The easiest ebike ever with virtually no maintenance involved.


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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 accessories page. 

Size: S/M
Color: Slate

Pickup available at Vvolt PDX

Usually ready in 5+ days

Also available at our retail partner Moosejaw.com

  • Free continental US shipping
  • Free returns within 14 days
Size: S/M
Color: Slate

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!

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Leave the difficult decisions to us.

Self-adjusting hydraulic disc brakes and the Gates Carbon belt drive system make maintenance a breeze. No adjustments of chain lubricant required.
With no shifting required, controlling your Alpha is as easy as selecting the motor assistance level to adjust how hard you have to pedal. All you have to do is pedal.
No noisy clunky chains, just a whisper quiet ride. No chain grease, feel free to wear those white pants!

Every component, carefully chosen

No heavy batteries, overpowered motors, or clunky profiles. The Alpha was designed to perfectly balance performance, value, and looks.

Goodbye traditional chains.

  • Lasts 3x longer than a chain!
  • No grease, no grime.
  • Doesn't stretch over time
  • Whisper quiet and smooth as silk.
  • Maintenance free!

Hello Belts!

The battery is easily detachable from the bike with the twist of a key. Charge the battery from anywhere and leave the bike behind!

The Alpha comes with hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors to ensure maximum stopping confidence on the road.

The Alpha comes fitted with cleverly thought-out mounting points for maximum versatility. Racks, fenders, baskets, boombox? No problem.

Reviewers love the Alpha

Selecting Your Size

Please refer to both rider height and stand over. To find Stand Over: Take your inseam measurement wearing shoes you are likely to ride in. 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!

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 16 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 15 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
16 reviews
  • RZ
    Robert Z.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    5 days ago
    Nice EBike

    Just got bike and it's really nice, but I almost wish I bought one with a throttle. Time will tell but seams like a quality ebike .

  • X
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Best bang for bucks

    2 months and 140 miles in and it does everything it needs to perfectly.

    Some initial issues with quality control where I was sent the wrong bike at first and the right one had leaky brakes, however the costumer service is frankly the best I’ve ever seen and all issues were fixed extremely quickly with no hassle. Their warranty is also excellent and gave me 60% off a replacement rear wheel when I crashed and broke the rear spoke, which is really more than I’d expect anywhere else.

    The bike itself is no frills, exactly what it needs to be. Hydraulic brakes are strong and stop well, belt drive is quiet and reliable. The motor is also plenty powerful and easily sustains 20mph on slight inclines. I average 20-25 miles of range with max pedal assist going 20mph on gentle hill, which is plenty for daily commute and charging at night back to full. Also importantly it looks good and is pretty stealthy for an e-bike, which is great in terms of likely hood to get stolen.

    Overall one of the best purchases I’ve ever made, such a nice luxury to avoid the bus, driving, or getting sweaty on a normal bike and I would 100% recommend for people with a commute shorter then 10 mile one way. Obviously the fit and finish isn’t as good as big brand name bikes, but it’s definitely worth having some ugly weld lines to save 100s of dollars compared to other equivalent spec e-bikes.

  • A
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    5 Stars

    Enjoying it immensely so far!

  • B
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    5 Stars

    I love how simple and easy to use the bike is. Well built and great range 👍🏻

  • M
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Thoroughly enjoying my Alpha

    I've had my Alpha for 4 months and it's a thoroughly enjoyable bike to ride.

    The Alpha does the basics really well. The belt is quiet, and the hydraulic brakes provide a sturdy stop and the peace of mind that you’ve got genuine stopping power. The bike doesn’t feel bulky and is nicely maneuverable. The modest hills on my east side commute in Portland are no problem with the third level of assist. The onboard computer screen, with odometer, speedometer and range calculator, is useful.

    It would be nice to have integrated lights, but that’s just a quibble. In regard to customer communication, the folks at Vvolt are responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable.

    Overall, the performance and price point of the Alpha is a great combination.

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Components & Specs

Full component specifications for our fellow nerds. Find the full component spec sheet here.


Lightweight aluminum alloy frame and fork.

Rear Hub Motor

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

Gates Carbon Belt Drive

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


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.


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


Hydraulic disc brakes paired with 160mm rotors provide ample stopping power.