2017 Voltbike Urban

sucka free

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Great specs, but a little bit over my budget...
Dillenger Opia Was less than $900 shipped (to Oakland, CA). I like it better for my commute than the Juiced Cross Current Air. The Opia has a 250w motor but honestly, it feels peppy when compared to the Air’s 500w.

Both were internet purchases (ie no test rides). I probably would have just bought the Opia and be happy with it as a commuter.
 

Akatsuki69

New Member
Dillenger Opia Was less than $900 shipped (to Oakland, CA). I like it better for my commute than the Juiced Cross Current Air. The Opia has a 250w motor but honestly, it feels peppy when compared to the Air’s 500w.

Both were internet purchases (ie no test rides). I probably would have just bought the Opia and be happy with it as a commuter.
Do you have link for the opia? And can you share an actual picture of it?
 

tinotino

New Member
So I got my bike delivered 2 days ago. I can't find the suggested tire pressure for the Kenda 20x1.95 tire.

What PSI do you guys keep for the front and rear?
 

Akatsuki69

New Member
So I got my bike delivered 2 days ago. I can't find the suggested tire pressure for the Kenda 20x1.95 tire.

What PSI do you guys keep for the front and rear?
I believe the psi is written on the side of the tire. Can you post some picture of your bike? Please?
 

Akatsuki69

New Member
It says "Min 40 PSI Max 65 PSI".
I believe if you intend to use the bike in a flat solid pavement 65 psi is good but if in a soft pavement like offroad it should be 45 psi. Do you have the voltbike urban? For everyday commute i think 55-60 psi is safe range.
 

tinotino

New Member
Yeah its going to be a commuter. Alright I will pump them to 55-60psi.

I am debadging the bike, I will post some photos when I am done.

edit
Also I got a email reply from Voltbike tells me just look at the tire for pressure. *Sigh
 

Akatsuki69

New Member
Yeah its going to be a commuter. Alright I will pump them to 55-60psi.

I am debadging the bike, I will post some photos when I am done.

edit
Also I got a email reply from Voltbike tells me just look at the tire for pressure. *Sigh
Really? Makes me think twice for the after sale customer service.
 

SuperGoop

Active Member
No need to worry about after sales service. The consensus on this forum is that Voltbike is great and responsive.

George and Alex is very responsive. I prefer calling early in the morning (Vancouver time). They usually pickup the phone personally and assist. I have 2 Voltbikes (Yukon 750 & Urban) and they helped me immediately when I had questions.

They even sent me replacement parts hassle-free and quickly.

I don’t usually email. I just call. Email is slower.
 

Akatsuki69

New Member
No need to worry about after sales service. The consensus on this forum is that Voltbike is great and responsive.

George and Alex is very responsive. I prefer calling early in the morning (Vancouver time). They usually pickup the phone personally and assist. I have 2 Voltbikes (Yukon 750 & Urban) and they helped me immediately when I had questions.

They even sent me replacement parts hassle-free and quickly.

I don’t usually email. I just call. Email is slower.
Thanks for the reassurance. You have a point there. Calling is much better than email.
 

tinotino

New Member
Debadging? What does that mean? Does it mean that you're removing brand-name labels and filing off serial numbers?
Covering up the things I don't like with 3M reflective tapes. Also hiding all "electric" branding because de Blasio is an idiot .
 

tinotino

New Member
It's been raining here and it will be raining the next two days. I can't test it outside, might as well post some indoor photos.

This is what it looks like out of the box, there is no assembling, you just screw on the pedals and the handlebar.


Seat at the lowest position


The bike is longer in person than in the photos. Profile view looks good. However when you walk closer, the boxy frame looks very big. IMO it breakups the flow of the curve lines from the rest of the bike. It would look better with some curvy vinyl color to make the box less dominating.


The front light is way too small IMO. I would definitely pay for a bigger light upgrade if it's possible. It's connected to the battery and turned on from the controller.


Suspension seems to be soft from the 5 minute I tried it, zoom 386



AAA powered rear light


Like I said De Blasio is on a crusade to run of the ebikers out of town, so I covered up all electric branding.


They are 3M 608 series reflective tape so they reflect like street signs in the evening.