It has been close to a month since I received my M class Ariel Ridder. I wanted to give it a little time and see what happens before I wrote my review. In order to get to know this bike completely, so that I can give an accurate review. With that said, I have not checked the claimed range of 60 miles using pedal assist and the 30 mile range using the throttle. I live in a somewhat hilly area and I just haven’t brought it to an area yet that would be a fair review based on the grade.
When I received it it was packaged well, although during shipping the bottom corner where the front forks rest, was damaged and the protective plastic piece was broken, but the forks were fine:)
Assembly was a breeze! I have been working on bikes for 40 plus years, and I’m thinking even if you don’t have much bike experience, you still would not have much difficulty with assembly.
👁 I actually went through and checked each nut and bolt to make sure that they were tight, but a funny thing happened, that could have resulted in serious injuries and damage. After like my third time out I heard some parts rattling and stopped and tried to locate the problem and found that the two bolts that hold the fasten the kickstand to the frame were about to fall off. I was going to deduct a Star, but desided to just mention it here. In hopes that other people will be informed. Anyhow it sits very close to the rear break disk and the spokes. There is a good chance that that could have been wedged between ether the spokes or the disk and both would not have good results. Lol so check that and pick up some lock tire and rub some on the threads. Lock washers wouldn’t be a bad idea ether!
I really think that should have been applied on all bolts during factory assembly. It’s a small but important detail. Ariel Rider is gonna be on top of it. If they read this 👀
But you should always check for yourself and get that done and off of your worries.
That’s actually the only gripe I had with the M Clas...