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Lombardo Levanzo City E-Bike in Black/Red £739.99 delivered @ Costco
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Lombardo Levanzo City E-Bike in Black/Red £739.99 delivered @ Costco

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Posted 21st Mar

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Good price - around £1000 elsewhere.

Join the Lombardo evolution! More than just a bike - go further, faster, fresher. Ideal for city or country roads, the new Levanzo E-bike with a practical pedal assisted E-bike system makes tackling easy climbs or long distances with less effort. The motor on the Levanzo is designed to be compact and light to keep the total weight down as much as possible without sacrificing power; it puts out the maximum EU-allowed 250W and can assist the rider up to a speed of 15.5mph. It is powered by a lightweight 36V/11.6AH Lithium ion Samsung cell battery for reliability, and this gives a range of between 45 and 50km from one charge.
Features:
Easy step through frame
Rear hub motor provides plenty of power to extend any rider’s range
Removable lithium-ion battery, 11.6Ah battery provides the motor all the power it needs to reach the maximum 15.5mph power-assisted speed
Walk assist mode for those times when you need to manouver the bike but don’t need to ride it
Easy to use shimano revo shift 7 speed
Wired in front and rear light system
Motor: 250 Watt hub motor
Battery: 36V 11.5Ah rechargeable lithium-ion
Display: LCD display
Lights: front and back LED lights
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chrisciocan122/03/2020 06:41

No regenerative breaking?



It doesn't extend your range all that much on a bike. 100kg of bike and rider moving at 15mph has 0.6Wh of kinetic energy for regen braking to potentially recover, enough to go about 1/20th of a mile. A 2 tonne car travelling at 70mph has 272Wh of kinetic energy which would be enough to take you an extra mile on most electric cars if you could recapture it.
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No regenerative breaking?
chrisciocan122/03/2020 06:41

No regenerative breaking?


probably less than 1% of ebikes have this feature and certainly not to be found at anything sub £1.5k
chrisciocan122/03/2020 06:41

No regenerative breaking?



It doesn't extend your range all that much on a bike. 100kg of bike and rider moving at 15mph has 0.6Wh of kinetic energy for regen braking to potentially recover, enough to go about 1/20th of a mile. A 2 tonne car travelling at 70mph has 272Wh of kinetic energy which would be enough to take you an extra mile on most electric cars if you could recapture it.
CampGareth22/03/2020 08:51

It doesn't extend your range all that much on a bike. 100kg of bike and …It doesn't extend your range all that much on a bike. 100kg of bike and rider moving at 15mph has 0.6Wh of kinetic energy for regen braking to potentially recover, enough to go about 1/20th of a mile. A 2 tonne car travelling at 70mph has 272Wh of kinetic energy which would be enough to take you an extra mile on most electric cars if you could recapture it.


Good explanation. Also the extra mass and complexity of this system outweighs the benefits in many cases - got friends with normal bikes and discs who have trouble maintaining those...
plewis0022/03/2020 09:31

Good explanation. Also the extra mass and complexity of this system …Good explanation. Also the extra mass and complexity of this system outweighs the benefits in many cases - got friends with normal bikes and discs who have trouble maintaining those...


Completely agree, however applying a little lateral thinking, I wonder why you couldn't just drive the motor as a generator going downhill just at the cost of a going a bit slower. It could be as simple as going into generator mode when not pedalling (possibly in conjunction with pushing a button), bearing in mind that most legal E-bikes are pedelecs. Heavier E-bikes tend to coast downhills well and the motor cuts out at about 15 mph anyway.
ChewingtheCrud22/03/2020 10:03

Completely agree, however applying a little lateral thinking, I wonder why …Completely agree, however applying a little lateral thinking, I wonder why you couldn't just drive the motor as a generator going downhill just at the cost of a going a bit slower. It could be as simple as going into generator mode when not pedalling (possibly in conjunction with pushing a button), bearing in mind that most legal E-bikes are pedelecs. Heavier E-bikes tend to coast downhills well and the motor cuts out at about 15 mph anyway.


I'm assuming it's got a freewheel and is a crank drive motor. It's more complex than not having this system and as @CampGareth pointed out, the potential energy gains are much lower than you might think.
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"Basket is not included"


Which basket are they referring to? The one holding the battery in pack?
Ladies bike, not for me.
rugman22/03/2020 08:12

probably less than 1% of ebikes have this feature and certainly not to be …probably less than 1% of ebikes have this feature and certainly not to be found at anything sub £1.5k


The very cheap direct drive motors can be modified to enable this feature but the risk is you fully charge your battery and then go on a ride where you go straight down a hill over-charging a battery so it's normally left for direct drive hub motors with more sophisticated controllers and displays who can enable and disable it more safely or automatically I think. This bike has a geared hub motor anyway so wouldn't have that feature, it has planetary gears that increases torque and also freewheels when the motor is off. It's a lighter weight and lighter duty option compared to a direct drive hub motor which are typically much heavier.

I personally can't see much to justify the price here, it's a basic 7 speed freewheel drivechain, the battery isn't huge capacity. I would say this is fairly normal spec for the price and there are better options for similar money or even less. I prefer this one.

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