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While Charge Bikes are relatively new in the bustling electric bicycle market, the company has deep roots in the world of two-wheeled transportation. Created and owned by the company that makes Cannondale bikes, Charge was born with the idea that there is plenty of room for innovation and improvement in the eBike market of the 21st century.
Among the three basic models Charge offers, the XC is the eBike with off-road potential built into its design. Starting with mountain bike geometry that places the rider high in the saddle and upright, then adding tall 29″ wheels, makes the XC capable of tackling dirt trails and some unpredictable surfaces with ease. The front suspension fork smooths out the rough spots and the sturdy (but not super fat) 2.25″ tires are ideal for a range of surfaces from pavement to gravel to sand or loose dirt.
Everything about Charge bikes is well thought out and carefully designed, and the XC is no exception. From recyclable packaging materials and carefully avoiding plastic waste to an excellent range of accessories that come standard at no extra cost, the folks at Charge have thought through everything an eBike customer could want. Like all Charge bikes, XC has a hidden superpower that makes it ideal for urban dwellers in tight spaces—the handlebars fold 90 degrees, and the pedals snap up to minimize the bike’s width dramatically for storage.
Tall 29″ Wheels
Tall 29″ wheels provide efficient roll on the XC, and a front suspension fork with 100mm travel and lockout lets you easily handle bumps. Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear give quick and responsive braking power.
Automatic Tire Sensors
Goodyear all-terrain tires protect against flats with a nice all-conditions tread pattern designed for roads and off-road terrains like loose dirt or gravel. In addition, all Charge bikes come equipped with automatic tire sensors—tire air pressure is indicated as green, meaning suitable for riding, or red, showing that air is needed in the tubes.
A mid-drive 250-watt Shimano motor provides an excellent weight-to-power ratio. In addition, the 8-speed drivetrain with a Shimano Rapidfire shifter features an optical gear display to easily keep tabs on the gear you’re currently riding in.
Removable Battery for Easy Charging
Integrated battery housing gives the XC a sleek look with a widened down tube concealing a Shimano 36V, 14Ah battery that is easily removable for off-bike charging. A provided 2 Amp Smart Charger powers the battery safely back to full Charge in a few hours.
Three Pedal Assist Modes
Three pedal assist modes give you a choice of power you want with your ride. There’s also a walk-assist mode for times you’ll be walking alongside your bike but want it to continue to be propelled, such as when you’ve got a flat tire, for example. With no throttle, the XC relies on the rider to provide the pedal power to get going, and then the selected assist mode kicks in to add extra power to the pedaling.
The Charge XC is a lot of eBike for a reasonable price. True, some bikes seem similar on the surface, available for around a thousand bucks or so, less than half the cost of an XC, but most of them cut corners in ways not seen here.
From the mid-drive motor to the full range of Shimano components, Charge XC is well-built with reliable parts that add up to a solid value. Like all Charge models, the company thinks of including practical features, like a rear rack, front and rear fenders, and integrated LED lights front and rear.
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