If you're looking for a bike that will simply make you smile, the 'Superlite' from the New Zealand based company 'Melo Yelo' is an great bet!
While the Superlite is an excellent choice for commuting due to it's lightweight nature, it really shines when you take it on adventures. We've tested it on many famous New Zealand rail trails like the Lake Dunstan trail and it performed exceptionally.
As always, we review bikes with the 3 most common consumer questions:
- Is it comfortable?
- Is it fit for purpose?
- Is it good value for money?
So, is it comfortable?
There is ALOT to say about the comfort of the Superlite by Melo Yelo!
As a rider who has explored many beautiful landscapes of New Zealand, from the winding roads of the Crown Ranges to scenic rail trails like the Otago Rail Trail and the Dunstan Trail, I can attest to the genuine comfort that the Superlite offers, especially for those of us looking for something that doesn't hurt the old back! More on this next...
The reason that the Superlite is so comfortable lies mostly in it's geometry (geometry are the angles that the frame is made up of and determines how it rides and feels). The geometry of the Superlite promotes a healthy posture that keeps you upright, an ode to the joy of pain-free rides. No more enduring that familiar ache from hunching over – the Superlite understands the value of a relaxed back.
Stepping onto the bike, a sense of effortlessness takes over. The 'step-through' frame design isn't just a feature; it's a gateway to a world where mounting and dismounting are gracefully simple. For riders like me who appreciate the joys of cycling but value ease, this design is a welcomed embrace.
Now, let's talk power – a surge that doesn't overpower. The Bafang M420 electric motor, flawlessly integrated into the lightweight frame, is a symphony of propulsion. As I navigated the Otago Rail Trail, a trail that intertwines history with breathtaking views, the Superlite effortlessly glided, offering electric assistance when needed, without compromising the joy of pedaling.
But comfort isn't just about mechanics; it's about an evolving partnership. The Superlite, my trusted companion through the twists of the Dunstan Trail, has grown with me. It's more than a bicycle; it's a testament to a design that caters to the evolving needs of us riders.
So, when I talk about the Superlite's comfort, it's not a mere advertisement; it's a reflection of my own experiences. It's about embracing the ease of stepping onto a bike that understands the journey – a bike that's not just a mode of transportation, but a companion on the roads and trails that define New Zealand's beauty.
Is the Superlite fit for purpose?
The Superlite by Melo Yelo isn't just a bike; it's a purposeful revelation.
Trust me, I don't just rave about any old bike!
Engineered for lightweight performance and adorned with a step-through frame, it's your gateway to uncovering hidden New Zealand gems, all while keeping your comfort in mind.
Having explored quite a few New Zealand rail trails firsthand, I can affirm its suitability for the task at hand. Weighing in at a "super light" (see what I did there;) 22kg, it's the embodiment of balance, nimble cornering, and effortless mounting and dismounting.
If you're transitioning from a conventional bike or rekindling your love for cycling, its weight offers an immediate boost of confidence.
As I embraced rail-trails, the Superlite proved its mettle. This isn't about endorsements; it's about sharing my journey. On the Superlite the hidden corners of New Zealand become accessible, each turn a testament to its purpose-driven design.
So, does it fulfill its purpose? Without a doubt. This isn't marketing hype; it's a rider's experience, lived on the trails of New Zealand, powered by a bike that's as sincere as it is effective.
Is the Superlite good value for money?
The question of value for money often boils down to the experience a product offers. With the Superlite by Melo Yelo, you truly get an experience that transcends price tags — Although this is not to say that it isn't a good price, because it is!
At $5695 NZD, the cost might seem like a big number, but it's an investment in memories and exploration. Consider this – it's not just a price; it's a gateway to confident riding and exploration of some of the best views that New Zealand has to offer on a bike. It's the feeling of balance, the thrill of cornering, and the ease of mounting and dismounting – intangibles that make every ride worthwhile. Every pedal stroke becomes an investment in discovery, each corner a testament to the bike's meticulous design.
And here's the kicker: when it comes to lightweight e-bikes in the step-through category, the Superlite shines as a beacon of affordability. As a rider who's ventured through the landscape of options, I can confidently affirm that this price, for the lightest step-through e-bike I've encountered, is truly commendable.
For me, the Superlite isn't just a bike; it's an embodiment of value that goes beyond currency. Its cost is an acknowledgment that certain experiences are priceless, and the investment resonates every time I set out on another journey.
And perhaps the most underrated part of buying a Melo Yelo e-bike is the unmatched customer service you'll receive from Melo Yelo (if you ever need it, not much ever goes wrong with these bikes!). These guys are super on to it when it come to honoring warranty's, answering questions and making sure that you are getting the best out of your bike!
If you have any questions or want to test ride don't hesitate to pop into E-Mega at 484 Cranford street, Redwood, Christchurch. Or if you've heard enough - Order yours now here