ECLIPSE AL-D1

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Eclipse AL-D1

Designed to feel equally at home in the city as it is on gravel winding through the mountains. A blend of low weight, comfort and style with an added boost when needed. The Eclipse is the perfect tool for doing whatever you like – whether it’s commuting from work or heading off for an epic adventure. A companion for every part of your life.

Ready for Anything

With a max clearance for a 45c tyre, 46cm flared dropbars, and the versatile SRAM Apex1 1x11 HRD groupset this bike is ready to tackle what ever is thrown at it.

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Lightweight

14.0kg

Clean & Simple

Lightweight, sleek and understated by design. With features such as internal cable routing, optional integrated lighting, and the minimilist ebikemotion system fitted in the downtube and rear hub.

Ebikemotion

  • Motor

    250W 32kph

  • Battery

    36V/6.9A 248Wh ANT+

  • Communication

    Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ LEV

  • Range Extender

    Optional 218Wh range extender

The lightweight MAHLE ebikemotion 36V/250W hub-drive motor system provides 3 smooth levels of power assistance up to a maximum of 32kmh, with near-zero drag in off-mode. Ensuring your ride feels as natural as a standard bike.

Connected

Get connected to view and control the functions of your bike through the dedicated Ebikemotion Android or IOS app for phone and smarthwatch. Or connect with ANT+ to your favourite Garmin device. Once connected login to the web portal to further analyse your rides and much more...

Geometry

SML/MEDLRG/X-LRG
BODY HEIGHT IN CM165 - 178178 - 190
SEAT HEIGHT IN MM (A)683 - 783713 - 813
SEAT TUBE LENGTH IN MM (B)510555
TOP TUBE LENGTH IN MM (C)555591
HEAD TUBE LENGTH IN MM (D)133169
HEAD TUBE ANGLE (E)71.7°72.2°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE (F)73.5°73,5°
CHAINSTAY LENGTH IN MM (G)415-435415-435
WHEEL BASE IN MM (H)1021-10411037-1057
STACK IN MM (I)567607
REACH IN MM (J)385410
STAND-OVER HEIGHT IN MM (K)767810
BOTTOM BRACKET OFFSET IN MM (L)7575
TRAIL6966

Components

Frame

Darkhorse Eclipse 6061 Aluminium, BB68 threaded, FM Brake mount, Sliding rear dropouts, QR 10x135

Fork

Darkhorse GRVL Full Carbon fork, 1-1/8" - 1.5" tapered headtube, 700x45 maximun tyre, flat mount disc mount, Thru axle 12x100mm

Crankset

SRAM Apex1 1x11 44T 172.5mm

Headset

FSA Custom Darkhorse headset

Handlebar

Easton EA50 AX 46cm ALLOY 16deg Flare 80mm Reach 120mm drop

Stem

Raceface Ride AL6061 80mm(Medium) 90mm(Large) 6deg rise

Shifters

SRAM Apex1 Hydraulic Shift brake control

Brakes

SRAM Apex1 Flat mount Hydraulic Disc

Rear Derailleur

SRAM Apex1 11spd 42T

Cassette

SRAM PG-1130 11-42T

Chain

SRAM 11spd CN-1110-A1

Wheels

Darkhorse Alloy 32H 27mm deep 21mm wide tubeless ready rims, Sapim Leader Spokes, Bitex Hubs

Tyres

Kenda Flintridge 700x40c

Seatpost

Darkhorse AL 30.8 integrated light compatible (lights sold separately)

Saddle

Fabric Sccop Radius Elite

Motor

Ebikemotion X35 Plus 250W 32km

Battery

Ebikemotion 36V/6.9A 248Wh ANT+

Remote

Ebikemotion iWoc One

Communication

Bluetooth 4.0, ANT+ LEV

App

Ebikemotion® APP

FAQ

Do I need to pedal to ride this e-bike?

Yes, our e-bikes are pedal activated models which require rider input at all times. The motor supplements your pedal strokes, rather than replacing them.

