GenZe 200 Series Review

Genze 200 Series Electric Bike Review
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Genze 200 Series 350 Watt Hub Motor
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Genze 200 Series Electric Bike Review
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Genze 200 Series 350 Watt Hub Motor
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Genze 200 Series Aluminum Handelbars
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Genze 200 Series 160 Mm Front Shimano Disc Brake
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  • A relatively comfortable electric bike that feels well suited for shorter treks through the city thanks to its Selle Royale Free Way gel saddle, Ergon ergonomic grips, and overall frame geometry
  • The 350-watt geared hub motor is surprisingly zippy and able to drive the e201 to its 20 mph top speed relatively quickly, it's compact and lightweight - balancing out the mid-frame battery
  • Torque sensing pedal assist and throttle only options expand the roles the e201 can play, giving riders the option to use it as a traditional electric bike or more like a moped or scooter
  • Integrated GenZe app provides tons of great information and functionality like built-in navigation, but the bike also has some components found on entry-level electric bikes

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200 Series



Body Position:

Forward, Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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2 Year Comprehensive


United States, Canada, Mexico

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

49.9 lbs (22.63 kg)

Battery Weight:

2.1 lbs (0.95 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

16 in (40.64 cm)18 in (45.72 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Large Frame Measurments: 18" Seat Tube, 23" Reach, 28.5" Stand Over Height, 26" Width, 69.5" Length

Frame Types:

High-Step, Step-Thru

Frame Colors:

Matte Black, Matte Grey

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Steel, 100 mm Hub Spacing, 9 mm Quick Release Skewer

Frame Rear Details:

135 mm Hub Spacing, 11 mm Threaded Axle with Nuts

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, Rear Rack Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 Shimano Altus Derailleur, Shimano Hyperglide HG 12-32T Cassette

Shifter Details:

Shimano Microshift Trigger Shifter on Right


Aluminum Alloy, 165 mm Length, 48T Chainring, Plastic Chain Guard


FP Aluminum Alloy Platform with Reflectors, Black


Threadless, Internal Cups, 1-1/8" Straight


100 mm Length, Two 10 mm Spacers, One 20 mm Spacer


Mid-Rise, Aluminum Alloy, 660 mm Width

Brake Details:

Shimano Mechanical Disc with 180 mm Rear Rotor and 160 mm Front Rotor, Four-Finger Levers with Rubberized Edge and Bell on Left and Motor Inhibitors


Ergon Ergonomic, Rubber, Black with Grey Accents


Selle Royale Free Way Gel, Black

Seat Post:

Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

30.8 mm


Aluminum Alloy, Double Wall, 36 Hole


Stainless Steel, 13 Gauge, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Big Apple, 26" x 2" (50-559)

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tire Details:

35 to 70 PSI, 2.5 to 5 BAR

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve


Optional OnGuard BullDog LS U-Lock with Mounting Bracket: 4.5" x 11" ($39.95), Planet Bike Beamer 3 Headlight ($24.99)


Locking Removable Downtube-Integrated Battery Pack, 0.5 lb 2 Amp Charger, Double-Sided Kickstand

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Battery Brand:

Samsung 18650 SDI

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

9.6 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

345.6 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

3.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

15 miles (24 km)

Estimated Max Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Display Type:

Downtube Integrated, Fixed, Backlit, Color LCD


Battery Indicator (6 Bars), Trip Meter, Odometer, Current Speed, Pedal Assist Level (0-5), Bluetooth Icon

Display Accessories:

Independent Control Pad on Left (Buttons: On/Off, Set, +, -), USB Type A Port on Base of Button Pad, Throttle on Right

Drive Mode:

