Best Entry-Level EMTB: Velotric Summit 1

Velotric sent me their new EMTB mode the Summit 1. It comes in blue, black or orange. It sells for $1999 and is both UL Listed and water resistant as they get, at this price.

I took the Summit 1 up to the proving grounds of Gurney Lane Recreation area in upstate New York, a park for mountain bikers with a variety of trails for ebikes just like this.It held its own against more expensive ebikes like Trek and the Specialized Levo. You can watch some of that ride below. I befriended a couple of locals who I tailed through the woods.

Performance/Power: 750 watt peaks at 1300 W, 48V 14.7AH battery, top speed of 30 MPH. COmes with 3 amp charger.

Tires & Brakes: Kenda 27.5 X 2.6 inch gravel tires, 180mm rotors, Shimano hydraulic brakes, thru-axle, 120mm front travel suspension.

Sizing:Weighs 62 lbs, payload 440 lbs, Regular or Large frame sizes.

Gearing: Torque sensor, 44T chainring, Shimano 8 speed draillire, thum throttle, 3 modes Eco, Trail, Boost.

I found the Summit great at handling some rough terrain up at Gurney Lane but I also took it for a 25 mile rail trail ride as well and it got me there and back with style. I think the seat is comfortable (which is rare) and the speed on the open trail is unmatched in this ebike class.

It has 3 modes you can ride in: Eco, Trail and Boost. I kept it in boost all weekend and found the range to be respectable. The torque sensor offers a natural riding experience and as soon as you step hard into that pedal you get what you want from the power plant.

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Braking is excellent and the Apple Find My is an excellent feature in case you lose it or it gets stolen.


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