Bike test: Darkhorse's Eclipse AL-D1

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You can chase the sun, and make it home before the dark, with an e-bike (Photo: Ashley Oldfield)
You can chase the sun, and make it home before the dark, with an e-bike (Photo: Ashley Oldfield)

Darkhorse is known for its carbon wheels, but the brand has now ventured into the bike market. And its debut product, is an e-bike.

The Eclipse makes use of a rear hub-based motor and an integrated battery (positioned in the downtube) to create a clean design that isn’t immediately detectable as an e-bike. Most are likely to see it as a normal gravel bike before noticing the rather large rear hub. 

This motor provides 250w of assistance from a 248Wh battery, which can also be boosted with an extender battery adding 208Wh, effectively doubling your range.

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