ADO A20 for $769.99 – e-bike with comprehensive support and warranty?

The still young e-bike manufacturer ADO, which we already know from other models, launches a new model on the European market. The ADO A20 is primarily intended for inner-city trips. According to ADO, it is well equipped for “any urban terrain”.

Data sheet

ModellADO A20
MaterialAluminium
Tires20 inch pneumatic
Maximum speed35 kmh / 22 mph; with limit 25 kmh / 15.5 mph
Range80 km/50 miles as pedelec; 45 km/25 miles as moped
Brake systemfront & rear mechanical disc brake
Motor power350(250) W
Battery 10.4 Ah, 36V
Charging time6 hours
Weight24 kg

E-bike for the city

“All urban terrains” is a term that the manufacturer likes to and often uses. To “conquer” any terrain, the bike is equipped with a 350W motor (250 watts in the CE version) and a 36V 10,400 mAh battery. This should give the bike a range of up to 80 kilometers, which is achieved, among other things, through improved energy recovery. The value refers to the pedelec mode, but if you drive alone with engine power, 45 kilometers should still be possible.

Both the front wheel and the saddle are suspended and the bike should thus also be suitable for off-road use (even if I see the use more in the city/urban areas). The frame is made of an aluminum alloy. The whole bike has a weight of 24 kg. The battery can be removed and charged this way or simply in the frame, which should take 4 to 6 hours depending on the battery level. All driving data such as speed and battery level are shown on the integrated display.

A “G-Drive” called, smart control system should help to minimize energy loss while driving and to get the maximum runtime. What is in a bike today? Who would have thought that 20 years ago?

Double disc brakes ensure the necessary safety

Short shipping times and comprehensive support

Not unimportant: ADO promises comprehensive support after the purchase in the form of a one-year guarantee on most parts and a 10-year guarantee on the frame. The costs for spare parts are covered, repairs are carried out in a repair center in Europe (there is also one in Germany). If the damage cannot be repaired, a new bike will be provided. At least in theory it all sounds pretty nice.

ADO has several warehouses available in the EU. This means that there are no additional costs due to customs for European customers. In addition, this of course means fast shipping in less than a week.

Assessment

All in all, it all sounds like ADO is on the right track here. It delivers a very promising bike at a very good price of just under $800.

The fact that it may not allowed to be driven in some European countries – particularly Germany – does not seem to deter many buyers and does not prevent the manufacturer from expressly offering it for Europe.

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