eProdigy Jasper Review

Eprodigy Jasper Electric Bike Review 1
Eprodigy Jasper
Eprodigy Jasper Mid Drive Motor
Eprodigy Jasper Removable Battery Pack
Eprodigy Jasper Display Buttons Grips
Eprodigy Jasper Chain Guard
Eprodigy Jasper Led Headlight Front Fender
Eprodigy Jasper Mechanical Disc Brakes
Eprodigy Jasper Shimano Altus
Eprodigy Jasper Suspension Fork Sr Suntour
Eprodigy Jasper Zoom Suspension Seat Post
Eprodigy Jasper Electric Bike Review 1
Eprodigy Jasper
Eprodigy Jasper Mid Drive Motor
Eprodigy Jasper Removable Battery Pack
Eprodigy Jasper Display Buttons Grips
Eprodigy Jasper Chain Guard
Eprodigy Jasper Led Headlight Front Fender
Eprodigy Jasper Mechanical Disc Brakes
Eprodigy Jasper Shimano Altus
Eprodigy Jasper Suspension Fork Sr Suntour
Eprodigy Jasper Zoom Suspension Seat Post


  • Comfortable neighborhood or city style electric bike with lots of extras including fenders, suspension fork and seat post and a headlight
  • Mid-drive motor is efficient, well balanced and powerful for climbing or carrying large loads, now available in two sizes at 350 or 450 watts
  • Relatively affordable, easy to mount, available in three colors and shippable worldwide from Canada, solid 2 year warranty on motor and battery

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$2,399 USD (Upgraded Motor and Battery $3,699)

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban, Commuting

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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5 Year Frame, 2 Year Motor and Battery (Must Register)


United States, Canada, Worldwide

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

50.7 lbs (22.99 kg) (53 lbs for Larger Motor and Battery)

Battery Weight:

5.5 lbs (2.49 kg) (7.5 lbs for Upgraded Battery)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

19 in (48.26 cm)(483 mm Seat Tube)

Geometry Measurements:

Wheelbase: 1139.6 mm, Stand Over Height: 360 mm

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

White, Black, Bright Red

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour NEX Suspension with 65 mm Travel and Lockout

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 Shimano Altus, 11-32T, (Optional NuVinci Harmony CVT)

Shifter Details:

Shimano Triggers on Right Bar


Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform


Neco Adjustable Angle


Zoom Swept Back

Brake Details:

Tektro Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors, Tektro Levers with Motor Cutoff Switch


Velo Ergonomic


Velo VL 3227 Comfort

Seat Post:

HL Zoom Suspension Shock

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm


Double Walled Aluminum Alloy


2 mm, Stainless Steel, Black

Tire Brand:

Kenda, 700 x 38c

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

Reflective Sidewalls

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve


Single Side Kickstand, Rear Carry Rack, Translucent Pannier Blockers on Rear Rack, Plastic Front and Rear Fenders, LED Headlight, Chain Guard


KMC Chain, Removable Battery Pack, Front and Rear Quick Release Wheels

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:


Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts (Optional 450 w Motor)

Motor Torque:

84 Newton meters (41 Nm Nominal)

Battery Brand:


Battery Voltage:

37 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

8.8 ah (Optional 11 ah)

Battery Watt Hours:

325.6 wh (Optional 407 wh)

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

3.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Estimated Max Range:

65 miles (105 km)

Display Type:

Backlit Monochrome LCD by Kunteng Electronics


Speed, Odometer, Voltage, Watts, Assist Level (1-5)

Display Accessories:

Independent Button Pad on Left Bar

Drive Mode:

Trigger Throttle, Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The eProdigy Jasper is a well rounded, efficient and relatively affordable city style electric bike. This thing would work well for commuting or just cruising around the neighborhood thanks to the rear carry rack, fenders and suspension. It’s comfortable to ride and puts your back and neck in a more upright position which reduces fatigue and is great for spotting traffic and pedestrians. While it’s only available in one size at 19″ the adjustable stem and quick release seat post help to accommodate a wide range of riders and eProdigy offers a very similar model with a smaller frame design called the Banff if you’re more petite. Both the Jasper and Banff are built around a step-thru frame that’s easy to mount and stabilize at rest. The Jasper may appeal to guys since they tend to be taller and you’ve got three colors to choose from including black, white and red.

