Are you searching for a new (affordable) electric bike? And is much of your riding going to be done on bike paths and rail trails?
Then, the XDS E-Spresso should be on your shortlist.
Here are some of the key reasons:
First, it’s a mid-drive e-bike. This means the heaviest part of the bike is in the middle (and at the lowest point). This lowers the E-Spresso’s centre of gravity and therefore, improves handling - similar to a normal bike.
So for riders who are a little unsure or haven’t ridden a bike in a while, this is going to be a significant consideration.
Second, mid-drive units deliver higher torque than hub drive units. This makes it much easier to climb hills and delivers quicker acceleration - perfect for constant stop/start situations (like commuting).
Is mounted to the rear. And it can be charged on the bike in your garage, or taken inside.
The battery is composed of cells from Panasonic. It’s tested to the highest international standards. And it has inbuilt protection to protect the battery against power spikes - improving longevity.
The clear LED display shows key metrics such as Power Assist Level (5 levels), Battery Level, Distance, Total Distance and Speed.
There’s a control on the handlebar that allows you to adjust the assistance level (power) at 5 levels.
A Shimano mid-range drivetrain is used with a trigger shifter, instead of grip shift. This makes gear changes fast, accurate and responsive. There are a total of 8 gears to choose form, enough to tackle any steep incline.
Another cool feature is the gear shift sensor.
On an e-bike there’s a lot more torque going into the drivetrain. This extra power wears the components out quicker.
But not with the new sensor.
The sensor cuts the motor power when it senses a gear shift occurring.
This means the load on the drivetrain is just like a normal bike; improving the wear on the drivetrain.
The frame itself is quite unique.
Made from aluminium, XDS has shed weight as much as possible from the bike.
The very, very low step-through frame makes mounting and dismounting much easier. Not only is it a great option for the ladies, we often have men buying the E-Spresso too.
The rack will easily accommodate a rack top bag, and full-length mudguards make riding in wet conditions much more bearable.
|FRAME SIZES||15”, 17”|
|FRAME||XDS 700C Alloy Unisex|
|FORK||SR Suntour SF16-NEX Alloy, 63mm travel|
|HANDLEBAR||XDS Alloy 620mm 6° Ø31.8|
|STEM||XDS Alloy Threadless|
|SEATPOST||XDS Alloy Micro Adjust, 31.6mm|
|GEAR SHIFTER||Shimano Acera ASLM360RAT Rapid Fire Plus, 8 speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Acera|
|FRONT BRAKES||Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm|
|REAR BRAKES||Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brake, 160mm|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Tektro Alloy Brake Levers|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano Cassette 11-34T 8 speed|
|CRANKSET||Bafang Alloy Black 3/32” x 38T|
|CHAIN||KMC 1/2” × 3/32” × 112L|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy Black|
|REAR HUB||Alloy Black|
|SPOKES||Stainless Steel, 14G|
|RIM||XDS Alloy 700C × 32H|
|MOTOR||Bafang MAX-01, 36V/250W, Limit 25km/h, W/Controller, W/Battery Communication, AU|
|BATTERY||Phylion, CB5A0181 36V/11Ah, 2200mAh Cell,W/Intelligent Protection Board, W/Communication|
|DISPLAY||Bafang LCD Display, DC 36V, 0-5 Modes,UART Communication, W/Walk Boost, W/ Light Switch|
|CHARGER||Phylion GS CE 100-240V 1.6A (MAX) 50/60HZ Output:42V 2A AU|
|SENSOR||Bafang Sensor, 1 Pulse, 5V|