Torque Sensing Pedal Assist, Twist Throttle

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

GenZe has been making electric bikes for a while, having established themselves with their 100 series several years ago – in fact, Court actually covered both the e101 and e102 all the way back in 2014. Now, GenZe has a new lineup – the 200 series – with some improvements over their earlier iterations. The e201 and e202 have more powerful motors, larger capacity batteries, a sleeker design and improved warranties. The e201 and e202 come in either 16-inch or 18-inch frame sizes with two color schemes: white with red accents or black with blue accents. The e201, which is the model I tested, is a high-step frame, while the e202 is a step-thru. I like that GenZe has a variety of frame sizes and types as opposed to a standard “one-size-fits-all” frame. I believe this allows for a wider variety of riders to find the perfect setup for them. In my opinion, the GenZe e201 is a striking bike with a unique frame design and the Ergon ergonomic grips coupled with the Selle Royale Free Way saddle and overall geometry make for a comfortable ride that feels something like a hybrid of a cruiser and a road bike. Priced at $1,899, the e201 and e202 aren’t exactly entry-level price point electric bikes, and while it seems like there are some compromises when it comes to the components, overall there are still a lot of positive aspects to these models and the smartphone app really sets it apart. I particularly like the fully integrated and removable battery that all but disappears into the frame, making these electric bikes pretty stealthy – you really have to pay attention to notice it’s electric because the motor is compact as well. The battery is surprisingly light at just 2.1 pounds, which means lugging it around the city while the e201 is parked at a bike rack wouldn’t be nearly as much of a chore as some of the heavier batteries that way upwards of six pounds. A quick turn of a key unlocks the battery and with a slight tug on the built in handle it slides out of the frame, ready to be charged on the go. I love that the battery has a handle built in too, so you won’t drop it as easily. GenZe estimates the max range of the 200 series is about 40 miles, but given the battery has 345.6 watt hours, I’d venture a guess and say the range will probably be a bit less than that, especially if you’re a larger rider like me (200 lbs) and are using the throttle and power mode a lot.

Weighing in at 49 pounds, the GenZe e201 isn’t the lightest electric bike in the world but the 350-watt geared hub motor in the rear and the integrated battery in the middle of the frame, it felt like it was well balanced. There are two different operating modes for the e201 – “Normal” and “Power” – and the power mode provides a decent amount of, well, power. Even at 350 watts the e201 felt pretty zippy, even when only using the throttle. The motor can bring this bike up to 20 mph with the throttle or with pedal assist, and even though I weigh 200 pounds I found I was able to easily reach top speed. The e201 also has a torque sensor as opposed to a cadence sensor – one of the areas where I feel GenZe opted for an upgraded component. The torque sensor felt relatively responsive and the power came on quite quickly once I applied pressure to the pedals, and perhaps more importantly power cut off just as fast when I let off the gas. I always appreciate electric bikes with quick power cut offs as having the motor continue to provide power once pedaling has stopped can make traveling at low speeds a bit tricky, and sometimes even dangerous. Imagine trying to weave in-between cars or pedestrians on a busy street at slow speeds and having the motor cranking out full power when you don’t want it to… not that I’d advise anyone do that of course. :) Thankfully, that’s not an issue with the GenZe bikes. Additionally, the 200 series have motor inhibitors, so anytime the brakes are depressed the motor instantly shuts off, even if the rider is still pedaling or twisting the throttle. The Shimano Tourney derailleur offers 8 gears to cycle through, another slightly upgraded feature.

Braking power for the e201 was ample, though the mechanical disc brakes did require some extra pressure compared to hydraulic disc brakes. I think one of the upsides of having mechanical disc brakes is the ease of maintenance and adjustment. Generally speaking, they’re easier to fine tune than hydraulic disc brakes for the end user. Interestingly, the e201 has two different sized rotors for the front and rear disc brakes. The front has a 160 mm rotor while the rear has a 180 mm disc rotor. Given that the majority of stopping power comes from the front wheel (as your body weight shifts forward), I feel like it would make more sense for this to be reversed, with the larger rotor in the front and the smaller one in the rear. Still, I was able to bring the bike to a full stop pretty easily. During my brake testing I also put the motor inhibitors to work by trying to pedal while braking and also using the throttle while braking. In both instances the motor inhibitors worked as intended and power to the motor shut off as soon as I put pressure on the brake levers. I should probably note the brake levers aren’t adjustable in terms of reach, which could make grasping them difficult for those with extra large or small hands, or those wearing gloves. Maybe not, but just something to keep in mind.

