Updated Rooks and Colts being shipped soon

Mike's E-Bikes

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Looking forward to new updated models:
14 Ah battery option now available. Should be Great range with their refined torque sensing.

Color display with USB port.

Better battery positioning

Full throttle at all times available (not limited by assist level)


Relocated torque sensor back to rear hub for improved reliability and ease of service.

Updated frame styling.

Very well priced ebike with good quality features, especially for a torque sensing ebike, without the drawbacks of a high priced mid drive, that has no throttle.
 

bascherz

Member
Got my wife's Rook yesterday. Compared to my Colt that I got just 3 months ago, the visible changes are as follows.
  • Color display
  • Leather-wrapped hand grips
  • Bell included
  • Custom fit fenders (not generic)
  • Angular top downtube (not round)
  • Higher end cranks, seat post, and steering neck
  • Kickstand mounted more forward (pedals still miss it)
  • Brake light now works with both brake levers
  • Extended air stems
  • No bottle mount bolts
  • No more coil wrap covering cables; Velcro straps instead
Looks like they're all sold out again already and the price increased to $1999. Still one of the best bikes for the price.
 

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Mike's E-Bikes

Well-Known Member
Got my wife's Rook yesterday. Compared to my Colt that I got just 3 months ago, the visible changes are as follows.
  • Color display
  • Leather-wrapped hand grips
  • Bell included
  • Custom fit fenders (not generic)
  • Angular top downtube (not round)
  • Higher end cranks, seat post, and steering neck
  • Kickstand mounted more forward (pedals still miss it)
  • Brake light now works with both brake levers
  • Extended air stems
  • No bottle mount bolts
  • No more coil wrap covering cables; Velcro straps instead
Looks like they're all sold out again already and the price increased to $1999. Still one of the best bikes for the price.
Are the handle bars (shape, dimensions) or grips still the same ?
 

bascherz

Member
The grips are definitely the same shape, but now leather (or leatherette) covered, stitching and all. I think the handlebars are the same, but I can't be certain since I sold my Colt to a friend after converting my old Giant. Derailleur and brakes are the same.
 

Hoppy

Member
Got my wife's Rook yesterday. Compared to my Colt that I got just 3 months ago, the visible changes are as follows.
  • Color display
  • Leather-wrapped hand grips
  • Bell included
  • Custom fit fenders (not generic)
  • Angular top downtube (not round)
  • Higher end cranks, seat post, and steering neck
  • Kickstand mounted more forward (pedals still miss it)
  • Brake light now works with both brake levers
  • Extended air stems
  • No bottle mount bolts
  • No more coil wrap covering cables; Velcro straps instead
Looks like they're all sold out again already and the price increased to $1999. Still one of the best bikes for the price.
Very nice. I have a 2017 Rook and the new one looks better. Do you know if the battery and housing the same as the older models.
 

bascherz

Member
Very nice. I have a 2017 Rook and the new one looks better. Do you know if the battery and housing the same as the older models.
The battery form is identical. The lower frame bar is the same squared-off design, though the battery mounts lower down on it. I read on here somewhere that the battery (capacity/range) itself may have been improved, but I couldn't say.
 

Mike's E-Bikes

Well-Known Member
The battery form is identical. The lower frame bar is the same squared-off design, though the battery mounts lower down on it. I read on here somewhere that the battery (capacity/range) itself may have been improved, but I couldn't say.
There is now a 14 Ah battery option. They moved the battery position lower on the downturn to accommodate that. Greater range with that battery than the standard 10 Ah one.
 

bascherz

Member
There is now a 14 Ah battery option. They moved the battery position lower on the downturn to accommodate that. Greater range with that battery than the standard 10 Ah one.
I ordered the bike back in May, and I don't recall a battery option at that time. But my wife doesn't do long rides anyway, so I don't need it. Good to know, though.