“Spark” E Bike – 500 Watt Electric Bicycle – Unboxing / Setup / Test Drive / Review (Written)

Read Below for review..
00:00 Fun
01:10 Unboxing
01:50 Assembly (Steering)
02:25 Assembly (Front Wheel)
03:20 Assembly (Pedals)
03:40 Assembly (Seat Post)
03:55 Assembly (Front Light and Mud Guard)
05:13 Battery Level Indicator
05:34 Static Tests (Throttle, Pedal Assist and head light)
06:50 TEST DRIVE
09:13 Battery depletion and recharge

Ordered from sparkbikes.ca
1600$ Canadian dollars (Roughly 1220$ USD)
Free Shipping All Over Canada

REVIEW:
Overall, I’m very satisfied with this purchase. The shipping was fast. It shipped 1 day after the order was placed (As promised) and arrived (From Vancouver to Québec) in exactly 5 working days. (Again, as promised).

It’s a fun machine. I do mean machine, because those things are kinda hefty. At 27 kg, they are not the lightest of bikes, obviously. It’s Zippy, comfortable to ride (The front suspension is really good, in my opinion). The components (Brakes, derailleur) are not on the highest end of the quality spectrum, but they are name brand (Shimano, Tektro) and functioned flawlessly, so far. I was looking for a fun bike, that could get me around but also make me feel like I’m riding a scooter or motorcycle. At 500 Watt, the geared hub motor does exactly that. The speed is limited to 32 Kph here in Canada, meaning the motor will cut off beyond that, but that’s plenty fast to bring excitement. I’m happy to report that the throttle is proportional (Not just an On/Off switch) meaning if you press lightly the motor will only give a little boost and if you press the throttle all the way the motor will give you maximum power. It’s all very smooth. I had to do NO adjustments at all when I received the bike. The derailleur and the brakes where already set to go to work out of the box.

The paint looks good, the welds look good, the parts that need greasing already are. You’ll need 3 different HEX keys and an adjustable wrench. The front wheel wasn’t perfectly straight, but that’s easily adjustable. (In fact that was the only flaw I found)

The front suspension is so smooth, I kinda wish I had bought a full suspension bike. BUT that would of cost a LOT more.

I’m 5 foot 10 inches and found the bike a little high. I have no problem standing over the top bar, but it’s just a little bit awkward when swinging my leg over the bike. Still I feel safe, and would not trade it in for a smaller bike.

FEATURES
• Motor: Bafang 500 Watt
• Battery: LG 48V Lithium Ion (13Ah)
• Charging time: 4 – 6 hours
• Estimated range (13Ah): 50 – 80 km
• Pedal assist: 9 levels
• Gear: 7-Speed Shimano Acera
• Frame size 19″
• Kenda tires 27.5″

WEIGHT
• 27kg (59 lbs)

WEIGHT CAPACITY
• 125kg (275 lbs)

WHAT’S INCLUDED
• LG battery (2 secure lock keys)
• Battery charger 3.0A
• LCD control panel
• Thumb throttle
• Lights (front & tail)
• Rear rack
• Fenders / Mudguards (Plastic)
• Derailleur guard
• Pedals

INCLUDED GIFTS
• Ring bell
• Bottle holder
• Mobile holder
• Chain slap guard

SPECIFICATIONS
• Frame: 6061 Aliminium Alloy
• Motor: Bafang 8 Fun Brushless Motor DC
• Throttle: 100% Power Assisted
• Pedal Assist Sensor: 12 Magnets
• Shifter: Shimano Triggers
• Derailleur: 7-Speed Shimano Acera
• Brake Lever: Tektro with Bell
• Brake Sets: Tektro Mechanical Disc Brake
• Fork: SR Sontour XCT DS
• Stem: Promax Aluminium Alloy
• Crankset: Prowheel Aluminium Double Alloy
• Pedals: Wellgo Aluminium Alloy
• Saddle: Selle Royal Freccia A007
• Tire: Kenda Tire 27.5 x 2.10″
• Spokes: Stainless Steel 13 Gauge

Comments

Allan Jarczak says:

What’s the max speed you’ve gotten on this?

Allan Jarczak says:

Thanks for this review. It felt more like a Demo but that’s exactly what i was looking for.

tony972333 says:

That’s a cool bike! Does it uses the electric motor while braking to charge the battery?

Ilia Chaikine says:

Quick question, what is your height? did you find the bike size ok?

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