BH REBEL VOLT
- Brand : BH Bikes
- Product Code : EY209
- Availability : Available to order now
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Sophisticated Folding E-Bike with Yamaha Power
We’ve sold many folding electric bikes. In the early days, we sold nothing else. But we’ve never sold a folding electric bike with Yamaha motor before.
And we’ve certainly never sold one with Automatic Support Mode.
For those reasons and others (like the price) the 2020 BH Rebel Volt is a folding ebike we’re excited to offer to UK customers for the first time.
Unique Automatic Support Mode
The Rebel Volt is a powerful folding e-bike that uses Yamaha's latest PW-TE motor. It supplies 250W power and 60Nm torque across four assistance levels. You can select the assistance level yourself or let Yamaha's Automatic Support Mode work it out for you, automagically.
Automatic Support Mode actively adjusts the amount of motor assistance you enjoy as the terrain changes. It starts you off in Standard mode but then, once you’re cruising along on the flat, it’ll switch to power-saving Eco mode.
If you encounter a slope, it’ll boost assistance back to Standard and even into High support mode if the gradient increases further.
You'll enjoy a fine-tuned, user-friendly ride as a result. The algorithms are created individually for each drive unit to create an experience appropriate for each riding situation.
If you wish to shift between assistance modes manually, you can, of course, turn the Automatic Support Mode off.
Quad Sensor Technology is at work here
Yamaha has applied new sensing technology that supports your riding experience.
In addition to the speed, crank rotation and pedal torque sensors, the Quad Sensor System adds a tilt sensor that detects your bike’s angle of ascent or descent.
All four sensors combine their results with an algorithm to create a model of current riding conditions. The motor then delivers the appropriate assistance and acceleration. It’s seamless, clever and one less thing to worry about when you’re riding in mixed terrain.
This is the first time any of our bikes have used a tilt sensor, it’s surprising none of our motors have come with one before. Well done, Yamaha!
The Volt's 500Wh battery is mounted out of the way on the rack and gives a maximum range of up to 95 km or about 60 miles.
Rebel Volt bike consists of a Yamaha PW-TE compact central motor. It's been tuned for comfortable urban riding. Its central location is great for stability and responsiveness. One nice feature is the lack of resistance in «no assistance» mode. Meaning if you switch the motor off, it rides like a regular pedal cycle without you having to battle against an inactive motor.
The Foldable Alloy 18" frame allows you to fold the bike and carry the bike with you in public transport. It combines a quick and green way of a daily commute. It also improves the bike security, as you always have your bike with you.
How does it compare to other folding e-bikes?
The pricing of this folder is very attractive. It’s been well over a decade since we’ve offered a mid-motor folding electric bike under £2,000. But the Rebel Volt has dramatically more power, range and sophistication than the relatively puny Honda and Panasonic folding electric bikes of 2003-2004.
And, unlike them, it comes fully-equipped with front and rear mudguards, luggage rack, front and rear lights, plus a kickstand, disk brakes and puncture-resistant Schwalbe Big Apple tyres.
All of this for under £2,000 and a mere 18.4kg (so one of our lightest-ever e-bikes too)!
It’s also much more affordable than Bosch-powered models from the likes of Hercules or Tern Vektron, as well as the new folding GoCycle.
They’re each in the £2,500 to £3,000 range but without the power, range or capability of the Rebel Volt. If you’re considering a folding electric bike, the Rebel Volt should automatically be at the top of your list.
|Motor||Yamaha PW-TE 250W with Automatic Support Mode|
|Range||Up to 95 Km|
|Display||Yamaha PW LCD|
|Frame||Foldable Alloy 18" internal cable routing|
|Shift Levers||Shimano RS45|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano FT35 7sp|
|Cassete||Shimano TZ21 7sp (14-28T)|
|Front Brake||Shimano M315 160mm|
|Rear Brake||Shimano M315 160mm|
|Wheelset||Alloy Double Wall|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Big Apple 18"x2.1|
|Maximum speed||25 Km/h|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Freeway gel|
|Seat Clamp||Quick Release|
|Seat post||Alloy 31,6|
|Handlebar||BH Travel Alloy|
|Grips||BH Perform w/ ring|
|Pedals||Alloy Foldable Antislip|