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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Electric Bike Company Model S Review

  • MSRP: $1,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

One of the most powerful cruiser style electric bikes on the market today, available in three classy colors, two frame styles (high-step and step-thru), but only one frame size with an adjustable stem. Single-speed drivetrain is simple, quiet, and durable, but makes starting from standstill difficult without using…...

EcoMotion Tour e-Road Review

  • MSRP: $1,299
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight road or city style electric bike with basic 7-speed drivetrain, sporty deep-dish rims, and hydraulic disc brakes with motor inhibitors on both levers. Great display panel with lots of extra diagnostic readouts, the twist-throttle can be disabled at…...

DJ Bikes DJ Mountain Bike Review

  • MSRP: $1,399
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

Affordable electric bike that performs adequately through the city or on light off-road trails with an integrated front headlight that allow for riding in low light and front suspension to help absorb some of the bumps. 500 watt hub motor allows for a top factory speed of 20 mph, which can…...

Stromer ST5 Review

  • MSRP: $9,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

One of the fastest accelerating, yet quietest, most technologically advanced electric bikes on the market today, seamless battery integration, hidden wires, pressure-sensitive touch screen with anti-theft and GPS tracking. Custom motor tuning via iOS and Android app, peak motor torque output of 48 Nm…...

2018 Blix Aveny Review

  • MSRP: $1,899
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A classically styled city bike available in smaller step-thru with 26" wheels and larger high-step with 28" wheels, both include beautiful paint-matched plastic fenders and alloy racks. The faux leather saddle and grips match custom Kenda tires and fit seamlessly with four…...

2018 Surface 604 Rook Review

  • MSRP: $1,799
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A relatively affordable, well-supported, feature packed electric bike with plastic fenders, a chain cover, integrated LED Lights, and an adjustable suspension fork. With shorter reach and an adjustable-angle stem, this ebike feels pretty upright and relaxed, the…...

Pedego City Commuter Black Edition Review

  • MSRP: $3,795
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A tricked-out city bike with some cruiser styling and lots of comfort features, adjustable air suspension fork, adjustable seat post shock, adjustable stem, and swept-back handlebar. Everything is black on this ebike, even the suspension stanchions! this helps the motor, battery,…...

Surface 604 Boar E750 Hunter Review

  • MSRP: $2,199
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A camouflaged fat tire electric bike complete with sturdy racks and a powerful 750 watt motor, responsive torque-sensing pedal assist and throttle on demand. Powerful 180 mm hydraulic disc brakes, sturdy alloy platform pedals, stiff 15 mm thru-axle with…...

2018 Amego Infinite Review

  • MSRP: $1,999
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A feature rich, city style electric bike, available in four beautiful colors and approachable step-thru with double tubing for stiffness or taller high-step. Impressive 48 volt 13 amp hour Lithium-ion battery with USB charging port on the side…...

Coboc ONE Soho Review

  • MSRP: $5,520
  • MODEL YEAR: 2018

A lightweight, understated, single-speed, electric bike made in three sizes, priced higher with many custom-made and premium parts, combined torque and cadence sensing pedal assist. Great option as a second bike or "Sunday bike" because the narrower tires and lightweight…...