electrical bike BikeRadar Bike of the Week | Dice 20″ Compact Hybrid ebike
Last week’s stunning Trek Madone SLR was a motorbike singularly centered on velocity, with a surprising paintjob and a barely alarming price ticket.
This week’s providing from Dice couldn’t be extra completely different. The 20″ Compact Hybrid is an ultra-practical electric bike with fun-sized 20in wheels, constructed for on a regular basis utility.
Retailing at a extra attainable £2,299, the Compact Hybrid is powered by a Bosch motor system and appears to be the right city commuter and grocery-getter.
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Small wheels and medium-sized ambitions
Small wheels have some key benefits for bikes like this, supplying you with a great deal of room for entrance and rear racks whereas maintaining cargo nearer to the bottom for a decrease centre of gravity and higher dealing with.
In addition they assist preserve general dimensions compact and, together with a step-through body and adjustable cockpit, the Dice ought to match most riders regardless of coming in only one dimension.
The Compact Hybrid could be very well-equipped out of the field, with a full complement of lights and mudguards, that all-important kickstand, and a bell.
Chunky 2.4in tyres ought to shrug off potholes, whereas the upright using place invitations you to look the world within the eye as you cruise about city cheerily.
Dice provides a rear rack as commonplace, and the bike contains a mount for a entrance rack too, as fitted to this check bike.
As a result of the Compact Hybrid is an ebike, load lugging ought to be a breeze. Dice specs Bosch’s Energetic Line Plus drive unit, which is one tier above the entry-level Energetic Line and gives a nominal 50Nm of torque to shove you alongside.
That is matched to a Shimano Nexus 5-speed inner gear hub for a quite simple drivetrain that ought to want minimal upkeep.
At a claimed 23.7kg, the Dice isn’t any light-weight, however with a charged battery it appears to be like good for zipping in regards to the metropolis day-to-day.
We’re huge followers of small-wheeled utility bikes right here at BikeRadar, having beforehand admired Velo Orange’s Neutrino and the similarly diminutive machines that keep Frankfurt airport moving.
Their quirky appears to be like and can-do character are deeply interesting, so we’re wanting ahead to making an attempt the Compact Hybrid out in its pure habitat. Do you fancy a little bit of mini-wheeled enjoyable?
Dice 20″ Compact Hybrid specs
- Body: ‘Superlite’ Aluminium
- Fork: Aluminium
- Wheels: Dice EX30 tubeless-ready rims, Shimano hubs
- Tyres: Schwalbe Tremendous Moto-X 20×2.4in
- Gears: Shimano Nexus 5-speed inner gear hub, 24t sprocket, FSA Metropolis Consolation 44t crank
- Motor: Bosch Drive Unit Energetic Line Plus Gen 3 250W / 50Nm
- Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500
- Brakes: Shimano BR-MT200 hydraulic disc
- Cockpit: Dice Consolation Path bar 720mm, BySchulz Speedlifter Twist Professional stem
- Seatpost: Newmen Evolution 27.2mm
- Saddle: Pure Match Nuance Lite
- Equipment: Entrance and back lights, bell, mudguards, kickstand, entrance and rear racks
- Weight: 23.7kg (claimed, one-size)
- Worth: £2,299