2021 Electric Beach Cruiser
- FEWER THAN 5 REMAIN! -
Regular Price: $2199
ON SALE: $1799
(Only RED in stock.)
A classic beach cruiser in style, a pleasure cruiser by design.
The Eclipse SS e-bike is the perfect comfort cruiser for rediscovering your youth, going the extra mile and exploring beyond your neighborhood.
The Eclipse preserves the bike riding experience with a natural, confident feeling that’s instantly familiar and easy to master.
The natural ride response comes from the same torque sensing technology that controls the motor on an expensive mid-drive e-bike, but we use it to control a quieter geared hub motor with a throttle.
The Eclipse is durable and low-maintenance. Its wider tires, flexible steel fork, cushioned hand grips, suspension seat post and suspension seat will keep you comfortable from the start to the end of your journey!
Class 2 E-Bike – 20MPH, 500W Motor, Throttle
Intended Use: Urban, maintained bike paths and roads
Battery: 13Ah, 624 watt hours.
Range: 15-20 miles throttle, 30-50 miles PAS (varies by conditions)
PAS: 3, 5 or 9 levels - programmable
Walk Mode: Works on stairs! No pushing or pulling or lugging.
Sensor: Bottom bracket, dual-pedal, torque and speed sensor
Seat tube: 18”
Stand Over: 29"
Recommended minimum inseam: 30”
Total Weight: 62 pounds (53.4 lbs. - without battery)
Battery: 8.6 pounds
Max Load: 275 pounds (rider + cargo)
Charger: 2 amp, 4-6 hour charging time.
With a focus on ride performance, Acey DC E-Bikes are designed
to provide the most intuitive and sophisticated ride possible.
It all starts with the ride technology:
Dual-Pedal Bottom Bracket
Our torque sensor delivers an intuitive, predictable and pure bike riding experience - while giving you the pedaling power of a super-hero!
What it is:
Our torque sensor is a high-precision measuring device that replaces your pedal's axle. It continuously measures your natural interaction with the bike (pedal pressure and pedaling speed) to control the PAS and provide equal and proportional power to your input.
It's the "Gold Standard" for pedal assist that makes your e-bike ride and react like a regular bike, but twice as easy to pedal.
How it works:
On a regular bike, you press harder on the pedals to speed up or climb a hill, softer to slow down.
That's how you ride an Acey DC E-Bike. The torque sensor and PAS take care of the rest.
Sine-Wave Controller (15A)
This sine-wave controller applies power smoothly, makes the motor quieter, reduces motor vibration and creates a consistent and predictable ride.
What it is:
The sine-wave controller is the onboard computer that continually processes your input to determine your needs and apply power. It controls all electronics, including the lights.
How it works:
Using multiple data points from sensors, our custom algorithm can tell the difference between needing power to speed up, maintain a pace or climb a hill.
Smooth, but powerful response.
With great precision, it controls the motor's response with firm but smooth power. It's quick and controlled - no uncontrolled bursts or runaway acceleration.
The instant response of the controller, combined with the precision of the torque sensor, provides the ultimate ride.
500 Watt Geared Hub Motor
Power and torque to make molehills out of mountains and whisk you down the trail/road.
What it is:
Geared hub motors are light and small, often going unnoticed behind the rear gears and brake disc.
Don't let appearances fool you:
Our powerful 500 watt motor has 45Nm of torque and an automatic "beast mode" with up to 720 peak watts to flatten hills, conquer the wind and stay with traffic through an intersection from a stop.
How it works:
The key to our hub motor's efficiency is three planetary gears inside the motor. They allow it to run at its peak speed - even when the wheels are turning faster or slower than the motor.
Motor speed and torque.
Increasing one decreases the other. Our motors are in the middle, providing balanced strength and quickness. They are not speed pedelec motors.
Samsung Cell Batteries
The "fuel tank" for your electric bike with enough juice to take you from A to B. And to C, D, E...
Samsung cells are synonymous with electric vehicles because of performance and reliability. With proper care, they should provide reliable power mile after mile, charge after charge.
Eclipse SS/ST - The cruiser batteries lock securely inside the rear rack (see Rack photo) and are easily hidden beneath saddlebags for stealth. The back of the battery is equipped with a large reflector and bright multi-LED lights.
48V, 10.4Ah, 499.2 watt hours
Port for charging on or off the bike.
