DŌST KOPE CVT Review – $4k

DŌST KOPE CVT Review - k

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DŌST KOPE CVT Review - k

https://electricbikereview.com/dost/kope-cvt/ The DŌST KOPE CVT is a high-step hybrid ebike offering a rare combination of powerful mid-drive motor, throttle operation, adjustable top speed (up to 28mph), Enviolo continuously variable transmission, Gates carbon belt drive, and optional second battery pack for long range use. Premium parts include Ergotec 5 adjustable angle stem, Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires with puncture protection and reflective sidewalls, and RST air suspension fork. Powerful 750 watt Bafang BBS02 mid-drive motor is built into the custom paint-matched bottom bracket, the alloy housing keeps it protected while reducing noise. Both the motor and CVP hub are rated to 120 newton meters of torque for excellent hauling and climbing capabilities. Optional matching accessories include a front rack, pannier bags, cup holders, suspension seat post, mirrors, and child seat for greater utility. DŌST only produces two bikes at this time, and they really focus on quality and customer service. The high-step KOPE is larger and more rigid than the step-thru DROP, but only comes in black. Great attention to detail with bolts hidden under the fenders vs. wrapping outside, and most hardware done in black. Clean minimalist chainring guard and cover, smooth hydraulic disc brakes with motor inhibitors, premium integrated lights from Lezyne. Main battery pack is removable, optional second pack can be added and installed anytime in the future. USB charging port built into the color LCD display is nice, but rated under one amp. Tool-free adjustable kickstand is positioned well and easy to set. Motor uses cadence sensing vs. fancier combined cadence + torque. Fairly heavy build at ~67.2lbs before additional battery or accessories. Only sold direct to consumer with some assembly: front wheel separated and handlebar turned to the side.

0:00 Introduction, ride setting, Lezyne lights
0:44 Enviolo Heavy Duty CVP hub, 120nm rated
1:17 Gates CDX belt drive CDX, guard and cover
2:00 Bike weight, battery specs, weight limits
3:58 Motor specs for BBS02, frame stress ratings
4:27 Air suspension fork, hydraulic disc brakes
5:09 Charger, tools, Class 1, 2, 3 stickers
6:42 KOPE vs. step-thru DROP, different colors
7:17 Optional second battery pack 48v 10.4ah
9:01 Optional folding lock, front basket, child seat
9:51 Saddle with handle, seat post, internal cabling
10:17 Tire details: Schwalbe Super Moto-X
10:41 Comfort options, step-thru frame DROP
11:10 Pricing details for non-CVT models
11:40 Direct to consumer, mostly assembled
11:55 High torque drivetrain, shifting demo
12:20 Grips, stem, display panel, lights demo
16:07 Walk mode, display panel settings menu
17:20 Ride test begins, first person off-road
19:08 Third person ride shots, hill test
21:15 Conclusion, comparison tools, forums

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