Velec A2

Velec A2

$1,999.00$2,399.00

The Velec A2 is an approachable neighborhood electric bike with lots of utility extras, plastic fenders with rubber mud flaps, a long plastic chain cover, a rear carry rack, and LED lights. The step-thru frame is reinforced with a gusset at the front and shortened top tube near the bottom to reduce frame flex, smaller 26-inch tires bring the frame closer to the ground. Efficient 48 volt power system offers a bit of zip and climbing power, Velec sells three battery size options for this model so you can extend range, the battery is removable but you must take the saddle and seat post off. Simple LED display panel doesn’t offer as precise of power readouts, there’s no up or down arrows to change assist (you just cycle all the way through 1-5), basic 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain, linear pull brakes vs. disc.
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The Velec A2 is an approachable neighborhood electric bike with lots of utility extras, plastic fenders with rubber mud flaps, a long plastic chain cover, a rear carry rack, and LED lights. The step-thru frame is reinforced with a gusset at the front and shortened top tube near the bottom to reduce frame flex, smaller 26-inch tires bring the frame closer to the ground. Efficient 48 volt power system offers a bit of zip and climbing power, Velec sells three battery size options for this model so you can extend range, the battery is removable but you must take the saddle and seat post off. Simple LED display panel doesn’t offer as precise of power readouts, there’s no up or down arrows to change assist (you just cycle all the way through 1-5), basic 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain, linear pull brakes vs. disc.Specifications

Color: Red or Titanium

Frame height: 16.5 inches

Engine:48V / 350W installed in the rear wheel

Controller

Speed ​​sensor

Battery A

48V / 10Ah, 13Ah, or 17Ah

rims: 26 inches black aluminum

rays: black stainless steel

Motor connection: Direct connect

brakes: V-Brakes

Brake levers: Shifters with cutter

Accelerator: Yes with cruise control

Digital console
Assitances: 1 and 5 levels
suspension: Under the saddle

tires: Kenda with K-Shield Protection – 26 x 1.95 inches

derailleur: Shimano Tourney 7 speed
speeds: microSHIFT 7 speed
wheel – free or cassette: 7-speed freewheel. 14 x 32T
  • Some of the Velec models, including the A2 here, offer battery capacity upgrades and even secondary packs to provide greater range, the default 48 volt 10 amp hour is pretty great on its own but you can also get 13 ah or 17 ah total
  • The step-thru frame is approachable but reinforced with a secondary tube and gusset to reduce frame flex
  • Comfort and body position have been addressed with a basic suspension seat post, plus saddle, adjustable angle stem, and ergonomic grips
  • Lots of utility, right out of the gate, I appreciate the plastic fenders, long plastic chain cover, rear carry rack, and LED lights
  • I love that both brake levers have motor inhibitors built in, this provides much faster response times to stop the motor, even if you forget to release the twist throttle or continue moving the cranks
  • Good weight distribution, the battery is positioned low and center on the frame (which improves handling) and completely frees the rear rack for hauling gear
  • For this type of bicycle, the large plastic pedals work fairly well, they won’t cut your shins as easily if your foot slips off and they are wider than some basic pedals
  • Velec has added a derailleur guard to protect the sensitive bits at the rear-right dropout, it will also shield the motor power cable from bumps and bends if the bike tips over
  • This bike, like many other entry-level products, uses the basic 7-speed Shimano Tourney derailleur to save money (and because you probably don’t need as many gears or toughness for neighborhood/city riding) but I love that they opted for trigger shifters vs. the large thumb shifter because these are easier to reach and use in my experience
  • Because it uses smaller 26-inch wheels, the bike sits closer to the ground and is easier to mount, I appreciate the wider 1.95″ tire diameter for increased air volume and comfort, and the steel fork which has vibration dampening properties vs. aluminum alloy
  • The stock tires have K-Shield which is a puncture protective lining designed to reduce flats, this is a good thing on heavier ebikes that might be ridden more frequently and for further distances, keep the tire pressure between the recommended 40 to 65 PSI to reduce the potential for pinch flats
  • The bikes both look, the red frame has matching decals on the battery box and both use all-black accessories, spokes, rims, battery, motor etc. and I appreciate that the cables are mostly internally routed to reduce snags
  • Velec has been around since 2005, offers a solid two-year warranty on the motor and battery, sells through shops (so you can go take a test ride), and I was told that they are responsive to issues when I asked the shop that I was visiting
  • The battery system runs at 48 volts which tends to be more efficient and can offer zippier acceleration and climbing power, even with the average-sized 350 watt geared hub motor
  • Rather than holding the twist throttle to maintain a constant speed, the control pad has a cruise control button that will lock in a speed (just twist the throttle and hold it, then press and hold the clock icon button to set cruising speed)

Additional information

Battery Options

48V 10 AH, 48V 13 AH, 48V 17 AH

Frame Color

Red, Titanium

Tire & Wheel Options

26"

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