Biria Easy Boarding Electric Review

Biria Easy Boarding Electric Bike Review
Biria Easy Boarding Electric
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Bionx 350 Watt Gearless Motor
Biria Easy Boarding Electric 48 Volt Panasonic Battery With Light
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Relaxed Cruiser Bars Bright Display
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Paint Matched Fenders
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Super Low Step Kickstand
Biria Easy Boarding Electric 7 Speed Shimano Tourney Chain Guide
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Bike Review
Biria Easy Boarding Electric
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Bionx 350 Watt Gearless Motor
Biria Easy Boarding Electric 48 Volt Panasonic Battery With Light
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Relaxed Cruiser Bars Bright Display
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Paint Matched Fenders
Biria Easy Boarding Electric Super Low Step Kickstand
Biria Easy Boarding Electric 7 Speed Shimano Tourney Chain Guide


  • Unique deep-step frame allows riders to mount with less than a five inch leg lift and stand over the bike comfortably, the seat can be dropped very low as well
  • Utilizes a very high quality motor, battery and display from BionX, a well established company with a great warranty, it operates at near silence and offers pedal assist, regen and throttle modes
  • Beautiful matching fenders, high quality rack with standard gauge tubing, integrated rear light, adjustable stem and swept back bars for maximum comfort
  • The battery and rack may block the seat from going all the way down unless you slide the saddle forward or get a smaller one, the mechanical linear pull brakes are kind of basic, no headlight

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Easy Boarding Electric



Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Cruising

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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30 Day Return Policy, 2 Years Comprehensive, 3 Years on BionX Drive System With Registration


United States

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

50.5 lbs (22.9 kg)

Battery Weight:

8 lbs (3.62 kg)

Motor Weight:

9 lbs (4.08 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

18 in (45.72 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

18" Seat Tube Length, 24" Reach, 4.5" Ground Clearance, 6.5" Standover Height, 72" Length

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Matte Black, Gloss Silver

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Steel Fork, 11 mm Axle with Bolts

Frame Rear Details:

Hardened Steel 3/8" Axle

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Tourney, 14-34T

Shifter Details:

Shimano RevoShift Grip Shifter on Right


Prowheel Forged Alloy, 40T


Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform with Rubber Tread


Adjustable Angle, Quill


Aluminum Alloy, Swept Back, 24" Length

Brake Details:

Promax Linear Pull, Promax Levers with Motor Inhibitor on Right


Faux Leather Stitched, Black


Velo Comfort Saddle, 10" Wide, Black

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

30 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

30.9 mm


Aluminum Alloy, Stainless Eyelets, 36H


Stainless 12G Rear, 14G Front

Tire Brand:

Kenda, 26" x 1.75"

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tube Details:



Aluminum Alloy Fenders, Aluminum Alloy Rear Carry Rack (25 kg Max Load), Prowheel Plastic Chain Guide, Nuvo Adjustable Length Kickstand


Locking Removable Battery Pack, 1 lb 3.45 Amp Charger, Deep Sleep Battery Protection

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:


Motor Type:

Front-Mounted Gearless Direct Drive Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Torque:

40 Newton meters

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

8.8 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

422.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium Manganese Cobalt

Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Estimated Max Range:

55 miles (89 km)

Display Type:

Backlit LCD (Removable, Symmetrical Integrated Buttons for Right or Left Handed Users)


4 Proportional Assist and Generate Modes, Lighting Controls, Battery Voltage, Trip Distance, Odometer, Chronometer, Average Speed, Clock

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad with Variable Speed Trigger Throttle

Drive Mode:

Torque Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph) (Unless Otherwise Specified in Specific Jurisdictions)

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Written Review

Biria produces some beautiful, mostly city oriented, bicycles with classic styling and fun colors. One of the most unique frames I’ve seen from them is the Easy Boarding deep step-thru. It’s pretty clear just looking at this bike that it’s easy to board… very comfortable to mount, stand over and control at stop signs or traffic signals because there isn’t a top tube, just a long sloping downtube that curves all the way down to about 3.5 inches from the ground. Despite the unique single-tube design, the bike feels sturdy. It has two gussets on the angle points near the bottom bracket for enhanced strength and handling. And so with this frame, riders only have to lift one foot about 4.5 inches off the ground to mount the bike! Furthermore, the seat tube is extra short so you can lower the saddle height and possibly even sit down without having to balance on the pedals before you take off.

