It is not often that we review budget friendly cycles. But this time around we got our hands on the Go Zero Mile. The cycle costs Rs 29,999 and is one of the first products in India by the British cycle makers GoZero Mobility.
The company has done a good job of styling the cycle with a blue, black and orange colour scheme. The orange accent on the rims is especially a nice touch. There is a small console on the left of the handlebar. The console gets an on/off button to engage or disengage the electric motor’s function. There is a 4-level LED indicator for the battery level and a Mode button to switch between the three levels of assist. Last but in no way the least is the button to switch on/off a light situated at the front. The light is a great addition to the package as it can be really helpful when riding at night. The fit and finish of the cycle is generally good but I did feel that there were a few bits that would require the company’s attention.
The 300Wh lithium-ion battery has been fixed on the cycle frame and can be easily detached using a key. This makes charging very easy. You can simply detach the battery and carry it to a convenient charging spot. The battery has a range of 45km on a single charge but that figure tends to vary depending on a number of environmental factors. Charging the battery takes close to 2.5 hours.
As mentioned before, there are three assist modes on this cycle. Switching between them is easy but I felt that there was not much differentiation between the medium and high mode. A little tweaking would be required to rectify that. In case you get really tired, you can just use the accelerator and move at a speed of up to 25kmph. Riding the cycle is fun and easy even if you are not using the assist modes. But the rear does feel a bit heavy, especially when you lift the cycle. This is partly due to the motor inside the rear wheel hub. In terms of suspension, you get forks at the front that can help absorb some undulations but there is nothing at the back. Braking is facilitated by disc brakes on both wheels and the rear brake has a nice feel and bite. The front brake, however, packed in less bite when compared to the rear. The tubeless tyres are also good for everyday usage.
I was quite impressed by the GoZero Mile overall. It is a functional and relatively affordable option for people who want to buy an environment friendly ride option as either a mode of transport or as a hobby.
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