Blix Aveny Review

Blix Aveny Electric Bike Review
Blix Aveny
Blix Aveny Custom Spintech R6 350 Watt Motor
Blix Aveny 36 Volt 11 Amp Hour Stock Ebike Battery
Blix Aveny Spanninga Lineo Integrated Backlight
Blix Aveny 160 Mm Mechanical Disc Brake
Blix Aveny Spanninga Kendo Headlight
Blix Aveny Step Thru With Front Basket
Blix Aveny Adjustable Kickstand Vp Pedals
Blix Aveny Grand Star Flip Up Saddle Battery Handle
Blix Aveny 12 Magnet Cadence Sensor
Blix Aveny 7 Speed Shimano Acera
Blix Aveny Removable Mid Frame Battery Pack
Blix Aveny High Step Electric Bike
Blix Aveny Front Basket Tool Kit Accesory Bag
Blix Aveny Accessories Bag
Blix Aveny 3 Amp Electric Bicycle Charger
Blix Aveny Portable Battery Charger
Blix Aveny Stock High Step Black
Blix Aveny Electric Bike Review
Blix Aveny
Blix Aveny Custom Spintech R6 350 Watt Motor
Blix Aveny 36 Volt 11 Amp Hour Stock Ebike Battery
Blix Aveny Spanninga Lineo Integrated Backlight
Blix Aveny 160 Mm Mechanical Disc Brake
Blix Aveny Spanninga Kendo Headlight
Blix Aveny Step Thru With Front Basket
Blix Aveny Adjustable Kickstand Vp Pedals
Blix Aveny Grand Star Flip Up Saddle Battery Handle
Blix Aveny 12 Magnet Cadence Sensor
Blix Aveny 7 Speed Shimano Acera
Blix Aveny Removable Mid Frame Battery Pack
Blix Aveny High Step Electric Bike
Blix Aveny Front Basket Tool Kit Accesory Bag
Blix Aveny Accessories Bag
Blix Aveny 3 Amp Electric Bicycle Charger
Blix Aveny Portable Battery Charger
Blix Aveny Stock High Step Black

Summary

  • A classically styled city bike available in smaller step-thru with 26" wheels and larger high-step with 28" wheels, both include beautiful paint-matched plastic fenders and alloy racks
  • The faux leather saddle and grips match custom Kenda tires and fit seamlessly with four timeless colorways, silver accents throughout (stem, handlebar, spokes, motor casing, chainring, cranks, pedals, seat post)
  • One of the quietest and smoothest planetary geared hub motors I have tested, throttle on demand overrides all levels of assist and works at zero, quality integrated lights and reflective tires keep you visible and safe
  • The front rack is removable, the saddle flips forward to make battery removal easy, the controller box stands out a bit at the bottom bracket but the kickstand is perfectly positioned out of the way, upgraded brake levers with integrated bell

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Introduction

Make:

Blix

Model:

Aveny

Price:

$1,899 USD

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Cruising, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

2 Year Comprehensive, 3 Year Frame

Availability:

United States, Canada

Model Year:

2018

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

52.3 lbs (23.72 kg)

Battery Weight:

6.8 lbs (3.08 kg)

Motor Weight:

7 lbs (3.17 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

16.75 in (42.54 cm)19.5 in (49.53 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Step-Thru: 16.75" Seat Tube Length, 22.5" Reach, 19.5" Stand Over Height, 27.25" Width, 71.25" Length, High-Step: 19.5" Seat Tube Length, 23.5" Reach, 31.25" Stand Over Height, 27.25" Width, 75" Length

Frame Types:

Step-Thru, High-Step

Frame Colors:

Gloss British Racing Green, Gloss Cream, Gloss Royal Blue, Gloss Black

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Steel, 100 mm Hub Spacing Traditional Quick Release Skewer Going Through a 4 mm Hollow Axle

Frame Rear Details:

135 mm Hub Spacing, 12 mm Axle with 9 mm Flats Threaded with Nuts

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses (High-Step Only)

Gearing Details:

7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Acera Derailleur, Shimano MF-TZ21 Cassette 14-28 Tooth

Shifter Details:

