BULLS Outlaw E45 Review

Bulls Outlaw E45 Electric Bike Review
Bulls Outlaw E45
Bulls Outlaw E45 Shimano Deore Xt Gears Derailleur
Bulls Outlaw E45 48 Volt Bmz Battery Pack
Bulls Outlaw E45 Ergon Ga1 Evo Locking Grips
Bulls Outlaw E45 Grayscale Removable Lcd Display
Bulls Outlaw E45 Prologo 02 Performance Saddle
Bulls Outlaw E45 Rock Shox Revelation Rl Solo Air Fork
Bulls Outlaw E45 Schwalbe Super Moto X 27 5 Tires
Bulls Outlaw E45 Spring Loaded Kickstand
Bulls Outlaw E45 Electric Bike Review
Bulls Outlaw E45
Bulls Outlaw E45 Shimano Deore Xt Gears Derailleur
Bulls Outlaw E45 48 Volt Bmz Battery Pack
Bulls Outlaw E45 Ergon Ga1 Evo Locking Grips
Bulls Outlaw E45 Grayscale Removable Lcd Display
Bulls Outlaw E45 Prologo 02 Performance Saddle
Bulls Outlaw E45 Rock Shox Revelation Rl Solo Air Fork
Bulls Outlaw E45 Schwalbe Super Moto X 27 5 Tires
Bulls Outlaw E45 Spring Loaded Kickstand


  • A sporty looking, fairly comfortable speed pedelec capable of ~28 mph top speeds, it's running on an optimized geared hub motor design with heat pipe technology for maximum performance
  • Unique mid-mount battery box fills the main frame triangle keeping weight low and centered while allowing the top tube to slope down aggressively for easier mounting and stand-over, bike comes in three sizes
  • Premium components including a Shimano SLX ten speed drivetrain, 203 mm Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires, Ergon GA1 Evo locking grips, Rock Shox Revalation air fork
  • Heavier due to battery capacity, stand-out design due to battery box and chainring, louder operation due to upgraded hub and geared motor, hardly any mounting points for bottles or racks, no lights

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Outlaw E45



Body Position:


Suggested Use:

Urban, Road

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
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2 Years Motor and Battery, 5 Years Frame


Europe, Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

57 lbs (25.85 kg)

Battery Weight:

9.9 lbs (4.49 kg)

Motor Weight:

7.04 lbs (3.19 kg)

Frame Material:

7005 Aluminium

Frame Sizes:

18.11 in (45.99 cm)20.08 in (51 cm)22.05 in (56 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

28" Stand Over Height

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Matte Black with Matte White and Metallic Blue Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air 27.5”, 120 mm Travel, Rebound and Compression Adjust, 15 mm Thru-Axle

Frame Rear Details:

12 mm Thru Axle

Gearing Details:

10 Speed 1x10 Shimano Deore XT CS-HG81-10, 11-34T

Shifter Details:

Shimano SL-M670-10 Triggers on Right


SR Suntour, Hollow Spindle, 48T


Wellgo Alloy Platform with Rubber Tread


Chin Haur CH-6201, Tapered 1 1/8"


STYX, 7° Angle, 70 mm Extension, 31.8 mm Diameter


Low Rise, 70 mm, 25 mm Rise, 31.8 mm Diameter, 9° Bend

Brake Details:

Tektro Dorado HD-E715 Hydraulic Disc with 203 mm Rotors, Longer Levers


Ergon GA1 EVO Locking, Flat


Prologo 02 Z 0 II

Seat Post:

STYX, Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm


RYDE, Big Bull, Double Wall, 36H


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge, Black

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Super Moto-X, 27.5" x 2.4"

Wheel Sizes:

27.5 in (69.85cm)

Tire Details:

GreeGuard Snakeskin

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


Plastic Chain Guide, Kickstand on Left, Neoprene Wire Wrap on Left Stay


Locking Removable Battery Pack, Energy Bush Charging Port, Shimano CN-HG54-10 Chain, Motor Heat Sink Fin

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

SR Suntour ATS

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

80 Newton meters

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

48.1 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

14 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

673.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

5.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Estimated Max Range:

60 miles (97 km)

Display Type:

Removable, Backlit LCD, Human Electro Synergy Components (HESC)


Speed, Battery Level (4 Bars and Percentage), Assist Level (No, Eco, Tour, Climb, Sport), Total Distance, Trip Distance

