Emazing Bike Coeus 73h3h Review

Emazing Bike Coeus 73h3h Electric Bike Review
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Emazing Bike Coeus 73h3h Electric Bike Review
Emazing Bike Coeus 73h3h
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Emazing Bike Coeus 73h3h Standard 2 Amp Electric Bike Charger


  • A lightweight cruiser style e-bike with classic cantilever frame style, reinforced top tube, good weight distribution, available in two sizes and two colors
  • Beautiful tubular alloy fenders with matching paint, sturdy chainring guard and plastic guide to keep the chain on track and reduce snags, 180 mm mechanical disc brakes
  • No suspension but the swept back bars, adjustable stem, ergonomic grips, plush saddle, and medium sized tires feel decent, very little rattling, has bottle cage bosses
  • Very basic display which is not super accurate, must pedal to activate the throttle (and it only works in assist level 5), smaller than average battery capacity, two-part charger, limited dealer network

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Emazing Bike


Coeus 73h3h


$1,800 USD

Body Position:

Upright, Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Cruising

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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5 Year Frame, 2 Year Motor, 1 Year Battery


United States

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

44.9 lbs (20.36 kg)

Battery Weight:

4.5 lbs (2.04 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

19.5 in (49.53 cm)21.5 in (54.61 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Medium 19.5" Stats: 19.5" Seat Tube, 24.5" Reach, 29" Stand Over Height, 26.5" Width, 72" Length

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Blue, Green

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Aluminum Alloy, 100 mm / 9 mm Skewer with Quick Release

Frame Rear Details:

142 mm / 10 mm Axle with Nuts

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses

Gearing Details:

7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Tourney TX Derailleur, MegaRange MF-TZ31 Cassette 13-34T

Shifter Details:

Shimano Triggers on Right


FSA Tempo, Alloy, 175 mm Length, FSA Alloy Guard, 44T Chainring


VP-856, Plastic Platform with Rubber Tread


FSA 1-1/8" Threadless, Internal Cups


Adjustable Angle (10° to 60°), 75 mm Length, Three 10 mm Riser Stacks and One 5 mm Riser Stack


Swept Back Low-Rise, Alloy, 670 mm Length

Brake Details:

Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc with 180 mm Rotors, Tektro Three-Finger Levers


Rubber, Ergonomic, Locking



Seat Post:

JD Alloy

Seat Post Length:

320 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

31.6 mm


Alloy, Double Wall, Reinforcement Eyelets, 32 Hole Front and 36 Hole Rear Rear


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge Front 13 Gauge Rear, Black with Adjustable Nipples

Tire Brand:

Continental CruiseCONTACT, 26" x 2"

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tire Details:

65 PSI, SafetySystem Puncture Protection

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve


Tubular Paint-Matched Fenders (62 mm Width), Neoprene Slap Guard, Adjustable Kickstand (Rear Mounted)


Locking Removable Battery Pack, 1.5 lb 2 Amp Charger

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Taiwan Hodaka

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

8.7 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

313.2 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

4 hours

Estimated Min Range:

18 miles (29 km)

Estimated Max Range:

55 miles (89 km)

Display Type:

King Meter, Fixed, Monochrome, Backlit, LCD


Battery Level (4 Bars), Clock, Assist Level (1-5), Speed, Odometer, Trip Meter

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad (Up, Down, Mode), Hold Up and Mode for Backlight, Hold Down for Walk Mode, Hold Up and Down for Settings

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist, Twist Throttle (TMM4 Torque Sensor, 12 Magnet Cadence Sensor)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The Coeus 73h3h is a lightweight cruiser style electric bike from Emazing Bike. This is a company that is based in the San Francisco, Bay Area, and sells through a network of dealers on the West Coast. I have long appreciated their product because of how lightweight and nimble they are, despite having tubular alloy fenders, the Coeus saves weight with a lower capacity battery pack, average-power 350 watt hub motor, and no suspension fork. My ride tests felt comfortable enough, thanks to the adjustable stem (which allows you to bring the handlebar up and back), the ergonomic grips, and plush saddle. What the Coeus lacks in power and range, it makes up for in efficiency… and a unique throttle design. Offering five levels of assist, the bike responds to both pedal speed and torque. It feels fluid, accurate, and very satisfying. The throttle, on the other hand, is less satisfying because it only works in assist level 5 and you have to pedal while twisting at first in order for it to activate. What this means in practice, is that you have to exert your own leg force when starting from standstill and only then, get additional support. You need to arrow up to five and then pedal and twist to get the support, it’s just not available as easily or immediately as I would prefer. But again, the upside is that you’ll use less battery power and be much less likely to accidentally activate the throttle when mounting/dismounting. The 73h3h label stands for seven speed, 350 watt motor, hybrid frame, 36 volt battery, hi-tech battery. You can use this same interpretation to understand some of their other e-bike products as well. The names of Emazing Bikes are inspired by Greek Gods and the Coeus is named after a Titan. I tested the size medium in blue but they also offer a size large and have a bright green color choice as well.

