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Cowboy’s first all-road electric bike is a gentle beast

A menacing-looking Cowboy Cross e-bike sits on a wooden bridge that traverses a pond with tall grass surrounding it.
The Cowboy Cross in “mushroom” with the inverted front suspension fork clearly visible. | Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge

Cowboy — the independent and financially healthy maker of sophisticated and highly advanced e-bikes — just took the wraps off its first all-roader that lets riders more easily escape cobblestoned city streets for greener pastures.

To do that, Cowboy’s new Cross e-bike features fatter 60mm tires and suspension systems built into the front fork and seat post to soak up bumps along the way. It’s also fitted with grippier pedals to avoid foot slips when bouncing around, a large 540Wh removable battery for a 120km (75 miles) max range, and an integrated rear rack to carry more stuff.

I spent some time test riding the Cross e-bike on a variety of surfaces, and it’s truly a beast in all the best possible ways. To start, the seat suspension is…

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