With precision, attention to detail, innovation and value for money being centric values of WaltX Bicycles, they offer a range of Bicycles designed in-line with European standards. WaltX have now launched their range of Electric Bicycles in India. We got an opportunity to test ride the WaltX Spark 3 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 22.5 kgs
The WaltX Spark 3 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” medium frame size.
The Spark 3 comes with a front suspension fork with an impressive 80mm travel. During the test ride this suspension fork helped ride smoothly over rough roads.
The WaltX Spark 3 comes in full Black primary colour with Blue and 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 is shaped in such a way that it blends into 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 overall aesthetics of this bicycle.
The Spark 3 MTB Electric Bicycle which I test rode came with a 1x7-Speed Shimano Tourney TY300 rear derailleur. Gears in an Electric Bicycle help in keeping up to the battery assisted speed of the Bicycle 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 it to ride efficiently. During the test ride these gears shifted smoothly and the shifters were easy to operate.
The battery pack in the WaltX Spark 3 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 3-4 hours to charge and can last for 35-50 kilometres per charge on Pedal Assist Mode and 25-35 kilometres in Throttle Mode. The mileage on an Electric Bicycle can vary according to weather, rider weight and road inclines. Pedal Assist mode gives more mileage than Throttle mode. The battery pack on the bottom tube is easily detachable and can be carried to your house or office for charging.
The E-Bicycle functions in two operating modes, one being Pedal Assist and the second being hub and throttle driven. 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 in motion by simply rotating the throttle on the right grip of the handlebar, similar to the accelerator on motorbikes and scooters. The maximum speed achievable in this mode is 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 WaltX Spark 3 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 E-Bicycle to a complete stop as quick 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 and allows for a comfortable riding position. The reach to the console on the left, and the grip accelerator on the right was easy to use, without straining. The cured palm support grips made it comfortable and sore free for the rider.
The WaltX Spark 3 comes with Kenda 26” x 1.95” MTB tires. The heavy treading on the tires enabled rolling over any hard surface easily. The 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 was soreness free for rider on longer and bumpy rides.
This Electric Bicycle is built on a comfortable Alloy frame with a powerful 7.8 Ah 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 in throttle mode. 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.39,331 the WaltX Spark 3 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a powerful and comfortable Electric Bicycle for City Roads and Flat Trails as well.
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