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Ariel Rider – distinctive e-bikes.

The story starts in Holland, the European ‘Mecca of Bicycles’ where ownership of bicycles per capita is pretty unique in the Western world; the flat geography and two-wheeled-biased traffic laws, result in Dutch teenagers making up a huge percentage of road users…
Inspired by the possibilities, the Onal brothers went back to the USA determined to put their own stamp on cycling in America and so ARIEL RIDER was born.

They have grown over the last few years. More models come online, but remain true to the original framework of distinctive design and attention to detail.
Split out into three ‘classes’, Ariel Rider currently offer five models to help you get around in a stylish and eco-friendly way:

C-CLASS
C Class ARIEL RIDER
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C is Commuter. Just look at the sweeping metalwork that holds both the front basket and rear rack; simply beautiful…
The battery is slotted out of the way under the rear rack. A rack that can hold up to 130Kg so carrying heavier loads is easily achieved – even a child.

Suspended, padded leather seat, leather handlebar grips, coffee cup holder are all design and finishing details that set Ariel apart. Add in the modern tech like all-aluminium frame, disc brakes, Samsung Li-Ion 576 Wh batteries, hi-Lux LED front lights and even a rear brake light and you now know that you have a crafted machine.

Specs:

Suggested rider height

162-205cm

Frame

Aluminum 6061

Gears

Shimano Altus 7 speed gears

Brakes

Avid BB7 disc brakes

Lights

20 lux, Spaninga front lights

Weight

33 kg

Riding position

Upright

Motor

High torque, brushless 250W rear-hub motor

Max Speed

25 km/hr (Speed Limit)

Battery

Samsung battery cells 36V11Ah rear rack battery

Additional

POD SYSTEM

Saddle

Ariel Rider Plush

Handlebar grips

Hand-stitched soft leather

Charger

Cell Balancing Charger

Three colour choices and a 250W or 500W motor: the Ariel Rider C-Class retails for $2499 (£1720 / €2399)
N-Class

The standard bike (N250) is limited to 25Km/Hr but the Premium version (N500) has a top speed of 45 Km/Hr. Other additions like sprung front forks, the N-Class takes performance and comfort to the next level. The N-Class dispels annoying rattling by moving the battery to the frame (hidden behind interchangeable, aviation-quality plastic covers).

Spec.s N250

Suggested rider height

155-205cm

Frame

Aluminum 6061

Gears

Shimano Altus 7 speed gears

Brakes

Avid BB7 disc brakes

Lights

20 lux, Spaninga front lights Spaninga rear stop-lights

Front Fork

ZOOM Hydraulic

Riding position

Cruiser

Motor

High Torque, brushless,
250W rear hub

motor

Battery

Samsung battery cells
36V11Ah

Max Speed

25 km/hr
(Speed Limited)

Additional

POD System / Torque Sensor

Saddle

Ariel Rider Plush

Handlebar grips

Hand-stitched soft leather

Charger

Cell Balancing Charger with Microphone Connector

Spec.s N500:

Suggested rider height

155-205cm

Frame

Aluminum 6061

Gears

Shimano Altus 7 speed gears

Brakes

Avid BB7 disc brakes

Lights

20 lux, Spaninga front lights Spaninga rear stop-lights

Front Fork

ZOOM Hydraulic

Riding position

Cruiser

Motor

High Torque, brushless,
250W rear hub

motor

Battery

Samsung battery cells
36V11Ah

Max Speed

25 km/hr
(Speed Limited)

Additional

POD System / Torque Sensor

Saddle

Ariel Rider Plush

Handlebar grips

Hand-stitched soft leather

Charger

Cell Balancing Charger with Microphone Connector

Three colour choices and a 250W or 500W motor: the Ariel Rider N-Class retails for $2099-2899 (£1440-1990 / €1920-2660)
W-Class

The hydro-formed aluminium frame holds the battery behind the seat stem and the addition of traditional mudguards and an overall matte paint finish give the W-Class a café racer style all it’s own.

 Specs W250: 

Suggested rider height

155-205cm

Frame

Aluminum 6061

Gears

Shimano Altus 7 speed gears

Brakes

Avid BB7 disc brakes

Lights

20 lux, Spaninga front lights Spaninga rear stop-lights

Weight

28 kg

Riding position

Cruiser

Motor

High Torque, brushless,
250W rear hub motor

Battery

Samsung battery cells
36V11Ah

Max Speed

25 km/hr
(Speed Limited)

Additional

POD System / Torque Sensor

Saddle

Ariel Rider Plush

Handlebar grips

Hand-stitched soft leather

Charger

Smart Cell Balancing Charger with Microphone Connector

Specs W500:

Suggested rider height

155-205cm

Frame

Aluminum 6061

Gears

Shimano Altus 7 speed gears

Brakes

Avid BB7 disc brakes

Lights

20 lux, Spaninga front lights Spaninga rear stop-lights

Weight

28 kg

Riding position

Cruiser

Motor

High Torque, brushless,
500W rear hub motor

Battery

Samsung battery cells
48V11Ah

Max Speed

45km/hr

Additional

Speed Sensor + Throttle control

Saddle

Ariel Rider Plush

Handlebar grips

Hand-stitched soft leather

Charger

Smart Cell Balancing Charger with Microphone Connector

Three colour choices and a 250W or 500W motor: the Ariel Rider N-Class retails for $1899-2300 (£1300-1581 / €1745-2110)

Summary:
Ariel Rider represent another company pushing the design and performance of what is possible if you take a step back and take the opportunity to redefine the established, accepted paradigm of what a bike is.
Well done Sirs!