Lectro is a Fresh Beneath the Hero Cycles banner, which specializes in Electric Pedal Assisted Bicycles. These bicycles define state-of-the-art technology and ideal styling. The goal of Lectro bicycles is to redefine your ride.
Electric Pedal Assisted Bicycles utilize batteries which can be charged using a power plug. These cycles come in designs and therefore are meant for all age classes for a variety of usages.
We grabbed the chance of the Lectro Ezephyr cycle’s test ride, and we uncovered several facts in a short time. The mechanism of Hero Lectro is sweet, but yes, a few inconveniences were there, which we’ll prefer to highlight for our readers.
Most importantly, an electric cycle can be the best choice in comparison bike under 70000 as you don’t have to spend even a penny in purchasing engine oil for bike, or changing bike tyres continuously due to punctures.
So, here is what we thought.
Frame, Fit and Comfort
The Hero Lectro cycle is built on a complete Alloy frame. Electric bikes are generally considered on account of the engine and the battery, but using alloy as the frame material helped keep the total weight. The frame geometry is standard. It has a slanting top tube that helped the rider undergo more standover clearance.
With having this geometry helped, the Alloy rigid fork (aerodynamic) and has been bladed in design. Whilst some may feel that there is a suspension needed for commuting to the rate of bikes on roads that are medium, this stiff fork along with the Alloy frame was able to absorb most vibrations of the outside and subsequently give the rider a smooth ride experience.
The Lectro Ezephyr, which we test rode, arrived in a Red primary color on the frame with White as the secondary color for the logo, images, and text. The stiff alloy fork was Black in color, which was in contrast to its Red frame, that is. The matte finish paint project was done to it, which was of great quality with a sleek finish.
The battery within the tube made the bike look cool and thus making the framework seem neat and also shielding the battery. The cable routing for battery and display wire was perfectly done on the left side of the tube.
Hero Lectro Ezephyr includes no front derailleur and a Shimano Tourney 7-Speed back derailleur. This drivetrain was useful to keep up the cadence to speed with all the speed generated by the battery.
When an unfortunate situation arises, you’ve run out of battery power; then, this 7-Speed gearing can help you ride without having to fully feel the weight of the bike efficiently. They did the work well and were easy to shift, although the SIS shifters were older school. Considering Hero Lectro price, the gearing is impressive.
Battery and Motor
A hub Shungfung motor is run on by the Ezephyr electric hybrid bicycle. Hero Lectro Ezephyr engine gets power from a 36 volt, 5.8 Ah lithium-ion battery. The throttle on its right grip was convenient to use and brought the fun thing with this E-bicycle as well. The 3 level pedal aid termed medium, low and large. You get three heights of power assist in the battery for each pedal.
There’s also a walk mode available for helping you to get a constant speed for comfortably walking with the bicycle. The LED button screen on the left side of the barbell assist level changer includes the on/off button, walk style button, and also the battery level indicator. The speed is 25kmph.
In 1 full charge, this battery is effective at providing 22-25 km in throttle manner and 30 km in pedal-assist mode. These mileages and the diverse riding requirements may differ somewhat. The battery takes 4 hours to control from 0 to 100 percent in any typical Indian plug point using a 440W power supply. Considering Hero Lectro price, the battery is appreciable.
The charging stage for your battery is on the side of the framework over the bottom bracket. The little drawback to this charging method is the bicycle must be near a charging stage since the battery isn’t removable.
Brakes and Steering
The 630mm handlebar of Hero Lectro cycle was of length to provide a riding posture for your rider. The grip adjuster on the right was smooth and simple to use to quicken. The 310 series mechanical Disc brake of Promax controls the stopping power of Hero Lectro Ezephyr in the front and Electricity V-brakes in the rear. These two brakes were strong enough to find the bicycle to stop at 20-25 kmph and safely.
Wheels and Saddle
The stock PU Saddle was of width and length to give the rider comfort on extended rides. The 700C hybrid tyres on this cycle was quickly rolling on urban streets and was perfectly suited to an electric bike when riding at 25kmph. The treads were enough to give enough grip on streets and cornering.
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