A direct rival to Netherlands-based VanMoof e-bikes in nearly every way, the Cowboy 4 ST is an undoubtedly beautiful e-bike to look at. Riding it will catch some envious looks as its extremely modern appearance is a statement in its own right.
This bike does more than just look the part, with numerous high-tech features. For example, it has smartphone controls that let you manage the bike’s riding — all while your phone charges wirelessly.
Belt-driven instead of chain-driven, the Cowboy 4 ST is extremely low maintenance, too. Where you’d change the chain every 1,000 miles or so on most e-bikes, the carbon belt on this e-bike will hardly ever need to be changed.
Riding in an upright position, you’ll be comfortable for every one of the 43.5 miles it will reach in range. This is a hyper-modern electric bike in every way.
Reasons to Buy
If you’re the sort where looks are a big part of what you do, look no further than the Cowboy 4 ST. It’s a prizewinner in appearance, from its color scheme to its fine lines.
The tech on board includes GPS-tag-enabled theft protection, auto locking and unlocking, and an ultramodern carbon belt drive system. It also has an auto-lock system that prevents it from operating when your smartphone isn’t in place.
We recommend you add the optional rack. That’ll make this a complete city e-bike by allowing you to carry your top-end laptop to your networking events and workplace.
Things to Consider
Many of the best electric bikes have a mid-drive motor. Cowboy e-bikes have rear-hub motors. This reduces weight but also impacts the natural feel of the ride. Also, the battery sits in the seatpost (not downtube) and may impact the bike’s center of gravity compared to other e-bikes of this technological specification.