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad with Tactile Feedback on Left, Mini USB Charging Port, Backlight Button, Walk Assist

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Cadence and Torque Sensing)

Top Speed:

28 mph (45 kph)

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Written Review

The Outlaw E45 is a standout in the Bulls line of electric bicycles. It doesn’t use the Bosch or Brose mid-drive system like the other 2016 / 2017 models and the battery isn’t as as standard (either built into the downtube or bolted on as a little pack). This thing looks completely custom with a triangular plastic box seated between the top tube and downtube powering a compact hub motor with special heat-sink plate in the rear. These systems combined are marketed by SR Suntour as “Human Electro Synergy Components” or HESC and the stated goal is to combine human strength with electro-mechanical support… like every other e-bike I test. For me, the proof is in the ride and I tried to go in on this bike without any kind judgement. Simply stated, I was impressed and delighted by the power, responsive pedal assist and touch points on the Outlaw E45. It’s a bike that, while heavier than some other speed pedelecs, delivers comfort through a 120 mm suspension fork and larger Schwalbe Moto X tires. It looks more like a mountain bike to me than an urban racer but that’s exactly what it is. I had no difficulty ascending steep hills despite the compact size of the motor and there was never an issue with it giving out or overheating thanks to a unique heat sink plate positioned just next to the rear disc brake… which is 203 mm in diameter! That’s extra large, both are extra large in fact. And while I mentioned the heavier weigth of this ebike earlier at ~57 lbs, it’s not as high as some of the Stromer models and others I’ve seen and you do get a sizable battery for increased range. Electric bikes tend to struggle with range as you top the 20 mph mark and this one is designed to easily hit 28 mph. My rides were all done going up and down hills and I definitely hit and passed the top speed going down but cannot speak as clearly on flatland performance. What I saw mostly was a bike that outpaced the Bosch speed mid-drive when climbing.

So far this review has been largely positive… the bike is well balanced, it’s priced fairly well given the higher end components, the motor is powerful while blending in because it’s so compact. But that’s whee some question marks arise. The bike itself does not blend in due to the plastic battery box and solid chainring design. People will definitely wonder what’s going on with the bike and you may struggle with storage because there are no bottle cage bosses to attach mini-pumps or water bottles and there are not rack bosses to add a carry rack. For a hardtail frame with city focused tires I’m amazed that they skipped on this. Without the ability to carry gear along this becomes more of a toy or recreational device than a mobility solution and that’s too bad. Yes, there are ways to overcome this with beam racks and bikepacking treking bags but they’re not as easy to connect and disconnect from and they can be bumped out of position easier… heck, they usually don’t carry as much gear either in terms of weight. This is a huge miss for me and I was disappointed to not see lights or reflective sidewall stripes on the tire because the bike is setup for urban riding… where cars go! What’s the purpose of such a large battery pack if you can’t use a tiny bit of that juice for convenient lighting? One area this is addressed is with a mini-USB port under the display mount. You could use this to charge or power a stand alone light but you’ll still have to plug and unplug, mount and dismount that light every ride vs. relying on a permanently attached integrated solution.

The bike works well, it provides a real sense of power and speed and it looks pretty cool even if it does stand out. I love the display panel which balances physical size with readability and is removable. The independent button pad mounted near the left grip is easy to use without taking your hand off and it blends in and seems durable. Perhaps the biggest question mark for many people will be, is this bike too loud? Both the Shimano SLX gear set with hub and internally geared motor produce an abundance of noise. The former buzzes and clicks anytime you’re not pedaling (or if you pedal backwards at standstill as shown in the video) which I believe has to do with the finer increments in the freewheel spinning by and perhaps the spring tension. The upside is that you can pedal and catch the hub more quickly than a lower-end hub but the noise really bugs me. As for the motor, being geared there is more friction and happening inside and running at 48 volts you can actually hear an electronic hum, much like a Toyota Prius or electric car. Unlike electric cars however, there’s no large frame systems or paneling surrounding the thing. Even at lower speeds, the motor is audible and may bother or distract some riders. I’m being a little tough on this system not because it’s a big deal to hear some humming but because other e-bike systems, almost all other systems, are quieter than this one. Take note when watching the video review, there’s a big difference when I mount the camera to the frame right next to the motor vs. when I’m holding it and looking back down. The actual sound to you as a rider and those around you is not as loud as the frame shots.

