ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME Review
- Price: £1,599.99
- Frame: Aluminum
- Tires: 700c
- Gear: 1×8
What we like about it: It offers versatility and a powerful motor, making your ride more robust.
What we didn’t like about it: It may feel a bit heavy for non-professional riders.
The ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME is designed for daily commuting around urban areas and rides on paved roads. Its speed and power make it an excellent choice for long-distance travel and daily commuting.
In the following sections, we will analyze the riding experience, key features, components, and specifications of the ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME. Additionally, we have compared it with several other bikes in the latter part of this article. If you want to learn more about bike reviews, please stay tuned.
The ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME offers reliable performance, a comfortable riding experience, and the support of a high-performance motor, ensuring comfort even during extended rides.
For this review, I planned to ride the ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME to visit my friend, covering a distance of approximately 50 kilometers from my house. The route is mostly flat with some inclines, declines, and a short section of unpaved rough terrain.
When I hopped on this Decathlon electric bike, the overall riding posture was remarkably comfortable. The geometry is just right, providing a good balance between an upright and aggressive riding position. The rigid frame delivers quick and responsive power transmission, allowing me to achieve higher riding speeds.
When I engaged the assistance, the high-performance motor provided a constant and efficient power output, reducing the physical effort required for cycling.
While riding on uneven terrain, even though the bike lacks any suspension design, as long as I controlled my speed, the adequately wide tires absorbed some road vibrations, enhancing my riding comfort.
The TEKTRO TKD32 hydraulic disc brakes offer reliable braking performance. They respond quickly when I need to slow down, allowing me to stop the bike in the shortest possible time.
Is That All?
This Decathlon electric bike is also suitable for daily commuting. The 700c wheelset provides fast riding speeds, better maneuverability, and stability. The powerful motor support allows me to reach my destination in minimal time.
The built-in lighting system enables me to see the road ahead during nighttime rides and makes me more visible to others, ensuring safety during nighttime cycling.
Furthermore, the straight handlebar design enhances my maneuverability, making it easy to navigate through various alleys. The front and rear fenders prevent water splashes, so I don’t have to worry about getting my clothes dirty when riding through puddles.
The ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME is available in three frame sizes: M, L, and XL, suitable for riders with heights ranging from 5’4″ to 6’6″.
It features a 250-watt brushless motor in the rear hub with 45 Newton meters of torque. The torque and pedal frequency sensors in the crank provide a smooth and progressive pedaling feel, along with improved energy efficiency.
Multiple pedal-assist modes are available, each offering different ranges to cater to various rider preferences.
TEKTRO TKD32 hydraulic disc brakes deliver efficient braking performance in all weather conditions, ensuring reliable stopping power throughout the day.
Equipped with a 1 x 8-speed transmission system that reduces weight and allows for easy one-handed shifting, it features the BTWIN Microshift TS39 trigger shifter.
What do we like about it?
- The TEKTRO TKD32 hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable, all-weather stopping power.
- The motor in the bike’s rear hub and torque sensor make riding effortless without excessive exertion.
- The battery unit is controlled by an LCD dashboard with three modes, including a “walk” mode for pushing the bike alongside.
- The bike features a USB port for charging your phone.
- Long-distance city tires have a unique tread design for speed and strong grip on both dry and wet roads.
- The built-in LED lights enable riders to see the road ahead and alert oncoming traffic, ensuring safety on the road.
What don’t we like about it?
- It may feel somewhat heavy for non-professional riders.
- What is the maximum weight capacity of this bike?
The maximum load is 150 kilograms, including the bike, the rider, and any additional items.
- Are there any maintenance recommendations for this bike?
Store the bike in a dry, cool place. If riding by the seaside, regularly clean the bike to protect it from salt damage. Clean with water, but do not use a high-pressure washer. Lubricate the drivetrain system regularly.
- How do I choose the right size for this car?
