Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike

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  • £1,399.00 - June 1, 2020
  • £1,299.00 - May 14, 2020
Since: May 14, 2020
  • Highest Price: £1,399.00 - June 1, 2020
  • Lowest Price: £1,299.00 - May 14, 2020
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Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike
Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike

£1,399.00

Description

The Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike – A decent spec ebike for the price?

Summary

Make light work of hills with the Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike. If you’re looking for effortless electric riding, on and off road, the Vulcan E is an excellent option.

The 417Wh battery will give you up to 60 miles of electric assist – perfect to get you up those steep climbs. And when you’re back after riding, a charge time of 6 hours means the Vulcan E will be ready to go again in no time. Power is delivered by a rear hub motor with torque sensor, for smooth and responsive assistance when you need it. As standard on all Carrera E-bikes, the Vulcan comes with an integrated smart control system that protects the battery from overheating, short circuiting or overcharging. The battery re-charges in just 6 hours, and comes with a full 2-year / 500 charge warranty.

The electric motor of the Carrera Vulcan is controlled via full LCD Suntour Head Unit. The detachable head unit allows you to choose from one of 4 assistance modes, depending on the level of support you require. The unit also allows the user to view additional data such as Speed and Mileage to provide additional data whilst riding. The display is located centrally, directly below the line of vision whilst riding, allowing you to keep your attention on the trail.

Add in a lightweight aluminium frame plus 9-speed Shimano Altus gears and you’ve got a bike that offers seamless climbing. For the descents, there’s the Vulcan E’s strong hydraulic disc brakes. A Suntour Suspension fork with 120mm of travel allows you to tackle trails with ease, while double wall alloy rims and Kenda tyres provide excellent grip on the ride down.

Check of the full Carrera Vulcan E review on our sister site ebikechoices.com

Battery

With a large battery capacity of 417Wh / 11.58Ah and a range of up to 60 miles per charge the Vulcan is very capable of going the distance. With a frame-mounted battery on the Vulcan E’s down-tube, weight is balanced against the rear mounted hub motor providing an improved ride quality, over those with rear-mounted batteries.

Motor

The Carrera Vulcan E is built around a fantastic Suntour rear hub electric motor system, seamlessly integrated into the rear wheel, providing improved traction and controlled handling.

Pedal Sensor

The power control in the system is delivered courtesy of a premium Torque sensor, which gradually eases the power in and out in response to your input, providing a natural ride characteristic and a real reason to upgrade from more basic speed sensor systems. The quality of the Torque sensor is really notable when accelerating out of corners and make small, or when making tighter intricate manoeuvres.

Specification:

Approximate Weight (KG): 24kg
Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Discipline: MTB
Forks: Suntour XCM
Frame Material: Alloy
Gender: Unisex
Maximum Rider Weight: 120kg
Maximum Speed: Assistance to 15.5mph
Number of Gears: 9
Pedals Included: Yes
Recharge Time: 6 hours
Suspension: Front Suspension
System voltage: 36V
Wheel Size: 27.5″
Amps: 11.58Ah
Battery: 317Wh
Battery Charger: Manufacturer Charger Supplied
Battery Features: Removable battery for easy charging
Battery warranty: 2 Years / 500 charges
Bottom Bracket: Sealed
Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano Altus 11-34T Cassette
Chain: KMC X9
Chainguard: No
Chainset: Suntour, 38T
Component warranty: 2 Years Electrical components, 1 Year other components (excluding wear and tear)
Crank Arm: 170mm
Digital battery charger: Yes
Display: Suntour LCD Display
Display Features: 4 Assist Modes with Walk Mode
Drive Type: Rear Drive
Electric Bike System: Suntour
Fork travel: 120mm
Front Brake: Clarks M2
Front Hub: Formula DC-20FQR
Gear Shifters: Shimano Altus
Geometry: MTB
Grips: Velo
Handlebar Type: Flat
Handlebars: Carrera alloy
Headset: Semi-integrated
Maximum Range: Up to 50 miles range
Motor Type: Suntour Rear Motor
Mudguard Mounts: Yes
Mudguards Included: No
Pannier Mounts: Yes
Pannier Rack: No
Pedals: Wellgo
Quick Release Front Wheel: Yes
Quick Release Rear Wheel: No
Rear Brake: Clarks M2
Rear Hub: Suntour Rear Motor
Rear Mech: Shimano Altus
Removable Battery: Yes
Rims: Alloy, double wall
Saddle: Carrera MTB
Seatpost: Carrera alloy
Sensor Type: Torque sensor
Stem: Carrera alloy
Type: Electric Mountain Bikes
Tyre Size: 27.5 x 2.1″
Tyres: Kenda K1027
7.5Expert Score
Subtle changes with the 2020 model Carrera Vulcan Electric Bike
I have ridden both the earlier model and latest model Carrera Vulcan Electric bike, and there's not a lot to decide between the two. The latest 2020 model does have a neater look. The frame has been redesigned to make the battery look more integrated, plus there is internal cable routing, which tidies things up nicely. It uses the same reliable Suntour HESC motor and 36v11.6ah battery, and the components are also of good quality. Not the best value electric mountain bike available, but a decent enough bike, that comes with good after sales service and warranty.
Motor
7.5
Battery
7.5
Value For Money
7.5
Specification
7.5
PROS
  • Neater looking frame than the older model
  • Suntour HESC hub motor
  • Decent battery
  • Torque sensing pedal assist
  • Good quality components
  • Good warranty and after sales service
CONS
  • Starting to look a bit pricey in the face of the competition

Additional information

Specification: Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike

BATTERY CAPACITY 400+Wh
BATTERY POSITION Down Tube
BATTERY RANGE 30-60 Miles
BRAKE TYPE Hydraulic Disc Brake
BRAND Carrera
COLOUR
FRAME MATERIAL Aluminium
FRAME STYLE Regular
GEAR TYPE Derailleur
GENDER Male
MODEL YEAR 2020
MOTOR BRAND Suntour
MOTOR TYPE Rear Hub Motor
NUMBER OF GEARS 9
PEDAL SENSOR Torque Sensor
SUSPENSION Front Suspension
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT 24kg
WHEEL SIZE 27.5"

Price History

Price history for Carrera Vulcan E Electric Mountain Bike -16", 18", 20", 22" Frames 185126
Latest updates:
  • £1,399.00 - June 1, 2020
  • £1,299.00 - May 14, 2020
Since: May 14, 2020
  • Highest Price: £1,399.00 - June 1, 2020
  • Lowest Price: £1,299.00 - May 14, 2020

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