Velotric Discover 1

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
60 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
500 W
Torque
65 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48 V 14.4 Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
64.0 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Velotric Discover 1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

17 reasons to buy

  • Riders can propel the Discover 1 to 20mph, using the bike’s throttle.
  • The Discover 1 is available in four colors: Mango, Indigo Grey, Cyan & Pearl.
  • The Step-Thru model suits riders from 5’1” to 6’4”. It’s easy to mount and dismount.
  • A ‘High-Step’ version of the Discover 1 fits riders up to 6’9” in height.
  • Velotric’s 500W motor can achieve a peak wattage of 900W.
  • High-quality LG/Samsung battery cells are used in the Discover 1’s battery.
  • The Discover 1 places riders in a comfortable, upright ride position.
  • Front and rear lights are integrated into the Discover 1.
  • The Discover 1’s pricing is seen as affordable & competitive.
  • With an integrated battery and internal cabling, the Discover 1 is sleek.
  • Reviewers say the Discover 1 can be assembled in 30mins with included tools.
  • Testers describe Velotric’s display as large, bright, "vibrant" and comprehensive.
  • With a 65mm suspension fork and 2.5” tires, the Discover 1 is comfortable to ride.
  • Testers successfully rode the Discover 1 on gravel and dirt roads.
  • In sublime conditions, the Discover 1’s range may extend to 60 miles.
  • The Discover 1 comes equipped with a rear rack and front and rear fenders.
  • Velotric specifies that the Discover 1 can carry a 440lb payload.

3 reasons not to buy

  • With only 3 levels of pedal assist available, jumps in speed are noticeable.
  • Reviewers are unmoved by the performance of mechanical disc brakes.
  • Some testers find the 64lb Discover 1 to be a little overweight.

Bottom line

The Discover 1 takes a well-thought-out approach to functional and aesthetic design. It is a Class 2 e-bike that reaches 20mph with the help of a throttle. A 60-mile maximum range translates to an admirable 40 miles under normal riding conditions, using all three assist levels. It looks neat, rides comfortably, and comes at an affordable price. Cost-cutting factors include mechanical brakes, a moderate weight, and limited PAS levels. It comes commuter ready; with lights, fenders and a rear rack.

Expert Reviews

85/100 based on 4 rated expert reviews
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We Tried It

Velotric Review – One of the Best-looking E-Bikes on the Market

If you’re looking for an e-bike that looks great and is packed with features, the Velotric Discover 1 is definitely worth checking out. It’s a premium quality commuter e-bike that’s affordable for everyone.

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Electric Revolution

Velotric Discover Commuter E-Bike

If you’re looking for something that’s just a very general start and eases up to speed and slows down easy, this is a good bike for ya.

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Velotric Discover 1 Electric Bike Review: Accessibly Built, Attractively Priced

The Velotric Discover 1 is now my second favorite bike that I’ve tested over the past five years, and it was honestly difficult to come up with any cons at this price point.

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Review Geek

Velotric Discover 1 E-Bike Review: An Affordable, Comfortable Cruiser

So, does the Discover 1 deliver on Velotric’s promise of being a premium and comfortable commuter e-bike that’s affordable and easy to use? Yes!

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Electric Bike Report

Velotric Discover 1 Review 2022

The Velotric Discover 1 ended up being a solid Class 2 e-bike that blurred the lines between casual cruiser and big-city commuter. It did seem to struggle a bit on the steeper hill climbs.

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User Ratings

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