Evo Street Pro

Jerry LM

Active Member
#1
Interested in this bike because I am 5'8" tall and every bike I got on today seemed to big for me. I could not reach the ground even with the saddles all the way down, then I saw the Evo Street and it has 26" wheels and allowed me to stand over feet on the ground while seated. I don't feel secure even with the step thus when I can't touch the ground.
I have never owned a bike and from reading all the reviews I was sure I wanted the more powerful 750w motor and 28 mph capability but now I am leaning towards this bike even though it's only 500w and 20 mph top speed. I wish it was 28 mph capable but don't know if I should let that be a deal breaker as it fits so well. At 3k it's not cheap but seems to be a quality bike and I like the way the battery sits in the frame making it less obvious.
One concern is carry on the back of my rv without a cross bar but I am sure I'll find a way.
Anyone have good things to say about this bike,,,or bad?
Hoping to make the right decision, thought the fat tires would be great but the dealer doesn't care for them due to the amount of resistance due to tires and I don't really go off road at all.
One thing making the decision to buy a brand my local dealer carries is important to me for service if I need it and the longer warranty. I am somewhat skittish about buying direct as I am not a mechanic and have seen so many arrive damaged from the shippers in reviews.
Hoping to be riding soon, the only other one I rode was a Magnum and it took off like a rocket but still the frame was a little large for my small size. Was a ton of fun though! Hope to be a ebiker real soon just want to touch a few more reviews before writing the check. Jerry ( Florence Oregon)
 
#2
Interested in this bike because I am 5'8" tall and every bike I got on today seemed to big for me. I could not reach the ground even with the saddles all the way down, then I saw the Evo Street and it has 26" wheels and allowed me to stand over feet on the ground while seated. I don't feel secure even with the step thus when I can't touch the ground.
I have never owned a bike and from reading all the reviews I was sure I wanted the more powerful 750w motor and 28 mph capability but now I am leaning towards this bike even though it's only 500w and 20 mph top speed. I wish it was 28 mph capable but don't know if I should let that be a deal breaker as it fits so well. At 3k it's not cheap but seems to be a quality bike and I like the way the battery sits in the frame making it less obvious.
One concern is carry on the back of my rv without a cross bar but I am sure I'll find a way.
Anyone have good things to say about this bike,,,or bad?
Hoping to make the right decision, thought the fat tires would be great but the dealer doesn't care for them due to the amount of resistance due to tires and I don't really go off road at all.
One thing making the decision to buy a brand my local dealer carries is important to me for service if I need it and the longer warranty. I am somewhat skittish about buying direct as I am not a mechanic and have seen so many arrive damaged from the shippers in reviews.
Hoping to be riding soon, the only other one I rode was a Magnum and it took off like a rocket but still the frame was a little large for my small size. Was a ton of fun though! Hope to be a ebiker real soon just want to touch a few more reviews before writing the check. Jerry ( Florence Oregon)
Hi, Jerry
Which Magnum bike did you ride?
 

Jerry LM

Active Member
#3
Hi, Jerry
Which Magnum bike did you ride?
It was a Magnum Metro, first bike I ever rode period, shocked me when I took off! Liked it but the seat hurt my butt pretty much after a short time, course I have not ridden any bike in 20 yrs.
I was on my way to buy a Vespa scooter when I saw videos of these bikes and became interested as no insurance or plates and license needed. I would just be riding around town here. Jerry
 
#4
It was a Magnum Metro, first bike I ever rode period, shocked me when I took off! Liked it but the seat hurt my butt pretty much after a short time, course I have not ridden any bike in 20 yrs.
I was on my way to buy a Vespa scooter when I saw videos of these bikes and became interested as no insurance or plates and license needed. I would just be riding around town here. Jerry
Yep, It's a real blast taking off on an ebike for the first time:)
My wife (5' 3") tried the Metro and found it to tall for her until they swapped out the stock suspension seatpost (adds a couple/few inches to the height) for a non-suspension post with a wide comfort seat...then it was perfect. The Metro is a great bike and a great value. BH easy motion is a great brand as well. I suggest you do as much research as you can stand and watch as many reviews as you can. Also the general consensus seems to be that the the cloud nine (C9) seats are the most comfortable, but add a little more height. We both own Magnum Cruisers and love them. Hope that helps:)
 

