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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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…...

Electric Bike Company Model Y Review

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

A sturdy and powerful step-thru cruiser electric bike that's 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 on day one. 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!) and reflective puncture-resistant…...

iGO Electric Aspire Camillien Review

  • MSRP: $2,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

One of the most affordable road style electric bikes with drop bars and a decent 18-speed drivetrain. Available in two frame sizes, sold through dealers as well as online, ships as a Class 1 product but can be unlocked for faster 28mph (45km/h) Class 3 performance using the free smartphone application.. Extremely lightweight at 40.6lbs (18.4kg), and balanced front to rear. The 250W Bafang planetary geared…...

Stromer ST3 Review

  • MSRP: $7,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

A stealthy urban speed pedelec (L1e-B in Europe) that offers premium design elements, sophisticated pedal assist (measuring pedal torque, terrain incline, and acceleration), keyless activation, GPS theft recovery, and motor tuning via smartphone app. Extremely smooth, quiet, and durable gearless direct drive hub motor from TDCM offers adjustable energy recapture with regenerative braking. Capable 11-speed drivetrain with wide 11-42 tooth cassette, durable Shimano Deore XT derailleur with clutch, upgraded narrow-wide chainring with alloy guard to reduce drops.. Available in two frame styles (sporty high-step and approachable mid-step), three frame sizes ranging from…...

Rad Power Bikes RadMission 1 Review

  • MSRP: $999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

The lightest, most affordable electric bike from Rad Power Bikes. Available in two frame sizes and styles including a sturdy high-step diamond and approachable mid-step mixte. Six color schemes let you personalize the bike and stand out, which is rare for cheaper electric bikes. Lots of attachment points for optional fenders, racks, baskets, bottles, and frame locks.. Surprisingly powerful geared hub motor offers 50nm of torque. Single speed drivetrain is quiet, durable,…...

Juiced Bikes HyperScorpion Review

  • MSRP: $3,199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

The HyperScorpion is a powerfully fast electric moped from Juiced Bikes, high-capacity battery and a custom Bafang motor provide impressive acceleration and range, available in the lower 48 US states with free shipping. Powerful lights and turn signals for safe and legal street operation, durable fenders, mirrors, and…...

Juiced Bikes RipCurrent S Review

  • MSRP: $2,499
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

The RipCurrent S is a powerful fat tire adventure electric bike, high speeds and long range rides feel almost effortless thanks to the massive 998 watt-hour battery pack, available in multiple sizes with free shipping in the contiguous United States. Feature complete with resilient plastic fenders, sturdy rear rack, and lights although only the headlight…...

Cannondale Treadwell Neo EQ Remixte Review

  • MSRP: $2,750
  • MODEL YEAR: 2020

An approachable, feature-rich, lightweight electric bike from a trusted name-brand company. The mixte mid-step frame offers more stiffness and performance than a wave step-thru, but still offers a low stand-over height.. Stylish brushed aluminum alloy fenders keep you dry and the sturdy mounting design doesn't rattle…...