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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Urbanmover Electric Bike, UM-44

Urbanmover Electric Bike, UM-44

Just bought one from Costco in Santa Cruz. It was a little tricky selecting one that had the right chain lock key. Had to adjust the front brake cable tension and the placement of the bell and power indicator.

  • Lithium Ion 26-Volt, 9 Ahr Battery from Panasonic. Key locked to frame.
  • 250-Watt brushless rear hub motor
  • Torque sensor in pedal crank that controls the motor
  • 43 lb including battery
  • 6 speed rear gear set with indexed shifter
  • Puncture resistant tires 26 x 1 3/8 with self sealing tubes
  • Zoom seat post suspension
  • Big soft seat
  • Integrated dual locking system, both chain and rear wheel lock, 2 keys
  • Mudguards
  • Al rear rack
  • Tool kit
  • Charger
  • Costco item # 366890
  • Manufacture's web site for UM-44

Contact info
United Kingdom

Head Office
Urban Mover Ltd
Unit 1F
Lansdown Industrial Estate
Gloucester Road
GL51 8PL

T: +44 (0)1242 254 540
F: +44 (0)870 766 5173
E: sales@urbanmover.com

USA - California

Full Boat Trading

8717 Sonoma Highway
California, 95452

T: + 1-707-736-6181
F: + 1-707-935-7103
E: info.us@urbanmover.com

Charged battery over night and took it on a 11 mile ride.
After around 8 miles the fifth battery indicator LED would start going off when I was pedaling hard. After the 11 miles, the forth LED would blink a little. Considering my weight and how hard I pushed it, the battery seems to be holding up well.

I am using a GPS as the odometer for now, until I can add a dedicated bike computer.

The 250 W motor has suprising torque. It really helps getting you going from a stop. It also helps going up easy grades. On steep hills it still doesn't have the power it self, but does help keep you going.