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For people living in the big cities which are always filling up with traffic, and commuting is soul-crushing in nature. But it does it have to be this way? Of course, no! More and more, people are turning to cycling as a way to get around with ease. A great electric bike is definitely what you need, making the transition of re-opening both easier, and more fun. The Blix Sol Eclipse is the perfect example, with grandness and elegance.
The Blix Sol Eclipse is a stylish electric cruiser that’s perfect for city-dwellers. It’s high-tech, comfortable to ride, and a whole lot of fun. It’s not very cheap, but you could also spend a whole lot more. But should you? Well, ultimately, I think most will get more than enough e-bike in the Sol Eclipse than you would in an Elliptical Trainer at home.
Why this one in particular?
Blix Sol Eclipse design
The Blix Sol Eclipse builds on the original Blix Sol, offering a similar overall design with a few minor updates. The bike is still a beach cruiser-style bike, with a step-through design. It comes in a range of beautiful color options. All of the colors, comes with classy brown highlights, and we’re reviewing the gray model.
You can easily get the bike up from Blix’s headquarters, already assembled. By all accounts, however, you can also order online, it’s mostly assembled anyway. Blix estimates that most people will be able to assemble the bike in under an hour. Easy to assemble in a few minutes.
The bike’s appearance is great, but also built for functionality and comfort. The battery on the bike can be removed fairly easily, but you don’t need to. Instead, you can simply plug it in while attached. The detachability does come in handy for those who prefer to keep their bike outside and don’t have a power outlet.
What makes the bike comfortable? The Sol Eclipse is also highly comfortable. The custom saddle is great for both casual and longer rides, even for those that involve significant peddling. The bike isn’t originally built for mountain biking, but on both rides and lighter dirt trails, it easily remains comfortable and easy to ride.
On the left handlebar, you’ll get a bell, buttons to turn the bike on and control the level of peddle assist, and a throttle for the electric motor. On the right, there’s a gear shift. And right in the middle is a monochrome LED display that shows your speed, level of pedal assist, and more. It also has a USB port built into it. The controls are all very easy to access, and you’ll get used to them quickly.
Blix Sol Eclipse special features
The Blix Sol Eclipse isn’t just a pretty package. The bike comes with a 750-watt rear hub motor that packs a serious punch. Once it gets you up to speed, the mechanical breaks, which have 160mm rotors, will easily slow you down if and when needed.
Maybe you just want the motor to kick in every now and then, and prefer to stick with riding the traditional way. The bike offers a seven-speed mechanical drivetrain for a range of scenarios. You may find yourself rarely needing to make use of the lower gears, that’s because you might mostly use pedal assist.
Alternatively, maybe you don’t want to pedal at all. That is also doable. You could use the throttle on the bike only, and it’ll get you from 0 to 20 miles per hour in a matter of a few seconds. The 614Wh battery will get you up to 45 miles of range. Once it’s depleted, you’ll be able to fully charge it in around six hours, which is still ok.
On the front of the bike, there’s also an LED light for night-time riding, which is more than bright enough for most.
In a general viewpoint, the Blix Sol Eclipse offers an incredibly comfortable ride. That’s largely thanks to the plush, oversized saddle, combined with the big 27.5-inch x 2.4-inch tires.
Conclusively, the Blix Sol Eclipse is a beautifully built, highly capable electric bike that you will fall in love with. If you are new to the e-bike, you might have to part with about $1,699 price, but you could spend a whole lot more. Having a budget of around this much and want an e-bike that you can ride around town in style, then Blix Sol Eclipse is absolutely the way to go.
Blix isn’t the largest e-bike company out there, but you should consider it. Ultimately, the Blix Sol Eclipse beats out most of its competition. Thanks to its better range, larger battery, and stunning design. There are other e-bikes but this is just a perfect choice and budget friendly.
Should I buy the Blix Sol Eclipse?
Yes! The Blix Sol Eclipse is luxurious, well-designed, and a whole lot of fun. With special features and design. You can budget for it. Enjoy your biking.