When a Tailwind has your back,

anywhere is possible.

Get more of what you want and a battery that extends the possibilities.

 
TAILWIND
2021 Commuter/Urban

 

$2,329 - 13Ah battery
ON SALE: $2,049

$2579 - 17Ah battery
ON SALE: $2,249

 
​The Tailwind is the perfect light and nimble commuter for around the corner,
around the block, around the town or around the countryside.

If you like riding a regular bike, you'll LOVE riding the Tailwind!

 

Athletic, sporty, smooth and quick, this sleek and stylish commuter is loved for it's maneuverability, comfort and pure riding enjoyment.

The Tailwind's popular mid-bar design and mountain bike geometry provide excellent stability and the ease of stepping over the frame to get on and off.

Like all Acey DC E-Bikes, the ride tech magically transforms your pedals to make the Tailwind twice as fun to ride and twice as easy to pedal.

The quick-adjust handlebar stem (no tools required) takes only seconds to raise the handlebars, reduce your forward lean and customize your fit and riding style. Nice feature on longer rides to stop and change your weight distribution and be on your way in seconds.

Class 2 E-Bike – 20MPH, 500W Motor, Throttle

Intended Use: Urban, bike paths, hard packed trails and roads

Battery: 13Ah, 624 watt hours.

Range: 20-25 miles throttle only, 35-60 PAS (depends on PAS level.)

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: 17”

Step Over Height: 19.5”

Total Weight: 60 pounds (51.2 lbs. - without battery)

Battery: 8.8 pounds

Max Load: 255 pounds (rider + cargo)

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QUICK LOOK: KEY FEATURES

 

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HIGH-TECH RIDE-TECH

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:

Torque Sensor

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.

​Summary:

​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 ride.

​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 - 13Ah, 624WH

The "fuel tank" for your PAS 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.

 

Venture/Tailwind - The commuter's batteries are semi-integrated in the down tube and feature 25% more battery, for longer distances.

Features:

  • 48V, 13Ah, 624 watt hours

  • Port for charging on or off the bike.

  • USB charging port

  • LED battery level indicator

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:

  • Speed

  • Real-time battery usage

  • Odometer

  • Trip info (time, distance)

  • Range remaining on battery (in miles)

  • Calories burned

  • Top speed (lifetime)

  • Average speed (lifetime)

Half Twist Throttle

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.

The Tailwind features a half-twist throttle located on the right grip. If you need a thumb throttle, we can arrange. We use twist throttles because it's easier to clamp you hand over the throttle, holding it in place as you normally grip for constant, steady speed. We do have left thumb throttles in stock.

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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 Tailwind:

Aluminum Frames

The Tailwind electric bike frame is 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. It also makes the electric bike more efficient and easier to pedal than a heavier steel frame.

The down tube (from steering head to pedals) is engineered to provide stability and strength while also holding the battery inside the tube.

Paint:

All Acey DC E-Bikes have a clear coat of paint. In the case of the Tailwind, white and mint green have a high gloss shine, while the black has a matte coat that pebbles the surface, refracting the reflection and causing a "dull shine."

 

Technical: According to Wikipedia, T6 is the strongest 6061 aluminum alloy. It has an "ultimate tensile strength" of at least 42,000 psi (pounds per square inch). The fatigue limit under cyclic load is 14,000 psi for 500,000,000 completely reversed cycles.

E-Bike Rated, Flat Resistant Tires

SIZE: 26" x 1.75"

TYPE: Schwalbe Marathon with 3mm GreenGuard

4.5 STARS:  Durability, Dry Grip, Flat Protection

3.5 Stars: Speed, Wet Grip.

 

Getting a flat tire on ANY bike is a buzzkill. When it happens a mile down the road or halfway to school or work, you can only hope your day gets better.

 

No worries, the Tailwind's Schwalbe Marathon tires have 3mm of flat protection with their GreenGuard technology.

 

The Original

The archetypal high quality touring tire. The highly elastic GreenGuard layer is 3 mm thick. One third of the GreenGuard is made up of recycled latex products. The “Anti-Aging” sidewall can withstand cracking from overloading or insufficient inflation pressure.