One of the areas the e201 really shines is the integrated LCD control center and its corresponding app. The control center on the bike itself probably has enough information to satisfy most riders – a 6-bar battery level indicator, current speed, tripometer, odometer and pedal assist level – but the app has an incredible amount of additional information. And because the main display is integrated into the top-tube, you have plenty of room on the handlebar to mount your phone! On the smartphone app homescreen, you can see battery level in precise percentages, as well as a range estimation based on the current pedal assist setting and the ambient temperature. On the “Trips” tab there’s a built-in navigational tool where riders can input a destination and then get turn-by-turn directions. Very sweet. The app can diagnose the bike if there’s a problem, tracks all activity and displays it in graph form and also provides an overall synopsis of the bike. I really dig the app if you can’t tell. That being said, the display’s location on the top of the downtube makes viewing stats while riding somewhat difficult. I had to tilt my head down quite a bit in order to read it, obscuring obscuring my view ahead, and while I was in a safe area this could be dangerous in busier locations. The display is also non-removable, which means it’s going to be constantly exposed to the elements and possibly scratched at racks.

The GenZe e201 feels like it would be a great electric bike for shorter trips around the city. There’s rear rack bosses so riders can throw on a rack and stow their gear, and also fender bosses to attach fenders to help keep riders dry and clean. The Selle Royalle Free Way saddle, Ergon ergonomic grips, wide pressurized 2-inch wide tires and overall frame geometry make for a relatively comfortable ride. But since there’s no suspension, longer treks could prove to somewhat uncomfortable (I definitely felt this when riding through some grass off-road). The e201 feels like a responsive electric bike that’s enjoyable to ride and I want to thank GenZe for partnering with me on this review.


  • Motor inhibitors instantly shut off power when the brakes are activated, ensuring riders can safely come to a stop without fighting against the motor
  • Selle Royale Free Way saddle and Ergon ergonomic grips make for a relatively comfortable ride experience, even without suspension, the overall geometry of the e201 adds to this comfort in my opinion, the mid-rise handlebars and stem spacers keep you upright
  • Small hub motor and fully-integrated battery make for a stealthy electric bike that can fly under the radar, you really have to look closely to realize it’s actually electric, though the motor does produce some whirring at the higher levels of power
  • Schwalbe Big Apple tires are highly pressurized and responsive, making the bike feel nimble, they also have a double layer of nylon fabric for increased protection against punctures and a reflective sidewall for increased visibility in low-light conditions
  • Torque sensing pedal assist is responsive and more fluid (matching the power you apply when pedaling, not just measuring an on/off that you are pedaling or not)
  • Having a twist throttle means the e201 can be used like a traditional electric bike by using the pedals or more like a scooter or moped by using just the throttle, expanding the roles the e201 can play
  • Double-sided kickstand keeps the e201 securely in place when deployed, which is especially important if riders are using a rear rack (which you have to buy separately, make sure it’s disc brake compatible like this)
  • Front and rear mechanical disc brakes offer adequate stopping power and will stay cleaner than most rim brakes… even though this is more of an urban style bicycle, they make it easier to take the wheels off the bike too
  • Built-in display offers a good amount of information, but the GenZe app provides tons of extra functionality like navigation, a more accurate battery indicator, and a lot of overall stats
  • The battery is lightweight and easy to carry around, and even has a built in handle so you’re less likely to drop and damage it by mistake, batteries tend to be one of the most expensive parts of ebikes (store it in a cool, dry location for best results)
  • 2-year comprehensive warranty means GenZe will take care of any issues should they arise, this is a small unit of a much larger company that has been around and feels reliable
  • Available in two frame sizes and two styles (high-step and low-step) so you can optimize for stiffness and performance or approachability, great if you have a sensitive knee or hip
  • Great pedals, they are large and stiff with plenty of traction, I also like that they squeezed bottle cage bosses onto the downtube!
  • Most of the wires and cables are routed through the frame, this thing is purpose built to look good and reduce snags if you’re lifting it or hanging it on the back of a car rack or on some busses
  • You can switch from Normal to Power mode to increase the feeling of zip and achieve higher speeds more quickly… or go with Normal to help the battery last longer and take you further, it’s a neat little extra
  • The battery pack is super light which makes it easier to toss into your backpack and charge off the bike, I also like how integrated it is into the frame, it looks really nice and streamlined
  • The crank arms, chainring guard, motor, rims, and spokes are all black and blend together nicely, most of the time you get silver spokes or different colored pedals… but even they are black here


