Juiced Bikes OceanCurrent Review

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Juiced Bikes Ocean Current Kenda Small Block Eight Tires

Summary

  • An affordable high-speed cruiser electric bike, available in traditional cantilever high-step or relaxed mid-step for easy mounting, choice of five fun colors including traditional black or red
  • Excellent frame balance, the downtube battery keeps weight low and center, the compact hub motor blends in and offers immediate throttle on demand power as well as torque sensing assist
  • Impressive low price, you can find the OceanCurrent at some dealers to test ride or order online, optional rack and fender set adds utility, solid Wellgo pedals and plastic chain guide
  • Decent mechanical disc brakes, externally routed cables don't look as nice but are easier to work with, limited readouts on the LED display panel vs. LCD computer

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Introduction

Make:

Juiced Bikes

Model:

OceanCurrent

Price:

$1,299

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Cruising

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
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Warranty:

1 Year Battery, 2 Year Mechanical, Lifetime Frame

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2017

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

51 lbs (23.13 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.5 lbs (2.49 kg) (6.9 for 10.4 Ah)

Motor Weight:

8.4 lbs (3.81 kg)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Sizes:

18 in (45.72 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Step-Thru: 18" Seat Tube, 25.5" Reach, 23" Stand Over Height, 76" Length, Cantilever High-Step: 18" Seat Tube, 25.5" Reach, 29" Stand Over Height, 76" Length

Frame Types:

High-Step, Mid-Step

Frame Colors:

Gloss Sea Foam, Gloss Greenery, Flat Black, Gloss Red, Matte Army Green

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid Aluminum Alloy, 9 mm Axle with Nuts

Frame Rear Details:

10 mm Threaded Axle with Nuts

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 Shimano Acera Derailleur, 11-32T Cassette

Shifter Details:

Shimano Revo Grip Shifter on Right

Cranks:

Prowheel Forged Alloy, 170 mm Length, 48 Tooth Chainring, Plastic Chain Guide

Pedals:

Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform

Headset:

Neco, Threaded 1-1/8"

Stem:

Frank Alloy, Quill, 180 mm Height, 100 mm Length

Handlebar:

Frank Alloy, Cruiser, 27" Length

Brake Details:

Shimano BR-M375 Mechanical Disc with 180 mm Rotor in Front, 160 mm Rotor in Back, Wuxing Levers with Motor Inhibitors

Grips:

Flat Rubber

Saddle:

Velo Comfort

Seat Post:

Promax Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

300 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm

Rims:

Double Wall, 36 Hole, Flat Black

Spokes:

Stainless Steel, 12 Gauge Rear Spokes, 13 Gauge Front Spokes, Silver with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Kenda Small Block Eight, 26" x 2.35"

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tire Details:

30 to 50 PSI

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Optional 20 mph Speed Limiter for Class 2 (Canada, Australia), Optional 8 Amp Quick Charger from Grin Technologies ($299)

Other:

Locking Removable Battery Pack, 1.7 lb 2 Amp Charger, 15 Amp Controller Output

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

8Fun

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

500 watts

Motor Peak Output:

720 watts

Battery Brand:

Samsung or LG

Battery Voltage:

48 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

8.8 ah (Optional 10.4)

Battery Watt Hours:

422.4 wh (Optional 499.2)

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

4 hours

Estimated Min Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Estimated Max Range:

40 miles (64 km)

Display Type:

King Meter, Fixed LED Console

Readouts:

Battery Level (5 Dots), Assist Level (Eco, 1-4, Sport)

Display Accessories:

Sport Button (Jumps to Highest Power), 5 Volt Standard USB Port on Battery

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle (TMM4 Torque Sensor, High Definition Hall Cadence Sensor)

Top Speed:

24 mph (39 kph) (Optional 20 mph Limit with LCD)

