DARRVIN CONNECT R23,995
DARRVIN CONNECT R23,995
E+ URBAN HYBRID | Urban, Commuting, Touring
The more affordable cross country style electric bike that would double as a fun urban commuter with the addition of fenders, available with 29” wheel size.
WARRANTY: 1 Year Motor and Battery, 5 Year Frame
AVAILABILITY: South Africa
MODEL YEAR: 2019
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[Choose frame size in the description below: Medium or Large. NOTE: Adjusting the handlebar and saddle positions on the frame allows for the bikes to be downsized or upsized i.e XS, S, from Medium, XL or XXL from Large. See our Bike Size Chart for more guidance.]
This Urban style, multi surface enabled frame with its Powerful mid drive motor, gives a ride that feels natural and smooth.
Multiple assist modes are available up to 32Kph.
A medium width bar combined with ergonomic grips and a slightly upright position lets you feel comfortable while keeping an eye on the road, or just appreciate the scenery.
Its 700c wheels are wrapped in wide grippy tyres inspiring confidence to get creative with your route.
The Connect comes equipped with a side stand, fenders and pannier mounts for when the spirit of adventure takes hold.
Not only can the semi integrated battery be charged on board, it also gives this hybrid space for a frame mounted bottle cage.
GENERAL NOTES ON RANGE: Predicting range depends on a number of factors: eg. someone who weighs about 70Kg, riding across varied terrain with moderate undulation and a steady cadence of 70-80 rpm can control the range through battery management using the mode settings afforded by the control system. He/She could expect to get anything between 80-120Km from a single battery charge.
FRAME: DARRVIN EVO Lite Alloy 700c
FRONT FORK: DARRVIN EVO Track Alloy
HUBSET: MODUS Forged Alloy
RIM: D-Tech Tar Baby Double Wall 29er
SPOKE: Stainless Steel Black
TIRE: Kenda Kwick Journey 700 x 50c
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Altus 8speed
DERAILLEUR LEVER SET R/H: Shimano SLM 310 Rapid Fire
GEAR: Shimano HG 41 11-28 8 speed
SADDLE: VELO City Comfort
SEAT POST: ProMAX Dual Clamp
SEAT CLAMP: D-Tech Quick Release
EXTRA: Adjustable Fenders
EXTRA: D-Tech Sidekick Stand
EXTRA: D-Tech Chirp Bell
CHAIN WHEEL: D- Tech 36T Alloy
CHAIN: KMC Z8 E Optimised
PEDAL: Wellgo City Sprint
HEAD SET: NECO 1,1/8
HANDLE BAR: ProMax Comfort Rise 700mm
HANDLE BAR STEM: ProMax Alloy 75mm
GRIP/TAPE: Velo Ergo Touch
BRAKE SET: Tektro Hydraulic HDC M275
NOTES ON WEIGHT: A really lightweight mid-range e-bike weighs in at around 21-23Kg, provided its a standard 250watt mid-drive motor model with 300-500Wh battery. A super light carbon MTB e-bike with roughly the same motor and battery might come in at 18-20Kg. For instance a top end R 150 000 ($10 000 USD) Specialized e-bike weighs just over 20Kg. The weight is a consideration if you need to transport the bike on a rack or in the back of your vehicle, but removing the battery might save 4-5Kg already when attempting to lift the bike. Either way, at the moment there is not really a significant difference in weight between most of the available e-bikes in the market. Darrvin’s lightweight aluminum-alloy frame and compact components make for one of the lighter e-bike configurations out there in its price class and with the battery removed is an easy lift onto any bike rack.
MOTOR: Bafang G-Power 350W Mid Drive 32Kph
DISPLAY: Bafang DP C10 Multi
BATTERY: DARRVIN ArrowPack 500Wh
CHARGER: D-Tech Smart Charger
Julius Nel - Exactly The E-bike I Was Looking For - July 18, 2019
Thanks for the great service and fast shipping I love the bike and it's amazing Bafang motor technology. It’s an excellent bike that suits my exact needs. I tried several bikes in local shops but most of the brand-name bikes are just too expensive. I was looking for a quality, affordable e-bike both for fun and exercise but also for my short commute to work and back. I needed a bike that could accommodate my route - I am unable to effectively ride a regular bike in the area where I live, which is very hilly (Cape Town). Darrvin’s Connect just hit all the buttons. It’s a beauty, runs smoothly, great components, and for the price, unbeatable. I’ve now done 1000kms without any issues. The battery charges within 4 hours, and there has been no change in performance. Great bike overall. This bike makes small change of the hills. At the same time it allows me to minimize or turn off the assist when I don’t really need it. I use the bike for riding on paved roads and urban biking mostly but have also taken it onto bike trails around my area where it performs equally well. I’ve purchased the rear pannier rack from the guys and my next experiment will be to take her out for a weekend, overnight run.
Patrick Carstens - Nice, Nice, Nice - July 02, 2019
I received this bike just a few days ago. From ordering online to delivery took only two days. It took me about 40 minutes to assemble and get on the bike for my first ride. Super soft and smooth ride, very responsive at every power level and it easily zoomed up the hill in front of my house. I had a few questions which I emailed in and had a detailed reply the next morning. Overall, very impressed with the bike and the company.
Joan Fourie - Fabulous discovery - May 07, 2019
My husband surprised me for my 60th birthday with this fantastic e-bike. I have been using it reliably for 5 weeks now. I had conversations with the manufacturer several times and they were great in answering all our questions. You will not go wrong with this bike. Speed is good (reasonable for my needs!). Acceleration is fast. Battery lasts a long time. Everything you could want to stay active and enjoy cycling without the pain of getting up the hill.