  • The front disc brake rotor is smaller than the rear, and since most stopping power comes the front wheel it seems like that should be the other way around
  • No integrated lights means riders who want illumination for night riding must buy and attach their own aftermarket lights
  • No suspension, and the 30.8 mm seat post diameter is not super common, which could make finding an aftermarket seat post suspension difficult
  • Brake levers aren’t adjustable so riders with extra large or extra small hands, or those wearing gloves, may find it difficult to grasp the levers… but at least the mechanical brakes are going to be easier to adjust for most owners than hydraulic
  • The double-sided kickstand does provide stability, but when folded up still hangs down pretty low and could get caught on debris while riding
  • At 9.6 amp hours, the battery capacity is a little lower than some other electric bikes, which means the range will also likely be a little less than electric bikes with larger batteries
  • With a price of $1,899, the 200 series aren’t overly affordable, and the bikes also have a few components that are found on most entry-level bikes, like mechanical disc brakes vs. hydraulic, Shimano Tourney derailleur, no-name hub motor
  • The tube-integrated display looks neat and keeps the handlebars clutter-free but it requires you to look further down to get to the readouts vs. something up higher and more forward where you’re already looking as you ride, the good news is, you now have plenty of room on the bars to mount your phone with something like this


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3 months ago

That’s a very nice way of putting it – “aren’t overly affordable.” Very true, and in fact their price point at $1899 is a very crowded price point, and the competition at that price point is delivering far more value. Usually you can find much more stylish ebikes at that price point, that also have integrated front and rear lights, larger battery capacity, front shocks, and 500 watt motors. Also, their choice of torque sensing is likely to be a very costly one for them, as ebikes that have had torque sensing in this price range, generally have many warranty issues, and failures with that device. It’s not worth the trade-off of some modest difference in ‘feel’ during assist, for something that ends up causing the user headaches, return of defective stuff, or replacement of a usually hard to deal with mechanically item. In my opinion, at this price point, buyers should expect no less than:

  • 48 volt, 10 ah to 13 AH Samsung or Panasonic batteries, integrated on the frame or center mount just behind the seat post, such as on a Blix
  • 10 speeds, and preferably a SRAM derailleur, or something better than Altus
  • 500 watt, 48 V motor
  • Integrated front and rear tail lights
  • Adjustable stem
  • Rear rack
  • 50 mile range
  • LCD type display
  • halfway decent front suspension
  • Metal pedals, that are wider than average
  • Mechanical disc brakes
  • 2″ or wider name brand tires (Kenda or Schwalbe)
  • 13G spokes
  • USB port on the battery
  • Kickstand mounted away from the crank
  • Comfortable seat
  • 20 amp controller with waterproof connections
  • comfortable grips
  • Local support via a dealer network (not on-line where you have to do your own trouble-shooting and repairs -which is where a 2 year or 4 warranty even is senseless)

Many of These e-bike OEM’s are really not getting their price points right, which is in part why sales are so much lower here than other countries. (a few like Juiced or Rad are getting the price points closer to what they need to be)…. Americans are going to demand more value and lower price points, because they don’t use these ebikes for primary commuting as much as is done in other countries. Bike use in general is still largely recreational here, so justifying prices above $2,500 or $3,000, results in a very low percentage of the population wishing to ebike, no matter how exciting they may be to ride. Thus, we end up having too many brands of ‘me too’ ebikes, all competing for a very very very tiny niche market with prices mostly between $3,000 and $5,000, and with too many brands, each brand has a very weak dealer network, and not enough volume each to justify investment into a better trained and more knowledgeable network. The few like Genze who do price ebikes below $2,000, aren’t establishing decent dealer networks, and/or are providing margins too small for dealers to survive. Selling ebikes through places like Costco, or Dick’s, won’t cut it either. The sales declines in regular bike business continue to be steep, year over year, with notables like Accell getting their teeth kicked in and completely re-structuring, (many like them so not just picking on them). Now is the time for the major brands to step up and offer really high quality ebikes at affordable price points below $2,000. That is, if we want to see ebikes become more mainstream.