Shimano Triggers on Right (One Way High Lever, Three-Shift Low Lever)

Cranks:

Prowheel Forge Alloy, 170 mm Length, Square Tapered Axle, 44 Tooth and 48 Tooth Chainring

Pedals:

VP Alloy Platform with Rubber Tread

Headset:

Threaded, Straight 1"

Stem:

Quill Style, Adjustable Height, 80 mm Length, 45° Rise, 25.4 mm Clamp Diameter

Handlebar:

Zoom, Alloy, Mid-Rise Swept Back, 750 mm Length

Brake Details:

Tektro Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Four-Finger Tektro Levers with Motor Inhibitors and Rubberized Edges and Integrated Bell on Left

Grips:

Velo, Faux Leather, Stitched, Ergonomic, Brown

Saddle:

Grand Star, Artificial Leather, Rubber Bumpers, Brown

Seat Post:

Steel, Folding Saddle Clamp for Easy Battery Removal

Seat Post Length:

340 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm

Rims:

Alexrims, Alloy, Double Wall, 36 Hole, 26 mm Outer Width

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge Front, 12 Gauge Rear, Silver with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Step-Thru: Kenda 1810, 26" x 1.75" (47-559), High-Step Kenda 1810, 700 x 40c (28" x 1.75") (40-622)

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

Step-Thru: 40 to 65 PSI, 2.8 to 4.5 BAR, 280 to 450 KPa, High-Step: 50 to 85 PSI, 3.5 to 5.9 BAR, 350 to 590 KPa, Reflective Sidewall Stripe, K-Shield Puncture Protection

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Paint-Matched Alloy Front Basket with Cup Holder and Bamboo Bottom Plate (35 lb 15 kg Max Weight, The Basket Weighs 4.1 lbs), Paint-Matched Alloy Rear Rack with Spring Latch (55 lb 25 kg Max Weight), Spanninga Kendo+ Integrated Headlight, Spanninga Lineo Integrated Backlight, Rear Mount Adjustable Kickstand, Paint-Matched SKS Plastic Fenders with Rubber Mud Flaps, Optional Additional Charger $89, Optional Additional Batteries: 11 Amp Hour $399, 17.5 Amp Hour $599 or $200 Upgrade at Time of Purchase

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack Mounted Behind Seat Tube, 1.3 lb 3 Amp Charger, 250 lb Max Weight

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

SpinTech R6

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Peak Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

60 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Panasonic 18650

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

11 ah (Optional 17.5 ah Upgrade)

Battery Watt Hours:

396 wh (Optional 630 wh Upgrade)

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

3 hours

Estimated Min Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Estimated Max Range:

60 miles (97 km)

Display Type:

SpinTech Branded, Fixed, Backlit, Monochrome LCD, Buttons: M, Up, Down, (Hold Up to Activate Lights, Hold Up and Down for Settigns: Clear Trip Meter, Adjust Backlight, Change Units)

Readouts:

Battery Level (5 Bars), Assist Level (0-4), Power Meter, Current Speed, Average Speed, Max Speed, Odometer, Trip Distance, Trip Time, Lights (On/Off)

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (12 Magnet Sensor)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

Blix is a Sweedish electric bike company that started way back in 2014. I’ve been reviewing their products for several years now, and all of the models share this classic Scandinavian – European design heritage. The founder, Pontus Malmberg, met me at a park in Southern California to review the Aveny model. We chatted a bit before digging in and he said that the company was named after the Sweedish word for lightening “blixt”, and that the Aveny is named for a famous street back in Gothenberg Sweeden. Pontus grew up seeing all of these beautiful classic bicycles from the 50’s, and that inspired him. He said that he wanted to capture that aesthetic and quality with his ebike line… I feel like their products definitely stand alone, visually. And, I appreciate their network of dealers and solid two year comprehensive warranty.

