Ecotric Rocket - Electric Bike Review

Region
USA
Hey there, my friends! Today we're checking out the Rocket from Ecotric. This bike is a 500w, 36v, Hardtail Ebike that is suited for light trails and having some fun. Check below for our full list of specs. This model is the UL-Certifed version - please see this video for our explanation on what that means for Ebikes: https://youtu.be/FpBreeTug34?t=170 Ecotric Official Website: https://www.ecotric.com/


MAKE:
Ecotric

MODEL:
Hammer

PRICE:
$1,000

BODY POSITION:
Upright

SUGGESTED USE:
Neighborhood, Urban, Beach, Snow

ELECTRIC BIKE CLASS:
Class 3

WARRANTY:
1.5 Years

AVAILABILITY:
United States

MODEL YEAR:
2020

TOTAL WEIGHT:
56.20lbs

BATTERY WEIGHT:
9.14lbs

MOTOR BRAND:
Ecotric Branded

MOTOR TYPE:
Geared, Rear Hub Motor

MOTOR NOMINAL OUTPUT:
500 watts

BATTERY VOLTAGE:
36 volts

BATTERY AMP HOURS:
12.5 ah

BATTERY WATT HOURS:
450 wh

BATTERY CHEMISTRY:
Lithium-ion

CHARGE TIME:
7 hours

ESTIMATED MIN RANGE:
15 mi

ESTIMATED MAX RANGE:
23 mi

DISPLAY TYPE:
S900

READOUTS:
Speed, Battery Percentage, Pedal Assist Level, Odometer, Errors, Also Includes USB Charging Port

DRIVE MODE:
Speed Sensor

TOP SPEED:
20 MPH

FRAME MATERIAL:
6061 Aluminum Alloy

GEOMETRY MEASUREMENTS:
19" Seat Tube, 19" Reach, 31" Stand Over Height, 26" Minimum Saddle Height, 32" Maximum Saddle Height, 28" Width, 46" Wheel Base, 76" Length

FRAME FORK DETAILS:
Adjustable Front Fork Suspension with Lockout

ATTACHMENT POINTS:
Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses

GEARING DETAILS:
7 Speed 1x7 Shimano, Shimano Tourney Derailleur

SHIFTER DETAILS:
Shimano SIS Index (Right Side)

CRANKS:
160mm Prowheel

BRAKE DETAILS:
Tektro Aries Machanical Disc Brakes, 160mm Discs

GRIPS:
Ergonomic Faux-Leather, Non-Locking

SADDLE:
Wide Selle Royal

TIRE BRAND:
Chaoyang

WHEEL SIZES:
26"x4"

TIRE DETAILS:
20 Max PSI, 1.4 Bar

TUBE DETAILS:
Schrader Valve

ACCESSORIES:
Bell, Rear Reflector, Front Reflector

OTHER:
Locking Removable Battery Pack, 265lbs Max Weight
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
I "liked" your review! Informative.

All the inexpensive bikes seem to have have the Textro Aries 300 calipers. I used to aspire to them when my first converted ebike only had rim brakes, but I learned they were the common denominator of disk brakes.

Converting from rim brakes to SRAM Avid BB7's mechanical calipers was not necessarily an improvement for my bikes. A good set of rims were always quieter, and often felt better. A lot of entry level ebike owners are converting to cable actuated hydraulics. I've not tried that. I have installed Shimano hydraulics on one bike.

Anyway, 100 dollars on ebay will possibly get you a Shimano quickfire trigger shifter and a front/rear set of Shimano levers, tubing, and hydraulic calipers. Drops right in, except you have to glue on some $20 switches to keep the electrical cutoffs. . They're just inexpensive bit/pieces. No need to obsess over not having them. And $7 for a good bell at Walmart.
 
Region
USA
Hey Harry! I actual just installed some Shimano MT200s on a MTB Build I'm doing, and it was MUCH easier than expected :p Definitely a recommended upgrade, in my opinion. It's not electric, so i didn't have to worry about the cutoffs, but an excellent tip for someone who wants to keep that feature if their bike has it!