iGo's Discovery Series Offers Multi-Purpose E-Bikes With Plenty of Power and Range

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One of the many benefits of owning a bike is the freedom you get with it. It's more accessible than a car, and you can explore your surroundings at your own pace. Folks, today I'd like to show you a feature-rich road e-bike that can take you wherever you need it. Meet the Discovery Series from iGo Electric.
iGO Electric was founded in 2006 in Montreal, Quebec, and managed to grow into one of Canada's largest sellers of e-bikes. The company aims to provide qualitative products at an affordable price and encourage the non-electric population into an e-mobility lifestyle. It also prides itself on designing all its models in-house.

The bike manufacturer offers two-wheelers for different riding styles – Urban/Leisure, Road, Mountain, and Fat. For instance, one of its series I have already covered here on autoevolution is named Aspire, and it provides two dynamic options for road cycling.

Having been impressed with the premium build of Aspire, I wanted to see more of what iGo Electric has on offer. That's how I found the Discovery Series – it has three versatile e-bikes in its range, designed for leisure rides, commuting, or exploring your surroundings.

iGo Discovery Series
Photo: iGo Electric
The three models are Berri, Atwater, and Bonaventure. Performance-wise, they're mostly the same; their design and sizes are the main differentiators. Berri and Atwater have a step-through design, while the Bonaventure has a sloping top tube. Before I go into more detail, I want to point out that all three models have a starting price of $2,500 (€2,563).

The Discovery Series e-bikes are built out of iGo Alloy 6061, and cables have been routed internally. Including the batteries, the weight adds up to 24-25 kg (53-55 lbs.), depending on the model.

There are several critical details regarding an all-purpose bike. It should provide comfort, it needs to be powerful enough to handle different types of terrains, and most of all, it should be stable and safe. Let's see if the Discovery Series ticks these boxes.

iGo Discovery Battery
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The e-bikes feature a 48 V, 672 Wh Samsung battery. It's removable, so you can grab it and charge it wherever you want. It even has a security lock for extra protection. It also comes with a 110/220V smart charger. I couldn't find any info about charging times, but it'll probably take at least a couple of hours.

The battery powers a 500 W (or 750 W for the U.S. market) rear hub motor, which is standard for all Discovery models. Rest assured, you'll have plenty of power and range to go on about your daily business, whatever that may be. The motor delivers up to 53 Nm (39 ft-lbs.) of torque and will reach a top speed of 42 kph (26 mph). You can select between nine levels of power assistance, which will offer a max range of 56 miles (90 km). If you don't feel like pedaling, you can use the on-demand thumb throttle, which can also be removed.

There are other components in this e-bike that make riding more enjoyable. You'll find a Shimano 8-speed drivetrain, which will definitely turn out useful, especially when tackling sloped terrains. The bike sits on Maxxis Overdrive Excel tires on 24" or 26" (depending on the model) black alloy rims. Stopping power is extremely important for any vehicle - iGo Electric opted for Tektro hydraulic brakes with 180 mm rotors.

iGo Discovery Motor
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The integrated display unit will show you information such as battery level, speed, trip times, and others, and you can also use it to cycle through the power assist modes.

Most premium e-bike manufacturers provide an app you can pair to your ride. iGo Electric is no different – you can set your custom riding profile using the iGo Connect app.

A major plus for these e-bikes is that they come with many accessories, such as front and rear lights, front and rear fenders, chain guards, and others.

iGo Discovery Series
Photo: iGo Electric
To be fair, the 2,500$ price tag isn't that budget-friendly, but the Discovery series offers reliable and all-purpose e-bikes. Whether you need to get to work or have a suitable companion for a weekend escapade, the iGo Discovery Series might be a good choice. You can find more info about electric bicycles on iGo's official website.
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About the author: Mircea Mazuru
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Starting out with a motorcycle permit just because he could get one two years earlier than a driver's license, Mircea keeps his passion for bikes (motor or no motor) alive to this day. His lifelong dream is to build his own custom camper van.
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