I hope this paints a fair picture of the Bulls E45 and I hope we see more bikes with this and future SR Suntour drive systems. It performs well and I love the heat pipes and heat sink blade meant to keep it going strong. You’re paying a bit of a premium for some of these new systems and higher end parts but not nearly as much as some competing offerings and I feel like the comfort and style here fit my own preferences. I just wish it was easier to add fenders, a rear rack, lights and of course… I wish it ran quieter. Bulls is a company I’ve been really impressed with for the past year, they offer a number of models now in the USA (having only sold in Europe and Asia previously) and they tend to strike a balance between performance and price. The bikes look cool and are designed well. The Outlaw E45 is perhaps the one exception where there are clear areas for improvement. But at least it comes in three sizes and I love the lower top-tube design and that USB charging port, it could definitely work for those who enjoy faster riding and want one of the more powerful systems out right now… especially if you worry about the heavy shifting on many mid-drives. The motor system and pedal system are very separate here and compliment each other nicely. Big thanks to Bulls for partnering with me for this review.


  • One of the most powerful geared hub motors I’ve ever tested (it’s the human electro synergy components line from SR Suntour), it propelled me up the hills around Palos Verdes California faster and more powerfully than almost any other mainstream drive system which really surprised and impressed me!
  • The motor has a really neat external heat sink plate (that almost looks like a disc brake rotor) designed to keep it from overheating when you climb or max out the top speeds
  • Custom battery design that keeps weight low and center on the frame while offering higher capacity and not compromising frame tubing strength, it’s an acquired taste visually but the pack works fine and is removable for separate charging or reduced weight during transport
  • If you take the ~10 pound battery pack off this ebike it actually looks fairly normal and is fun to pedal around, I love how they created a really low high-step design with the angled top tube that’s easier to stand over
  • I love the EnergyBus Rosenberger charging port on the side of the battery because it’s magnetic vs. friction based, if you trip on the cable or it gets pulled for some reason it will just unplug without tipping the bike or causing damage… one downside however is that the little cap cover for it is easy to misplace, maybe a string leash connector would help for future iterations?
  • The ~$4k price point really impressed me, considering this is a speed pedelec capable of 28 mph with a brand new drive system from a well known brand with a good warranty and a huge battery and a nice suspension with hydraulic disc brakes etc. it seems pretty reasonable
  • Really comfortable at speed and for longer rides thanks to the 120 mm air fork from RockShox and larger 2.4″ tires from Schwalbe, these are both quality name brand parts and the tires have GreenGuard to reduce flats
  • Nice to see some serious braking power here given the weight and higher speed capability, you get two extra large 203 mm hydraulic disc brakes from Tektro
  • The motor responds quickly and proportionally to how you pedal but won’t start unless you’re moving because it measures both cadence and torque, I found it to be more zippy feeling than some other torque sensors like the TMM4 and it didn’t misfire when the chain was bouncing or when I really pushed the frame on bumpy terrain
  • The solid chainring looked a little funky to me at first but I love that it includes a guide so both sides of the chain are protected and staying on track (this means less chance of a dropped chain)
  • Sturdy thru-axles on both the front and rear for improved stiffness and handling, love that they have quick release on both wheels as well! Easier to transport and do maintenance on the go
  • I absolutely love the display! It’s compact but easy enough to read… has an integrated mini-usb charging port at the base of the mount and is removable so you don’t have to worry about damage or theft at a rack
  • Lots of great information accessible through the display including battery percentage! This is much more useful than a four bar infographic… the button pad to control assist and navigate the display is easy to reach near the left grip but isn’t bulky or ugly
  • It’s great that this electric bike has a kickstand AND that they positioned it way towards the back so you don’t have to worry about banging it with your crank arms when moving the bike around, the stand itself is sturdy and offers adjustable height


