Today, I want to tell you about one of the latest electric bikes from ADO Company in 2023. This is ADO A20F Beast.
You know, this bike is mostly designed for European market because it has 250W motor and 25km/h maximum speed. As you know, it is forbidden in Europe to ride an electric vehicle at more than 25 km per hour.
Moreover, the ADO electric bike has fat tires, so it is good for all-terrain.
The other features include 14.5Ah removable battery with up to 120km range, a torque sensor, Shimano 7-speed gear shifter, and even smartphone app support.
Let’s talk about all the features of the new electric bike, and start with unboxing and assembling it.
Unboxing and Assembling
You know, this is the second fat tire electric bike on our channel Tech Brothers, and both of them are quite heavy. It is better if you have a second person to help you carry and unpack the bike.
As you can see, the front and rear wheels are already installed. This is very good because it takes much less time to assemble the bike.
There is also a mobile phone stand, charger, 5 and 6mm hexagon screwdrivers, and multi-type wrench in the package. That’s very good.
So, the electric bike is unpacked and assembled, but let’s talk about its design before the first ride.
You should also know the weight of the bike. It is 31 kg. So, it is definitely not a kid’s bike.
The main body is made of aluminum alloy 6061. As you can see, it is not a one-piece construction, because there are traces of welding. However, they are made very well.
There is also a BEAST inscription a little lower.
Shimano 7-Speed Gear Shifter
As I already said, ADO A20F Beast electric bike has a Shimano 7-speed gear shifter.
You know, it is easier to go uphill at a first speed when you pedal on your own.
If you turn the motor on, it will help you at any speed. We will talk about that a little later.
Hydraulic Disk Brakes
The new electric bike also has hydraulic disk brakes on the front and rear wheels. They work very decently.
Front Fork Shock Absorber
ADO A20F Beast is positioned as an all-terrain bike, so it has front fork shock absorbers. I cannot say it is a mountain bike, because it is heavy enough, but it is good for the light off-road.
However, these thick wheels say that they are not afraid of anything, including snow and rain. By the way, the bike has IPX5 water resistance rating.
There is a light on the front fork, and you can turn it on with a computer on the handlebar.
Now, let’s talk about the battery.
First, you need to know that ADO A20F Beast electric bike has two keys. One of them is for starting the bike and the other to unlock the frame and remove the battery.
ADO A20F Beast is a long-range electric bike. The maximum range is 120km, but this is under perfect conditions. The actual range depends on many factors, such as weather, rider weight, speed, etc.
ADO A20F Beast has a computer on the handlebar.
There is also odometer, distance per trip and average speed per trip.
You can check the battery level on the right side of the screen and the assist mode on the left. The assist mode is changed with the plus and minus buttons.
The computer also has a settings menu. You can enter it by pressing the plus and minus buttons simultaneously.
I see that ADO A20F Beast has three pedal assist modes on the official website, but you can choose from 3 to 5 in the settings.
The other options are Bluetooth, display info and factory reset.
I told you that one of the main features of ADO A20F Beast is a smartphone app support.
If we talk about the riding experience, ADO A20F Beast has 250W motor, which doesn’t sound very impressive for such a big bike, but it has 65N.m torque. It means that the bike accelerates very quickly.
The new ADO electric bike doesn’t have a hand throttle, at least in the European version. However, you can press the minus button on the computer to start riding without pedaling. I think I have the international version of the bike because the throttle is forbidden in Europe.
However, you can use the pedal assistant. Just 1–2 seconds after you start pedaling, the motor comes on and helps you ride. It is called a Torque Sensor.
In this way, the bike not only saves battery power, but also extend the service life of the motor and battery.
You know, it is pretty hard to pedal off-road, but it is much easier with the pedal assist.
Even without throttle, cycling on ADO A20F Beast is very comfortable. You don’t notice how you pedal, because the torque sensor works very well.
Overall, I liked the new ADO electric bike. There are only two drawbacks for me – it is quite heavy, and I was not able to connect the bike to the app. The second drawback I hope to solve, but there is nothing I can do about the weight. This is a fat-tire electric bike, so it weighs a lot.
In general, it is a great bicycle. I like that it comes almost completely assembled. You just need to install the handlebar and pedals. The build quality is very good.
The torque sensor works very well, and it helps a lot when pedaling.
The large battery capacity and a maximum range of 120km complement the advantages of ADO A20F Beast electric bike.