The electronic systems on this bike are efficient and value-oriented. You get a 350 watt planetary geared hub motor, encased in a black alloy shell, that is lightweight and efficient… but not super powerful. Enabling this hub is a smaller-than-average 36 volt 8.7 amp hour battery pack, also encased in black alloy. This is definitely a purpose-built electric bike and you can see that in how the cables are run through the frame vs. tacked onto the outside, how the controller is built into the base of the downtube for protection, and even how the black wheelset matches the spokes and hub allowing them to blend together. The battery pack does stand out, but it’s nicer than some of the older silver packs that Emazing Bikes used to use. You can easily charge it on the frame, but if you decide to take it off for charging, you will need to use the included dongle adapter that simulates the mounting interface from the bike. Doing this requires extra time and some mental bandwith because I feel like it would be easy to leave the charger in one place (perhaps near the bike) and the dongle adapter in the box or in a closet somewhere. If you lose that dongle adapter, you will only be able to charge the battery when mounted to the bike and that means bringing the bike inside possibly. You might solve this by attaching the dongle more permanently to the battery charger with a zip tie. So, coming back to how these systems work together, you have an efficient motor running off of a smaller battery that works pretty well if you’re alright with pedaling frequently. The combination of 12 magnet cadence sensor and TMM4 strain gauge near at the rear provides a great feeling of control, but there are only seven gears to work with and the derailleur is base-level from Shimano. This in and of itself is not a bad thing, but you cannot do multi-shifts and it just doesn’t feel as crips, the sprocket range is also more limited so the 0 to 20 mph assisted range is where you’ll probably be most comfortable pedaling. All of this considered, I feel that the $1,800 price point is a bit high. The warranty is excellent, with 2 years comprehensive and 5 years on the frame, but many of the parts being used are just old-school or more basic than what’s available now from a wide range of companies.

One such part, is the display panel. This thing is a bit smaller, and therefore more difficult to read, not removable (so it could take wear at the rack and when parked outside), and just not very accurate. Once the battery has been charged and mounted, just hold the middle button on the control pad and the display blinks to life. From here, you can arrow up or down to increase pedal assist, 0 to 5, or you can hold the down button to activate walk mode. In my experience, walk model was zippy, then nearly shut off, then zipped up to speed again when I let go? I discovered that holding up and mode together would turn on the display backlighting, and that if I held up and down simultaneously it entered the settings menu. From here, you can adjust the clock, top speed, units (mph or kph), wheel diameter, and backlight brightness. Perhaps the biggest gripe I have about the display is how it communicates battery level. You only get four bars and they sagged all the way from four to one while I was using the throttle on a flat paved street… and then jumped back up to four when I stopped. I believe this display is measuring battery voltage instead of amp hours used and that means it is far less accurate and could leave you guessing. However, for a bike that rides efficiently and isn’t so heavy at ~45 lbs, it’s not such a big deal to run the battery out and pedal under leg power alone.

There are some things I really like about the Emazing Bikes, the advanced cadence+assist being one of them. So many companies are going for bigger, more powerful, and heavier… but I’m a fit lightweight guy. I prefer this kind of electric bike that can occasionally boost me up a hill or just take the edge off of a windy day. I like that the price is relatively low, but feel that it could be lower given the basic components. The color, the fenders, the two frame sizes are all great! But there seems to be a limited network of dealers to take test rides at right now. Some other highlights for me include the puncture resistant tires, reinforced top tube with plat gussets for stiffness, the adjustable-length kickstand that is rear-mounted to stay clear of the left crank arm, reinforced rims and spokes, and the 180 mm mechanical disc brakes. Big thanks to Emazing Bike for partnering with me on this post and to ELV Motors in Santa Clara, California for letting me review some of their showroom models. They are one of the dealers that carry this line of bikes and the surrounding neighborhoods are perfect for test riding.


