Designed from the ground up as a women’s electric utility bike, the Charge Comfort 2 is like a pair of sensible canvas shoes that will last for years while still looking good.
All Charge e-bikes have a handlebar that can be folded horizontally with the frame and foldable pedals to minimize space when stored. The Charge Comfort 2 also has 2.6” tires that will handle mixed-use paths and mild overlanding well, though don’t throw it down a mountain track. Instead, it’s best for pottering around town on a family ride with the kids or grandkids.
The 250W rear hub Bafang motor is reliable and provides just the power you need to handle even San Francisco’s legendary hills. It’s powered by a 418-watt-hour rack-mounted battery that offers plenty of range for your needs.
You have the choice of using throttle or pedal assist depending on your energy levels. On throttle alone, you’ll get 15 miles of range, and on pedal assist, typically 30 miles.
Reasons to Buy
Designed by women for women, the Charge Comfort 2 is one of the best electric bikes for women on the road. Its thoughtful, sensible design makes it ideal for riding about town. And with its folding elements, it won’t take as much space in the garage as many other e-bikes. The step-through frame design allows someone wearing a dress to ride it, or perhaps those who lack the mobility to get astride a high crossbar.
Things to Consider
Charge makes different e-bikes for different occasions. Where the Charge XC is for overlanding and the City is for commuting, the Comfort 2 is for utility runs and going to visit friends. As such, this isn’t a bike for big mileage commuting or serious overlanding. It’s very much in the middle ground and best for recreationists only.