This trio of fun Schwinn e-bikes are built for the roads and the trails

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Schwinn, one of the longest-standing bike builders in America, has released a trio of new e-bikes to tackle the roads and trails—and they’re cheaper than you’d expect. This isn’t Schwinn’s first foray into battery power, but the new Marshall, Costan CE, and Costan DX sound like an interesting set.

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The Schwinn Coston DX is particularly interesting, and seems like the best value of the bunch. As Electrek’s e-bike experts point out, it’s a practical machine built for city riding, with a weather-resistant design (complete with fenders to keep your clothes dry), a suspension seat post, and essentials like yours. There is a storage saddle to stash things. Keys and wallet.

Schwinn Marshall has the ideal sized storage saddle for phone, wallet and keys

It has a maximum range of 45 miles under ideal conditions, which is pretty respectable for a bike priced at $1,999 (about £1,500 / AU$2,800). For comparison, the standard edition WAU bike (which ranked high in our guide to the best electric bikes) has a range of 40 miles and will set you back £1,677 (about $2,200 / AU$3,020).

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The Schwinn Coston CE is aimed at commuters as well, but is a more simple affair with a regular saddle and a smaller battery for a maximum range of 35 miles. However, it does have a front suspension fork, which could make it a better option if your normal commute to work includes potholes on part of it. It costs $1,699 (about £1,300 / AU$2,400).

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For weekend adventures on the trails, the Schwinn Marshall has thicker tires, integrated lights, and no fenders (to avoid clumps of mud at the bottom), it has the same range as the Coastan CE, and it’s also similarly priced.

Whichever sounds more appealing, all three come with an option or step-over or step-through frame, and come in two sizes. Most e-bikes (including our current top-rated model, the Cowboy 4) only come in one size, which limits their access to riders of a certain height, so it’s good to see this inclusivity.

The Schwinn Marshall is suitable for switching between roads and trails

The new Schwinn bikes have a top speed of 20mph, and can run with pedal assistance, or entirely on batteries. This makes them street-legal to ride in the US, where they are currently available, but if Schwinn decides to bring them to the EU and UK it will need to reduce top speed and remove the throttle so that the battery Engage only while the pedals are being rotated.

There’s no Black Friday deals on this trio, but you can save 25% off helmets when you order a bike from Schwinn by entering the code NOGGIN25 at the checkout.

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