Dost, a Canadian e-bike manufacturer, has been in the business of producing useful and practical electric bikes since 2019. The Crate Cargo Electric Bike has now been introduced by the business.
The rear-mounted cargo area design of the Dost Crate Cargo Electric Bike. Because of this, despite being a cargo bike, there is no extended rack at the front, maintaining the bike's's appearance and keeping it clean.
The Dost Crate's's design is made up of a rigid 6061 fork and square-tube 6062 aluminum frame at its core. The bike also has a modular design with points of attachment for several practical accessories that can be easily added or removed, including panniers, passenger seats, and rear baskets.
The 750 watts Bafang M600 mid-drive motor powers the electric bike. The motor's's maximum torque rating of 125 Nm should enable easy ascent of steep hills. A throttle that enables riders to move around without using the pedals and a torque sensor for pedal assistance are also included. The bike can carry up to 440 pounds of weight.
The Crate has two battery options: a single battery option that can travel up to 60 miles, and two batteries that double the riding range to 120 miles. For maximum performance and efficiency, the bike also has an Enviolo CVT automatic gearbox. The transmission automatically chooses the most effective ratio based on the motor's's power output. For cyclists who prefer manual shifting, there is also a manual mode.
A brake light, taillight, and 100-lux LED headlight with high and low bean settings are also included in the new Dost Crate's's comprehensive lighting system. A kickstand and a multi-color LCD screen that show important ride information like battery status, riding modes, and distance traveled are also included on the bike.
The single-battery version of the e-bike is anticipated to cost$ 4,999, while the dual-bench version will cost$ 699 more. The Dost Crate is currently available for pre-orders for$ 500, but shipping is anticipated to begin in December 2023.