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Written Review

Juiced Bikes, which used to be called Juiced Riders, is an electric bike company with humble origins and a wicked smart founder. Tora, who helped me with this review, is a former Olympic athlete, multi-language speaking, mechanical engineer, businessman who bounces between Asia and the US to create products like the OceanCurrent we see here. It’s a cruiser style electric bicycle with balanced mid-frame battery, high-speed operation, and pedal assist plus throttle override modes. Many other cruisers in the space have heavy rack-mounted batteries that cause frame flex or feature mid-drive motors that often lack throttle mode. And all of them tend to cost more. Tora describes the Ocean Current cruiser as sporty, which isn’t what you’d expect from a beach cruiser. The large saddle, swept-back bars, and fat tires are all present as expected, but the zippy motor and responsive frame set it apart. It’s a unique take on the category and I thoroughly enjoyed the test ride. One the one hand, it feels like Juiced Bikes tried to do everything with this model… but then again, it doesn’t come standard with fenders or a rear rack (they do offer some basic aftermarket options that are guaranteed to fit for a little extra money). And there are no lights here. What the Ocean Curren lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for with an extremely low price. And it’s not just an online bike, many shops actually carry this thing! That’s especially useful considering the one-size frame that comes in either cantilever high-step or easier to approach mid-step wave. The bikes are not overly heavy like some other cruisers but the frames are completely rigid, all-Aluminum with a solid fork. At high-speed, they feel steady and solid, in part thanks to the oversized spokes, but they can also pass the bumps of the road through to your body. Consider a seat post suspension to smooth out the ride but note that it will raise the minimum seat height about three inches, which could be too much for petite riders, padded grips might be another comfort option.

Driving the bike is a 500-watt nominal, 720-watt peak, planetary geared hub motor. It’s compact and well supported in the rear wheel with thick 12 gauge spokes. You can really hear it zipping in the video review above as I near the 28 mph top assisted speed in Sport mode… but later on, when riding in the lower three levels of assist, it operates much quieter. Geared hub motors tend to be light and compact, freewheel when coasting and open to throttle operation (as we see here) but aren’t as powerful when starting at low speed. You’ll need to pedal a bit if you weigh more or are starting on an incline. And this is where the advanced torque + cadence sensor comes in. Rather than relying on one type of sensor, Juiced Bikes has combined two to create a fluid feel. It was one of the better pedal assist setups that I have ever seen. Having used TMM4 sensors only, and cadence sensors only… this combination was both quick and less tiring than some competing offerings. And the motor operates completely separate from the drivetrain that you pedal through. That means, there’s less wear happening when you shift gears and the bike can work even if the chain falls off or the pedals get broken somehow. That shouldn’t be an issue however because the chainring has a plastic guide to keep the chain on track and your pants or dress clear and clean. With an eight-speed mid-level Shimano Acera drivetrain, the bike offers a good enough range to climb or accelerate with. Note the larger 48 tooth chainring that slows the cadence, allowing you to pedal comfortably above 20 mph. One vulnerability with the motor is that its power cable protrudes through the right axle. This is also where the shifter cable is passing by. Be careful not to snag or bend those wires, if the bike tips to the right side for example. One mixed thing about the bike is that most of the cables are tacked onto the frame vs. routed through as seen on more expensive bikes. Mechanics appreciate this because it makes service easier (and it can actually make shifting easier if the cables don’t bend as much when going through the frame) but it also doesn’t look as clean and could snag your clothes more readily.

Powering the motor is a 48 volt 8.8 amp hour battery pack. The design is sleek but not as hidden as fully-integrated batteries on the most expensive polished electric bicycles. It brings weight down and forward, balancing out the motor, and allows the top tube on the step-thru model to be lower making it easier to mount. The default battery can be upgraded for even higher capacity if you plan to ride further or use more energy hauling a heavier load. Notice how the black battery casing matches the saddle, bars, grips and fork. I was a little surprised that the forks are all painted black vs. matching the bright fun colors of the frame… but it probably saves money and does blend well enough. Anyway, the battery can be charged on or off the bike and automatically locks when pressed into place. There’s a lever on the left side that pulls out in order to unclip the pack (once the locking core is unlocked) and I found that this lever is useful as a handle to carry it around. Lithium-ion batteries like this tend ot last a long time and offer a good weight to power ratio. The battery is the single most expensive part of the bike so make sure you order the appropriate size the first time. The larger packs don’t add much weight and will tend to last longer as they may not be fully cycled with each ride. Store your battery in a cool, dry location and keep it at ~80% if you plan to not use it for a month or two.

