EMOJO Caddy Trike Review

Emojo Caddy Trike Electric Bike Review
Emojo Caddy Trike
Emojo Caddy Trike Bafang 500 Watt Front Hub Motor
Emojo Caddy Trike 48v 15ah Battery Pack
Emojo Caddy Trike Cockpit View
Emojo Caddy Trike King Meter Grayscale Display Adjustable Angle Stem
Emojo Caddy Trike Display Controls Non Locking Rubber Grips
Emojo Caddy Trike Integrated Headlight Front Basket View
Emojo Caddy Trike 24 Inch Front Fat Tire 160mm Disc Brake
Emojo Caddy Trike Front Basket Integrated Headlight
Emojo Caddy Trike Shorter Crank Arm Platform Pedals Motor Controller
Emojo Caddy Trike 6 Magnet Cadence Sensor
Emojo Caddy Trike 20 Inch Rear Tries Aluminum Alloy Fenders
Emojo Caddy Trike Rear Basket With Tailgate Metal Fenders
Emojo Caddy Trike 2amp Battery Charger
Emojo Caddy Trike Stock Step Through White
Emojo Caddy Trike Electric Bike Review
Emojo Caddy Trike
Emojo Caddy Trike Bafang 500 Watt Front Hub Motor
Emojo Caddy Trike 48v 15ah Battery Pack
Emojo Caddy Trike Cockpit View
Emojo Caddy Trike King Meter Grayscale Display Adjustable Angle Stem
Emojo Caddy Trike Display Controls Non Locking Rubber Grips
Emojo Caddy Trike Integrated Headlight Front Basket View
Emojo Caddy Trike 24 Inch Front Fat Tire 160mm Disc Brake
Emojo Caddy Trike Front Basket Integrated Headlight
Emojo Caddy Trike Shorter Crank Arm Platform Pedals Motor Controller
Emojo Caddy Trike 6 Magnet Cadence Sensor
Emojo Caddy Trike 20 Inch Rear Tries Aluminum Alloy Fenders
Emojo Caddy Trike Rear Basket With Tailgate Metal Fenders
Emojo Caddy Trike 2amp Battery Charger
Emojo Caddy Trike Stock Step Through White

Summary

  • A stable and heavy duty electric trike that features a front suspension fork, suspension seat post, capable and comfortable fat tires, and a front and rear basket
  • Powered by a Bafang fat-tire specific front hub motor, reliable single speed mechanical gearing, and stopped with 3 160mm rotor mechanical disc brakes with motor inhibitors
  • Features a very high capacity 48v 15ah battery for 720 watt hours, has a USB charging port on the battery as well
  • Large and unwieldy, 20mph top speed can be dangerous, some basic components like 6 magnet Candice sensor, and some annoyances like 9 modes of pedal assist

Video Review

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Introduction

Make:

EMOJO

Model:

Caddy Trike

Price:

$2,799

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Trail, Sand and Snow

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

1 Year Comprehensive

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2019

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

90.1 lbs (40.86 kg)

Battery Weight:

10.2 lbs (4.62 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.7 lbs (3.94 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

18.25 in (46.35 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

18.25" Seat Tube Length, 23.25" Reach, 17.75" Stand Over Height, 34.75" Minimum Saddle Height, 27.25" Handlebar Width, 33" Rear Wheel Width, 75" Length

Frame Types:

Trike, Step-Thru

Frame Colors:

Satin White

Frame Fork Details:

Mozo Spring Suspension, 100mm Travel, Compression Adjust, 28mm Steel Stanchions, 135mm Hub Spacing, 12mm Threaded Keyed Axle with 19mm Nuts

Frame Rear Details:

135mm Axle Lengths, 12mm Threaded Axles with 18mm Nuts

Attachment Points:

Rear Basket, Front Basket, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

1 Single Speed, 18 Tooth Steel Sprocket

Cranks:

Prowheel Forged Aluminum Alloy 152mm Arms, Square Tapered Spindle, 42 Tooth Steel Chainring with Plastic Guide

Pedals:

Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform with Fixed Pins

Headset:

Semi-Integrated, 1-1/8" Straight

Stem:

Promax Aluminum Alloy, Tool-Free Adjustable Angle, 100mm Length, 70mm Base Height, One 5mm Spacer, One 20mm Spacer, 25.4mm Clamp Diameter

Handlebar:

Aluminum Alloy, Mid-Rise, Swept-Back, 620mm Width, 80mm Rise

Brake Details:

ZSTAR Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Promax Levers with Motor Inhibitor and Parking Brake Pins

Grips:

Rubber, Ergonomic

Saddle:

Velo, Oversized Comfort with Rubber Bumpers

Seat Post:

Promax Suspension Post (40mm Travel, Compression Adjust), Flip-Up Clamp

Seat Post Length:

300 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm

Rims:

Power Circle, 6061 Aluminum Alloy, Double Wall, Punched Out, 80mm Width, 36 Hole

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Chao Yang, 24" x 4" Front, 20" x 4" Back

