Vvolt Alpha S

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
5.5 Hours
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
350 W
Torque
45 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 10.4Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
44, 46 lbs
Suspension
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.

21 reasons to buy

  • Testers say this lightweight bike accelerates with plenty of pep.
  • The Alpha S rocks a sturdy step-through frame for riders who are shorter, less-mobile or likely to ride in a dress, kimono, robe or cloak.
  • With a concealed battery and double-downtube frame, the Alpha S is on fleek.
  • The Alpha S has no chain, just a quiet, clean, low-maintenance Gates belt drive.
  • ‘Slate’ and ‘Chalk White’ colors are understated yet chic.
  • The Vvolt Alpha S is very competitively priced, with impressive features.
  • At this price, hydraulic brakes (by Radius) are a boon.
  • The Alpha S weighs only 44lb to 46lb ! (Depending on chosen size).
  • Vvolt furnish the Alpha S with a 3-year warranty against manufacturer’s defects.
  • The Alpha S arrives 97% 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.
  • Bolts and eyelets are all over the Alpha S, for cargo and water aplenty.
  • The Alpha S’s battery is removable and can be charged 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 phone app for extra features.
  • Vvolt’s packaging uses no styrofoam and minimal plastic.
  • The Alpha S uses a stiff thru-axle on the bike’s front wheel.
  • Testers find the Alpha S’s stock saddle to be comfortable over long distances.
  • Rechargeable front and rear lights are included.
  • The Alpha S’s grips are ergonomic and therefore, comfortable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Front and rear lights are not integrated.
  • This is a single-speed e-bike. Fast riders may spin-out on flat roads while mountain-dwellers could find themselves at a loss for lower climbing gears.

Bottom line

The Alpha S dominates the Class 1, urban, step-through e-bike scene. With its strong and stylish double-downtube, concealed battery and non-squeaky yet clean Gates belt drive (taking over duties from the usual chain), this is an exceptional hub-driven bike at an exceptional price. For city riding, the 350W Xplova motor is plenty capable, whilst keeping 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 mountain-dwellers. The Vvolt Alpha is the step-over version of this bike. Testers are impressed by this well-thought-out, high-performance, lightweight, stylish and affordable e-bike.

Expert Reviews

98/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
99
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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98
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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GregglesTV

Best Electric Bike Under $████? Vvolt Alpha Electric Bike Review

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

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