USB charging port
LED battery level indicator
Power switch and light switch
4-6 hour charge time, 2 Amp charger
Range: 45-50+ miles PAS, 15-20 mile throttle only. Varies in wind, hills.
Programmable Color Display
The display is center mounted so you never fully take your eyes off where you're going.Quickly see the info you need at a glance - in direct sunlight or while wearing sunglasses.
The large circle surrounding your digital speed display shows MPH on the left side, battery wattage use on the right (back tire off the ground in photo, so not using much wattage).
Ergonomic control is operated by the left thumb.
Choose 3, 5 or 9 levels of assist.
Password protection option
Use "Walk Mode" to walk your e-bike up stairs!
USB charging port
The display tracks and displays:
Real-time battery usage
Trip info (time, distance)
Range remaining on battery (in miles)
Top speed (lifetime)
Average speed (lifetime)
Half Twist Throttle
The Eclipse has ergonomic grips (solid rubber for vibration dampening) covered in a durable, hand-stitched faux leather wrap.
The half-grip twist throttle is on the left grip so your left hand controls the electronic speed controls and your right hand controls the mechanical speed.
You don't have to use a throttle, but you'll always be glad it's there:
A throttle is a head start for your pedaling when starting from a stop, no matter what gear you stop in. Twist to quickly get to pedaling speed.
It's quick acceleration to safety when the light turns yellow after you enter an intersection.
It's the ability to take a rolling rest break when you're getting back into shape, rehabbing from an injury or just feeling "bleh" after a long day.
It's the ability to ride with friends - all with different riding skills and physical fitness levels - and stay together as a group. Nobody falls behind. Nobody needs to stop for frequent rest breaks. And nobody will insist on shortening the ride because they're tired.
Twisting the throttle and lightly clamping down on the grip holds a continuous speed without fatigue.
BETTER E-BIKES START WITH BETTER BIKES
Because the safety, rideability and quality of an electric
bike are only as good as the "bike."
Here are some of the features of the Eclipse SS:
Aluminum Frame - Steel Fork
The Eclipse SS frame is designed with the classic, laid-back look of a California beach cruiser. The frame geometry seats you in an upright, comfortable riding position that lets you look around and enjoy the journey.
The frame was designed for the rigors of an electric bike and made of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy - strong, safe, light, durable and corrosion and rust resistant.
Lightweight aluminum frames are popular on all bikes, but important on e-bikes to offset the weight of the motor and battery. The lighter weight also makes the Eclipse more efficient and easier to pedal than a heavier steel frame.
While aluminum is light and strong, it's also rigid. An aluminum fork can make your hands feel every little bump and imperfection. Steel forks are naturally more flexible and "springier" - providing vibration dampening qualities and a more comfortable ride mile after mile.
All Acey DC E-Bikes have a clear coat of paint. In the case of the Eclipse SS, it's a clear coat that adds amazing shine and vibrancy to the paint. You can see the depth of color and the variations of hue in direct light.
E-Bike Rated, Flat Resistant Tires
SIZE: 26" x 2.2"
TYPE: Kenda Kwick Drumlin KS+ moped tires
5-STARS: Durability, Dry Grip, Flat Protection
4-Stars: Speed, Wet Grip.
Getting a flat tire on ANY bike is a buzzkill. When it happens a mile down a trail or halfway to school or work, you can only hope your day gets better.
No worries, we increased the thickness of the K-Shield in our tires to 5mm for the best balance of flat resistance and great ride quality.
K-Shield Plus - a 5mm thick, light and flexible rubber containing ceramic particles and synthetic polymer fibers (exceptional strength and thermal stability) to form a puncture resistant, flexible barrier inside the tire, under the tread area.
Feels at home on concrete as well as gravel paths and forest roads.
Deep sipes for water channeling in wet conditions
Burly shoulder knobs add grip for more cornering confidence in wet/loose conditions.
Be seen - Reflective tape across sidewalls for better nighttime visibility.
E-bike ready - Certified according to ECE-R75 norm and approved for e-bikes up to 31mph.
Front and Rear Lights
The AXENDO 60 headlight and LED taillight are powered by the main battery. The headlight is controlled by the thumb control and the light sensor on the display. The rear light is manually activated by a switch on the bottom of the battery.
The Axendo 60 is a bright, dependable headlight with 2 high-power REBEL© LEDs and features the unique Reverse Beam Technology© which projects an impressive 60 Lux light output in a bright – but non-blinding – light beam. Aluminum and stainless steel construction for durability and long life.
