The low-step version of the DŌST Kope, the Drop is a low-step long-distance e-bike. The single-battery version has a 672 Wh battery, but we suggest upgrading to the dual battery system with 1.34kW of battery. Even with the increased weight that brings the bike up to 75 lbs, this setup can still give you a 100-mile daily cycling range with a lighter rider and flatter terrain.
A 750W Bafang motor offers up to 120 Nm of torque and should still be able to kick like a mule even on a steep hill, even if you’re maxing out the 100 lbs payload on the integrated rack.
The transmission is another interesting element of this electric bike. It’s an Enviolo continuous variable transmission (CVT) system that offers an unlimited set of ratios. At the same time, the carbon belt drive requires almost no maintenance relative to that of a chain drive system. The sealed hub gear system is one of those parts that might outlast the bike with zero maintenance.
As a commuter or long-distance trekking bike, the DŌST Drop has a rack capable of carrying a good load, fenders, and lights for riding in low light and in inclement weather. It can be set up as a Class 3 speed or a Class 2 throttle-supported e-bike according to your needs.
Reasons to Buy
Though not the most efficient electric bike on the market in terms of battery power to range, the DŌST Drop is up there among the longest-range street-legal e-bikes. That’ll allow those who enjoy long rides at weekends or over a holiday to maximize their mileage. For those who might want to commute 40 miles to work at higher speeds, this is also a serious electric bike to consider.
Things to Consider
As a low-step electric bike, the lack of a crossbar should enable you to get your foot easily through the frame. However, in dual battery mode, the second battery may impede easy movement of the foot without a little twisting. Other than that, this is a very easy e-bike to maintain and will do thousands of miles without much looking after.