All wheel drive, full suspension, dual batteries.
I am writing as the recipient of the bike, not the purchaser.
I been nothing but impressed with the Kepler, first it came a day early on delivery which was great, packaging was exceptional (double boxed) the bike was flawless and the instructions (video) to assemble was spot on.
Now for the performance....the bike never even grunted on hills, over passes, the bike trails flat or hilly, on and off road. The motor has so much on demand performance it was just awesome.
Looks....I get compliments, looks, stares all the time. The bike has a tough appeal to it.
Battery....You get a lot out of it, pedal assist or just motor, plenty of miles.
I am not trying to be to wordy here, so I will close with a thought, If you buy this bike you will not be disappointed none what so ever.
Very fun bike to ride! After near 200 miles here’s my feedback.
1) Built very tough and can take a beating. Have ridden in coal/shale banks and through rocky, muddy terrain.
2) Normally do 25-30 mile rides and battery last throughout ride.
3) it’s a pretty comfortable bike, being disabled I have a high sensitivity to pain and I can manage 25-30 miles.
1) I don’t think the gears are necessary as I always keep it in the lowest setting. Maybe some lower power assist levels would be good.
2) Rear light is not very bright and somewhat dim looking don’t think it helps for safety.
3) I have never reached 30 miles per hour on this bike my max is 28 mph using both motors at around 80%+ battery. Which starts to drop off the lower the battery is to around 26 mph. I don’t think it’s possible to get this bike over 30 mph unless you’re going down hill and gunning it.
4) Weight, if they could cut another 10-20 pounds some how to this design but still keep the ruggedness that would be really cool.
I love my x class, the seat kinda sucks. A little uncomfortable but over the last 2 weeks my ass has gotten a little more used to it! The shock in the back isn’t amazing, it’s a little stiff even with adjustment, but the front forks are awesome. Otherwise this thing eats up hills, I swear I was going like 35mph uphill on this thing recently. Tires are meh, but they’re definitely not bad. I’ve had it for about a month or so now and since I live in a city I haven’t really driven my car anywhere in like 3 weeks. Pretty sick. I definitely recommend it. Especially with the sale going on right now! I just wish that batteries and accessories were more available. That’s a real downside.
I love riding around with my girlfriend on the back. It even can pull a wagon with a dog easily up hills. I take it off-roading and only had a problem with flats but that’s solved easily with some slime.
Very powerful dual motor mode, excellent pedal assist range. The only negative comment I have is that accessories are always sold out and there is no timeline on when they will be in stock
During Covid, my gym closed and I dusted off an old bike. I really enjoyed discovering the bike trails around town that I neglected to explore with the old bike. Some of the hills were a challenge, and while I knew about eBikes, I made due with what I had. Five days ago, while I was in Seattle (go figure!) for work, my Kepler Ariel Rider was finally delivered! I had it put together the next day and now have logged 38 miles of pure fun across two rides. The Kepler is huge, like a stallion! Built solid, packed very well, and fairly easy to assemble. Using the 5 assist modes was pretty easy to learn, the 7 speed shifter is smooth and works great, and the brakes do what they are supposed to do. Battery is very powerful and holds a long charge, although I have not taken it to the limit yet, but from what I see, it can go the distance. The seat is even pretty comfortable, I was worried as I had a cushy spring seat on my old bike but Kepler has a pretty good seat. The throttle works well, almost got a blister cranking the throttle so much. Pedaling with power assist also works well, and keeps with the cardio part of biking. This is the 1st time I've ever ridden an eBike, and I think the Kepler is a homerun in all respects.
I was waiting until i had accumulated some miles on the bike before giving a review. Well now I'm closing in on 100 miles and it has been nothing short of fantastic. First things first the bike is fast and crushes hills with ease. I've hit 41 mph on this ebike with throttle only. Remember if you increase the speed limiter over 20 mph it is no longer a class 2 ebike so be aware of local laws. I'm not a small guy either. I'm 6' and 210 pounds. With that kind of speed you will need good brakes and the hydraulic disc brakes perform excellent. The upgrades on the new X Class 52v are exactly what all the YouTube reviewers wanted to see in the next model. The new suspension feels amazing and very stable at higher speeds. The rear spring and air shock do not feel super stiff and are very functional. The front shocks deliver a cushioned ride and absorb everything that i have thrown at it. Dialing the front and rear in was easy and fast. The new headlight is very bright. Riding at night is almost motorcycle like with the light it emits. The rear turn signals are nice but i still wish it had front signals to go with the rear. The battery life is really good too with the 20ah. Haven't tried a range test but i have not gotten range anxiety yet. I have had zero issues so far with the bike. Very solid and well built. If you are looking for a fast reasonably priced ebike with good range look no further than the X Class 52v. It will not disappoint you. Great job to the Ariel Rider team for putting together this amazing ebike. Keep up the good work yall.
Really enjoy the bike this is my third electric bike
I did a lot of research before I bought the Grizzly. So far I love the bike. 2 motors...2 batteries, very well built! Just wanted to thank their customer service rep Arthur for helping me get the round "disk' that goes on top of the bike neck/stem. Perfect, thanks again. Would recomend!
I bought this bike about 3 months ago I put 600 miles on it it is everything as advertised is very fast very solid bike but I already went through my rear tire at 600 miles and my brakes seem a little chattery but other than that nice bike
Ordered 05/20/22..received earlier than expected.
Double boxed and well packed. no problem with assy. Came with owner manual with torque values but vague instructions. There are YouTube videos for extra help.
12 price tool kit, touch up paint and a bag of extra screws.
Quick release front axle and 20psi air in tires. Turn signals, brake light a bell and steel guard for derailleur.
. cables are neatly wrapped Fit an finish is very good. I have not put any miles on it yet but so far so good. I changed speed to 99.
I also have a Ride1up 700 ST to compare it to once I get some miles on it.
I need to find a bag for the rear rack. The one I have for the 700 won't work on it. The straps are too short for the wide rack.
Also got AR military discount which made it even a better deal.
Grizzly - 52V Dual Motor
My X class is so much fun. The pedal assist is great for when I want some help. It’s easy to pedal with no assist, and when I just want to get where I’m going the twist throttle helps me out a ton. The bike was easy to assemble. The brake light, blinker, and headlight are super useful. The bike is comfortable, quick, stylish, and most importantly, really really fun.
Man the looks I get on my grizzly is overwhelming. The torque is insane love this bike it’s very hard not ride this everyday