Dawes ARC II Folding 2021 - Electric Folding Bike

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Product Description

You may have guessed from the name, but the new Tern ARC II is an improved version of thr previously very popular ARC folding electric bike. Not only does an electric bike offer the convenience of allowing you to get further, quicker…but this model also neatly folds away to be stored at home, at the office or on public transport. The frame has received the greatest improvement with its more sleek looking design, and the battery is discretely hidden away inside the tubing. Not only does it power the 250W rear motor, but it also has a port for charging mobile devices on the move too! On a full charge, you’ll have no issues riding approximately 30-35km which should be more than enough for most commuters and leisure cyclists alike. And, as with all our e-bikes, you can charge the battery on or off the bike.

We find the 20″ wheel size offers the perfect blend of comfort, stability and speed whilst also being small enough to fold down to an easy to manage size.

All of this, coupled with a fully adjustable, telescopic handlebar stem, 550mm seat post, powerful mechanical disc brakes and a Shimano 6 speed drivetrain we think any Arc to follow this is going to have a lot to live up to!


All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Dawes 6061 Unisex Folding Frame with integrated 6.6Ah battery
Fork:Rigid fork with disc mount
Headset:1.1,8” Threaded, Semi Integrated
Stem:Alloy Quick Release Telescopic Stem
Bars:Dawes Flat bar, 3 degree backsweep, 600mm wide
Front Brake:Mechanical Disc Brakes, 160mm Rotor
Rear Brake:Mechanical Disc Brakes, 160mm Rotor
Brake Lever:Alloy lever
Rear Mech:Shimano Altus RD-TZ500 6spd
Shifters:Shimano Revoshift SL-RS35 6 speed
Speed:6
Rims:Double Wall Alloy, 20″
Front Hub:36H, Alloy Disc Hub
Rear Hub:36H, Alloy Disc Hub
Spokes:13G
Front Tyre:20 x 1.75″ City Tyres
Rear Tyre:20 x 1.75″ City Tyres
Seat Post:34mm x 550mm
Saddle:Dawes Comfort Saddle
Chainset:Prowheel 170mm cranks, 52T chainring
Bottom Bracket:68 x 122.5mm unit
Chain:KMC
Cassette:Shimano 14-28T
Pedals:9/16” axle, Folding Pedals
Battery (Wh):250
Motor:68 x 122.5mm Unit
User Interface:Handlebar mounted LED Display

Electric Bike Size Guide

Electric Bike Bike Size Chart

Height

e Bike Size

e Road Bike Size

e Mountain Bike Size*

4’8” – 5’1”

143 – 155 cm

XXS

44 cm

13” (33 cm)

5’1” – 5’4”

155 – 163 cm

XS

48 cm

15” (38 cm)

5’4” – 5’7”

163 – 170 cm

S

51 cm

16” (41 cm)

5’7” – 5’10”

170 – 178 cm

M

54 cm

18” (46cm)

5’10” – 6’0”

178 – 183 cm

L

56 cm

19” (48cm)

6’0” – 6’3”

183 – 191 cm

XL

58 cm

20” (51 cm)

6’3” – 6’5”

191 – 196 cm

XXL

60 cm

21” (53 cm)

6’5” – 6’9”

196 – 205 cm

XXXL

62 cm

22” (56 cm)

* Mountain bikes are sized differently to road bikes. Typically, they are sized in inches as the first MTBs were produced in the USA. European brands like Lapierre and Haibike like to use centimeters for all their bikes. The measurements of their mountain bikes doesn’t match their road bikes but is like a simple conversion from the inches measurement. This is why we have included cm measurements in brackets for the e mountain bike column.

 See our bike size guide for more on bike sizing

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Electric Bike Guide

What is an electric bike? 

A bicycle with an electric motor and battery which supplements your natural pedalling power. Also known as e-bikes or pedelecs, no licence is required and you can ride them in the same places as regular bikes. 

How does an electric bike work? 

Riding an ebike is very simple, just start pedalling and the electric motor will help you along. The assist is most noticeable when starting off and climbing will seem almost effortless.  

How fast can I ride an electric bike? 

The electric motor is restricted by law to offer assistance only up to 15.5mph. You can of course ride an e-bike faster than that but you will be relying on your own pedal power over 15.5mph. 

Are they heavier than ordinary bikes? 

Electric bikes are 7 to 10kg heavier than ordinary bikes due to the extra weight of the motor and battery. You won’t really notice this extra weight while pedalling thanks to the electric assist. E-bikes handle well too as the extra weight is slung down low making them nice and stable. 

Can I vary the power output? 

Yes, the motors have different power modes so you can choose how much assist you need. The higher power modes will get you up to speed quicker but will use up the battery capacity faster.  

How far can I ride on one charge? 

The range of an ebike will depend on the battery size as well as the amount of assist the motor gives you. For example, cycling up hills requires more assist than riding on the flat. Battery capacity is measured in Watt Hours (Wh). A 400Wh battery pack will give you a range of 20 – 90 power assisted miles. While a 500Wh pack offers 30 – 140 miles 

How can I tell how much charge is left in the battery? 

The batteries have a charge indicator so you can easily tell how much is remaining. In addition to this many e-bikes have a display unit on the handlebars. This shows battery capacity as well as other data like speed and predicted range. 

Can I still ride it if the battery is flat? 

Yes, it will ride just like an ordinary bike (if a little slower due to the extra weight) once the battery is flat. You can also choose to switch the power assist off to save battery power. 

Can I take the battery off the bike to charge it? 

Yes, electric bike batteries can be charged either on or off the bike. The batteries are locked on to the bike, for security, but are easy to remove so you can charge them in work ready for the commute home.  

How long does it take to recharge the battery? 

The lithium ion batteries on most e-bike are quick to charge. A 400Wh battery pack will take about 3.5 hours to fully charge from flat. A 300Wh battery will charge in about 2.5hrs. 

What type of electric bike should I choose? 

As with any bike, the type you choose will depend on where you want to ride. The difference with ebikes is that you don’t have to worry so much about rolling resistance as the electric motor will overcome that. Up to 15.5mph an electric mountain bike will be just as quick as an electric road or hybrid bike. Road and hybrid bikes will offer an increased range however as they are more efficient. 

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We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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