Easy Motion EasyGo Race Review

Easy Motion Easygo Race Electric Bike Review
Easy Motion Easygo Race
Easy Motion Easygo Race 250 Watt Dapu Motor Tmm4 Torque Sensor
Easy Motion Easygo Race 3 Pound Samsung Battery Pack
Easy Motion Easygo Race Low Rise Bars Display Grips Brakes
Easy Motion Easygo Race 700x28c Tires
Easy Motion Easygo Race Cionlli Saddle Removable Battery Pack
Easy Motion Easygo Race Deep Dish Etrto Rims
Easy Motion Easygo Race Electrical Wires At Bottom Bracket
Easy Motion Easygo Race Single Speed 46 16t
Easy Motion Easygo Race Removable Lcd Display Protective Pouch
Easy Motion Easygo Race 2 Amp Energybus Charger
Easy Motion Easygo Race Electric Bike Review
Easy Motion Easygo Race
Easy Motion Easygo Race 250 Watt Dapu Motor Tmm4 Torque Sensor
Easy Motion Easygo Race 3 Pound Samsung Battery Pack
Easy Motion Easygo Race Low Rise Bars Display Grips Brakes
Easy Motion Easygo Race 700x28c Tires
Easy Motion Easygo Race Cionlli Saddle Removable Battery Pack
Easy Motion Easygo Race Deep Dish Etrto Rims
Easy Motion Easygo Race Electrical Wires At Bottom Bracket
Easy Motion Easygo Race Single Speed 46 16t
Easy Motion Easygo Race Removable Lcd Display Protective Pouch
Easy Motion Easygo Race 2 Amp Energybus Charger

Summary

  • A light weight, relatively affordable single speed city ebike with a modest 250 watt motor and 208 amp hour battery pack
  • Available in one frame size with a taller high-step-design, efficient narrow tires and deep dish rims are fast but the bike rides stiff (firm saddle, no suspension elements)
  • Excellent LCD display (backlit, removable) offering four levels of torque sensing pedal assist, both the display and battery pack are removable
  • The battery does not lock to the frame and has to be taken off for charging, no bottle cage or rack bosses, power drops off dramatically above ~16 mph, excellent two year warranty

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Introduction

Make:

Easy Motion

Model:

Easy Go Race

Price:

$1,299

Body Position:

Forward Aggressive

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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Warranty:

2 Year Comprehensive, Optional 5 Year Upgrade When Registered (Does Not Include Battery)

Availability:

United States, Europe

Model Year:

2016

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

35.4 lbs (16.05 kg)

Battery Weight:

2.9 lbs (1.31 kg)

Frame Types:

High-Step

Frame Sizes:

20 in (50.8 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

20" Seat Tube, 21.5" Reach, 68" Length, 30" Stand Over Height

Frame Material:

Aluminum Alloy

Frame Colors:

Satin Black with Gloss Red Accents

Frame Fork Details:

Hi-Tensile Steel

Gearing Details:

1 Single Speed 46-16T

Pedals:

VP Plastic Platform

Headset:

Integrated 1" 1/18

Handlebar:

Low-Rise 24.5" Aluminum Alloy

Brake Details:

Mechanical Dual Pivot Side-Pull Caliper Style Brakes, Long Levers with Ball Ends and Motor Inhibitors

Grips:

Flat Rubber

Saddle:

Cionlli Active, Black with Metal Buttons

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

140 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm

Rims:

ETRTO, 622 x 15c, 6016-T6 Double Wall Aluminum, High Profile

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, Black 14G Front 13G Rear

Tire Brand:

700 x 28c

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

Pressure Range: 80 PSI to 100 PSI

Tube Details:

Presta Valve

Accessories:

Portable 2 Amp Charger (Weighs ~1.4 lbs), Protective Pouch for LCD Display

Other:

Automatic Deep Sleep Battery Mode for Improved Lifespan, Cartridge Bearing Bottom Bracket, KMC Z41 Chain

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Dapu

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Peak Output:

432 watts

Battery Brand:

Samsung

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

5.8 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

208.8 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

2.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

10 miles (16 km)

Estimated Max Range:

28 miles (45 km)

Display Type:

Removable LCD, Backlit

Readouts:

Speed, Total (Distance Traveled, Time Ridden, Top Speed), Trip (Distance Traveled, Time Ridden, Top Speed), Distance to Go, Battery Charge Level (5 Bars and Percentage), Assist Level (0%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 100%)