How will I know how much battery I have left?

The button on the top-tube indicates the remaining battery life using an easy to follow colour-code. White = 75% capacity or more remaining, Green = 50-75%, Orange = 25-50%, Red = 15-25%, Slow Red Flash = 10 -15% and Rapid Red Flash = 10% or less remaining. You can also keep track of the remaining battery life using the Ebikemotion companion app.

How do I select the power assist level?

The same button on the top tube that indicates battery life is also used to set the level of assistance that you require. Press once for each level you would like to move up. When turned on it will be set to the level with the least assistance (green), one push takes you to level 2 (orange) and a third push of the button will take you to level 3, with the most assistance (red). The colour level will flash once when pushed and then revert back to the colour indicating the current battery level.

I’m concerned that I won’t have full control over the bike?

As a pedal assisted bike, as opposed to an independent motor bike, the motor simply provides a little extra boost whilst you pedal and does not take over. You can slow the bike at any time by either peddling less or applying the brakes just as you would on a non assisted bike.

How do I charge the battery?

To charge the battery you simply plug the bike into a household socket using the supplied charger and cable. (The optional range extender can also charge the main battery whilst you are on the move).

Can I ride in wet conditions?

The electric components used on our e-bikes are IP54 rated. They can be used in inclement weather conditions and are protected against splashing, but not against full immersion or when subjected to pressurised water from a hose pipe or jet wash. When transporting the bike on the outside of a vehicle a waterproof cover should be utilised to ensure the protection of the electronic components from water damage during such transportation. As with any bike, we recommend thoroughly cleaning and drying the bike after any wet weather ride to ensure the peak performance of your bike.

How fast can I go?

The ebikemotion X35 power assist system offers assistance up to just over 32kms per hour, at which point the assistance cuts out. This does not mean that the bike is prevented from going faster than 32kms per hour, just simply that this is the point at which the motor will stop assisting you. If you drop back below 32kms per hour then the system will automatically re-engage unless you have switched the system off.

What size tyres can be fitted?

There is clearance to fit up to a 45mm in width tyre.

What if I get a puncture?

Simply disconnect the cable to the rear wheel motor by unclipping the connector on the chainstay. Then, using an 8mm allen key loosen the nuts on the rear axle.

Is the bike supplied with pedals?

No, we do not supply pedals with this bike, a selection of pedals are available to order with the bike.

How heavy is the bike?

With SRAM Apex 1x and in a size Medium it weighs in at approx 14kgs making it one of the lightest ebike ranges on the market.

What range can I expect from the battery?

The battery range depends on a number of factors including rider weight, route profile, temperature and level of assistance used. A rider of 90kg, on a varied route including climbs, descents and flats with mixed gravel and road surfaces can expect an approximate range of up to 75kms. An optional range extender is also available for all of our e-bikes, which effectively doubles the bikes available range.

Can the battery be removed?

Yes, the battery can be accessed through the headtube but should only be done so by an authorised Darkhorse Bikes Dealer.

What is the life expectancy of the battery?

The battery can reach up to 500 charging cycles while still retaining up to 90% of its capacity as long as its care and maintenance are adequate. For maximum efficiency, it is important to maintain a battery charge of between 20-80% of its total capacity. Charging the battery to 100% capacity from fully depleted is one complete charging cycle. Similarly, topping up the battery from 80-100% five times amounts to one complete charging cycle. If you are not going to be using your bike for a period of time you should always ensure that it is stored in a dry environment (out of direct sunlight) with a charge level of between 40-50%. A full charge should also be carried out every 2 months. Take care not to leave the charger connected to the bike continuously, doing so could accelerate the degradation of battery life. Ideally, the charger should not be connected for more than 5 hours at a time. Use only the original Ebikemotion charger supplied with your bike.

What’s the warranty of the bike?

The frame has a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts are covered by the manufacturer’s standard warranty or for 6 months, whichever is the longer. The Ebikemotion system is covered against manufacturing defects for a period of 2-years.

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