The Blix Aveny offers a seven speed drivetrain with mid-level derailleur and trigger shifter mechanism. Many other ebikes in this price range use larger thumb shifters that clutter the handlebar and aren’t as quick or reliable. There are four levels of pedal assist as well as trigger throttle mode, and the throttle is always active. It features one of the quietest hub motors I have ever tested, and it comes with paint matched fenders, front and rear cargo racks, and integrated lights from Spanninga. Every one of these accessories is a bit above average in terms of quality. Even so, this is the most affordable non-folding model in the current Blix lineup and is sold with two battery size options. For an additional $200, you can upgrade from a 400 watt hour pack to ~630 watt hours, which adds roughly 20 miles of range. I really enjoyed the time we spent combing over the step-thru and high-step models because I could see a lot of care and attention to detail beyond the aesthetics. There’s only one size for each frame type, but the sizes are different… so the step-thru is a small/medium and the high-step is more of a large. It’s not just the frames that are different, the wheel sizes and chainrings are actually different as well. The smaller wheels bring the step-thru closer to the ground, lowering its stand over height, and the different sized chainrings keep the pedal cadence relatively consistent between the two. These bikes weigh ~52 lb if the front rack is removed, and the rack adds an additional 4 pounds. It’s neat to have so many options, and feel like they weren’t chosen primarily because of price point.

Both Blix Aveny models ride smoothly, promote an upright relaxed body position, and absorb bumps and vibration through the padded saddle, steel fork, and swept-back handlebar with ergonomic grips. I appreciate the alloy chain guide that most models now have, because it reduces the potential for chain drops. I did lose the chain once when riding the step-thru model which only had a chainring guard. Whatever the case, the guard and guide will protect your pant leg or skirt from grazing the potentially-dirty chain. The pedal drivetrain is not connected to the motor, so you can still activate pedal assist and use the throttle without a chain on. It’s a simpler setup than some of the other mid-drive powered Blix models, and it’s not as efficient, but those do not offer the trigger throttle. I appreciate having a throttle for help getting started and momentary rests (especially on hot days). The throttle responded much more quickly than pedal assist, and Pontus explained that this was a conscious decision, to keep the bikes feeling predictable and smooth. Despite using a high resolution 12-magnet cadence sensor, there’s a bit of delay when starting and stoping. You can always override assist and throttle operation by pulling either brake lever, because they both have motor inhibitors built in. The brakes themselves are 160 mm mechanical disc, and they do a good job of stopping the bike. This is a 20 mph Class 2 ebike, but you could remove the throttle to make it Class 1 if you wanted. I like the wire wrap style that Blix chose and noticed the metal threaded connectors with rubber seals vs. plastic press fit. Some of the cabling is internally routed through the frame, which preserves the clean aesthetic of the solid-colored frames.

The motor powering the Aveny is a 350 watt nominal, 60 Newton meter torque, SpinTech R6. This is not a brand I had ever heard of, but I came away feeling very impressed. Pontus explained that it’s an in-house product, something that they designed specifically to fit their parameters for reduced noise and smooth feel. The motor casing is silver, which matches almost all of the other frame accents (handlebar, crank arms, spokes, rims, etc.) and it hides nicely between the disc brake rotor and cassette. The one aesthetic compromise that I found relating to the drive system is the controller box, positioned below the bottom bracket. By separating this from the battery, Blix may be reducing heat exposure and also keeping replacement battery packs more affordable. Again, it only costs $200 to upgrade to the larger pack at time of purchase, and you can purchase additional 400 watt hour batteries for just $400 vs. $800 from Bosch or Yamaha (on competing products).

The battery pack is branded as SpinTech too, and slides smoothly behind the seat tube. You can charge it on or off the frame. I liked the charger they have chosen, because it’s faster than average at 3 amps vs. 2 amps but doesn’t weigh more than average or take up much space. You could easily toss this into the front basket or a padded trunk bag to fill up at work, school, or a friend’s house and extend range. Expect 20 to 40 miles with the 400 watt hour battery, depending on how much you weigh, what the terrain is like, how much you use the throttle, and how full the tire pressure is. the battery locks into position with a key, but you actually do not have to lock it to ride. This is one point of vulnerability actually, because the key sticks out on the left side and could get bent by the crank arm or collide with the upper tubing that surrounds and protects the pack. Just be careful when unlocking and removing the battery. You do not need to leave the keys in when riding, but you do need to power the battery on before booting up the display panel.

