Ecotric Vortex - A Smooth Review

Region
USA

What is happening, my friends?! Today we're checking out another Ecotric Ebike. This is their budget Ebike, called the Vortex.

Ecotric Official Website: https://www.ecotric.com/

MAKE:
Ecotric

MODEL:
Vortex

PRICE:
$700 USD

BODY POSITION:
Forward

SUGGESTED USE:
Neighborhood, Urban, Light Trails

ELECTRIC BIKE CLASS:
Class 2

WARRANTY:
1.5 Years

AVAILABILITY:
United States

MODEL YEAR:
2021

TOTAL WEIGHT:
34.74lbs (40.30lbs with Battery Installed)

BATTERY WEIGHT:
5.56lbs

MOTOR BRAND:
Ecotric Branded

MOTOR TYPE:
Rear-Hub Motor

MOTOR NOMINAL OUTPUT:
350 watts

BATTERY VOLTAGE:
36 Volts

BATTERY AMP HOURS:
10.4

BATTERY WATT HOURS:
374

BATTERY CHEMISTRY:
Lithium-ion

CHARGE TIME:
5 hours

ESTIMATED MIN RANGE:
13 Miles

ESTIMATED MAX RANGE:
22 Miles

DISPLAY TYPE:
Non-LCD ROHS 810

READOUTS:
Power, Mode, On/Off, Walk Mode

DRIVE MODE:
Pedal Assist, Throttle, Walk Mode

TOP SPEED:
20 MPH

FRAME MATERIAL:
Carbon Steel

GEOMETRY MEASUREMENTS:
20.25" Reach, 27.5" Stand Over Height, 23" Minimum Saddle Height, 31.5" Maximum Saddle Height, 25" Width, 44.5" Wheel Base, 69" Length

FRAME COLORS:
Matte Black, White

ATTACHMENT POINTS:
Fender Bosses

GEARING DETAILS:
7 Speed 1x7 Shimano

SHIFTER DETAILS:
Shimano SIS Index Thumb Shifter (Right)

CRANKS:
170mm Prowheel

PEDALS:
Unbranded Aluminum

HANDLEBAR:
25" Wide

BRAKE DETAILS:
160mm Discs, CSTAR Brake Calipers

GRIPS:
Faux Leather Ergonomic Grips, Non-Locking

SADDLE:
Selle Royal Sport

TIRE BRAND:
Kenda

WHEEL SIZES:
26” x 1.95”

TIRE DETAILS:
40 to 60 PSI

TUBE DETAILS:
Schrader Valve

ACCESSORIES:
Front and Rear Fenders, Front Reflector, Rear Reflector, Bell, Class 2 Sticker

OTHER:
Locking Removable Battery Pack, 1.7lb Standard Charger, Max Total Weight 265 lbs, UL Certification
 

Mike_V

Active Member
Wow
Incredible advances in technology and lower $~150% since 2019 and my first eBike.
I would have bought one of these
( and painted it anything but flat black )
 

JASmith

Member
Region
USA
Wow
Incredible advances in technology and lower $~150% since 2019 and my first eBike.
I would have bought one of these
( and painted it anything but flat black )
LOL, they have it in white too. Oddly, they have two versions of this bike, the regular and the UL rated one, and its the non-UL rated one that is on sale. So hopefully that doesn't mean its going to burst into flames. The other concern is it has no suspension, regular instead of fatty tires, and seemingly not much room for a suspension seat, so hopefully ride isn't super harsh.
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