e-Joe Anggun Review

E Joe Anggun Electric Bike Review 1
E Joe Anggun
E Joe Anggun Lcd Throttle Shifters
E Joe Anggun Rear Light
E Joe Anggun Suspension Fork
E Joe Anggun 7 Speed Shimano Tourney
E Joe Anggun 350 Watt Hub Motor
E Joe Anggun Chain Guard
E Joe Anggun Electric Bike Review 1
E Joe Anggun
E Joe Anggun Lcd Throttle Shifters
E Joe Anggun Rear Light
E Joe Anggun Suspension Fork
E Joe Anggun 7 Speed Shimano Tourney
E Joe Anggun 350 Watt Hub Motor
E Joe Anggun Chain Guard

Summary

  • A well rounded, smooth riding, upright electric bike with both pedal assist and twist throttle mode
  • Step-through frame design is easy to approach and offers fenders, a chain guard and lights for utility and safety
  • Medium sized 350 watt motor paired with larger 16 amp hour battery pack extends range and works great in pedal assist mode, 50+ miles in the lowest mode depending on riding conditions

Video Review

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Introduction

Make:

e-Joe

Model:

Anggun

Price:

$1,699 USD (Up to $1,849 with Optional Fenders, Rack and Lights)

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Commuting, Urban

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

1 Year Comprehensive, 30 Day Refundable

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

20132014

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

54 lbs (24.49 kg)

Frame Material:

7020 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

17 in (43.18 cm)

Frame Types:

Step-Thru

Frame Colors:

Black, Watermelon (Red)

Frame Fork Details:

TGS Suspension, No Lockout

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Tourney TX

Shifter Details:

Shimano SIS Index on RIght Bar

Pedals:

Aluminum Alloy Platform

Stem:

Zoom Adjustable

Handlebar:

Zoom Aluminum Alloy, Swept Back

Brake Details:

Tektro Novella Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors and Radius Levers

Grips:

Ergonomic

Saddle:

Oversized Comfort, Vented

Tire Brand:

Kenda

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tire Details:

Puncture Resistant

Accessories:

Adjustable Kickstand, Chain Guard, Removable Battery, Optional LED Lights, Optional Front and Rear Fenders with Mud Flaps, Optional Rear Carry Rack

Other:

Maximum Payload Capacity 300 Pounds

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Peak Output:

520 watts

Battery Brand:

Samsung

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

16 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

576 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium Nickel Cobalt Manganese (LiNCM)

Charge Time:

6 hours

Estimated Min Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Estimated Max Range:

45 miles (72 km)

Display Type:

Fixed Backlit LCD

Readouts:

Speed, Battery Capacity, Odometer, Pedal Assist Mode

Drive Mode:

Torque Sensing Pedal Assist, Twist Throttle

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The e-Joe Anggun would be a great rental or fleet electric bike. It’s approachable due to the step-through design but comes in black or red so it can look sleek or a bit more feminine. With only seven gears it’s easy to use and the chain won’t get loose or out of adjustment as easily as a 21+ speed. It offers both pedal assist to extend range or twist throttle for convenience and fun. The price is good and the little extras like fenders, rear rack, lights and the front shock offer utility and safety that comes in handy as the weather or time of day changes. None of the components are designed for high performance but they all work well and are easy to learn and use. I’m especially fond of the computer button breakout panel that sits right next to the left grip and the gear shifter that sits next to the right grip (and is the same one used on Pedego and Motiv cruisers). The controls are all easy to reach and use when riding which makes it easier and safer to use.

The motor driving the Anggun is a basic 350 watt geared design that offers decent torque but doesn’t weigh a whole lot. During my tests it was quiet, smooth and pretty zippy. It’s not designed to carry you up large hills (and could overheat if pushed too hard, but will automatically shut down and cool off). The best way to use it is in one of four pedal assist modes that are activated with the pedalec sensor mounted on the bottom bracket. Some of the fancier electric mountain bikes are using torque sensors these days (which are more responsive and can feel smoother) but I like the pedalec because you don’t have to push very hard in order to activate the motor and this is nice for weaker individuals or those with sensitive knees.

The battery pack on the Anggun is a highlight because it’s mounted thoughtfully behind the seat post tube and is surrounded (protected by) the seat stay tubes on either side. The pack locks to the bike for security but is easy to remove and can be charged on or off the bike (perfect for commuting or when you need to lighten the bike for transport). The seat flips up and the battery pack slides up, it even has a handle attached at the top. The power of the battery is 36 volts which is pretty average but the capacity is 16 amp hours which is quite a bit.

