Eahora Snow X6 Review

Eahora Snow X6 Electric Bike Review
Eahora Snow X6
Eahora Snow X6 Integrated Front Led White Headlight
Eahora Snow X6 Internal 48v 13ah Samsung Battery
Eahora Snow X6 7 Inch Wide Comfort Saddle Rear Mounted 40mm Provision Kickstand
Eahora Snow X6 52 Tooth Steel Chainring With Alloy Guard
Eahora Snow X6 350 Watt Rear Mounted Shengyi Gearless Motor
Eahora Snow X6 30mm Rise 570mm Width Handlebars And Cockpit View
Eahora Snow X6 King Meter Fixed Monochrome Display And Controls
Eahora Snow X6 Folded Profile
Eahora Snow X6 1.4lb 2amp Battery Charger Dc Barrel Jack Plug
Eahora Snow X6 1.4lb 2amp Battery Charger Dc Barrel Jack Plug Rear
Eahora Snow X6 Stock Folding Black
Eahora Snow X6 Stock Folding White
Eahora Snow X6 Electric Bike Review
Eahora Snow X6
Eahora Snow X6 Integrated Front Led White Headlight
Eahora Snow X6 Internal 48v 13ah Samsung Battery
Eahora Snow X6 7 Inch Wide Comfort Saddle Rear Mounted 40mm Provision Kickstand
Eahora Snow X6 52 Tooth Steel Chainring With Alloy Guard
Eahora Snow X6 350 Watt Rear Mounted Shengyi Gearless Motor
Eahora Snow X6 30mm Rise 570mm Width Handlebars And Cockpit View
Eahora Snow X6 King Meter Fixed Monochrome Display And Controls
Eahora Snow X6 Folded Profile
Eahora Snow X6 1.4lb 2amp Battery Charger Dc Barrel Jack Plug
Eahora Snow X6 1.4lb 2amp Battery Charger Dc Barrel Jack Plug Rear
Eahora Snow X6 Stock Folding Black
Eahora Snow X6 Stock Folding White

Summary

  • An affordable folding electric bike that is fairly nimble and comfortable with plus-sized tires, plenty of power and range as well as regenerative capabilities from the Shengyi electrical system, available in two frame colors with a one-year comprehensive warranty
  • Shimano Altus is a step-up in terms of quality and provides smooth shifting, Logan hydraulic disc brakes provide huge stopping power with large 180mm rotors, and the ride is fairly comfortable thanks to the gel saddle and locking ergonomic grips
  • electrical assistance is provided by a 350-500 watt gearless hub motor from Shengyi paired with a high-capacity 624 watt-hour battery, activated by either the sealed 12-magnet cadence sensor or a variable thumb throttle
  • limited accessories and mounting points, cables are not internally routed and are thus vulnerable to getting caught and damaged, no puncture protection or reflective sidewall striping on the tires

Video Review

Introduction

Make:

Eahora

Model:

Snow X6

Price:

$1,290

Body Position:

Upright, Forward

Suggested Use:

Sand and Snow, Travel, Travel

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedelec (Class 3)
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Warranty:

1 Month

Availability:

United States, Canada

Model Year:

2019

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

50.6 lbs (22.95 kg)

Battery Weight:

8 lbs (3.62 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

14 in (35.56 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

14" Seat Tube, 24" Reach, 24.5" Stand Over Height, 30" Minimum Saddle Height, 23.25" Width, 64" Length

Frame Types:

Folding

Frame Colors:

Matte Black, White

Frame Fork Details:

Aluminum Alloy, 130mm Hub Spacing, 9mm Axle with Quick Release Skewer

Frame Rear Details:

145mm Hub Spacing, 12mm Keyed Threaded Axle with 18mm Nuts

Attachment Points:

Fender bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 Shimano Altus Tourney Rear Derailleur, 16-32 Tooth Freewheel

Shifter Details:

Shimano Trigger Shifters on Right

Cranks:

170mm Length, Square Taper Bottom Bracket Spindle, 52 Tooth Steel Chainrings with One Side Guard

Pedals:

Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Folding Platform, Black

Headset:

Threadless, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, Straight 1-1/2"

Stem:

Aluminum Alloy, Telescoping Height, Neco 300mm Base with 270mm Extension, 28mm Clamp Diameter

Handlebar:

Aluminum Alloy, 30mm Rise, 570mm Width

Brake Details:

Logan Hydraulic Disc with 180mm Rotors, Four-Finger Levers with Motor Inhibitors

Grips:

Faux Leather with Ergonomic Edge and Locking Rings

Saddle:

7" Wide Comfort Gel

Seat Post:

Aluminum, Quick Release Collar

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

33.9 mm

Rims:

