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GM Electric Bike and HOTEBIKE Mini Bike Review

GM Electric Bike and HOTEBIKE Min Bike Review

GM Electric Bike Review


Described by GM as “fast, fun and healthy way to reach a destination,” ARIV eBikes developed by GM’s Urban Mobility Solutions division in Michigan, USA and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The are “backed by the power of General Motors.”

In developing ARIV, GM used “automotive-grade capabilities to set high standards in eBike engineering”. The automaker’s extensive experience with electric vehicle motor software and controls “greatly influenced the proprietary GM motor that was built from the ground up specifically for ARIV eBikes.”

According to GM, the motor delivers segment-leading power and torque for its size while also enabling speeds up to 25 kph with four levels of pedal-assisted power. Meanwhile, the “battery was validated to rigorous safety standards similar to GM’s electric vehicles batteries.”

The GM ARIV eBike model range launched with two models – the Meld and the Merge. Both are closely related and are essentially the same bike, but the Merge folds for easier storage.

At the heart of the ARIV eBikes is GM’s own proprietary electric motor designed and built specifically for Meld and Merge. The motor allows the eBikes to travel to speeds of up to 15 mph (25 km/h) with four levels of pedal-assisted power. Meld and Merge ARIV eBikes take approximately 3.5 hours to charge their batteries, with an estimated range of up to 39 miles (64 kilometers) on a single charge.

ARIV eBikes are fitted with standard safety equipment such as integrated and rechargeable LED safety lights located both at the front and at the rear of the bikes. They’re also equipped with oversized brake rotors for adequate stopping power and feature internal cable routing to deliver a modern and uninterrupted design.

The Merge can be rolled on a single wheel when folded. Both models are equipped with a Walk mode feature that allows customers to walk their ARIV eBike more easily up steep terrain.

At the center of the GM ARIV bikes is a mobile app that connects to the bike via Bluetooth and displays real-time bike information such as speed, distance, remaining battery level, motor assist level, distance traveled, and other info. More functionality will be added to the app in the near future, such as a feature that will help riders arrive at their destination sweat-free.

Furthermore, the bikes are equipped with a Quad Lock mount, a system that allows the rider to securely attach a smartphone to the eBike. An integrated USB port allows riders to charge their phones while on the go.

Availability & Pricing
ARIV eBikes went on pre-order in February 2019 and went on sale in select European markets in May 2019. Launch markets include Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands due to the popularity of lithium-ion battery-powered eBikes in those markets.

As of June 2019, prices are as follows:
Market               Meld       Merge
Belgium             €2,800    €3,400
Netherlands       €2,800    €3,400
Germany           €2,750    €3,350

Battery GM Lithium ION (250 Watt Hours) GM Lithium ION (250 Watt Hours)
Brakes Promax Hydraulic Disc Promax Hydraulic Disc
Cargo Capacity NA NA
Chain KMC single speed KMC eBike
Chainstay Length 39.5 cm/15.6 in 39.5 cm/15.6 in
Crank Alloy, 170 mm Alloy, 170 mm
Display Ariv Integrated LED Display Ariv Integrated LED Display
Folded Dimensions NA 80x65x43 cm/31.5×25.6×17 in
Frame Hydroformed aluminum Hydroformed aluminum
Frame Size One size fits riders 5’0″ to 6’0″ One size fits riders 5’0″ to 6’0″
Front Hub sealed bearing disc sealed bearing disc
Grips Lock-on ergo Lock-on ergo
Handlebars Promax Alloy Arīv proprietary
Head Angle 70.8 degrees 70.8 degrees
Headlight Integrated, 65 lumens Integrated, 65 lumens
Kickstand Custom, Integrated Custom, Integrated
Max Rider Weight 100kg 100kg
Motor GM Mid Drive, 250 watts GM Mid Drive, 250 watts
Peak Motor Power 635 watts 635 watts
Range (UP TO) 64 km/40 miles 64 km/40 miles
Rear Cog 14T 16T
Rear Derailleur NA NA
Rear Hub sealed bearing disc Shimano Alfine 8speed
Saddle Selle Royale Milo Selle Royale Milo
Seat Angle 76.5 degrees 76.5 degrees
Seat Post Light Skin seatpost with rechargeable taillights Light Skin seatpost with rechargeable taillights
Shifter NA Shimano Alfine 8speed
Speed 25 kph/15.5 mph 25 kph/15.5 mph
Stand over Height 55.6 cm/22 in 55.6 cm/22 in
Stem ARIV Custom Alloy ARIV Custom Alloy
Taillight Integrated LED, 10 lumens Integrated LED, 10 lumens
Throttle Walk Mode Only Walk Mode Only
Tires VeeTire Goodie Goodie 16×1-3/8 with reflective sidewalls VeeTire Goodie Goodie 16×1-3/8 with reflective sidewalls
Weight 19.5 kg/43 lbs 22 kg/48.5 lbs
Wheel Size 16 in 16 in
Wheel Base 101 cm / 39.8 in 101 cm / 39.8 in

HOTEBIKE Mini Bike Review

20 inch folding electric bike 36v battery (A1-7)

Whether you want to go exercising, commuting,traveling, this 20 inch folding electric bike provides all the convenience and power you need.
Only several steps to fold up the folding electric bike,and when fully folded,it will be small and portable, going everywhere is a no problem.
The multi-function LCD 880 display shows many information such as battery capacity, speed, distance, temperature, etc, make you enjoy a better journey.
The powerful 36v 10Ah lithium-ion battery is put into the frame, make the folding electric bike more urban and beautiful. 
It not only anti-theft but also protect the battery form water and rain, so the life span will be extended.
The upgraded 10 magnets pedal assist sensor has 1:1 pedal assistant and with five adjustable speed,with the PAS sensor,your journey will become more safe and funny.
The high quality 7 speed original Shimano gears provide you different feeling when you ride, makes it more interesting to ride a folding electric bike. 
The higher upgraded seat tube will fulfill different people’s needs, make it more fitted and comfortable when you are riding a folding electric bike.
The high performance front and rear reflector can help protect you from cars and other bikes in the night.

Price about USD$800


Specifications  A1-7
Model A1-7 (36v 350w) Wheel 20 inch wheel
Color White / Deep Blue Tyre 20*1.75
Motor 36v 350w brushless motor Gear Shimano 7 Speed
initiating mode PAS and throttle PAS Three adjustable speed  1:1 pedal assistant
Battery 36V 10AH Lithium battery Chain Rust resistant chain
Range 1:1 PAS mode, 40-50KM Handle bar Aluminum alloy
Warranty motor & battery 1 year crankset Aluminum alloy
Charger AC100V-240V,42V 2A Saddle Comfortable saddle
Charging time 5-7 hours Display LCD 880 Display
Max speed 30km/h headlight 3W LED headlight
Loading 120kg rear rack Steel
Frame Aluminum alloy folding frame sticker &color HOTEBIKE
Wheel rim Aluminum alloy Pedal Aluminum
Front fork steel fork Certification UL/CE
Front brake 160 disc brake Weight N.W: 21kgs      G.W:26kgs
Rear brake 160 disc brake Carton size 89*68*41CM



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