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North Loop eBike

The North Loop is a swift and stylish ebike that makes it easier to ride farther, longer, and more often. Whether you’re heading across town or going on a ride with friends, the lightweight aluminum frame glides smoothly over city streets and bike paths. As with the entire Civia line, comfort is key and North Loop’s sporty riding position accommodates most adults through the wide size range. Thanks to the Bosch Active Line Plus drive unit and reliable build spec, this ebike makes hills, cross-town commutes, and fitness rides a fun, no-sweat affair.

Two women riding North Loop eBikes. Side views of the North Loop eBike

Swift and Smooth

The North Loop is designed for a lively ride, with handling intended for fitness and casual commutes.

  • Less Weight: Even though it’s electric, you’ll still appreciate the feeling of a light ride
  • Pedal Fast or Slow: With the right gearing range, a workout or leisurely commute are possible
  • Easy on / off: A lighter bike with a detachable battery means the North Loop can easily be placed on a rear car rack
  • Plenty of gearing: a 10-speed drivetrain offers a great range for optimal gearing

The Bosch Active Line battery, motor and simple digital display

Bosch Active Line Plus

The swift and sporty Active Line Plus motor amplifies the ride experience

  • A clean and uncluttered look with a lighter and quieter smaller drive unit
  • Swift and sporty acceleration with minimum pedal resistance and four levels of support from Eco to Turbo
  • Active Line Plus offers 250 watts of power, 50Nm max torque and up to 270% max drive assist
  • Compact, clear, and neatly organized controls on the Purion controller
  • Efficient and long-lasting PowerPack 400 frame battery
  • Small and compact 2 Amp charger with options to fit the rider’s needs

Side view of North Loop eBike. The Civia North Loop eBike digital display on handlebars. The non-drive side view of cranks and Bosch motor.

Classic and Stylish Design

We intentionally made the North Loop a bicycle first, and an electric bike second.

  • Clean and Simple: the handlebar is absent of the clutter typically associated with ebikes
  • Pedestrian Utility: Simple touches such as Schrader valve tubes for gas station fill-ups won’t leave the rider stranded without a valve adapter
  • Stand up Proud: ebikes weigh more than a traditional bicycle, so the kickstand is built strong, but without that over-built industrial look


XS 5'0"  5'1"  5'2"  5'3"  5'4"  5'5"  5'6" 
SM 5'4"  5'5"  5'6"  5'7"  5'8"  5'9" 
MD 5'7"  5'8"  5'9"  5'10"  5'11"  6'0" 
LG 5'10"  5'11"  6'0"  6'1"  6'2"  6'3"  6'4" 
5'0" 5'1" 5'2" 5'3" 5'4" 5'5" 5'6" 5'7" 5'8" 5'9" 5'10" 5'11" 6'0" 6'1" 6'2" 6'3" 6'4"


Civia Step-Over bike geometry diagram
A. Top Tube Effective 19.9" 505mm 21.3" 540mm 22.6" 575mm 24.0" 610mm
B. Seat Tube C-T 17.7" 450mm 19.7" 500mm 21.7" 550mm 23.6" 600mm
C. Head Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 71.5° 71.5°
D. Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
E. Bottom Bracket Drop 2.0" 50mm 2.0" 50mm 2.6" 65mm 2.6" 65mm
F. Chainstay Length 17.3" 440mm 17.3" 440mm 18.0" 457mm 18.0" 457mm
G. Head Tube Length 4.7" 120mm 6.3" 160mm 6.3" 160mm 7.9" 200mm
H. Fork Length 15.4" 392mm 15.4" 392mm 16.1" 409mm 16.1" 409mm
I. Fork Offset 1.8" 45mm 1.8" 45mm 1.8" 45mm 1.8" 45mm
J. Wheelbase 39.6" 1007mm 41.1" 1045mm 42.6" 1081mm 44.0" 1118mm
K. Stack 20.4" 518mm 21.9" 556mm 23.3" 591mm 24.8" 629mm
L. Reach 14.1" 357mm 15.0" 381mm 16.0" 406mm 16.9" 430mm
M. Wheel Diameter 651 (26x1.75) 651 (26x1.75) 685 (650b x 47) 685 (650b x 47)
N. Stand Over 27.6" 701mm 29.3" 743mm 31.1" 789mm 33.0" 837mm
  *Stand Over is measured with stock tires (26x1.75 / 650x47). Measurement is taken 50mm in front of the BB center.


