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NAKTO EBIKES REVIEWS Camel 26"
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Camel 26" one of NAKTO city ebikes,which is NO.1 on the top sale list
NAKTO is a new company to me (reviewers maker from electricbikerview.com )and it looks like they are going for value ebikes at the entry-level. When I say value bike, I really mean it. The Camel here has a rear rack, fenders, suspension, headlight, front basket, throttle, pedal-assist, and even a Shimano drivetrain all for just $649. Sometimes, I don’t know how these companies are able to do it and make any profit. However some of the more basic parts like the brakes, battery, and motor defiantly shed some light on that. So in a nutshell, the Camel is a step-through cruiser going for a relaxed feel with these dutch style handlebars with a little bit of back-sweep to it, basic front suspension fork, and a comfort saddle.
There is some vibration dampening going on too with the steel fork and steel stem, that helps a bit just like that suspension fork. While you do get some 26” x 1.75” tires with a street tread to them, the crank arms are actually smaller at 152mm (the standard size is 170mm). Another unique feature it has a the electric horn instead a bell, the electric horn does a better job of getting people's attention. As I mentioned before, there is a lot of utility like the rear rack. This rack is frame mounted with a height adjustment and uses smaller tubing which can fit a lot of different sized panniers. Meanwhile, the front basket is bolted above and below the head tube so it stays straight when you turn. It is made of plastic so it is probably not meant to carry a ton of weight around, but it did just fine with the battery charger inside during my ride. Other features include a full chain guide, battery integrated headlight, and a kickstand mounted in the rear to eliminate annoying pedal lock when reversing.
Driving the bike is a 250-watt hub motor located in the rear. The 250-watt motor isn’t bad, but it may not be a major hill climber. It doesn’t offer immediate power like some other ebikes, but that can be a good thing if the rider is new or intimidated by the jolt of a stronger ebike. It is powered either via the twist throttle or through cadence based pedal assist. Mechanically, the bike has a 6 speed Shimano Tourney derailleur with a 14-28 tooth cassette and a 44 tooth chainring in the front. The brakes are definitely one of the areas you can tell they went with cost savings. In the front, you have a basic rim brake instead of disc brakes, and in the rear you have even more basic with a drum brake. It should also be noted that the brake levers are switched from the US market, so the front brake lever and back brake lever are on opposite sides of the handlebar.
Powering the bike is a 36v 10.4ah battery. Not a bad size given the motor, and I have defiantly seen smaller batteries on more expensive bikes. However, I am not sure who makes the cells on these, I doubt it is Panasonic, LG, or Samsung. The battery mounts behind the seat and is accessed by flipping a latch underneath the saddle which tilts the saddle forward. Charging is done with a 2amp portable charger which is appropriate for the size of the battery. To really care for this and other lithium-ion packs, I have heard that storing in a cool dry location vs. extreme heat or cold will extend the life and try to keep it about 50% full when not using for long periods so you won’t stress the cells. Try not to let it run down to zero, because that’s really hard on the cell chemistry.
There is no real display to speak of, just a rocker switch and button on the left for the light and horn. On the right is a tiny little readout with a red toggle switch underneath. When the switch is out, the electric system is not active. When it is in, you have the one single mode of pedal assist. There is not speedometer, but I am told that 20mph is the top speed. The LED dots indicate battery level, but it is highly variable since it reads battery level off of current moment of use. Meaning, when you twist the throttle, the battery indicator will go all the way down to show the lowest level and then back up again to its current charge level. This is an occurrence called ‘voltage sag’ that many newer ebike systems have successfully eliminated so you have more accurate readouts.
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