  • Weighing in at around 45 lbs, this is one of the lightest cruiser style electric bikes I have reviewed, especially considering it has alloy fenders! I think the doubled top-tube and flat plat gussets near the head tube allow it to be sturdy and stiff but weigh less than some other cruiser designs
  • Two frame colors and two frame sizes to choose from here, so you can dial in the look and fit to make this yor own or get a complimentary pair… however the frame only comes in high-step so it might be too tall for some riders or people who want to wear skirts or dresses
  • Some of the other Emazing electric bikes did not have bottle cage bosses, but the Coeus does! this is handy for bringing liquids, a mini pump, or folding lock accessory without having to install a rear rack
  • The fenders are stiffer and less noisy than most plastic or single-sheet alloy fenders I have tested on other bikes, these are tubular fenders with a double layer for improved strength and durability, I like that they match the frame color perfectly
  • I like that the tires offer some puncture protection, changing a flat on an electric bike is no fun… it’s nice that the front wheel uses quick release but you’ll need a wrench tool for the rear
  • The chainring has a sturdy alloy guard and plastic guide piece that will protect your pant leg and keep the chain on track, there’s also a neoprene slap guard on the right stay to protect the paint if the chain bounces up and down on rough terrain
  • The Coeus 73h3h uses a purpose built frame with internally routed wires and cables, notice the squared design of the lower downtube, this is where the controller is mounted and it seems well protected
  • You get a higher resolution 12-magnet cadence sensor and strain sensor for fluid pedal assist as well as twist throttle operation at level 5, it’s not a perfect setup for my own preferences however because you need to pedal for a moment to get the throttle to activate… but at least it’s very smooth
  • The bike frame feels stiff and weight is distributed well, the hub motor doesn’t weigh a lot and the battery is positioned low and center on the frame which improves stability and handling
  • Nice wheelset, the black rims matche the black spokes and there are reinforcement eyelets to spread weight out and reduce any potential for cracking
  • This electric bike dos not have suspension, which keeps the price lower and reduces weight, but I like that they included locking ergonomic grips, a swept back handlebar, an adjustable angle stem, and a plush saddle to improve comfort, even the tires are a bit fatter which will reduce vibration, consider swapping the rigid seat post with a basic 31.6 mm suspension post like this if you want to further increase comfort (if you have a sensitive back and neck like me)
  • Great kickstand, I like where it’s mounted (towards the rear, out of the way of the left crank arm) and appreciate the adjustable length


  • The reason this e-bike is relatively lightweight is that it has a lower capacity battery pack, no rear rack, no integrated lights, uses a weaker more “efficient” motor, and thinner tires than most of the others… these are not bad things depending on how you intend to use it
  • I love that the battery pack can be charged on or off the bike frame, but it’s a bummer that you need an adapter dongle to do so, be careful not to lose this cable or you will only be able to charge on the bike
  • The disc brakes are large and powerful but use mechanical actuation vs. hydraulic (which is easier and often has adjustable reach levers), there are no motor inhibitors built in to cut power when braking
  • Throttle power feels a bit limited and less zippy than some other ebikes, it cannot be activated from standstill which is a bummer because I like to get instant help after stopping at traffic signals
  • Seven speeds is enough for urban riding and I like the trigger shifter mechanism, but the Tourney derailleur is base model from Shimano and might not shift as crisply as Altus, Acera, Alivio, Deore or SLX
  • The display panel seemed more basic, you can’t remove it when parking which means that it could take more sun, rain, and scratching wear over time if you commute and I saw the battery readout drop as I rode and then rise again so it wasn’t as consistent or accurate as some other high-end products I have seen and tested which measure energy flow over time vs. voltage, the battery readout only shows four bars vs. 5 or a percentage to give more precise feedback
  • I have found that only a handful of shops actually carry Emazing bike and they are mostly situated on the West Coast in California, this could make it difficult to go for test rides or get service later if you live far away
  • I didn’t see extra threaded eyelets on the seat stays or rear droputs for adding a rack, you could still use a beam rack like this but it might get bumped side to side more easily and just doesn’t work as well in my experience
  • Keep an eye on the adjustable angle stem because it appears to only use one bolt and I have found that over time, depending on how hard you ride it, this could start to loosen up and then the position teeth could wear down
  • The stock pedals are very basic, made from plastic and not especially wide or grippy, I would probably replace them with some affordable alloy Wellgo BMX pedals like this


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Ann M.
11 months ago

No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from Emazing Bike as well as any help and solutions you know of. Sometimes that means a DIY fix and other times it can mean a recall, software update or part replacement by a dealer.

