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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Blix Packa Genie Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2021

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!…...

Rad Power Bikes RadRover 6 Plus Step-Thru Review

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

An approachable step-thru version of the proven RadRover fat tire electric bike featuring frame, brake, and battery upgrades for its 6th generation. Available in black or white color schemes, the step-thru offers lower standover and minimum saddle height but introduces some frame flex. Wide 4" tires provide stability, traction, and float for navigating soft terrain like gravel, sand, and snow. Shorter stem, 5 removable spacers, mid-rise handlebar, ergonomic grips, and adjustable suspension fork provide comfort fit options.. Network of mobile service vans and multiple storefronts in the US, Canada, and Europe make…...

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…...