The taillight is built into the battery and features a bright LED light and a large reflector.
The headlight is turned on manually by pressing and holding the light button on the control pad for 2 seconds. The rear light has a switch beneath the lights, on the bottom of the battery.
The light sensor on the display will automatically turn on the front light when you enter a tunnel, ride under a forest canopy or as the sun sets.
The sweeping, Promax handlebars are custom made to meet your hands in just the right spot, creating relaxed shoulders and a comfortable, upright posture.
Tall or short, long arms or short arms, you'll always get a comfortable fit with the Promax adjustable stem. (The "stem" is the component that holds your handlebars and secures them to the bike.)
Comfort is a personal thing, so whether you like your hands high, neutral or low while riding, you can adjust the handlebars to match your comfort preference and riding style.
The stem is easily adjusted by loosening the 6mm hex bolt on the underside and rotating the top of the stem up or down before re-tightening. Then loosen one 5mm hex bolt on the handlebar clamp until the handlebars move easily and re-tighten securely after you adjust the handlebar angle.
Never move the handlebars while under pressure of the clamp or you could strip them and require replacement.
Do NOT loosen or tighten the factory set bolts on the sides with the yellow warning stickers around them!
We use quality components for performance, rideability and longevity.
The Eclipse features the quality precision of smooth and dependable shifting from Shimano Altus components.
The Rapid Fire shifter reliably moves the chain up and down through the gears with dependable precision. A pull of the index finger shifts to higher gears, a press with the thumb shifts to lower gears. A hard press with the thumb skips gears through the downshift - perfect for quickly down-shifting when coming to a stop or to change gears when climbing hills.
T = Teeth on Gear
The Eclipse has a large, 42T chain ring at the pedals and 11-32T gear set. The combination provides a wide range of gearing (from hills to flatlands) to make your ride easy and comfortable at every speed.
And you'll never look like a hamster in a wheel, legs a whirling blur, when you ride your Eclipse at top speed. You'll always find the perfect gear for your speed, terrain and riding style.
Manual EZ-Pull Disc Brakes
Going fast means the need for more stopping power. More stopping power means more friction on the disc. More friction on the disc can lead to overheating your brakes and warping your discs...
From wider tires to oversized 180mm discs and powerful brakes, the Eclipse was designed to stop before it was designed to go.
The Aquila EZ PUll braking system is Tektro's best manual braking system for use on electric bikes and their weight, speed and required stopping force.
We used manual disc brakes because the overall design concept was to make the Eclipse a minimal maintenance e-bike. You may need to make small adjustments from time-to-time, but it's easy and almost any rider can do it. And we supply the tools!
The EZ Pull brake levers and careful routing of the brake lines make the brakes on the Eclipse smooth and easy to apply whether slowing or stopping.
The brake levers are also motor cut-off switches and a slight squeeze will kill the motor without applying the brakes. This is an important technique when pedaling through turns so the motor does not add power - especially in crowded areas or tight turns.
Suspension Seat Post and Saddle
Roads aren't always smooth, but that doesn't mean you have to feel every little imperfection...
Suspension Seat Post
The Eclipse features an adjustable Promax suspension seat post with 40mm of travel. Adjust the rebound (softness) to fit your weight and road conditions with a twist of the cap under the rubber protective boot - no tools required.
It's called a saddle, but it attaches to a "seat" post. Like you, we don't care what you call it, as long as it's durable and comfortable.
The cruiser seats are Supreme Wave comfort seats, made by KNUS Europe. They feature polymer suspension balls that absorb shock and dampen vibration better than old-school springs. And if you add a child seat to the rack, no worries of little fingers getting pinched in seat springs.
The seats are so comfortable that you don't think about them during or after the ride. That's because when comfort does it's job, you don't fidget on your seat or walk funny after a long ride. And these saddles are up to that job!
KNUS claims their comfort saddles reduce up to 80% of the pressure on your seated pressure points. This was our favorite of all the saddles we tested, hands down. No "break-in" required.
Vacuum Sealed, Waterproof, Durable
This seat was designed for one thing: comfort. And durability. So two things: comfort and durability. And suspension with vibration dampening, but that's part of comfort, so we'll stick to two things...
Permanent rack and battery holder is welded to the frame. No rattle. No jiggle. No weak attachment points.
