With precision, attention to detail, innovation and value for money being centric values, WaltX offers a range of Bicycles designed inline with European standards. WaltX have now launched their second range of Electric Bicycles in India. From the new range we got an opportunity to test ride the WaltX Spark 3 V2 and here is what we thought.
The WaltX Spark 3 V2 Electric Hardtail MTB is built on 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 and flat trails at high speeds. This frame comes in a standard 18” medium frame size. The frame has seen an upgrade in terms of build quality when compared to the previous version of the Spark 3.
The WaltX Spark 3 V2 comes with a front suspension fork with an impressive 80mm travel. During the test ride this suspension fork helped riding smoothly over rough roads.
The WaltX Spark 3 V2 comes in a full Black primary colour with Blue 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 also 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 E Bicycle.
The WaltX Spark 3 V2 which I test rode came with a 1x7-Speed Shimano Tourney rear derailleur. Gears in an Electric Bicycle help in keeping up to the battery assisted speed of the E 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 WaltX Spark 3 V2 comes with a 36V 250W brushless DC motor with waterproof casing and is located at the hub of the rear wheel. This is powered by a rechargeable and detachable Lithium-Ion battery, with a capacity of 7.8Ah. 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 on Throttle Mode. The mileage on an Electric Bicycle can vary according to weather conditions, rider weight and road inclines. The Pedal Assist mode gives more mileage than throttle mode. 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 Mode. 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 by simply rotating the throttle on the right grip of the handlebar, similar to the accelerator on motor bikes and scooters. The maximum speed achievable on this mode is also 25 kmph, however using this mode one does not have to pedal. The pick-up was impressive while using both modes and the electric power was more than sufficient to effortlessly climb flyovers, up-hill roads and to get moving from a signal. There is also an additional Walk Mode on this E Bicycle which can be turned on by pressing and holding the minus (-) button the handlebar controller. This makes the rear wheel rotate at 5km/hr, thus making it easy to walk and push along this electric bicycle.
The WaltX Spark 3 V2 comes with Logan Mechanical Disc brakes at the front and rear. When riding on flat trails and in the city through traffic, braking is an important component, in case one needs to get the E Bicycle to a stop quickly. During the test ride these Mechanical Disc brakes worked efficiently, giving me confidence to ride fast and stop safely, no matter what the surface is. Both the brake cables acts as a motor cut off, and responds quickly as well.
The Handlebar on the WaltX Spark 3 V2 has seen a comfort level upgrade as the previous version had a flat handlebar. The raiser handlebar on this bicycle is 600mm long and comfortable, allowing for a relaxed riding posture. The reach to the console on the left, and the grip accelerator on the right was easy to use, without straining.
The WaltX Spark 3 V2 comes with DSI 26” x 2.0” MTB tires. The heavy treading on the tires enabled rolling over any hard surface easy. The 26” tires are fast rolling and the tread pattern helped to roll over rough surfaces easily.
The Saddle on this Electric Bicycle was sufficient for soreness free rides on bumpy surfaces. But, this saddle could use some extra cushioning for added comfort.
This Electric Bicycle is built on a comfortable and lightweight Alloy frame which holds the powerful 7.8 Ah Lithium-ion battery. This battery along with the brushless motor gives an impressive pick-up and a maximum speed of 25 km/hr. The powerful Logan Mechanical Disc brakes along with the heavily treaded 26” X 2.0” DSI tires make it safe and stable to ride though the roughest of surfaces.. Priced at Rs.45,445(as on 3rd June 2022) the WaltX Spark 3 V2 is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a powerful Electric MTB for riding on rough urban roads and flat trails.
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