About the Vida E+ Low-Step
Stopping power on the Vida E+ Low-Step comes from Tektro hydraulic brakes with 160 mm rotors that won’t overheat even on long downhill stretches.
Its 250 Watt motor will comfortably get you to 20 mph when you need it to, and with 60 Newton-meters of torque, it’ll also flatten out those hills. Offering five levels of pedal-assist power, the ANT+ controller will make riding a breeze, showing all the parameters you need for everyday riding. The higher you go, the less range you’ll get — but the more power you’ll receive.
Core to the low maintenance philosophy is the internal, seven-speed rear-hub drivetrain. Though you should regularly oil the chain, you won’t need to change it every 500 miles or so as you would with external gears on a derailleur. The battery is also integrated and removable, making it much easier to charge without bringing your entire bike inside.
The relatively fat 26″x2.35″ tires will compensate for not having suspension forks and will give a comfortable ride even on light off-road stretches, perhaps on family bike rides.
Reasons to Buy
If you want an electric bike that will be comfortable to ride and do many, many miles without needing to go into the bike shop for repair, the Vida E+ Low-Step is one to consider.
The 7-speed internal gears will require little maintenance if at all for the life of the bike. Do remember to oil the chain, though, as rusty chains break!
With its Selle Royal Essenza Relax Saddle and comfortable riding position, the Vida E+ is convenient to ride even for a long day visiting all your friends or getting about the city.
We also like the low-step frame. This makes it far easier for shorter riders to mount the bike without needing to be a gymnast. Three different frame sizes can accommodate riders between 4’9″ and 5’10” tall.
Things to Consider
We understand that for aesthetic reasons this e-bike lacks fenders, but on wet roads, this could mean that the rider gets dirty. This may mean that you should only ride it on dry spring or summer days, and perhaps leave it in the garage for the winter months.