3 months ago

Well said Mike, I enjoyed your thorough suggestions and pricing discussion. I have been doing my best to cover the space and present data here so people can compare products back to back and then discuss them (as well as in the forums) and comments like yours go a long way toward that. I do agree that Juiced and Rad Power Bikes have made a splash and are tapping into a good balance of quality and affordability. Do you own an ebike? Have you been thinking about getting one or replacing yours? I’d love to hear which models you are really excited for :)


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5 months ago

Wow, you picked some real interesting choices! Are you even aware that GenZ is Manhindra (sp) one of the largest manufacturers of heavy equipment and automobiles in the world. Don't think they are going anywhere.
Bulls is one of the real success stories of Ebikes, Specialized(!), Scott (HUGE in Europe), Stromer!!, Haibike!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, you're killing me here. You do realize you've listed all of the biggest, most successful Ebike companies out there as going to be gone............... Trek?? If it doens't go well? ALL the "New" big boys have been selling Ebikes in other countries for YEARS, including Trek. Scott and others have said they may be Ebike ONLY in the future. Sales are PROPPING UP REGULAR BIKE COMPANIES....
Flip your idea 180 degrees and You've made a pretty good list of the companies that will be kicking ass with Ebikes in the next 10 years.

rich c
5 months ago

You can't ride it on rail trails and not for streets with 30 mph or more speed limits. I bet it's no fun getting it up to an apartment either. That makes for a limited number of places to ride it.

5 months ago

I have recently noticed the Genze 2.o electric scooter gaining a following although the scooter is illegal to operate without a license in NYC. I have had a chance to ride Genze's electric bicycle and was not impressed. The scooter on the other hand looks to be a quality product.

bob armani
5 months ago

Wow- With all these predictions this guy is making for the future, perhaps he should get a job working for NASA or some government agency. Most of his claims look baseless and bit absurd with not a whole lot of data to back it up. Chill out dude and just wait to see what the future holds and enjoy an ebike. Ride safe!

5 months ago

Pedego a tiny brand? I just saw a press release that they now have 111 stores. They have passionate and committed store owners.

Most of their customers love their Pedego bikes and love the brand. They resemble the Harley Davidson motorcycle culture. They just did a owners group ride and 500 owners showed up. I wouldn’t count them out.

The euro ebikes you listed can’t seem to get much distribution in the US and are very pricey. Trek has the best chance competing with Pedego because they have lots of dealers.

Nobody markets like Pedego and it looks like they hired Bill Shatner as their spokesman.

I build my own ebikes but my wife wants Pedego. She will be getting one for Christmas.

