As people and governments around the world rethink city life and the daily commute, today Belgian start-up Cowboy unveils its third generation electric bike. With a vision to transform urban mobility, the Cowboy 3 is designed for commuters all across Europe to ride fast and free toward the city of the future.
The Cowboy 3 model is engineered with several significant new hardware features including a single-gear automatic transmission to create the smoothest, simplest mode of transport on the streets today. With an obsessive attention to detail, including the removable battery built right into the frame, Cowboy continues to hold a distinct performance advantage in the market. Cowboy 3 uses the latest in design, smart technology, manufacturing excellence and is available for order now via cowboy.com at an RRP of €2.290 / £1.990. The first orders will be delivered at the end of July.
Cowboy also announces a major update to its app with features most desired by its rider community: auto-unlock, theft alert, crash detection, and air quality mapping now available for new and existing customers. These uniquely Cowboy features stack alongside a brand-new service offering: Cowboy Mobile Service. Rolling out in cities throughout the summer, any rider will be able to book a repair online and a local specialist will come to them to fix their bike, free of charge.
Bike Update Highlights
Carbon belt transmission
No oily chain and no maintenance required for up to 30,000 kilometres.
Lower gear ratio
Ensures a faster start and easier ride when climbing uphill.
Fits the bike like a glove (available at an RRP of 89€ / 79£ inc VAT ).
Has a flexible grip and a puncture protection layer in the tires.
Increased comfort with an increased tire surface along the rims.
Now available in Absolute Black, Anthracite Grey, Mineral Grey to suit the rider’s preference.
Cowboy 3 users will of course make the most of existing features like the aforementioned removable battery and a lightweight bike weighing only 16.9 kg.
App Update Highlights
The new Cowboy is connected to an app like its predecessors. In addition to the existing Cowboy app features (Find My Bike, Navigation, Live Dashboard, Siri Voice Control), four new features will complete the digital experience and transform the way one rides and navigates through cities:
The bike knows its rider. The app automatically senses when you’re nearby. Simply move the bike, and it will unlock so you can keep your phone in your pocket and be ready to ride in an instant.
Your bike should move with you and only you. The owner gets notified as soon as someone tries to move or attempt to snag their bike.
The road is rough out there. So if a rider is ever in an accident, a sensor detects the fall so we can check in to make sure they’re alright. If the rider doesn’t answer, their emergency contact is alerted right away.
Be aware of the pollution level around you and let the app show you the healthiest way through the city.
Cowboy Mobile Service Highlights
The now introduced Cowboy Mobile Service program is a network of repair specialists who come to our customers wherever and whenever they need a repair—free of charge when under our 2-year warranty. This program, now active in 24 cities and expanding throughout the summer, was inspired by our Test Ride program—a 67-city network of Cowboy experts who meet a prospective customer with the bike to try it before purchasing.
Adrien Roose, CEO of Cowboy said: “The success of our previous model has been tremendous across all of Europe. It’s been great to create an electric bike that really speaks to the modern commuter as they set to change the way they experience urban movement. We always knew that people would start to look at alternative ways to commute over the next few years, however with cities’ increased investment in bike infrastructure, we are thrilled to offer a perfect blend of convenience, technology and comfort.”
Technical specifications of the Cowboy 3 electric bike:
|Weight||16.9 kg total weight, including battery|
|Rider height||One M/L frame size, optimized for riders between 170-195 cm tall|
|Tires||Cowboy custom tires, puncture resistant tires with a flexible grip and a puncture protection layer at a width of 42mm|
|Brakes||Tektro hydraulic disc brakes|
|Front lights||Integrated LED front light can be turned on/off via the app|
|Rear lights||Integrated LED rear light intensifies when decelerating and/or braking|
|Range||up to 70 km autonomy|
|Battery||2.4 kg removable battery. 360 Wh and 10.0 Ah|
|Mobile app||iOS and Android. Secure, digital-key lock/unlock via personal app|
|Colours||Absolute Black, Anthracite Grey, Mineral Grey|
|Belt||Gates carbon belt, gear ratio 63/22 (2.86), offering a 30k km lifetime|
|Charger||100 W charger with a charging time of 3.5 hours|
|Motor||Custom-designed 30 Nm / 250 W motor, integrated into the rear wheel|
|Maximum speed||25 km/h (15mph)|