 

E-Bike ready, approved and tested for electric bikes up to 30 mph.

Front and Rear Lights

The AXENDO 60 headlight and Elips 6-LED taillight are powered by the main battery and controlled by the thumb control and the light sensor on the display.

 

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 Elips taillight has 6 super-bright LED lights in an elliptical ring around a large reflector. The rear light functions as a brake light during the day and a very powerful taillight at night.

The lights are turned on manually by pressing and holding the light button on the control pad for 2 seconds.

The light sensor on the display will automatically turn on the front and rear lights when you enter a tunnel, ride in the shadows under a forest canopy or as the sun sets.

SR Suntour Suspension Fork

SR Suntour NEX suspension fork with 63mm of travel and preload adjustment smooths your way down a bike path or city street....

Suntour NEX suspension forks are perfect for smoothing your commute, bike path adventures and wanderlust.

A suspension fork that offers a coil spring with preload adjustment, alloy lowers and 28mm nickel plated stanchions. Intended for urban, trek and commuting.

 

 

  • Alloy lowers

  • Steel alloy stanchion with nickel plated finish

  • Coil spring with preload adjuster under cap

  • Front Axle Type: Quick Release

  • Negative Spring: Coil

  • Positive Spring: Coil

  • Stanchion Diameter: 28mm

  • Steerer Type: Straight

  • Travel: 63mm

8-Speed Drivetrain

We use higher-quality components for performance, rideability and longevity.

 

The Tailwind features the smooth and dependable shifting from Shimano Acera and Altus components.

 

The RapidFire Plus shifter moves the chain up and down through the gears with reliable 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 approaching hills.

​​T = Teeth on Gear

The Tailwind 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.

You won't look like a hamster in a wheel, legs a whirling blur, when you ride your Tailwind at top speed. You'll always find the perfect gear for your speed, terrain and riding style.

Manual 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 oversized discs to strong and dependable brakes, the Tailwind was designed to stop before it was designed to go.

The Tektro Aries braking system is a manual brake system - the cable is directly attached to the lever and brake. Pulling the brake lever pulls the cable, which pulls the brake pads against the disc. Improperly run brake lines can be hard to pull, but the Tailwind was carefully designed to prevent cable binding.

 

We combined the powerful brakes with larger, 180mm discs on the front and rear for amazing stopping power and critically important heat dissipation.

 

​​Brake Levers

The brake levers are also motor cut-off switches and a slight squeeze will kill the motor without applying the brakes. They also activate your rear light as a brake light during daylight hours. (At night we use all six LEDs to make sure you're seen from behind.)

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 Tailwind 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.

Saddle

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 Tailwind features Freccia gel saddles from Selle Royal, an Italian company known for more than 50 years of quality.

It's a versatile saddle for a versatile e-bike. The Freccia is designed for the Athletic riding position of the Tailwind's geometry and is particularly suitable for trekking and commuting.

Foam Matrix

The foam matrix open cell structure confers increased elasticity and breathability to guarantee a durable and comfortable saddle.

 

Integrated Clip System

A patented clip system positioned at the rear of the saddle for easy attachment of a Selle Royal saddle bag, flashing lights or other accessory.

Rear Rack

No rattle. No jiggle. No weak attachment points.

 

The Tailwind's rack is aluminum and securely bolted directly to the seat stays. It has a spring clamp to secure smaller cargo and compatible with panniers or saddle bags.

 

  • The tail light is attached to the rear of the rack.

  • The rack can hold up to 55 pounds of weight.

  • Solid construction

  • Removeable

  • Matte black

ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBARS

Long arms, short arms; long torso, short torso: people come in all shapes and sizes. So we make the Tailwind as adjustable as possible to adapt to all the different ways that make you unique.

Stop. Adjust. Go. No Tools Required.

Want to change your position (weight distribution) on a long ride?

 

Want more forward lean to cut through the wind and conserve battery?

