Devinci E-Cartier LTD Specifications

With a Class 1 rating, the Devinci E-Cartier LTD we had on test uses a Shimano EP801 drive unit that has 250w and 85Nm of torque and a 725Wh battery. While the alternate models have the Shimano EP6 and a smaller battery.

Other unique details of the LTD are a Shimano Deore 11-speed drivetrain and Deore hydraulic disc brakes. The last standout of the LTD is the SR Suntour Mobie 34 fork with 100mm of travel.

The E-Cartier sits on 29″ wheels and is available in sizes Small, Medium, and Large. Starting at 4699$ (CAD) / $3799 (USD), with the LTD model going for 5 499$ (CAD) / $4399 (USD).

Circling back to the integrations of the E-Cartier I mentioned earlier. The E-Cartier has a unique enclosure that wraps the stem. This enclosure is host to the headlight and the Shimano Display Unit. It also doubles as a cable guide to keep all of our cables nice and tidy.

The battery is removable from the frame with a key and has a very low profile cover that disappears into the downtube of the frame.

Devinci takes a non-traditional approach to the rear half of the frame design. The seat stays run very low and parallels the chain line. Coming out of the back of the dropouts is a well designed rear rack that integrates very nicely into the rear design of the E-Cartier.

What we like about the Devinci E-Cartier

Out of the gate, the Devinci E-Cartier LTD we had on test gave us high hopes with a quality component spec, fun-looking frame, and of course a Shimano EP8.

As the miles tacked on, the E-Cartier delivered a smooth and comfortable ride. The Shimano Deore 11 Speed was a great spec and made pedaling up steep hills a breeze, tapping into the full power of the Shimano EP801.

The size large was a great fit for me and the upright seated position relieved a lot of strain on my back and shoulders on the longer rides. Additionally, the dropper post, a subtle detail, was much appreciated for stop-and-go traffic and venturing out onto some light bike trails.

My main takeaways of the E-Cartier land at the complete package for quality components and low profile design. With the LTD coming in at 5499$ (CAD) /4399 $(USD), it’s a turnkey bike for commuters and recreational riders year-round.

Who is the Devinci E-Cartier for?

Of course, the E-Cartier is a commuter’s dream. Fenders and rack aside, its tidy and low-profile design are ideal for keeping things stealthy around town. Really though this is a fantastic bike for recreational riders of all sorts. Having had the chance to push it out of it’s intended box a bit on some singletrack mountain bike trails, it’s safe to say the E-Cartier is more capable than most would assume.

After a few miles of dirt trails, the paved bike paths and cruising around town seemed like child’s play for the abilities of the E-Cartier. This is what makes it such a great commuter. It’s just as ready to get to work as it is to go out and ride 40 miles of your favorite bike paths or backroads.

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Final Thoughts

The Devinci E-Cartier slips right into the top of the pack for premium urban electric bikes. Letting Shimano and Suntour speak for themselves for quality and performance, DeVinci delivers a quality platform to tackle your favorite rides around town.

I found myself asking two questions about the E-Cartier. I found the Class 1 rating a bit underwhelming, a Class 3 spec would have been nice to see and the 725Wh battery would still be able to deliver quite the range. Maximum speed delivery aside, the other note I had landed with the handlebars. They seemed a pinch narrow for the size of the frame. However, nothing that wouldn’t be easy to remedy for each person’s tastes.

All in all, the Devinci E-Cartier is a fine machine that would leave any rider pleased and impressed with how fun a machine it is.

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