Propella has rolled out their newest 3.2 model with its gentle and environment friendly trip fashion.
Like different Propella variations, the three.2 may be very light-weight eBike at 38 kilos and it options the brand new upgraded 36V 7ah lithium battery with Samsung cells.
One other large spotlight of the Propella eBikes are the spectacular worth factors.
On this testing & evaluate is the 7 velocity model priced at $1,199 and there’s additionally a single velocity possibility priced at $999 and round 36 kilos.
On this first a part of the evaluate you’ll get an in depth have a look at this bike with a BUNCH of images and the specs.
Part 2 of the Propella 3.2 review offers you information on the trip traits, outcomes from the vary check, professionals, cons, and general ideas on this eBike.
Alright, let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the Propella 3.2!
Like different variations, the new 3.2 has a really catchy and classy look with its deep anodized blue rims that’s inline with the city bike fashion.
Let’s take a more in-depth have a look at the aluminum body and fork.
The three.2 is obtainable in a 19″ body measurement that Propella states will match riders between 5-2″ and 6-4″ however it’s ideally designed for riders within the 5′-4″ to six′-2″ vary.
On this view you may see the big welds of the highest and down tube connections to the headtube of the body.
There’s a gusset beneath the downtube for extra power and you may see some inner cable routing by way of the downtube that gives some cable safety and a cleaner look.
The aluminum forks have an aerodynamic profile for fashion that provides to the city look.
On this view you can too see how the headtube blends into the fork profile for a really clear look.
Right here a more in-depth have a look at the welds for the highest tube, seat tube, and seat keep junction.
The bolts on the seat stays are for non-obligatory rear rack attachment.
The 36V 7ah 252 Wh lithium battery with Samsung cells is an improve from the 2nd era Propella’s. Propella does provide an upgrade battery kit for V2.0-V2.2 eBikes.
Take a look at Part 2 for the range test results.
The light-weight 3.1 pound battery is mounted on the downtube of the body for optimum weight distribution.
This helps with the general stability of the bike and it’s good for the bike’s dealing with with the burden being comparatively low.
The button on the highest of the pack exhibits the cost stage. There’s additionally a cost stage indicator on the handlebar show.
The cost port is on the highest of the battery and there’s a rubber cowl that protects the cost port.
On the decrease left aspect of the battery is the lock mechanism. The battery might be charged on the bike or when it has been faraway from the bike.
On this view you can too see inner cable routing that exits the downtube close to the underside bracket.
The battery is eliminated by unlocking it with one of many provided keys (2 provided) and pulling it up and off the bike.
Here’s a have a look at the battery body mount with the battery eliminated. With the battery eliminated the bike weighs 35.2 kilos.
That is the battery faraway from the bike with the charger plugged into the cost port on the highest of the battery.
The battery might be charged on or off the bike and full cost time is 2.5 hours.
Here’s a nearer have a look at the drive system on the Propella 3.2 with the 7 velocity gearing ($1,199). There’s additionally a single velocity model obtainable for $999.
A 46t chainring drives the white chain again to the 7 velocity Shimano cogset.
The white chain is one other contact of favor that makes the Propella 3.2 stand out.
The aluminum Neco pedals have a grippy platform with reflectors on each side.
A Bafang 250 watt (350 watt peak energy) geared rear hub motor supplies pedal help as much as 18mph.
The Propella 3.2 is a Class 1 eBike as a result of it’s pedal help solely (no throttle).
The Shimano 7 velocity cogset has a 14 tooth to 28 tooth gear vary.
A Shimano Altus rear derailleur shifts by way of the 7 velocity Shimano cogset.
Shimano TX-805 mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors are used entrance and rear.
That is the rear Shimano TX-805 mechanical disc brake with the 160mm rotor hooked up to the Bafang hub motor.
The Kenda 700c x 32c highway tires present a really environment friendly trip and likewise add to the city look of the three.2.
On this view you may see the deep profile of the blue anodized rims that give Propella eBikes a really distinctive look.
There are reflective stripes on all sides of the tires for assist with being seen in low-light/darkish circumstances.
The trip place for the Propella V3.2 is targeted on efficiency and effectivity with vast handlebars which have a decrease top.
The handlebar top might be adjusted by altering the stems place with the spacers on the steer tube.
On the left aspect of the handlebar is the lock on grip, management pad, entrance brake lever, and LCD show.
The up and down arrows on the management pad modify the 5 ranges of pedal help and different options.
Holding the up arrow for a number of seconds cycles by way of info on the show like the typical and max speeds.
Holding the down arrow for a number of seconds prompts the stroll mode that strikes the bike at 2 mph to assist when strolling the bike uphill.
The on/off button beneath the up/down arrows turns the bike on/off and cycles by way of information on the show just like the journey distance and odometer.
The LCD show supplies info on:
- Pedal help stage, there are 5
- Battery stage
- Present velocity
- Common velocity
- Max velocity
- Journey distance
The brake levers have a inbuilt sensor that may cease the motor help when both brake lever is engaged.
On the proper aspect of the handlebar is the lock on grip, rear brake lever, and Shimano Altus 7 velocity shifter.
The saddle has a narrower efficiency profile that focuses on pedaling effectivity.
Propella presents the Kinekt suspension seatpost as an optional upgrade to clean out tough roads.
The kickstand is mounted on the left aspect of the body. The size of the kickstand is adjustable so to set the angle of the bike when it’s parked.
Propella 3.2 Electrical Bike Specs
Body: Aluminium body
Fork: Aluminium fork
Motor: Bafang 250 watt (350 peak energy) geared rear hub motor
Battery: 36V 7Ah (252 watt hour) lithium battery with Samsung cells. The battery weighs 3.1 kilos. Cost time is 2.5 hours.
Help Choices: 5 pedal help ranges. Cadence sensor pedal assist.
Velocity: Pedal help (no throttle) as much as 18 mph which makes this a Class 1 eBike
Show: LCD show with info on: pedal help stage, velocity, common velocity, max velocity, odometer, journey distance, battery stage, time.
Drivetrain: 7 Shimano with Altus rear derailleur & shifter. 46t chainring and 14t to 28t cogset. Single velocity possibility obtainable for $999.
Brakeset: Shimano TX-805 mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors
Tires: Kenda 700c x 32c with reflective sidewalls
Sizes: 19″ body
Weight: 38.Three kilos whole. 35.2 kilos with the three.1 pound battery eliminated.
Value: $1,199 USD for 7 velocity. $999 for single velocity.
Here’s a hyperlink to the specifications page of the Propella 3.2 electrical bike.
Now checkout Part 2 of the Propella 3.2 review with information on the trip traits, the vary check, professionals, cons, and general ideas!
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