Jerry LM

Active Member
#5
Thanks for the reply, I have a budget of not over 3k and right now I am so confused by the huge number of manufacturers and the rear hub, cadence, torque sensing, mid drive etc. etc. I am just going to take a few days off from this and ponder it. Never saw such a confusing bunch of options to choose from. Have looked at a mess of reviews by EBR and others but all say good so ?? Dealer in Eugene was very knowledgeable but almost to much info so I left scratching my head. Don't want to drop a couple K on something and suffer buyers remorse.
Can't get a straight answer on class 2 or 3 either, everyone says 20mph is highest speed legal in US then show me a bike and say it goes 28 mph?? Wow like I said need a few days off from this. Jerry
 

ebikemom

Administrator
Staff member
#6
Hi Jerry LM!

Yes, it is a lot to absorb!!
  • There are bike racks that can carry heavy e-bikes. They are expensive ($600-700?). I'm thinking maybe next summer for that purchase!
  • As for the mph, 28mph is allowed only on streets, not on bike paths. Do you have an application where you need 28mph? For my commute (14 miles each way) and recreational suburban/urban cycling, a class 2 e-bike is perfect. I like to be able to see the pavement coming in front of me and respond to pavement conditions (to avoid potholes), and I can do that at 20mph or lower. Faster, it would be harder to do that, so I don't think I'd feel as safe.
  • It also took me some time to figure out what kind of sensing (cadence vs. torque) or drive (mid versus hub) would be best for me in my application. It really helped to try bikes. I went with a hub drive because there are not nearly as many wear/maintenance issues. For city/suburban riding and commuting, hub drives are very suitable. Mid drives tend to be more responsive, and that is needed in applications like mountain biking. What gets confusing is that some writers/reviewers praise torque-sensing and mid-drive systems and put down cadence-sensing and hub-drive systems, but I think they are doing that because of their own particular cycling needs.

Happy shopping!
 

jazz

Well-Known Member
#7
I really like my Easy Motion Evo (not street), its a 29'er. I am 5'9 and it is a bit tall for me but I manage. Just like the Street model, mine has the torque sensor and hydraulic brakes which really make it a great bike. 500w is plenty of power because that is nominal power and peak is more like 850w when you need it.

Like the Street, the only 2 things I wished mine could do is more than 20 mph in assist mode and had a throttle.

The warranty on Easy Motion ebikes is awesome and I have had no issues with mine. Solid build, components and fun!
 

J.R.

Well-Known Member
#8
I also have an Evo 29'er and love it! BH Easy Motion is a great company, very responsive to their customers. Best warranty in the biz. I've been riding mine since fall '15, had one issue at 9 months which BH resolved in 5 days. I wouldn't own a bike now that didn't have torque sensor driven PAS.

There are a number of good brands. That said I would suggest jumping in, once you find a good brand and a bike that fits. It's too easy to get stuck in research mode, given too many brands and blogs that are more promotion and opinion than fact.

Good luck and have fun!
 

Nova Haibike

Well-Known Member
#9
I am leaning towards this bike even though it's only 500w and 20 mph top speed. I wish it was 28 mph capable but don't know if I should let that be a deal breaker as it fits so well.
I ride at 20 mph regularly, which is already quite quick on a bicycle, electric or not. I installed a dongle on my bike to remove its 20 mph restriction, and while I do ride at 28 mph (and a bit more) sometimes, that is really fast on a bike. IMO, riding at that speed is only practical on a smooth, straight, and wide open road.

The Evo Street looks like a good bike. The 600Wh battery if larger than most; a very nice feature.