Display Accessories:

LED Charge Level Indicator on Battery (4 Dots)

Drive Mode:

Torque Sensing Pedal Assist (TMM4 Torque Sensor)

Top Speed:

15.5 mph (25 kph) (Up to 20 mph with Rigorous Pedaling)

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Written Review

The EasyGo line of electric bikes is an entry level offering from BH Easy Motion, a hundred year old bicycle company based in Spain. Since their first line of bikes, the Neo series, launched in the US around 2013 consumers have recognized and appreciated the lower price point and beautiful purpose-built frames. Most older EMotion bikes have integrated downtube style battery packs but the EasyGo lines uses a proprietary seat post mount instead. This design doesn’t lock to the frame and the capacity offered is significantly lower at 208 watt hours vs. upwards of 316 wh but it’s very light at 2.9 pounds and is quick and easy to remove… which is important because you have to remove it to plug in and charge and I’d recommend taking it off the bike whenever you park to avoid tampering or theft.

The Easy Go Race is the least expensive ebike that BH makes but that doesn’t mean it looks cheap. The frame and fork are color matched in a satin charcoal gray and the deep dish wheelset, seat post collar and grip ends are bright red. Unlike most other electric bicycles I’ve reviewed from large established companies this one isn’t plastered with stickers and logos… it looks urban. It’s actually easy to mistake this for a non-electric bike because the 250 watt geared hub motor is small and painted black to blend in and match the spokes, cranks and pedals. The bike is almost too minimal for me because it doesn’t have bottle cage bosses despite there being plenty of room on the seat tube and downtube and there are no rear rack bosses either. A beam rack could probably be added but it will be tight given the seat post battery mount arm. There are no integrated lights and even adding fenders could be difficult given the dual-pivot caliper brakes. The bike is what it is… and it’s probably very tough, I’d feel less bad about parking this at racks where it might get banged up because there’s no derailleur to get bumped and the aluminum frame and steel fork are solid. It’s the kind of bike you could use spray paint on if it was scratched up.

This is an active electric bike, one you have to pedal in order to move and one with a more aggressive body position. The handle bar and stem are relatively flat and the seat is hard and narrow. There’s no suspension and the smooth 700 by 28c tires are thin and hard. It’s perfect for urban environments but it’s not the only offering in this category… for $700 more you could snag the Riide electric bike which offers a 350 watt motor and higher top speed of ~20 mph. If you already have a city bike you love the ADD-E could transform it into electric but isn’t as quiet or polished and costs ~$1,000 on its own. I was really surprised that the EasyGo Race is set for ~15.5 mph cruising vs. 20+ because it’s called the race! In Europe this is pretty standard and indeed, the motor runs and does contribute just a little bit above that 15.5 mph (25 km/h) mark but it really drops off, even in the highest level of assist. There’s no throttle and pedal assist works using a torque sensor so you have to push actively to make it go, especially on this bike with the single speed, relatively large 46-16T gearing. You should get decent range considering the smaller battery, but you have to work for it.

If you’re into the fixie look (and no, this isn’t a fixie – you can pedal backwards) and you want to add some boost to your rides, maybe extending your range a bit, then this could be a fun product. I would love to see an integrated tail light in the future and some threaded eyelets for adding accessories but the price point is tough to beat and the 2+ year warranty is best in class. The fact that this bike is carried at a lot of dealers means you can actually go and test it out. If you’re shorter, want improved comfort or prefer a more utilitarian electric bike consider the EasyGo Street which includes a rack, fenders, suspension fork and headlight (but still no tail light!) for $400 more. Easy Motion has a bunch of other ebikes to choose from, and most have larger motors and batteries, but the price goes up even more.

