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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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…...

Blix Packa Genie Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021, 2022

A fully-equipped electric cargo bike with fenders, integrated lights, USB charging port, and a large versatile rear rack. It comes in three colors, has an adjustable stem to improve fit, uses 24" wheels that make loading easy but still provide good comfort, and has a dual-battery option for extended range!. The Genie improves upon the original Packa model by granting three of the top customer…...

Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus Review

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

A proven fat tire electric bike with frame, brake, and battery upgrades for its 6th generation. The high-step version is slightly larger and stiffer than the step-thru, but only comes in a black color scheme. Wide 4" tires provide stability, traction, and float for navigating soft terrain like gravel, sand, and snow. Shorter stem, mid-rise handlebar, ergonomic grips, and adjustable suspension fork delivery comfort.. Network of mobile service vans and multiple storefronts in the US, Canada, and Europe make…...

Magnum Voyager Review

  • MSRP: $2,349
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The Voyager is the latest fully-equipped commuting ebike from Magnum, with a high-step frame but otherwise identical to the step-thru Navigator, standard one-year warranty and two eye-catching accent colors. Excellent rack with plenty of mount points and included bungee, sturdy alloy fenders are expertly…...

Magnum Summit Review

  • MSRP: $2,349
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The Summit is the latest hardtail electric mountain bike from Magnum with upgrades to the drivetrain, suspension, and electronics integration, available in four tasteful accent colors and two wheel size options, available online or from a wide US dealer network. Continued use of high quality Samsung cells for the high capacity battery pack, now fully…...

Pedego Boomerang Review

  • MSRP: $2,995
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

Possibly the lowest low-step mass market electric bicycle ever created! The standover height is just 8" (20.3cm) off the ground, making it extremely easy to mount and stabilize. Available in two frame sizes with 24" or 26" wheels respectively, five beautiful colors that span the fork, rear rack, and chain cover, and two battery pack sizes (480wh or 720wh).. Premium Schwalbe puncture resistant balloon tires with reflective sidewall stripes pair nicely with the Satori…...

Pedego Comfort Cruiser Review

  • MSRP: $1,995
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

One of the original, most proven, cruiser style electric bikes. With a lower price point, larger dealer network, and the addition of pedal assist in recent years... this ebike stands out from the crowd. Available in two frame styles (step-thru and high-step) two wheel sizes (24" and 26") and three colors (Coral, Blue, or Red).. Beautiful aesthetic with premium paint on the frame, fork, chain cover, and even the rims!…...