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The Velotric Thunder 1 ST is an Electric Bike in Disguise

Velotric Introduces The Perfect Commuting Electric Bike

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Electric bikes have become increasingly popular in recent years as a sustainable and eco-friendly means of commuting. They are particularly advantageous for those who want to travel long distances without breaking a sweat, as the electric motor assists as you pedal. If you have experience with electric bikes, the first thing you might call out is their sheer heaviness. Enter the Velotric Thunder 1 ST. This two-wheeler could be the perfect choice if you're looking for a reliable, lightweight e-bike for your daily commute.

The Velotric Thunder 1 ST e-bike has been designed to offer a comfortable and reliable commuting experience. With a weight of just 36 pounds, and yes, you read that right, an electric bike weighs 36 pounds. This e-bike is lightweight and easy to maneuver, and it doesn't look like an electric bike. Notice the lack of wires:

I give kudos to Velotric, another California-based e-bike company, for tucking away the electrical wires and the entire drive system into the bicycle's frame.

Look at this profile:

Its 350W motor (peak 600w) provides enough power to help you quickly tackle challenging terrain and city slopes. Furthermore, with five levels of power assist, you can adjust the level of assistance according to your preference with the touch of your thumb (pictured below). Each class is designated by a color, starting with Eco, Tour, Normal, Sport, and Turbo pedal assist.

Another great feature of the Velotric Thunder 1 ST e-bike is its top speed of 20 miles per hour (unlockable to 25mph). This speed is perfect for commuting through the city, where you must quickly travel between traffic lights and crosswalks. Plus, it allows you to travel further afield without feeling tired or overexerted. Moreover, thanks to its advanced motor and drive system, it provides a smooth and quiet ride.

This e-bike has a range of up to 52 miles, which is truly impressive given the hidden size of the battery. You can easily travel to and from work without worrying about running out of battery power. The battery takes around 4–6 hours to charge completely, allowing you to leave your bike charging overnight and be ready to go when needed in the morning.

A special call out to Velotric for adding a torque sensor to a $1,299 bike. Considering all of the features contained on this bike, it is surprising to find this particular addition at this price point. A torque-sensing PAS will give you a smoother ride for those not in the know, as the pedal assist works with your movements. Most e-bikes use a cadence sensor that flips on and off abruptly. This can often feel jerky, laggy, or even counterintuitive to what you are trying to do on your bike. ( I should know because my current bike has a cadence sensor)

One of the great things about the Velotric Thunder 1 ST is its practicality. The bike features plenty of spots to add a rear cargo rack, perfect for carrying your work bag or shopping. Plus, the LED headlight and taillight help keep you visible and safe on the road at night. The headlight will come on automatically at dusk. It has 26-inch wheels and a durable 6061 aluminum alloy frame built to last. Also, not to be forgotten but this bike is also equipped with Apple Find My tracking device. Now you can rest assured when your bike comes up missing; you will be able to track its location.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the Velotric Thunder 1 ST e-bike is an excellent choice for a capable yet practical electric bike. Its lightweight design, advanced motor, and long-range battery make it an ideal choice for daily commuting. The adjustable power assist levels, top speed, and LED light combine to provide a comfortable and safe riding experience. Whether you are a technology lover, a cyclist, or a commuter, the Velotric Thunder 1 ST will not disappoint.


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