generation e1.1

REI has recently launched two new models of e-bikes as part of its new ‘Generation e’ line of electric bicycles: Generation e1.1 and Generation e1.2 e-bikes. It mainly focuses on quality name-brand components and solid construction at a reasonable price. The Co-op bikes are widely available, especially for families and kids. 

Nate Nielsen, the REI manager for cycles, says, ‘This e-bike line was designed to help make it easier for people to hop on and go. This new category of one-size-fits-most lifestyle bike made for commuting will be available from September 1, 2022. 


Best UseRecreational Cycling
Motor TypeDirect Drive Hub
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity (Wh)417 watt-hours
Battery RemovableYes
Charge Time (Hrs)7 Hours
Pedal Assist Range30-40 miles
Brake TypeHydraulic Disc Brake
RimsCo-op cycle Double Wall,36h
TiresSchwalbe Super-Moto-X with Double Defense GreenGuard puncture protection
PedalsFPD alloy
Weight54 pounds
Bike Frame MaterialAluminium


The Co-op Cycles Generation e1.1 electric bike gives you oomph without effort with five pedal assist power modes, wide tires, and a stable and comfortable ride. Let’s check out its more unique features:


The REI Generation e1.1 is a class 1 e-bike with a pedal assist of up to 20mph. You can choose from 5 different assistance levels or ride on walk mode with no assistance.

The Bafang 350W direct drive hub motor runs this bike smoothly while going uphill. It is powered by a 417W battery that allows a 30-40 miles riding range. The battery takes 7 hours to charge and is removable, making it easy to set at home or work.

Moreover, the e-bike is available in 4 different colours, making it easier to choose the one you like the best. 

Generation e1.1 Body And Making:

The frame is 6061 aluminium, typically used for e-bikes and standard pedal bikes. This construction gives the bike a clean look, enhanced by smooth welds. It has a step-through design with a low-top tube, making it easy for all types of people to get on and off the bike. 

The Generation e1.1 has 20-inch wheels with 2.4-inch Schwalbe Super-Moto-X tires with Double Defence GreenGuard puncture protection that make driving easy on urban terrain with almost no probability of flat tire. 

The REI e-bike is suitable for everyone with a height of 5 ft to 6ft 3 in, as both the seat and the handlebars are adjustable. It weighs 54 lbs with features like an integrated rear cargo rack and front suspension. 


The Generation e-bike has a Shimano Altus 7-speed drivetrain with a 47t crankset, making gear shifting smooth and efficient. It has Tektro Hydraulic brakes with 180 mm rotors that are reliable and provide adequate stopping power even at 20 mph and on wet streets. 

It has front and rear lights that run on the battery and is operated via the control panel. The Bafang battery lasts 30 to 40 miles on a full charge on various terrains.


  • Easy to assemble
  • Light for an electric bike
  • Speedy to accelerate
  • Gear shifting is very smooth
  • Battery life is very effective 
  • Great workout


  • Small frame
  • Low torque

Why is Generation e1.1 a Good Choice?

The REI Generation e1.1 offers many features at a reasonable and affordable price of $1499 with four different colours. It is elegant, gentle, and easy to handle, making commuting and running errands easy. This e-bike is very versatile, which means you can use it for a solid workout or a fun ride down a beautiful trail. 

Apart from these unique features, the new maintenance program also provides 

  • Complimentary in-store bike assembly
  • One year of adjustments
  • Access to on-call bike experts
  • 170+ bike shops
  • Free standard shipping to the store.

If you are an REI member, you receive some additional services like

  • Two years of adjustments
  • Early access to popular gear
  • Flat tire fixes
  • 20% off shop services,
  • 10% back on eligible purchases.


The Generation e1.1 is a one-size-fits-most e-bike that allows the entire family to use without investing in different bikes. It is a very versatile e-bike with unique features, and the 30-40 mile riding range helps you cover long distances without worrying about battery life.

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