Lectro is a brand under the Hero Cycles banner which specializes in Electric Pedal Assisted Bicycles. These bicycles define state-of-the-art technology and perfect styling. The aim of Lectro bicycles is to redefine your everyday ride. Electric Pedal Assisted Bicycles use rechargeable batteries which are detachable and can be charged using a power plug. These cycles come in varied designs, and are meant for all age groups for various usage. We got to check out the Lectro Ozone, and this is what impressed us.
The Lectro Ozone has been made using an aluminium alloy frame that offers stability and durability. The ergonomically designed frame offers a comfort-oriented, upright riding position. The frame has an integrated, detachable Li-On battery mounted on it.
This bicycle comes with a Zoom suspension fork with adjustable suspension and disc mounts. The overall weight of the bicycle is 22.6 kgs. Being in the sub-30 kg category of weight, is a commendable feature for electric bicycles.
The Lectro Ozone features clean, neat branding in bright green on a black frame. The overall design on the bicycle is not overly colourful or complicated. The clean and neat branding and design on a matte black frame makes this bicycle look sleek and classy. The aesthetics of this bicycle are pleasing and is sure to catch attention while on the road.
The Lectro Ozone comes equipped with a Shimano Altus, 7-speed rear derailleur. The shifting is comfortable, smooth and on-point. What enhances this department is the electric assisted pedalling that comes to life with the installed rechargeable battery that powers a motor on the bicycle.
The pick-up in power is noticeable right from the first time you pedal. The 36V rear hub motor adds to the pedalling power with each stroke of the pedal. The motor of the cycle has a range of five power options that can be used according to the amount of electric assistance the cyclist requires.
The charge range of the battery is estimated to be able to power the bicycle for up to 45 kilometres, and the battery takes approximately three hours to charge. The motor power cut off is at 25 km/h, which is the max speed one can achieve with the electric assisted pedalling.
There is a cadence sensor connected to the motor and a display screen that lets the rider know the speed, as well as vital information such as charge left and power range that is being used.
The Lectro Ozone comes equipped with Promax Mechanical disc brakes with a 160mm rotor in the front and rear of the bicycle. The stoppage power was found to be extremely efficient. For a bicycle that is aimed at city rides and commutes, the performance in this department is commendable.
The handle bar used on this bicycle is of the perfect length to ensure great control and stability of the bicycle. A LED screen is mounted on the handlebar which is a speedometer as well as an indicator of the battery life and power performance. Additionally, there is a power remote mounted on the left of the handle bar which allows the rider to control the power range used with simple, straight-forward +/- buttons.
The Lectro Ozone comes with broad tires, with efficient treading to offer good grip and stability. The wheels enabled efficient control and grip while turning on sharp corners. The broadness of the tire is necessary for stability with the power this bicycle offers.
The overall riding experience on the Lectro Ozone was fun, and commendable. One thing that is noteworthy is the fact that the motor only runs with pedalling, so one can’t slack off and expect the motor to do all the work. This makes it the perfect cycle for commutes and fitness.
The Lectro Ozone 2017 is the perfect bicycle for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. This bicycle is perfect for regular city riders looking to commute to work, run errands on and even use on relatively longer rides up to 45kms. The frame design of the cycle makes it comfortable for women to use as well.