Checked several other bike retailers before settling on the Aspen + as being both value for money and a great looking bike. Looks though are irrelevant when you need performance and in this respect the off road capabilities are outstanding.
The fat oversize tyres handled rough terrain with ease and funnily enough handled my oversized body equally well. My first ever electric bike required some getting use. Unlike my Kawasaki, don't sit back and expect the bike to do all the work. Power comes on when you pedal. Finally, I do use my Aspen Plus every day to commute to work which is fine, ideally though its better suited to the trails as getting on and off at lights and intersections proved tricky but not impossible without the convenience of a step through commuter bike frame. Overall I'm well pleased with my purchase.
I purchased Aspen plus first and then Munich later. Very excited about the purchase since long lasting battery in Aspen and potential of enjoyment. Giving 4 stars because I started getting noise from rear brake in Aspen plus within 10kms of riding. Contacted Leon CYCLE and recommended to get the bike service which is pretty odd if you pay couple grand for a bike. I understand it's not that expensive but it should not occur in any new bike.
Ride is smoother except the seats which is average and gets uncomfortable if you go on a longer rides, same problems mentioned by a friend as well. I also noticed chain shifting between gears without changing them.
We have friends that paid twice the price for similar bikes and our quality and look and performance is much better. These are a great value and the customer service was great when I had a few questions.
Let me start by saying the customer service in this company is top notch. For every reason you hope for...
Now for the bike....
Solid, Stylish and powerful are the first three words that come to mind. Being a dirt bike rider, this monster is the perfect alternative to my gas powered polluter, and in more remote areas. I ride completely for fun now! Using the seemingly limitless power is almost intoxicating. The workout comes from farther more challenging rides.
I have all the bike I need to handle any trail. I Love the feel of a heavier, fatter more stout vehicle under me. And don’t think I haven’t had it airborne yet... and no huffing and puffing up the hills.
Hey that’s what it’s all about right?, saving your energy for the downhill.
This bike has everything I was looking for in an electric bike. It is very smooth with the suspension great feature. It takes just a little bit of time to get used to and see all the features it has to offer but after that you are going to be very pleased. The battery is very long lasting and its easy to ride I love it and my family all do as well. The breaks are very good quality you especially when the motor is running it will stop. The adjustment on velocity is great too it is very fast. I really like the bulk of the bike it gives it a sturdy, safe feeling definitely prefer this tires.
Frame: Alu. 6061, 26"*18.9 inches
Suspension Fork: RST, Guid-T-26, Alu. With suspension
Brake: F/R: Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes
Freewheel: 8 Speed, 11-32T, Sliver
Tire: CST, C1752, 26"*4.0, Black
Saddle: Selle Royal, LOOKIN, Black
Stem: Promax. Alu.MA-471, Ext 90mm
Crank: Shimano, Acrea, 28/38/48T
Shifter: Shimano, Altus, F: M310-L, 3-Speed; R: M310-8R, 8-Speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano, Altus, M310, 3-Speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano, Acera, M360, 8-Speed
Battery: DEHAWK, I5-4816P, 48V 16AH, 768WH, with USB port
Hub Motor Rated / Peak Power: Das-kit, X15-fat, Rear drive motor, 750W, 48V, 20mph
Controller: Das-Kit, CT5-I5, 48V 18A
Charger: 48V 3A, US standard
Display: Das-Kit, C7, 6 Levels
Front Light: Cateye, Front reflector
Rear Light: Cateye, Rear reflector
Net Weight (with battery): 59.0 lbs
Battery Weight: 7.5 lbs
Max Load (driver+bike): 308.0 lbs