Picked up my Z1 from the El Segundo Luna shop earlier this week. So far I'm pretty impressed with the bike and the Ultra motor feels very strong.
- Pickup at the Luna shop was quick and easy, as long as you don't slit your wrists on the way driving through always congested LA.
- The bike was well packed in the box it came in and final assembly was pretty easy, even with no instructions.
- It's relatively light and nimble.
- The G510 ultra motor has plenty of power, routinely hitting 1500 watts.
- The Luna controller programming for the Ultra motor is generally very good with quick power engagement and disconnect and feels very smooth at most all speeds, except for very slow starts where it can be a bit jerky.
- Easy programmability of the controller will come in handy later. Luna even sells a cable to assist.
- Gear ratios are pretty well selected, favoring low speed gearing as you'd expect.
- Top speed is upper 30s on throttle and in high gear. Max peddling speed is around 30 before the cadence gets too fast.
- Even with a long haul up a 9% grade the motor was only slightly warm.
- The fork, shocks, brakes, and dropper post work very well.
- Good value for the level of components you get.
- No owners manual, operating instructions, assembly instructions, torque values, ...
- I was kind of hoping the bike would be assembled and dialed-in since I was picking up at their shop, but that's not the case. I believe they will assemble for an extra charge.
- There is no frame serial number if you want to register the bike. I just used the motor serial number as Luna advised.
- The derailleur was not properly adjusted out of the box.
- All spokes on both wheels needed tightening.
- SRAM SX shifting is not very smooth and difficult to get cleanly adjusted. Apparently there are lots of complaints about the SX line.
- Even PAS 1 is pretty aggressive and adds quite a bit of power via torque sensing.
- Quality control is a little sketchy. One example is the charger port that was not properly attached to the frame and pulls out every time you pull the charger plug out.
- The charger is a low current (2.8A) low cost unit. It's basically the same as the one that came with my girlfriend's $900 Lectric eBike. Pretty disappointing for a premium bike.
- The paint job is cool, but a little inconsistent. Lots of metal flake on the bottom, much less on the top tube.
- The carbon frame is naturally a little wavy.
- Climbing a grade for 45 minutes, I watched battery level slowly drop to 55%, then plummet to 20% within the next 2 minutes. Luckily my return is mainly downhill. I only have a couple cycles on the battery so I expect performance and range to improve. I got about 18 miles on this ride with the battery at 13% when I returned.
- I'm still trying to figure out how to get a rear rack on this for my longer rides for carrying tools and aux batteries. Not sure about clamping to the dropper post outer tube.