The 2017 iZip Dash has arrived! Yes, we are well into 2017 but hey- thats how we do it out here in Hawaii. The Dash is no stranger to our lineup of electric bikes. In fact it has been a staple and one of our most popular speedy commuters to date. Starting back in 2015, the Dash sported a 500watt rear hub drive with mechanical brakes and did not come with any add-ons. Fast forward to 2017 and boy have things changed.
To start, the Dash was reintroduced in 2016 with a 350 watt TranzX mid-drive system. Mid drives have become more and more popular over the years with manufactures. Their benefits include a more balanced platform, standard front & rear wheels (much easier to do maintenance, flat repairs, etc.), mechanical leverage on all of the gears, improved hill climbing ability, better efficiency, & more. The voltage remains at 48, allowing the the bike to still reach speeds of up to 28mph while now having much greater climbing ability. The Dash then came standard with fenders, a sturdy rear rack, and integrated lighting. What a package!
Now in 2017 the Dash has been updated yet again. More subtle this time with improved lighting, a new color scheme, upgraded front fork (now Rock Shox) & updated drivetrain. The bike now sports a new sleek downtime battery that sits snugly inside the downtime (where as previous year models were more "bolted on"). Water bottle mounts have been included and are greatly appreciated. Perhaps the biggest change is the raw aluminum frame color which simply looks badass. Raw finishes are normally priced at a premium. However the 2017 Dash remains a great value priced at $2599.