Pros:

  • Extremely affordable for a brand name electric bike, especially given their vast dealer network and solid two year warranty (five if you register the bike)
  • Very light weight at just over 35 pounds (16 kilograms), with a conveniently removable battery pack that uses the magnetic EnergyBus standard (Rosenberger connector)
  • Fast and efficient due to the larger diameter wheelset and narrower smooth tires, the deep dish rims may be slightly aerodynamic compared with traditional ones but the forward-leaning body position also helps you cut through the air more efficiently
  • Excellent LCD display system, it includes lots of very detailed feedback including speed, total and trip range time and top speed, assist level and it’s backlit and removable!
  • The TMM4 torque sensor is smooth and efficient, it will increase the range of this bike compared with a cadence sensor pedal assist but does require more pedal input from the rider so you’ll work harder
  • Compact ~1.4 pound charger is easy to take along to top off along the way for increased range, you can also buy an additional battery for a few hundred dollars and it weighs just ~3 lbs
  • Clean aesthetic, you get two color choices and the frame matches the fork, all of the accents are coordinated (from the grips to the seat clamp) and the motor, spokes, cranks and chainring are all black, the electrical cables are internally routed through the frame
  • Minimal branding… just a stylized BH logo on the head tube with the rest of the tubing left alone

Cons:

  • No bottle cage bosses or rack mounts and the seat post is taken up by the battery mount so you probably can’t add a beam rack… very limited storage
  • Very jarring to ride over cracks and bumps because of the stiff Aluminum frame, narrow tires and aggressive forward-leaning body position, no way to add a seat post suspension because the power cable runs through the seat tube, may be possible to swap out the fork but the stock steel fork does dampen a bit of vibration
  • No integrated lights (one on the battery pack would be nice), no fenders and no chainring guard to keep your pants clean
  • There’s no quick release on either wheel or the seat tube, no kickstand included (but there is a mounting plat for adding an aftermarket stand behind the bottom bracket
  • The motor power cable enters from the end of the axle and is more exposed than on some of the other Easy Motion e-bikes where it runs into the side and is tucked in near to the frame (which helps reduce snags, bending and wear if the bike tips over)
  • You pretty much have to take the battery pack off the bike with you when parked… it doesn’t lock to the frame and you can’t leave it on to charge, thankfully it’s compact and light weight but you’ll still be carrying ~3 lbs with you at all times and there’s more potential of dropping it vs. charging on the frame
  • Motor power really drops off above ~17 mph, I could hear it operating up to ~20 mph but the power was significantly reduced even when riding with the highest level of pedal assist

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El Mexicano
3 months ago

Howdys!

Would like to know if you think this bike is a fit for a short commute with a couple of slopes? I guess my question is, would the assist would be enough even with the high gear?

Thanks!

Court Rye
3 months ago

Good question... This ebike is just a touch above unpowered but that "touch" is roughly equivalent to a long distance cycling athlete (they tend to put out ~220 watts continuous). So this decision might come down to how much you intend to pedal, your weight and just the overall expectation. It's going to be way better than an unpowered bike but might seem weak compared with the other options available (especially in the US). I like how light weight it is and how stealthy the design is :)

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Mo HD
2 weeks ago

how fast does it go

Poll Mak
2 months ago

This bike design demands no mounting point to be the beauty it is. Its light weight for the city, not for touring.

Phillip C
5 months ago

There's a cargo rack on amazon by West Biking that I use with mine. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0154OMGIK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=AW6W1BTTYFPWI

Beenthere Donethat
5 months ago

How easy is it to pedal without any power? At 32 lbs it seems that it would be great to pedal if your battery went dead.

Phillip C
5 months ago

I've had one for about 8 months now, feels slightly harder than my mountain bike. It's really quite easy. Btw I love mine, sold my car and now bike everywhere. I live in a bike friendly city though.

michael Solana
6 months ago

First of all, I'd like to say thank you for all the reviews @electricbikereview. I've many of your videos, many bikes which I cannot afford, but great to know whats out in the market. I ended up buying this bike from a local shop based on your review and what was available in this price range. Great review - things I agree on - stiff ride and hard seat, aggressive seating position. I've bought a seat cushion off Amazon to accommodate for the hard seat. I also agree, very peppy torque off the line but does tapper off after 16 to 17 mph - this is the #1 feature that I'm loving. (I'm just reaffirming your specs, as each bike or user experience may be a little different.) 2nd feature is the light weight and battery charge time. 3rd feature is the 5 year warranty, after registering the bike with BH. I've also noticed under the pedal there is a gap with exposed wires, not hanging out but definitely exposed to the elements. I'm curious how this will hold up. I'm not going to take any chances and plaster some electric tape over the gap. I've had this bike for 2 days, commuted to work (7 miles each way on Chicago streets) by the end of the day my battery is at around 50% while I have pedal assist at 100% the whole way (I weight 165 at 5'8"). I'm loving it, head winds no longer slow me down. I have to agree you have to work on this bike, especially since there is no throttle. Again, thank you for the review! I hope to review this at a later date as I intend to ride this well into the fall and (possibly) winter months.

hennezzy
6 months ago

looking to get one of these, how are these going uphill with only one gear? is it manageable?

michael Solana
6 months ago

It's definitely manageable, as long as you have momentum going into the hill. Once you go below 15 mph you will definitely feel the pedal assist kick in and help you over the hump.

