Electric bike review: Zooz Urban Ultralight 250

Electric bike review: Zooz Urban Ultralight 250

The 250 Ultralight is the lightest in the Zooz range, at 20kg. While this isn’t exactly lightweight, it’s easy to move about, especially if you put the bike up on the rear wheel. The weight is well distributed actually, as the battery is under the seat and the motor in the rear hub.

Something to bear in mind is that the Urban Ultralight 250 is made with a lot of Zooz proprietary parts. For some, this could be off-putting. But Ride & Glide, the sole UK distributor of Zooz bikes has assured me that many components such as disc brakes can be replaced with alternative brands. Additionally, any warranty work is undertaken for free by Ride & Glide. And in the case of non-warranty fixes, “If it’s not a warranty fix and someone wants to fix themselves or get it fixed locally (and it requires a proprietary part), we would ship the part to them or their local shop.” 

In terms of usefulness, this bike isn’t one you’re likely to use for long rides. But, it does come with some helpful additions like a kickstand, a chain cover and an integrated rear brake light. Although these alone might not be enough to sway you to the ways of the BMX hybrid, take one for a ride yourself and see if you’re not smiling afterwards. 

Where can I buy it?

Ride & Glide, are the sole UK distributors for Zooz

How does it arrive?

It does require some assembly. You need to attach the front wheel, pedals, and handlebars.

Verdict

This bike isn’t about practicalities. That’s not what it’s designed for. No, it’s not the most efficient way of getting around, but it certainly is one of the most enjoyable. And if putting a smile on your face is the reason you choose an e-bike, then this is the one for you. 

Move Electric verdict: three and a half stars out of five

Zooz Urban Ultralight 250 specification

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