The Easy Boarding model model has been produced primarily as non-electric bicycle for several years. It comes with a basic seven speed Shimano drivetrain, cantilever breaks, a pair of Steel fenders, a rack, a nice set of cruiser bars and an adjustable stem. With the upgraded electric conversion model, that uses the trusted BionX drive system, you get even more versatility and assistance riding. Whereas before, riders were empowered to simply mount the bike, now they are further empowered to climb hills and fight the wind easier… or simply ride further and keep up with friends and family. Most anyone who can balance should be able to ride comfortably on this bike without even pedaling for at least 20 miles per charge… and probably many more if they do pedal. I mentioned comfort a moment ago and I want to stress that the bike feels great on smooth paved surfaces. You get a nice sloped back cruiser bar with an adjustable angle stem and a large padded seat. This positions your body more upright vs. forward, keeping your neck and back straight vs. curved and allowing you to look around, chat with friends and spot traffic more easily.

In my opinion, the Biria Easy Boarding Electric is a wonderful option for people who want to cruise around the neighborhood and maybe even run to the store for supplies. The rear rack is very well built and can accommodate trunk bags or panniers up to 15 lbs. While it doesn’t have a suspension fork and is rear-heavy due to the hub motor and rack mounted battery, the bike weighs significantly less than the very similar looking Pedego Boomerang. The Boomerang costs slightly less and has a headlight which is nice but you do get a tail light on the Biria Easy Boarding as well as regenerative braking, four levels of regen mode (to slow you coasting down larger hills or provide a fun challenge on flat ground) and a beautiful, backlit removable display panel. I love that that the BionX system offers so many options for riding and comes with a solid two year comprehensive warranty. There’s a lot more to say and I’ve included some pro’s and con’s below but overall, this is a unique electric bike, one that delivers comfort and accessibility to an audience that can really benefit from it. Whether you need a low-step bike like this or not, the drive system is a blast and very capable.


  • Super low-step design makes it extremely easy to mount, dismount and control at stop signs… The saddle can also go very low thanks to a shorter seat tube
  • Comfortable grips, a swept back cruiser style handlebar with adjustable angle stem and oversized plush saddle make for a comfortable upright ride
  • I like the color-matched fenders and plastic chain guide, these help to keep you clean and snag-free when riding, the rack is also useful and is compatible with most clip-on panniers like these
  • While the bike comes in at least two colors (black and silver), I appreciate the silver because it’s more reflective at night, it’s great that the battery has a built-in LED light as well for safety
  • BionX produces excellent electric bike systems and I love their display because it’s large enough to read but doesn’t take up a lot of space… it’s removable, backlit for night riding and comes with an independent button pad that’s easy to reach without taking your hand of the grip
  • I was surprised that this bike only weighs ~50 lbs because the frame is extra thick, even so, you get a little trigger throttle to help you get started which becomes active at ~2 mph for safety
  • It’s really thoughtful that they included bottle cage bosses on the downtube! I think many people will skip using them because it could crowd the standing space but for some, it will be nice to add a mini-pump or other accessory like a folding lock here that doesn’t stick out as much, I see people add these cup holder racks to bars sometimes and that could be an alternative way to store a coffee cup or other drink
  • Given the weight and size of the bike, including the ~9 lb motor, it’s nice that the battery pack can be removed easily, either to lighten the bike for transport or to store and charge separately
  • BionX uses high quality battery cells, in this case Panasonic, that will last longer than competing brands, BionX also has a “deep sleep” mode built into their controller which protects the battery over long periods of disuse
  • Even though the drivetrain is simple, using a more basic derailleur with 7 speeds, I like that they have a derailleur cage protect it it from tips and that there’s a solid kickstand included with the bike


