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EVELO Compass Review – $4.3k

EVELO Compass Review - .3k

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EVELO Compass Review - .3k The EVELO Compass is a mid-drive electric trike with rear differential that sends power and braking to both wheels! Three speed internally geared hub allows shifting at standstill, motor inhibiting brake levers and inline shift detection provide drivetrain protection. Approachable step-thru frame with decent 350lb max weight (80lbs max in the rear basket). Decent integrated lights, reflective tires, and glossy white frame improve safety and allow for day and night time riding. Plastic fenders are durable, and the width of the trike allows it to fit through most standard sized doors. The rear light goes bright when either brake lever is pulled. Large 180mm mechanical disc brakes provide excellent stopping power. All three wheels are the same size and use the same tires for simpler maintenance and replacement. Tall 24" wheels provide comfort due to lower attack angle, the 2.4" wide tires provide increased air volume for stability and vibration dampening. Riser handlebar, ergonomic grips, and comfort saddle feel nice and provide and upright body position, optional seat post suspension further improves comfort. The trike is expensive and weighs more than a two-wheeled electric bike (though it’s lighter than previous generations). Ships free in contiguous USA, mostly assembled with handlebar and pedals requiring attachment. Basic slower charger must be manually plugged into each pack (if you opt for two batteries) and the charge ports are difficult to reach. Only available in one color (white), the rear fenders aren’t very refined, only available in America.

0:00 Introduction overview and comparison to older model
0:51 Rear differential for traction and turning improvement
1:10 Wheel size 24" x 2.4" and tire details, only in white
1:32 Purpose built frame, weight rating, no bottle cage
2:16 Mid-drive motor positioning and benefits, 3-speed gearing
2:55 Brake details, warranty details, grips and locking brakes
3:55 Integrated front and rear lights, brake light activation
4:31 Motor details: Bafang BBS02 rated from 500 watts 100nm
5:21 Difficult to transport, no puncture protection on tires
5:57 Closeup of motor controller and undercarriage, fenders
7:04 Closeup of bamboo deck rear basket, comfort saddle
7:18 Seat post (optional suspension post), chain cover, pedals
8:25 Frame strength with gusset at bottom bracket, speed sensor
8:55 Battery charger, keys, bike manual and display instructions
9:59 Battery removal, 48v 10.5ah 504wh packs, range discussion
12:39 Powering on the battery pack and display, exploring menus
14:29 Dedicated light button, lights demo with brake light
15:14 Trike width 29.5" fits through normal doorways
15:44 Walk mode (hold – button), display settings (double tap i)
17:19 USB A charge port on base of display (5v 500ma)
18:00 Ride test begins, first person camera views of motor
21:05 Rear fender comments, small hill climb test
22:05 Brake lock test and rear differential demonstration
23:12 Third person camera shots, turning radius, up curbs
25:02 Conclusion and outro, site resources: compare tool, dealer map

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