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Electric Volto Bike TDR01Z , The Best Choice For All

Is there any bikes better than Volto bike?. I think probably not. Volvo is regarded as the most sophisticating bike that is completed by super-elegant size and so cool. The new Volto TDR- 01Z is the suitable choice for those who like traveling so much with the affordable price and simple way. With the range over 70 Km, you are able to be sure that it is going to take you to the best destination safe, simply and efficiently. With this high-performance 300W of this electric bikes, you don’t worry to climbs the hills due to this model makes them simple to reach. Well, to see complete Volto Bike TDR01Z review below to inspire you all.

volto-TDE03Z-SilverVolto Bike TDR01Z Specification

Instead many features that being offered above, exactly it still has many benefits to get by yourself. It has an elegant design that makes this one looks impressive and has the good appearance. It is a sturdy bike that is made by light steel but still strong and sturdy without reducing its performance when it is used. Great speeds and quick charging makes this the best choice for many bikers while they wish assistance when cycling. It is not only suitable to use for touring and climbing the hill but also can be used when you feel bored to stay home and decided to travel around city or garden. Whatever kind of activity you do, Volto Bike TDR01Z is the best friend to accompany you in all terms.

In term of battery, it takes you 36V/ 12Ah with Lithium 432 Wh and 14Ah available for it. Meanwhile the motor type is in 300W @ 36V or similar with 400W @48 V. In term of speed, this best electric bikes nz is able to take maximal range between 300W – 35 km/ h or 400W – 40 km/h. For charging time, it includes 2A smart charger that allows you to shorten the charging time just to 5-8 hours. Not too long, isn’t it!. Gears SHIMANO 6 is equipped by front brake disc brake with dia- Compe hub brake and rear drum brake that has speed sensor to make it look impressive. Even you will find a driving mode that has a full electricity or named twist throttle. Total weight of this best electric bike is in 24- 28 kg including 12Ah battery power. Well, after you see the Volto Bike TDR01Z specification above, are you interested to grab it now?.



My Australian Electric bike “Ticoon” purchased in Bowral, NSW

Introduction – the Challenge

On turning 70 earlier this year (2012) I wanted to challenge myself to do something memorable.
I decided to ride a bike from one end of New Zealand to the other.
I’m doing it in two stages – the North Island in November, and the South Island next February.
Fortunately, I came across ebikes.  The one pictured above was purchased in Bowral, NSW, and is a gem. However, I cannot take the large Lithium Ion battery in the plane, nor air-freight it without an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) which I have been unable to obtain.Picture
Amazingly, the importer of Volto ebikes in Auckland, Mark Koudelka, has generously offered to provide an electric bike for my use, free of charge. In return I had to supply photos and an honest appraisal of the Volto bike.
I pick it up on Saturday, 3 November. Annie will fly to Auckland the next day and we shall drive up to Cape Reinga to commence the ride the following day.
Wish me good weather and a tail wind!
Eddie Jones
30 October 2012


My wonderful support crew – Annie, plus car with bike rack.


 North Island journey Enter here


30 days 1309 Km

South Island journey Enter here


17 days 1108 Km

 Two stages – the North Island and the South Island total distance  2417Km in 47 days.


This is the VOLO I ride across New Zealand


Today (the ides of March) I am adding a summary to this blog.  Keen readers can read the lot, but this will distill the essence.

North Island :  I chose secondary roads for the route in the North Island as far as possible as safety was a primary consideration.  From Cape Reinga I came down to Awanui then across to Manganui and down to Waipapa (near Kerikeri); thence to Dargaville via Kaikohe.  The Auckland Harbour Bridge does not permit bikes (or pedestrians) so I came in from the west, after a busy ride down Highway 1 from Brynderwyn to Wellsford.  Went east from Papakura to Miranda then to Cambridge and across to Otorohanga, Te Kuiti, Inglewood, Wanganui and thus Wellington.

South Island roads are quieter – main traffic comprise rental cars, vans and motorhomes!  I started at Bluff, up to Queenstown, over the Crown Range to Wanaka then a stunning ride to Makarora.  Beautiful weather day after day as I rode on to Haast, the Glacier villages, alongside the Grey River to Inangahua, then to Murchison, St Arnaud, Renwick and, finally, Picton.
Highlights?  1: The first day.  2: Arriving at Picton.  3: Miranda.  4: Golf at Jacks Point.  5: Riding in the rain through King Country.  6: Staying with family (both Islands) and friends (three lots in the North Island).  7: Being joined in my ride by family in New Plymouth, in to Wellington, and on the West Coast. 8: The ride from Wanaka to Makarora alongside Lakes Hawea and Wanaka.  9: Other cyclists, far more adventurous than I (Tammy Lightle and A, B & C Wright). 10: All the rest!