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City Electric Powered Commuting Bike

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Our City bike is an electric hybrid bike for anyone who needs a comfortable ride for their daily commute or trips around town. Getting groceries, commuting to work, or just out for fun, this is the bike for you. A simple, yet reliable, Shimano drivetrain and mechanical disc brakes keep you rolling and stopping with ease.

 

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Specifications

  • Speed15 mph
  • Range12 - 16 miles
  • Power250 Watts
  • Motor36 Volt FWD Bafang
  • Battery36v 7.8Ah Lithium-Ion
  • Weight35 lbs
  • ThrottlePush Button
  • Battery LockNo
  • Battery GaugeNo
  • BrakesMechanical Disc Brakes

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5 reasons you’ll love this bike

  • 1.

    Instant Power: Speed up to 15 mph at the touch of a button. Cuts your commute by 25%, flattens out that hill by 50%.

  • 2.

    Lightweight Battery: The City battery gives a range of 12 - 16 miles in a compact & fast charging battery. Easy to remove & carry.

  • 3.

    Built to Last: The City has an aluminium frame to save weight, with a steel fork for battle hardened strength

  • 4.

    Low Maintenance: Mechanical disc brakes for stopping power and low maintenance

  • 5.

    Fully Adjustable: Fully adjustable stem and seat post allows you to customize your riding position & fit. Fit's people 5'0 - 6'0 tall.

Is it right for you if...

You want to get more enjoyment out of your rides, and know the extra boost of an e-bike will help you see and do more. You value simplicity and durability, and want a ride that's capable, versatile, reliable over the long haul.

The tech you get

With the City you get a Shimano Tourney 1x7 drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes for stopping power in any conditions, the Hilltopper 24 V 250 W brushless electric bicycle front hub motor, and 24 V 7.8 Ah Hilltopper lithium ion battery pack in a weather resistant neoprene case. Simple, reliable, practical.

The final word

Ditch the car and hop on your Hilltopper City for a faster commute, and more fun. The City doesn't replace your power, it amplifies it. Our most affordable e-bike gives you an extra boost so you can enjoy riding more, in whatever way you choose. Durable components, a comfortable geometry, and powerful assist on demand makes the City a great value and a whole lot of fun.

City features

  • Shimano Tourney 1x7 drivetrain for simplicity and low maintenance

  • 700C wheels and Kenda Kwest (K193), 700x35 tires. Electric wheel built by hand at our shop in the Sodo neighborhood of Seattle. Stainless steel spokes are combined with a double wall rim. Cloth rim tape provides extra protection against flats.

  • mechanical disc brakes for stopping power in any conditions

  • A compact 36 V 7.8 Ah Hilltopper lithium ion battery pack in a weather resistant neoprene bag provides 12 - 16 miles of range. Go fast now push button throttle included.

  • At the center of things is a 36V Bafang 250 Watt Electric Motor in silver. Small & compact with a high torque to size ratio, this motor provides a 15 mph top speed. Torque roughly doubles the average persons pedal power. Bafang motors are legendary for their long lifespan, typically outlasting your bike.

Frequently asked questions

  • E-Bikes
  • Payment, Terms & Conditions
  • Philanthropy & Community
  • Warranty, Returns & Shipping

E-Bikes

  • Download and check out the PDF to see the full assembly guide for our 2021 Discover LE (limited edition) Gravel E-bike.

     

    Discover LE Assembly Manual

  • Download and check out the PDF to see the full assembly guide for our 2020 Discover C9 Gravel E-bike.

     

    Discover C9 Assembly Manual

     

  • Simply said, a gravel bike is a combination of a road bike (happy on smooth pavement) and a mountain bike (happy playing rough and tumble in the mud). Mellow single tracks, farm roads, gravel, crushed cobblestones, rough city streets, tarmac — whatever. A gravel bike is a machine that's capable of performing on various surfaces, while sustaining comfort.

