Elops 500

Elops 500

  • Lightweight aluminium frame for effortless riding
  • Smooth-shifting 9-speed drivetrain tackles any terrain
  • Powerful V-brakes for confident stopping in all conditions
  • Fully equipped with mudguards, pannier rack, and dynamo lighting
  • Optimized geometry balances comfort and performance

Our Verdict: The Elops 500 is a top-performing urban commuter that makes cycling a breeze, even on hilly routes.

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The Elops 500 is a sleek and lightweight urban bike designed to make your commute a joy, with its perfect balance of comfort and performance, this bike is ideal for riders who want to eat up the commuter miles without breaking a sweat, or breaking the bank

A Frame That's Light as a Feather

The heart of the Elops 500 is its 6061 aluminium frame, which tips the scales at a mere 2100 grams in size Medium. This featherweight construction makes the bike incredibly responsive and agile, allowing you to weave through traffic with ease, and coupled with the steel fork up front, you'll enjoy a smoother ride that filters out vibrations from the road.

Gearing Up for Any Challenge

Whether you're cruising along flat cycle lanes or tackling steep countryside climbs, the Elops 500's 1 x 9-speed drivetrain has a gear for all scenarios. The wide-range 11-36 cassette, paired with a 36-tooth chainring, gives you all the gears you need to conquer any terrain, all controlled with a single BTWIN by MICROSHIFT SL760 trigger shifter, so can change gears with just a flick of your finger.

Safely Stop with Powerful V-Brakes

When it's time to slow down, you can count on the Elops 500's V-brakes to deliver the stopping power you'd want. These powerful brakes require minimal effort to engage, yet provide ample stopping power in all conditions with long-lasting brake pads that are effective even in the rain, giving you the confidence to ride in any weather.

Fully Equipped for Your Commuting Needs

The Elops 500 comes ready to roll with all the accessories you need for daily commuting making it an instantly practical bike:

  • Mudguards to keep you clean and dry
  • A sturdy pannier rack that can carry up to 27 kg, including a child seat
  • Powerful dynamo lighting to see and be seen, day or night
  • A kickstand for easy parking

With these handy features, you'll be prepared for anything your commute throws your way. Just add on some pannier bags and you can even do the weekly shop on it as well!

Talking of commuting, its optimized geometry strikes the perfect balance between comfort and performance, with a chest angle of around 60° that keeps you relaxed yet efficient, with your head up so that you can more easily see the traffic around you compared to a standard road bike with drop handlebars. With a maximum load capacity of 140 kg, this bike can handle anything you need to carry, from groceries to gym gear and beyond.

Elops 500 Tech Specs

Product Name Long Distance Step-Over City Bike 500 ELOPS
Frame 6061 aluminium, External cable routing, Removable derailleur hanger, Frame weight: 2100 g (in size M)
Fork Steel, designed to filter vibrations
Handlebar Semi-raised oversize aluminium (31.8 mm), Width: 62 cm
Stem Oversize forged aluminium (31.8 mm), 1 1/8" with +8° angle, Stem length: S: 60 mm, M: 80mm, L/XL: 100mm
Drivetrain 1 x 9-speed indexed, BTWIN by MICROSHIFT SL760 trigger shifters, MICROSHIFT H100 11/36 9-speed cassette, Single chainring: 36 teeth, KMC Z9 EPT chain (rustproof), Rear derailleur: B'Twin by Microshift RD M46-L
Brakes Powerful V-brake system, long-lasting brake pads
Wheels Double-walled aluminium rims (28-622), Wheel diameter: 28 inches, Inner rim width: 19 mm, 32 spokes
Tyres Long-distance city tyres, 38-622 / 700 x 38C, Weight: 580 g, "Skinwall" for less weight, "Bead to bead" puncture-resistant
Saddle / Seat post B'TWIN SPORT 500 foam saddle, Aluminium seat post, 350 mm height, Seat post diameter: 27.2 mm
Bottom Bracket / Pedals Monoblock city pedal, 170mm-long aluminium cranks, 119 mm integrated bottom bracket
Lighting SHIMANO NEXUS 6 Volt, 3 W dynamo hub, 30 Lux AXA BLUELINE front light, AXA BLUELINE rear light with 4 minutes auto-off delay
Pannier Rack / Mudguard Exclusive design for this range, Can carry up to 27 kg, Mudguards with screw-on double stay
Stand Aluminium rear stand capable of holding 35 kg
Max Load 140 kg (including bike, cyclist, and belongings)
Additional Features Compatible with folding lock and ring lock-type frame lock, Partial chain guard, With bell
Weight 14.5 kg
Frame Material Aluminium frame
Rim Material Aluminium, double thickness
Suspension Stiff
Number of Speeds 9 speeds
Type of Brakes V-brakes, brake pads
Type of Bicycle Fork Steel fork
Lighting Type Dynamo lighting
Wheel Size 28", 700 mm
Recommended Cyclist Height 145 cm to 195 cm


After putting the Elops 500 through our thorough evaluation process we can confidently say that this bike is a top performer at it's price point. Its lightweight aluminium frame and optimized geometry make it a joy to ride, whether you're rolling along a flat bike path or tackling a hilly commute. The 1 x 9-speed drivetrain offers a wide range of gears to suit any situation, and the smooth-shifting MICROSHIFT components make it easy to find the perfect ratio.

We are particularly impressed with the Elops 500's V-brakes, which provide ample stopping power with minimal effort, even in the wet UK conditions we seem to be having a lot of these days, these brakes inspire confidence and control. Add in the bike's fully equipped setup, including mudguards, a pannier rack, and dynamo lighting, you'll be prepared for anything your commute throws your way.

Of course, no bike is perfect, and the Elops 500 does have a few areas for improvement. Some riders may find the saddle a bit firm for longer rides, though this is largely a matter of personal preference, and while the dynamo lighting is a great feature it has to be said that the front light could be a bit brighter for riding on unlit paths at night. But still, that's nothing an additional headlight mounted to the bars or helmet wouldn't improve.

Overall we believe the Elops 500 is an excellent choice for urban commuters who want a high-performance bike that's also practical and comfortable. Its combination of lightweight agility, wide gearing, and reliable components make it a standout in its class. If you're looking for a bike that can handle the demands of daily riding with ease, the Elops 500 should definitely be on your shortlist.