Motor: Brose 250W mid-
Battery: Li-ion 37V, 17. 5
Charge time: 5 hours
Top speed: 28 mph
Range: 100 miles,
depending on riding style,
load and terrain
Drive: Shimano Alfine
Brakes: Shimano BR-M447
Controls: Backlit LED
Frame: 7005 aluminum
Weight: 52 lb.
For something that resembles a beach cruiser, it covered
a lot of beach paths on one charge—and looked amazing
doing it. However, the saddle was extremely uncomfortable,
even to riders used to barely padded seats. A chamois didn’t
help enough, and that’s just not what most people will wear
on a bike like this, anyway. While the Velo saddle looks beautiful, if you’re going to spend time riding this bike any distance at all, you may want to consider swapping it for something more comfortable, or at least install a suspension post.
Put a rack on the back and it could become a nice gro-cery-getter, but we can’t imagine that would add to the aesthetics. It’s more of a fun bike with no shortage of power to
tour around on and enjoy the sights! ■
1.) A Shimano Alfine eight-speed rear hub is well matched
to the system, offering the
perfect range of gearing in a
clean, internal package.
2.) To add to the tech looks, the
motor/battery interface is raised
and adds an interesting line. The
charge port is easily found here.
3.) The Brose 250 watt mid-drive is mounted in part of the
downtube. Wellgo pedals are
comfortable and the shape
complements the look of the
4.) Hand-stitched leather grips
are part of the overall good
looks and attention to detail on
5.) The Velo saddle is as
beautiful as it is painful.