Volt Infinity: Two minute review
British bike builder Volt has already produced some cracking electric two-wheelers and the Volt Infinity offers more of the same. This is an upright, very comfortable e-bike that features an aluminium frame, a Sony powerpack plus a host of component parts from Shimano.
What this all means is that you get an easy-to-ride electric bike, complete with the Shimano Steps system that delivers auto gear shifting if you want it, along with an 8-speed derailleur setup if you prefer to work the gears yourself.
The 250W Shimano hub-mounted motor offers dependable assistance, the range is impressive and you’ll get there in comfort thanks to a nice spongy saddle, flat handlebars and chunkier tyres. It’s all very civilised. The Volt Infinity also comes with full mudguards, front and rear lights and a rack over the back wheel, so it’s ready to hit the road.
|Size range:||S, M, L (5’ 7” and upwards)|
|Top speed||15.5 mph|
|Power:||36V, lithium battery|
|Control:||Shimano Steps LCD Display|
|E-bike classification:||EAPC / Class 1|
|Speeds:||Shimano 8-speed Alfine D12|
|Brakes:||Shimano S700 Alfine hydraulic discs|
|Frame material:||Reinforced aluminium|
|Weight:||23.6 kg / 52 pounds (measured)|
|Weight capacity:||120kg / 264.5 pounds|
|Range:||90 miles (rated, Class 1 mode)|
Volt Infinity: Price and availability
- £3,000 in UK
- Approximately $3,750 / AU$5,600
- Available from manufacturer directly
The Volt Infinity is available to buy directly from Volt, with a price tag that starts from £3,000 in the UK (approximately $3,750 in the US, and AU$5,600 in Australia). If that seems to be quite a lot for an around-town hybrid, just bear in mind this two-wheeler comes with very impressive specs.
While the Volt Infinity does have a seemingly exorbitantly high price, this is a good value bike. The design and build quality is very good overall. However, what really takes it up a notch on the value front is the use of components. Products from Shimano feature heavily here, including the powertrain, bike computer, brakes and so on. Add in the other touches of quality, like the excellent Velo saddle plus the various ancillaries like full mudguards and lights, along with a carry rack over the rear wheel and it’s a decent package.
Volt does also offer an optional GPS tracker to use with the Infinity, which comes with an additional cost.
Volt Infinity: Design
- Restrained but cool-looking frame design in silver
- Integrated Abus lock and Spanninga lights plus luggage rack
- Good choice of components delivers a premium feel
There’s plenty to catch your eyes with the Volt Infinity, but while it looks cool enough, I rather like the slightly low-key stance of this hybrid e-bike. To start, the bike’s solid 19-inch aluminium frame is suited to riders from 5’ 7” and upwards. Although the brushed silver colour of the aluminium is distinctive, it’s not at all shouty. This is