Operating the OceanCurrent is quick and easy. Some of the older ebikes required a two-step on/off process where you’d insert and turn the key or press a power button on the pack before pressing a second button on the display… but that’s not the case here. Once the battery is mounted and charged, just press the power button on the LED control panel. This panel is compact and simple, likely costing less, but mounted close enough to the left grip that it can be reached while riding. It controls the level of pedal assist being put out which influences how fast the bike will go. I tend to enjoy the lower three levels but appreciate that there’s also a Boost button which jumps up to the highest level with just one press. This is useful for passing other riders or ascending inclines. And at any time, you can press the variable-speed trigger throttle for extra power up to 20 mph. It is also very easy to reach and I find the design to be intuitive… but a little dangerous. I don’t mean to freak you out… but once the bike is on, this throttle is active even at standstill. If you bump it while moving the bike or getting on, the motor will kick in and potentially startle you. For this reason, the motor inhibitors brake levers are especially useful and warranted. Any time that either one of the levers is pulled, all of the motor systems will be stopped (or prevented from starting). So the display shows you a rough indication for how full the battery is (five dots) as well as the six levels of assist. There’s no easy way to tell how fast the bike is traveling, how far you’ve gone, what time it is etc. unless you pay a bit more for the optional LCD panel that Juiced Bikes sells. it’s great to have choice, and I suppose they prevent waste for people who don’t want the distraction of an LCD… and the LCD option is not removable so it could attract unwanted attention and get scratched up in some situations. One complaint with either display and control system is that people can tamper with this bike fairly easily. They could turn it on and press the throttle even while the bike is locked to a rack, and this could spin the rear tire or cause other damage. It’s a good reason to consider bringing the 5.5+ lb battery with you when parking.

All things considered, I was very impressed with the OceanCurrent and appreciate how it balances comfort, an upright body position, and low price with a solid, sporty feel. You don’t get a whole range of sizes but the mid-step frame is adjustable enough to comfortably fit a range of riders and the high-step is very solid and stiff compared to other larger cruisers with rear-rack batteries. I love how the drive systems are integrated and more hidden and well protected here. It’s a bike that you might be able to find and test ride through a dealer who could offer proper assembly, fitting and accessorizing… or you could get one online. To me, even though this is a cheaper product, I don’t view Juiced Bikes as a low-end brand. Their team is smart, hard working and connected to the source. They have more visibility into what is actually being produced and delivered than some of the marketing folks at larger companies. It’s not perfect, you do sacrifice some comfort and get raw power and throttle operation that other companies might purposefully avoid, but for those who are seeking something a bit more… this thing really delivers. Big thanks to Tora, Rich and the rest of the team for partnering with me on this post and meeting me in Irvine, California for the test rides. I welcome owners and shops to chime in here on their experiences with assembly and longevity of the product.

Pros:

