Lxi i/O Throttle
Lxi i/O Throttle
- Throttle allows for versatility and ease of starting when loaded down with groceries/supplies
- Robust 8-speed drivetrain resists torque-based e-bike wear through a thicker chain
- 14.5Ah/522Wh battery provides plenty capacity for greater distances, loaded travel, and throttle usage
- E-bike specific Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic brakes have an engine cut-off built in for worry free e-bike riding
- Built-in rear rack melds utilitarian simplicity with aesthetics
- Class 2 e-bike: throttle only or pedal assist up to 20mph
|Frame||LXI i/O | 6061 heat-treated aluminum | Tig-welded construction | Fully internal battery | Internal e-bike wiring | 73mm threaded BSA bottom bracket shell | Post mount disc tab | Hub-drive specific 136mm spacing|
|Fork||SRSuntour | SF20 NEX-HLO-DS | 63mm travel | Lightweight alloy crown and monocoque lowers | Weather-sealed stanchion protection | Plush coil spring with adjustable preload | Hydraulic Lockout | Post-mount disc brake|
|Colors||Black, Light Blue, Brushed Alloy|
|Cranks||3-piece | Forged alloy | 42T chainring with dual-guide design|
|Pedals||Comfort | Shock-absorbing Kraton inserts|
|Chain||KMC Z8.3 | 8-speed|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm threaded BSA shell | JIS square taper | Sealed cartridge|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M360 | 8-speed | Long cage|
|Derailleur Shifter||Shimano Acera Rapidfire Plus | 8-speed|
|Freewheel/Cassette||Shimano HG-31 | 11-32T | 8-speed|
|Drive Unit||Bafang 350w Hub Motor|
|Battery||36V/14.5Ah | 522Wh | Fully-integrated|
|Tires||Kenda Kwick Seven.5 | 27.5 x 2.2"|
|Wheels/Rims||Alloy | Width (internal): 26.6mm | Double-wall construction | 36h|
|Front Hub||Alloy | 100mm quick release | I.S. 6-bolt disc | 36h|
|Rear Hub||Bafang 350W motor | I.S. 6-bolt disc mount | 136mm spacing | 36h|
|Brakes||Tektro HD-E350 | E-bike specific | 180mm oversized front / 160mm rear I.S. 6-bolt rotors|
|Brake Levers||Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic with motor cut off|
|Grips/Tape||Del Sol Ergo Comfort | Dual Density|
|Handlebar||Alloy Riser Bar, 40mm Rise, 660mm Width|
|Stem||Alloy | Threadless | Tool-free adjustable 0-70 degree angle | 110mm length|
|Headset||Alloy | Threadless | Tool-free adjustable 0-70' angle | 110mm length|
|Saddle||Del Sol Couch Plus saddle | Compression-tuned elastomers | Del Sol Hand-Holder e-bike-specific handle|
|Seat Post||Alloy | Suspension | 40mm travel | 27.2 x 300mm|
|Seat Clamp||Alloy | 31.8mm|
|Extras||Kickstand | Alloy Rack | Full-Coverage Fenders | Front and rear lights, Charger & cables|
|A. Top Tube (Effective)||600mm (23.6")||600mm (23.6")||630mm (24.8")|
|B. Seat Tube (C-T)||360mm (14.1")||435mm (17.1")||508mm (20")|
|C. Standover Height||788mm (31")||819mm (32.2")||855mm (33.7")|
|D. Head Tube Length||160mm (6.3")||165mm (6.5")||185mm (7.3")|
|E. Head Angle||70°||70°||70°|
|F. Seat Angle||73°||73°||73°|
|G. Wheelbase||1128mm (44.4")||1129mm (44.4")||1160mm (45.6")|
|I. BB Drop||45mm (1.8")||45mm (1.8")||45mm (1.8")|
|J. Stem Length||90mm||110mm||110mm|
|K. Bar Width||610mm||610mm||610mm|
|L. Crank Length||170mm||170mm||170mm|
|M. Wheel Size||27.5||27.5||27.5|
Coming to the end of my second season for a total of 6,500 km. My comments are as follows:
Generally: a nice bike looks good, handles well, very heavy. Battery life seems good it's dependant on how much assist you require. The 350W baking rear motor gives enough power to overcome headwind or help you up steep inclines. Using zero assist the bike is very cumbersome.
Specifics: The Kenda tyres are useless I was getting flats every day. I changed them to Michelin Wild AM and these are fantastic. I also have a winter set with metal studs.
The pedals are dangerous, when wet your feet slip off, I changed my pedals to Rockbros with metal studs, these are great and eliminate slippage completely.
I carry tools spares and additional cloths in a Blackburn crossbar bag and paniers both fit very well. I fitted additional rear and much needed front lighting.
Complaints/Worries: The charger doesn't connect very well, you have to fiddle with it to make sure the light comes on so it's charging. I am worried about the battery, when it comes time for a new one where do I get It? Because it's specifically shaped to fit the frame? The Desolation website doesn't help in this area.
I was skeptical at first on investing in an e bike. Now that i have had several outings on my bike it was a wise investment. Being an elderly person my capabilities are limited to riding up steep grades. with the assist mode i easily conquer any grade of roadway. it is nice to just ride the bike to town and pick up a few groceries and refreshments if needed. With the extra weight conquering hills is a breeze. I also like the fact this bike comes complete with fenders, head light and rear brake light. having and odometer etc. is great. the only add on was a mirror and saddle bags/carrier.
i would highly recommend this brand of e bike to anyone looking at getting into e bike riding.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice
*Actual retail price may vary based on any added dealer freight, tax, and assembly fees