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Vancouver, Canada, February 25, 2019

DŌST Bikes - New Canadian eBikes Boast 120 mi/180 km Range on Single Charge

DŌST Bikes, Canada’s newest eBike company, is excited to announce their Mid-February launch. DŌST Bikes are designed in Canada especially for the North American market where regulations allow for much more powerful eBikes than in Europe. DŌST Bikes boast an ultra-long range (120 mi/180 km per charge) combined with a high-performance 750W mid-drive motor (500W in Canada) capable of speeds of 28 mph (45 km/h). Other key features include a throttle, rear rack with 100 lb capacity for utility & trekking and low-step frames for comfort. All bikes are “fully loaded” with prices starting at $2799 USD.

DŌST Bikes, Canada’s newest eBike company, is excited to announce their Mid-February launch. DŌST Bikes are designed in Canada especially for the North American market where regulations allow for much more powerful eBikes than in Europe. DŌST Bikes boast an ultra-long range (120 mi/180 km per charge) combined with a high-performance 750W mid-drive motor (500W in Canada) capable of speeds of 28 mph (45 km/h). Other key features include a throttle, rear rack with 100 lb capacity for utility & trekking and low-step frames for comfort. All bikes are “fully loaded” with prices starting at $2799 USD.

The combination of performance features and comparatively low price point has the industry taking notice: ElectricBikeReview.com - by far the industry's most popular eBike review site - recently released a “Riese & Muller Killer?” Youtube video shot at DŌST headquarters which garnered over 15,000 views in just a couple of weeks. It’s a reflection both of the hot eBike market and how hungry North American riders are for eBikes with more range, more power and more value than what established European luxury brands, like Riese & Muller, are offering.

Though the DŌST brand is new, the team has been in the industry since 2014, with founder Sam Atakhanov previously heading two prominent Canadian eBike companies before going out on his own. Here Sam discusses the company philosophy:

“Between the thousands of miles we ride ourselves, and the thousands of conversations we’ve had with our customers over the years we know what people want, but we just didn’t see any bikes out there that “ticked all the boxes”. For us the winning formula combines performance, utility and comfort, and that starts with the very first pencil sketch. It’s really unbelievable what a bike can do when you have so much battery capacity combined with such a powerful mid-drive motor on a purpose-built frame. Trekking, hauling capacity, hill-climbing, speed… it’s all there in one bike.”

DŌST will initially offer two hardtail designs (pictured): the Drop with a low-step frame and the Kope, a stiffer more traditional mid-step frame. Both bikes are available in one size to fit riders between 4’10” and 6’ and will offer these standard features:

  • Dual Battery System - The ultra-long range (120 mi/180 km) is made possible by a dual battery system - the primary battery is a Samsung 14 Ah (672 Wh) battery that’s integrated into the downtube for a sleek look and a nimble ride. For longer rides, carrying cargo or for high-speed excursions, simply attach the secondary battery (sold separately), a slightly smaller Samsung 11 Ah (528 Wh). Together the total capacity is 25 Ah (1200 Wh).
  • Powerful 750W Mid-drive Motor - The Bafang BBS02 mid-drive is one of the most powerful mid-drives available and puts out 120 Nm of torque. Known for being an indestructible workhorse, the Bafang offers Shift Sensing technology for smooth shifting and is completely rebuildable, perfect for DIY or when a dealer is far away.
  • Throttle + Pedal Assist - The motor is engaged either by pedalling or using the thumb throttle so riders can choose whether to pedal or not.
  • Integrated Rear Rack with 100 lb Capacity - The rear rack is welded on to reduce frame flex and designed to carry twice the weight of bolt-on racks. It’s universal so it fits most aftermarket accessories including panniers (including DOST panniers), kid seats, surf racks and more.
  • Fully Loaded Package - All DŌST Bikes are shipped “fully loaded” including: suspension fork, hydraulic front/rear disc brakes, puncture resistant Schwalbe Super Moto X tires (27.5” x 2.4”), integrated Spanninga front/rear LED lights, full coverage fenders, kickstand, chainguard, DŌST gel wide saddle with lifting handle, adjustable handlebars, eBike specific KMC anti-rust chain and more.

DŌST Bikes will be sold across North America through a network of dealers and directly to consumers through the DostBikes.com website, with free shipping in Canada and the continental USA. DŌST will be taking pre-orders starting in February and pre-order customers will start receiveing bikes in May.

DŌST Bikes is a registered trademark, a Canadian registered corporation.

DŌST Bikes
Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada

For more information, please contact Sam Atakhanov by email: sam@dostbikes.com

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