Velotric Discover 2

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
5 Hours
Maximum Range
75 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
Watts
750 W
Torque
75 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 14.7Ah
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
Weight
70 lb
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Velotric Discover 2. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • Testers agree the upright riding position, swept back bars, ergonomic grips, suspension fork, and “cushy” saddle provide a very comfortable ride.
  • Reviewers appreciate the features included at this price point, including Apple's Find My connectivity, Bluetooth app pairing, and cruise control.
  • Experts praise the ability to tune speed and acceleration, thanks to the three power profiles and five PAS levels, plus the option to further customize settings via the Bluetooth app.
  • The Discover 2 is easily configured for Class 1, 2, or 3.
  • The 370lb weight capacity is above average.
  • The battery range exceeds Velotric’s estimates in real-world testing. A 150lb rider travels 85.6mi using Trail Mode/PAS 1, and a 200lb rider gets 34.1mi on Boost Mode/PAS 5.
  • Experts savor the “smooth” pedal assist and acceleration, saying Velotric has provided a “good balance” of torque and smoothness.
  • The low 15” step-over height makes the Discover 2 easy to mount and dismount.
  • Testers laud the “great” handling and stability, even at high speeds.
  • The Discover 2 comes with fenders, a MIK HD-compatible rack rated for 66lb, and lights with brake activation and rear turn signals.
  • Velotric includes a USB-C charge port in the control panel and an Apple AirTag for tracking the bike in the event of theft.
  • The smooth-rolling 2.4” Kenda tires have puncture protection.
  • The Discover 2’s adjustable stem makes it easier to find a comfortable riding position.
  • Boost spacing and a thru-axle provide a stronger, stiffer front wheel compared to the more common quick-release axle.
  • The safety certifications include an IPX6 rating on the bike and IPX7 on the battery, giving the Discover 2 above-average protection against water ingress.
  • The 3A charger reduces charge times compared to the more common 2A included at this price.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Velotric says riders from 5’ to 6’3” will fit one of the 2 frame sizes (Regular and Large), but the Regular’s 29.5” minimum seat height is likely too high for anyone under 5’9”.
  • The Discover 2 is heavy at 70lb.
  • Testers bemoan the inconsistent speed jumps between PAS levels.
  • One tester laments the inability to see the display through polarized sunglasses.

Bottom line

Velotric's Discover 2 is a "feature-rich" low-step e-commuter with a 750W motor, 706Wh battery, and adjustable 80mm hydraulic suspension fork. Experts praise the "very accessible" bike's comfortable ride, "smooth" and "responsive" assistance, and "great" battery range. The power, speed, agility, highly customizable assistance, and display also impress. Niggles include inconsistency across PAS levels and the display being unreadable through polarized glasses. Additionally, the bike won't fit riders under 5'9" and is heavy at 70lb. Overall, experts agree that the Discover 2's ride quality, performance, and features make it a compelling e-commuter option and great value.

Expert Reviews

93/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
96
Electric Bike Report

Velotric Discover 2 Review

Ultimately, we highly recommend the Discover 2 to riders seeking a comfortable, highly customizable e-bike that offers huge bang for the buck.

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90
Ebike Escape

Velotric Discover 2 Review 2024: Packed With Features, Designed for Comfort

The Discover 2 is Velotric’s first product refresh and earns its price tag with its range of quality features. Some might find the degree of tunability a bit much, but the setup is very user-friendly and works well.

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90
Rider Guide

The Discover 2: A Velotric E-Bike With Game-Changing Upgrades

Velotric has polished all the rough edges of the Discover 1 and turned the Discover 2 into potentially the best e-bike you can buy for the price.

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RunBikeMike

Velotric Discover 2

I’m impressed with this bike. I’ve ridden a lot of hybrid bikes over the last year and this one just feels really premium.

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Velotric Discover 2 Review: The New Gold Standard in Value Commuter Electric Bikes

All in though, I’m super happy with what Velotric has put together here. The Discover 2 is a powerful yet controllable e-bike that can handle any commuter or recreational riding needs.

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Miss GoElectric | Miss GoElectric Ride Reviews

Velotric Discover 2 Review

Now, not only is the technology awesome, but this bike comes with everything you need.

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TailHappyTV

Velotric Discover 2 Review – The Ultimate Affordable Commuter E-Bike!

So, if you’re looking for a commuter-style electric bike, something that you can get some exercise on… something that rides more like a bicycle than a motorcycle, I think the Velotric Discover 2 is an absolute excellent option

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Colin Leung

Must Watch Before Buying Velotric Discover 2 – Complete E-Bike Review

I would highly suggest that you check this one out…

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