Charge Comfort 2

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
Watts
250 W
Torque
45 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 11.6Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
Weight
55 lb
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Charge Comfort 2. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

13 reasons to buy

  • Testers appreciate the smooth, gentle motor assistance that makes the Comfort 2 easy to control.
  • The integrated rear rack is rated for 55lb. Experts appreciate the ability to carry a child seat.
  • The bike features front and rear lights, full-coverage fenders, and a "loud" electronic horn.
  • The tire pressure sensors make it easy to verify optimum tire pressure.
  • Testers applaud the folding pedals and swiveling handlebars, which reduce the bike's footprint for tidier storage.
  • The 300lb rider capacity and 55lb cargo capacity impress reviewers, given the bike's relatively light 55lb weight.
  • Experts agree this bike is particularly easy to assemble. It arrives 90 percent complete with simple instructions and "clever" packaging.
  • The Comfort 2 fits riders from 4'11" to 6'3".
  • With the battery mounted on the rear rack, the Comfort 2 is a true step-through design, easy to get on and off.
  • A tester praises the bike as very comfortable to ride "for hours."
  • Experts say the tidy cables and internal cable routing give it a clean, premium look.
  • A reviewer applauds the "solid" build quality, adding that nothing rattles.
  • Testers appreciate the comfortable and smooth-rolling 27.5" x 2.6" puncture-resistant Goodyear tires.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Some testers criticize the bike's lackluster hill-climbing performance.
  • Power-saving mode kicks in when battery level hits around 25 to 30 percent, disabling the throttle and reducing assistance.
  • A reviewer points out that hill-climbing power is drastically reduced in power-saving mode, so users must plan routes that avoid hills toward the end.
  • Experts say the monochrome display is basic and a bit small. It also doesn't show when power-saving mode turns on.
  • The Comfort 2's handlebar stem is not adjustable for height or reach.

Bottom line

The Comfort 2 is a comfort-focused e-commuter. Building on the success Charge established with its Comfort 1, this model gets wider tires plus a rear rack rated for 55lb, ideal for a child seat. Experts like the step-through frame, smooth power, and "super-comfortable" ride. They also praise the easy assembly and fold-flat storage utility. However, they point out that users in hilly areas may be frustrated by the lack of speed. The Charge Comfort 2 seems to be a good option for those seeking a versatile leisure bike adept at commutes, local tours, and light off-road paths.

Expert Reviews

87/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
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Charge Comfort 2 E-Bike Review – The Very Best Everyday Bike?

The Charge Comfort 2 is a great all-around electric bike, but it’s not the best at everything. If you’re looking for an electric cruiser, this is a great option.

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The Charge Comfort 2 E-Bike Is a Smooth Ride That Fits in Tight Spaces

The Charge Comfort 2 is a large-sized electric bike that’s easy to ride and even easier to store.

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Cycle Volta

Quiet Elegance in an Attractively Priced Leisure E-Bike

… it’s well worth the modest premium to be paid over the rival direct-to-consumer e-bike sellers mentioned at the top of this review. Forget the price wars; Charge is making its case in the D2C quality wars.

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It’s an Uphill Battle for Weaker E-Bikes [Paywall]

… I think it’s rather pricey for what you get. And how slowly you have to negotiate hills. But it’s a nice and comfortable ride, nonetheless.

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