As the VeloMini 3 Speed ebike is the updated version of the VeloMini 1 Speed ebike, you may be wondering what sort of upgrades have been made. The VeloMini 3 Speed ebike costs about $200 more than its predecessor, and you also have a bit more choice when it comes to design. When it comes to design and aesthetics, you can choose from three different colors: red, blue, and black. The warranty has also extended in accordance with the battery, going from six months to one year. The one year warranty is comprehensive so it also covers everything else on the ebike, including the motor and the frame. The weight of the ebike is still relatively low, at 33 pounds, which makes it perfect for the commuter or for the person that uses it while travelling with a RV. Also, if you happen to live in an apartment that is a few floors up and the building doesn’t have an elevator, then carrying a smaller ebike up the stairs is much easier than a full-sized one. And by looking at the name of the ebike, it is easy to realize that this updated version has three speeds, which means that you can maximize your pedaling efficiency over the previous model that was single-speed.
The frame of the bicycle is designed with you in mind, including your stability, balance, and comfort. This is because there is adequate space between the seat and the handlebars, which means there is more room and you won’t feel like you’re cramped. This is especially useful for riders that are taller and feel like collapsible ebike models don’t offer them the adequate space in order to cycle comfortably. Also, the material and the shape of the frame make it very strong, so it should be able to support a heavier rider as well. Having a solid frame isn’t always a common occurrence for foldable models, so this is what makes the VeloMini 3 Speed stand apart from the rest of the pack. As far as the motor is concerned, the VeloMini 3 Speed hasn’t changed from its predecessor. The motor is still 180 Watts, which is on the smaller size, even for a collapsible model. The motor is located in the front, and it is also geared. Having a geared motor has some benefits, but it also means that it will make more noise and require more maintenance over time. Yet as the motor is covered under the comprehensive warranty, if anything were to happen in the first year you wouldn’t need to facilitate the maintenance yourself.
When looking at the battery, it is almost the same to the VeloMini 1 Speed ebike, except that the VelomMini 3 Speed ebike has three more amp hours to total 9 amp hours. The volts on the battery are the same, with 24 volts in total. The chemistry of the battery is also the same, with both ebikes using Lithium-ion technology. Lithium ion chemistry is a fabulous choice, as it is long-lasting and lightweight, aiding in keeping the overall weight of the ebike down. And although the battery is covered in the comprehensive warranty, it is always a good idea to take proper care of it so that problems don’t arise. A good way to combat any problems that would arise is to keep the battery stored in conditions that aren’t extremely hot or extremely cold. Also, make sure that the environment you store the battery in is quite dry. In terms of charging, it is a good idea to keep the battery charged between 20 and 80%, as this will help preserve the life of the cells as much as possible.As its predecessor, the VeloMini 3 Speed ebike has pedal assist and a throttle mode as well. Both functions work really well if you want to give your legs a rest from pedaling, or you want a bit more help going up a hill or riding against various weather conditions. However, like the VeloMini 1 Speed ebike, the range that you can ride is still relatively low. With a smaller motor, using throttle mode exclusively won’t be able to help you climb an unlimited amount of hills. In fact, the maximum speed hasn’t changed either, staying at 12 miles per hour. Other folding ebike models will often have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour, so the VeloMini 3 Speed ebike isn’t necessarily for the person that prefers going at a faster rate. Another negative is that since the battery is located in the downtube of the ebike, it isn’t going to easily be removable, so when it comes to charging you will need to take the entire ebike near an outlet. Overall, the VeloMini 3 Speed ebike is a competent ebike for the person that has simplistic needs and doesn’t need the ebike to function for a long range of distance and time. Also, at such a budget-friendly price, anyone should be able to purchase this ebike without much of a financial burden.