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M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike
M-Class Urban Electric Bike

M-Class Urban Electric Bike

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$1,649.00
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$1,649.00

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  • Compact: Easy to store and carry

  • 95 Nm torque mid-drive motor: Offers an incredibly smooth riding experience.

  • 576 Wh (watt-hour) battery: Even at full-throttle, you'll never worry about running out of power.

  • Hydraulic disc brakes: Reliable brake performance on one of the fastest electric commuter bikes around.

  • Heavy load capacity: The optional front basket and rear rack (both optional) lets you carry so much more – groceries, gym bags, and even your children.

M-500 Electric Commuter Ebike

Slim in size, huge on performance.
The ultimate urban cycling experience.

You'll love the spirit of Ariel Rider’s M-Class electric commuter bike. Selected as the best small-sized ebike by eBikeReviewer.com in 2018, M-Class is much more than a regular electric folding bike look-alike as it offers the best of every feature needed. This is why M stands for maximum performance at minimum dimensions.

Starved for space at your office or home? Fret not. The M-Class is the best electric commuter bike for anyone who relishes the freedom of cruising when space is at a premium. It is a smaller ebike, but perfectly suitable for people of all heights thanks to an adjustable seat post and handlebar.

M-Class is not only lightweight and compact, it also is the
most powerful among all such compact eBikes (i.e. mostly folding electric bikes). M-Class maximizes your savings, too! Check out this objective comparison of electric bikes costing up to $4,000.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

2020 UPGRADES

FRONT SHOCK ABSORBERS

Every year we upgrade certain parts on our ebikes according to the feedback we receive from our clients.

The only request we got was the front shock absorbers, so we changed the front forks!

PERFORMANCE

Go the extra mile

Most city commutes are less than 5 miles. We’ve equipped our smallest electric bike with a high-capacity 12 Ah Samsung battery pack. It's so simple to remove, you can charge it effortlessly at home, the office, or anywhere. This compact battery will give you a truly awesome range of 45 to 65 miles per charge. This means you'll cruise for days and days without charging it.

Our pledge is to provide the highest quality with the greatest design. We will never cut corners on the most important components of your electric bike. This battery has superior capacity and that extra range for you when you need it most. And it only weighs around 7 lbs!

RANGE

45-65+ miles per charge (estimated)

CHARGING TIME

4-6 hours

MAX SPEED

Class 2 Ebike

Astonishing torque

The mid-drive motor offers a smooth riding experience - you won't feel like you're riding an electric bike at all.
DAPU mid-drive motors provide one of the highest torque in the market.
M-Class is equipped with the 48V 500W Dapu mid-drive motor sporting 95 Nm torque. Check out a completely independent comparison here.

Key points:

  • The mid-drive motor increases the torque applied to your rear wheel. This translates to remarkably more power, especially when riding uphill. Compared to hub motors, it's a breeze.
  • Mid-drive motors are very energy-efficient compared to hub motors, so you’ll enjoy far longer-range with a smaller battery.
  • A mid-drive motor is in the middle of the bike, where the crank is located. This way, weight is uniformly distributed and the center of gravity doesn’t change.
  • Unlike other mid-drive options in the market, M-Class is also equipped with a throttle for those longer rides where you don’t want to pedal anymore.

URBAN COMMUTER

Cargo Capacity

Don't let the size of our M-Class fool you. This bike is an urban workhorse. With the rear rack and optional front basket, you can carry groceries, your gym bag, or even your child all at the same time!

Lightweight

One huge problem we hear about from commuter is about weight. Riders are concerned that bikes are too heavy, especially if they live or work in high rise buildings.
We achieve this with advanced frame production techniques, combined with a higher capacity
battery using fewer cells.
It'll surprise you how genuinely easy it is to lift and carry your M-Class with only hand.

Adjustable Stem

The versatile and effective Promax Adjustable Handlebar Stem offers just the right fit. The handlebar stem is adjustable from 90 to 160 degrees and includes spacers for 22.2 and 25.4- millimeter stems. It boasts an alloy for enhanced durability. The seat height also adjusts easily in mere seconds. And did we mention -no tools required! For couples who want to share their ebike, these smart features make quick work of swapping out.

