The fast and versatile 2017 IZIP E3 Dash eBike has arrived for testing and review.
This 350 watt mid-drive speed pedelec (up to 28 mph) commuter style eBike has a smooth ride with a healthy assortment of accessories for $2,599.
In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications.
Part 2 of the IZIP E3 Dash review will give you info on the ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this eBike.
Alright, let’s take a closer look at the IZIP E3 Dash!
The IZIP E3 Dash is ready for flying around town with it’s max assist speed of 28 mph. It can also be a versatile touring eBike with its component and accessory spec.
To start thing off we will take a closer look at the 6061 aluminum frame that has some uniquely shaped hydroformed tubing.
The headtube junction features smoothed welds for a very clean look and the FSA zero stack integrated headset is also a nice touch for a minimalist appearance.
The frame also features a lot of internal cable routing to add to the clean look.
Here’s a look at the seat tube junction with solid aluminum welds. You can also see the internal cable routing exiting the triangular shaped top tube and the rear rack attachment at the seat stays.
The IZIP E3 Dash is a Class 3 electric bike per California law which is a speed pedelec providing pedal assist up to 28 mph.
A RockShox Paragon suspension fork with 65mm (2.5″) travel is spec’ed on the front to smooth out rough roads and SKS fenders with mudflaps are spec’ed front and rear.
The RockShox Paragon fork also has a lockout dial for a more efficient ride on smoother roads. This prevents the fork from bobbing up and down when you stand out of the saddle and pedal hard.
The 48V 8.7ah (417 Wh) lithium battery is mounted on the downtube of the frame providing a low and centered weight distribution, which is good for overall bike handling. The battery pack lock and charging port is located on the right side of the bike. The battery can be charged on or off the bike.
On the left side is the on/off button and battery level indicator towards the bottom of the pack. Notice the frame tubing and how it blends with the battery pack form to create a cohesive look.
The battery is removed by unlocking it from the frame with the supplied key and sliding the pack to the side off of the frame mount shown here. The 2 supplied keys can fit an ABUS lock so that you have the same key for the battery and bike lock.
Here’s a look at the frame after the battery pack has been removed. Note how the downtube has been formed to create a flat surface for the battery pack.
The battery can be charged on or off the bike and the charging port is on right side of the battery pack. The charger is about the size of a laptop charger and it takes 4 to 6 hours to charge an empty battery.
The battery pack weighs 5.9 pounds.
Wide alloy platform pedals provide a solid grip.
A Currie Electro-Drive 350W mid-drive motor provides the pedal assist up to 28 mph and it has a peak torque of 73 Nm. This pedal assist system uses a cadence sensor and wheel speed sensor.
And here is a look at the left side of the 350 watt mid-drive motor.
A SRAM X7 rear derailleur shifts through the 10 speed Shimano 11-32T cogset. A 142mm wide x 12mm diameter rear thru axle provides for solid side to side stiffness of the rear wheel.
Shimano M355 hydraulic discs brakes are used front and rear. The front disc is a 180mm diameter rotor. These hydraulic brakes have a very solid feel with progressive modulation.
Here is the rear Shimano M355 hydraulic disc brake with 160mm rotor. You can also see the kickstand, rear rack, and fender attachments to the frame.
The Kenda Kwick Bitumen 700x45c tires have an efficient road tread with channeling to dissipate water.
In the center of the handlebar is the LCD display that shows the pedal assist level (there are 4 levels), speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, battery level, and estimated range! The estimated range is a cool feature because it will estimate your range remaining based on the current battery level and what pedal assist level you are in.
The display has a backlit for good visibility both day and night.
The control pad on the left side of the handlebar adjusts the pedal assist levels (+ -), cycles through the display setting, turns the lights on/off, and turns the bike on/off.
The IZIP E3 Dash comes stock as a pedal assist only eBike but the Boost Pad can be added for an additional $50 and it provides a throttle option in addition to the pedal assist.
Here’s a look at the Shimano M365 hydraulic brake lever and the SRAM X7 rear shifter. The reach of the brake levers can be adjusted with an allen wrench to fit your hand size properly.
Here’s a look at the paddles of the SRAM X7 10 speed shifter and the Velo dual density lock on grip. The grips have a solid feel with a larger platform at the ends.
IZIP did a nice job accessorizing the E3 Dash and the front light is one of the highlights as it does a good job of lighting up the road with a wide beam. The front and rear lights run off of the bike’s battery pack so you don’t have to worry about charging a light battery separately.
The rear rack will work with traditional bike bags and panniers to carry cargo on your daily commute or ride in the country.
The rear taillight fits well on the back of the rack and it runs off of the bike’s battery pack. You can also see the full coverage SKS rear fender with mudflap.
The IZIP saddle has a performance style profile with a cut out relief in the center section.
IZIP E3 Dash Electric Bike Specifications
Frame: Double butted 6061 aluminium frame with rack, lock, and fender bosses
Fork: RockShox Paragon suspension fork with 65mm travel and lockout dial
Motor: Currie Electro-Drive® Centerdrive 350W with 73Nm of peak torque
Battery: 46V 8.7Ah (417 watt hour) lithium battery. The battery weighs 5.9 pounds. The battery lock key can work with an ABUS lock.
Assist Options: 4 pedal assist levels. Cadence sensor pedal assist. Option for Boost Control (throttle up to 20 mph) for additional $50.
Speed: Pedal assist (no throttle) up to 28 mph which makes this a Class 3 eBike
Display: Large LCD display with information on: pedal assist level (there are 4 levels), speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, battery level, and estimated range. Backlit for good visibility both day and night.
Drivetrain: 42T chainring with Shimano 11-32T 10-speed cogset. SRAM X7 10 speed shifter & rear derailleur
Brakeset: Shimano M355 hydraulic disc brakes, 180mm front rotor and 160mm rear rotor
Tires: Kenda Kwick Bitumen 700x45c
Sizes: Small 15″ frame, Medium 17″ frame, Large 19″ frame
Accessories: Kickstand, fenders, rack, front and rear lights
Weight: 53.8 pounds. 47.9 pounds with the battery removed.
Price: $2,599 USD at the time of this review
Here is a link to the specifications page of the IZIP E3 Dash electric bike.
Now checkout part 2 of the IZIP E3 Dash review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!
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