Compact: Easy to store and carry
98 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 (with motor inhibitors): Reliable brake performance on one of the fastest electric commuter bikes on the market.
Heavy loading capacity: The optional front basket and rear rack (both optional) lets you carry so much more – groceries, gym bags, and even your children.
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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.
As per other reviews on technical aspects, I would have to agree without any previous experience to contrast. I find this bike powerful and quick, and fun to ride. I researched quite extensively and could've saved lots of money buying local (Vancouver, Canada) but the power, size, and weight of my lil M kept it at the top of my list. Also the style. I love the style.
(Please continue your efforts on the customer service end of your company;)
We needed 2 bikes so spending that much required lots of research. I was an amateur racer with a Colnago frame and Campagnolo parts. I knew a lot about bikes a very long time ago. We got lucky and found ours at a full-service dealer. He had the best price anywhere and no assembly necessary. The website cannot do justice for what a perfect design it is for anyone. My wife and I are retired. We are not as nimble as when we were younger. I knew that a smaller bike would be easier to handle (think BMX racing). What a difference! The turning radius and handling are so much smoother and easier than the bigger ones. A 7-speed hub with no derailer (BIG difference in shifting, much less maintenance) is plenty of power assistance so pedaling is no problem. It's smaller (travel storage) and lighter so we didn't see why we would want a big one. The front basket is a must. Just drop a backpack in it to take your battery and all your belongings with you. Batteries are a target item. Thieves stole my bike stuff (and bikes) many times over 40 years ago...and still do. They use battery-powered (irony?) cut-off saws for locks now. We are buying a van for storage instead of a truck. Again, thieves have made eBikes a major target. This strategy will help while using it with our travel trailer. Do your homework and you will discover the weight distribution, power usage, and torque advantages of mid-motors. The seat was good quality butt we changed it to the bigger, more padded saddle for obvious reasons. The color is more gold than orange and is better than pictured on this site. My wife got the blue one and the pair together is stunningly stylish. Oh yea, and don't forget the throttle assist and hydraulic brakes. Perfect. Hat's off to the designers!
If you are patient with Ariel Rider--patient with their orders and with their replies to queries--you will find that this is an ethical company with quality bikes. My m-class arrived in eight days and was easy to assemble, once I consulted the YouTube videos. (They should include more clear reference to their online resources with the bike.) Ariel kindly helped me with a mistake I made with a discount code and worked it out for me. Everything on the bike works great, and it is powerful. The pedal assist works wonderfully--far better than my last bike. The throttle works fine, but the pedal assist makes it an afterthought. With the speed limit lifted, the bike cruises effortlessly at around 22-23 mph, chewing up all NYC hills and bridges. It could easily go faster, which brings me to my one complaint: the gearing. The bike needs higher gears, and it has too many low gears. Ariel Rider, please enlarge the chainring and/or reduce the rear gearing size! It would also be great if Ariel included info on the bike's chain to make it easier for us to do this on our own. I think most serious riders will wind up doing this. Nevertheless, this bike remains the best deal in its class, and I can vouch for the c-class too, which uses mostly the same parts but with a different frame. (Both bike's frames are a bit large for petite people.) Trust this company.
Bike was delivered swiftly and in excellent condition. Assembly was straight forward ( I have plenty of bikes). Given that the M Class model has seen some updates perhaps you could include a card with the bike that indicates the correct YouTube address? I was watching a video for a previous year model and was a bit confused at first. No biggie though. Otherwise, my front brake rotor was warped to the point that I couldn’t properly center it in the brake unit. Luckily I live near a bike shop and they had the rotor tool to straighten it out.
Functionally, the bike is AWSOME! Frankly I’m surprised how fast I can go on it. I’ve been using it for cargo trips.
No complaints so far! Had all the things I wanted like mid drive motor, hydraulic brakes, front suspension and the price was perfect. You can't find all this for cheaper or better quality. Looks really cool too cruising around and rides like a cadillac.