Evelo Accessories for Aurora Limited Edition - Suggestions?

Scarecrow

Member
I have not received my Aurora Limited Edition 2019... yet. It's in, but my RV is in storage, and I'm dealing with family issues at home in Maryland - and trying to sell my house. So this is NOT the fault of Evelo.

They are having a Cyber Monday sale on Accessories tomorrow. I would like feedback on the following, if you can help...
1) Does anyone know if the Evelo C800 Speedometer Display is the same as the latest Bafang? Just curious because I could have sworn the Bafang was advertised when this ebike was released.
2) Has anyone used the Cloud 9 Seat instead of the standard Evelo Seat? If yes, can it be nearly as effective as, say, the Thudbuster Post? Thoughts on comfort differences?
3) Thoughts on their Smartphone Holder? Adequate? Junk?
4) Thoughts on their Electric Bike Cover? Quality?
5) If the Headlight is "inadequate for night riding" (as mentioned by someone here in the Forum) - do you recommend a better one?
6) Finally, not specific to this model, perhaps -- I plan to use this in my RV. Should I ever need to work on it while on the road, is there a recommended, collapsible (or compact) Bike Repair Stand that will hold its weight? As always, RV traveling has its own weight concerns, as well as space limitations.

Thanks ahead of time!
 
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MuttonChops

New Member
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2) Has anyone used the Cloud 9 Seat instead of the standard Evelo Seat? If yes, can it be nearly as effective as, say, the Thudbuster Post? Thoughts on comfort differences?
Ordered my Aurora Limited Edition with the comfort package; Cloud 9 seat, Thudbuster, nicer grips.
The combination is very comfortable. My human power bike has just a Cloud 9 seat and the Thudbuster makes a very positive addition.
 

smorgasbord

Active Member
1. Display is not a Bafang since motor is not a Bafang. See my review for details on the good and bad of this unit.
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5. Headlight is inadequate for night riding - may not be enough for day time visibility. I have a Cygolight Metro 550 that's far better, and Cygolight makes even brighter ones now.
6. Bike is really heavy, even without the battery. You need a strong bike stand - I have an Ultimate Bike Stand, which is now Feedback Sports I think. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Sports-Elite-Repair-Stand/dp/B001CSPTSC

It can hold the bike, but I can't lift the bike with one hand and lock it down with the other. I end up putting the bike on blocks, tightening the stand around it, then removing the blocks.
 
1. Display is not a Bafang since motor is not a Bafang. See my review for details on the good and bad of this unit.
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5. Headlight is inadequate for night riding - may not be enough for day time visibility. I have a Cygolight Metro 550 that's far better, and Cygolight makes even brighter ones now.
6. Bike is really heavy, even without the battery. You need a strong bike stand - I have an Ultimate Bike Stand, which is now Feedback Sports I think. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Sports-Elite-Repair-Stand/dp/B001CSPTSC

It can hold the bike, but I can't lift the bike with one hand and lock it down with the other. I end up putting the bike on blocks, tightening the stand around it, then removing the blocks.
As I posted elsewhere, a small oak 1x4 plank combined with the sawhorses I already had made for a no cost stand.
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I also have an air compressor and I like this gizmo that hooks up to it. Great for filling bike tires and car tires and getting PSI readout at the same time. Amazon sells it for $18.

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Scarecrow

Member
I thought the plank and sawhorse idea was great! I will look into the compressor attachment -- oops! Just found out my ViAir Compressor includes a very similar device, already. Another good idea, though. The RV is where I will be keeping the bike, but I think I can store the sawhorses easily enough.
 
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I thought the plank and sawhorse idea was great! I will look into the compressor attachment -- oops! Just found out my ViAir Compressor includes a very similar device, already. Another good idea, though. The RV is where I will be keeping the bike, but I think I can store the sawhorses easily enough.
It's a tight fit getting the plank between the rack and the fender, but it works. Hardwood like oak won't flex and is strong enough to support the weight of the bike. Also, the rack is actually part of the frame and heavy duty so it can support the weight as well.
 

smorgasbord

Active Member
Innovative thinking, but this doesn't make access to the drivetrain of the bicycle (rear hub, front chainring, etc.) or even the rear brake assembly any easier.