Bike India - - FEATURE TRONX ONE -

to con­ven­tional con­trols such as the six-speed Shi­mano Tour­ney shifter and the front-brake lever, the right-hand side of the han­dle­bar also fea­tures a “thumb throt­tle” to con­trol the elec­tric mo­tor. On the left-hand side of the bar, a TFT screen dis­plays in­for­ma­tion re­layed through your smart­phone and also serves as the rider in­ter­face.

a 36-V 13.4-ah re­mov­able lithium-ion bat­tery pow­ers a 250-W hub mo­tor at­tached to the rear wheel. The mo­tor sup­ple­ments pedal power with three pedal-as­sist modes. If you feel par­tic­u­larly lazy, you can al­ways switch off the pedal-as­sist and rely solely on the mo­tor to power the bi­cy­cle. There is also a walk-as­sist mode; in case you want to push your bi­cy­cle, you know. Per­haps, when you have a punc­tured tyre or if you want to walk your date back home.

I spent a fair amount of time be­ing blown away by the sheer con­ve­nience of the One that I al­most for­got about the “tbike” smart­phone app. It tracks your daily ride pat­tern and also al­lows you to set fit­ness goals for your­self. Some of the cru­cial in­for­ma­tion like calo­ries burnt is dis­played on the TFT screen along with a speedome­ter, an odome­ter, and a clock.

Sus­pen­sion at the front is man­aged by a Zoom Masera fork that of­fers 80 mil­lime­tres of travel. Stop­ping power comes from V brakes at the front and a disc at the rear which worked well dur­ing my rides within the city. How­ever, if you want quicker stop­ping time, you can up­grade to a disc at the front for some ex­tra moolah.

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