Single Speed Recommendations

Khhskk

New Member
Region
USA
Looking for suggestions and advice on a single speed ebike. I live in a very hot, very flat area and need a new bike for my short commute.

Must Haves:
  • Single speed
  • Comes with or has the ability to add fenders and racks
  • Under $1.5k
Desires:
  • Lighter weight
  • Throttle
  • Belt drive
For what it is worth, I have a RadWagon 2. We’ve put a couple thousand miles on it and really enjoy it. Of course the obvious cons are that it is extremely heavy, can’t make sharp turns, and gets really unstable if you add a lot of weight on the rack. But for a bike of its size it can really fly and have good get up and go (and 20+ mph on level 2!)

With my list of what I am hoping to have in a new commuter it seemed like a Rad Mission would be an obvious choice. I was pretty disappointed when I test road one. It didn’t handle much better than my wagon, felt clunky, and honestly didn’t have the same speed. I’ve been looking at Luna Stealth, KBO Hurricane, Rize Fixie, and Ride 1up roadster v2. I don’t need to worry about range but do I need to factor in the battery sitting in the sun while I am at work? Any thoughts on what might best fit the bill? I am also not opposed to picking up a standard bike such as a Trek Soho and adding on a conversion kit, but I haven’t explored those options fully.
 

Khhskk

New Member
Region
USA
As far as I know yes. It is also a touch over my price range but I have seen used ones also pop up from time to time.
 

Dewey

Well-Known Member
A few other light weight single speeds that come to mind are the Detroit E-Sparrow, Propella V4.0, E-Glide SS +, and Schwinn eMonroe 250