Vvolt Alpha ebike on a beach in Summer with a front basket attached
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Alpha

Make hot ebike summer easier than ever!

Alpha S

$1,499 Sold out

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 assistance 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 currently unavailable at Vvolt PDX


  • Free continental US shipping
  • Free returns within 14 days
  • 3 year warranty
  • Complementary pre-delivery tune up ($160 value)
Size: S/M
Color: Slate

easy is just the beginning

Hop on, pedal, and go! Use the 5 levels of assist and powerful brakes without worrying about changing gears or twisting throttles – Alpha S is comfy, minimalist, and joyful.

Vvolt Alpha on sand with a close up shot of the Gates Direct Belt Drive system

Gates® Carbon Belt Drive

Belts Are Better!

Belts lasts 4x longer compared to a traditional chain without the grease and grime. Belts are lightweight, whisper-quiet, deliver efficient, smooth power, and require no maintenance. Did we mention the no maintenance?

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Shot of the Vvolt Alpha on gravel road with a front basket attached

Self Adjusting

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Higher speeds and quicker acceleration require high performing brakes. RUSH™ Hydraulic Disc Brakes are self adjusting meaning no tinkering or maintenance is required. Did we mention the no maintenance part?

A great ebike starts with

A Good Bike

Alpha was designed for an upright fit that works great for quick rides around town as well as longer rides. It strikes a balance between a Dutch bike, and a sporty hybrid that’s feels rewarding to most riders.

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5 pedal assist levels

Pedal Assisted Fun

No throttle, no problem. Alpha keeps the bike in ebike with a pedal assisted drive system, meaning you still have to pedal. Choose from 5 asist levels. Keep it in 1 or 2 when cruising on the flats or punch it up to 4 or 5 when topping out the hills.

Publishers love the Alpha S

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!

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 7 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
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    Sarah
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    So Easy

    I absolutely love my Alpha S. I don't have to think about anything. I don't worry about anything. I turn it on, and I just go. If I want more assist, I press a button. That's it. It's not too heavy to lug up the stairs at the end of the day. I typically have half a charge left after a 12 mile round-trip commute, with a couple hills.

    If you're like me, and you're totally new to not just ebikes, but to commuting by bike in general: Alpha S is a great place to start.

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    Hannah
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Great bike for a great value!

    I just took my VVolt S/M Alpha S out for the first time since assembling (which was super easy) and am so excited for warmer weather! The bike rides smoothly, is easy to use, and feels so sturdy while weighing much less than competing bikes. What you are getting is a simply great bike for an amazing value.

  • TA
    Tim and J.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    No hesitation referring Vvolt!

    After finally accepting my aging body’s limitations, I decided to investigate electric bikes. My criteria were: lightweight, able to maintain an aerobic workout on low assist, and fit a lower budget - Vvolt checks all of those boxes! My first impressions of the bike were its easy assembly and sleek design. Fast forward to a summer of riding it daily, the verdict is in. This bike may be the best piece of recreational equipment that we have ever purchased! It exceeds expectations and even awards some bonuses. The bike’s step through fits all family members - we purchased the S/M frame, and our heights range from 5.5-5.10. It's lighter than expected - easy to maneuver on the bike rack or storage hanger. Low assist provides a good workout and then higher assist gets up hills. While not a mountain bike, my husband rides on flat dirt roads with ease. The battery lasts long enough to provide confidence - our favorite 17-mile loop of rolling hills only uses 30%! At one time, we had a simple question and were pleasantly surprised to find customer service swift and courteous. We have been so pleased with the Vvolt that we intend to purchase another bike for our son's commute. Tending to be more of a critic of past recreational purchases, we have had no hesitation in referring the Vvolt to others. If you're on the fence about taking the e-bike plunge, I say go for the Vvolt! Your bike riding experience will be even more enhanced with all the possibilities that this bike can bring.

  • BC
    Ben C.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Great value

    I've had my Alpha S for a couple of months now; as a larger person it wont get me up the tallest hills but I'm not usually riding those. I get 17-20 per charge (again high weight) but it has no problems getting me around. The components it comes with all seem good quality, the battery has a charging port on it so you don't have to bring the entire bike with you to charge. The value of the bike is still great and I'm happy with my purchase.

  • PP
    Patricia P.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Love this bike

    My husband purchased this bike for me before we left for our 3 month trip to Florida. We received the bike just in time for our trip. Dan & Nick were awesome to work with…any questions or concerns were addressed immediately. I am so pleased with the ease of using the assist when needed & am still able to pedal easily without the assist. It rides extremely well in all conditions. The maintenance on the bike is minimal…especially the belt vs chain. We ride allot in Florida & the sand & salt was always an issue with my regular Giant-Liv bike. The chain needed cleaned regularly…: not so with this bike ! I love it & so glad we made this purchase !!

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Components & Specs

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

Frame

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!

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.

Tires

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

Brakes

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