Once you’ve charged the battery, mounted it, and turned it on, you can hold the M button (positioned just above the LCD portion of the display), and the bike will power up. Once you see readouts listed on the display, the throttle becomes active, even in level zero assist. The bike starts in level 1, so pedal assist is also hot, but it’s very weak and snow to start at this level. Definitely mount the bike before turning the display on, and turn it off before you dismount. Otherwise, you may bump the throttle and have the bike take off a bit. The trigger throttle is well positioned and it offers variable speed output. The up and down arrows on the control pad are a bit difficult to reach because you have to reach over the trigger throttle… but it’s not so bad. I feel like the cockpit is actually very clean and I love the way this display looks. It’s simple to use, arrowing up or down will loop between 0 and level 4, so you don’t have to click as many times as with other control pads I’ve tested. You can hold the up button to activate the LCD backlight and both front and rear Spanninga bicycle lights, and you can hold up and down together for a few seconds to enter the display settings. This is where you can clear the trip distance, change the display backlight (nice for reducing distraction if you like night riding), and adjust units from metric to standard.

The Aveny gets a lot of things right and keeps the price very reasonable. It’s uniquely styled and well outfitted. The puncture resistant tires with reflective sidewalls add a lot of utility. The headlight points where you steer, but the basket also turns as you steer and could tip and dump sideways if you aren’t careful when parking. The mechanical disc brake levers have rubberized edges for comfort and an integrated bell on the left, which works very well. I was very surprised that the fenders are plastic and not metal, because they look so beautiful. Each one has a rubber mud flap at the end to reduce cracking if you go off of a curb or kick it while turning. There is no suspension on the fork, but it’s swept out a bit for stability and made from steel, which reduces vibration. I like how the seat post can come all the way down without letting the saddle collide with the top of the battery or rack. And the rack itself is set apart, actually supported by a metal strut that is hidden under the front half of the fender. If you look closely underneath, the wire for the rear light is housed through a protective plastic pipe. Great product design and effort here, even though the bike looks simple at first glance. It’s elegant and even the kickstand was positioned to stay out of the way if you’re backing the bike up or turning the crank arms to service the drivetrain. I do wish that perhaps they had included two sets of bottle cage bosses on the high-step, or at least one set of bosses for the step-thru, but perhaps they didn’t want to spoil the classic aesthetic and though the baskets and cup holder up front was enough. This ebike gets a lot right and I’d like to thank Pontus and Blix for partnering with me on this review and driving out to meet me with both frame styles. It was a pleasure to see and I welcome your comments and feedback below or in the Blix forums.

Pros:

  • Both frame designs tracked well and felt steady, I noticed additional plating near the head tube to provide frame strength, I really like how Blix chose smaller 26″ wheels for the step-thru to bring the frame closer to the ground
  • The bikes are feature-complete, you don’t need to add fenders, lights, or a bell aftermarket and the ones Blix chose work very well and look beautiful
  • I appreciate how the rear rack is positioned away from the battery and saddle but still reinforced underneath with a metal strut, there’s even a plastic tube for the rear light wire that adds extra protection, the plastic fenders didn’t rattle as much on this bike even when I rode over bumpy grass and they weigh more than aluminum or steel
  • Great choice on the kickstand hardware and positioning, it supports the rear rack well and is just out of reach for the left crank arm so you won’t get pedal lock
  • It made me smile to see how Blix attached the front rack to the left fork arm by actually curving the support rod to avoid blocking the beam, very custom and thoughtful, you can see this in the cup holder and bamboo platform as well
  • The upright handlebar is swept back to create a relaxing geometry and I liked the stitched grips and rubberized brake levers, the bike feels comfortable and some of the road vibration is lessened through the bumpers on the saddle and steel fork
  • Notice how the fork is swept forward a bit, this creates stability and also moves the fender forward so you won’t kick it when turning, a nice touch
  • The 12-magnet cadence sensor is a bit more responsive than the 5, 6, and 8-magnet sensors I see on some other ebikes, I really appreciate how the throttle can override with full power in all levels of assist and at zero
  • By choosing a trigger throttle vs. a twist throttle, Blix made the bike less prone to accidental activation, it’s still a good idea to turn it off before mounting and dismounting
  • Shimano Acera is a good mid-level part, that they chose for the derailleur, and I appreciate the chainring guard and guide that Blix is putting on the newest versions of this bike because it reduces chain drop
  • Beautiful display panel, it’s simple and the wires are wraped nicely, note the threaded metal connectors with rubber washers vs. plastic press fit
  • The battery looks nice, I like how the flip-up saddle makes it easy to remove for safe storage or independent charging, and the charger itself is faster than normal at 3 amps vs. just 2 amps
  • The wheels are both spoked with thicker gauge wire and have 36 holes, so I estimate that the bikes can handle more force and weight… though the official rating is 250 lbs
  • Powerful but extremely quiet hub motor, this thing is very unique and I haven’t seen it on any other ebikes, it powers on a bit slow and smooth with pedal assist but is fairly zippy and satisfying in throttle mode, perfect for helping you start but keeping the bike stealthy and “bicycle like” during neighborhood rides
  • I care about safety, so it’s nice to see integrated lights and reflective tires here, you could opt for the cream paint job to make the bike extra visible vs. dark green, navy blue, or black
  • Blix has been in business since 2014 and I have reviewed some of their earlier products, it’s a company that I trust and they have a pretty solid two-year warranty