MA O
7 months ago

so hard to get this electric bike in malaysia ... and too expensive

Whas Appenin
9 months ago

pls get a go pro pls

SpiderGamesHard
9 months ago

Hey! How does this bike take inclines having only 1 gear setting?

zZjomastaZ z
10 months ago

lol I used a pic in my thumbnail

Mike Saechang
11 months ago

What helmet are you using? Looks cool.

Justin
1 year ago

What height does it fit?

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+Winkzify It only comes in one frame size (20" seat tube) and it fit me alright (I'm 5'9" tall) so I feel like it could fit a range of people but 5'5" to 6'5" might be best, how tall are you?

Dani over
1 year ago

I'm looking for an ebike to commute to uni on which requires minimal effort especially up hills. Would this bike be suitable or does the single speed chain mean step hills would be just as hard work as a low cadence on a regular bike?

Dani over
1 year ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com Thank you for taking the time to reply it really helps me out. Keep up the good work.

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+Dani over Hi Dani, as long as you carry a bit of speed going into the climb I think it would work fine (especially if you're moderately fit). The challenge is starting from zero but even then, the motor basically doubles your own power so it can climb well enough

M. Molli
1 year ago

OMG, I have just been to our local ebike shop where they have the 2015 model of BH EasyGo Race for about 1.300.- Euro and loved the look of it. Now I come home, check the internet for this ebike and find your video - how cool is that? :D Thanks very much for this.

M. Molli
1 year ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com .. Hi, I live in GER / Europe. In regard to this model, I almost bought it, but I'm concerned about the fact that it only has one single gear.

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+M. Molli Awesome XD glad you found it! I've been excited to review this electric bike for a while now. Are you in Europe or the US? I think it just arrived here for 2016

trevor l
1 year ago

I am thrilled because this is the first review yet of the 2016 model Easy Motion bikes that were shown of at Interbike 2015. Isn't it? So now I am looking forward to seeing Cort's opinion on how the 48 volt and 500 watt Evo and Nitro models compare to the already decent versions from last year. Same prices, more power on tap. What a difference a year makes. I have enjoyed my mid drive bike, but these stealth BH bikes have me thinking. Maybe not these EasyGo models though. Let the onslaught of reviews begin. Thanks for all of your effort, sincerely.

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+trevor l Thanks! I'm working hard to catch up, the new website design was a killer load of work and it's still not complete. May be some time before I visit Easy Motion, will be interesting to feel the 500 watt motor and 48 volt pack vs. 350 and 36 as you say

Jogie Glen Mait
1 year ago

Now, this one I like. Looks like a fixie. If I have this, I'd throw away the battery. :)

Jogie Glen Mait
1 year ago

yeah you're right. sometimes the headwind is just brutal i don't want to pedal. I see your point right there. bloody good endorsing skill. how much did they pay you!? nah, just kidding. I like the review.

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+Jogie Glen Mait Ha! Just get a normal fixie then, they sell bicycles just like this for a lot less money... The motor and battery are nice if you deal with a lot of hills or wind. When you only have one gear it's nice to have a bit of a boost from the motor just to get up to speed

James McClellan
1 year ago

the battery settings will likely allow the bike to be assisted to a higher speed. Meaning it won't cut out as early or so abruptly because you've manually told it has more power to play with.

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+James McClellan (Mercuryan) Interesting, do you know how this could be achieved?

Joe Pan
1 year ago

medium gary or carbon colour, not black

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+Joe Pan Cool, in the writeup I called it satin black but it's not as dark as the stem and other true black components, thanks for the ideas on color language Joe

TheArchenoha
1 year ago

Thiy bike is extrem cheap

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+TheArchenoha Yeah, I think it's one of the cheapest electric bikes I've seen from a major manufacturer with a decent warranty :D

Flo Mo
1 year ago

Again an amazing bike. Great color combination. It is admirable beautiful.

ElectricBikeReview.com
1 year ago

+Elya Cornovier One of the cooler "bicycle" looking ebikes where you almost can't tell it has a motor :D