Hub Motor Electric Bike Reviews

This type of electric bike utilizes a hub motor (or two) that is built into the wheel. It’s the most affordable type of drive system and often works well with throttle operation. There are two types of hub motors: geared and gearless. Gearless tends to weigh more, provides less torque (especially at low speeds), produce some magnetic drag when not engaged, but may offer regenerative braking, and tend to be very durable and quiet. Geared hub motors tend to be compact, lightweight, and affordable, but they produce a bit of whirring noise during operation and may not be as durable over long periods of use. They freewheel efficiently without producing drag, but cannot provide regen braking. Since motor weight is positioned inside the bicycle wheel itself, it increases unsprung weight if the bike has suspension. It also requires custom spokes, wheels, and axles that bite into the frame to provide forward movement. For this reason, they may also require a torque arm to secure the axle against the frame.
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Electric Bike Company Model E Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

High quality, fairly affordable, step-thru cruiser ebike with 24" or 26" wheels, wide stable balloon tires, and highly adjustable stem and handlebar. Assembled and customized in America, great customer service, industry leading five year comprehensive warranty! Ships fully assembled, 100% ready to ride on day one. Extra emphasis on charger and battery quality, lots of battery capacity upgrades for long-range riding or heavy throttle use. High 350lb max weight rating.. Comes standard with bright integrated lights and reflective puncture-resistant tires. You can order optional paint-matched…...

Magnum Scout Review

  • MSRP: $2,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A sturdy feature-rich fat tire electric bike complete with fenders, a rear cargo rack, and optional front rack. Four color options include unique urban and desert camo, as well as black and desert tan. Integrated lights are powered by the rechargeable ebike battery, both have two LEDs for increased brightness, the rear light blinks when braking. Reflective tires further increase your visual footprint.. Premium look and feel with all-black hardware, including the spokes and suspension fork stanchions. Vast…...

Blix Aveny Skyline Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A stylish, city oriented electric bicycle complete with paint-matched rear rack, aluminum alloy fenders, and integrated lights with brake activation. Refined from previous generations it offers a cleaner and stronger frame, hidden motor controller, and bottle cage bosses on the seat tube.. Double tube mid-step frame combines strength with approachability. While this ebike only comes in one…...

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 Plus Review

  • MSRP: $1,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

The classic high-step version of the proven RadCity hybrid electric bike featuring frame, wheel, brake, and battery upgrades for its 5th generation. Available in black only, this model comes in one frame size but offers an adjustable angle stem and extra long 390mm seat post. Ergonomic grips, hybrid tires, locking suspension fork, and optional suspension seat post provide comfort. The rear rack is now removable, and positioned so the saddle won't collide in low positions.. A growing fleet of mobile service vans and storefronts in the US, Canada, and Europe…...

Magnum Nomad Review

  • MSRP: $2,339
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A comfort oriented mid-step fat tire ebike complete with fenders, a rear cargo rack, optional front rack, and integrated lights. The mid-step frame is easy to mount and stabilize while providing good stiffness and strength for light off-road use. Adjustable angle stem, riser handlebar, and low minimum saddle height provide a good range of fit.. Premium look and feel with all-black hardware, including the spokes and suspension fork stanchions. Four…...

Blix Vika+ Flex Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

An elegant folding electric bike sold in four classy colors with matching fork, rear rack, and aluminum alloy fenders. Velo brand ergonomic grips, Selle Royal gel saddle, and wider 2.4" CST tires provide enhanced comfort. Higher power, improved battery controller design, the bike has bottle cage bosses!. Excellent integrated lights front and rear. The headlight points where you steer and offers side…...

Gocycle G4i Review

  • MSRP: $4,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The 4th generation Gocycle, one of the fanciest and lightest folding electric bikes available today! Improved half-folding design is much faster and cleaner than removing the wheels on prior model years. Updated motor offers more power with less noise. Available in three professional colors, premium optional accessories for improved utility.. Internally geared electronically actuated Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub provides predictive or manual shifting options with…...

Magnum Pathfinder 500W Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

An approachable fully-equipped electric bike available in four colors, sold direct and through a large network of dealers. The step-thru frame is approachable, but felt very stiff and capable. Large 3.0" wide plus-sized tires add comfort and stability to the smaller 20" wheel size. Impressive 180mm hydraulic disc brakes provide smooth and powerful stopping.. While only available in one frame size, the extra long 390mm seat post and adjustable…...

Blix Sol Eclipse Review

  • MSRP: $1,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A stylish approachable cruiser electric bike with excellent weight distribution and balance. Available in four beautiful colors, it comes with a large comfortable saddle, swept-back handlebar, ergonomic grips, and adjustable angle stem.. Great safety upgrades including puncture resistant tires that also have reflective sidewall stripes, an integrated…...

Rad Power Bikes RadCity 5 Plus Step-Thru Review

  • MSRP: $1,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

An approachable step-thru version of the proven RadCity hybrid electric bike featuring frame, wheel, brake, and battery upgrades for its 5th generation. Available in black or white color schemes, the step-thru offers lower standover and minimum saddle height, but introduces some frame flex. Adjustable angle stem, ergonomic grips, hybrid tires, and locking suspension fork provide fit and comfort. The rear rack is now removable, and positioned so the saddle won't collide in low positions.. A growing fleet of mobile service vans and storefronts in the US, Canada, and Europe…...