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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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…...

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…...

Lectric eBikes Lectric XP Step-Thru Review

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

Ultra affordable folding electric fat bike that looks pretty nice in two colors (black or white) with stylish accents. Great utility here with sturdy steel fenders, rear cargo rack, and integrated LED lights. Impressive 28mph top speed option. The step-thru version is super approachable with a low stand-over height but reinforced for stiffness and strength, supporting up to 330lbs total.. Adjustable seat post and telescoping steer post allows this bike to fit a range of…...