  • Five color choices and two frame styles, the step-thru “mid step” model felt stiff and sturdy vs. flexy like a lot of other cruisers, I love that the high-step cantilever frame had room for bottle cage bosses on the seat tube
  • The downtube mounted battery keeps weight low and improves balance on the OceanCurrent compared to a lot of other cruisers with rear-rack batteries
  • The price is excellent and Juiced Bikes are available through some ebike shops so you can actually test ride them before purchase (and know that they have been built properly), this is also a great time to compare other bikes and get feedback on quality from dealers
  • I was impressed with the eight-speed Shimano Acera drivetrain, it’s perfect for neighborhood riding up to 20 mph and a step up in quality from many other value ebikes that use Shimano Tourney
  • There’s a plastic guide on the chainring that keeps your pants from getting snagged and dirty while also preventing chain drops, this is especially important when riding on bumpy terrain and in throttle mode but a lot of ebikes don’t offer it
  • Large, stiff, grippy alloy pedals from Wellgo, these are some of my favorite pedals for low-mid level ebikes and they come standard
  • The rear portion of the frame is setup to work with an aftermarket rack but Juiced Bikes offers their own rack and fender accessories that are guaranteed to fit
  • Advanced pedal assist sensors measure your pedal torque and speed so the bike responds better than just torque or just cadence, I love that the throttle can be used to override assist at any time (to climb or catch up with a friend perhaps)
  • Very few cruiser style e-bikes offer the Class-3 speeds, the Ocean Current can reach ~27 mph in the highest levels of assist or you can limit it down near 20 mph by using the lower levels
  • Solid warranty coverage with a long history of building and selling electric bicycles in the USA, you get a year on the electronics, two years on most of the bike parts and lifetime on the frame
  • High charge and discharge rate on the battery cells, optional larger battery packs for increased range (which fits on both the high-step and step-thru)
  • The battery slides in from the side so it won’t bonk the tubing above and allows the sloped downtube on the mid-step frame to be lower, I like that the locking core on the battery pack is spring loaded so you can click the battery in without the key
  • Thicker spokes, front and rear, which helps to support heavier loads and the added forces of a powerful motor and high-speed operation
  • Both brake levers have a motor inhibitor cutoff switch, anytime you pull the brakes, even if the throttle or pedal assist is active, the motor will shut down for safety
  • The electronic systems are all modular and use water-tight connectors, that means it’s easier to replace the display or throttle if they get damaged but they should hold up well against the elements
  • The cockpit is really clean, the grip shifter is intuitive and seamless compared to trigger shifters (though it’s not as fast and requires more effort), there’s room for a cup holder, speaker mount or phone mount up there

Cons:

  • The 2.35″ tires, comfort saddle, and long cruiser bars reduce vibration somewhat but the all-Aluminum frame and fork feel a bit rigid and stiff, consider adding a 27.2 mm seat post suspension but keep in mind it will raise the minimum saddle height
  • The display is pretty basic, you get five dots for battery level and a readout for assist level but no speed, odometer or trip stats as you would with an LCD, the good news is that the systems turn on quickly with just one step vs. older systems that required the battery to be turned on separately, Juiced Bikes does offer an aftermarket LCD display for those who really want the extra information
  • Mechanical disc brakes get the job done but aren’t as powerful or easy to actuate as hydraulic, the levers aren’t adjustable reach so people have to adapt more… but for this price, they aren’t bad at all
  • The black fork, battery pack, chainring, stem, handlebar and seat all match but aren’t as seamless as if the battery were completely in-frame or the fork was color matched
  • The kickstand is mounted near the bottom bracket and gets in the way of the left crank arm if you pedal backward (to turn the chain) while it’s deployed, I prefer rear-mounted kicksdtands
  • Shifter cables, brake lines and electronic wiring is routed externally which doesn’t look as nice and can snag easier, the motor power cable is vulnerable to bending if the frame tips to the right
  • Sometimes the thicker spokes can come loose over time as the bike experiences vibration,
    consider working with a shop and using Loctite to keep them trued
  • I didn’t see a slap guard on the right chainstay which means you could see chips there over time if you ride on rough terrain, consider using a clear piece of masking tape or buying a neoprene cover like this
  • Since the throttle is always active when the bike is on, it’s easy to accidentally bump it and have the bike lurch forward, I’ve had this happen when parking and loading ebikes before so be careful
  • The bike is easy to turn on but can be tampered with by third parties, they could press the throttle and spin the rear wheel if you leave the battery mounted while parked at a rack for example
  • Despite the presence of a standard sized USB port near the right top corner of the battery pack, I’m told that it is unpowered… If yours works, consider getting a right-angle USB adapter to keep wires out of your way when pedaling

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WilliamT
4 hours ago

I would also check out bikes from Juiced Bicycles.

https://shop.juicedbikes.com/collections/e-bikes/products/2017-oceancurrent-step-thru?variant=29237980498

The Ocean Current step though would fit you. It has a 22" stand over height and similar to the Townie Go.
With the 21 ah battery, you shouldn't have any problems getting 80-100 miles depending on the assist level.

