The brand new Floor 604 Colt electrical bike has arrived for testing and evaluate!
This Class 2 eBike options torque sensor pedal help and throttle help as much as 20 mph together with two battery capability choices.
Spec highlights embrace a 500 watt Bafang geared rear hub motor, a inventory battery of 48V 10.4ah (14ah elective), Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano Alivio 9 velocity drivetrain, and a full assortment of equipment.
The $1,999 base worth contains free delivery.
On this first a part of the evaluate you’re going to get an in depth have a look at this bike with a BUNCH of images and the specs.
Part 2 of the Surface 604 Colt review provides you with data on the trip traits, outcomes from the vary check, execs, cons, and total ideas on this eBike.
Alright, let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the Floor 604 Colt.
The Surface 604 Colt is full of options which collectively make the $1,999 worth a very good worth.
The 6061 aluminum body makes use of hydroformed tubing to provide a particular, angular design which mirrors the form of the battery and integrates it visually with the downtube.
On this view you too can see how the highest tube has been sloped to create extra standover peak, which is a part of the redesign of the body on the 2020 model of the Colt mannequin.
There are 2 body sizes supplied:
S/M with a 17.5″ body for riders in peak: 5′-2″ to five′-7″
M/L with a 19.5″ body for riders in peak: 5′-8″ to six′-6″
The highest tube and down tube connection has a big weld attachment to the tapered head tube.
There may be inner cable routing by the downtube for cable safety and a clear look.
Here’s a nearer have a look at the highest & down tube connection to the top tube. The aluminum welds have a clear and strong look.
The highest tube has a trapezoidal look to it and the down tube is considerably sq. with a rounded decrease profile on the head tube space. These tubes add a bit of fashion and construction to the Colt’s look.
There are 2 battery choices obtainable for the Colt. The inventory battery is a 48V 10.4ah (500Wh) lithium with Samsung 18650 cells.
There may be an improve choice for a excessive capability pack that may be a 48V 14ah (672WH) and it makes use of the identical Samsung 18650 cells. This improve provides $200 to the $1,999 base worth.That is the battery getting used on this testing & evaluate.
The downtube location of the battery is sweet for total stability and dealing with of the bike. It additionally has a clear look that blends in effectively with the general look of the bike.
A considerably uncommon characteristic on e-bikes and common bikes alike is a rear rack that kinds a part of the body. Not solely does this give additional energy and rigidity to the rack itself nevertheless it means it’s nearly zero upkeep in use, with no bolts to work unfastened.
The decrease rails are skinny gauge and the higher rails are bigger gauge tubing to accommodate a variety of basket, bag, and pannier designs. The platform of the rack additionally seems to be sturdy and there’s a loop on the backside for bungee hooks and the like.
That is the Samox crankset with a 42 tooth chainring. It contains a hole axle design for decrease weight. The chainguard alongside the higher size of the chain and round the entire of the chainring is designed to forestall clothes from getting soiled or catching within the chain.
The Wellgo pedals have a large aluminum platform and a rubber edge for additional grip.Additionally reflectors on each ends of the pedals.
A Shimano Alivio derailleur shifts by the 9 velocity cogset that has a 11 tooth to 34 tooth vary.
The five hundred watt (750 watt peak energy)Bafang geared rear hub motor supplies pedal help or throttle help as much as 20 mph making the Colt a Class 2 eBike. It suits discretely behind the cogset, in truth it’s by no means apparent at first look there’s a motor right here.
The 180mm rear disc brake rotor is connected to the left aspect of the Bafang rear hub motor.
One of many extra distinctive features of the Floor 604 Colt is that it makes use of a torque sensor for the pedal help system.
This measures your pedal energy and supplies the proportional quantity of help based mostly on the pedal help degree you might be utilizing.
Now let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the 48V 14ah lithium battery (upgraded choice) that powers the motor and entrance and rear LED lights.
The cost port is on the decrease left aspect of the battery and has a rubber cowl for climate safety.
On the higher proper aspect of the battery is a USB cost port that may cost a smartphone or different USB chargeable machine.
On the higher left aspect of the battery is the lock that’s opened with one of many provided keys (2 provided).
The battery rotates to left aspect of the bike for removing as soon as it has been unlocked.
You may test the battery capability when the battery is off the bike utilizing the rubber button you’ll be able to see within the photograph above.
This can be a have a look at the square-ish downtube after the battery pack has been eliminated.
And a more in-depth have a look at the lock and the higher battery connection level.
That is the decrease battery connection level within the downtube.
The bike weighs 49.5 kilos with the battery eliminated and the full weight of the bike (with the 7.6 pound battery) is 57.1 kilos.
Here’s a have a look at the battery faraway from the bike with the charger plugged in to the decrease left aspect.
The battery will be charged on or off the bike. It takes 4 to five hours to completely cost an empty battery for the inventory battery 48V 10.4ah and seven to eight hours for the 48V 14ah battery.
