CANADA: It’s easy to see why Montreal-based iGo Electric, founded in 2006, is now one of the leading e-bike manufacturers in Canada. The Core Extreme 3.0, one of its most recent creations, is intended to be as durable and versatile as possible, and a quick look at this bike demonstrates why.
The Core Extreme 3.0, according to iGo Electric, was made specifically to withstand the variety of Canada’s constantly shifting weather. The bike has a powerful electric motor with a nominal power output of 500W and a peak power output of 750W, making it suitable for use on both paved roads and dense forests.
No matter the terrain, this hub-mounted motor can propel you up steep hills with a whopping 80 Nm of torque. Additionally, the motor comes with a thumb-operated throttle and nine levels of assist.
Battery tech comprises a 48V, 576 Wh lithium-particle battery pack incorporated into the downtube for a consistent look. It is also removable, making it simple and convenient to charge off the bike. As long as you ride in optimal conditions, this battery, according to iGo, can provide up to 34 miles of range.
Despite its powertrain, the iGo Core Extreme 3.0’s robust 6061 aluminium frame keeps things simple. The bike has a shallow stand-over height, which makes it easy for riders of all sizes to ride it on any terrain.
iGo has chosen internal cable routing and a battery integrated into the frame despite being built as a more basic machine.
The bike weighs 33.5 kilograms, which is pretty heavy even for electric all-terrain two-wheelers, which is a drawback of its heavy and rugged construction.
The Core Extreme 3.0 rides perfectly on sand, mud, gravel, and snow thanks to its 26×4.5-inch Kenda Juggernaut Sport fat tyres. The tyres dampen the impacts and shocks from uneven road surfaces.
The bike comes to a stop using basic mechanical brakes made by Tektro Aries, and it even has an RST front suspension fork to make riding more comfortable. Two additional features are a simple LCD screen and LED lights at the front and back.
Additionally, the bike comes standard with a kickstand, front and rear fenders, and a cargo rack in the back.
Overall, the iGo Core Extreme 3.0 is a good choice for people who like to go off-road and want a rugged all-arounder. With a price tag of $2,400 (Rs 1.95 lakhs), it is not exactly the cheapest option available, but it comes from one of Canada’s largest and most reputable e-bike manufacturers.