  • The motor produces a distinct electronic wine when operating, especially at full power, that’s a bit louder than most others I’ve tested, you can hear it in the video review above when I strap the camera to the bike, note that it doesn’t sound quite that loud when you’re actually riding
  • Try as I might, I couldn’t figure out how to switch the display to imperial units from metric, not a huge deal but did leave me a little frustrated… do you know how to do it? Feel free to comment below
  • The pedals they chose are sort of meh, I don’t like the rubberized grip as much as metal pegs and the platform size is medium vs. a little larger but to be fair, they are tougher than cage style pedals and don’t add much weight thanks to the X design, consider swapping for Wellgos like these if you’re looking for a larger grippier surface
  • I was really surprised and disappointed to find that the seat stays didn’t have threaded eyelets or bosses to add a carry rack… this is a hardtail speed pedelec that would be perfect for commuting but you’re forced to use a beam rack like this which can get bumped easier side to side than a bolt on rack like this, and beam racks raise your minimum seat height and take up space where an under saddle bag or seat post suspension or light might otherwise go…
  • Because of the oversized battery this bike weighs a bit more at ~57 lbs but that’s still lighter than some of the Stromer models which are also speed pedelecs but use a gearless motor (which tends to be quieter and offers a bit of power regeneration)
  • Some other areas that could be improved (but might raise the price) is if this bike had integrated lights (since the battery is so large anyway) and also some reflective sidewall stripes on the tires for improved visibility… maybe a way to add fenders too, like bosses on the fork and at the rear for those as well as a rack
  • There’s a little on/off silver button on the battery pack but it didn’t seem to matter if I pressed it… the display was activated separately and stayed on


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4 months ago

This hub motor sounds impressive if it truly delivers 80nM at that rear wheel. Mid drive motors suffer at higher speeds because the drive ratio effectively causes a torque loss (at least that is my opinion based on experience with both rear hub motors and mid-drive bikes).

Can anyone confirm the performance of this Suntour drive? Can a rider sustain a speed of 28mph on a reasonable flat surface without significant exertion?

4 months ago

Hi Ken! Are you the famous KenM who leaves comments around the web? In any case, I believe that the top speed question is really system dependent. If you use a mid drive with a wide range of gears and shift appropriately, you can easily reach and maintain ~27.5 mph with most bikes. Hub motors can also maintain higher top speeds if they are setup to do so and this Suntour drive system was very zippy and impressive to me, it felt more powerful than the Bosch speed motor I was comparing it with at the time. The best option for you might be to compare it back to back with another system (or hub motor) to get a feel for the performance you like best. Reaching and maintaining the near-28 mph top speed with the BULLS Outlaw E45 is going to be less dependent on how you shift gears, but that will still matter because it doesn’t use a throttle, it still measures if and how hard you are pedaling. I hope this clarifies things a bit for you. Feel free to text me using the number on the contact page and we can have a quick phone chat if you’d like more info because this is a nuanced topic in my experience and I’m sure your existing views are spot on when comparing some systems against each other… but maybe not all.


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Nova Haibike
36 mins ago

Of the four you listed, I would not recommend the Cannondale, because of the proprietary fork. While their Headshok is pretty reliable and easy to work on, it is still proprietary. Also, it is an ugly bike. LOL. The R&M is more expensive relative to the other two. The Bulls is the best value; it is the only one with an air fork.

A couple of other bikes that look good to me are the Moustache Friday 27 Speed and the Trek Crossrip+. I like the Moustache for its bulletproof wheels. It is a rigid bike, but to me that is a plus; it is lighter and there is no suspension to service...the tires will offer plenty of cush on their own. I like the Trek because (for me) there is nothing more comfortable for longer rides than a good set of drop bars.

Ravi Kempaiah
1 hour ago

2 hours ago

Hi Everyone!

Thank you, in advance, for reading this through and providing any insight or advice!

About 4 years ago, frustrated with the rising cost of public transportation, I decided to eliminate my dependence on it as much as possible and purchased a bike. It's a folder; Tern P24h and I've loved it. It's a workhorse and has taken all the that abuse I, and nature, could through at it. It also manages our many hills like a champ.

My ride is about 12 miles round trip. I use one form of public trans to get me in the City. It's a regretful compromise and also the reason I have a folder.

Lately I've been thinking about getting an upgraded ride for my commute and discovered the cost of a higher-end folder is close to that of an e-bike! Why pay for folding, when I could pay for power? :)

And this brings us to one of the main reasons I'd like to go electric: to exchange my current route for a picturesque, pub-trans-free route which goes up and down the Hudson River (for those who know the area). It's a 40 mile round-trip journey. I have taken this route with my folder and found that life keeps getting in the way of being able to build the endurance needed to make this a typical weekday commute.

Other reasons include just being able to take longer trips, pick up more groceries, visit friends with ease...normal stuff that probably most of us here want to do.

My budget is about $5k.

I've tried the Bosch CX, Performance, and Active line. I like Performance the best (if that's the one that reaches 28 mph).

