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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C3STROM Astro Pro Review

  • MSRP: $2,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A motorcycle inspired electric bike with premium integrated lights, turn signals, electronic horn, fenders, and adjustable high speed performance. Custom designed aluminum alloy frame, triple crown suspension fork, swept-back handlebar, gel saddle, and rear rack set the Astro apart from similar products.. Powerful 750 watt Bafang hub motor responds quickly to a 24 magnet cadence sensor in…...

Momentum Voya E+ 1 Review

  • MSRP: $3,200
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An efficient, light weight, road style electric bike with drop bars, and Class 1 performance. The all-aluminum frame and fork include mounting points for a front rack, rear rack, two bottle cages, and fenders! It's available in three frame sizes and two colors. Additional spacing at the fork and stays can accommodate higher volume treaded tires.. Efficient 250 watt planetary geared hub motor delivers up to 25nm of torque. The motor…...

Surface 604 Shred Review

  • MSRP: $2,599
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A feature rich hardtail electric mountain bike with 9-speed drivetrain, plus sized 2.8" wide tires, sturdy 15mm thru-axle, adjustable top speed, responsive torque sensing pedal assist, quiet motor, and trigger throttle with full power. Upright geometry, integrated headlight, and lots of mounting points make this a versatile platform.. Available in two frame sizes, and a third XS version with 26" wheels for youth…...

JupiterBike Discovery X7 Review

  • MSRP: $1,195
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A six-speed folding electric bike made from light weight magnesium alloy, offers pedal assist and throttle modes. Mid-sized hybrid tires and adjustable bumper suspension for the rear wheel improve comfort and make the bike unique. Solid one year warranty.. Cast magnesium wheels are extra tough, and won't go out of true the way traditional…...

Propella 9S PRO Review

  • MSRP: $1,699
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An efficient, relatively light weight and well-balanced electric bicycle. There's enough space for gravel tires, fenders, and mounting points to add a rear rack and folding lock. Clean aesthetic with internally routed cables and blacked out hardware. Custom battery pack uses premium 21700 Samsung cells, comes with an excellent three amp fast charger.. Offers a unique blend of urban efficiency with good comfort. The higher volume 27.5" x…...

Surface 604 Colt Review

  • MSRP: $2,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A sturdy high-step hybrid electric bike that comes in two frame sizes! Includes premium aluminum alloy fenders, deluxe rear rack, integrated lights, and two battery and charger options for long range. Relaxed handlebar, adjustable angle stem, high volume 27.5" tires, ergonomic touch points, and optional suspension seat post offer comfort.. Unique combination of torque sensing pedal assist with trigger throttle that overrides for added power.…...

Momentum Voya E+ 3 Review

  • MSRP: $2,400
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

A light weight road style electric bike with flat handlebar and potential for many utility upgrades. All-aluminum frame and fork includes mounting points for a front rack, rear rack, two bottle cages, and fenders! Available in three frame sizes, two colors, and high-step frame style.. Efficient 250 watt planetary geared hub motor delivers up to 25nm of torque. The motor…...

Rad Power Bikes RadExpand 5 Review

  • MSRP: $1,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An affordable folding electric bike with powerful geared hub motor, high capacity 48 volt battery pack, integrated lights with bright braking activation, custom plastic fenders, and a sturdy rear rack all included! Optional front tray, baskets, panniers, suspension seat post, child seat, mobile delivery service, and more.. Sturdy reinforced step-thru frame is approachable, offers a highly adjustable handlebar, and is available in…...

Surface 604 Rook Review

  • MSRP: $2,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

An approachable step-through that comes in two frame sizes and two colors! This hybrid electric bike offers fenders, deluxe rear rack, integrated lights, and two battery options for long range. Relaxed handlebar, adjustable angle stem, high volume 27.5" tires, and ergonomic touch points offer comfort.. Unique combination of torque sensing pedal assist with trigger throttle that overrides for added power.…...

Electra Townie Go! 7D Step-Thru Review

  • MSRP: $1,749
  • MODEL YEAR: 2022

One of the most affordable name brand electric bikes on the market right now, priced to compete with online ebikes but offers dealer assembly, fitting, post-purchase support, and comes in two frame styles and seven color options! The step-thru is a small-medium with 26" tires and the high-step is a medium-large with 27.5" tires.. Two gender neutral color options for the step-thru presumably for guys who aren't as tall…...