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The Eleglide T1 is a new budget-friendly electric bike that will be going on sale shortly. In this article, I’m going to be taking a quick look at the specifications – I’m hoping to be sent one of these to review shortly.
The new range comprises two e-bikes featuring the same components, but different frame designs. The ‘T’ stands for trekking and both bikes come with mudguards, a pannier rack, lights and a kickstand.
Trekking bikes are designed to be versatile and should be suitable for riding on tarmac or moderate off-road terrain. Both e-bikes in the T1 range have off-road friendly 27.5″ wheels with wider all-terrain tyres. Plus, there’s the bonus of front suspension, which will help smooth out rough surfaces.
The T1 features a new and improved 250w, brushless, geared rear hub motor that produces a claimed 50Nm of torque. Speed is limited to 25km/h to comply with European and UK e-bike laws.
A 450Wh battery is neatly integrated into the frame and has a claimed range of up to 100km, although I’d say 60-70km is a more realistic figure for everyday riding.
There’s a very large and clear 3.5″ display mounted centrally on the handlebars – this displays speed, battery range, trip function and assist levels. There are 5 levels of pedal assist available, which will allow the rider to fine-tune the assist and optimise battery range.
Both bikes have Shimano 7-speed gearing and mechanical disc brakes and a front suspension fork. The suspension fork is a basic coil-sprung design that can be adjusted and locked out if required. Other features include full-length mudguards, a pannier rack, lights and a kickstand.
Wheels are 27.5″, a size which is usually found on e-MTBs. These should be a little more durable than the 28″ wheels usually found on hybrids. The tyres are CST 27.5″ x 2.1″ which will be suitable for riding off-road.
Weight and size
I don’t have an exact figure for weight, but I would imagine both bikes will weigh in the region of 25kg. Both models are only available in one size, and looking at the dimensions I would say this is a medium frame. This should be suitable for riders ranging in height from 5’2″ to over 6″ – larger riders may need to fit a longer seat post and longer handlebar stem. The T1 step-through version has an adjustable stem which will make life easier.
The Eleglide T1 features a standard frame with a sloping top tube with a high front end. This will offer the rider a nice, upright riding position.
Eleglide T1 Step-through
The Eleglide T1 step-through has a classic, easy-entry design making it particularly suitable for riders who have trouble mounting a regular frame bike. This model also has an adjustable stem, which will allow the rider set the reach and height of the handlebar to suit their needs.
|Basic Specification||Net Weight: 26KG
Unfolded Size: 1790x680x1118mm
Size of Frame: 27.5″ x 17.5″
Length of Handlebar: 660mm
Height of Saddle (from the ground): 32.5″-39.5″
Recommended Rider Heights: 160-200cm (5.25ft-6.56ft)
Max Load: 120KG
Max Speed: 25KM/H (Can be adjusted to 32km/h)
Max Range: 50KM (Electric Mode), 100KM (Assist Mode)
Speed Levels of Assist/Electric Mode: 12/16/20/23/25 km/h
Waterproof Level: IPX4
Material: Aluminium Alloy
Braking System: Front & Rear Disc Brakes + Auto Power-off Design
|Motor||Rated Power & Voltage: 250W, 36V
Max Instantaneous Power: 500W
Max RPM: 260
Max Output Torque: 50N.M
Number of Gears: 7(Rear)
|Suspension||Mechanical Damping with Lockout|
Charging Time: 4-6h
Standard Power Consumption: 450Wh
Protection System: Yes
|Charger||Input: 100-240V, 1.8A
Output: 42V, 2A
Size: 27.5″ x 2.1″
Type: Pneumatic Tyre
Tyre Pressure: 45-65PSI
Best Tyre Pressure: 50PSI (Front), 55PSI (Rear)
Gross Weight: 30.5KG
Who is the Eleglide T1 suitable for?
I can see the Eleglide T1 being suitable for a broad range of uses. It will be particularly good for commuting, due to the comfortable riding position, good battery range, and accessories. As with all hybrid/trekking e-bikes, the Eleglide will be great for leisure riding that involves some off-road riding.
Once I get hold of a sample, I’ll post a full review of the Eleglide T1. Going on specification alone, the T1 looks like an excellent budget electric bike. It’s got a decent-sized battery and has a good level of accessories. It looks more expensive than its price tag would suggest and it should certainly give some of the high-street brands a run for their money. A similar specification Carrera Crossfire E from Halfords is nearly double the price!