These are four bikes I'm considering and I'd love your opinion about them, and am open to suggestions if you have a better option:

[*]Cannondale Contro-E 2017
[*]Bulls Urban Evo 2018
[*]Kalkhoff Endeavour Advance B10 Speed
[*]Riese & Muller Roadster HS

The main issue that concerns me is durability. I could put 10,000 miles on the bike in a year, in all kinds of weather and in all temperatures. Will these engines last? Which bikes are the easiest to maintain? Which need it the least?

Thank you for reading this and for offering any experiences and/or advice you have. I really appreciate it! :)

10 hours ago

"...still some models"
XM700 is listed on Trek website as 2018 ; has it been discontinued ?
I think new model line up is announced late summer ?
I'd like to see the XM700 develop into something similar to the Bulls Urban EVO ; 500 Wh battery , 700c x50 tires , Suntour fork .

2 days ago

The Swedish Bike Show in Stockholm this weekend wasnt much to write home about.

It was the big swedish retailers showing off their bikes and only some ebikes from standard brands like Scott, Merida, ecoRide, Wallerang, Crescent, Monark etc.

No smaller retailer with any for me more exciting and interesting brands where there like Bulls, R&M, Haibike, Stromer, Cube or Moustache.

I will go to Elovelo (ebike store in Stockholm) this week and test ride and compare R&M and Moustache.

The search continues!

2 days ago

Hello fellow Swedes!
So im in the same position as you are. Been researching for over a year now.
Me and my spouse have moved from the city to the more rural forests of Närke and we want to go more sustainable.
To replace the diselvan as much as possible is our goal.

I've been reading everything and watched so many reviews from different manufacturers and i can't really decide.

So this Saturday we went and bought a rawbike from "blocket" for 12k SEK. It's a class II moped, 750w, 48v 15.4 Ah. 25km/h topspeed but i unlocked it to 35km/h. It's for my spouse so she can go to the bus and home.
We have a hill that is 3.5km long and has an elevation of 150m. I have to take that one home after working 12h nightshift.

For myself i cant decide what to buy. I'd like an electric ATV but there is only kidsized ones available.

The models i have researched so far:
Haibike trekking 7.5 or 4.0 (dual battery)
R&M - all of them, but supercomuter with 2x500w is the one i think.
Bulls Evo street http://www.pro-e-bike.se/sv/elcyklar-emtb-ebike/marken/bulls-six50-evo-street.html
Scott Sub Tour 10
Butcher and bicycles cargobike

Radrhino fatbike 750w - the Eu model is not updated with the larger battery yet according to their website.

My requirements are Bosch CX and 500wh battery. I'd like a dual battery setup since i have 25km to the city and i want to make sure i can go home at max assist and speed if i need.
And yes i will buy a dongle for it if i get one.

I think there is not much that differs between these models. Motor and battery is key. The rest i "meh".

But then there is the Super soco moped with 2kw and 29Ah battery for 32k SEK with option for another battery.
With the new EU rules there is the speed bikes too. Elcykelguiden.se had an article about it and they mentioned this site:

2kw, 60v 18Ah and topspeed 60km/h for 23k and possible less if you are chosen as a testpilot. I sent an email yesterday.
I like fatbikes and have an Kona Wozo fatbike as my current MTB.

E-Bike or Moped or something in between... That is the question.

3 days ago

Have a 2016 FullSeven Xduro RC and it came with Rock Shox 120mm travel Recon solo air forks. They were OK, but nothing like the Pikes on my Bulls. Also liked the slacker 66 degree head angle on the Bulls as apposed to the 69 degrees on the RC. I found a great deal on a new 160mm travel Lyrik but wondered if installing the longer travel forks on the 120mm travel frame would mess up the geometry. Turns out it totally improved the handling far more than even hoped! Don't notice the higher BB (maybe 20mm), but it gave me about 1 degree slacker head angle and just makes the bike so much better for the rocky terrain I ride. Before the upgrade I preferred my Brose powered Bulls, but now with the new fork and the e-Mtb mode software upgrade it's a total toss up!

I'm wondering if the geometry of this series of Haibike frames are pretty much the same. A buddy has the same year Sduro AMT with 150mm front and rear suspension and it has a 68 head angle which is the same as I now have.

3 days ago

"What’s that!?!?!? It’s a mountain bike! It’s a commuter bike! It’s the Six50 E TR STREET." (From Bulls website)

Ravi Kempaiah
4 days ago


This can certainly do light off road given the 120mm travel.