The motor on this ebike comes in two flavors but both are geared mid-drive configurations that pull the same chain that you do as the rider. This setup keeps weight low and center on the bike frame and leverages the eight speed cassette in the rear so the motor can operate more efficiently when climbing or riding at higher speeds. One downside of this setup is that the chain and rear sprockets endure higher stress and thus, increased wear but the system actually shifted very smoothly during my test ride. That was surprising given the lack of a shift-sensor on this ebike. It does feature motor cutoff switches in the brake levers however which can be useful for shifting when climbing (a quick tap of the brake and then a shift will keep the motor from straining the gears). The two motor sizes available for the Jasper include 350 or 450 and if you weigh a bit more or plan on carrying large loads up hills the 450 is noticeably stronger.

Powering this bike is a Lithium-ion battery pack that is also available in two sizes. in the past, eProdigy has used lower end cells but for 2015 models they have been switching over to Samsung and Sony. This is great because it ensures a better energy balance which helps to prolong use and speed up charging. Ultimately, the Lithium-ion chemistry is know for being light weight and long lasting. The two sizes available include a 36 volt 9 amp hour or 11 amp hour setup and the higher amp hour basically just helps you go further while adding ~2 pounds of weight. it might get you an additional 10 miles of range depending on which level of pedal assist you’re using. The battery pack slides into the rear rack and is protected by the aluminum tubing on all sides which also helps it blend in. Being removable, it’s also rechargeable on or off the frame which is very convenient for commuting or if you have to move the frame. The wheels are also easily removable which aids in maintenance (if you have to change a flat for example) as well as transport. The only downside of the battery pack is that it’s positioned at the rear and fairly high up. This reduces balance but given the mid-mounted motor, it’s not as bad as it could have been and doesn’t add too much flex to the frame while some other low-step ebikes that have all of the drive weight at the rear definitely flex more.

Once the battery is charged and mounted, this bike is pretty easy to operate. A large backlit LCD display sits at the top of the stem and is easy to view when riding (day or night). One downside is that the display is not easily removable (which would be nice for parking long term) or pivotable (which would be nice when trying to reduce glare). You could bring along a small tool to adjust the display angle or not tighten it down so hard before riding and then maybe it would swivel? Not the end of the world, but a minor gripe. On the up side, rather than having to press buttons directly on the display to activate or adjust the bike modes you get to use an independent button pad that’s positioned near the left grip. This is also where a trigger throttle resides and both come in handy for riding. There are five levels of assist and they activate using a rear-mounted cadence sensor. This type of pedal assist isn’t quite as responsive as torque sensing but it is relatively smooth and doesn’t require as much pedaling force. I tend to ride the Jasper by pressing the throttle to get started and then pedal naturally with assist at 2 in the background (there are five levels total). It’s a good setup.

In conclusion, the 2015 eProdigy Jasper builds on previous models by offering an upgrade path for the motor and battery. This is great if you want more power or range. One other option they’ve got is a NuVinci CVT that replaces the standard eight speed rear cassette. I didn’t get the chance to test this option (and it adds weight and cost) but you benefit from a smoother shifting mechanism that won’t be exposed to dirt and water the same way a chain and cassette would be. For mid-drive ebikes, the NuVinci system can work quite well and is shiftable at stand still (which is great when you have to stop the bike while climbing a hill). The price on this bike is solid and I love the quality accessories ranging from Wellgo platform pedals (super stiff, wide and grippy) to the Velo seat post suspension. The headlight and reflective tires are nice but a rear light would be great to see as well. The standard tubing on the rear rack makes it very easy to work with (can accommodate most clip-on panniers) and the 5 year frame and 2 year motor/battery warranty are solid… just remember to register the bike to activate them. While this isn’t the quietest electric bike around due to the geared mid-drive motor, it is one of the higher torque ones that I’ve tested and you can see it climbing quite well in the video. The mechanical disc brakes offer good stopping power and all around, the bike really holds its own.