Suspension Seatpost

No city street is a smooth, well-maintained Formula One racetrack. Our adjustable suspension seat post adds yet another level of comfort to your commute, smoothing out those rough roads. At the end of the day, M-Class details like this transform your commute into a gentle breeze.

Maintenance Free 7-Speed Gears

Repairs and maintenance are no fun. We're riders just like you, and we know the struggle. This is why we’ve designed all our ebikes to require minimal maintenance.
The M-Class's Shimano 7-Speed Inner hub gears are extremely durable and highly reliable.
The gears are all hidden inside, protected from the elements and physical damage. Having no external derailleur makes them three times more durable than traditional gears. Learn more about inner hub gears here.

Full Fenders

Not all of us live in sunny SoCal. The M-Class comes equipped with front and rear full coverage fenders to keep you clean and dry if you happen to ride through puddles.

 

Details

We're confident that Ariel Rider's M-Class is the easiest ebike to move about on, either riding it or walking it.
From top to bottom, M-Class is designed to be extremely easy to carry. An unobtrusive, but very useful handle under the saddle will help you pull your electric bike out of tight spaces, without needing to be right next to it.

SAFETY

LED Headlight

The Spanninga LED motorcycle-style headlight ensures that you can see and be seen at nights in any road conditions.

This LED headlight is powered by the main battery of the ebike.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes are designed to provide the best brake performance for the fastest ebikes. Be confident of their performance regardless of your speed or weight, and especially going downhill.

Rear Light

Safety is a major concern for us. That’s why all W-Class ebikes are equipped with LED rear lights.

These LED lights are powered by the main battery of the ebike.

Reflective Sidewalls

We want to make sure our riders are visible at all times and from all angles.

That’s why all our tires have reflective sides.

TECHNOLOGY

Everything Under Control

The Ariel Rider ebike's LCD display provides riders with all the information they need during a ride.
Allows for customization of many different specs, including setting the speed limit.

The Display is securely mounted to the handlebars, and the viewing angle can be adjusted to accommodate different-sized riders.

 

Speedometer

Large speed display (can change between mph and kmh)

Battery Life

Never run out of battery unexpectedly.

Pedal Assist Level

Pick from 0 to 6, whichever PAS level suits you best.

Trip Odometer

Especially useful on those long weekend adventure rides.

Odometer

Always exhilarating to see how many miles you ditched your car.

Customization

Our smart screens allow riders to change the speed/odometer, settings, screen backlight, speed limit etc.

Change Speed Limit

While we don’t necessarily recommend ebike riders raise the speed limit on their electric bikes, we do support adventures of any kind with good safety measures.

This feature isn’t only for adrenaline junkies! You can also lower the speed limit to make sure your loved ones don't ride too fast.

Easy Diagnostics

Ariel Riders has programmed all our eBikes so that every possible electronic malfunction (even simple unplugged cables) displays a specific diagnostic error code on the screen. So in the unlikely event of something going wrong, you’ll know exactly which part of your ebike to look at!

 

ELECTRONICS

Battery

48V 12Ah Samsung

Motor

48V 500W Mid-Drive Motor, 95Nm torque

Charger

48V 2Ah Smart Charger with Cell Balancing

Display

Back-lit LCD, with Easy Diagnostics Feature

Sensor

Torque & Cadence Sensor integrated in Mid-Drive Motor

Front Light

Spanninga 20 Lux

Rear Light

Spanninga

Wiring

Water Resistant

Throttle

Half Twist Throttle

COMPONENTS

Brakes

Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes

Pedals

Wellgo Steel Pedals

Brake Levers

Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brake Levers

Seatpost

Suspension Seatpost

Gears

Shimano Nexus 7-Speed Internal Hub Gears

Shifter

Shimano Twist Shifter

Crankset

38T

Chaincover

Plastic

Derailleur

Nexus Inner Hub

Kickstand

Single Kickstand

Fork

AL Solid Fork

Stem

Promax Easy Adjustable Stem

Fenders

Front & Rear Mudguards

Spokes

13g Stainless Steel

Frame

AL6061 Double Heat Treated

Rim

20x1.75 Double Walled Rims

Saddle

Velo - Plush

Tires

20x1.75 CST Tires with Reflective Side Walls

Handlebar Grips

Faux Leather, Hand Stitched

Tools

All Assembly Tools and Touch Up Paint Included

SIZING

1 2 3 4

43.3"

17.3"

17.5"

50.8"

Weight: 47.5lbs

500 Mid-Drive Motor

The mid-drive motor offers a smooth riding experience -you won't feel like you're riding an electric bike at all. M-Class is equipped with a 48V 500W mid-drive motor with a commanding 95 Nm of torque on-demand.

