Frame and Contact Points
When I first saw the Electric Bike Company's Model A, I knew I had to have it. This classy and stylish cruiser is perfect for leisurely rides around town, and with a removable battery, torque sensor, and classic design, it's a pretty solid value at the starting price of $1,500. I mean, sure, I could buy a used car for that much, but can a used car take me on a leisurely cruise while turning heads? I don't think so.
When I took the Model A out for a spin, I was blown away by its powerful Electric Bike Company-branded rear-hub motor that delivers a nominal output of 500 watts and a torque of 65 Nm. It's responsive and smooth, providing an effortless and connected riding experience. And the torque sensor? Let's just say I felt like I was pedaling with superhero legs. Is that a thing? Well, it should be.
The Model A comes with a removable battery that's easy to take out for charging or storage. With a capacity of 576 watt-hours, it gives a minimum range of 30 miles, which is perfect for leisurely cruising around town. And even though it's not integrated into the frame, it fits so well that it's like they were meant to be together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Like me and this bike.
The Model A's sleek and stylish high-step frame provides an upright riding position that's comfortable for riders of all sizes. When I hopped on, the bike's standover height of 30 inches and reach of 17 inches made it easy to handle and control. And the comfort saddle? Let's just say I felt like I was riding on a cloud. Or a really comfortable marshmallow.
The Model A doesn't come with front or rear suspension, but the bike's 24-inch wheels and 3-inch tires provided a stable and comfortable ride. The tires are designed to absorb shocks and vibrations, which makes for a smooth ride even on rough terrain. It was like riding on a magic carpet. Except it was a bike. And there was no singing.
The Model A features Bengal Ares 3 hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors, which provide excellent stopping power and control. The brakes are responsive and reliable, making it easy to stop the bike in any situation. And the full fenders? Let's just say I stayed clean and dry even when I rode through a puddle the size of Lake Michigan.
The Model A has a single-speed and doesn't come with a shifter, but the bike's torque sensor provides a responsive and smooth pedal-assist experience that made it easy to tackle any terrain. And the half-grip twist throttle? Let's just say I felt like I had a secret superpower. Or maybe that was just the wind blowing through my hair.
The Model A comes with full lights that provide excellent visibility in low-light conditions. The lights are well integrated into the bike's design, which adds to its aesthetic appeal. And the removable battery? Let's just say I felt like a bike-riding superhero.
The Model A is best suited for leisurely cruising around town. Its comfortable saddle, upright riding position, and smooth ride make it ideal for riders who want a relaxing and enjoyable experience. And the bike's classic design and sleek frame? Let's just say I turned heads everywhere I went. Or maybe that was just people staring at me because I was riding a bike.