comparing similar bikes which would you get?

Metalusion

Active Member
i'm looking at two very similar bikes. in fact it is the same bike but with some refreshed components.

from BESV

the models are the JS1 and the JS1 advance

the things that are unknown as of now

are they the same price? (i have sent emails-waiting for answer)

if they are, maybe the older model will be discounted. but how much are the new upgrades worth?

don't know about the 9 vs 10 speed but i do like the hydraulic brakes.


JS1 advance

Frame Aluminum
Power Drive System Algorhythm
Dimensions 70.3 x 32.5 x 23.6 in (1785 x 825 x 600mm)
Weight 60.4 lbs (27.4 kg)
Colors Red / Black
Drivetrain Shimano, Alivio 10S
Headlight 40lux, 600mA, 3.3V
Front Fork Suntour, Suspension, 50mm Travel
Saddle Velo
Brakes Magura MT4 Hydraulic
Tires Schwalbe, Energizer Plus 700 x 45C
Motor 500W Rear Hub
Sensor Dual Side Torque Sensor
Modes 4 Assist Modes (1 to 3 and Smart)
Battery 36V, 11.2Ah
Top Motor Assist Speed 20 mph


verses the JS1

Frame Aluminum
Power Drive System Algorhythm
Dimensions 70.3 x 32.5 x 23.6 in (1785 x 825 x 600mm)
Weight 60.4 lbs (27.4 kg)
Colors Red / Black
Drivetrain Shimano, Alivio 9S
Headlight 40lux, 600mA, 3.3V
Front Fork Suntour, Suspension, 50mm Travel
Saddle Velo
Brakes Tektro, Mechanical Disc Brake
Tires Schwalbe, Energizer Plus 700 x 45C
Motor 500W Rear Hub
Sensor Dual Side Torque Sensor
Modes 4 Assist Modes (1 to 3 and Smart)
Battery 36V, 11.2Ah
Top Motor Assist Speed 20 mph
 

Adrian

Active Member
The hydraulic brakes are worth getting.
9 vs 10 speed, is dependent on how/where you bike.
Also, 9 speed chains can be slightly stronger.
 
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Metalusion

Active Member
So far from some online searches I see the newer model is 300 bucks more. But looks like it comes equipped with a rear rack as well.
 

Metalusion

Active Member
if that is how it shakes out. i think it is worth it.

the catch is if the new bike is on sale same as the old bike. besv has a deal for people who attended a bike expo recently but this bike wasn't on the market at that time. worst case scenario if the new bike isn't on sale then it will be 800 dollars more instead of 300.

if 300 i would opt for the updated bike. if 800. not so sure. thoughts?
 

Adrian

Active Member
$800 is a lot for a rack, brakes and a gear. The rack and hydraulic brakes you can add onto the cheaper bike for a lot less than $800. A $300 hike is okay I would say but $800 is a bit much.