This was a surprise and well this needed a review of something that changes some of my ways to get around, I'll be honest to say I was not expecting this and no this is NOT a sponsored item but it was from Idealworld of all things for £999.99 + £19.99 Postage, It was a gift from family due to inheritance on all things, But here is the review (post only)
|The box of the bike|
Then it came with the bike to be built up which makes it nice and easy to build since it also included the tools and the manual of it. It makes it useful for those that did not build or have the tools for them either.
|The tools such as screwdriver, allen key, spanner and even more keys for the battery |
But then it was time to have a look at the bike itself,
The Bike itself,
|The Bike itself|
|The front of the bike with the handlebars|
There was a lot of good things such as the front of the bike also had the Shimano gears and the control panel on the left hand side actually which shows the options such as the power meter for the e-bike, the gears have a bit of a weird way to angle it.
|The Handlebars of them|
Then it comes to the battery and the single gear section too So its a bit easier to use and its covered nicely so it had less chance of rusting in the future as far as it seems too. Plus the motor is on the back wheel as well. Which makes it worth it to see if go quite far.
|The chain and gears on the back|
|The Chain on the middle|
|The chain and gears on the side of the bike|
|The other side of the back motor.|
Now this shows more of how the battery comes out, Which it is a big battery and does add a fair bit of weight to the bike as well, but that is the best part is that it does detach which especially makes it useful for other parts too. Like especially in the weather, it does make it quite risky to leave the battery in there in the heat too. Especially for the time of it, the weather is always varying too. Which the keys are included for help of removing the key, and you can check the battery's status separately via the button on it, Blue is high, green is medium, Red is low, so it all adds up to make it easy to check.
|The Battery showing the key|
|The key in the hole to unlock the battery|
|showing it does sort of pop out for the most part|
|The light on the bike|
|The little charging port of the battery|
This now leads to the charger, which is a modern looking brick in its own right, Which is a powerful way to get it charge up. It uses the Cloverleaf connection so its works out easier to replace if the cable too.
|The charger itself|
|The cloverleaf cable at the end of it|
Then we have the tyres and the brakes, now this part of it, is not disk brakes and actually they are later on to show the side of the bike that seems not as good.
|The Tyres and the brakes, it was hydraulics|
|The better look at the hydraulic brakes|
|And the look at the other side of the brakes|
Now it comes to the other part which is unique, the pedals and the part that even flips out as its own stand, it kicks out so nicely too. It makes it easier for when it needs to be parked for that few minutes, it also applies the brakes for some reason as well.
|The Pedal and the kickstand|
Now it then leads to setting it up with things form the old bike.
|The LED Light and the mudguard as well as the red reflective light that was already with the bike|
That and it was also time to finally get the bike lock to work, which actually was worth it when i used oil to make sure it was easier to unlock and not for the issue of having it stolen, so now both locks are there, one long cable one and one strong one, so that can help with it, it also does not affect steering when i expected it would do too.
|Both locks on, even if this way is the not correct way to put it on|
But then it was time to prepare for the cycling of seeing how it does to see how it performs when its time to do a cycle too.
|The settings when its off|
|The settings when turned on but level 0|
|The settings on level 1|
|The settings on level 2|
|The settings on the highest level for the settings|
Then it was time to just pedal and get some energy then it was time to cycle to my usual visit.
|The fit details with the e-bike|
|The similar route with the normal bike|
- You can hear when the motor is kicking in with a whine
- Setting 1 does not show you or feel any g force when option 2 and 3 do,
- Hills do feel less intense but only when you are on a higher gear.
- The gear system does not move down as easy without a click.
- The bike does feel A LOT heavier when lifting it with the battery inside,
- The steering can be quite heavy as well.
- The battery did last more than a whole day, but the percentage did not make sense due to it jumping up and down in different ways.
- The battery cover is the black so it can absorb heat.
- The seat high is easily changed
omracer's Rating: 8/10
The Good Points:
- The bike is an electric one
- Can help save many minutes off my Journey's.
- Thee battery does detach
- Easy to Adjust the seat height
- Shimano gears
- Control panel for the electric side , is easy to use
- Hills are less intense
The Bad Points:
- The steering can be heavy,
- The bike is heavier with the battery inside it
- Braking can be a bit of hard squeeze when using it
- Quite high for the value, other E-bikes have been between £600 - £899 in some cases