition based on its name. Whether it’s a new tennis racket or set of golf clubs, when the moniker says something like ‘pro model’ then you expect it’s top-of-the-line, right? It should offer the best performance and everything you could ever want or need out of it.
If what you’re looking for is a ‘pro’ electric bike, then you may well be excited to take a look at the E3 Protour. So what makes it stand out from the crowd of other ebikes on the market? Well, it’s more than just a bike really. It’s designed and outfitted so you can comfortably and seamlessly migrate your hectic, modern lifestyle to one that makes bike riding part of your daily routine.
Connectivity is the cornerstone of our fast-paced society today and lots of folks rely on their ability to communicate whenever the need arises. In many instances that includes making conference calls in the car on the way to work or texting on the go. Running late and need to let someone know? We’ve all been there and having the cell phone handy, especially hands-free, can really get you out of a jam and keep your busy life on track. But what does this have to do with bikes?
How would you feel about an electric bike that lets you make hands-free calls on the go? The Protour is integrated with a new product from connected bicycling pioneer COBI to let you do just that. The COBI application loaded onto your smart phone is not only the Protour’s electric bike controls and display, but it also allows you to stay connected to all of your smart phone’s functionality, even while riding your bike.
The COBI unit docks directly on the Protour handle bar. It syncs with your smart phone via Bluetooth, just like in your car. The founders of this innovative company came from the automotive industry, but they are also bike enthusiasts. They wanted to adapt the same kind of connectivity that they had grown to rely on their cars so they could also use it on their bikes. They envisioned a day when people could turn their ordinary bikes into connected smart bikes, and now that day is here.
Beyond just allowing you to make hands-free calls from your electric bike, COBI also bundles a full range of functions that can help you on your ride. Imagine turn-by-turn navigation, local weather updates, automated lighting systems including turn signals, music control and fitness tracking. All this and more can easily be enjoyed from a simple handlebar mounted thumb controller. Keep your hands safely on the bars at all times with no more phone fumbling!
Along with COBI, the IZIP E3 Protour boasts impressive technology. The powerful TranzX Centerdrive 500W motor is on the leading edge of ebike systems and is at the heart of the bike’s speed and range. Powered by a state-of-the-art Lithium-ion battery, this Class 3 electric bike will help you pedal up to 28 mph! You can control the amount of pedal assist you want via the COBI handlebar-mounted thumb pad, and depending on how you choose to regulate it, you can enjoy a range of up to 35 miles before needing to recharge the battery. That’s a lot of riding!
There is also a full complement of features to round out the Protour and place it at the top of the electric bike pyramid. Performance engineered, hydraulic disc brakes give the bike the necessary stopping power to slow down quickly and safely maneuver in busy city traffic. Front and rear lights provide visibility during the day or night. The structural rear rack and stable rear mount kickstand lend convenience, letting you load up your belongings without the bike tipping over. And in the event the weather takes an unfortunate turn on you, the sturdy full fenders keep road spray from the tires from soaking you from the bottom up.
The Protour rolls so much into one package that it’s hard to want for anything more in an electric bike. The top speeds will have you flowing with city traffic and you can do it comfortably dry while talking to friends or listening to your favorite playlist on your smart phone. If what you’re looking for is the super commuter pro model, then this is it.