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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Delfast TOP 3.0 Review

  • MSRP: $6,649
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The TOP 3.0 is a dirt bike styled electric bike from Delfast, available in three colors with an excellent warranty, capable of high speeds on throttle only or pedal assist using the Gates Carbon Belt drivetrain. Immense amounts of power and speed with a 3,000 watt rear hub motor and almost…...

Surface 604 Quad Review

  • MSRP: $2,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A hardtail urban cross country electric that's straight out of the 1980's with quadangle frame design! Available in two sizes for improved fit, with two battery options for extended range. Impressive 9-speed drivetrain with upgraded shifter and derailleur. Powerful 180mm hydraulic disc brakes with large dual piston calipers and electronic motor inhibitor switches on both levers.. The criss-cross top tube design looks cool and improves frame stiffness for off-road use, even…...

Super73 RX Review

  • MSRP: $3,245
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The RX is Super73's flagship electric minibike for 2021, available online and from a growing global network of dealers, with two eye-catching colors and a one-year comprehensive warranty. Integrated lights with brake activation, high-volume horn, and full coverage plastic fenders allow for safe and dry city commuting. Motorcycle-inspired design features an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame, heavy-duty spokes with extra-wide hub spacing, and…...

Surface 604 Rook Review

  • MSRP: $2,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A feature-complete and approachable step-through hybrid electric bike available in two frame sizes and two colors. The Rook comes standard with an integrated rear rack, fenders, and lights that run off of the main battery pack. The rear light activates when braking, the bike has two USB charging ports, and there's an optional battery size upgrade!. A rare combination of a torque sensing with a hub motor delivers a smooth and…...

Nireeka Homie Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

The Nireeka Homie is an affordably priced full suspension eMTB with an eye-catching custom frame design, carbon fiber frame and components keep weight remarkably low for an ebike, available in three sizes to fit a wide range of riders, available online-only with shipping to most countries around the globe. An impressive selection of upgrade and accessory options for virtually all components, high-quality Shimano hydraulic…...

Electric Bike Company Model M Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

A super approachable wave style step-thru cruiser with small 24" wheels that keep the frame low to the ground. Assembled and customized in America. Extremely well supported with great customer service and an industry leading five year comprehensive warranty! Ships fully assembled, 100% ready to ride. Extra emphasis on charger and battery quality here with extra fuses and higher quality parts.. Comes standard with bright integrated lights (two 6-LED lights on the rear!) Optional rear rack…...

iGO Electric Core Extreme 3.0 Review

  • MSRP: $1,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020, 2021

A hardtail electric fat bike with extra large 4.5" wide tires that improve float and traction. Gnarly Kenda Juggernaut tires feature bigger knobs spaced further apart that dig into loamy, snowy, or sandy terrain. Redesigned hydroformed aluminum alloy frame is sturdy but approachable with lower standover height, due to aggressively sloped top tube, and fully integrated downtube battery pack. The bike is feature complete with alloy fenders, rear rack, and integrated lights.. Advanced 32 pulse cadence sensor is responsive and durable. Unique "Electronics Access Port" bottom bracket…...

Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020, 2021

The fully accessorized version of the RadRunner electric bike. This is a compact utility ebike with unique 20" x 3.3" fat tires and adjustable suspension fork (compression, lockout, rebound). Comes stock with extended seat and flip-down pegs for a passenger, as well as extra wide fenders and an upgraded 500 lumen headlight. Also compatible with the standard racks, bags, and Yepp! child seat.. Integrated lights, including a blinking rear light that goes bright when the brakes are pulled,…...

Electric Bike Company Model R Review

  • MSRP: $2,199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020, 2021

A sturdy, powerful, step-thru cruiser electric bike with 26" or 24" wheels and stable plus sized tires. Assembled and customized in America, great customer service and an industry leading five year comprehensive warranty! Ships fully assembled, 100% ready to ride on day one. Extra emphasis on charger and battery quality, expandable capacity from 556 to 1440 watt hours.. Comes standard with bright integrated lights (two 6-LED lights on the rear!) and reflective puncture-resistant…...

Pedego Element Review

  • MSRP: $1,495
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020, 2021

A compact fat tire electric bike designed around a sturdy but approachable mid-step frame. With its low stand-over height and potential for low minimum saddle height, this is one of the few ebikes that works well for petite riders and even kids! The highly adjustable top-speed settings for pedal assist and throttle add safety or extend range by reducing power consumption. Optional aluminum alloy fenders, rear rack, headlight, and bags add utility.. Six beautiful colors allow for personalization if friends, partners, or family members each buy an…...