  • Step-thru frame is very easy to mount and stabilize when the bike is paused at lights or stop signs, fairly rigid compared with other low-step ebikes I’ve tested
  • Great accessories including sturdy kickstand, chain guard, fenders and headlight powered by the main battery pack
  • Comfortable to ride thanks to the swept-back handlebars, adjustable angle stem, ergonomic grips, seat post suspension and regular suspension fork which also has lockout for improved riding efficiency!
  • two options on the motor and battery combination for a lower price point or higher power (if you weigh more or want to increase range)
  • Optional NuVinci continuously variable transmission (CVT) adds to the price and weight but requires less maintenance, is very quiet and can be shifted at standstill, reduces wear from the mid-drive system vs. standard cassette and chain
  • Available in three colors but only one frame size at 19″ if you want something smaller, consider the eProdigy Banff
  • Battery pack is removable for convenient charging or to make the bike lighter during transport, front and rear wheels have quick release which makes maintenance or changing flats easier


  • Increased frame flex and rear heaviness due to the battery pack which is mounted high and back on the bolt-on carry rack
  • Mid-drive motor may wear the chain and rear sprockets more quickly than a hub motor system, not smart enough to sense when you’re shifting so may mash gears more than a high-end system like Bosch
  • No rear light, will have to buy your own to add and use separate batteries… there are several threaded eyelets on the rear rack for mounting lights, license plate or other bits which is handy


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Mark Peralta
3 months ago

I think the easiest way (most user friendly) to use a mid drive is to pair it with automatic transmission like the nuvinci harmony (or H/SYNC in the Bosch). It is also the most efficient since it will always keep your cadence at the optimum window, thus extending your battery range. Another advantage is it automatically shifts down to the lowest gear (first gear equivalent) when stopping and then upshifts by itself when you regained speed (just like your typical car with automatic transmission).

The system is so easy to operate. you just set it and forget it. Even a novice can fully appreciate the joy of riding a bicycle.

However, the cost is prohibitive as an aftermarket product (in fact it's not even openly offered as an aftermarket, only the manual version is available in the stores). I inquired FLX if they can offer Nuvinci Harmony and they said it's too pricey and a little heavier compared to the traditional gear cluster.


These are the ebikes that I'm aware of in the US to offer the OEM nuvinci automatic transmission.

1. Corratec Lifebike (H/SYNC). This ebike is originally designed in partnership with "Dr. Ludwig V. Geiger who developed the LIFE concept, aimed at encouraging people who would not normally ride to improve their life style with exercise." The frame is designed to handle heavy riders to almost 350 pounds. (You can use german to english google translator.)
You can change the setting on the youtube below for english caption.


2. CUBE SUV Hybrid SL 27.5 (H/SYNC)


3. Piaggio Wi bike active plus (H/SYNC, 28 mph top speed).

It can also be applied as a fitness trainer using a smartphone app.

4. Evelo Galaxy ST & TT (programamble top speed, I think), it uses the H8 controller.


5. Tempo electric bikes, a company supposedly catered for the ladies, short people (lower seat tube), for seniors with limited flexibility, and also for the novice and the non-mechanically inclined riders. However, you'll be surprised to find premium quality parts in these ebikes. It uses the more simple H3 controller with 3 predetermined cadence settings (low, medium, & high).


There may be other models that I am not aware of.




7. eProdigy Logan (H8 controller)


7 months ago

The Fairweather by eProdigy is an excellent choice, and I just confirmed with the manufacturer that they have stock available. This carbon fiber mid-drive weighs in at 35 lbs, comes with a carbon belt drive, and has a perfectly angled fork (to give you responsive yet stable turning). Call me for more information or to place an order if you like. Steve 805-881-3365.

Kathy Smith
7 months ago

I'm interested in this bike but aside from the review on this site I can't actually see it being sold anywhere and eprodigy website doesn't even list this model. Does anyone know what happened to it and if it's possible to buy it?

7 months ago

Thanks for the responses everyone! These are really helpful options. I'll stop by a Yuba dealer and see if I can try one in person - that's my favorite option so far, but not sure whether to convert one myself (sounds difficult!) or to splurge on the budget.

@ReallyGoodEbikes / Steve: From the pictures, looks like only Emojo and eProdigy don't have a custom rear rack. Do you know if they have standard rack eyelets and would fit a carrier like the one @ohnT linked?

@indianajo Love the suggestion - hadn't heard of Yuba but I'll check them out! Have you done the conversion already; how did it turn out?

