With an aim to reimagine the way Bicycles are engineered and designed, Triad has a range of Bicycles that place an emphasis on form, function and design. With the belief that every product made will influence and shape consumers in various ways, the brand has a wide range of Bicycles on offer. Triad recently launched their Electric Bicycle range in India and we got to test ride the Triad E3 Electric Bicycle and here is what we thought.
Weight: 22.5 kgs
The Triad E3 MTB Electric Bicycle is built on a strong full Alloy frame. The frame geometry is standard with a slightly slanting top tube which gives extra standover clearance for safer riding. The riding posture is comfortable and the alloy frame absorbs quite a bit of vibrations of the surface when riding through bumpy surfaces at higher speeds. This frame comes in a standard 18” frame size.
The Triad E3 comes with a front suspension fork with an impressive 80mm travel. During the test ride this suspension fork helped in riding smoothly over rough roads.
The Triad E3 comes with a full Black primary colour with Orange as the secondary colour for graphics and text. The matte finish paint job was top notch in quality and finish. The battery pack on the bottom tube has colour coded graphics and also is shaped in such a way that it blends with the frame triangle. The front and rear LED lights were stylish in design and were not only useful features for visibility in the dark but also enhanced the aesthetics of this bicycle.
The Triad E3 MTB Electric Bicycle which I test rode came with a 7-Speed Shimano Tourney rear derailleur. Gears in an Electric Bicycle help in keeping up to the battery assisted by adjusting the pressure in pedalling. These gears are also useful when the battery charge is low or if the charge has run out, as one can use the 7-Speed drivetrain to ride efficiently. During the test ride these gears shifted smoothly and the shifters were easy to operate.
The Triad E3 comes with a 36V 250W brushless DC motor placed on the rear hub with waterproof casing. This is powered by a rechargeable and detachable Lithium-Ion battery, with a capacity of 7.8Ah which is placed on the bottom tube. The battery takes about 3 to 4 hours to charge and can last for 35-50 kilometres per charge on Pedal Assist mode and 25-35 kilometres on Throttle mode. The mileage on an Electric Bicycle can vary according to weather, rider weight and road inclines. The battery pack on the bottom tube is easily detachable and can be carried along for charging.
The E-Bicycle functions on two operating modes, one being Pedal Assist and the second being Throttle. In the Pedal Assist mode, there are 3 levels – each level determining the amount of battery push provided for each pedal rotation. Level 1 being the least and level 3 being the highest battery push. The level 3 Pedal Assist setting allowed me to reach 25 kmph with minimum effort. In the second mode, you can get this electric cycle moving simply rotating the throttle on the right grip of the handlebar, similar to a motor bike or scooters. The maximum speed achievable on this mode is also 25 kmph, however using this mode one does not have to pedal, at all. The pick-up was impressive while using both modes and the electric power was more than sufficient to effortlessly ride on inclines and rough roads.
The Triad E3 comes with Logan Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. Since Electric Bicycles deliver speeds that require no effort, braking is an important component, in case one needs to get the bicycle to a full stop as quickly as possible and in a balanced manner. During the test ride on both roads and flat trails, these Mechanical Disc brakes on this Electric Bicycle worked efficiently, giving me the confidence to ride fast. Both the brake cables acts as a motor cut off, and it responds quickly.
The handlebar on this bicycle is 600mm long, allowing for a comfortable riding position. The reach to the console on the left, and the grip accelerator on the right was easy without straining. The cushioned palm support grips made it comfortable and sore free for the rider.
The Triad E3 comes with a pair of Kenda 26” x 1.95” MTB tires. The heavy treading on the tires enabled rolling over any hard surface with ease. 26” tires are fast rolling and the treads helped easily roll over rough surfaces. The saddle on this bicycle is comfortable, it was well cushioned and made sure it the rider is soreness free on longer and bumpy rides.
This Electric Bicycle is built on a comfortable Alloy frame with a powerful 7.8Ah Lithium-Ion battery. This battery along with the brushless rear hub motor had an impressive pick-up and a maximum speed of 25 km/hr. The powerful Logan Mechanical Disc brakes along with the fast rolling and heavily treaded 26” tires made it easy to ride on rough surfaces. Priced at Rs.39,241(as on 9th March 2020) the Triad E3 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a powerful and comfortable Electric Bicycle.
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