Azule Iretta-2 E-Bike Review
250W 48V Moped-Style electric bike
The Iretta-2 is sold in blue and black, this is the 250W EU legal version, but you can also purchase the 750W version from the Azule website.
I absolutely love the look of this bike, it’s got a nice kind of retro, moped vibe going on, the seat, the frame design, and the endless customization possibilities.
I may be wrong, but it reminds me a bit of the famous Super 73 bike.
The one-size aluminum alloy frame is lightweight and the welds are well-made. The legal version does not have a throttle, so it can be very difficult for tall riders to pedal, but it is suitable for people from 150 cm to 190 cm.
When it comes to size, the seat post is fixed and not adjustable, but repositioning the rider on the saddle gives you a whole new riding experience.
The recommended maximum load is 150 kg.
The wheels are 20-inch alloys with pretty wide tires. The 20 by 4×1/4 tires have lower rolling resistance and noise and look like motorcycle tires, but are much lighter.
You can see on the inside of the wheels here, that’s a nice touch, a bit difficult to keep it clean, but it’s a nice touch! The mudguards are optional, as well as the footrests and rear rack.
Looking at the handlebars, the rubber grips are really nice and comfortable, the left lever controls the front brake and the right does the rear.
The “Logan” brakes are hydraulic 160 mil rotors, soft to push, and powerful stopping the bike shortly when used. To make the bike safer the brakes are equipped with motor inhibitors that cut the motor power when pushed.
On the left side is the small colorful LCD display, this basically controls all the settings on this bike.
You can change the pedal-assist modes, adjust the bike settings and get detailed information about the current speed, remain in battery range and odometer.
Azule Iretta-2 Specs
Frame: 6061# Aluminum Alloy – Folding Fatbike
Hub motor: 750W high-speed
Battery: 48V 12.8AH – Lithium battery
Display: YL80C LCD
Fork: Front suspension only
Brakes: Mechanical disc brake with motor inhibitors
Derailleur: Shimano Tourney 7 Speeds
Tires: Chao Yang 20″ x 4″ Fat Tyre
Power Assistance Level: 5 levels ( programable )
Suitable Height: 150cm-200cm max load 150kg
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If you press and hold the up button it will actually turn the lights on and obviously if press it again it will turn it off. Another cool feature is the rear breaking lights that work with the headlight on and off as well.
The 60 cm seat looks great but it isn’t really soft. It is comfortable and can fit two people, but the edges are too hard. One thing I’ve noticed is that the Ireta logo is kind of disintegrating.
It doesn’t bother me, I’ve informed Azule bikes about the issue.
When you’re ready to go you just need to press the power button on the side of the battery, then press and hold the power button at the display for a couple of seconds and you are good to go.
Select the pedal-assist mode you want. The first and second mode offers almost no support, while mode four and five do all the work for you.
The pedal assist reacts fast, with almost no delay stating the motor and it cuts off as soon as you stop pedaling.
I have the EU model which is limited compared to the 750W model, the maximum speed from the factory is 25km/h but the speed limit can be changed to up to 32km/h.
The Bafang 250W 80 Nm motor is pretty quiet and I really like its sound.
It can easily climb steep hills.
Due to EU laws, we cannot have actually throttle for road use here in Poland. Azule Bikes is a Spanish brand that follows the EU regulations as they are supposed to.
When you are pedaling the motor will kick in and assist you up to 25 km/h and it is pretty torquey.
The 48V 12.8 Ah LG battery is removable so you can unlock it remove and actually charge it elsewhere or just charge it while it’s attached to the bike.
It takes around 7 or 8 hours to charge and the rance on a single charge is about 70 kilometers.
Of course, the range depends on the rider’s weight, heigh,t and riding style.
If I run out of battery I can obviously ride this bike back home, but honestly riding it without the power supply is not very good. The bike weighs about 28 Kg and this amazing retro, the moped-style bike is not made for long pedaling travels. Extra batteries can be purchased from Azule at any time.
By the way, fat tires are also ideal for off-road riding. You can also take the bike to the beach or use it in the snow.
The front suspension has no adjustment options, is not too soft or too hard, and makes a comfy ride combined with the fat tires. The front fork tripe tree looks great and comes with fork bumpers to protect against unexpected impacts.
The seat and handlebars cannot be adjusted in terms of height but the handlebars can be tilted back and forth.
Although the Iretta-2 is a new electric bike, it doesn’t provide any app control or external connectivity. The battery has a USB port for charging your cell phone, but that’s it.
So far, Iretta-2 is only sold on the Azule website and the base version is priced at €1999. The bike is configurable and there are many optional items you can think of for your convenience.
The bike comes with a two-year warranty and the battery warranty is only one year.
Once dispatched it was here in about 10 days.
If your bike needs to be repaired, Azule Bikes will refund all services during the warranty period.
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Is it worth almost 2000 euros? I mean, it’s a lot of money to spend on a bike, but it is about the quality, with selected parts such as the Bafang motor, LG batteries, and Shimano setup, it is comfortable and safe to ride, It’s got a pretty decent range, and shipped from Spain.
It looks great and is easy to customize, so I plan to customize it soon. I’m considering a huge custom headlight, new taillights, and a few other minor tweaks.
For me personally, it is worth the money and last few weeks I’ve been using it a lot, a lot more than my own car.
So if you are in the market for a new electric bike, you should consider the Azule Iretta-2 as well.
I would honestly recommend this bike to everyone.
Azule Iretta-2 - Pictures
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