Aluminum Alloy, Double Walled, 42.5mm Outer Width, 36 Hole, Black

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge Front 13 Gauge Rear, Black

Tire Brand:

Chao Yang, 20" x 3" (76-406)

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

30 PSI, 2.5 BAR

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

E-PAS Energy Capture System over 14mph, Integrated LED Headlight, Steel Derailleur Guard, Rear Mount Kickstand (40mm Mount), Bottom Bracket Support Mount

Other:

Locking Removable Downtube Integrated Battery Pack, D-Power 1.4lb 2 Amp Charger, Basic Assembly Toolkit

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Shengyi

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Motor Peak Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

15 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

Samsung

Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

13 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

624 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Estimated Max Range:

75 miles (121 km)

Display Type:

King Meter, Fixed, Backlit, Monochrome LCD

Readouts:

Battery Level (5 Bars), Speed, Avg. Speed, Max Speed, Power Level (0-5), Odometer, Trip A, Trip B

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (Sealed Cedence Sensor)

Top Speed:

28 mph (45 kph)


Written Review

To run the forums, host the website, and travel, I charge a universal service fee for my reviews. This in-depth review was sponsored by Eahora. My goal is to be transparent and unbiased with you, this video and writeup are not meant to be an endorsement of Eahora products. I welcome your corrections, additions, and feedback in the comments below and the Eahora electric bike forums.

Pros:

  • Covered by a one-year comprehensive warranty and available in two colors, I appreciate the white frame as it offers great visibility
  • The plus-sized tires are a capable set of Chao Yang’s that measure 20” x 3” wide, these offer similar benefits to traction and comfort as fat tires while being more lightweight and nimble, and the smaller diameter gives a mechanical advantage to the hub motor
  • The grips are both locking and ergonomic, the faux leather is a nice touch of comfort and having locking grips is nice when riding offroad and bearing down on them a bit more
  • I appreciate the battery integrated headlight included on the Snow X6, it is a generic light and not very powerful but bright enough for safety and to “be seen”, and it’s always nice to be able to operate the headlight from the control pad
  • The comfort gel saddle is moderately wide and soft, this is a great fit for a bike that has both throttle and electric pedal assist, because it’s comfortable to sit on but also not so wide that it makes pedaling difficult
  • Mechanically the Snow X6 is operated by an eight-speed Shimano Altus groupset with a 52 tooth chainring in the front and a 16-32 tooth freewheel in the rear, Altus is a good quality system and is a step-up from Shimano’s entry-level system Tourney. The shifters here are trigger shifters, different than the SiS Index thumb shifters I often see on folding bike. I appreciate that Eahora included a steel derailleur guard, this is especially important on a folding bike to protect the derailleur from bumps and damage while the bike is folded.
  • Stopping the bike is a set of 180mm hydraulic disc brakes in both the front and the rear, these are made by Logan and provide a huge amount of stopping power thanks to the large rotors, and being hydraulic means that they are very easy to actuate even for riders who have sensitivities or weakness regarding grip strength. These brakes also include motor inhibitors that will cut power to the motor immediately when you actuate the brake levers, always a welcome safety feature and even more important on a bike like the Snow X6 that uses cadence-based pedal assist
  • Driving the bike is a 350-500 watt rear hub motor from Shengyi, I got to visit the Shengyi factory in China and I was impressed with what I saw, this paired with the powerful battery delivers plenty of electric assistance while also allowing for power regeneration
  • You can engage the motor with either the cadence-based pedal-assist through the 3 different modes or you can use the variable thumb throttle, I personally liked using the throttle to get going since there is a small delay before the cadence sensor will kick in. I do want to note that the cadence sensor here is a sealed 12-magnet sensor, having it sealed is wonderful and will keep it from getting dirty or damaged while riding or folding
  • Powering the Snow X6 is a 48v 13ah battery, this is fairly high capacity for a folding bike and uses high-quality Samsung cells
  • the backlit grayscale display is large and easy to read even in direct sunlight, and it provides a lot of data with room for you to customize what is shown to suit your own needs
  • After riding this thing off-road, I was super impressed with its capabilities, I actually got to take it out in the snow if you are able to check out the video review, I suggest it
  • One thing unique to the Eahora Snow X6 is their E-PAS technology which can capture kinetic energy and use it to recharge the battery. Unlike some systems which capture energy from pedaling or from regenerative brakes, E-PAS captures kinetic energy if the Snow X6 is in pedal assist level 0 and traveling at least 14mph… which essentially means that it works when coasting downhill, since pedaling faster than 14mph on a folding bike is a pretty intense workout and probably not worth the gain in electricity. This is a pretty cool feature if you live in an area with plenty of hills that can capitalize on it, but your mileage will vary depending on where you live and your riding habits