The Surface 604 Colt is provided with the SR Suntour XCT suspension fork that gives 3″ (80mm) of journey and has a fast launch type axle.
On the higher left aspect of the fork is a preload dial that adjusts the spring fee of the fork to suit your driving weight and trip type.
On the higher proper aspect of the fork is a lockout dial that forestalls the fork from transferring for an environment friendly trip on smoother roads.
A fast flip of the dial unlocks the fork for lively suspension on rougher roads.
The Colt options 26″ x 2.1″ Kenda Kranium semi-slick tires entrance and rear.
Semi-slicks are designed for paved roads together with some gravel roads and comparable unsealed surfaces.
Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes are discovered on each entrance and rear with 180mm rotors. That is spotlight for the Colt on the $1,999 worth level.
Let’s check out the trip place and handlebar controls.
The Surface 604 Colt has a cushty trip place with handlebars that characteristic a 20mm rise and a 6 diploma sweep again in the direction of the rider.
The Sartori UP2+ adjustable stem helps to dial within the handlebar place on your driving type.
On the left aspect of the handlebar is a leather-based type ergonomic grip, Tektro Auriga entrance hydraulic brake lever, thumb throttle, and management pad.
The thumb throttle can be utilized as a lift for the pedal help or it may be used as a pure throttle with out pedaling.
The 5 pedal help ranges are modified utilizing the + and – buttons on the left aspect of the management pad.
There may be additionally a stroll mode that can assist you stroll the bike up a hill or stairs at just a few mph. It’s activated by holding the minus button on the management pad for just a few seconds.
The “i” button cycles by data on the show like journey distance, odometer, max velocity, and many others. And the sunshine button activates the entrance and rear mild.
The Tektro Auriga brake levers are attain adjutable so they may match the dimensions of your hand. There are sensors in every brake lever to cease the motor help when both brake lever is engaged.
The best aspect of the handlebar options the ergonomic grip, Tektro Auriga hydraulic rear disc brake lever, Shimano Alivio 9 velocity shifter, and a bell.
On the best aspect of the handlebar you’ll discover the Shimano Alivio 9 velocity set off shifters with a show exhibiting what gear you will have chosen.
Within the middle of the handlebar is the colour LCD show that gives data on:
- Battery degree
- Pace, common velocity, max velocity
- Odometer, journey distance
- Pedal help mode
There’s a option to set a passcode in order that the bike received’t begin with out it.
Below the show is a USB cost port for charging a smartphone or different USB powered machine.
The Selle Royal saddle is huge and gel-filled for a cushty trip.
Floor 604 presents an elective suspension seatpost to easy out rougher roads.
The Axendo LED headlight is powered by the eBike battery which means you don’t have to fret about separate batteries for the sunshine.
The rear LED mild can also be powered by the principle battery and is connected to the rear of the rack.
The entrance and rear huge and prolonged fenders additionally give loads of safety from water and dirt for all climate driving.
The kickstand is bolted to the left aspect of the body and the size is adjustable so to alter the lean of the bike when it’s parked.
Floor 604 Colt Electrical Bike Specs
Body: 6061 aluminum body.
Fork: Suntour XCT 3″ (80mm) of journey
Motor: Bafang 500 Watt (750 watt peak energy) geared rear hub motor rated at 65Nm of torque
Battery: 48V 10.4Ah lithium inventory battery. Optionally available 48V 14ah excessive capability battery (+$200). Each batteries use Samsung 18650 cells. The 48V 14Ah is used on this testing & evaluate: battery weight 7.6 kilos.
Help Choices: 5 pedal help ranges (plus stroll mode) and thumb throttle. Torque sensor for the pedal help.
Pace: Pedal help and/or throttle as much as 20 mph which makes this a Class 2 eBike.
Show: LCD coloration show that gives data on the time, battery degree, velocity, common velocity, max velocity, odometer, journey distance, pedal help mode. USB cost port beneath the show.
Drivetrain: Shimnao Alivio 9 velocity with 42t chainring and 11t to 34t cogset, Shimano Alivio shifter
Brakeset: Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors and motor cut-off sensors
Tires: 26″ x 2.1″ Kenda Kranium
Seat: Selle Royal consolation gel saddle
Equipment: Axendo LED headlight, rear mild, rack, chainguard, bell, and, kickstand
Choices: 48V 14ah lithium battery, Suntour NCX suspension seat submit, Ergotec adjustable stem, rear rack.
Sizes: 2 body sizes becoming riders between 5′-2″ to six′-6″
Weight: 57.1 kilos. 49.5 kilos with the 7.6 pound battery eliminated.
Worth: $1,999 USD with free delivery. +$200 for upgraded 48V 14ah battery.
Provides: 7 day in residence trial
Guarantee: 1 yr guarantee
Now checkout Part 2 of the Surface 604 Colt review with data on the trip traits, the vary check, execs, cons, and total ideas!
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