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E-Wheels
2 weeks ago

I just ordered an Juiced oceancurrent and an additional battery, and plan on going on extended rides out of the country. I'd like to put some sort of "get home" kit on my bike so I can get home in the case of a flat or other small breakdown. Any ideas?

Thanks.
It makes sense to only carry the spares you know how to fit with the tools you know how to use
Anything other than that will be a waste of time
Carrying a cell phone and taxi fare will cover all emergencies

keyboardmashing
2 weeks ago

I just ordered an Juiced oceancurrent and an additional battery, and plan on going on extended rides out of the country. I'd like to put some sort of "get home" kit on my bike so I can get home in the case of a flat or other small breakdown. Any ideas?

Thanks.

Hagrid
2 months ago

Juiced Bikes Announced Upgrades to the HyperFat on their blog 5/3/2017 (3rd of May 2017)
http://www.juicedbikes.com/updates/2017/5/3/hyperfat-hf1000-update-for-pre-orders.html

I wanted to discuss the upgrades and see if any of you would chime in on my questions, confirm my stance on the upgrades, or provide alternative views for or against.

Suspension Fork:
Con: Added weight.
Pro: Free. Deals with variation better?
Comments: Its a free upgrade everyone gets so I don't see the harm. I'm working on getting a Hitch Bike Rack for two e-bikes and the added couple pounds or so shouldn't make or break it for me.

More Torque:
Quote: "The production HyperFat is set up with a 9T winding which was selected to target a top speed performance of 30+ mph with pedal assist, yet provide good hill climbing performance."
"For riders who are heavier or have more hills, we have a 12T motor winding option which provides more torque performance, but reduced top speed. The estimated top speed of around 25-26 mph with the 12T setup. With this option chosen, only the motor is changed everything else remains that same. "
Comments: I live around a lot of hills. I've ordered the OceanCurrent and the HyperFat. My understanding is the OceanCurrent has the same 500W Bafang motor as the U500 Utility bike, but in the rear wheel so its not going to potentially spin out on hills. If the OceanCurrent I get this month can deal with all the hills in my area shouldn't the 1000w normal 9T winding also suffice?

Hydraulic Disc Brakes:
Quote: "We have sourced Tektro Dorado HD-E715 which are regarded as one of the best Hydraulic disc brake systems designed for e-bikes."
"Upgrade to Tektro Hydrulic HD-E715 Disc Brakes (+$249)"
Comments: Everyone I've talked to in person is all about the Hydraulic Disc Brakes, but is it worth the $250? (~10% more for the bike if you're getting the bike with the 21Ah Battery for $2,198 - $2,347.00.)

Frame Sizes:
I'm 6'2" so I should be fine with the stock frame (that fits most) and since I've already purchased the bike, I'm not sure this does much for me.

Rear Racks:
Yup I want them.

Mud Guards/Fenders:
Yup I want them.

Revised LED Headlight:
I'm glad it comes with a waterproof headlight and Juiced Bikes is taking care of the wiring.

Price increase and Crowd-Funding Campaign:
I'm sure glad I already ordered the HyperFat!

Test Rides:
Since I live in the South-East of USA I really doubt I'll get my hands on this pre-production model. I would much rather @Court provide a review of the pre-production than put my hands on it! What am I really going to gain from riding it around a test track? If I can't try it in my environment I'm not sure what the test ride is really going to do for me.

SimonMTL
2 months ago

"Planet Bike Cascadia ATB Fenders."

I always figured that the Cascadia ATB fenders were for the OceanCurrent, and the Cascadia II hybrid fenders were for the CrossCurrent.

Anyone know?

