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Momentum Upstart Electric Bike 9ah 55cm
An urban electric bike with a stiff steel diamond frame, distilled to the essentials with purity of form; a clean aesthetic and a speedy ride. Nimble and light, Upstart is the fastest way to get around.
Upstarts reviewers report that it leaves all the clunky derailleur bikes searching for gears, and will outpace most electric bikes too. Not only was it reviewed as blindingly fast for a legal bike, the Upstart was also deemed as damned efficient: you put human and electric power in at one end, and road speed comes out the other.
At the heart of Upstart is their automatic torque sensor AUTORQ system; an innovation exclusive to Momentum Electric. It measures your effort on the pedals and intelligently controls the 250W motor to provide assistance accordingly. The result is an intuitive ride and an excellent range from the 324Wh lithium-ion battery.
Upstart also boasts a SRAM Automatix gear hub. This two-speed automatic shifting hub changes gear automatically at a certain speed and does away with manual gear shifting. Coupled with the AUTORQ system, it makes cycling uncomplicated and an absolute joy.
Upstart is the perfect choice if you like to keep things simple for life in the fast lane.
Approximate Weight (KG): 19 Brake Type: V-Brakes Forks: Rigid Steel Fork Frame Material: Steel Gender: Unisex Maximum Speed: 15.5 Number of Gears: 2 Pedals Included: Yes Recharge Time: 240 Suspension: Rigid System voltage: 36V Wheel Size: 28" Battery: 324 Wh (9ah 36V) Lithium ion battery Digital battery charger: UK plug charger with LED indicating level of charge Display: 3 power modes and battery level LED Drive Type: 250W Front Hub Electric Bike System: 250w front hub, AUTORQ torque sensor system Front Brake: TEKTRO mechanical rim brakes Gear Shifters: SRAM Automatix two speed automatic gear hub Gears: SRAM Automatix two speed automatic gear hub Maximum Range: 35 Pannier Rack: No Quick Release Front Wheel: N/A Quick Release Rear Wheel: N/A Rear Brake: TEKTRO mechanical rim brakes Rear Mech: N/A Rims: 28 Aluminium rims Saddle: Yes Tyre Size: 28" Tyres: Kenda Kwest 28-622 tyres
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.Rated 2 out of 5 by pdallow No after sales service from Halfords Store. I bought this bike from Halfords Online in good faith on the basis of some good reviews. Although I could have bought it cheaper elsewhere, I had previously valued Halfords name, and the fact that there was a large store locally, specifically in case of problems. I am no e-bike expert, but for the first 3 times I rode the bike, it performed as described. I sustained a puncture on my fourth trip out, and in removing the front tyre, which proved to be extremely difficult, the cable leading to the motor was damaged, and the bike would not work. I took the wheel to my local store, and they would have nothing to do with it, saying they did not stock it, and Halford's Marketplace was an advertising front for other retailers, and I should deal with them. I sent the front wheel back to the retailer for repair, but have been told that the cable can not be repaired, and I would need a new wheel and motor, at my cost. This has been provided, but unfortunately does not work either. The whole bike has been repaired and apparently mended, but at the time of writing, I have not received it to confirm this. If you look at the cable coming out of the front wheel, you will see it is a right-angles to the wheel, and therefore very vulnerable to damage. Secondly, I think that if Halfords Stores will not provide any support for products purchased via Halfords Marketplace, then it should be made clear at the time of purchase. After all, my receipt has Halford's name emblazoned across the top. 01 June 2016Rated 5 out of 5 by ABrig Amazing electric bike, this thing puts a smile on my face with every ride Great range, great build and great electric bike. It honestly makes me question my car as I now only use the car to carry passengers or for going distances of over 15 miles or so. It's such a fuss free bike. It automatically select your gear and the faster you go the more this thing eggs you on. Suddenly you realise that you are the fastest thing without a licence. No one catches you on this thing even other electric bikes. I often find reasons to have a go on it and the best thing is the cost of charging this bike. I will be traveling from Cardiff to Bristol on it and back again. Total cost = 14p If I did it by car it will cost £13 in fuel and £6.60 toll fee. So just under £20 compared to 14p. I won't do this often but it's great to have an option when the weather is better. 18 February 20161-2 of 2
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