Ariel Rider W-CLASS Retro Style Electric City Cruiser - Really Good eBikes

Ariel Rider W-CLASS Retro Style Electric City Cruiser

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750W Rear Hub Motor w/ 55nM Torque - Easy-Access Battery w/ 48V/12Ah & 48V/18Ah Options - Class 2 Half-Twist Throttle - Front & Rear Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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Are you looking for a classic electric cruiser? Do you want an incredibly comfortable ebike that sports the highest quality components on the market? Well, please let me introduce you to the W-CLASS from Ariel Riders. This retro-style electric cruiser will knock your socks off.

Hop on the W-CLASS and take off! Hit the beach or take a cruise around town - wherever you go the W-CLASS will get you there in style. Live in a hilly area or want to carry your groceries home from the store? No problem, the W-CLASS features a powerful 750W nominal (1500W peak) output rear hub motor with 55 nM of torque. The motor is paired with an equally robust, quick-access battery pack, featuring either a 48V/12Ah option with Samsung cells, or a long-range 48V/18Ah option with Panasonic cells. 

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Ariel Rider ebikes feature a patent-pending Power-On-Demand (POD) system, with a highly sensitive torque sensor. Torque is a twisting force that tends to cause rotation, and the torque sensor on the W-CLASS detects how much pressure you putting on the pedals and responds immediately (in less than one rotation) by sending power to the motor. In an instant you feel a magic force compelling you forward.

Adjust the 7-speed gears accordingly, so that you have a comfortable pedaling experience, or give the throttle a twist and cruise without pedaling at all.

One of the most important component sets on any bicycle, but especially on an electric bike, is the cockpit. That combination of stem, handlebar, grips, and controls that are central to a good riding experience.

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In this area the W-CLASS does not disappoint. It features sweptback cruiser style handlebars with stitched leather grips, mounted on an adjustable Promax stem. The half-twist throttle and gear trigger are located on the right side adjacent to the grip, the left side features the display mount, and all cables are encased in a durable sheath for protection and clean design.

W-CLASS Specifications

  • MOTOR BRAND: Dapu M155 
  • MOTOR TYPE: Rear-Mounted Geared Hub 
  • MOTOR NOMINAL OUTPUT: 750 watts 
  • MOTOR PEAK OUTPUT: 1500 watts 
  • MOTOR TORQUE: 75 Newton meters (nM)
  • BATTERY BRAND: Samsung or Panasonic 18650 
  • BATTERY VOLTAGE: 48 volts 
  • BATTERY AMP HOURS: 12Ah or 18Ah Options
  • BATTERY CHEMISTRY: Lithium-ion 
  • CHARGE TIME: 6 hours 
  • ESTIMATED MIN RANGE: 35 miles (56 km) 
  • ESTIMATED MAX RANGE: 85 miles (137 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 
  • DRIVE MODE: Twist Throttle, Torque Sensing Pedal Assist 
  • TOP SPEED: 20 mph (32 kph) (Up to 28 MHP Unlocked, Password 1919)
  • GEARING: 7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Altus ARDM310DLC Derailleur, 11-36 Tooth
  • SHIFTER DETAILS: Shimano ASLTX50R-7CT SIS Index Thumb Shifter 
  • CRANKS: Prowheel, Forged Alloy, 170 mm Length, 46 Tooth Steel Chainring with Alloy Bash Guard 
  • BRAKE DETAILS: Tektro Dorado HDE715 Hydraulic Disc with 160 Front Rotor and 180 Back Rotor, Dual Piston Calipers, Four Finger Levers with Motor Inhibitors and Adjustable Reach 
  • BODY POSITION: Upright Relaxed 
  • SUGGESTED USE: Neighborhood, Cruising 
  • ELECTRIC BIKE CLASS: Throttle on Demand (Class 2), Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
  • WARRANTY: 1 Year Battery, 2 Year Motor/Controller, Lifetime Frame 
  • TOTAL WEIGHT: 64.3 lbs (29.16 kg) 
  • FRAME MATERIAL: 6061 Aluminum Alloy, Double Heat Treated T4 and T6 for Strength, Hydroformed 
  • FRAME COLORS: Red, Green, White, Black, Navy Blue 
  • FRAME FORK DETAILS: Custom Made Chromoly Steel Springer Style Suspension Fork, 25 mm Travel, 10 mm Hub Spacing, 9 mm Axle with Quick Release Skewer 
  • FRAME REAR DETAILS: 135 mm Hub Spacing, 10 mm Threaded Keyed Axle with Nuts 
  • ATTACHMENT POINTS: Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses 
  • PEDALS: Wellgo B087DU Aluminum Alloy Platform 
  • HEADSET: Neco, Internal Cups, Straight 1-1/8 
  • STEM: Promax MA-579, Tool-Free Adjustable Angle, 100 mm Length, Four 10 mm Non-Removable Spacers, 10 mm Sloped Bottom Spacer 
  • HANDLEBAR: Zoom BH-21S Cruiser Bar, Alloy, 700 mm Length 
  • GRIPS: Faux-Leather Padded, Stitched 
  • SADDLE: Velo 8030 Extra-Wide Plush Plus, Sprung, Faux-Leather 
  • SEAT POST: Promax Flip-Up, Alloy, Forged Head 
  • SEAT POST LENGTH: 350 mm 
  • SEAT POST DIAMETER: 27.2 mm 
  • RIMS: Double Walled, Aluminum Alloy, Paint-Matched, 30 mm Width, 36 Hole 
  • SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge Front 12 Gauge Rear, Silver with Nipples 
  • TIRE BRAND: CST Palm Bay, 26" x 2.35" (60-559) 
  • WHEEL SIZES: 26 in (66.04cm)
  • TIRE DETAILS: 22-60 PSI, 1.5 to 4.0 Bar, Reflective Sidewall Stripes 
  • TUBE DETAILS: Schrader Valve 
  • ACCESSORIES: Paint-Matched Composite Fenders with Alloy Runners and Mud Flaps, Paint Matched Composite Chain Guard, Flick Bell on Right, Spanninga Swingo-G XE Integrated Headlight (40 LUX), Spanninga NR9-RRL Integrated Backlight (Goes Bright when Braking), Ruihong Adjustable Length Mid-Frame Kickstand 
  • OTHER: Locking Removable Seat Tube Mounted Battery Pack, 1.1 lb 2 Amp Charger, IP56 Water Resistant Controller, Honeycomb Battery Cell Layout (Avoids Short Circuits and Stays Cool)

