A bikepacking pedelec with pleasantly light-feeling ride and minimalist design. Won a “Good” in the Offroad Pedelec product group.
The Carver Strict e.03 has a truly minimalist look: and despite its 23.4 kg weight this sleek bike feels very pleasantly light to ride.
The Carver Strict e.03 impressed for light trail riding, even on more challenging sections. “Good geometry” pronounced ExtraEnergy test rider and six-times World Champion Marco Hösel, after taking the Carver Strict e.03 through the offroad pedelec test. But it would have delivered more grip with wider tyres.
On the everyday and touring circuits, test riders were without exception enthusiastic abut its agility and lively acceleration. This was positively confirmed in the analysis of the many accelerations measured on the ’City’ section of the course. Here the Strict e.03 achieved a remarkably high power assist factor of 1.23, with an average speed of 23.4 km/h.
On the “Tour” route, this sporty machine covered a full 86.2 km. You’ll need to carry your luggage in minimalist style: not for classic cycle tourists, but just fine for bikepackers.
Range Hills: 28,4 Measured Values & Prices
+high range: Tour / City
+high power assist level: Tour
+start and push assist function
+high payload rating
+display shows range remaining
Range Tour: 68,2
Ø Speed Tour: 23,8
U-Factor Tour: 1,63
Ø Speed Hills: 22,7
U-Factor Hills: 1,37
Range City: 38,8
Ø Speed City: 16,3
U-Factor City: 1,23
Vehicle Weight: 23,4 kg
Battery Weight: 2,4 kg
Vehicle Price: 2900 €
Battery Price: 860 €
Rotation, torque and speed sensors
Start and push assist function, display shows range remaining, laser-cut anodised motor guard, suspension fork has tapered steerer for extra stability, Performance Grip for improved handling, rear wheel through-axle for improved ride stability.
Fahrrad-XXL Group GmbH
60386 Frankfurt am Main
Text and Image: ExtraEnergy.org
Online Publication: Bruno Brandão
8 May 2017