• Q.e-RideLite Electric Bike Launched

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    Nitin Sharma
    Nitin Sharma | 3 years ago

    Hello brother, I need a battery like this... Plz tell me where I can get it.. Plz help me I searching e bike battery like anything.. Will be thankful for you...

    JijoMalayil | 4 years ago

    [B]eRideLite90 - First Ride Review[/B] We had the eRideLite90 for a few, days, which was graciously delivered by its founder Ajeet Kumar and his colleague. Here are my impressions of the same. Cycling comes with many benefits - it fulfils your commuting needs, causes no pollution, saves on fuel costs and at the same time is good for your health. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22387[/ATTACH] Most people shy away from a normal cycle for daily commuting needs because of the toll it takes on your body to cycle every day back and fro work, especially when you have a hectic day’s work ahead or you are just exhausted from working your *** off the whole day. That is where eRideLite bikes offer you the option in additional to a 6-speed Shimano gearbox, an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which does away with the job of pedalling the cycle when you are not up to it. eRideLite comes with two models which get a range of 50 and 90-kilometre range respectively. The specifications are mentioned in the first post. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22388[/ATTACH] While cycling around Gurugram, I found that it felt like any other cycle we are used to in the past. The extra weight of the batteries and the motor are barely noticeable once on the move. The battery pack is placed vertically under the seat, which lowers the centre of gravity, keeping it planted. The motor is fairly responsively and you gain speed like in a normal electric scooter (if you have ridden one). [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22389[/ATTACH] The electric motor tops off at 25 kph (restricted per Govt. rules). But if you have strong legs, put the manual gearbox into sixth gear and pedal away. I was able to attain a top speed of 35 km/h with the electric motor and pedalling combined on a flat road during my intra-city commute. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22390[/ATTACH] The removable battery pack docks onto the connector with no fuss at all, and it hardly takes less than 15 seconds to remove the battery pack from the cycle. The battery pack can be locked to the cycle using the same ignition on-off key. The battery pack can be charged at a location that is convenient to you. So you can take it to your office, home or a cafe to charge it. Being lithium-ion batteries, the pack weighs around 6-7 kilos (eRideLite50). The battery takes 5 hours to charge to its full capacity in the eRideLite50 model and 9 hours in the eRideLite90 variant. Here is a picture of the charger that supplied with it. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22391[/ATTACH] The bike, on the other hand, weighs around 25-27 kilos with the battery pack on. The most pressing issue with electric vehicles is the range, with the eRideLite, I found that during a commute of say 4 kilometres from my home to office in the morning, 80% of the time I was pedalling without using the electric motor at all. The only times the electric motor was used was when I had to start from a standstill, mostly at traffic signals and during negotiating U-turns. The normal 6-speed gearbox is all that you need on most of the occasions. With that logic, you can get about 4 times range with a single full charge. Plus there is always the advantage of the fact that the more you pedal, it is better for you health. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22392[/ATTACH] How powerful is the electric motor? We have a steep ramp in our office coming up the basement parking, say at an angle of 20-25 degree, and the bike easily pulled in electric assist mode 1, with a sight pedal assist at the steepest angle. eRideLite gets different electric power mode ranging from 1-5 (5 being the highest), which varies the amount of power sent to the electric motor from the battery. The instant power is shown on the display every time you turn the throttle. So flyovers and inclines would not be a problem if you encounter them on a daily basis. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22393[/ATTACH] Now to the build quality. eRideLite bike components are mostly made in India, except the lithium-ion battery cells and the 6-speed Shimano gearbox. It has a steel frame, dual-disc brakes, front shock absorbers, an LCD display, phone holder with a USB charger, dual-alloy wheels, LED headlamp and a horn as of now. [ATTACH=CONFIG]n22394[/ATTACH] The manufacturer is in the process of putting rear stop lamp and indicators by the time eRideLite will be finally ready for production in March 2017. I honestly found it quite impressive, bar minor niggles (little fine-tuning, no integrated lock for the bike itself) that the manufacturer in the process of sorting out by the time it is ready for delivery. You will have to pre-book the bike at fueladream.com, by paying the full amount, the manufacturer after gathering pre-set orders will start sourcing and production in February and the bikes will be shipped to your respective addresses by Mid-March. At the price eRideLite comes at, it is a fine product that has a future to change the way we commute.

    Praveen | 4 years ago

    [URL="https://www.zigwheels.com/forum/profile/12093"]Saiprasad_Pasupuleti[/URL] I agree with Roshun. Using alloys will increase the cost considerably and using cheap alloys will compromise the bike's structural integrity. I faintly remember an affordable bicycle from Hercules that came with an alloy frame. Unfortunately, the cost-cutting resulted in implementing low-quality alloy. A lot of people complained about the frame bending at various places and it was almost irreparable in the case of even a small crash. Using steel is the only way to strike a balance between strength and cost-effectiveness. I think this bike pretty much undercuts other electric two-wheelers in terms of value-for-money.

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