The 2021 DŌST E-Bike Lineup + Our Take On Each Model
DŌST was founded in 2014, in the mountainous ranges of British Columbia, Canada – and they’ve been turning heads ever since (another notable eBike brand, Surface 604, also hails from BC). With their custom designs selling throughout the western Hemisphere, DŌST is a rock-solid brand name truly committed to a quality ride and, like the 2020 models, sports cutting edge electronics and lives up to their award-winning goals of comfort, performance, and utility.
Buyers desiring a clean, high-performance eBike with a no-need-to-pedal power system and a desire to hit the rougher areas of town will appreciate the solid build, the extremely long range of battery life, and the pleasing aesthetic of an easy-to-mount frame.
And if you’re worried about which class these eBikes falls under, no need – DŌST Bikes can be programmed to meet Class 1, Class 2, or Class 3 riding regulations, making them extremely versatile and highly desirable.
The KOPE is the quintessential eBike for whatever you need, and it’s the perfect addition to a long-distance commute. Whether you’re out and about grabbing a decent load of groceries or snatching your helmet off the coat rack on your way to a day trip adventure, the KOPE comes equipped for the modern Renaissance man with an optional dual-battery system that, when combined, sets the bike’s range to a mind-boggling range of up to 120 miles.
The KOPE also sports a classic top tube that adds further rigidity to the 19” frame and makes this option of the brand slightly better for the more advanced trails and rough terrain.
When at work around town (and beyond), the Kope also impresses with the option to switch between Class 1, 2, or 3, depending on what the road’s regulations require of you. The 120nM of torque is still incredibly responsive, even when regulated, working overtime to get you nimbly about town.
DŌST’s multi-purpose rear rack suits any regular saddlebag and can hold an impressive 100 lbs. Designed for both road and trail, the KOPE’s mid-step-through frame makes mounting all the easier. Colour options include Glacier White and Space Grey, and the frame is customizable with adjustable components that allow anybody between 5’10” and 6’2 to snug in perfectly. With a list of features as long as this one, it’s hard to say whether the KOPE is better suited to the road or the trail – but whichever you pick, you will be guaranteed a comfortable ride.
If you’re looking for a bike that can do it all – versatility and power regardless of terrain – then the DROP is the eBike for you.
The DROP sports a lower step-through frame than the KOPE, to convenience riders in need of the extra accommodation, or simply desirous of a more pleasant lift into the proverbial saddle. For those wondering, the DROP suits riders in the range of 4’10” to 6’, and the adjustable frame allows the bike to fit your body like a glove.
The DROP sports the same optional dual-battery system that guarantees a range of up to 120 miles, and with the same options of switching between classes 1, 2, and 3, it’s the all-around breadwinner of the contest.
The DŌST multi-purpose rear rack on the DROP can hold as much as 100 lbs – the same as the KOPE – and is the perfect addition for commuters wishing for a comfortable ride from point A to Point B.