Wheel Sizes:

24 in (60.96cm)20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

20 PSI, 1.4 Bar, Nylon

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Aluminum Alloy Short Fenders, Rear Basket (55lb Max Weight, 20"x16.5"x9.5", Tailgate), Frame-Mounted Front Basket (19lb Max Weight, 12"x10.25"x5.5"), Spanninga Kendo+ LED Headlight

Other:

Locking Removable Seat Tube Battery Pack Silverfish Style with 3 LED Charge Indicator and 5 Volt USB A Charging Port, D-Power 1.4lb 2 Amp Charger, 330lb Maximum Weight Rating

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bafang, FM G060.500.D 12

Motor Type:

Front-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

500 watts

Motor Torque:

80 Newton meters

Battery Brand:

2600E 18650 Cells

Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

15 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

720 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

7.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Estimated Max Range:

65 miles (105 km)

Display Type:

SW-900, Fixed, Adjustable-Angle, Backlit, Grayscale LCD, Buttons: Up, M, Down, Hold Up for Backlight, Hold Down for Walk Mode, Hold Up and Down for Settings Menu

Readouts:

Battery Charge Level (5 Bars), Odometer, Trip Distance, Current Speed, Pedal Assist Level (0-9), Motor Power (Watts)

Display Accessories:

USB A Port on Right Side of Battery 5 Volt

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (6-Magnet Disc)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

To run the forums, host the website, and travel, I charge a universal service fee for my reviews. This review was sponsored by EMOJO. My goal is to be transparent and unbiased, this video and written review are not meant to be an endorsement of EMOJO products.

It used to be that only one or two electric trikes were available on the market, but it seems each year more and more are entering the arena which means consumers have a lot of choices to pick from. This inspires companies need to stand out more and fulfill different needs, and such is the case with the EMOJO Caddy Trike. The Caddy Trike was actually designed to do just that, they have a sort of adapter that allows it to carry around golf clubs. So far, that accessory has yet to be released, but the trike still stands as a welcome offering. The aluminum alloy frame is very stable and features high utility. Overall, it weighs about 90.1lbs with the extra tubing and solid frame. The weight capacity is here too, the front basket is rated for 19lbs, the back rated for 55lbs, and the entire trike is rated for an impressive 330lb capacity altogether. I love that the rear basket actually has these chain clips that allow the back slate to function as a tail gate just like a pickup truck… Very cool! There is quite a bit of comfort as well.. You get these 4” wide knobby fat tires in the front and rear. I should note that the front is a 24” tire, while the rear tires are 20”. This will give you a mechanical advantage for stopping as well as keep the rear low for easy loading and unloading. All 3 of the tires are complimented by these mini fenders that are aluminum alloy. These may not wrap around all the way on the tire, but they should help keep you a little dry. The comfort continues with a Promax suspension seat post with 40mm of travel, this pairs nicely with the rubber bumper comfort saddle from Velo and the front suspension fork The front fork is a little basic however, this is a Mozo spring suspension with preload adjust, but it does lack lockout, compression, and rebound adjustments. As you sit down, you will notice the swept back bars and adjustable angle stem which are very cozy. I will note however, the rubber grips are non locking which isn’t a big deal, but may be annoying for some. I really like that there is a battery integrated headlight that points where you steer, but there is no rear light which is a bit of a missed opportunity given the size of the area back there. I also want to mention the plastic chain guide so your clothes don’t get snagged, I love little touches like this.

Driving the trike is a 500 watt fat-tire specific front hub motor from Bafang. I noticed that the electric motor engages the front while pedaling engages specifically the right rear wheel. The pedal assist has 9 different modes (which I think is too many) and is measured by a more basic 6 magnet cadence sensor. There is a throttle here too, mounted on the left, but Sam tells me you can easily switch it to the other side if desired. Overall, the system is rated for a top speed of 20mph. This is a massive limit for a trike as speed is actually sort of your enemy. High speeds can be dangerous, especially when turning as trikes can tip easily. Luckily, the throttle here is governed by what mode of pedal assist you are in, so I would keep it nice and low until you feel comfortable enough to get it up to speed. Mechanically, the trike has a quiet and reliable single speed drive train. It features an 18 tooth sprocket and a 42 tooth chainring in the front. I also noticed the smaller crank arm in the front. This will be a little bit lighter on the knees and keeps the pedaling motion up and off the ground nicely. Stopping the Caddy is a set of 3, (1 for each wheel) mechanical disc brake rotors. The rotors here are 160mm and could be somewhat of a complaint for stopping such a fast and large beast… however, the smaller wheels offer a mechanical advantage and both brake levers employ motor inhibitors which cut power to the motor when breaking. When working together, they all combine a decent stopping effort I would say.

