Vvolt Proxima

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Release Year
Charge Time
5.5 Hours
Maximum Range
20, 40 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
250 W
80 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 10.4Ah
Wheel Size
50, 52 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

21 reasons to buy

  • The Proxima is a great value for a mid-drive, belt-drive e-bike.
  • The Proxima’s 250W MPF mid-drive motor achieves 500W of peak power and 80Nm of torque.
  • The Proxima is equipped with a grease-free Gates CDX belt drive, cog and sprocket.
  • Enviolo’s internal hub offers stepless gear shifting across a generous 380% range.
  • With the ‘Warp Core’ upgrade, the Proxima becomes a 28mph, Class 3 machine.
  • The Proxima is incredibly easy to assemble; attach the front wheel, screw on the pedals and go.
  • The Proxima can attain 20 to 40 miles of range on a single charge.
  • With clearance for tires up to 42mm, the Proxima is versatile.
  • Strong stopping is provided by Radius Hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors.
  • The Proxima’s CDX belt drive is silent, clean, strong and long-lasting.
  • Eyelets are ready to attach full fenders.
  • The Enviolo internal hub is low-maintenance and protects gearing from the elements.
  • Due to the bike’s torque sensor, testers noted smooth and lurch-free acceleration.
  • The removable battery is secure and can be charged away from the bike.
  • The Proxima comes with a rechargeable headlight and taillight.
  • With a hybrid tread, Kenda 40mm tires ride well on-road while also cornering nicely on gravel.
  • At 50lb to 52lb (depending on the size chosen), the Proxima is relatively light.
  • Three fork eyelets are provided, to attach plenty of cargo.
  • The Proxima is available in three colors; ‘Chalk White’, ‘Slate’ and ‘Mars’.
  • With a unique frame shape and appealing ‘Mars’ burnt-orange colorway, the Proxima is an attractive steed.
  • Considered geometry results in good handling, great cornering and comfortable pedaling.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Proxima’s 375Wh battery could be bigger, to offer more range.
  • Testers found that the Acer Xplova display was sometimes difficult to read.

Bottom line

Testers and experts are impressed by the features and value of the Vvolt Proxima. This is a versatile bike that’s ready to ride on multiple surfaces, carrying plenty of cargo. For a competitive price, riders get the benefit of smooth acceleration that’s offered by a mid-drive motor with a torque sensor. Not only that, but this is a belt drive e-bike. That means near-silent operation, no grease on the pants and lower maintenance than a chain-driven drivetrain. Additionally, an Enviolo ‘continuously variable transmission’ internal hub offers a 380% stepless gear range. No clicking through gears, just a gradual slide up or down. Torque is generous, weight is respectable and assembly is minimal. The only real gripe is over the range offered by a modest 375Wh battery.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Road Bike Rider

Vvolt Proxima Mid-Drive Motor Ebike Review

The Vvolt Proxima is a cool looking ebike with all the specs you really want… a triple threat with its mid-drive motor, Gates Belt drive and Enviolo stepless hub shifting. It really compares very well to much more expensive bikes with these types of features and specs. Vvolt did a good job of keeping the price very competitive by selling direct.

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Electric Bike Report

Vvolt Proxima Review 2022

I’ll cut right to the chase with this Vvolt Proxima review: Buy this e-bike. It’s fast, has a mid-drive, handles superbly and boasts a component package that’s not only functional and high-performing, but is nicer quality than almost any other e-bike I’ve ridden in the sub-$3,000 price bracket. Finally, I’m just a really big fan of the Proxima’s look.

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