U500 V3

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Warranty Information

Comes with standard Juiced 1-2 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
2 Years on frame and components / 1 Year on battery/electrical. Battery is warrantied to have at least 70% of original capacity after 1 year. Tires, tubes and brake pads/rotors are excluded. In the event that there is a warranty claim and we determined that the frame, a part, or the battery is faulty or failed due to defective workmanship
by us, we will fully replace such at no charge, however, replacement labor and shipping cost is not covered by this warranty. Normal wear and damage is not covered by this warranty.

If you are consistently using the bike in the rain we suggest filling the electrical connectors with dielectric grease as an extra precaution. (This can be purchased at any automotive supply retailer) Be sure to properly re seat the larger push-on connectors, they will click into place with a firm push. (If you are unsure about this, have your dealer do it for you.)

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$2,599.00
Brand:
Juiced Bikes
SKU:
JR_ODK U500

Product Description

  • The U500V3 is not being produced at this time due to the large minimum quantity requirements for frame manufacturing. We do have 2017 bikes in stock.  In fact we possibly the only source for this great bike in the world right now, and are shipping them world wide. 
  • ***23 ah bikes now sold out!****
  • Comes with fenders, single kick stand and AA battery powered rear light
  •  Bicycle arrives 98% assembled, wheels and handlebar installed - See Setup Guide
  • Order two bikes at once and receive an additional $150.00 off! 
  • Now shipping U500 to the USA!  We are the only ones with stock at this time. Shipping will be quoted on request, please email us with your address so that we can provide a shipping quote. david@hilleater.ca No other models ship to the USA. 

 

Latest customer comments September 2017:  Cheers ! Yes Love the new U500 bike , I'v been out every day on it and been going everywhere ! It's my best new friend !!

Check out this review in Medium: https://medium.com/@davidlclark/juicedbikes-u500-electric-cargo-bike-long-term-review-f141e5d196aa 

 

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 The new ODK version 3 is designed from the ground up to be the ultimate car-replacement electric bicycle. Every part has been carefully designed with performance, reliability, practicality and serviceability in mind.

EV-Class performance

We poured over every detail, listening carefully to the feedback from our customers. We examined how the product was being used and improved any weaknesses. Our 3rd generation ODK platform has really matured and now stands alone in the utility/cargo e-bike category.

The core of the platform: The Battery

New for this season are three interchangeable 48V battery pack capacity options:

  • A “Standard Range” 15Ah version provides a real world 64 to 80 km riding and is the most affordable entry to the world of utility/cargo e-bikes.
  • The 23Ah “Long Range” version pushes the assisted riding distance out to 96 to 120 km and farther than any other competitor on the market.
  • The revolutionary “Super Long Range” 32Ah version pushes the limits of e-bike battery technology providing over 160 km of assisted riding range with 1,536 Watt-Hours. The pack has 4x more capacity than an average e-bike battery and even more than a Toyota Prius!

Our high-capacity battery and aluminum low-step cargo frame is the core of the ODK utility platform. We worked hard to retain 100% conformity to bicycle standards and the mechanical parts can be serviced at any bicycle shop. The electrical components are modular and very easy to service.

Rather than installing poorly performing off-the-shelf electric drive kits, we have invested 5 years developing our own system that can go far beyond the limitations of standard e-bike technology. Our custom battery pack and specially tuned electronics are integrated perfectly to create the ultimate car replacement e-bike.

By sourcing the components directly and doing the integration in-house, we have full control of the platform and can work with our suppliers to achieve the highest value end product.

 

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 Upgraded electrical:

The electronics have been upgraded to make the bike more robust and provide higher performance. Our goal is to make the electronics as simple as possible, cutting down on time needed to service the bike. 

Reducing the system's complexity reduces the number of failure points. We target 10 minutes replacement time for any electronic component including the battery and motor. Here are some highlights of the ODK Version 3's new electronics system. 

 New Wiring System

 It takes considerable effort to coordinate with all the parts suppliers to ensure that everything works properly. The 1-into-4 wiring harness has upgraded quick connect plugs. The new connectors now have a more attractive outer stainless steel lock-ring to prevent accidental disconnection and provide improved waterproofing. The cable design makes it impossible to incorrectly install a connector plug. 

The motor's wire can disconnect near the controller and also near the motor. This makes both tire changes and controller swaps much easier.

Controller Programming

The controller sends power to the motor when you twist the throttle. The sensorless controller has been reprogrammed for smoother acceleration. It takes into account the speed of the bike when delivering the power to the motor. There is reduced chance to slip the front wheel on a slippery surface even when giving full throttle. The delay in the throttle experienced on the V2 bikes after a brake cut event has been reduced.   

 The controller now uses 12 Transistors instead of the 9 used in the previous version. The reliability of the controller system is improved. 

 Upgraded Throttle

The new half twist throttle from Zannx has a more progressive throttle response. There is less on/off-ness than the previous Wuxing throttle. Also the throttle needs to be twisted less before the motor starts turning. Additionally, the larger grip feels nicer in your hand. Low speed control is smoother and easier to manage.

 Brakes:

We chose to use the  Tektro HD-715E which is the latest generation of hydraulic disc brakes designed for electric bicycles. Both front and rear axles use this setup. They are 100% compatible with bicycle standards so they can be serviced at any bicycle shop.

 The stopping power is incredible. The rider will feel confident that the bike can stop rapidly under any weather condition. The hydraulic braking system requires much less pressure on the lever to slow the bike down. Modulating the braking level is easier as there is no "squishy" feeling that is normally experienced with cable-pulled disc brakes.

 One major advantage of the hydraulic braking system is that both pads move toward the rotor and self-adjust as the friction material wears down. On more basic cable-pulled disc brakes, only one pad moves toward the rotor and the stationary pad must be manually adjusted. This can make cable-pulled disc brakes difficult to adjust, noisy, and eventually give reduced performance.

 Here are some features of the Tektro HD-715E which makes it very suitable for high performance e-bikes. 

 Brake Cut Switch

One feature that all electric bikes must include is a brake cut-off switch. This switch cuts the power to the motor when brakes are used. Most higher-end disc brakes do not have this feature, but it is included with the new brakes. 

There are now two disc brakes (front and rear) so the stopping duty is better distributed between the two systems. Pad changes are less frequent. The pads self-adjust and require less fiddling to hush a squeaky rotor.

 Improved Lever Design

Almost all of the high-end brake levers have very short blades designed for mountain bike use. This setup is not appropriate for road going e-bike. The  Tektro HD-715E has a 4-finger blade with distance adjustment to suit the rider's comfort. The large blade has a ball-shaped end. The overall design is also very suitable for winter riding where gloves will be used. 

Thicker Brake Rotor

 The brake rotor is thicker than a standard rotor and has more metal material. This will help with heat dissipation and reduce the chance of getting warped if bumped. Both front and rear use the same 180mm rotor and pads which cuts down on parts variation. 

 Fluid Level Window

One impressive feature borrowed from the motorcycle industry is a fluid-level window. There is no need to guess the brake fluid level. The rider can know immediately if the reduced brake performance is the result of low brake fluid. 

Slim Profile

One issue with hydraulic disc brakes is their girth. The Tektro HD-715E has a slim profile which allows it to be used with the large 500-Watt BPM motor without touching the side of the hub. The entry angle of the cable hose can be pivoted to fit a bike's unique frame design.  

 

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U500 specifications:  We do not offer the U350, as we feel it has too many compromises to be a good value. 

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Latest customer comments September 2017:  Cheers ! Yes Love the new U500 bike , I'v been out every day on it and been going everywhere ! It's my best new friend !!