Powering the trike is a very high capacity lithium ion battery. It is rated at 48v 15ah, so you really get a great 720 watt hours. On a trike like this, that means you should be getting very good range on each charge. The battery here is heavier, about 10.2lbs, and latches behind the seat post. To remove it, you must tip up the seat via a little handle underneath. Once tilted, you can slid the battery in and out with its handle. The battery also has a USB Type A charging port on it so you can charge devices or use it as a mobile power bank. A bit of a downside is the slower 2amp charger. 2amp chargers are not so bad for smaller batteries, but for a large battery capacity such as this, it could take a very long time to charge it up from dead to full. To really care for this and other lithium-ion packs, I have heard that storing in a cool dry location vs. extreme heat or cold will extend the life and try to keep it about 50% full when not using for long periods so you won’t stress the cells. Try not to let it run down to zero, because that’s really hard on the cell chemistry.

Using the Caddy Trike electronically is simple. To activate the display, just hold the Mode button in the middle of the rubberized control pad (near the left grip) and it blinks to life. This display is not removable, but it does swivel forward and back just enough to reduce glare. It’s large, which makes it easy to read from a distance, and it shows your battery level, trip stats, speed, and assist level 0-9. If you press the mode button, it cycles from trip distance to total distance (odometer), and if you hold the up arrow it will cycle from current speed to average speed and max speed. For those who want to mess around with settings, hold the up and down arrow keys simultaneously, and for those dark riding moments (or to be extra safe during the daytime) just hold up and mode simultaneously to activate the headlight. Normally, this display setup has a walk mode, but in the review video I couldn’t get it to work. The company may have disabled it for safety since this is a trike rather than a bike.

The Caddy Trike is really cool and could have a lot of uses like a farm vehicle, mobility trike, or even an errand runner. There are some tradeoffs here though, so I suggest looking at the few I mention here as well as the Cons bullet points to see if this is the right fit for you. The 20mph top speed is overkill for a trike and potentially dangerous. I was annoyed with the 9 levels of 6 magnet cadence pedal assist, although Sam mentioned most people will likely only use the throttle. Probably the biggest one would be the size. It is definitely on the heavy and unwieldy side. Parking and maneuvering in and out of a garage could be tough if you don’t have the space, and during the ride, we were worried the back wheels and their lugs could scrape a car or curb, so do be aware of that. But for $2,799 you get a lot of utility and I really loved the fat tires and tail gate rear basket. EMOJO has been around for a few years now, and they even offer a 1 year comprehensive warranty, so this could be a good setup if it peaks your interest.

As always, I welcome questions and feedback in the comment section below. Whether you own a previous version of the bike, have taken a test ride, or are brand new to the space, my goal is to provide an objective and honest resource. You can also join the EMOJO ebike forums and share your own photos, videos, and review updates to help others! Have fun out there, and ride safe :)

Pros:

  • A stable and heavy duty electric trike that features a front suspension fork, suspension seat post, fat tires, and a front and rear basket
  • The aluminum alloy frame is very stable and features high utility, it weighs about 90.1lbs with the extra tubing and solid frame, the entire trike is rated for an impressive 330lb capacity altogether
  • The front basket is rated for 19lbs, the back rated for 55lbs, I love that the rear basket actually has these chain clips that allow the back slate to function as a tail gate just like a pickup truck, super cool!
  • 4” wide knobby fat tires in the front and rear, the front is a 24” tire, while the rear tires are 20”, this will give you a mechanical advantage for stopping as well as keep the rear low for easy loading and unloading
  • Seating is great here, there is Promax suspension seat post with 40mm of travel, this pairs nicely with the rubber bumper comfort saddle from Velo
  • There is a front suspension fork as well, this is a Mozo spring suspension with preload adjust and is extra wide for the fat-tires
  • The trike also features swept back handle bars, adjustable angle stem, and ergonomic rubber grips
  • Battery integrated headlight that points where you steer, I love that more and more companies are adding these for safety and visibility
  • Powered by a Bafang fat-tire specific 500 watt front hub motor, very powerful and capable, also has a reliable single speed drivetrain
  • 3 mechanical disc brakes, 1 for each wheel, 160mm rotors, also features motor inhibitors and a parking brake on each lever
  • The battery is very high capacity 48v 15ah pack, it has a USB charging port on it as well so you can power devices
  • Features both throttle and pedal assist, very high 20mph top speed, and the throttle can be swapped to the other side if you wish

Cons:

  • The 20mph top speed can be dangerous, especially when turning as trikes can tip easily, luckily, the throttle here is governed by what mode of pedal assist you are in, so I would keep it nice and low until you feel comfortable enough to get it up to speed
  • 9 levels of pedal assist seems like a bit much to me, I dislike having to go up and down through so many modes
  • The keys must be in the battery to operate the bike, they can jingle around or snag clothing, both of which can be annoying
  • There are some basic components here, like the 2amp charger, 6 magnet cadence sensor, and generic non locking grips
  • It is definitely on the heavy and unwieldy side, parking and maneuvering in and out of a garage could be tough if you don’t have the space (also, there is no reverse here), and during the ride, we were worried the back wheels and their lugs could scrape a car or curb, so do be aware of that
  • That weight means that it could be very hard to pedal if you run out of juice, good thing the battery here is high capacity

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