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The Volta is the best smart e-bike to conquer your commute, and it’s $500 off right now

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Pure Cycles was founded by three best friends who turned their mutual love of bikes into a booming business. Now they’ve focused their eye for design and spirit of innovation on the world of urban transportation. After years of research and development, countless prototypes, and a 45-day Kickstarter campaign that raised over $440,000, Pure Cycles has created the Volta Electric Bike—one of the most advanced e-bikes ever made. And you can get it today for 25% off the regular price.

Thanks to its team of engineers from all over the world, the Volta strikes the perfect balance of cycling-snob craftsmanship, commuter-friendly features, and high-tech bells and whistles (to be clear, the bike features neither a bell nor a whistle).

The Hardware

This compact, 35-pound bicycle includes a 250W rear hub motor to assist with pedaling, powered by a 5.8aH lithium-ion battery, stealthily concealed within the bike’s top tube. When working in unison, these components provide up to 40 miles of range, with speeds topping 20 MPH. Regenerative braking helps extend the battery life, but a full charge takes just two hours. Meanwhile, you can switch between the bike’s four modes depending on your cycling style: “Power” for maximum oomph, “Eco” for maximum mileage, “Smart” for a sensible balance between the two, and “Bike” for classic cruising.

Volta’s variable gear setups expand its customization even further. You can outfit it with a traditional 8-speed chain, or choose a low-maintenance, single-speed belt drive. No matter which you pick, you’ll enjoy smooth, motor-assisting pedaling without any intimidating buttons and throttles complicating your ride.

Get Smart

Then there’s the Volta app, which may seem like an obligatory add-on for this “smart” product, but is actually a valuable supplement for getting the most out of your bike. For example, if thieves start tampering with the bike when you’re not around, the app will send you a notification so you can quickly call the cops, or Batman, or whoever watches over the bikes in your hood. It also features GPS tracking, so if the thieves do succeed in lifting it, you can follow their trail. If you’re cycling for fitness, you can use the app’s workout log to track your trips and monitor your calories burned. You can even dial in custom motor and battery settings to achieve maximum efficiency with every ride.

Capping off this impressive array of selling points is Volta’s versatile cargo bay, reactive brake lights, and smart front and rear lights that automatically engage after dark. Whether you’re heading to work with a ton of gear in tow, or heading home in the wee hours of the night, this lean, mean, commuting machine will take good care of you.

The Volta Electric Bike normally retails for around two grand, but this deal brings that price down to just $1,499 for a limited time.

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