Lightweight

One less thing to worry about, especially if you live in an apartment building. Carrying your electric bike up stairs has never been easier. For your comfort, the total weight of the M-Class is 47.5 lbs.

Small Size

Even if you live in a tiny apartment, work in a cubicle, or just want to take your eBike along in an RV, you'll discover that M-Class is the perfect fit. Maximum performance at minimum dimensions.

12Ah Battery

We utilize only the best batteries in the industry –Samsung. This powerful yet compact battery gives an estimated 45-65 miles per charge while maintaining a sleek profile.

Customer Reviews

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M-Class

This bike works great for getting groceries and hauls my 200 lbs just fine!
Bike is easy to assemble. Order with confidence. Great value with solid customer service.

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First impressions

First impressions before riding.
white is actually pearl white, which in my opinion is even better,
a bike is much nicer in real life than in pictures
the quality of the bike is at a very high level and it can be clearly seen. The bike arrived on time, very nicely packed and easy to assemble. To be completely honest, it came with a few scratches but nothing much worth criticizing.
Now my personal opinion after 150 miles of riding to and from work. I am 5.9 feet and 220 pounds. My everyday round trip has 22 miles and two very tricky uphill climbs. I can easily make a full circle with a single charge of the battery and end up with one battery bar (of 5) at the end. I usually ride on PAS 2 or 3 on flat surface and overcoming uphill with PAŠ 4 or 5. So in real life if you use reasonable pedals you can count to go 30 miles if you are a heavy rider like me. Keep in mind that using the pedals here is very light and does not require almost any effort. The gearbox is well done and the makes all sorts of efforts very easy. The brakes are as premium as the shock absorbers. The maximum speed I reached on the flat was 28 mph and I think my bike can reach higher speeds too, but in my opinion that will be unsafe ride base on wheel size. .
The only real bike problem on my side is with very high pedal position. Even when you adjust the right seat height, the foot position on the pedals is almost impossible to make to be optimal (to be honest my legs are quite long so this may be an individual problem). I had a flat tire once, and on that occasion saw that the bedding on the wheel protecting the tube was completely twisted and jogged. Nothing too important, but it would be nice to increase QC in the future because I really have high expectations for this company
Suggestions
1. it would be really nice to have a better and much stronger headlight. This is not bad, but not enough for a serious night ride.
2. it would be very nice and useful if there was some light on the gearbox
So much for now

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S.D.
Great bike for hills

I waited 6 months and 1000+ miles before I reviewed, Great bike with good quality parts. I live in a very steep hilly area and I carry 50+lbs of cargo frequently this bike gets me up and over hills with minimal effort. Customer service was very helpful when I've had questions, and helped me decide on what bike would fit my needs best. I've hit some scary bumps at high speeds the wheels are very well built no bent or broken spokes. Haven't had to replace any parts. Would do business again.

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Ariel Rider Class M

So far I love the class M bicycle. I watched the assembly video. It skipped the first step. You have to remove the stem from the frame for the handle bars to fit. You may also need to use the provided metal rings to adjust the fit. This is not at all stated in the video. Also the new forks do not have a place to attach the mud flap bracket. There were two clamps that were included so I used those. I think the fork needs to add some screws so assembly would be better. As far as the bicycle goes, it’s solid. I didn’t get my first color choice but I did get my second. Seat is pretty comfortable. The class M does have a lot of power. I was able to ride up a few steep hills that were impossible in regular bikes.

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ACCESSORIES

COMPONENTS

We carefully selected each and every component we put into the M-Class electric commuter bike. Ariel Rider is passionate about electric bikes – our designers, engineers, and even our office staff have all ridden them in our daily commutes for years now. You can trust that we are experienced ebike enthusiasts who understand the expectations and real-world problems electric bike riders face in daily life. We’re proud to ride a fully-featured electric commuter bike that is not only great-looking, but also affordable, boasting the latest technology available.

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