Mike's E-Bikes
5 months ago

Here's the problem. E-Bike sales represent less than 200,000 units per year in the US, which is roughly 1% to MAYBE 2% of bike sales in the US. (Roughly 17 to 18 million regular bikes are sold here per year). The entire base of regular bikes is still out there, and is in the 10's of millions. And adding to that by at least 18 to 20 million every year. If the concept really catches on, there is a whole slew of developers out there VERY likely to surpass what's being done with e-bikes from the factory, and have kits that are easier and easier to mount, and decrease in packaging size and cost, to the point where most people who would consider the advantages will opt for a kit that will end up being less than 25% of the cost of a new e-bike within only a few years. The ONLY way more of the 98% of the population of units sold is going to be tapped into, is if the prices for e-bikes drop materially. Thus there will NOT be enough in it for the current business model structures of many of the companies I have listed such as Pedego, Genze, Evelo, and on and on and on. Genze is a $6 billion dollar company, the so few sales they get of bikes isn't even a rounding error from an entire years worth of ebike sales, to a week's worth of their other product sales. Ive worked for big companies much bigger than Genze, and small than them. If the sales dont amount to much more than a rounding error for more than 5 years, they'll drop it. Thus, They'll NEVER be a ebike company that can be taken seriously. Especially not with 2 models, introduced once every 3 years. So what you aren't factoring in, is not just the fact that there isn't enough $ sales per year for most of the 90 brands to stay in business, but kit sales are the most likely category to see massive innovation improvement, and hit the price points that will make the masses decide to jump in. Sondors has a great price point, but by and large people know their ebike can't be taken seriously as a quality ebike at such a low price point. But a damn good kit, that's dirt simple to install, is going to be developed, that will be at great price point, still have good margin, and will work on the bikes that people already love, that are sitting in their garages unused for various reasons. All the signs are already pointing that direction. I see more and more people everyday asking for me to convert their bike, rather than buy an entire new ebike. People are going to dust off their old bikes they haven't ridden, that they previously loved, and actually fit, and ride them with the new e assist. Thats going to wipe out a lot of also rans, and going to force the players who are charging $3000 to $5000 to significantly drop their prices, OR just get out of the business. Kit sales with really less than desirable characteristics are easily in the millions here in the US already. Trek could easily be one of those firms who decides there is just not enough sales in it or that price points are too low for them to sell any meaningful number that can impact their top line, and as well it could happen to some other 'name' brands. And the demand here in the US will NEVER be like Europe, because our entire infrastructure is CAR oriented, not bike oriented, and our CULTURE is car oriented NOT bike oriented. While I applaud efforts like, the changes on bike paths and such are so small and so slow to develop, and take years of battling the cities, towns, muni's and so on, that we are talking decades of 5, 6 , 7 at least before we see enough impact on infrastructure to actually make it convenient enough for people to use bikes vs cars. And by then, (2 or 3 decades at most) we will have all sorts of EV's that will be much lighter and smaller than current cars, yet not considered 'bikes', that it's very likely 'e-bike sales' will plateau in the very low 20% range of all bike sales in terms of units sold per year.

86 and still kicking
5 months ago

Serious disagreement with the assumptions and the list. Direct to consumer, online, and mobile delivery are the future of the market. Pedego is a tiny little brand that just happens to be the largest seller of eBikes in the United States. Companies like Stromer, Reise and Muller, KTM and others have very marginal operations in North America. Genze is a tiny little international company that happens to be larger than just about all the vendors combined.

Mike's E-Bikes
5 months ago

Hard to predict what brands will stick around, but the brands that survive will have the best business model, and not necessarily the best product.

What will surprise people the most, is that many brands that SEEM to have popularity now, are most likely NOT the ones that will survive. Precisely because their business models don't allow dealers to make enough to even live on, or are just poor, or they are naively going direct to market on-line.

These brands in no particular order that will most likely struggle:
Van Moof

There's at least 50 more, than aren't worth even mentioning.

Survivors could be, IF they even decide to keep doing e-bikes:
Reise & Muller
Trek (though the name may stay, they may dump ebikes if it doesn't go well)

Some names may survive and get bought out, if they have some sort of unique niche they've captured.

None of the above matters anyway, as I predict hundreds more new names will be forthcoming, until the market gets this right. Its WAY too early to speculate on any of this, but it might be interesting to look back in 5 years to see if any of this was right, or wrong.

8 months ago

Yes, I purchased the larger frame. Although right at 6'0, either the medium or large frame will work perfectly well. It sorta comes down to personal preference. I almost wish I had gotten the medium frame instead, but that's only because my previous non-electric bike was more like the medium-sized Juiced frame, and that's what I was used to riding. The large frame felt a little too big for me at first, but now that I've put some miles on it I've become adjusted to it and like it.

As for the throttle, I've found that I hardly ever use it. Which actually surprised me. I had an electric bike in the past and used the throttle frequently, so I figured it would be the same with my Juiced bike. But I've found that the CrossCurrent Air with torque sensor has enough power such that I never really need to use the throttle. In the highest gear from a dead stop (and in Sport mode), once you start pedaling the power immediately kicks in...and quite strongly at that. I actually accelerate faster by peddling than I do with the throttle, which is a very different experience - in a good way - than with my previous bike. I'm not kidding...this bike really does have a surprising amount of power for only having a 350 watt motor. At least, compared to my old e-bike it does. Juiced uses batteries with a 3C discharge rate, and I've read that this higher discharge rate helps with the power.