5 days ago

i been looking hard at Rad products. i like the way they answer questions. I did ride an older model rad city and it was soooo nice. I also rode a BULLS EVO and that was really nice... different ride all together. I am checking used bikes now and shops that sell used. I think for noobs an accessible repair guy is key. I'm prolly going with the rad mini but its hard too make up my mind... i think carr--less folks with e-bikes are the new badass's in town

Va. Bch. Electric Bike Center
1 week ago

Have MT5/MT4 front/rear on my Bulls Monster E FS...one of the nicest break setups I've had. Really hauls those big meats down.

2 weeks ago

The belts are a great low maintenance feature found on several bikes. Riese & Muller is probably the largest ebike manufacturer to offer these on many of their models.

Bulls also have the 2017 Lacuba E8 that uses the Shimano Nexus / Belt set up which is great. https://shop-usa.scooteretti.com/products/bulls-lacuba-evo-e8

Once people know and hear about the benefits of going with a belt we should hopefully see more and more manufacturers producing models for the NA market. The issue, for now, is basically the price as many NA's are still very price sensitive vs many EU regions when it comes to how much they want to pay for their bikes.

But the long-term benefits of these products should actually cost the owner less to operate and certainly require less maintenance which can be very convenient for a lot of people.



Mark Peralta
5 months ago

Assuming everything else is equal (tire pressure, low resistance tires, frictional drag, overall weight, pedal effort, etc...) the major factor for top speed is raw power. Raw power does not necessarily mean the power rating of the motor itself but how much energy can the battery discharge and how much current can the controller (bottle neck) allow to pass through without overheating. So the battery size, quality, health, and state of charge are very important factors. Of course, the faster you go, the more power you consume and the quicker your battery drains down.

Simply saying, the more electrical wattage your battery can spit out, the more of it will also be converted to mechanical wattage by the motor.

JamesY, I just passed by an ebike store today and had a chat with the store owner. The owner mentioned that of all the ebikes, the one that he is most impressed is the Bulls outlaw E45, he said it is gutsier than his Specialized Turbo S and can easily reach 28 mph even on a slight uphill. I think you should try it. It is the only hub drive with a built-in heat sink to prevent overheating of the motor.

Mark Peralta
5 months ago

With your kind of application where you ride 34 miles round trip, mostly flat road at speeds faster than 28 mph, that would require enormous energy (30+wh/mile). You will need a 1,000 watt-hour+ battery and you will need a robust hub drive capable of sustained 500+ watts without overheating (a mid drive will just shred your drive train prematurely).

You are right, the ebike that has that potential is the Crosscurrent S with the biggest battery option 1008 watt-hour (42v 21ah)

Or the Stromer with 983 wh battery.

Other ebikes have smaller batteries but they are still capable for the range but you have to slow down a little bit with average speed somewhere in the 22-24 mph to reduce your battery consumption to about 22wh/mile. Or you can bring a charger with you so you can charge up before going back home. These are the other ebike options with smaller batteries.
Magnum cruiser



Bulls outlaw E45

Easy motion Nitro

Magmun Metro plus


These are just some of your options. Note that some ebikes will cut the power above 28 mph while others will not.
Source: https://electricbikereview.com/category/speed/

7 months ago

Mark, if you are climbing lots of hills then go for the Bulls Outlaw E45. Gotta figure out what is important to you. :)

7 months ago

Is this really an issue? I don't hear about hub motors (and there are a shit ton of them out there) failing because of poor heat dissipation.

Mark Peralta
7 months ago

Yes it has temperature sensor but the heat dissipation would not be as effective as that the 500 watt Bulls Outlaw E45. If you are on a sustained steep climb, the outlaw can tolerate and maintain higher output while other hub motors without the heat sink has to dial down the power or it can overheat and melt the plastic gears and wiring.

7 months ago

I was under the impression that the hub has a temp sensor and the controller can dial back the amperage to keep it from overheating. Maybe I'm wrong?

Mark Peralta
7 months ago

I am very impressed with the Crosscurrent S capability. However, a hub motor has an inherent weakness of poor heat dissipation since it is an out runner design with the heat generated at the center. The right side has the cassette that doubles as a heat sink (but less effective since heat has to pass through the bearing) but the left side is just a bolt that connects to the bike frame with even less heat dissipating capacity. The only ebike I see that addressed heat dissipation at left side is the Bulls outlaw E45. I wish Tora can come up with a similar heat sink since the cross current S is more powerfull and can generate more heat especially on steep hill climbs. Probably then, I will be more compelled to purchase one over the Bulls Outlaw E45.