Cons:

  • The front basket is mounted to the fork and headset, so it follows when you steer and can tip out if you park in such a way that the frame is at an angle, just be vigilant so the bike doesn’t tip or spill your cargo
  • The mechanical disc brakes do a decent job, especially for a lighter 20 mph ebike, but you do have to use more hand strength than hydraulic and the levers aren’t as adjustable
  • In order to power the bike on, you need to first press the battery power button and then hold the M button on the display, this two-step process adds time and can require some flexibility or dismounting if you forget the first step
  • The key slot, for locking and unlocking the battery, is positioned near the left crank arm and if you leave the key in it could actually get bent… same goes for sliding the battery out of the mount, because there is a frame tube that would collide with the key, just make sure the key is out of the bike once it’s locked on
  • Hub motors are great for separating electric assist from pedal power, but they add a bit of cabling to the rear wheel which could get bent if the bike tips and there’s no quick release system like the front wheel has, it’s just a bit more work… so at least the tires have puncture protection (and keep an eye on the tire pressure to reduce pinch flats)
  • The high-step frame has one pair of bottle cage bosses, but it would be nice to have two, or at least one set on the step-thru, which currently has none… then again, there is the cup holder on the front rack and plenty of cargo space to use trunk bags with bottle holsters or panniers
  • I feel like this ebike offers great value for the price, but it does compromise a bit by going with mechanical disc brakes which have larger levers and require more hand effort to pull… but the levers themselves are some of my favorite because they have motor inhibitors and an integrated bell on the left side

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Loopy Loo
2 weeks ago

There is a fairly major flaw with this bike (and many other electric bicycles). All the electronics and the key to the battery are in the spray zone from the front tire. Also the design of the battery means that the contacts will be sitting in pooled water if there is rain (or splash). Unfortunately this is a deal breaker.It would be great if you would consider weather-proofing in your reviews, epsecially the commuter bikes which are going to see all types of weather – thanks!

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court
2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback! Have you experienced this issue or heard about people who have? Most of my reviews are conducted when it’s dry out, and I saw the fenders here that would help reduce spray. It’s a great point to consider and I’ll try to call this sort of thing out more in the future :)

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Captain Slow
1 hour ago

You haven't specified where you are, but I'll assume the US and your budget is in US dollars. I bought the Juiced Cross Current S and I find the performance at the price point to be unmatched. However, it will almost certainly be heavier than the Blix.

There were issues with spokes breaking on earlier models of the Cross Current S, but since they switched to Sapim spokes fall 2017 that issues seems to be largely resolved.

eBikerSteven
22 hours ago
86 and still kicking
3 weeks ago

I believe Blix eBikes might offer one.

AlanDB
1 month ago

Don't know anything about the eWheels, but at 128 pounds, you will probably need a ramp to load it.

My wife had a non-electric Miami Sun trike. It was a nice trike, but she soon learned that peddling a trike was a lot more work than a bicycle. And even with its 3-speed axle, hills were out of the question. She ended up selling it and getting a Blix e-bike which she is much happier with. She probably would have liked the trike much better if it was electric, but I do wonder about how practical it would be for hills and range.