David Elderton
3 months ago

Hello to all the Canadian CrossCurrent/AIR/OceanCurrent owners out there. We have a special on remaining 7.8 batteries! $100.00 off the already great price of $499.00 CAD. Use coupon code J62LPW05T1 on our site www.juicedriders.ca Shipping is dangerous cargo, so will cost an additional 59.00. Shipping to Canada only!
For those of you waiting for the 17.4 and 21 batteries, they are on order, please stay tuned. Pricing is as follows:

17.4 Battery only 1349.00 CAD
21 battery only 1899.00 CAD
Upgrade from 10.4 to 17.4 when purchasing bike add 500.00
Upgrade from 10.4 to 21 when purchasing bike add 999.00

Best Regards,

David Elderton
Owner, Hill Eater Ebikes Ltd
Official Canadian distributor of Juiced Bikes

Tora Harris
3 months ago

Here is what the thumb throttle looks looks like on the Current-Series e-bikes.

On most e-bikes with throttle and pedal assist, the throttle overrides the pedal assist or the pedal assist overrides the throttle. Either case it super counterintuitive and jerky. The rider loses confidence in the throttle and the magic of the pedal assist vanishes.

We have designed our throttle in a very smart way. Basically the throttle and pedal assist systems are always active. The controller (ECU) is comparing which input signal will have the greater effect in real time. It is doing this comparison super fast, like 1,000 times a second. The end result is that you can transition from throttle to pedal assist seamlessly. It works exactly how you expect it to work.

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Brad Ersly
1 week ago

Your review along with another helped me decide- Yes I bought one and I love it. My only complaint was that the bike set up as it came out of the box was terrible. Disc brakes really set up badley- front really binding - back no braking at all; also the derailler way out of adjustment , half the gears barely shifting because cable had so much slack in it. Took the bike to a shop paid them 40 and they went through it and got it all working well. With said however, quality product, and I love love love riding the thing. RIDE SAFE and thanks again for your reviews- YES I WOULD STILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BIKE BUT they need to ship their bikes in better condition. I have had other bikes and this set up was WAYYYYYY OFF

Jonathan Coath
4 weeks ago

So the Ocean Current is an exciting bike, but I think the Hyperfat could be a game changer. Will you be reviewing that bike anytime soon?

Sean Roth
1 month ago

The review on the EBR website says top speed of 24mph as well as 28mph, and the Jucided website says 24mph. Which is it?

Jeff Rothman
1 month ago

Thank you so much for these killer reviews. For the past few weeks I've been binge watching your incredible library and have learned so much. A month ago I wasn't even fully aware that e bikes existed. After taking a test ride at my local pedego store I have been absolutely obsessed with these things. Incredibly fun.

After lots of research using your substantial website and videos along with other great resources on the web I went ahead and ordered the Oceancurrent. Still waiting for this bad boy to ship and couldn't be more pumped. Sold my old bike to help pay for this new one so currently bikeless. Can not wait for my new bike to arrive!

Jeff Rothman
1 month ago

Got the email that bike has shipped last night. YES!

What accessories did you get specifically? I've added a ton to my wishlist but don't think I'll pull the trigger till I get a few shakedown rides in.

FlyORdieInAfire
1 month ago

I too have ordered the ocean current. I chose the larger battery which hasn't arrived else my bike would have shipped this past week. Customer service has been very responsive to my emails of questions and concerns. I just keep buying accessories for this bike as I wait for it to ship. ElectricBikeReview very thorough review has helped. Bolts vs Quick disconnects, seat diameter, bike tire size, so much help with getting specific parts which my local shop has to special order. I've ordered a chain guard today which won't show up until middle of next week. I'm hoping the bike has shipped by then. time will tell.

outta reach24
1 month ago

around 6:48 U jump off and can hit ur leg Lol

Alex NC
1 month ago

Damnit man, I can't decide which of their bikes I want. They are are killer bikes for the price. I love the logical approach to the eBike business the CEO has too. Modular is the future, and he is embracing it.

