Pedal the Lite like a regular bike, or flip the power switch and you'll have up to 390 Watts and up to 17 mph at your disposal. As the electric motor uniquely drives on the common chain through the 5-speed internal rear hub the Lite outperforms even some 600 Watt electric bikes on a steep hill. The Lite's pedal assistance is activated by pedaling. You simply have to ride like normal and the Lite's intelligent system will do the rest. It will provide you with an appropriate amount of assistance based on the amount of pressure you're applying to the pedals. For example, if you're riding uphill or starting from a stationary position you will be applying more pressure to the pedals and the system will know to help you more. If you're going downhill you will be putting very little to no pressure on the pedals, and the system will know to help you less, if at all. In the end, you don't have to think twice about it. The Lite will automatically make all of the adjustments for you and you'll be riding with ease at all times.
As the internal hub allows you to shift even when stopped at a light, the Giant Lite is a perfect urban commuter. Here in Manhattan we have several customers that work as bike messengers, which highlights the strongest aspect of the Lite: reliability and durability. The Lite just keeps on going and rarely seems to have any problems.
The Lite electric bike weighs only 39 lbs and with the 9 lb battery comes in at 48 lbs. The lockable battery removes in a couple of seconds. On a fully charged battery pack you can expect a range of up to 25 to 30 miles.
The Giant LaFree Lite comes equipped with highly effective V brakes. The internally geared 5-speed hub is by SRAM and the rear wheels is designed to be easily removable if the occassion calls for it. The adjustable Lite is designed to accommodate riders from about 5 to about 6'5". The handle bar is fully adjustable, allowing for differenting riding positions.
@LINK1@ charbaginshi It takes a maximum of 3 to 4 hours to charge the battery fully. An average, near-daily commuter may see only an extra dollar on his or her monthly utility bill. At the end of the year charging your Giant Lite will cost you about as much as a sandwich, a candy bar, and a large coffee. Or less than filling your car up with gas a single time.
Come and test ride the Giant Lite electric bike at our NYC store or call or email us and we'll ship your Lite to you anywhere in the U.S.
|Weight||bike 39 lbs + battery 8 lbs = 47 lbs|
|Motor||Brush-less dc motor, 24V/240-380W|
|Battery||6.5 AH quick-release NiMH pack (8 lbs)|
|Charger||1.9 A, upto 3.4 hours charging time|
|Transmission||The motor drives through a five-speed SRAM internal hub (operated with handle bar twist grip shifter).|
|Hill climbing||15% with moderate pedalling.|
|Assist cut-off||17 mph|