Vvolt Alpha S

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Release Year
Charge Time
5.5 Hours
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
350 W
45 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 10.4Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
44, 46 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Vvolt Alpha S. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • Testers say this lightweight bike accelerates with plenty of pep.
  • The Alpha S has a sturdy step-through frame for riders who are shorter, less-mobile, or likely to ride in a dress.
  • The Alpha S has no chain, just a quiet, clean, low-maintenance Gates belt drive.
  • The Vvolt Alpha S is very competitively priced.
  • At this price, hydraulic brakes (by Radius) are a boon.
  • The Alpha S weighs only 44lb to 46lb (depending on chosen size).
  • Vvolt covers the Alpha S with a three-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects.
  • The Alpha S arrives mostly assembled.
  • 2” wide tires on 27.5” wheels are versatile and forgiving, on and off-road.
  • The Vvolt Alpha S is available in two sizes: S/M and L/XL.
  • The Alpha S has plenty of mounting points cargo-carrying accessories.
  • The battery is removable for charging off the bike.
  • A USB outlet is provided for Alpha S owners to charge their phone.
  • The Alpha S’s display pairs with Vvolt’s companion app for extra features.
  • The Alpha S uses a stiff thru-axle on the bike’s front wheel.
  • Testers find the Alpha S’s stock grips and saddle to be comfortable over long distances.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The front and rear lights are rechargeable, not integrated.
  • This is a single-speed e-bike, which limits climbing ability and the ability to pedal at high speeds.

Bottom line

The Alpha S is a strong contender in the urban step-through e-bike category. With its strong and stylish double-downtube, concealed battery, and Gates belt drive, this is an solid hub-driven bike at an impressive price. For city riding, the 350W Xplova motor is plenty capable and helps keep the Alpha S’s weight down to between 44lb (S/M) and 46lb (L/XL). It’s a single-speed with five levels of assist, so this may not be the right choice for those living in hilly areas. The Vvolt Alpha is the step-over version of this bike. Overall, testers are impressed by the performance, low weight, style, and price of the Alpha S.

Expert Reviews

98/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
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Femme Cyclist

Vvolt Alpha Review: An Affordable, Simple & Sleek E-bike!

After riding the Vvolt Alpha S on my daily errands for a couple weeks, I can attest that it offers pretty much everything you NEED, and nothing that you don’t. The Vvolt Alpha is a perfect bike for the hip urban commuter.

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Mountain Weekly News

Vvolt Alpha E-Bike Review

The Vvolt Alpha was created with a no-nonsense design philosophy and performs excellently around the city. Riders will enjoy the belt-drive and lightweight frame. Priced competitively, the Alpha is an accessible way to get into e-biking and the impressive 3-year warranty ensures it’s a great investment further down the road.

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Best Electric Bike Under? Vvolt Alpha Electric Bike Review

Overall, it’s a decent bike at a decent price.

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User Ratings

100/100 based on 6 ratings
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