Cons:

  • only available in one frame size which means it may not fit very large or very small riders, and only available to purchase online so there is no way to test ride it before buying. This can also make maintenance or warranty claims expensive and/or difficult as there is no physical shop to visit
  • The tires don’t include any puncture protection so you may need to add your own depending on where you ride, and they also lack reflective striping on the sidewall which means less side visibility especially at night, fortunately they have a white frame option which provides a lot of extra visibility
  • Removing the battery is a multi-step process and can be a bit frustrating, you have to fold the bike in half and then unlock the battery which is a bit difficult since the key slot is on the bottom of the frame and out of sight
  • No rear light is included, I would recommend picking up a cheap one that you can attach to the seatpost or clip on to a helmet for better night visibility
  • There are limited accessory options due to the lack of mounting points, the only bosses are for fenders but even there you’ll still have to purchase and mount your own fenders. There are no bosses for racks or baskets, so this ebike won’t work as well for commuting use cases
  • The wires aren’t really internally routed here so they could get snagged while riding or transporting, and it takes away from the clean look that some other bikes have
  • Unique to folding bikes is an occurrence called cable stretch, this can happen if you raise the telescoping stem to the maximum height which stretches out the control cables, especially when turning. This is a difficult problem to address since lengthening the cables can leave them too long at the lowest stem height. If you’re a tall rider just make sure that you keep an eye on the control cables when setting your stem height
  • The included shim for the seatpost is made of plastic, all the other shims I have seen and used were made of metal. I assume the plastic construction is to save costs, the shim did work fine during my test rides but I worry about how durable it will be long-term

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Comments (13) YouTube Comments

Rich Hill
11 months ago

Nice review, I have been looking at this model for some time, and then Bam you did a review. thanks for the great review kind of smaller version of the Rattan fat bear. Court I have talked to you before, My frist ebike in 2012 was a Izip then I bought a Nakto, and now after your review I have ordered Eahora snow x6, I also had been looking at swagtron and ecotric fold. and really struggled between the ecotric fold 48v and Eahora. I do hope more people look at Eahora seems to not get much attention for what it offers. Hopefully your review will help, much thanks Court for all you do.

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Carm
11 months ago

Does anyone know what the dimensions are of this bike when folded?

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Court
11 months ago

No, I’m sorry Carm! It looks like Mikey didn’t measure and record those dimensions when doing this review. However, I have covered similar products and measured the dimensions of a folding fat tire ebike at: L 37″ x W 18″ x H 27″ for the Lectric XP. You can see it here and compare just to get a rough estimate.

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Carm
11 months ago

Thanks for the quick reply Court! Seems like the company is unfortunately plagued with missed or late delivery issues as a lot of crowdfunded ebikes seem to head towards, and then technical issues on delivery :/ It’s too bad since a full suspension foldable with all the other features this one seems to purport are insanely rare! But I’ll have to continue my search :)

Davy
11 months ago

Almost pulled the trigger on this bike, but the new Eahora X5 and X7 models look even better. Eahora just updated their website showing them off. I preordered the X7 plus.

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Court
11 months ago

Thanks for the feedback, Davy! I hope it works out great for you and welcome any feedback once you’ve ridden for a bit ;)

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Robert Kyhn
10 months ago

Nice review Court. I’ve been interested in a fat tire folder since mid last year but wasn’t impressed until I saw your Rattan Fat Bear Plus review. I immediately ordered that bike and now after watching this review I ordered the Eahora X7. Due to availability issues with the Fat Bear I decided to cancel the Fat Bear and gamble on the new Rattan XL. I have 2 of those on order (Actually the X and the XL combo) via the Indiegogo campagain. The good news is the X7 is due next week but the Rattan XL could be another month or two or more. If and when I get the XL it will be interesting to compare it to the X7. I’ve committed to do an informal comparison review on this Forum.

Thanks again for your interesting and informative reviews, they were helpful in my decision making.

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Court
10 months ago

Sweet! I’m excited to see your comparison in the forums, Robert! Glad this site is helping you, thanks for the wonderful feedback :D

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Steve
7 months ago

Hi! Nice review! Can you please make review Eahora AM100. thanks!

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Court
7 months ago

Hi Steve, great request! We will add this to our review list. Thanks for the comment :)

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james wagner
5 months ago

The customer reviews on the Eahora site put me off a bit. Have others had problems with the bike or with customer service?

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john S balistreri
2 months ago

Got 2 of these bikes, they couldn’t go up a hill my wife almost broke her leg on this bike trying to go up a hill and falling wanted to return the bikes and eAhora wanted $430 each bike to ship and restock the bikes. Terrible company.

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