Electric Bike Review (EBR) Reviews W-CLASS

We always appreciate when EBR writes an independent review of bikes we carry. Court Rye is always very detailed and honest in his reporting, and many brands use the information he provides to improve their models from year to year, including Ariel Rider eBikes. Their summary says this about the W-CLASS:

  • One of the most beautiful electric cruiser bicycles on the market today, vintage styled springer fork, rich faux leather touch points and matching balloon tires, paint-matched plastic fenders and chain cover
  • Zippy 500+ watt planetary geared hub motor from Dapu, strong 48 volt battery with upgrade options to extend range, adjustable speed up to 28 mph, torque sensing pedal assist and twist throttle drive modes, hydraulic disc brakes
  • Integrated LED lights and reflective tires keep you safe, the headlight is styled to look like a motorcycle, comfortable sprung saddle, padded grips, adjustable angle stem, swept back handlebar, and high volume tires
  • The springer styled fork doesn't offer much travel and is more for aesthetics, no rack or bottle cage mounting points, kickstand can cause pedal lock when deployed, heavier overall build at ~64lbs



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If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will reach out to you by email or phone, and see if you want to keep the order and wait for the product to come back into stock; cancel the order; and/or change it for a different item or items. If you cancel your order, we will void the pre-authorization and your item(s) are. If available for immediate shipment, we will process the charge and submit the order for shipment.

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All warranty communication is ultimately between the customer and the manufacturer for genuine issues of workmanship or defect within the warranty period, and the supplier will repair or exchange products AT THEIR DISCRETION.

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The electric bikes we sell come mostly assembled, and many customers are fine completing the assembly process, which typically involves attaching the front wheel, attaching and adjusting the handlebar, attaching pedals, adjusting the brakes, and checking to make sure all the connections are secure and fit to the riders height and desired riding position.

But for those who what this done for them, we now offer free professional bike assembly with every ebike sold. How does this work? Well, you can contact us and we'll find a local shop to do the assembly for you, or you can simply include your local bike shop as the shipping address when you check out. Make sure to include an "order note" when checking out, so that we can do all the coordination for you.

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