    Gravel bikes like the Discover have 650b wheels with wider tires that run at a lower pressure, a slightly more upright posture, and thicker forks that can handle rougher roads. These small changes give a road bike like performance with more comfortable riding on un-paved roads. Gravel bikes like the Discover also have braze-ons (holes for screws) for connecting front and rear racks, and are a popular choice for road cyclist on long rides, bike messengers, urban commuting with bags or kids, bike camping, and long distance touring.

    It is important to note that a gravel bike is NOT a mountain bike and does not have shocks and cannot take jumps, or big drops. It is still a road bike and intended for on-road use. The definition of what it means to be "on-road" is just much broader then your typical road bike, giving you the freedom to explore some wild and beautiful places.

  • Why are Hilltopper Bikes 1/2 the price of other e-bikes on the market? Because we sell direct to you, the customer. Our mission is to create a sustainable future, two wheels at a time and we do that by making e-bikes affordable for you. We intentionally don't sell through dealers, distributors, or retailers because that way of selling means a higher price tag for you. We build our kits and bike wheels with love and care here in Seattle and sell direct to you, so you won't see the large retail markup that would be present if you were buying from a third party. That way you're always getting the best deal on your electric bike.

  • It depends on how fast you want to go, and how steep the hill.

    The 36v, 350 watt kits and bikes can go 20 mph with minimal pedaling. This is the legal limit in most of the US for e-bikes so it's enough power for most bikes. This is a great power for steeper hills, faster commutes & carrying bigger loads. It's like having two Soul Cycle instructors also pedaling for you.

    The 36v, 250 watt Sprinter kit can go 16 mph with minimal pedaling on flat ground, but they perform best as a boost to your pedaling with pedaling required on hills. Perfect if you are looking for an added boost to your ride at an affordable price. Cuts your commute time by 25%, flattens out that hill by 50% & puts a smile on your face.

    The 48v, 750 watt Summit kit can go 20 mph with minimal pedaling. This is the legal limit in most of the US for e-bikes. The motor could go faster, but it is limited at 20 mph for safety and to remain street legal in the US (unlimited it could go 30+ mph). The 750 watt motor can carry large loads up steep hills and accelerates quickly. Perfect if you are looking to cruise consistently at 20 mph over varied terrain or climb absurdly steep and long hills while hauling groceries. It's more power then you might need. But its a lot of fun and gives you the piece of mind that you can accelerate out of any sticky situation.

  • All Hilltopper electric bikes and kits have a maximum speed of 20 mph. This keeps them street legal and compliant with state laws and city ordinances in the US.

    For choosing a power system, here's what to keep in mind:

    The 36v, 350 watt kits (Horizon) can go 20 mph with minimal pedaling. This is great for steeper hills, faster commutes & carrying bigger loads.

    The 36v, 250 watt kits (Sprinter) can go 15 mph with minimal pedaling on flat ground, but they perform best as a boost to your pedaling with pedaling required on hills. Perfect if you are looking for an added boost to your ride at an affordable price. Cuts your commute time by 25%, gives a boost up hills & puts a smile on your face.

  • When you buy a bicycle from Hilltopper we donate a bike in your name to a child in need here in Seattle. Your gift of a bicycle helps young people develop self-reliance, leadership, and life skills at BikeWorks.org, a community driven non-profit here in Seattle. Low-income children at Bike Works receive their donated kids bike at a family bike swap. Teens receive their donated bike as part of the Earn-a-bike program, where they learn how to build and repair bicycles, put their new skills to good use by volunteering to help others fix their bike, and earn a new bike at the end.