  • The motor and battery are both mounted towards the rear of this bike vs. low and center, it’s less balanced as a result but this is the trade-off for a deep step-thru design
  • I appreciate the safety of having a throttle that only starts once the bike is moving but it sure would be nice if it could help you get the bike moving from zero… it’s a trade off
  • Due to the unique frame design and rear-weight of the rack and battery, I found the frame to flex a bit (like if I jerked the handle bars back and forth), this thing is meant for neighborhood and limited urban riding… not off-road or trail
  • The brakes on this bike are a little bit more basic and old fashioned, it uses mechanical linear pull style “v-brakes” which can require more effort than a fancy hydraulic disc brake, they work fine for slower riding and I like that the levers have motor inhibitors to cut power
  • Even though the seat post can drop down really far into the short seat tube here, with an extra large comfort saddle (as shown in the video) you might end up with some collision where the back of the seat hits the battery rack so keep that in mind, might have to get a smaller saddle or slide it forward on the saddle rails all the way for clearance
  • The bike offers four levels of assist and four regen AND the regen kicks in full power if you squeeze the right brake lever… but only the right one, there isn’t a motor inhibitor sensor in the left lever
  • Because this electric bike is a combination of a pre-existing bicycle from Biria and the BionX drive system and wasn’t created from the ground up to only be electric, some of the wires aren’t fully integrated, you can see them near the seat tube tacked on with zip ties but at least most of them do run through the downtube so the front and mid sections of the bike are clean


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1 week ago

If you're looking at the typical $1,500-2k lower cost ebike there isn't much difference between them, whereas I think the difference is kits enable you to convert a pedal bicycle you already own or select a frame that fits you properly and/or has features you desire for less money than a complete ebike - this is helpful for people with specific special needs e.g. a very low step like a Biria Easy Boarding, or a true heavy duty mid-tail cargo bike like a Work Cycles FR8, or convert a tricycle, etc, but it's also true for daily city commuter stuff: take the Gazelle EasyFlow, a typical 36v Shimano Steps mid-drive commuter step-through with lights operating off the ebike battery. You could buy a Breezer Uptown 8 and convert it with a 36v Bafang or Tongsheng mid-drive kit motor for $1,500 less than the cost of the Gazelle and get a similar feature set with the added advantage of a little more range because of the donor bike's front dynamo hub powered lights.

Also there are certain features of kit motor setups that are useful, for example a Grin Tech hub motor + statorade to deal with heat build up + bottom bracket torque pedal sensor + cycle analyst + battery can provide decent hill climbing, range, and pedal assist, but with the added advantage over a mid-drive of being able to keep moving using the throttle if something happened to your chain/drivetrain.

Mike's E-Bikes
3 months ago

great article for DIY !

Seriously, I have done enough kit conversions now, and sold more than my fair share of regular ebikes, to be thoroughly convinced that doing a kit conversion on your existing regular bike is most times the way to go. If you don't feel up to doing it yourself, then have a shop do it for you, and you'll still come out money way ahead. Besides that, you can pick and choose the battery capacity you want with the motor size you want, along with where you wish to mount the battery, etc. You can get beautiful color displays like the one from APT (TFT 850C), which offers the option of up to 9 levels of assist, AND, you can put a far more efficient sine wave controller on your ebike, getting the most out of the motor, and extending battery range. It's easy to increase the amperage rating on the controller, so you don't burn that out, and you can mount the controller in an area where its easy to service or replace if needed, and keep it cooler than the ones on factory ebikes which are typically in areas where they will get hot, fail sooner, and be harder to service. Also, your replacement costs for any given component will be a LOT cheaper than having to buy from the ebike OEM. You can go the route of rear hub motor, front hub motor, both hubs powered by motor, or mid drive motor. If you have a higher end bike already, you are miles ahead, and dollars ahead, because you have quality components. You're extending the use of your existing bike, and not sending it to the garbage heap or Goodwill or wherever, thus keep resource use to a minimum and being a good steward for the planet. (you already are a good one, if you are using a regular bike anyway for commuting vs a car). You can easily get and many times EXceed the performance of Haibikes, Pedego's, Stromers, Easy Motions, and do so for less than a third the cost of those bikes.