Quote from the website:
" The more powerful the rear-wheel drive, the less load is felt at the chain ring, chain, and cassette. ... ... To achieve this, the “ventilation fin” (or cooling fin) controls the temperature of the motor without itself getting too hot to further ensure that drive unit provides a high level of performance."

8 months ago

I'm in the process of selecting a new E-Bike with the following requirements. I'm looking for a 28 mph petal assist with enough torque to climb 10° inclines (pavement) I am primarily using this bike for commuting and some gravel bike paths but would like a suspension to handle rough roads. I'm looking at a Stromer ST2 or a Bulls outlaw E45 or BULLS E-Stream EVO 45 FS.

Which bike would better meet my requirements of speed and torque?

I'm 190 pounds and 5'9"

Mark Peralta
9 months ago

You can only get that "continuous acceleration feeling" on hub driven ebikes since there is no power interruption when shifting. If 7k is too much for you, then you may certainly try the St1. Other hub driven options that you may be interested in are the following:

OHM Urban or Sport
BULLS Outlaw E45
Easy motion Nitros
Magnum Peak
Juiced Bikes CrossCurrent
leftover Specialized turbos
leftover 2015 Izip E3 Dash

Good luck!

1 year ago

Assuming the wheels were properly built using the correct tension I'd say that's one part of the bike that you don't have to worry about. I've built quite a lot of wheels and the Andra rim was a joy to work with!!!!!!!

Ravi Kempaiah
1 year ago

Most people don't realize how good of a bike this is...

few days ago... @ymeaway was raving about his Tandem build and using THE strongest rims available (RYDE / Andra)....

Guess what?

The Outlaw E45 does come with RYDE Big Bull Andra Rims... :)

Ravi Kempaiah
1 year ago

You're in for luck. There is one bike that matches all those requirements.
Two weeks ago, I would have hesitated to recommend it but now I am very comfortable recommending Outlaw E45 from BULLS.
By far, the most torque out of a geared hub motor.

You can see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrz5i8O4GiE.

If you want to see more https://goo.gl/photos/H34G3QD9jnZk88fG7.

@rench is perhaps the first in the US to have an upgraded controller and this new controller makes the bike a completely different beast.
He is over 300 lbs and this thing has quite impressive hauling power.
I have ridden the torquey geared hub motors, the 2017 line up from Easy Motion is up there with MAC motors. The SR Suntour motor on the Outlaw is little noisy but it is extremely torquey as well. The fork on that alone retails for $700. It doesn't come with fenders or racks but looks like you're not looking to commute.

You can get it for under $4K and it comes 48V, 14Ah. A massive 670Whrs and for a 230 lb rider, you're looking at 45 miles range easily.

2 months ago

So i assume direct drive motors run cooler than geared hubs? This was the first time i heard you mention thermal properties with the hub motors.

Maarten Vlasblom
7 months ago

I have a similar model, the trekking variant called Bulls Green Mover E45 and bought it here in the Netherlands.
Using it for my daily commuting (26km / 16 miles single ride )

Very happy with this bike after nearly 2000 miles of commuting with it. Only downside is that it only support to 28mph / 45 km/h on the highest setting (Sport) The other settings only support up to 20mph / 35km/h so that is a bit disappointing. I would rather like to spare the battery a bit and use a lower setting while still pedalling approx 40k/h.

My dealer says that the bike can not be updated via a software update. If anyone has a solution i would like to hear it :)

7 months ago

I'm digging this e Bike!!! I want this one!!!

G Henrickson
8 months ago

It seems like the camera mount used in may of your reviews gives rise to really objectionable noise. When hand-held the same drive-train can be nearly silent.The difference is quite shocking! Great reviews...keep them coming. BTW, It appears the entire Bulls line-up has been renamed for 2017...things are getting confusing.

1 year ago

Hey dude, I have the E45 Outlaw as well but not the 2016 Modell, mine has 40nm. but makes only 20db noise, which is unhearable. why is the newer one so much louder is it because of the 12V more?

