The Cruz, is the second electric bike created by Vintage Electric and is in many ways very similar to its older brother the e-Tracker. It has Shimano disc brakes, regenerative braking, a Brooks saddle and many of the other features of the eTracker. However it combines all of these features with a Chromoly Steel frame complete with an Alder Wood tank inlay giving the bike a different aesthetic similar to the board track motor bikes of the 1900's.
Fully Charged are the exclusive distributor of Vintage Electric Bikes in the UK. All prices include VAT and import duties.
The Cruz is available in three standard colour options, Fiesta Orange, Aqua Blue and Cola Black. However the eBike can also be ordered in a custom colour for an additional cost.
As an optional extra, the Cruz is available with race mode an off-road mode that allows the bike to reach speeds of up to 35mph. As standard the bike come with a throttle that allows you to control the level of assistance that is fed from the motor to the wheels. In order for the bike to be road legal in the UK you must select the pedal assistance additional extra that will be fitted to the bike in addition to the throttle.
The Cruz comes with a 702 Watt Hour Lithium Ion Battery that is contained within a patent pending cast iron case. The case not only protects the battery but also cools it allowing the bike to be more efficient and have a range of up to 35 miles.
The Cruz, like the eTracker, is one of the first electric bikes that we have seen that includes a regenerative braking system. By tapping the red button on the handlebar, when you want to slow down, the bike captures the kinetic energy produced from braking and feeds it back into the battery allowing you to ride for longer on a single charge.
The Cruz comes fitted as standard with Shimano disc brakes, industry leading brakes based on Formula 1 braking technology.
Used by a wide rage of cycling and electric bike brands, such as Moustache, Haibike and A2B the Shimano braking system is widely seen as one of the best performing in cycling.
Schwalbe have come to be recognized as producing industry leading electric bike tyres. These Fat Franks use a woven kevlar to provide the type of high endurance tyre required for a bike with the performance of the Cruz.
The Cruz has an exceptionally light frame.
The bike has exceptionally simple to use controls, making it incredibly intuitive to ride.
The Cruz, like the eTracker before it, uses Phil Woods Hubs, also manufactured in California that provide an exceptionally smooth ride.
The Cruz's front headlight is hand crafted and uses one of the brightest LED bulbs currently available. A Backlight is also available.
The Brooks Leather Saddle is one of our favourite saddles. Brooks are an English brand renowned for producing top of the range cycling accessories and this saddle is no exception.
|Manufacturer||Vintage Electric Bikes|
|Motor||250 Watt 3-phase brushless electric motor|
|Brakes||Shimano Hydraulic Disc. 180mm front. 160mm back. Vintage Electric Regenerative Braking System.|
|Charge Time||2 hours|
|Speed||Restricted street legal mode to 15.5mph|
|Wheel Size and Make||26 inch aluminium, 36 spoke, hand laced and tensioned, Schwalbe Fat Frank 26x2.35 inch with KevlarGuard|