Arrive at your destination and want to sit more upright to look around?

Hold the switch on the side of the stem while you lift the handle and rotate the handlebars up or down. Close the handle until it clicks, locking it in place.

 

It only takes seconds to get a different perspective of the road.

 

NOTE: The Tailwind's hybrid mountain bike frame has a forward lean and is built for commuting, errands, joyriding and an athletic riding experience. Adjusting the handlebars to the top position will not provide a comfort bike posture.

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SPECS

 

TAILWIND

 

CLASS 2 E-BIKE

20MPH, 500W Motor, Throttle on Demand

INTENDED USE:

Urban, bike paths and maintained trails and roads

--- FIT ---

​SEAT TUBE LENGTH: 17”

REACH: 17.5" (Horizontal distance between the center of the bottom bracket and the center of the top of the head tube.)

 

STAND OVER - Sloping Top Bar

  - At seat tube: 29”

  - Standing zone in front of seat: 24”

  - Recommended height: 5'2" to 5"10"

TOTAL WEIGHT: 57.6 pounds (48.8 lbs. + 8.8 lbs. battery)

 

MAXIMUM LOAD

275 pounds = rider + cargo

--- ELECTRONICS ---

 

BATTERY: 13Ah (624Wh) battery with genuine Samsung 18650 Cells - standard 800 charge cycles and 4-6 hour charge.

SYSTEM VOLTAGE: 48V

CONTROLLER: Advanced 15A sine-wave controller

PAS ALGORITHM: Custom


CHARGER: D-Power 54.6V, 2.0A charger

 

BRUSHLESS GEARED HUB MOTOR:500W Brushless Bafang Geared Hub Motor with 45Nm of Torque and 720 peak watts of power.

DISPLAY:
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, Calories burned, Battery Status. There's also a Light sensor which automatically turns on your lights at dark.

LIGHTS:
Front Spanninga Axendo 60 Lux LED Headlight, Rear Spaninga Elips - both are wired to main battery and controlled with the display.

 

PEDAL ASSIST LEVELS:
User programmable for 3, 5 or 9 levels.

 

WALK MODE:

Press and hold the minus key on the control pad and your bike will "walk" beside you - even up steps and staircases!

SENSORS
Authentic Bottom Bracket Torque Sensor with Internal Cadence Sensor, Light Sensor in display.

 

THROTTLE

Max. speed = 20mph. Right half-twist throttle.

WIRING
Internally routed through the frame, water resistant connectors.

USB PORTS
1 Display, 1 Battery: 5V, .5 Amp

 --- BIKE COMPONENTS ---

BRAKE LEVERS
EZ-Pull aluminum alloy e-brake levers with motor cutoff and daytime brake light.

MANUAL DISC BRAKES
Tektro Aries MD-300

 

BRAKE DISCS

Front and Rear 180mm discs for greater stopping power and heat dissipation

FRONT CHAIN RING

42T compatible to torque sensor.

 

CASSETTE
8-Speed Shimano Acera Hyperglide, CS-HG41-8, 11T-32T

CHAIN
KMC Rust Buster

 

CRANKSET
Aluminum Alloy Crankset, Chainring Guard

DERAILLEUR
8-Speed Shimano Acera 360

FENDERS
Front and rear aluminum "no rattle" fenders

FORK
SR Suntour NEX with 63mm Travel. Preload adjustment under cap.

 

FRAME
6061 Aluminum Alloy - very sturdy and rust resistant.

GRIPS
Rubber grips with mechanical lock.

HANDLEBARS
Promax, 1" rise, 8 degree sweep, 25.5" width

HEADSET & STEM
Neco Headset, Promax Quick-Adjust Stem

KICKSTAND
Rustproof aluminum with large plastic foot pad. Located by rear wheel.

PEDALS
Wellgo CrMo axle, forged aluminum platform with 11 pins and reflectors

RACK
Rear: Integrated rack is securely attached on the seat stays. Supports up to 55 lbs of the total load limit of 275 pounds.