AlanDB
1 month ago

I checked "other". I have a Gazelle Arroyo. Wife has Blix Aveny.

AlanDB
1 month ago

Hello EBR forum members! I am Alan from east central Iowa and a newbie on e-bikes. I just traded in my conventional Giant 24-speed bike for a Gazelle Arroyo step thru. I am 71 and ride for leisure and exercise on streets and paved or packed limestone trails. I was finding myself avoiding longer rides and hills so I am hoping the e-bike will give me more confidence and more exercise in the long run. My wife has a Blix Aveny that she bought last summer, so the Arroyo should make it possible for me to keep pace with her.

I was looking at the Raleigh Detour, but my local cycle shop had this 2017 Arroyo at a special close-out price. After checking the EBR reviews and looking at both bikes, I just couldn't pass up the comfort and elegance of the Arroyo :). It is still a little chilly in Iowa to do much riding (for me anyway), but I hope to get the Arroyo out on the trail in the next couple of weeks.

Dave M.
2 months ago

Mike's e-bikes in Plainfield sells Smartmotion bikes. I tried the Catalyst there and bought it 3 days later (and a Blix Stickholm for my wife)!

https://www.mikese-bikes.com

michael mitchell
3 months ago

I was getting some odd noises from the hub on my blix for the first couple hundred miles. It would only happen after I'd ridden the bike for at least 30 minutes or so. I'm not sure if I'd say it was a squeak, but it sounded like it needed some lubrication. The noise went away eventually, and I haven't had any trouble since then. That was about 1000 miles ago.

michael mitchell
4 months ago

I've had a CC Air since March. It shipped with a defective throttle, but Juiced sent me a replacement within 1 week, and followed up to make sure the issue was resolved. No problems since then, and I've ridden in some really bad weather and rough Seattle roads. Worth every penny. Slightly off topic, but I'm also quite happy with my blix folder.

Someone mentioned this in another thread, we have to keep in mind that people with complaints will always chime in more often than satisfied customers. That's not unique to our little ebike world.

Dewey
4 months ago

Corratec Lifebike

Blix Komfort Prima

Evelo Galaxy ST

Gazelle Arroyo C8 (personal favorite)

Kalkhoff Agattu

EasyMotion Evo City Wave Pro

Riese & Muller Homage Nuvinci HS (the only full suspension step through ebike)

Rod Kleiss
5 months ago

There are indeed some nice folding bikes that are in the 36 lb range. I was looking for really light. The options I found were the EbikeBC
(https://ebikebc.com/product/ultra-light-foldable-e-bike/) at around 26 lbs with an 8AH battery, or its higher priced sibling the VeloMini Plus at 29.3 lbs with a 10AH battery which I am sure accounts for the difference in weight. I hesitate with single speed bikes because it doesn't give me much option to peddle independently and save the battery. I opted for a Blix Traveller at just under 40 lbs with a 3 speed planetary gear system. It works well but it is heavier than I had wanted. It does have an 11AH battery which gives me a good 20 miles with just minor assistance. I'm still looking for the perfect very small foldable bike though. Haven't found it yet.