Like you, I did a ton of research before choosing a bike. I wanted to keep it under $1,500 if possible. My choices finally came down to the GenZe Sport, RadCity or Juiced CrossCurrent Air. I was able to more quickly eliminate the GenZe bike because it only had a 36v battery and 250 watt motor (although they recently added a 350 watt option for an extra $100). The big attraction of the GenZe was that it mostly looked like a "normal" bike, and GenZe has its own dealership in my city. Ergo, it would have been a very easy purchase. But I determined the other two bikes simply had better overall specs for the money. The RadCity was my #2 choice, and I suspect I probably would have been happy with it too. But I chose the Juiced bike instead, primarily for these six reasons:

1. Speed was the most important factor to me, and the CrossCurrent Air is a legit 28mph bike (Class 3) while the RadCity is a 20mph (Class 2) bike;
2. I wanted a geared hub motor rather than a direct drive hub motor. My last bike was a direct drive, and it had NO torque whatsoever. (Although keep in mind, hub motors in general don't have a great deal of torque...geared or not.)
3. I wanted a torque sensor. While it's a subjective thing, I think torque sensors are superior to cadence sensors. I don't know of any other bike in this price range with a torque sensor.
4. I liked the Juiced design better. IMO, the Juiced bike looks more like a "normal" bike than the RadCity. Especially with its smaller, geared hub motor.
5. The Juiced bike was a couple hundred dollars less than the RadCity, and there is a Juiced Bikes dealer in my city (important if I ever need any warranty work.)
6. Juiced has a fantastic reputation. Although in fairness, I suspect Radbikes probably does too. I honestly don't know.

That said, the RadCity has some of its own advantages. For example, it comes with a better stock battery (11.6AH Panasonic). And I suspect the RadCity is a perfectly good bike in its own right. But after doing a comparison and deciding what factors were most important to me, I went with the Juiced CrossCurrent Air. And I'm glad I did!

11 months ago

Hello, So we bought 2 of these Daymak Chameleon E-scooters, they were suppose to come with rear solar charging cases, it has been a year and we still have not received the cases or the replacement brake handle that was broken during the terrible shipping condition. Daymak has been avoiding us, not returning emails or calls. The quality of these e-scooters is cheap china walmart junk, don't wasted your money or time on them. Find a high quality conversion kit with braking recovery and install on your bicycle. That is the best option. Don't buy Daymak! Can't stress that enough.

Ann M.
11 months ago

No ebike is perfect, this is a thread dedicated to sharing known issues or problems with electric bikes from GenZe as well as any help and solutions you know of. Sometimes that means a DIY fix and other times it can mean a recall, software update or part replacement by a dealer.

Please be respectful and constructive with feedback, this is not a space for hate speech. In many cases, representatives from the company will see feedback and use it to improve their product. In the end, the goal is to enjoy riding and help each other go further and be safer.

Wayne McCourt
1 week ago

Would you consider this vs the new Yamaha

roko 2147
3 months ago

Do a review on the folding Rainbow Rusty electric bike please.

Gary Bryan
3 months ago

Nice review, thank you.
3 months ago

Thanks Gary! Glad you enjoyed it :)

roko 2147
3 months ago

This guy's awesome!
3 months ago

Thanks for the positive feedback Roko, I'm working with Brent so we can cover more bikes and provide the best resource possible with EBR, I'm sure he appreciates your encouragement :)

Martin Schmidt
3 months ago

Why exactly? Because He is on amphetamines? Please speak faster. Its Not annoying. :D

marcel trovarello
3 months ago

I would rather have Court doing these reviews. He’s more specific and doesn’t repeat the same things over and over. Court has a neutral look at bikes also. Court keep your channel for yourself. 😜

marcel trovarello
3 months ago great to hear Court. Keep up the fantastic work.
3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback Marcel, it has been challenging to let go and get Brent's help, I tried to weigh the option of missing some reviews vs. having Brent help but maybe present differently or have some misses in the process... he's growing and I will still be doing the vast majority of reviews here ;)

Martin Schmidt
3 months ago

marcel trovarello Yeah. Court is better. This Dude is like on speed . Super annoying.

