A2B Octave Electric Bike Review
http://electricbikereview.com/a2b/octave/ a solid built, full suspension ebike that’s designed for city riding and feels more like a Vespa scooter than a bike. Offers 500 watt gearless hub motor with 36 volt 10 amp hour Lithium-ion battery pack. EBR was paid to perform this review #Sponsored We try to be honest, thorough, and fun! Comparison tools, shop directory, and forums at: ElectricBikeReview.com
Could someone please repost the supplier/maker of these frames!…….i am looking for this exact bike with dual suspension!
Just looking at your review of the A2B metro which had the octave logo sprayed on.
Your bike may say octave but in fact if you look at the octave you will see what you actually have is the metro with an octave name added to it, the octave has hydraulic brakes and pedal assist and throttle it is the 2.2 and now probably has full on regenerative braking.
What you have is the metro 2.0 with the start key repositioned to the same location of the newer 2.2.
So the 2.0 had no pedal assist, but had lights and key went in frame cable brakes.
I have the metro 2.1 which came with pedal assist lights cable brakes key in frame which I prefer to be honest could have had key on handle bars but decided against it, no regenerative braking.
The 2.2 came with handle bar key, cable brakes upgradable to hydraulic, regen braking, lights, and mirror.
The octave came with hydraulic brakes, pedal assist, lights, mirror, key on handle bar, well all the things you paid extra to upgrade your 2.2 and a slightly changed frame look.
However what might have happened with your bike could be that when the company changed hands they simply renamed all the bikes from metro to octave in the USA, because if you want to see what the octave looks like now simply go to their web site and you will see it is different to what you have.
Interesting, thanks for the background! I knew they had moved the key but missed the rubber bit you mention. Do you own this bike or the earlier Metro?
2 batteries? someone pinch me! I’ve found my dream bike!
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how do you remove the battery in the tube?
I meant to say black box or housing under the downtube.
That rubber logo plug on the frame is where the key module used to be on 1st generation A2B Metros. It was prone to getting kicked. They just put a rubber grommet over it to plug up the hole and moved the key switch to the dash.
What is the advantage of an electric bike? What is the use of pedals? And a regular bike already doesnt already use energy?
does this bike fall into the cycle class in london,UK , i wish to buy this bike but dont want to deal with the license and all that stuff and want it to be considered as a normal e bike
is the rear battery only attached by the lock? do u need to remove those 4 screws on the rear rack also?
How would you replace the internal battery?
Yes I’ve owned both 1st generation and 2nd generation (with dash and safer key position) versions of the A2B Metro. The first generation (2008-2010 model year) apparently had the controller inside the motor housing so lots of them malfunctioned / burned out. The controller is now in the back box under the downtube and less prone to overheating issues. The bike from 2011 and on have been much more reliable. I have lots of urban riding videos on my channel. 🙂 Cheers!
*The bike comes essentially assembled☞☞>**share4.photo/ebicycle?Ѭ** Install handlebars, seat post and seat, and front wheel and it was ready to go. Bike moves at a comfortable bicycle speed, approximately 15 miles an hour on level. (I weigh 210 lbs.) Slower going up incline, but switching to peddle assist is easy to move it along with effort. Steep hills might be an issue, but the 21 speed gear set is also great. It’s perfect for my friend. I recommend and would buy another one if ever needed.*
Wow! You’re very knowledgeable, thanks for sharing! I subscribed, appreciate your help with the details 😉
DO NOT RIDE A2B BIKES! They are totally unsafe and unreliable. And, A2B/UltraMotor/HeroEco/Whatever-rebranding will refuse to fix it. I mean REFUSE to fix it. Pay to send it to them, return just as broken, demand expensive servicing for no good reason, and when I complained they then refuse to do anything because the seller wasn’t "authorised".