Please be respectful and constructive with feedback, this is not a space for hate speech. In many cases, representatives from the company will see feedback and use it to improve their product. In the end, the goal is to enjoy riding and help each other go further and be safer.

Ann M.
1 year ago

@Fdiblasi, what is the brand and model of your tricycle and the type of battery and its voltage and amp rating, please. This way we can better help you. There are some generic brushless controllers that might work; however, need to see all of the connector ends on what you currently have. I looked at the link above and there doesn't seem to be an image of the connectors.

If you want to reach Emazing Bikes, here's some contact info:

[*]Email: sales@emazingbike.com
[*]Phone: (408)899-4037

Tara D.
3 years ago

2:59 PM (57 minutes ago)

to me

Hi, Tara
We will have new models designed in different way in three months, the step through will also be available in future.
You can have updated information on our website, we would like to let you know when new models come.

Thanks and regards,
Emazing Bike

3 years ago

Court has done a tremendous job setting up this EBR resource. Kudos Court! I particularly like the comparison feature! Even as I am happy owning one e-bike, a second e-bike surely is in my future.

Last April after much research here and elswhere I made my e bike purchase. I have been completely pleased with all factors regarding acquiring the bike. After 2000 miles, I am equally impressed with the performance of the bike. So I know I've got a decent commuter e bike, which I attribute to having gained some knowledge through Court, EBR and this blog.

After evaluating the reviews of similar commuter e-bikes, I question the rating bias accuracy. The EG ZURICH 350 was rated an 8.5 out of 10. How can 3 bikes, specifically the iGo Metro, the IZIP E3 Path, and Emazing Bike Daedalus 72pd be rated higher? The e-bikes mentioned have an assortment of features which fall short of the EG Zurich 350 when comparing them side by side. All factors considered, I feel the lower rating on the EG ZURICH 350 is inaccurate when compared to the other bikes mentioned, and a disservice to people who consider these reviews in making a purchase.

Dan Mulholland
3 years ago

Emazing Artemis Bicycle

These comments are based on one month of ownership of this bicycle.

In the search for an electric bicycle I wanted one that would be primarily a bike, with some assist. I didn’t want an “electric bike that can be pedaled” . So, it should have a weight that is acceptable for bicycling without power assist. Also, at my height of 6’ 2”, availability of a large frame is important.

The Emazing bikes had good reviews, and were relatively light weight, so that’s where I concentrated. They also had more frame sizes than other options out there, increasing the odds that the large frame would be big enough.

The choice between the Artemis and Daedalus, what to do. They look the same, the specifications are similar. I decided with my size the larger motor might be needed. The weight was only a pound more, the twist grip power idea appealed, and the improved brakes were a positive. There was a little confusion over the features of the bike.

I elected to buy through a dealer, though the closest one is 260 miles away. I thought this would increase the odds of continued support.

The dealer, at additional cost, added an extension to the front post to raise the handlebars; and the pedals were replaced with ones with “cages”. Locally fenders and a rack were added.

As a bike:

- The design is very clever. Of note is the 1st gear, a “granny gear”. They added a large gear to the six “normal looking” gears in the rear. It works really well. The bike’s 7 gear ratios compare well to the 21 on the road bike I have, except on the Artemis they are easier to use. No more pant clips!
- Going up hills in low gear, using muscle power only, works really well.
- The disk brakes are wonderful.
- The large frame size fits me well.
- It is a pleasure to use the bike as a bike.

As an electric bike:

- The power assist works really well on hills. It is still work, but I’m on the bike and not walking. This is why I wanted an electric bike.
- The power assist system, which is described as a system that adds power corresponding to the rider’s effort, with the power level setting directing the machine to apply more power, does not work quite that way. The application of power is such that minimal pedal effort at low speeds produces a burst of power, while heavy pedal effort at higher speeds does not result in much apparent power application.
- The PAS system also controls the maximum speed that power will be applied. Here are the results of my “testing”:

Power level 1- Assist ends at 8 MPH
Power level 2- Assist ends at 9-10 MPH
Power level 3- Assist ends at about 11 MPH
Power level 4- Assist ends at about 14-15 MPH
Twist grip- Assist ends at 14-15 MPH

Typical cruising speed for me, riding without power assist, on flat ground is 15-18 MPH. Therefore, power assist at cruising speed is not available. Emazing explains that the current bike is built to European speed standards instead of the higher US standard. This is a disappointment.

