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Never one to rest on their past laurels, Populo has continually strived to learn and improve upon their range of electric bikes. Whilst the original Populo Sport was a solid electric commuter bike, Populo saw areas that could be improved upon without affecting the price. Improvement that doesn’t increase the overall price has been a longstanding policy of Populo, who originally saw that e-bikes were unaffordable for the general public. Determined to change that, their mission was (and continues to be) the production of reliable and affordable electric bikes. Which brings us to the brand new Populo 250W Sport V3 Electric Bicycle Commuter. Now in its third incarnation, the Populo Sport V3 is more comfortable and better equipped than ever before.
The Populo Sport has always been renowned for its lightweight build (at only 37 lbs it is substantially lighter than many comparable bikes) and very low price when you consider the quality of the components included. The new Sport V3 has retained these traits, but now comes with an improved saddle (better padding), ergonomic grips and tires that are wider and taller for better stability and comfort when travelling over uneven surfaces. The injection molded battery mount is now rattle free and the Sport V3 has also been fitted with front and rear braze-ons so that you can easily install a cargo rack should you be so inclined.
The Populo Sport V3 electric commuter has 8 levels of pedal assist, with the option of selecting from 3 distinct modes (high, normal and eco). A new inclusion is the walk-mode, which now makes it easier to ascend ramps or inclines when you are wheeling the bike instead of riding (for example, when entering a building complex). The walk-mode also makes it easier if you choose to walk alongside the e-bike when it is loaded down (for example, walking home from the grocery store with a friend). The gentle assistance of the motor keeps the wheels turning at a slow and smooth pace that you can easily keep up with.
The gearing included has been correctly setup to ensure proper cadence and a smooth ride.
The 250 watt motor is smaller than what you might see on some other models of electric commuter bike, but the gearing ratio and controller ensure that a high level of power is still being sent out of the motor. As a result, the Sport V3 is a pleasant surprise in terms of power and torque delivered. The motor is powered by a highly efficient Samsung lithium-ion battery with 36 volts and 8.7AH. The battery has a 3.0 USB port located on the underside (so as not to be an interference while you are riding), as well as a second 3.0 USB port that is located under the display unit.
The Populo 250W Sport V3 Electric Bicycle Commuter is covered by the following Manufacturer's Limited Warranty.Frame: 12 MonthsElectrical: Components (including: Controller, and Display) 12 MonthsBattery: 12 Months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes firstPopulo Bikes warrants that all new Populo electric bicycles and main components therein sold by an authorized Populo Bikes retailer are warranted to the original retail purchaser against manufacturing defects in materials and/or workmanship for all electrical components for a period of two (2) years from the date of original retail purchase. There is also a limited lifetime warranty on the frame.This warranty pertains to any of the essential electric bicycle components that are found defective provided that the product was used in a standard and controlled manner, and that it was maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions manual. Essential components include the bicycle frame, electric motor, battery, display console and controller.If a defective part is found during the warranty period and the customer notifies us immediately, the seller will repair or replace the part based on his sole discretion. This warranty will be void if any repair or change is performed by any third party aside from an authorized dealer or service center.It is expressly agreed that this warranty applies only to the cost of repair or replacement of the product and its accessories and the seller is not liable for any financial loss and / or prevention of profit and / or any consequential loss that may be caused by non-standard usage of the product. We hereby inform the buyer that Populo Bikes is not responsible for any liability that may occur which could possibly apply to the product and / or its user due to the usage of the product and that the customer alone is solely responsible for third party insurance and / or other insurance as required by the nature of the particular product. The seller is not responsible for any possible damage including bodily harm and damage to property. The warranty does not apply if any part of the product is damaged as a result of negligence, an accident, or inadequate maintenance.As mentioned above this warranty does not apply to the tire, spokes, brakes, rims, and other mechanical components of the bicycle.All warranty replacements must be pre-approved by contacting our RMA Department through the contact us page. Please provide us with your order number, date of purchase and problem with item.The warranty is voided if:• The product(s) is customized in any way other than manual.• The product(s) is damaged due to natural causes.• The product(s) is damaged due to an accident.• The product(s) is vandalized or stolen.• The product(s) does not get proper or periodic maintenance.• The product(s) is used in a manner which it was not intended for.• The product(s) is modified
Northern Fun Wheels is here for you! We are a small, family owned and operated local shop with a wide range of brand names for you to choose from. We understand choosing an e-bike or scooter can be a daunting process and we strive to make it an easy, informative and FUN experience. Stop by for a no pressure test ride or just to say hello. We truly look forward to assisting you.
We recently bought 2 Bintelli electric bikes. The owner Ed, was so knowledgeable and very friendly and so easy to work with. He really took his time and never rushed us. So far we love the bikes and would recommend Northern Fun Wheels. You won't be disappointed. Thanks again Ed.
We are located in beautiful Houghton Lake, Michigan, right next to the Houghton Lake Post Office.
2215 Tower Hill Rd, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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