Frame North Loop AL-6061 frame with round tubes, Bosch motor mount, rack & fender mounts
Fork North Loop alloy disc fork 1-1/8" threadless steerer (XS,SM = 26", MD,LG = 650b)
Controller Bosch Purion


Crankset Samox alloy 38t x 165mm (XS, SM) 170mm (MD, LG)
Drive System Bosch Active Line Plus
Rear Derailleur Shimano RD-M610 10-speed
Shifters Microshift 10-speed Xpress
Chain KMC e10
Cassette Sunrace 10-speed 11-36t
Battery Powerpack 400
Motor Bosch Active Line Plus
Charger 2A compact


Brake Levers Tektro Vela HD-T290 flat bar
Brakes Tektro Vela HD-T290 hydraulic disc
Headset 1-1/8" threadless; 3 x 10mm spacers
Stem Kalloy AS-601, 25.4mm, 7°, 1-1/8" threadless, 70/90mm
Handlebar Riser, 25.4mm diameter, 40mm rise, 15° sweep, 600mm (XS, SM), 620mm (MD, LG) width
Seatpost 27.2mm, 350mm length
Grips Synthetic leather 128mm, brown
Saddle Civia comfort stitched, steel rails, brown
Pedals Wellgo Neighborhood, alloy w/ rubber tops
Kickstand Alloy, heavy duty, stay mount for ebikes


Wheelset KT QR disc hubs, Weinmann rims 26" and 650b, Schrader valve, 36h
Tires Kenda Kwick Jerney 26 x 1.75" (XS, SM) and 650b x 1.75" (MD, LG), K-Shield

General Questions

What’s the largest tire I can fit with fenders?
You can fit 26” x 1.9” tires with fenders on the XS and SM with 26” wheels.

You can fit 650b x 48mm tires with fenders on the MD and LG with 650b wheels.

Does the North Loop come with kickstands and pedals?
Yes. The North Loop comes with pedals and a kickstand that’s strong without looking too utilitarian.

Can I install fenders on the North Loop?
Yes, the Civia North Loop has front and rear fender mounts.

What if I lose my key for the battery?
You’ll need to know your frame serial number to get a replacement key. Write it down when you get your ebike and register your North Loop with Civia Cycles here.

Can I have a rear rack installed on the North Loop?
Yes, the Civia North Loop has upper and lower rear seatstay eyelets for a rear rack and fenders.

Can I have a front rack installed on the North Loop?
There are only fender eyelets on the fork, however you could still install a handlebar-mounted front rack.

How much weight can I carry on the North Loop with racks?
You can carry 30lbs total or 15lbs per side on a rear rack. Certain racks may have a smaller weight limit. Note that carrying extra weight on the ebike is one factor that could reduce your battery range.

How much does the North Loop weigh?
A size medium Civia North Loop weighs about 43 lbs with the battery installed.

Motor & Battery

How often should I charge my battery?
For best performance, make sure your battery is fully charged before every ride. This will provide you the greatest range for cruising up hills, hauling cargo, riding into a headwind, and more.

How long will a battery charge last?
Your Civia North Loop’s battery range can be anywhere between 20–110 miles depending on terrain, assist modes used, wind, total weight on the bike, and other factors. Range will diminish slowly over the life of the battery. Visit this link to learn more about your battery’s range.

What’s the North Loop’s maximum speed?
It’s up to you! The North Loop’s motor has a maximum speed of 20 mph, but it’s possible to go even faster under your own power.

Service & Support

Where can my North Loop ebike be serviced?
Bring your Civia North Loop back to the shop you originally bought it from for service. Find more Bosch-certified dealers in your area who can work on your bike by clicking this link. For regular bicycle repairs, any bike shop should be able to help you out.

What if I lose the battery key?
WRITE DOWN YOUR KEY NUMBER WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR BIKE. Replacement keys may be available if you know your key code from ABUS.

You can even register your lock and key at ABUS.

What’s the warranty?
Civia Cycles offers a five-year warranty on frames and a three-year warranty on forks. Bosch offers a 2-year or 500-charging cycle warranty on the battery from original date of purchase. Contact Bosch with any additional Bosch warranty questions. When you purchase your Civia ebike, be sure to register it with Civia Cycles here.

Where can I buy the North Loop?
Go to our dealer page to find a Civia retailer.