-You are not to switch into electric mode while the bike is moving.
-The twist throttle only works when the pedals are not moving.
-The removable battery unit mount is clever and well executed. Removing and reinstalling the battery is convenient.
-I’m learning how long to charge the batteries, as maximum battery life requires that batteries be charged to a “not quite full” level. Yet, the charger is not smart enough to be told to turn off at anything other than full charge. The charge indicator lights on the battery do not correspond directly to percentage of full charge.


-Get and read the bike “paperwork” associated with the model you are considering. The documentation should be placed on Emazing’s web site.
-Bike racks have really improved. I wound up with a Topeak rack, which is designed to move side bags or baskets to the rear so heels do not hit them. The Axiom bags I bought were completely compatible with the rack without adjustment.


Emazing Bike stopped by today, and updated the controller software. The bike now has less of a jackrabbit start; top speed is a couple of MPH higher, and the system seems smoother.

The pictures show the Topeak rack, with fenders; making the front post higher, etc.

4 years ago

Hey Sergey! Great summary there. You've nailed the major points about each bike and I like that you called out suspension. That's one thing I really appreciate on electric bikes because you tend to go faster and further. The bumps make my back and neck sore so I've pretty much only bought large-tire cruisers with big seats and oversized handlebars (those help to absorb the bumps) or mountain bikes that have big knobby tires and shocks (my last ebike was the http://electricbikereview.com/easy-motion/neo-jumper/ which has full suspension).

If price is a big factor for you then these two bikes are a good choice but I actually have one more idea to toss out there. Have you considered the http://electricbikereview.com/ezip/skyline/? I like this bike more than the Vibe because the battery is mounted just behind the seat post tube. This gives the bike a lower center of gravity and spreads the weight out more evenly across the frame. While your point about the Vibe allowing for a second battery pack is valid, all of these bikes have removable battery packs so you could easily top them off at the office or wherever you're riding. I'd rather bring my charger than an extra pack that will significantly increase the weight of the bike and strain the rear rack (especially if you're also carrying cargo with the rear rack on top of the battery). My commute was only five miles to work one way but I never had a problem making it (with any of my ebikes) and I don't think the extra weight would be worth it. That's just my opinion though...

The reason I gave a higher score to the http://electricbikereview.com/izip/e3-path/ is that it weighs 10 pounds less (that's a big deal), uses a Lithium-ion battery that will get better range, it's more balanced because of that reduced weight in the battery, it comes with fenders and goes five miles per hour faster. Both of these ebikes offer pedal assist and throttle which is awesome but if you're going to do more pedaling, the path is setup better for a comfortable stride. The frame is also larger and probably a better fit than the Vibe or Skyline if you're a guy in the

'10"+ size range.

That's pretty much it. Given those price constraints and your interest in pedaling along, I'd recommend the Path, then the Skyline and then the Vibe. One other brand you could look at (and my review for it should be out soon) is the Daedalus by http://www.emazingbike.com/ which costs ~$1,

00 and rides very well with a smooth lightweight motor and mid-mounted battery pack. I actually really like these bikes and wish their website was better. I'm not sure if they will ship direct but you could email, they are pretty responsive and trying to grow. This bike wouldn't have the same network of support and you'd probably have to buy online but it's just food for thought :)

Also, their naming convention can be a little tricky at first. An example: Daedalus 73pd = Daedalus + 7 gears + 3

0 W DC motor + PAS + Disc brake.

4 years ago

Hi Dan! Great question, I can relate as far as wanting a bike that doesn't cost so much but also wanting something that will last a couple of years and be higher quality. Mountain bikes also happen to be my preference in terms of frame style because the larger tires and shocks (most have at least a front shock these days) help to smooth out the ride at higher speeds.

The http://electricbikereview.com/easy-motion/neo-jumper/ is an awesome bike but also pretty expensive. Even the other Neo bikes like the http://electricbikereview.com/easy-motion/neo-cross/ cost upwards of $2,700 but sometimes you can find them on sale in the ~$2,400 range if it's last years model. So it sounds like that's a bit out of your price range as well. I must say however, these bikes are pretty awesome because the battery is well integrated, creating balance and low center of gravity, and all of the drive systems (LCD, motor, battery) are used across the entire line of Neo bikes. This means they are easy to get replaced and I think BH put a lot of extra time into testing the systems and optimizing them. Considering they use a 350 watt geared motor, they offer a lot of power! BH also makes great frames (been around since 1909).

