If you read everything above this section, you can already tell we had a great time test riding the Evelo Delta X, and we think anybody who values speed and performance when riding will like it. The Delta X’s whopping 120N.m of motor torque made us feel like we unlocked a superpower when pedaling uphill, and it helped us accelerate up to speed quickly on flat ground.
We appreciated the amount of engineering that went into the battery design on the Delta X. The battery-saving technology is convenient, and the battery’s integration into the frame is unique. Evelo has created a quicker commuter than most and one that feels nearly as capable as a mountain bike.
The tier of components on the Evelo Delta X are quite high, and they all seem to fit the bike’s purpose quite well. A couple of examples include the Tektro hydraulic disk brakes w/180mm rotors, the Suntour XCM 100mm fork, and the 740mm FSA comet handlebar. These components felt like they were meant to be on the ebike and perform just the same.
Evelo operates under a direct-to-consumer business model where they mail the bike of you directly. Evelo does a great job of assembling most of the ebike (95%), so the remaining steps are easy for consumers. Evelo also offers a wide variety of accessories for their ebikes, and because of this, we are confident that you’ll be able to set up your Delta X precisely the way you like it.
If you are looking for a commuter/trail bike that’s quick, strong, and good-looking, the Delta X is a highly viable option. The Delta X is seemingly ready for any commuting-related task, no matter how difficult. Thanks to the mudflap-equipped fenders, we were riding the Delta X regardless of the weather.
We view the Delta X as more capable than a standard commuter ebike, and after tons of testing and discussion, we all agreed this ebike falls somewhere between a commuter bike and a trail rocket. Thanks to the modifiable top speed (from 20mph class two to 28mph class three), you get to decide which end of that spectrum you want to lean towards.