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Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by Mac @webbline

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Compton Eco-Bike MTR-031-NAV (CDR King) Review

I just bought a Compton Eco-Bike from CDR-King for Php 11,900.00. The good news is that they offer 0% interest for 6 months if you use a Metrobank credit card, so it’s basically Php 1,983.33 per month for 6 months.

When it comes to cuteness this one wins it all. I love the sleek, foldable design and the very fact that it doesn’t look like a scooter or motorbike. Upon purchase, CDR-King will give you “papers” and among those is the one that you’ll show to LTO personnel if they mistakenly identify yours as a motorbike, that is, if you’re being stopped during a surprise road inspection.

Now, behind the cuteness comes the heaviness. Yup, it’s compact and heavy and if my assumption is correct, the battery pack itself weighs about 40% of its entirety. You’ll know this because every time you need to recharge it, you’re going to pull the battery off from its cradle. CDR-King technician told me that initial recharge should be about 13 hours after first use and 6-8 hours going forward. The provided charger has a LED indicator, when it’s GREEN it means you’re done and RED means it’s still charging. For a fully-charged battery, I get 28 km. or so at 25 km/h speed. Of course, speed and distance varies depending on how heavy you are, the type of road and the angle of elevation.

Assisted pedaling is supported after cranking 2 complete cycles. By then, you’ll feel the motor starts to kick in which is pretty useful when you’re climbing a slope without ever using the handle grip. Not very useful though when there’s someone in front close to you or going downhill because you won’t be able to stop it for a few seconds. I suspect that the controller counts how many times you crank the pedal and it gives this much revolution to the back wheel. By the way, assisted pedaling is also a great way to save battery juice, at least that’s what the brochure says.

Almost every part of this eco-bike is adjustable from the frame, seat collar to the stem. This means storage isn’t a problem for this model. Also, CDR-King sells accessories, yey! At their SM outlet, I saw brake systems, chains, batteries, mirrors, LEDs, etc. that are being sold separately.

What I don’t like with this eco-bike is when I need to pull a tire out for a fix. There are a lot of common bolts you need to unscrew to do that. Small bolts that catch rust easily, unscrew them forcefully and you got a problem of stuck screws in front of you. With that, I need to buy a WD40 lubricant at this early.

The front brake appears clumsy and it makes a lot of noise when I use it. They tried to fix it upon purchase but apparently didn’t work out, so I guess bringing this to the bike experts will solve the issue.

The controller is a dirt-catcher and it’s unfortunate that the device that controls the entire bike system is awkwardly located behind the crankset, below the battery cradle. Pretty much every wire go here and it’s a shame it’s not even a flood-proof. Driving during heavy downpour or into a flooded road is a big no no!


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Anonymous
Anonymous

mao vah,unsa diay nang spoke hahaha,,,naa pud koy Compton e-bike,dili ko kaabot sa akoa balay pabalik ma low batt na,nay ni sugest nako nga ilisan lang daw ang battery from 9ah to 12ah,wala gyud ko ka gets sa iya buot ipasabot oi…

Anonymous
Anonymous

mao gyud,wala gyuy spoke available,paita…ingnon lang ka nga ila na gi ilisan ug laing supplier ang nag supply sa Compton-ebike kay dili daw maka provide spare parts….

Gino
Gino

The big problem about this bike is replacement parts especially for real wheel spoke. I can’t find any store that sell this.

CDRKING is irresponsible not to have stock for this hard to find parts. Spoke is common part that always break especially if the load is heavy and the bike also has no suspension.

Don’t buy this one if you don’t want to have problem looking for parts available.

Antony Reyes
Antony Reyes
I’ve recently bought 1 like this as a personal x’mas gift for myself.We bought the same kind of model of this Compton ecobike meaning in everything.You complain of the noise that generates in the front wheel its from the brake shoe pads.Have it adjusted at a bike shop if it still occurs then you need to apply some wax on the tire rims,just a bit to smooth out the rough surface.I added also a digital speedometer of Cateye,its already complete as odometer,tire pressure sensor,rpm and time indicator.To be able to bring the charger I salvaged a small bag,add in a 3 mtr extention outlet,it helps when 1 make a pitstop at a place that allows it to be charged.The bike does have a let down,its headlight is at 24V so using it continously consumes battery power.If on a well lighted road turn it off but have a red flasher on to give notice to others specially incoming vehicles.Lastly,it ain’t no smooth ride since there’s no suspension on the front forks so expect a lot of bone jarring while biking.Still,it has room for improvements.The latest compton model is heavier because the front wheel is now a drum brake system compared to… Read more »
Maria Theresa Olesco
Maria Theresa Olesco

i need to buy one ASAP. I live in Las Piñas City. Where can I buy this comptons electronic bike

Rob
Rob

Mam, try to visit different branch of cal eco bike or you can call the contact nos of cdrking and ask them the branch (that sells ebike) which is nearest to your location 🙂

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