Daniel Richter
1 year ago

They replaced the engine. Old one was a Go Swissdrive without any transmission inside. Because of this, it was larger than this one and there was no idle mode (makes cycling without engine power a bit harder), but it also was nearly noiseless and had recuperation. The new one is from SR Suntour and uses transmission. I hate these guys for replacing the good old engine by such a bad thing.

1 year ago

man its loud....

1 year ago

"They let us film"?
Isn't it a public sidewalk?

Zach Watevah
1 year ago

omg this one looks so sick

1 year ago

You Live in Palos Verdes ?

Yves-D Poulin
1 year ago

Keep on the good work. Drop the word "like " in your videos and you will get 5 stars out of 5.

Kid In Africa
1 year ago

Can you do more folding bike reviews

Dave C
1 year ago

that cobi system looks nice

Adam Do
1 year ago

what you could do is be a little more critical on your reviews. You talk about mostly plus points but what are the negatives ? how is it in comparison to alternative bikes in that price range ?

Adam Do
1 year ago

what you could do is be a little more critical on your reviews. You talk about mostly plus points but what are the negatives ? how is it in comparison to alternative bikes im that price range ?

Mark Elford
1 year ago

Thats a steep hill 12-18%?

1 year ago

Good video. Here's a simple way to measure grade on a hill that I've used for 30 years or more. My father taught me and I'm sure his father taught him. We never used a level, we used a string with a bubble level on it as that's much more compact and easy to carry.

Also, if those motors heat up like that, why don't you suggest that they start casting heat sink fins that run diagonally across the outer motor hub? This way as the motor turns, it will catch air and force it through the fins removing heat as it goes. I bet you could even make an after market one that wraps around a motor and held in place with a simple lock. Then you can remove it if need be. In any case, keep up the great work.

Mark Elford
1 year ago

I only know the bottle with water method...,theres gotta be something on the new phones that will tell you? i dont have a phone so cant help out.i live at the bottom of a crazy hill that tests all my ebike builds.

1 year ago

I should figure out how to measure hill grades sometime so I can include that with the review... Is there a tool or a method you'd suggest? Indeed, it was a very steep hill!

1 year ago

You should do a giveaway of one of your bikes

Sean Ó Briain
1 year ago

What's your current bike?

1 year ago

Hey Redstonemod! I'd love to do that more often but almost all of the bikes filmed here do not belong to me... I travel around and review them at shops or sometimes at the manufacturer headquarters. I did buy a Haibike a couple years back and gave it to my Uncle when his car started having some troubles. Here's a video we shot together after he had used it for transportation to work for a year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuSKCSFuxdY

Dave C
1 year ago

what bike would you have if you lived in the UK

Dave C
1 year ago

Looks grate thanks

1 year ago

Hmm... Probably a commuter model with fenders and lights because I hear it can rain a bit there. Are we talking about London or the countryside Dave? Here's one I like: https://electricbikereview.com/izip/e3-dash/ it's not super expensive but comes with lots of accessories still, you can use it without feeling bad if it gets banged up while commuting and the battery is easy to remove for charging in the office :D

diego martin de la torre
1 year ago

Sme gustaría escuchar los vídeos en español muchas gracias

1 year ago

Mi novia es mexicana así que tal vez ella le ayudará con un vídeo en español algún día! ¿Hay una ebike en particular que le gustaría ver revisados?

Jay Gurung
1 year ago

hey court,do you know anything about xofo motor?is xofo motor a good and reliable motor?

Jay Gurung
1 year ago

I saw it on some chinese e-bike on Alibaba.According to my online research it seems like a pretty reliable motor brand.they are very active on pedelecs forum too.

1 year ago

Hi Jay! I haven't heard much about that one? Which bike did you see it on or how did you hear about it?

yosef Habib Hafiz
1 year ago

what camera gimble do you use may I ask, and what did you attach the camera with @ 14:38 ?

yosef Habib Hafiz
1 year ago

very nice indeed, and thanx for the reply. btw would you call the Greyp g12s to be a electric bicycle ?

1 year ago

Hey! I bought one of these motorized gimbals for my GoPro 4 a couple years back: http://amzn.to/2eDznRg and I also got one of these bolt on bike mount adapters for the same camera which is what I clip onto the frame to get the up close shots... it kind of looks like this http://amzn.to/2ecK9yZ not sure they sell it anymore? In both cases I have fur stickers around the mics to help with audio quality http://amzn.to/2eDCs3Z hope this helps!