500W Dapu Brand Mid-Drive Motor - 48V/11.6Ah Downtube Battery w/ Samsung Cells - Hydraulic Disc Brakes - Sturdy Front & Rear Racks (Optional) - Lightweight at 47 Lbs.
Prepare yourself. You are about to experience the M-CLASS Electric Bike from Ariel Rider - perhaps the most versatile, powerful and affordable cargo ebikes on the market today. Selected as the best small-sized ebike by eBike Reviewer in 2018, M-CLASS is in a class all its own.
What does the "M" stand for? Maximum performance with Minimal dimensions for Most-Awesome price. Mkay! The M-CLASS is perfect for students with limited space to store their bike; for suburbanites who want to go out for a casual cruise and leave their stinky auto in the garage, and especially for anyone who wants to haul loads with the twist of a throttle, whether they are groceries, yoga mats, or children and small pets. M-CLASS has got you covered.
But don't let the diminutive size or lightweight profile of the M-CLASS fool you - it's sports a robust electronics and high-end componentry throughout. Take for example the 48V mid-drive motor from Dapu brand, with 500W nominal output, 1058 peak output, and an incredible 95 Newton meters (Nm) of torque. This powerful motor is paired with a downtube-mounted 48V/11.6Ah battery with Samsung cells, delivering an estimated range of 25 to 75 miles per charge. All in a 47-pound package. Incredible!
Ariel Rider M-CLASS Specifications
MOTOR BRAND: Dapu MD500
MOTOR TYPE: Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
MOTOR NOMINAL OUTPUT: 500 watts
MOTOR PEAK OUTPUT: 1058 watts
MOTOR TORQUE: 95 Newton meters
BATTERY BRAND: Samsung 35E
BATTERY VOLTAGE: 48 volts
BATTERY AMP HOURS: 11.6 ah
BATTERY WATT HOURS: 556.8 wh
BATTERY CHEMISTRY: Lithium-ion
CHARGE TIME: 4.5 hours
ESTIMATED MIN RANGE: 25 miles (40 km)
ESTIMATED MAX RANGE: 75 miles (121 km)
DISPLAY TYPE: Ariel Rider Branded APT Fixed, Monochrome, Backlit, LCD, Buttons: Power, +, -, (Double Tap Power for Settings Menu: Units, Backlight, Wheel Diameter, Voltage, Password 1919, Speed Limit, Hold + for Lights, Hold - for Walk Mode)
READOUTS: Speed, Power Meter (L, M, H), Assist Level (0 to 6), Battery Level (5 Bars and Outline), Avg Speed, Max Speed, Trip Distance, Odometer, Trip Time
SEAT POST: Promax SP-886 Suspension Post with Compression Adjust, 26 mm Travel, Forged Head
SEAT POST LENGTH: 350 mm
SEAT POST DIAMETER: 28.6 mm
RIMS: Double Walled, Alloy, 36 mm Width, 32 Hole Rear, 36 Hole Front
SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge, Silver with Nipples
TIRE BRAND: CST City, 20" x 1.75" (47-406)
WHEEL SIZE: 20 in (50.8cm)
TIRE DETAILS: 35 to 45 PSI, 2.4 to 3.1 BAR, Reflective Sidewall Stripe
TUBE DETAILS: Schrader Valve
ACCESSORIES: Bikman Plastic Fenders with Alloy Runners and Mud Flaps, Yunfang ABS Plastic Chain Cover, Flick Bell on Right, Blaze-Lite HL10XE Integrated Headlight, Spanninga nr9 Integrated Backlight, Took Kit (Touchup Paint, Wrenches, Screwdriver, Allen Key), Massload Kickstand Rear-Mounted Adjustable Length, Optional ABUS Cafe Lock, Optional Custom Rear Rack with Pannier Hangers and Triple-Bungee Strap (Child Seat Compatible, 25 kg 55 lb Max Weight, $70), Optional Custom Front Rack (20 kg 44 lb, $70), Ariel Rider Water Resistant Pannier (18 Liters 4.75 Gallons, $59), Optional Polisport Child Seat
OTHER: Locking Removable Downtube-Mounted Battery Pack, 1.1 lb 2 Amp Charger, IP56 Water Resistant Controller, Honeycomb Battery Cell Layout (Avoids Short Circuits and Stays Cool)
BODY POSITION: Upright, Upright Relaxed
SUGGESTED USE: Neighborhood, Urban, Cargo
ELECTRIC BIKE CLASS: Throttle on Demand (Class 2), Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
WARRANTY: 1 Year Battery, 2 Year Motor/Controller, Lifetime Frame
Electric Bike Review (EBR)
We value the work done by Court Rye and his team at Electric Bike Review (EBR). They offer truly independent and in-depth reviews of ebikes, and we like to share these reviews with our customers whenever possible. You can read the full review of the M-CLASS at EBR, and watch the video review below. In sum, they say:
An approachable, highly adjustable, compact electric bike that turns into a capable little cargo bike with optional front and rear racks, great price point for being so feature-rich
Efficient and powerful mid-drive motor from Dapu offers 95 Newton-meters of torque, Shimano internally geared 3-speed hub is durable and offers shifting at standstill
Two frame color choices, internally routed cables, integrated lights, reflective tires, nice fenders and chain cover, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes set really this model apart from similar offerings
Predominantly sold online so there is some assembly required, the front and rear racks cost extra, limited suspension but the adjustable stem and seat post shock actually feel pretty good, throttle is only active at assist level zero vs. overriding.
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