Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Carrera Crossroad Electric Bicycle

Cycling Weekly reports: [edited]

Priced at £999.99 the Crossroad Electric is the first electric bike from a recognised brand to drop below the four figure mark.

The electrical assistance is delivered through a Suntour motor system situated in the rear wheel. The external, removable 312 W/h battery promises to provide enough power to provide a range of up to 40 miles on one charge. A larger 418 W/h capacity battery is available.

Power delivery is controlled by a crank-based torque sensor rather than the less-accurate cadence sensors specced on most ‘budget’ e-bikes.

The Carrera Crossroad Electric features a specifically designed aluminium frame and fork. It features dropped seatstays and mounting points for mudguards and rear rack.

The disc brakes are mechanical Tektro versions. The groupset is a mix of Shimano nine-speed Acera and Microshift. Tyres are 32c volume Kenda Kwik Trax.

The medium size bike weighs 19 kilograms. It is available in small, medium and large, to fit riders from 5’4″-6’2″.

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