Where are the Evelo fans?

Jerry LM

Active Member
Been looking at reviews and following this brand for a while yet I see little mention of it on here, only old posts and wondering why? I see a huge amount of correspondence on the others...perhaps price? Anyway if there are any Evelo people out there they are pretty stealth......
 

Jerry LM

Active Member
No not yet Amy, but seriously looking at one, having a hard time deciding between the Delta X and Aurora fully loaded model. Both seem to offer most all I am looking for and after a lot of reading and reviews etc. I like what they offer in comparison to other makers in the same price range. Also being based in Seattle not to far if a trip was ever needed for a serious issue as I am on the central Oregon coast.
I just don't see much activity on the Evelo forum and wondered why? One purchaser posted back in Jan. of this year and never again so was curious how he liked it.
Maybe the fact there are not complaints or problems listed is a good thing..Jerry
 

JayVee

Well-Known Member
If I were living in the US and had a nice big garage, I'd buy the Delta X. It has absolutely every feature I'd want. Big balloon tires, and a powerful 750Watt drive to get the best out of the Nuvinci N380. As a commuter, I love the fact that it comes with a Bafang drive. Those are pretty much open source drives. You can order a spare drive in advance so that you have almost zero down time. This is what I hate about proprietary drives such as the Bosch, Brose, Shimano, and Yamaha units. If a proprietary drive breaks, it takes ages (weeks... months... ) to fix which is bad if you're commuting every day.

The warranty statement currently on their website sounds great too:

"Every EVELO electric bicycle comes with a 4-year/20,000-mile warranty against manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship on its frame, battery, motor, controller, and display."

The only thing I really dislike about the bike is that the cables are messy. The one running below the BB is a disaster waiting to happen. Ride in the bushes and that's getting ripped away in about 10 minutes. If bought the bike, I would add a plastic cache under the drive. I have one under my Haibike and it comes back with leaves and small branch stubs stuck it in despite being fairly well sealed off and my off-road usage being very moderate (about 15%).
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Jerry LM

Active Member
You pretty much feel the same as I about this bike JayVee, I had not noticed that so thanks for the heads up, everything else looks good and the reviews I have found are positive. I never go offroad anymore other than an occasional gravel or sandy trail by the beach so it most likely wouldn't be a problem for me.
 

Al P

Active Member
There are a few of us out here, Jerry. I guess there aren't too many complaints or you would be seeing them here. As I mentioned in another thread, after customizing my Aurora with swept-back handlebars and a suspension seat post, it is very comfortable to ride. I have only two minor issues. The motor is only 250 watts, which is not enough for the hills I ride. The new ones are 500 watts, so that should take care of that problem. Also, it is extremely heavy at 64 lbs. with battery, but there are many other heavy ebikes out there, so that is not a problem that is peculiar to Evelo. They have excellent customer service and are now offering a 4 year warranty on their bikes.
 

Jerry LM

Active Member
Good to hear from you Al and glad the bike is holding up well. The new Aurora loaded is 750W so it will fly up hills! I have been looking at their bikes for a long time, I have pretty much come to the conclusion the only one that fits all my wants & needs is the Delta X so I think that is the one I am going to purchase. Since making this decision I have still been researching other bikes but can find none with the same warranty and none with the same power and throttle. Glad to hear you like yours. Jerry
 

ybot

New Member
Jerry
I own a fully loaded Evelo Aurora, just surpassed 100 miles over 3 weekend rides. I am pleased with the purchase as I am able to ride up hills and routes that I have avoided in the past.
No issues yet, I purchased Evelo after reading many reviews and viewing numerous of Courts videos, in addition the nearest full service EB dealer is 100 miles away.
 

Jerry LM

Active Member
Good to hear, as I said it's on the top of my list, the company sends me an email every day concerning different subjects and has responded almost instantly to my email, the other day I posted a question and before I had left the site the phone rang with a answer. If this is not a company who is trying I don't know what would be. They seem genuinely concerned with customer relations and that counts with me.
 

MisterM

Active Member
You pretty much feel the same as I about this bike JayVee, I had not noticed that so thanks for the heads up, everything else looks good and the reviews I have found are positive. I never go offroad anymore other than an occasional gravel or sandy trail by the beach so it most likely wouldn't be a problem for me.
Honestly, the Delta X is a wannabe - not really good for offroad since lacks rear suspension. The Aurora has same 750w motor, but has much more upright riding position and low step over. For general cruising around town, picking up groceries or on packed trails, the Aurora is probably better solution.

Additionally, the NuVinci isn't as quick to shift as traditional shifters, and I think it would pose a problem on many trails. On roads, gentle trails, NuVinci works well.
 

Jerry LM

Active Member
thanks everyone for the replies, I have decided the Galaxy TT with the belt drive and Divinci would be a good fit as I just can't get into the step thru thing and don't want frame flex , I think the top tube diamond frame is still the best. Just my opinion of course. I think the belt drive is going to be the future, saw a bunch of articles where it's being used in competition and mtn. bikes, not e bikes though. The longevity and clean running really appeal to me and even though the Galaxy is only 350W the reviews I have read indicate it is capable on hills. These days I mainly ride around town and to the store etc. don't see myself doing huge grades anymore. I have been riding a Trek large frame and compared the numbers as it's a bit large for me, now pedal to seat at lowest is 33" and seat to ground is 37" reach 25" and step over 19". the Galaxy is 31", 34" same reach and 28.5" stopover so I think it will fit me pretty well, I am 5'8" or so and 215lbs right now.
 

Al P

Active Member
Good choice. I like the Galaxy, and the 350w motor should be fine. It is a good looking bike with a great warranty. Best of luck with it. ;)