You can go pretty far with the Anggun and the large LCD display really helps you choose the best drive mode, be it throttle for short fun zips or one of the four pedal assist modes to really extend the pack and make it back home with juice to spare. At 54 pounds the Anggun isn’t the lightest ebike around and wouldn’t be a blast to pedal up a hill without power but the seven speed cassette helps a lot. Overall this is a solid electric bike that feels good because of the shock, oversized bars and ergo grips. It only comes in one size but is fairly adjustable with the stem and seat post settings. It would be a great first ebike, transportation at college or fun around town. By the way, Anggun means “grace” in Indonesian and that’s the inspiration for this design ;)

Pros:

  • Flip-up seat makes battery pack easy to remove for charging on or off the bike
  • Four levels of pedal assist with easy to reach button panel on left handle bar
  • Tektro mechanical disc brakes front and rear provide great stopping power, 160mm rotors
  • Suspension fork smoothes out the ride but is pretty basic, no lockout
  • Kenda puncture resistant tires are solid and offer a bit of give over bumps and cracks because they’re medium sized
  • Step-through frame is easy to mount and the chain guard keeps pants or dresses clean
  • Ergonomic grips feel good and keep hands from wearing out or going numb
  • The seat and grips match and look really nice
  • Rear rack offers a bit of extra storage capacity and works with most standard bags or panniers
  • Mid-mounted battery keeps weight relatively low and distributed across the frame
  • Optional fenders and lights keep you clean and safe
  • Metal cassette guard in rear protects the derailleur in the event of a crash or tipped bicycle
  • Upright design with swept back handle bars is easy on the back and keeps your head in the alert position for city riding

Cons:

  • Rear light requires additional batteries while front light is wired right into the battery pack
  • Headlight has to be activated with a switch on the light vs. using the LCD computer
  • Adjustable stem requires tool and can get loose if riding over lots of bumps and curbs
  • Pedals are small and the rubber strip surface can be slippery if they get wet

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Comments (6) YouTube Comments

Cham Pignon
5 years ago

Any comment on the waterproofing? The underside of the battery is a weak point in the cheaper bikes. Please put the camera down there! Thanks.

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Court
5 years ago

Appreciate the feedback, will call that out more in future reviews and try to get some better shots of where and how the battery attaches. I think the Anggun is very similar in design to other value ebikes and the battery is relatively safe from water with the mounting point under the pack at the bottom. Even if some water gets down there, it won’t necessarily break the pack but may cause corrosion over time if you don’t dry it off and keep an eye on it. The fact that it has front and rear fenders helps.

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Peter Lamberu
5 years ago

You talked about the motor not having much power or torque. My question is that, can the e-joe Anggun hold 15-10mph using only the twist throttle? Also how would the this ebike hold up on grass and bumpy surfaces (Florida). Thank you.

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Court
5 years ago

Hi Peter, it has good power but is more average compared to some of the higher performance ebikes. I think it would perform very well on average terrain and even handle dirt paths and some grass if you pedal along. You should be able to maintain 18mph easily in assist mode if you pedal along, even the throttle will achieve this as long as there aren’t big hills or strong wind oncoming.

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Dawn
5 years ago

Court, I am looking for my first e-bike and wanted to get one from a shop near by for those future repair needs. I have narrowed it down between the e-joe 3.0 and the Motiv sleek. I am leaning towards the e-joe because it has all the bells and whistles (fenders, lights, rack) and pedal assist with 350 watt motor and 16 amp battery for 1600.00. The Motiv 500 watt motor, 15 amp long range battery, no extras for 1850.00. I will mostly use for recreational, but would like to be able to get up a hill or two. You seem to really like the Motiv, but I was wondering with the price comparison I am leaning towards the e-joe. Any thoughts?

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Court
5 years ago

Great question Dawn, both ebikes offer great value but one thing comes to mind. If you want that extra power and range it’s going to be hard to “upgrade” the e-Joe later. You can easily add fenders, bell, lights etc. to the Motiv at any time and if you’re just riding for fun then it might not be as important (depending on where you live and when you ride etc.) sometimes when we’re going from one year to the next you can also get a deal on “last season” bikes. This might be worth asking at the shop or reaching out to Motiv and saying that you discovered their bikes here and were hoping to get one at a price that was closer to the e-Joe, they might help you out. Of course, the e-Joe will certainly climb and with pedal assist you can help out and have no problem – especially if you bring a little bit of speed when approaching the hill :)

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