 

RIMS
HJC Mundial DA 2000 - 26", double wall, aluminum alloy 6061-T6

 

SEATPOST CLAMP
Promax Quick Release

 

SADDLE
Selle Royal Freccia Gel Saddle, Italian
 

SEATPOST CLAMP
Promax Quick Release

SHIFT LEVER
Shimano Rapidfire Plus
 

SPOKES
13 Gauge 256/258L Black Stainless Steel Spokes

TIRES
26’’ x 1.75’’ Schwalbe Marathon with 3mm flat protection barrier and a reflective sidewall stripe

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WARRANTY - 18 MONTHS

 

 

We have high standards. We use better, more dependable parts; independent, third party quality control; and a manufacturer with a proven quality record through manufacturing other popular U.S., Canadian and European brands. We also assemble, test and inspect every e-bike prior to shipping.

 

Unfortunately, some issues can only be revealed with time in actual riding conditions. So if you are experiencing problems with your Acey DC E-Bike, and you are the original owner, please contact us right away. We'll get you back in the saddle as quickly as possible!

 

​Acey DC E-Bikes Warranty Service

The following warranty provides each original owner of an Acey DC E-Bike with a Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, as stated below:

  • 1.5 Years – Serviced by Acey DC E-Bikes – The entire bike except seat and tires (1 yr).

  • Extended Part Warranty – Serviced by Original Manufacturer  – All bicycle parts and components (excluding seat) have a 2-year warranty from the original manufacturer of the part. It provides an additional six months of coverage for your bike parts and components.

 

Batteries will be replaced on a pro-rated basis beginning month seven from date of sale.

 

This warranty covers manufacturing defects, not wear and tear caused by general usage.

For full warranty terms and conditions click here.

 

 
 

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SHIPPING - $100

LOWER 48 STATES

 

 

SHIPPING COSTS: The cost of our shipping is less than the actual shipping cost and we lose money on every bike we ship. We no longer offer free shipping because: 1) we'd rather be honest about the cost and not raise our prices and pretend it's free; and 2) We sell the majority of our e-bikes locally and built in shipping costs makes it confusing to have a "local" price and a "national" price.

IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTICE! SIGNATURE REQUIRED!

All deliveries will be insured and therefore will require an adult's signature for delivery. You will be provided with tracking information after your order is processed so you can anticipate delivery - generally 3-5 business days.

SHIPPING AREA:

Currently, we are shipping only to the lower 48 states.

 

FREE FEDEX DELIVERY MANAGER:

The FedEx Delivery Manager allows you to manage your delivery to fit your schedule. You can reschedule delivery time and date, receive delivery notification, change delivery locations and remotely sign for your package if kids, but no adults are at home.

 

FedEx Delivery Manager is a free service: fedex.com/delivery.

RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY:

Please make sure someone is available to accept and secure residential delivery. Keep in mind the box is large and heavy and should not be left unattended in public view - the shipping insurance ends at delivery and does not cover theft or damage after delivery is accepted.

 

BUSINESS ADDRESS:

You may also choose to ship your e-bike to your place of work and have reception or a co-worker sign for it. Make sure you are prepared to transport your e-bike home from the delivery location.

 

FEDEX OFFICE LOCATION:

FedEx Office locations are close to just about everywhere and can accept and hold your delivery for up to five (5) business days until you can pick it up. This is a free service provided by FedEx. Packages can be re-routed to a local FedEx Office location via FedEx Delivery Manager or by entering their address as your shipping destination. Search for locations near you: fedex.com/locate

 

LOCAL BIKE SHOP DELIVERY:

​Most bike shops will unpack, assemble and adjust your e-bike for a small fee, but there are a few that won't work on bikes they don't sell. Please make sure you contact the bike shop in advance to make arrangements and agree on fees prior to entering their delivery information.

 

Please keep in mind that refunds require you to repack the e-bike in it's original packaging, free from stains, odors, insect contamination and animal fluids or droppings. If you have your e-bike delivered to a business address or bike shop you'll want to make sure you keep your original packaging materials safely for the refund period.

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