    • For all returns or warranty claims contact support@hilltopperbikes.com
    • 30-day money back guarantee. Returns of undamaged conversion kits may be issued full refunds less a $50.00 restocking fee. Returns of undamaged complete bikes may be issued full refunds less a $100.00 restocking fee.
    • Warranty only applies to original owner (non-transferable).
    • 1-year standard warranty on all batteries. 2-year standard warranty on all other components.
    • Warranties can be used for an exchange of a component only once.
    • Customer pays return shipping on warrantied component inspections. Please note some battery returns may require special documentation and packaging, and these instances will encounter extra fees. This is in order to correctly comply with lithium battery shipping regulations. For all return shipping we recommend using a local shipping service like FedEx office or the UPS Store.
    • If you have a quality issue with a product please contact support to help diagnose the problem. If a product does not meet our high quality standards, then we will issue you a replacement component or fix the original at no additional cost. Replacement components will only be sent after we have received your returned component and finished an inspection to determine the cause of any problems. Hill Topper Bikes is not responsible for return shipping.
    • Do-It-Yourself modifications, normal wear, and damage due to gross negligence or abuse are not covered by the warranty.

    Please contact support@HilltopperBikes.com to initiate a return.

    Return address:

    Please be sure to include a note with your items that has your name, email address, phone number, order number, and why you are returning it. Without this information, we are unable to process your return.

    Hilltopper Bikes
    Technical Support Team Attn: (Order Number)
    225 S Lucile St.
    Seattle, WA 98108
    USA

Payment, Terms & Conditions

  • The easiest way to pay is by credit card on our secure website (credit card is processed by STRIPE, an encrypted credit card processor used by millions of business). For your security we do not store your credit card information, so future orders require that you enter your information again. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, China UnionPay, credit and debit cards. This is the easiest, and fastest way to pay.

    If you wish to pay by check you can place on order over the phone by calling 1 855 743 3279. Once your check is received your order will ship. This method is slower (since we need to wait for the check to arrive before shipping the order).

    You can also pay by check, credit card, or cash in person at our e-bike shop here in the Sodo neighborhood of Seattle. 920 S Holgate, #107, Seattle, WA 98134. We'd love to see you, hear your story, and show off our shop!

  • Why are Hilltopper Bikes 1/2 the price of other e-bikes on the market? Because we sell direct to you, the customer. Our mission is to create a sustainable future, two wheels at a time and we do that by making e-bikes affordable for you. We intentionally don't sell through dealers, distributors, or retailers because that way of selling means a higher price tag for you. We build our kits and bike wheels with love and care here in Seattle and sell direct to you, so you won't see the large retail markup that would be present if you were buying from a third party. That way you're always getting the best deal on your electric bike.

  • You read that right, free shipping* on all orders!

    (*Applies only to orders in the contiguous 48 states.)

  • If you are unsatisfied for any reason with any of our products you can return it for a refund up to 30 days after purchase.

    • For new, undamaged items to be returned for refund, shipping is free plus a $50 restocking fee per kit and a $100 restocking fee per bicycle. Please contact support@hilltopperbikes.com or 1 800 805 9053 x 2 to initiate this type of return. While federal regulations prevent us from providing you with a return label, we are more than happy to reimburse you for basic UPS or FedEx ground return shipping (within the 48 contiguous states) if sent back within 30 days of receiving the item. Please contact support@hilltopperbikes.com if you’d like to initiate a return.
    • Customer pays return shipping for warrantied component inspections. Please note some battery returns may require special documentation and packaging, and these instances will encounter extra fees. This is in order to correctly comply with lithium battery shipping regulations. For all return shipping we recommend using a local shipping service like FedEx office or the UPS Store.

    Please contact support@hilltopperbikes.com to initiate a return.

    Return address:

    Please be sure to include a note with your items that has your name, email address, phone number, order number, and why you are returning it. Without this information, we are unable to process your return.

