Energie Cycles 2.6td Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs
The Energie Cycles 2.6td mid drive electric bike has arrived for testing and review!
This e-bike has a unique look with its angular aluminum box frame.
It features a 500 watt Bafang mid drive system with a large 36V 16ah lithium battery for long range riding.
In this first part of the review there is a video, a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the 2.6td.
The Energie Cycles 2.6td is priced at $2,400 USD at the time of this review.
Part 2 of the Energie Cycles 2.6td will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.
Alright, let’s get into the details of the Energie Cycles 2.6td electric bike!
Video & Pictures of the Energie Cycles 2.6td
The 2.6td is ready to roll!
The 2.6td has a unique looking angular 6061 aluminum box frame. It is an interesting frame design that simply connects the front wheel area to the rear wheel while tying in the cranks and seat.
There is some internal cable routing to keep the look of the bike clean.
The rear part of the rectangular box frame splits to accommodate the rear wheel.
A Bafang (8FUN) mid drive motor system provides 500 watts of power through the 7 speed Shimano drivetrain for cruising up to 20 mph and climbing steep hills.
Here is another side view of the Bafang mid drive motor that is relatively small and is located just in front of the cranks. The motor is fairly quiet.
A large 36V 16ah lithium (LiCoMn) battery is located just behind the seat tube area of the frame.
The charging port is on the left side along with a USB charging port (for charging smartphones, etc.) that is on the top of the battery. The battery can be removed with the handle that folds up.
There is a red tail light that turns on when the bike is on.
This is the “ignition” key to turn the bike on/off and to lock the battery in the bike.
This is my iPhone charging cable attached to the USB port on the battery.
The 2.6td also comes with an alarm system that can be turned on/off with this wireless FOB key. And the alarm is very loud!
This is the charger that can charge the battery on or off the bike. It plugs into any normal wall outlet. The charger has a fast charging mode that can charge the battery in 2.5 hours.
The large Bafang display is located in the center of the handlebars and provides a lot of information like: battery level, assist level (1-3), speed, trip distance, total distance, time, etc. The Bafang has a few customization options like more pedal assist levels, max speed, etc.
On the left side of the handlebars is the front Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brake lever and the Bafang control pad with on/off button and pedal assist adjustment.
Here is the front side left handlebar area.
On the ride side of the handlebar is the Shimano 7 speed shifter, the rear Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brake lever and the thumb throttle.
The front of the ride handlebar area.
The 7 speed Shimano rear derailleur.
The Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes provide substantial stopping power and they have a solid feel.
Here’s a closer look at the Continental E Contact tires.
The SR Suntour suspension fork takes the edge off of rough roads.
Speaking of rough roads, the suspension seatpost and wide seat make for a comfortable ride.
Energie Cycles 2.6td Electric Bike Specifications
Frame: Aluminum 6061 alloy box frame
Fork: SR Suntour suspension fork
Motor: 500W Bafang BBS-002 Mid Drive electric motor.
Battery: High capacity 36V 16Ah LiCoMn battery Pack with advanced BMS.
Assist Options: 3 levels of pedal assist and/or thumb throttle.
Display: Large digital Bafang LCD display.
Drivetrain: 7 speed Shimano.
Brakeset: Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes.
Tires: Continental E Contact.
Colors: Black, red, and white.
Sizes: 1 size.
Weight: 54 pounds.
Here is a link to the specifications page of the Energie Cycles 2.6td electric bike.
Now checkout part 2 of the Energie Cycles 2.6td review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!
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Barry Trevena says
I consider the range of an electric bike to be of paramount importance.
Yet, this aspect of your e-bike reviews is forever missing. Without some
indication of the range of the bike, the rest of the review is meaningless.
Granted, the range of the bike can vary according to conditions, but,
you could set some standard against which bikes could be compared,
i.e., how far you could ride circling the block under windless conditions.
Speed, range, weight, price, and, expected reliability are the factors I
look for in a review and what will influence my purchases.
Hi Barry, stay tuned for part 2. I always include full range test results in the second part of the reviews. For example here is the Haibike FS RX review with range results.
That rear light is pretty much 100% obscured by the mud guard, and getting the seat back into the right position every time if you have to take the battery out is a pain. Also a rear rack is no longer an option if you can’t charge the battery on-board. The design seems very compromised in my opinion.
Aaron Watson says
The battery will charge while connected to the bike. Depending on the height of the seat(taller riders) you can take the battery out without removing the seat.
Ron Boggs says
Pete, With a mid drive motor, can I just pedal the bike without any resistance,.like a geared rear electric wheel?
I like to pedal most of the time and kick in the power when needed.
Will a mid drive offer me this?