The ultimate electric cargo e-bike for outdoor enthusiasts! Velotric’s latest offering is designed to provide a seamless commuting and cargo-carrying experience, making it the ideal companion for all your adventures. In this article, we’ll delve into the Go 1’s impressive features, from its rugged design to its powerful motor and customizable accessories. Join us as we share our firsthand experience with this versatile e-bike, and discover why it’s a top choice for outdoor enthusiasts and urban explorers alike.
Velotric Go 1 Electric Bike Review
The Velotric Go 1 wowed us with its unique and well-designed packaging. Featuring tabs that fold into itself, assembling the bike was a breeze. Inside, we found a 48-volt LG battery, UL rated for safety against lithium fires, and a 3-amp charger for quick and efficient charging. The package also included a Velotric display, LED light, bell, and reflectors. The 20 by 3 inch CST big boat tire ensures stability and durability, making it ideal for off-road excursions. And for those seeking a more personalized touch, Velotric’s website offers a plethora of accessories, from baskets to bags, allowing you to tailor the e-bike to your needs.
- Max Range: 55 Miles (Pedal assist) / 48 Miles (Throttle only)
- Cargo Capacity: 120 lbs
- Drive System: Velopower H50
- Top Speed: 20 MPH, Class II
- Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes, 4-Piston
- Motor: 500W (Peak 900W), 65Nm
- Pedal Assist: 5 Levels
- Battery: 48V 14.4 Ah with LG 21700
- Sensor: Speed/Cadence
The design of the Velotric Go 1 exudes a captivating outdoor enthusiast vibe. Its striking ‘Forest’ color, complemented by teal or blue accents on the handlebars, tires, and rims, instantly caught our attention. Speaking of the handlebars, they feature a sleek BMX-style design, sloping down and featuring a single bar across, not only enhancing the e-bike’s aesthetics but also providing ample space for mounting additional accessories.
The right-hand side of the handlebars houses a seven-speed trigger shifter, while the left-hand side boasts a control dial, a bell, and the much-desired thumb throttle for pedal assist. Velotric excelled in the display screen design, as it proved to be easy to read, presenting essential information such as battery level, pedal assist settings, and trip-odometer readings. The handlebars also incorporate four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, ensuring safety and control during our rides.
Velotric has thoughtfully constructed the Go 1 with safety and durability in mind. The 6061 Aluminum alloy frame provides the necessary strength, while its lightweight construction adds to the e-bike’s agility. The 60-millimeter hydraulic suspension fork delivers a smooth and comfortable ride even on bumpy roads. Additionally, the CST puncture-resistant 20-inch front and rear wheels provide the perfect balance for both city streets and off-road terrains. We appreciated the inclusion of a rear light, which offered enhanced visibility during nighttime rides. Furthermore, the Go 1 features a nice and comfortable squishy seat, promising a pleasant journey even on longer rides. Another practical feature is the double kickstand, allowing us to prop the e-bike up straight while loading cargo.
Speed and Comfort
When we took the Velotric Go 1 for a ride, it exceeded our expectations in handling and smoothness. Initially, we were skeptical about the smaller tires, fearing a rougher ride experience. However, to our delight, the thicker tires, front suspension, and comfortable seat combined to deliver a pleasantly smooth ride. The 500-watt rear hub motor, working in harmony with the five levels of pedal assist, allowed us to reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour with ease. Velotric claims a total range of up to 55 miles at regular speed, thanks to the bike’s claimed 65 Newton meters of torque. The thumb throttle impressed us, providing sufficient speed on flat roads and even on steeper slopes and hill climbs. With up to 48 miles of range using only the throttle, the thumb throttle proved to be a convenient feature for shorter rides.
The compact nature of the e-bike was a standout feature, making it easy to handle and maneuver, especially during tight corners or when carrying additional cargo on the rear rack. Unlike larger and bulkier e-bikes, the Velotric Go 1 felt more agile and lightweight, enhancing our overall riding experience.
The Velotric Go 1 features Apple Find My integration, allowing us to track the e-bike’s location anytime and anywhere. For those seeking even more accessories, Velotric’s official website offers a plethora of options to enhance the Go 1’s functionality.
In conclusion, our overall experience with the Velotric Go 1 has left us thoroughly impressed. As outdoor enthusiasts, we appreciate the e-bike’s powerful performance, substantial carrying capacity, and customizable features. Although we noticed a minor issue with the basket during the ride, the overall journey was enjoyable. So, if you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast seeking adventure and eco-friendly transportation, the Velotric Go 1 is undoubtedly an excellent choice!
Robert Coleman, in one word is a multitasker. He enthusiastically works as an outdoor guide. He also has led large groups for backpacking at Bogota in Columbia. Hours of research and field experiences have helped him to stand as one of the best professional reviewers for anything related to outdoors. He improvises in using the right tool rather than packing tons of unnecessary things while outdoors.