Mambothis
5 months ago
Mike's E-Bikes
11 months ago

The Blix Komfort+ is by far the better e-bike in terms of quality, design, and especially weight, and battery options. Plus its price point is much better. The Luna now sells for $2500 new, with their NuVinci hub. Have had both Evelo's and Blix's in my rental fleet. (For Evelo's have the Aurora, Luna, and Aries). The Luna's have been especially problematic with stripped internals on the mid-drives, to cracked chain guards, to loose wiring connections, all in less than a few hundred miles. The battery gets stuck often in its rack, and the rubber cover over the charge port will be gone in a few weeks, as it falls off, or gets caught when removing the battery. Worthless to even have that cover, unless you want to put electric tape over from the get go. The Luna is also a very weak motor drive with the 250watt motor, and not very responsive. It weighs 68 lbs. and the battery over the rear wheel makes it very top heavy and tippy. Not good when steering through various sidewalks or inclines if you are on the road, and need to make a move to avoid traffic. By comparison, The Blix Komfort+ weighs only 49 lbs, and its very well balanced with the battery centered in the middle behind the seat. The battery is larger at 11AH, and there is an option to go to 17AH, and the Komfort will still be less than the Luna. Also, it has a much better quality motor, and its powerful for a 350 watt. The build quality on the frame, the tires, the rims, the brakes, are all better quality than the Luna. Plus Blix' parent company has been around longer, and is the number 1 selling brand in Scandinavian countries, where they have been e-biking way longer than we have here in the US. E-bikes are used more often, and for longer and more frequent trips in Europe since they use them often as primary transportation and commuting, vs here in the US, where they are just catching on, and more used for recreation. You'll also be better off in the long run, buying from a local e-bike dealer, which Evelo does not sell through dealers. Blix does, and they do sell on line too, but you'll get support from any dealer as well. I personally found Blix as a company to be more responsive and customer friendly than Evelo. Evelo tries hard, but they have to, because they have no localized support. And you better be mechanically inclined, bc you'll be doing all your own labor if they send you any parts for any warranty situation. If you road and liked the Komfort+, you should also consider their Aveny. Very similar, but a few more features. I still own 4 Evelo's by the way, most with less than 300 miles on them. They are in like new shape. People try them but usually prefer other brands and models, especially the Blix brand, when doing side by side test rides.

scorpin king
2 days ago

in Iraq, we do not have ebikes ,that made me sad

Ted Kidd
1 week ago

https://youtu.be/qDGQu8ZxXV0
Do bkxc for ebikes. Epic rides

Florida Scot
1 week ago

Looks more Chinese with Scandinavian design but not always a bad thing he kept the cost down

Dennis Dowd
2 weeks ago

Truly a beautiful bike. I would be proud to own such a piece of art. It truly looks clean. That was a concern of mine also, what would you do if you wanted to change out the seat, but I feel your solution was an excellent one. Though I do agree there are a few little things that if upgraded would make the bike just that more special, but it is a wonder if they would truly make a difference in overall enjoyment of such a beautiful machine. I feel the price point is amazing. Seems like a real bargain for what you are getting. Thanks for another great review.

James Mason
2 weeks ago

Court you should do a live stream review

D Danilo
2 weeks ago

It is incredibly quiet, Court! Any speculations as to why that is?

David Macdonald
2 weeks ago

They look like nice bikes good quality and also for me with bad legs the cadence sensors are a must perhaps not so Sophisticated but very very necessary for me

277kne
2 weeks ago

This is similar to the Aviva. Made here in R.I. Court could you check them out online or in person and comment please?

joes joey
2 weeks ago

Another great review court.ive been testing different kinds of bikes and you were right about the stromer its not perfect it has its defects motor doesnt kick in at all times and sometimes takes times for sensor to kick in man its so hard to find a 45kmh +bike in canada those ohm bikes use to be so fast the new ones block at 32kmh to bad cause old bionx system you could get it to 50kmh but new bionx system you cant unblock it unleess you hack it but bionx and ohm dont want to tell people how to do it to bad because ohm bikes can take the speed any suggestions on a 45-50kmh ebike in canada? ive been looking for one for so long but everyone i get sais yes it will go to 45-50 then when i test ride it it stops at 32 yes the stromer goes to 50 kmh easy but sensor and motor dont kick in all the time witch sucks but overall stromer is good .

tompaah7503
2 weeks ago

Interesting that it is marketed as a Swedish e-bike. Blix is a brand not sold in Sweden. There is however another manufacturer in Gothenburg called Ecoride that uses the same Spintech hub motors. Wonder if these two brands are connected? The Spintech equipped Ecorides are quite popular and I think they have proved themselves reliable the last few years.
The Blix seems like a nice and sturdy bike for city use. Love the front basket and bottle holder.

tompaah7503
1 week ago

Thanks. I suspected it was more than a coincidence.

LoneTech
2 weeks ago

tompaah7503 They are connected. Spintech (spintech.bike) is a consortium of three brands selling the same bikes in Sweden (ecoride), UK (volt) and USA (blix).