If you are in the Chicago area, I offer FREE DIY seminars that you can sign up for, on how to do it yourself, and can show how and where to source top quality components. ( I'll also let people use tools there at my shop, if they don't have the right ones for a particular task, as long as they bring the bike in. I've done trikes, fat tire bikes, and mountain bikes, in addition to regular bikes. If you are into very low step throughs, for easy mounting, I recommend the Biria Easy Boarding series, which also comes now in larger 2.3" balloon style tires. They are excellent for conversions because they already have very sizable throughways for the wiring to be mostly hidden within the frame tubes. Super easy to wire up, and very clean looking. You can also keep your rims if you love them, and typically have a local bike shop 'wheel build' and re-spoke in a hub motor for less than $75. Great for fat tire bikes, especially Salsa's which have some awesome (very strong) Surly fat tire rims.

3 months ago

Ann M.
11 months ago

No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from Biria as well as any help and solutions you know of. Sometimes that means a DIY fix and other times it can mean a recall, software update or part replacement by a dealer.

Please be respectful and constructive with feedback, this is not a space for hate speech. In many cases, representatives from the company will see feedback and use it to improve their product. In the end, the goal is to enjoy riding and help each other go further and be safer.

Ken from Philadelphia
1 year ago

I did get the Biria and added a kit from EBO. So far, so good. I wrote a short description here and I'll post future info there.
Thanks for all your help.

Ken from Philadelphia
1 year ago

I purchased this bike,, on 12/1/2016. I had been looking for a used one for about 6 months with no luck. My bike is black with black wall tires. It's a nice bike even without electrics.
Around 2/1/2017 I added a 350W front wheel kit from Electric bike outfitters,
I didn't want to be the fastest kid on the block, but I do want to cruise with and sometimes without electric power. Hopefully this combination will be the ticket.
So far I've only put about 1.5 hours on the bike. I'm still in the test ride mode.
I'll post updates here.

Ken from Philadelphia
1 year ago

Biria'e web site says the fork is "Hi-Ten unicrown". I think that is steel, probably cheep steel. I'm thinking "unicrown" refers to fork and stem are all one piece. Not Sure.
I have one more ebike store to check out this week. It's a small place.

1 year ago

Build or buy ....

When you build and buy everything new, both the seller of bike and the kit need to make their margin to stay in business, and you may have two shipping charges. Also at this time of year, shops should be more willing to negotiate on a complete bike. MSRP is the suggested price, and the business cycles certainly determine what you pay. So your savings on a build can vary.

If you like bikes, an e-bike kind of sells itself when test ridden. For me, it was a whole new world when I got on one. Of course, I like anything that has wheels.

Anyway, summer is over where I live. Fall is almost gone. My observation on this is that time flies fast when we are 68 years young. If you have the money to spend on an e-bike, then get one. Trade up if you want something better down the road.

I think my wife would love getting on/off a Biria. Put a small hub motor up front. Battery on rear rack to preserve the looks of the step thru. Putter along at an easy 12 mph. I'm sold, if it comes with a steel fork.

Ken from Philadelphia
1 year ago

Thanks all. I'm still in the "I don't know where I'm going" yet . A Biria bike with a Bionx installed is $2800. I read somewhere Bionx kits have proprietary components.
Please keep up the reply's.
I'll keep you posted

1 year ago

I installed EBO kits on my both mine and my wife's 80's & 90's ridged mountain bikes. We absolutely love them, especially after putting on my comfortable upright handlebars, comfortable seats, and better rolling tires. If you are reasonably handy and and already have a decent bike to install it on, and kits is a very good way to go. I also own a full suspension Haibike emtb which is fantastic in the dirt, but the EBO kitted bikes work outstanding on the pavement or smooth trails.
Did you know Biria offers your low-step with a top-of-the-line Bionx drive system?

Alex M
1 year ago

Does the kit have PAS? Does PAS work with throttle override? What display looks like? What motor? Does it include battery? Are you OK with heavy battery on rear rack or will you attach it to downtube and if so, is downtube sturdy enough?

The difference btw a good kit and purposely made ebike with similarly good components could be from $200 to $1000. At $300-400 it might be not worth the trouble especially if you're not into DIY.

When the difference is more than $500 it means there is something in ebike (often a lot) made purposely different than in a stock prototype. Frame reinforced in all the right places, wires hidden in the frame tube. Often battery hidden/integrated in the frame (though I have reservations about this, namely - you're stuck with one and only battery model).