The Eclipse's rack is aluminum and securely locks the battery into place. Charge the battery on or off the Eclipse with easy access to the charging port.
The tail light is on the back of the battery.
The rack can hold up to 55 pounds of weight.
Solid aluminum construction.
The Eclipse comes with durable steel, full-coverage fenders on the front and rear. Unlike some fenders, the Eclipse uses strong attachment supports that eliminate rattles over all but the worst bumps and conditions.
Everyone loves fenders - especially after unexpected rain - because nobody likes arriving at their destination with a muddy stripe up their back and between their legs. Well, nobody we know.
That being said, the fenders are removable for those who like the minimalist beach cruiser look, but with a modern, premium ride.
NOTE: If you do develop a rattle, check to make sure road vibrations have not loosened any of the five (5) bolts that secure the fender. Loosening the two bolts on the back of the fender allows you to re-center it over the tire if an impact moves it out of alignment.
CLASS 2 E-BIKE
20MPH, 500W Motor, Throttle on Demand
Urban, maintained bike paths and roads.
- FIT -
Seat Tube: 18"
Stand Over Height: 29” - we recommend 30" inseam
Fit: 30" - 34" inseam. Seat and handlebar adjustments for a comfortable fit.
Frame Style: High top bar
Length: Axle to Axle = 49", Overall = 76"
Total Weight: 62 pounds (53.4 lbs - without battery)
Battery: 8.6 pounds
Weight Limit: 265 lbs.
- ELECTRONICS -
10.4Ah (498Wh) battery with genuine Samsung 18650 Cells - standard 800 charge cycles and 4-6 hour charge.
D-Power 54.6V, 2.0A charger
Backlit Full-Color Bafang LCD. Default shows speed (digital and graph), wattage being used (graph), and trip length. Programmable PAS (3, 5, or 9 levels). Info button toggles the following info on the display: Trip Time, Odometer, Max Spd, Avg. Spd, Range remaining (miles), Calories burned, Battery Status. There is also a Light sensor which automatically turns on your lights at dusk.
500W Brushless Bafang Geared Hub Motor with 45Nm of Torque
Front Spanninga Axendo 60 Lux LED Headlight, Rear LED tail light built into battery pack - both run off the main battery. The front light is controlled with display light sensor and controls, the rear light has a switch on the battery.
Programmable: 3, 5 or 9 levels plus walk mode (stair mode).
Bafang Bottom Bracket Torque Sensor with Cadence and Speed Sensor, Light Sensor in display.
The hand throttle is a left half-grip twist throttle. The throttle overrides the PAS settings, so you have access to full power and speed with a twist.
All electronic wiring is internally routed through the frame with water resistant connectors positioned for easy access and maintenance.
USB PORTS (2)
1 Display, 1 Battery: 5V, .5 Amp
- BIKE COMPONENTS -
E-bike specific Tektro aluminum alloy e-brake levers with motor cutoff and rubber comfort insert.
Tektro Aries E-Brake MD-M300 with 180mm Front and Rear Discs
FRONT CHAIN RING
8-Speed Shimano Acera Hyperglide, CS-HG31-8, 11T-32T
8-Speed Shimano Altus M310-Smart
Aluminum Alloy Crankset, Chainring and Steel Chain Guard
Front and rear steel fenders, full coverage with strong mounting hardware and connection points.
6061 Aluminum Alloy - very sturdy and rust resistant.
Ergonomic, hand stitched, weather resistant faux leather over vibration dampening under-wrap.
Promax - Custom aluminum-alloy low-rise cruiser
HEADSET & STEM
Promax Adjustable Quill Stem
Rustproof aluminum with large plastic footpad. Located mid-frame.
Wellgo CrMo axle, forged aluminum platform with 11 pins and reflectors
Rear: Integrated aluminum rack is welded to the frame and also holds the battery. Supports up to 55 lbs of the total Eclipse load limit of 265 pounds.
HJC - DA300 – 26" - thick, double walled, aero rim with CNC sidewalls
Promax Quick Release
KNUS – Europe BV - Supreme Comfort Saddle, waterproof, 80% pressure point relief
Promax Quick Release
Shimano Acera/Altus SL-M310 EZ Fire Plus
13 Gauge 256/258L Stainless Steel Spokes
26’’ x 2.2” Kenda Kwick Drumlin with KS+ 5mm flat protection barrier.