We provide a size chart here, but the best way to find the most suitable size is to test ride the bike.
|5’4″ – 5’10”
|5’8″ – 6’3″
|6’0″ – 6’6″
|6061 aluminium frameColors: Charcoal Grey; Linen
|Steel fork, 1.9 kg
|Flat pedals with a metal axle and aluminum body, wide underfoot surface, 170mm-long aluminum cranks, internal bottom bracket houses a torque sensor
|B’TWIN SPORT 500 foam saddle
|Aluminium seat post, graduated for easier adjustment, seat post height = 350 mm, collar dimensions = 32 mm, seat post diameter = 31.2 mm, screw-on seat post
|Our 1 x 8-speed indexed drivetrain reduces the weight and helps you shift with just one hand. – BTWIN by MICROSHIFT TS39 trigger shifters. – 8-speed Microshift H081 11/36 cassette. – Single chainring: 36 teeth – KMC 8.3 EPT chain with quick release and anti-rust coating – Rear derailleur: B’Twin by Microshift RD M25.
|BTWIN by TEKTRO TKD32 hydraulic disc brakes. These brakes are also used for mountain biking, guaranteeing easy, powerful, progressive braking in all weather conditions. These brakes are also used for mountain biking guaranteeing easy, powerful, progressive braking in all weather conditions. Aluminum shifters.
|BTWIN by TEKTRO TKD32 hydraulic disc brakes
|The long-distance city tyres have an exclusive tread design that makes them both fast and grippy on dry and wet roads. A high density puncture-proof “bead to bead” nylon tyre liner plus an additional 3mm rubber liner provide excellent protection from punctures and pinching. A high density puncture-proof “bead” nylon tyre liner plus an additional 3mm rubber liner provide excellent protection from punctures and pinching. Tyre dimensions: 38-622 / 700 x 38C Weight: 960 g.
|Brushless 250-watt motor (Vision industry) in the rear wheel hub, 45Nm torque, torque and cadence sensor in the crank
|Lithium-ion 36v 14Ah (504Wh) battery in watertight case (IPX5)
|Trek Dual Sport+ 2
|1 × 9
|Electra Loft Go! 7D EQ Step-Over
|Mechanical disc, 160mm rotor, flat-mount
|1 × 7
|REID Blacktop 2.0 eBike
|NUTT Hydraulic Disc with 160mm rotors
|1 × 9
|Canyon Precede:ON 5
|1 × 11
ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME vs. Trek Dual Sport+ 2
When comparing these two bikes, the latter one is lighter in overall weight, providing a more nimble riding experience. However, the former has a larger battery capacity, supporting longer-distance, long-haul rides.
Furthermore, the former bike features a design with front and rear fenders and a cargo rack, ensuring clean clothes during rides and better load-carrying capability.
Lastly, the 700c wheel size on the front bike offers higher riding speeds and improved versatility, while the 650b wheel size on the latter bike is more agile and easier to handle.
In conclusion, between these two electric city bikes, I believe the former offers better practical performance, making it more suitable for city commuting.
ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME vs. Electra Loft Go! 7D EQ Step-Over
To be honest, when it comes to choosing between these two bikes, I would strongly recommend the former.
Firstly, in terms of braking components, the former utilizes hydraulic disc brakes, which are more powerful and offer a lighter touch compared to the mechanical disc brakes on the latter.
Additionally, the former has a larger battery capacity, allowing for longer rides, and the built-in cargo rack makes it more convenient to carry additional supplies for extended journeys.
In conclusion, between these two electric city bikes, the former boasts more robust component performance and enhanced riding capabilities.
ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME vs. REID Blacktop 2.0 eBike
Comparing these two electric bicycles, in terms of frame design, the former adopts a cleaner cable routing and a more aesthetically pleasing paint finish, giving it a sleek and durable appearance.
Furthermore, the functionality of the former is enhanced by the built-in front and rear fenders and cargo rack, making it well-suited for long-distance journeys.
Both bikes also feature hydraulic disc brakes, providing strong and reliable braking power even in challenging conditions.
In the end, between these two bikes, I would lean towards recommending the former. It offers greater functionality and practicality.
ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME vs. Canyon Precede:ON 5
They are both high-quality electric bicycles.
Firstly, they both have similar motor capacities, suitable for long-distance rides. However, the latter offers a more extensive range of gears and has advanced transmission components for improved reliability.
Additionally, the 700c wheelset on the former provides better riding speed and versatility, while the 650b wheelset on the latter excels in maneuverability.
In the end, between these two electric bicycles, the latter indeed offers superior performance. However, it comes at a higher price, so your choice can depend on your budget.
Above is my riding review of the ELECTRIC CITY BIKE – LONG DISTANCES E-LD 500 HIGH FRAME. In our opinion, it’s a reliable and reasonably priced electric city bike that most people can afford, which is why we gave it a rating of 4.8.
Of course, if you’re interested in other electric city bikes, we review a variety of bikes at different price points, and they can be equally fascinating. Feel free to explore our other reviews.
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