    Hilltopper Bikes
    Technical Support Team Attn: (Order Number)
    225 S Lucile St.
    Seattle, WA 98108
    USA

  • We stand behind the quality of our products:

    • 30 day money back guarantee on all orders. Returns of undamaged conversion kit may be issued a full refund less a $50.00 restocking fee. Returns of undamaged electric bikes may be issued a full refund less a $100.00 restocking fee. For free basic UPS or FedEx Ground shipping (within the 48 contiguous states) on items to be returned for refund, please contact us.
    • Lifetime technical support. Reach out to support@hilltopperbikes.com for help from our team of experts.
    • 1 year extensive warranty on all bikes and conversion kits. See warranty & return policy for details.
    • For all returns or warranty claims contact support@hilltopperbikes.com
    • 30-day money back guarantee. Returns of undamaged conversion kits may be issued full refunds less a $50.00 restocking fee. Returns of undamaged complete bikes may be issued full refunds less a $100.00 restocking fee.
    • Warranty only applies to original owner (non-transferable).
    • 1-year standard warranty on all batteries. 2-year standard warranty on all other components.
    • Warranties can be used for an exchange of a component only once.
    • Customer pays return shipping on warrantied component inspections. Please note some battery returns may require special documentation and packaging, and these instances will encounter extra fees. This is in order to correctly comply with lithium battery shipping regulations. For all return shipping we recommend using a local shipping service like FedEx office or the UPS Store.
    • If you have a quality issue with a product please contact support to help diagnose the problem. If a product does not meet our high quality standards, then we will issue you a replacement component or fix the original at no additional cost. Replacement components will only be sent after we have received your returned component and finished an inspection to determine the cause of any problems. Hill Topper Bikes is not responsible for return shipping.
    • Do-It-Yourself modifications, normal wear, and damage due to gross negligence or abuse are not covered by the warranty.

    Please contact support@HilltopperBikes.com to initiate a return.

    Return address:

    Please be sure to include a note with your items that has your name, email address, phone number, order number, and why you are returning it. Without this information, we are unable to process your return.

    Hilltopper Bikes
    Technical Support Team Attn: (Order Number)
    225 S Lucile St.
    Seattle, WA 98108
    USA

Philanthropy & Community

  • When you buy a bicycle from Hilltopper we donate a bike in your name to a child in need here in Seattle. Your gift of a bicycle helps young people develop self-reliance, leadership, and life skills at BikeWorks.org, a community driven non-profit here in Seattle. Low-income children at Bike Works receive their donated kids bike at a family bike swap. Teens receive their donated bike as part of the Earn-a-bike program, where they learn how to build and repair bicycles, put their new skills to good use by volunteering to help others fix their bike, and earn a new bike at the end.

Warranty, Returns & Shipping

  • Hilltopper kits are hand built in batches by our team of craftspeople, and each kit is rigorously tested before leaving our shop.

    For full kit purchases and any purchases containing a battery, please expect 7 - 14 business days for our team to build, test, and ship your kit.

    For smaller items, such as accessories or components, please expect 1 - 3 business days for our team to process and ship your items.

    For more detailed information, please check the product page of each kit for the latest updates regarding availability or email us at support@hilltopperbikes.com.

  • You read that right, free shipping* on all orders!

    (*Applies only to orders in the contiguous 48 states.)

  • If you are unsatisfied for any reason with any of our products you can return it for a refund up to 30 days after purchase.

    • For new, undamaged items to be returned for refund, shipping is free plus a $50 restocking fee per kit and a $100 restocking fee per bicycle. Please contact support@hilltopperbikes.com or 1 800 805 9053 x 2 to initiate this type of return. While federal regulations prevent us from providing you with a return label, we are more than happy to reimburse you for basic UPS or FedEx ground return shipping (within the 48 contiguous states) if sent back within 30 days of receiving the item. Please contact support@hilltopperbikes.com if you’d like to initiate a return.
    • Customer pays return shipping for warrantied component inspections. Please note some battery returns may require special documentation and packaging, and these instances will encounter extra fees. This is in order to correctly comply with lithium battery shipping regulations. For all return shipping we recommend using a local shipping service like FedEx office or the UPS Store.

    Please contact support@hilltopperbikes.com to initiate a return.

    Return address:

    Please be sure to include a note with your items that has your name, email address, phone number, order number, and why you are returning it. Without this information, we are unable to process your return.