Step-through THAT low is rare indeed. My friend was considering Biria but low ground clearance scarred him off. Try slightly higher commercial step-through, there are decent cruising models in 1.5-2.0K range.

dm nelson
1 year ago

E-bikes can be a lot of fun. DIY experience varies with bike expertise. Perhaps taking some test rides, if it's possible, nearby. Many ready-made bikes are not much more than DIY these days. When bikes arrive in the mail many find they need to do a bit of tuning them up or even replacing damaged parts. Yet, they end up being happy ebikers. I would also check out recent reviews to help make a decision, Ken. Good luck :)

Renee Horn
5 months ago

does anyone know about ebikes, low step, by JUSHYE? sold by Amazon, no reviews found?

Renee Horn
5 months ago

correction: not sold by but THRU Amazon, for $ 699, Lith ion battery- no customer service # , no review, love the look of low step

M man
12 months ago

These could be built with same quality, and better spec'd components, and sold for $1700 price point. In fact, you'd be better off buying a regular Biria, and retro-fitting a decent quality ebike kit on it.

M man
12 months ago

Should have put the motor on the front hub, to at least try to address the rear heavy weight. Also, add add least front disc brake. Double leg kickstand would be far better for such a top heavy ebike. They should make the front adjustable stem a Promax, hand adjustable, that doesn't require tools. Good luck changing the rear tire. Should put puncture proof tires, or at least slimed tires on these.

M man
12 months ago

Nicer and better made than the Pedego Boomerang. Clearly Pedego copied Biria's design pretty much to the T. Pedego and their Chinese knock offs. Tsk, Tsk. They are buying their versions for Less than $650 from Chinese contract manufacturer, and then selling at $2500 to $2600. Leaving a decent cut for the dealers. Plus Pedego's are their usual tank heavy designs.

1 year ago

could you do a review on the bafang bbshd 1000w?

1 year ago

Great review. I really enjoy your videos, and I had a thought that I wanted to share with you, have you ever thought of maybe like starting in the front and working your way to the rear while doing the review and talk about each item you wanted to point out, instead of kind of jumping back and forth?

Don't get me wrong, it's not a knock on your reviews, just a suggestion for maybe a format to follow so you don't miss anything or bounce back and forth. Maybe start with a basic over view of the bike and what it is good for like basic riding to work, hauling, mountain and trail riding and so on, and then starting at the front and moving towards the back, and finishing with the electronic display and then the ride.

Again, what the heck do I know, you're the pro not me, but it's just a thought I wanted to throw out there and see if it's something that can make a great channel even better. Keep up the great work.
1 year ago

I appreciate your feedback, good ideas there! I do tend to just jump in and freestyle it. Maybe I'll get more organized in the future... I like to pretend I'm having a conversation with someone when I look at the bikes and sometimes it takes me in different directions (depending on the model) but maybe that's still possible with a more standardized stepped process too :)

Thought Criminal
1 year ago

Hey Cort, what would you think of an Electric BMX bike??? This indiegogo says it's the first ever. You quick input would be awesome.

Thought Criminal
1 year ago

Wow, thanks for responding! It'd be almost $800 after shipping... Is that a good deal in your opinion?
1 year ago

Looks awesome! I recognize the manufacturer "ProdecoTech" and their throttle plus 350 watt motor looks almost completely hidden... which is good because throttle powered ebikes aren't allowed in NYC where it appears the video was shot ;)

Kenneth King
1 year ago

any recommendations for a low budget e bike
1 year ago

Hi Kenneth, I've categorized all of the more "affordable" electric bikes I've reviewed here:

Joe Blogs
1 year ago

the weight of the battery above the wheel would contribute to the flexing, this could be reduced with a frame intergrated battery which is what we will probably see when the bikes are designed from scratch rather than retrofit
1 year ago

Yeah, you're right on... I've only ever seen one other deep step-thru like this (from Pedego here: and the thing is, it's such a niche design right now I can understand that they did more of a retrofit because it's less expensive. If these bikes hit volume and the price stayed reasonably high maybe they could justify the integrated battery?

1 year ago

Hi Cort did you notice any vertical flex from the frame over small bumps etc?

oz davidov
1 year ago

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