Steve Petttyjohn
3 months ago

Compared to the lower priced Rad Power RadCity, this bike is not a very good value at all.
I've noticed that the somewhat lower spec GenZe 100 series are a "road show" item at Costco for $1299
3 months ago

Interesting... Thanks for sharing this Steve! I have seen ebikes and other random electric mobility things at Best Buy in the past, cool that Costco is getting in on it too

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

Another fugly bike,great review

Steve Donovan
3 months ago

It's foolish to expect you would have done it like Court. I enjoyed your review, hope to see you again.
3 months ago

Thanks for your positive support Steve! Brent is working hard and getting better all the time. I'll still be posting the majority of reviews but together we can explore more products and I think he brings a unique perspective and feel thankful to have his help here :D

Honky Tonk
3 months ago

I don't want Court's channel to turn into a corporate channel.
3 months ago

Thanks Honky! I am committed to not selling out the channel... I actually removed all brand ads from recently to be even more neutral. Brent is learning, there's room for improvement, but by having him help out from time to time we are able to cover ebikes that I would otherwise miss and I feel like it's a way to serve the community, even if he still has room for improvement :)

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

Honky Tonk Well if you say so then that's it 😄

D Danilo
3 months ago

The bottle-cage bosses went unnoticed by BOTH of our beloved reviewers! (I just saw an opportunity and jumped on it!)
3 months ago

You win!!! Thanks for sharing :D

james eagle
3 months ago

Weird frame like the flash.
3 months ago

Kind of funky yeah?!

3 months ago

this bike is underwhelming for the price considering the competition.
3 months ago

It's great to have competition to keep these prices low and offer some choice... I like that GenZe has a couple of sizes in addition to the step-thru

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

willjammski It sure is fugly

3 months ago

this guy is a good reviewer.

Seb K
3 months ago - Oh of course I don't want to put Brent down or anything . I just prefer the way you do it .
3 months ago

Thanks for your positive encouragement! I think Brent does a good job too and am happy to have him working to cover more ebikes here with me :)

Seb K
3 months ago

Not as good as Court though .

Mark Elford
3 months ago

Liking the frame, looks to have a bit longer wheelbase.
3 months ago

Right! I wasn't sure why they made the frame as they did, like... it looks different, but does it perform better or offer something unique or was it just a style choice?

3 months ago

Great review but court does it better though
3 months ago

Thanks for the support! I feel very fortunate to have Brent's help with reviews from time to time, I think he's doing a good job (especially since this is new to him and I have been doing it for five years) but we are always working to get better ;)

Ddr Hazy
3 months ago

$1.9k for this bike is too much. Battery and motor are underpowered for that price. Perhaps this company is manufacturing that frame themselves but upon looking at their website it just says that it's assembled in Michigan.
3 months ago

I'm with you... the big stand-out for me is their app and unique frame design which could be a plus or minus depending on your tastes

Martin Schmidt
3 months ago


3 months ago

I agree the battery needs to be 400W @ least

Isaiah Yhomas
3 months ago

Do they have a 48v 500w hydraulic breaks genZe?
3 months ago

Hi Phil! As you make a stop, body weight and frame weight sort of shifts forward because of momentum and the front brake ends up doing more work. This is why many electric mountain bikes use larger 180 mm or even 203 mm front rotors. You don't want to overdo it and flip the bike by jamming the front brake... but having a larger disc up front gives you more leverage and allows the rotor to cool more easily

Phil Hogan
3 months ago

Good review! Doesn't most of the braking power go to the rear wheel?

Ian Mangham
3 months ago

Awesome review Bro, Awesome
3 months ago

Thanks for the support Ian! It's neat to see how GenZe is expanding and growing their offering since a few years ago