    Hilltopper Bikes
    Technical Support Team Attn: (Order Number)
    225 S Lucile St.
    Seattle, WA 98108
    USA

  • We stand behind the quality of our products:

    • 30 day money back guarantee on all orders. Returns of undamaged conversion kit may be issued a full refund less a $50.00 restocking fee. Returns of undamaged electric bikes may be issued a full refund less a $100.00 restocking fee. For free basic UPS or FedEx Ground shipping (within the 48 contiguous states) on items to be returned for refund, please contact us.
    • Lifetime technical support. Reach out to support@hilltopperbikes.com for help from our team of experts.
    • 1 year extensive warranty on all bikes and conversion kits. See warranty & return policy for details.
    • For all returns or warranty claims contact support@hilltopperbikes.com
    • 30-day money back guarantee. Returns of undamaged conversion kits may be issued full refunds less a $50.00 restocking fee. Returns of undamaged complete bikes may be issued full refunds less a $100.00 restocking fee.
    • Warranty only applies to original owner (non-transferable).
    • 1-year standard warranty on all batteries. 2-year standard warranty on all other components.
    • Warranties can be used for an exchange of a component only once.
    • Customer pays return shipping on warrantied component inspections. Please note some battery returns may require special documentation and packaging, and these instances will encounter extra fees. This is in order to correctly comply with lithium battery shipping regulations. For all return shipping we recommend using a local shipping service like FedEx office or the UPS Store.
    • If you have a quality issue with a product please contact support to help diagnose the problem. If a product does not meet our high quality standards, then we will issue you a replacement component or fix the original at no additional cost. Replacement components will only be sent after we have received your returned component and finished an inspection to determine the cause of any problems. Hill Topper Bikes is not responsible for return shipping.
    • Do-It-Yourself modifications, normal wear, and damage due to gross negligence or abuse are not covered by the warranty.

    Please contact support@HilltopperBikes.com to initiate a return.

    Return address:

    Please be sure to include a note with your items that has your name, email address, phone number, order number, and why you are returning it. Without this information, we are unable to process your return.

    Hilltopper Bikes
    Technical Support Team Attn: (Order Number)
    225 S Lucile St.
    Seattle, WA 98108
    USA

Late for Work?

4 Reasons to Electrify Your Commute

Ditch the car, forget about parking, and enjoy the ride. Hilltopper will cut your commute time by 25% or more.

  • 1.

    Have fun! Brings a smile to every ride.

  • 2.

    Be healthy! Ride more, exercise more.

  • 3.

    Help the planet! One less car on the road...

  • 4.

    Save money! Don't pay for parking, gas, or tolls.

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Reviews (4)

4.8 / 5
Kathleeen D.

I hate when people write reviews when unboxing a product. I have not hit the year mark but after a well used fall and spring I thought it was time to write as this is when people will be shopping.

I searched for months looking for the perfect bike for me. Weight was the key. I am a little past middle age I wanted to be able to lift the bike and put on a standard bike rack. The only other bikes I could find in this weight range were in the 2-3 thousand range.

I picked the smaller motor with less range to help keep the weight down. I was looking for a bike for a little extra power fighting the wind or when my knee gives out.

I can’t tell how much I love this bike. The lighter weight and the way it glides/coasts makes it so much easier then my old bike. I love the extra power when passing intersections and when my knee needs a little help starting at a light. I mainly like to pedal myself but sometimes the ocean wind is a little stonger then me. With press of a button I am able to go.

I spent the entire winter yearning for a nice spring day to take it out for a ride. Which finally has come and I love it even more then the day Unboxed.

Michael H.

Great bike

T Winfield

Excellent value! 2 bikes for that price, after all!

James McDermott

Good bike. Would have rated it higher but for lack of modulating boost.

    Andrew

    Hi James, thank you for the helpful feedback. We are now building all of our City bikes (here in Seattle) with a modulating boost and variable speed throttle.