Sailnovo Y1-14 Foldable 14-inch Electric Bike
Sailnovo Y1-14 Foldable 14-inch Electric Bike is a compact and foldable ebike intended for everyday commuting over flat, paved surfaces.
The bike is intended for both teenagers and smaller-framed adults and supports all three ebike ride modes, front and tail lights, dual disc brakes, rear hub electric motor, etc.
Thanks to the combination of good quality, acceptable price, and good performances, the Sailnovo Y1-14 ebike is one of the most popular units in its class. Just be aware that it is not intended for taller people.
Published: June 22, 2023.
Sailnovo Y1-14 Electric Bike Features And Specifications
Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike is powered by a 350W rear-hub electric motor, ensuring a good power-to-weight ratio for lighter riders.
The energy is stored in a 36V 10.4Ah battery, ensuring a relatively long range of ~27 miles (~43 km) in Full Electric Mode.
Note: Actual range depends on the rider's weight and height (air resistance), lowest, maximum, and average speed, terrain type, surface type, etc. 27 miles range is for 110 lbs (50 kg) riders using ebike over flat, cement road.
Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike comes with a battery charger that is able to recharge the battery in 5-6 hours - if You use the bike to commute to work, even if the battery is fully discharged, it will be fully recharged while at work (assuming eight work hours).
The battery is removable, but it is easier to keep it in the bike and charge it there - to remove the battery, among other tasks, one needs to remove two screws below the taillight (for the exact procedure, check the Owner's Guide).
Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike comes with 14-inch (35.6 cm) air-filled tires and a rear suspension system, ensuring a smooth ride over relatively flat terrain - teenagers may enjoy riding over some rougher terrain, but adults going to or from work will prefer smoother surfaces.
In Pedal Assist Mode, Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike offers a much longer range; just be aware that the bike comes with a single-speed pedaling system.
In Pedal-Only mode, the maximum range depends only on the user's endurance.
Despite being relatively small and compact (intended for users between 4'10" and 5'10" (~147-178 cm) and up to 265 pounds (120 kg)), Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike is not the lightest unit around - the ebike weighs 46.5 pounds (21 kg), which is acceptable.
The maximum advertised slope (incline) is 15°, but that is again for lighter users - heavier users should slow down on steep slopes to avoid overheating the motor and battery.
Note: this is normal behavior of all electric bikes, not just the Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike.
The bike features foldable construction, allowing the users to easily store it in the trunk of most cars, especially larger SUVs. The physical dimensions of the bike are:
- Unfolded, ready for use: ~46.3 x 19.1 x 40.2 inches (117.5 x 48.5 x 102 cm),
- Folded, ready for storage: ~46.3 x 10.5 x 26.3 inches (117.5 x 26.5 x 66.8 cm).
The maximum speed of the Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike is 18.6 mph (~30 km/h), but that is for a lighter rider with a fully charged battery over flat terrain - heavier riders over rougher terrain are not able to achieve that speed.
Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike offers 3 different speed modes:
- mode 1 (max ~6.4 mph, ~10 km/h),
- mode 2 (~12.6 mph, ~20 km/h),
- mode 3 (~18.6 mph, ~30 km/h).
Controls are rather intuitive and easy to use - just to be sure, when the unit arrives, read the Owner's Guide to get accustomed to your new ebike.
To improve safety, Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike comes with a headlight and a taillight.
The unit comes with a 1-year limited warranty and is offered in Red, White, Orange, and Blue color.
Long Story Short: Sailnovo Y1-14 electric bike is a very popular model due to its affordable price, high-capacity battery, ease of use, good quality, etc.
Personally, the only drawback is the rider's recommended height of 4'10" and 5'10" (~147-178 cm) - if this ebike fits your needs, consider it for your next electric bike.
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