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Our technicians take time to fully inspect and tune each bike before they leave our warehouse. Current ship time is 1 to 2 weeks from placing your order.

You want an ebike that’s comfy, simple, and durable so you can ride more and worry less. Leave the overpowered motors and heavy batteries behind and select Alpha, the ebike that gives you the assist you want without excess complexity. Five levels of power are provided by the lightweight battery and rear hub drive, assisted by pedaling the one-gear drive system.

Pictured accessories are for illustration. Fenders, racks, locks etc are available on our 

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the simplest solution is often the best

Alpha is seeking weekend fun, commutes around town, and fitness-oriented evening spins. The motor assist is just right, maintenance is minimal, and fun is found around every bend!

  • range

    15-40 mi

  • power

    350 W

  • speed

    20 mph

  • weight

    43 lbs

the stuff you probably want to know

Alpha Key Highlights

Simplicity exemplified

With one speed and no shifting system, controlling your Alpha is as easy as selecting your level of motor assistance to adjust how hard you have to pedal. The perfect bike for relatively flat commutes and casual cruising.

Stop with confidence

Stopping duties are handled by powerful hydraulic brakes which self-adjust for consistent power as the pads wear. We specify brakes with mineral oil as it lasts longer between service and is less toxic for our world.

Quiet, hassle-free belt

No messy clunky chains here: get ready for a whisper quiet ride. The drive belt lasts 2-4 times as long as chains and provides consistent power, unlike traditional bike chains that lose efficiency as they get dirty and worn. Moreover, wear your white pants after labor day and avoid grease marks!

reviewers love Alpha:

the perfect electric bike for someone who wants a simple commuter bike

The e-bike also lacks some of the silly “features” of other entry-level electric bikes such as fat tires, extended quill stems, and cheap suspension forks. Trust me, that’s a good thing for your daily commuting e-bike.

-Electric Biking

The best budget electric bike of 2022!

The Alpha is as minimal as it gets for an electric bike. With smooth lines and a comfortable ride, the Alpha is our overall pick for the best electric bike on a budget. It rides like a high-end bike without breaking the bank.

-Electric Bike Journal

find your perfect fit

One of the benefits of an ebike is that you don’t need to focus on getting the exact-right size to maximize pedaling efficiency - the motor is plenty efficient for you!

  • Stellar Series models come in two sizes that should comfortably fit most people. You'll still want to choose the one that’s best for you!
  • Utility Family models all have a lower stepover and fit most riders between 4'9" and 6'4"

We recommend you compare your inseam measurement, taken wearing shoes you are likely to ride in, to the stand-over height of our various models. As long as you've got around 1" of clearance over the top tube you'll likely be good to go! If you're on the cusp between sizes we generally recommend sizing up. Don't hesitate to reach out if you've got any sizing questions!

still need more info?

Find the full geometry for Alpha here or contact us.

Components & Specs


Lightweight aluminum alloy frame and fork

Rear hub motor

Our rear hub motor gives you 350 watts of power and 45 Nm of torque

Hub motor battery

375 Wh standard battery provides 15-40 miles of range depending on terrain, assist level, and other factors. All of our batteries are removable and can be charged on or off the bike.

Hub motor display

Our handlebar display has 6 levels of assist plus walk mode, a backlight and USB power-out. In assist mode 0 your Vvolt can be ridden without motor power, just like an analog bike. In assist mode 5, you're getting maximum power. Hold on tight!

Class 1 controller

Our Class 1 controller is programmed to provide motor assistance up to 20 mph.

Alpha tires

27.5'' x 1.95'' tires with slightly raised tread to roll smoothly on pavement and handle some light offroad riding


Hydraulic brakes paired with 160mm rotors provide ample stopping power

Gates belt

Carbon reinforced belts from Gates® last longer than chains, operate quietly, and don't require grease -- no more unintentional chainring tattoos!

For Real Support

Arguably the best component: our team is here to answer even your most technical question. Get nerdy with us. 🤓


Does this ebike come equipped with a throttle?

No, none of our first generation bikes are equipped with a throttle. We decided to forego using throttles on our bikes due to range concerns: our 375wh / 10.4 amp hour batteries work great for assisting pedaling effort though do not have enough capacity to support throttle use.

We plan on offering a throttle on future models with larger batteries and different riding use cases (cargo & utility bikes).

How do your single speed bikes do on hills?

It depends on how steep the hill is! While very steep hills (>8%) can be a challenge, the gearing we've selected paired with our powerful 350w motor make most hills disappear!

What if I want a larger battery on my Alpha?

Ah, so sorry :^( Our Alpha and Alpha S models are only available with a 375wh (10.4ah) battery at this time.

What type of terrain suits this bike?

This Vvolt ebike falls under ASTM level 2 conditions. Operation should be limited to regular paved surfaces as well as unpaved and gravel roads and trails with moderate grades. Contact with irregular terrain and loss of tire contact with the ground may occur. Drops are intended to be limited to 6 inches or less. Riding outside of these conditions incurs risk and may damage the bike or result in serious injury.

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