Most electric-assist bicycles either try too hard to look like a conventional bicycle or mountain bike, or a little too futuristic to be practical. This new brand from the UK, called Rayvolt, has opted to go retro.
Rayvolt is a customizable electric-assist bicycle that allows customers to choose everything from the frame color, tool rolls, saddle, frame bags, battery bags, and even the style of LED lights.
The Rayvolt bicycles come with a range of up to 80-kilometers (battery alone) and a top speed of 50 km/h. All models can be full charged at home in just 4- 6 hours. Bear in mind these can be longer if the rider chooses to pedal part of the way.
Of course, the real treat is in customizing the bakes. Frame options are available in an unlimited pallet of colors, as well as metallic and pearlescent finishes, along with contrasting wheel guards. These can be further modified with a broad range of accessories like leather tool rolls, saddle and frame bags and battery bags, in a range of natural, man-made and weather-proof materials, which can be ordered with contrast stitching. All Rayvolt UK bikes come with retro-style powerful front and rear LED lights fitted.
They may look retro but are actually quite high-tech. Controlling acceleration, regenerative braking and top speed is easy with its app, compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and part of the advanced technology that’s built into Rayvolt UK’s bikes.
It also comes with intelligent regenerative braking that optimizes the battery’s range. Electric-assist is activated with an intuitive thumb-controlled throttle and includes a motor cut-out when the brakes are activated, to ensure the bike remains easy to ride at all times.
For now, Rayvolt bikes are only available in the UK with prices starting at PhP170K. Do you think this price is worth it’s very cool old school looks?