If the Cadent IE looks a bit ungainly, that's because it gets design cues from European-style trekking eBikes, with an emphasis on utility and practicality. But it also means the Cadent's flat handlebars and integrated rack, fenders, and lights paired to a mid-drive 350-watt TranzX M16 cadence-sensing motor with a top speed of 28 mph (as well as a throttle option) make it a ready commuter right out of the box. The smallish (and bulky) rechargeable 418 Wh battery claims up to 35 miles of range depending on your power assist level, but it comes off easily for charging. Other high-quality components include the adjustable RockShox Paragon air fork with 65mm of travel to tackle harsh city streets and fast-rolling 700c Schwalbe tires stopped by Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. A nine-speed Shimano drivetrain fine-tunes your pedaling, and it all combines to make for a surprisingly high-quality package for the price.