500 miles (800 KM) per charge … that is the claim of this product of Denmark. It’s a fully suspended e-trike with *fat tires for $6013 US (€5,340). HERE is their website. And HERE is their FAQ webpage.
*They call these fat tires, but they are only 2 inch wide tires … not hardly “fat”.
I would think it would be likely and tempting to take this trike off road, but that battery looks mighty vulnerable and it certainly is not a bash plate.
The battery provides power for motor, lights, mobile, and automatic gear shift system. The battery box is removable, shock and water-resistant.
Assisted range up to 500 miles (800 km). Designed for 37 mph (60 km/h), restricted to 15.5 mph (25 km/h).
It has a TIG welded 4130 Chrome Moly steel frame.
• Comfortable ride position
• Full suspension
• Drive anywhere
• Handle high load
• Long distance e-assist
• Resilient drive systems
• Waterproof electronics / electrics
• Adjustable e-assist configuration
• Fast charging
• Many gearing options
• Power and speed when needed
• Elegant design
Weight: 90.4 pounds (41 kg)
Max. load: 441 pounds (200 kg) (rider and/or luggage)
Seat height: 8.25 inches (21 cm)
Seat angle: 35 – 50 degrees
Max tire width: 2” (5 cm)
Suspension travel: 5.5 inches (14 cm) front, 5 inches (13 cm) rear
Track width: 30.70 inches (78 cm)
Wheel base: 43.3 inches (110 cm)
Width: 33.46 inches (85 cm)
Length: 74.8 – 82.68 inches (190 – 210 cm)
Turning circle: 13 feet (4 m)
Rider height: 59.05 – 82.68 inches (150 – 210 cm)
Gear chain: Shimano
Front Rims: Rigida Andra 40, 20″
Rear Rim: Rigida Andra 40, 26″
Spokes: 2,34 mm stainless
Front hubs: Novatec 36 spokes, 20mm axle
Rear hub: Shimano 36 spokes, quick release
Cassette: SRAM NX 11-42
Crankset: SR Suntour 44, 170 mm
Bottom Bracket: Torque Sensing BB
Rear derailleur: SRAM NX 11 speed
Gear shifter: SRAM NX twist shifter
Pedals: Shimano SPD + Normal
Brakes: Tektro Hydralic Disc brakes (160mm)
Right Brake levers: Front brakes, parking brake
Left Brake levers: e-brake (if ebrake option selected)
Rear shock: DNM Air spring 165 mm
Front shocks: DNM Steel spring 190 mm
Rear fender: SKS – Black
Motor cog: Disc mounted – 21 teeth
Battery: 60V, 1.5 kWh – 5.0 kWh
Motor: BLDC, 250w – 3000w
Controller: Sinusoidal Field oriented control
Computer: Cycle Analyst
Mounting the battery down low under the seat certainly helps to lower the center of gravity and greatly improve the trike’s handling making it more stable. I just think it ought to have a bash plate to protect it from damage. It looks like a fun trike, but I am sure I would be working at doing something about being limited to 15.5 mph. That is ridiculous. When people ride bicycles 25 mph and faster it makes no sense to limit an e-bike/trike to such a low speed. I tell ya … idiots are in charge!
KEEP ON TRIKIN’
A FREE GIFT awaits you!
3 thoughts on “VELOKS MK3 E-TRIKE”
An elite cyclist can hit 60/70 mph at times, even if only downhill. Even I, a non-competitive cyclist, was reckoned by a neighbour to be pushing over 30 mph as she followed me in her car. But most of the time urban cyclists will be little more than the 15 mph upper limit permitted for using cycle lanes.
When many cycle lanes are separated from pedestrians by only intermittent painted reminders, does it really make sense to allow machines to run at 30+ mph separated by only inches?
If you want to go faster, then register your e-bile as a motor vehicle, pass the necessary driving tests and take out mandatory insurance etc.
And stay off the pavement and out of the cycle lanes. The speed differential is too great.
“Idiots are in charge”? Uh, I would think a reviewer of ebikes would know the basics, but I guess that’s too much to hope for from your blog.
In Europe ebikes are divided into classes, just as in the US. If you want to avoid licensing, still want to be able to use bike lanes and trails, et al, then the top power output is 250watt (constant, not peak), and the top speed is 25kph (~15.5mph).
Of course, even being ignorant of that fact, you might have gone so far in your doubtlessly extensive investigation for this review as to, uh, visit their site, which clearly states three power options:
250watt with 25kph
I’m American but I’m not…an idiot…
I wonder how many have read this post thinking the same…
The idiots I am referring to are the ones making the laws concerning e-motors. It is ridiculous to limit a bike or trike to low power and slow speed when a strictly human powered bike or trike is capable of such higher speeds. It makes absolutely no sense.