@Roland Thanks for the recommendation, but pretty set on step through

Any other testimonials for Yuba, Emojo, or eProdigy? I'm not familiar with any of these brands.

7 months ago

Full Disclosure: I sell ebikes online and would love to have you as a customer.

That being said, there are a number of ebikes that meet your criteria and are worth considering. Here are a few I think might meet your needs, all from very reputable ebike manufacturers.


Please let me know if you have any questions. I would love to help.


Ann M.
11 months ago

No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from eProdigy 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.

11 months ago

Test ride a https://electricbikereview.com/gocycle/g3/ and the https://electricbikereview.com/eprodigy/fairweather/, they both use light frame materials, magnesium or carbon fiber, to bring down the weight under 40lb, both have 20" 1.75" tires. The GoCycle suggests a max rider weight of 220lb though.

Thomas Jaszewski
1 year ago

Well the eProdigy Banff has better braking. The coaster wouldn't thrill me on SF hills.
I have a Trek with the same hub and coaster brake and it's no where near as good as V brakes.
The eProdigy Banff motor is a mystery to me, I'd want local service and assurance there is a repair and parts chain. It is a very interesting design. I ride BBS01 BBS02 and BBSHD motors and like them. But they are better suited to the DIY rider unless a shop there supports them. OR you can manage any possible repairs. I've found the BBSHD to be very reliable and would suggest it's the best choice on the KHS.

I don't find rear mount batteries to be problematic on all bikes. I'd ride the Banff and decide based on that ride. It has all the added items I'd want with the fenders and racks. It looks like lifting is also included. KHS really down graded their Smoothie line in 2016 and reduced the price by nearly $100. I bought the red step through and was disappointed comparing it with the two 2014 models I have as well.

I wish I knew more about the motor. It looks to be a simple design. It's a nice looking bike. I looked at the specs and even the rims are a brand, Alex, often desired by DIY riders. I'm sure you read the review here. https://electricbikereview.com/eprodigy/banff/

Tushar Patel
1 year ago

I am trying to decide between the Luna Smothie/Comfort and the eProdigy Banff. The Banff motor is nominal 750W, peak 1000 (website is not yet updated) just like the Luna cycle ones.

I live in San Francisco and have some large hills (23 degree incline) to navigate.

The main advantage of the Banff is that I like the looks more and it is sold through a local dealer. I would have to get the Luna online.

The Banff has a 3 speed standard but has an optional upgrade for 5 speed. The battery is in the rear. The motor is made by them.

Luna seems to come with a well known motor - BBS02 or BBSHD and battery is in front. But its a 3 speed.

Any thoughts or comments?

1 year ago

Hey @Kevinst123, yeah the Biktrix team is pretty cool, I like them, Surface 604, OHM, VoltBike and eProdigy (all Canadian ebike makers). I think Biktrix has some of the more rugged off-road models and really enjoyed seeing them at Interbike. Hoping to do some more in-depth video reviews in 2017. If you end up getting one I'd love to hear your thoughts and see some photos!

3 years ago

Good luck with your new toy! May want to consider removing that rear battery when loading on your bike rack.

Read the manual carefully, esp the part on how to maintain the battery. http://www.pedegoelectricbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Master-Manual.pdf

3 years ago

Pulled the trigger :)! It came down the the Pedego City Commuter or eProdigy Jasper, the main difference is rear geared hub vs midddrive, (which I was preferring), but slightly better BB7 breaks on the CC vs Tektro on the Jasper, among a few other differences. The overriding factor was being able to test ride the City Commuter with a LBS, whereas eProdigy has none, which I did today. I was happy with it, went 7 miles before I realized and didn't notice any hills. Only tested the throttle, was using PAS4 at certain times, otherwise mainly at level 2-3. But ebikes sure are heavy, this one about 60lbs with battery, which is located on a back rack. This made my decision for me, a step-thru! 48v/10ah, 500 watt motor is more than enough for me. Now I can put away all o_O my spreadsheets!

netza morales
3 years ago

Great video man. Would you recommend the yukon trail electric bike? The kqr1004 this is the bike.

Robin Richards
6 months ago

Vital farms eggs

3 years ago

Thanks Netza, wish I could say... Haven't ever seen a Yukon Trail in person or  had the chance to test ride. I'll keep an eye out and publish a review here if I do though!