You may have seen this but I've actually created a section of the site dedicated to more http://electricbikereview.com/tag/affordable/ but most are still in the ~$1,800 range. A couple of my favorites from the list are the http://electricbikereview.com/motiv/spark/ for $1,749 and the http://electricbikereview.com/ezip/skyline/ for $899. Neither of these two bikes fits your description perfectly (the first is a cruiser and the second isn't quite as durable as a true mountain bike) but they are decent rides made by good companies.

One of my favorite less-expensive mountain bike style ebikes is the Volton Alation which comes with several motor options. I reviewed the highest end http://electricbikereview.com/volton/alation-500/ and loved it. They are mainly sold online but pretty easy to assemble and pretty well made with great customer service and support. These bikes are at the higher end of your ask in terms of price at $2,199 but I really like how they perform. Keep in mind I think they only offer a Medium frame size (which was good for me at 5'9")

This past month I drove out to California and visited a bunch of ebike companies to check out 2014 models. Along the way I got to try a few new brands I had never heard of and one really stood out. One was the http://electricbikereview.com/falcon/falcon-350/ which is actually made in Canada and has some really high end components. Again, it's a little high at $2,300 but a sweet bike.

Another bike I recommend checking out (which I haven't completed a review for yet) is the http://www.emazingbike.com/ Appollo. They have two models called the 93td (for twist throttle only) and the 93pd (pedal assist only). Both have 350 watt motors and a nice frame that's balanced, light and tough. These bikes retail for ~$2,100 and I could help you get in touch with them if you'd like to order as their website is currently under construction.

I hope that helps! I think a good general piece of advice is to keep your eyes on Craigslist because sometimes you can get a good deal on a higher end ebike that is only a year old... but keep in mind most batteries cost upwards of $500 and will only last a couple years if they are Lithium-ion and it depends on whether the prior owner kept it charged and away from extreme temperatures. Let me know your thoughts after exploring these bikes and if you have any more questions I'd be happy to expand ;)

Google User
5 months ago

would you just effin ride it and quit talking and why are you wearing a helmet when you arent riding. nerd

Dario Milardovic
5 months ago


Chauncey Smith
5 months ago

Sounds like they built it for me. To make me peddle the bike.

Martin Schmidt
5 months ago

You said son of Uranus... Lol Great Fan of Ur Videos. Greetings from germany. :)

Google User
5 months ago

oh wow that was so funny and original

Corn Dog
5 months ago

E-Glide ST is STILL a better value top down at $1700. Take advantage of these bikes. My bro did. Check them out: https://e-glidebike.com/index.php/bikes/e-glide-s-t-electric-bike
Truly an awesome bike, and even a better value, which makes the bike even better.

5 months ago

Hope the air quality here didn't bother you too much. It hasn't been healthy due to the fires.

5 months ago

I am "emazed' by how many e-bike companies there are. So many target the same value-priced" market. For me, I'm not spending anything until I know the motor will last. With wiring and soldered connections and motor's tech itself, I wish there were longer term tests to see how the setup does after a year or more. Vibration, rain, and china-made quality are all big question marks in these lower end price categories.

5 months ago

ForbinColossus China-made quality!! IKR. That had me 😂😂😂

5 months ago


5 months ago

Is there a website, store(Illinois that you would recommend and ones that offer financing

Rory Valdez
5 months ago

I just received a new SondorsX 500 watt 48 volt 17.5 amp you should come and review my bike. I could meet you at the electric bike shop in Fullerton.

Blue Monkey Bicycles
5 months ago

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james eagle
5 months ago

In terms of design, this bike does look outdated and needs to be remodeled.

Daniel Smalheiser
5 months ago

looks very similar to the flash i love how detailed you review please give this one a shot when you get a chance that would rock!
https://flashbike.io/ the price is 1.9k

Brian Salt
5 months ago

Hi do you review moustache haven’t seen any thanks

5 months ago

Compared to the Juiced bike cross-current S.. This bike looks way behind.. Ur pretty much spot on your ebike intuition..

Fred Horner
5 months ago

Seems a little buggy to use. Around this budget I'd prob go for the Radcity.

Lysle Basinger
5 months ago

Ugly sums it up. Graphics are poor. Bike looks like $995. I