Dr Brown
1 month ago

Could you do a review of the x-treme kona / hanalei bikes. Would be very happy to see a review of those.

chris P
2 months ago

Juiced bikes are awesome. I got the cross-current and love it. got the refurbished and recommended if they still have any left as it was basically brand-new little rust on the brake discs didn't affect performance. anyway they make great bikes at an excellent price. just have to adjust the derailleur little. but that seems to be the case with all bikes I've had at least

USSR APTuCT
2 months ago

Хороший аппарат!

cuong luu
2 months ago

for e bikes, people say it's best not to fully charge or discharge the battery. Is it true that it's better to only charge it up to 80-90%?

Phil Eyers
2 months ago

excellent price. That battery looks to be exactly the same as used on Oxygen's s-cross e-bikes.

Phil Eyers
2 months ago

I have now, thanks - looks sick ;)

eBikeSupply
2 months ago

Phil Eyers, you are exactly right. These form factors are the best, they keep the cost inline & don't compromise when it comes to frame flex like the rack mounted atrocities. Have you seen the SmartMotion Pacer & Catalyst. Our favorite bike this year by far. https://www.ebikesupply.com/collections/ecity-electric-bike/products/smartmotion-pacer-electric-bike

Dave Caldwell
2 months ago

I love the look of juiced bikes and the ocean current is my favourite. I'd love the opportunity to buy one purely for leisure but I'm in the UK 🙁. I have a related question that someone may be able to answer though: If I bought an ebike while in the US, what is the best way to ship it to the UK? I'm obviously aluding to the difficulty shipping the battery. I assume I could have it brought over by sea but I'm not sure.

Dave Caldwell
2 months ago

Thanks Court, that's perfect !

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

Hi Dave! Some shops specialize in hazardous materials shipping and regularly send abroad from the USA. One that I have heard say that they do this is Motostrano in Northern California http://www.motostrano.com/

Seb K
2 months ago

Word of advice for anyone living in the UK buying a bike from the States . Front brake is on the left NOT the right . Don't want to see anyone flipping over their bars !!!

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

Dang! I read that as "we have lost customers" and I was thinking :O nooooo... they pulled the wrong levers!!1 lol

eBikeSupply
2 months ago

Seb K, we have lost of customers who ride Motorcycles & therefore request to have the breaks set up "Moto Style"

samuel Townsend
2 months ago

As someone that has sold EBikes for quite some time now I would like to express to the public you pay for what you get. I feel the Ocean Current is a good platform that will improve with each batch that comes from the manufacturer let's just say this first batch of 200 units were the beta units. I currently have 5 Ocean Currents on our show room floor I personally road one on a CicLAvia event for 18 miles and it did preform great but each and everyone of these bikes that come out of the box has to be prepped it takes us about 20 to 30 minutes. Some bikes cabling was too short others needed brake calipers bolts shimmed and aligned to your rotor I'm not hating I'm just pointing out on this first batch of Bikes if you have one delivered to your house be prepared to spend some extra time prepping it. As Tora addresses these matters I hope the price remains the same. I know other manufacturers have adjusted their pricing making for a more competitive market thats good for the consumer. I'm just sticking around to see what's going to happen next

Juiced Bikes
2 months ago

Thanks Sam, we have made many improvements based on the feedback we got from the OceanCurrents and will continue to make improvements whenever practical. I have sent the internal document pointing out the changes.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

Thanks for your expert hands-on experience Sam. This guy runs the Electric Bicycle Center in Fullerton, CA for those who don't know: https://electricbicyclecenter.com/ I trust him.

Chris Carrington
2 months ago

Have been really liking all your reviews and have used them for the backbone of my research into getting a first ebike. I went ahead and ordered one of these.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

Awesome! I hope it works out great for you Chris. Be sure to spend some time setting it up, consider taking it to a shop for fine tuning as Sam mentioned above. My experience with the bikes was really good and I love the balance of performance and price :)

Ed E.J.Shonka@cox.net
2 months ago

what is the website for that juicer bike

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

Hi Ed, I link to the official site on every full written review and update those over time as companies change etc. so you can always check there (which is linked from the YouTube description) but it looks like Juiced Bikes responded directly to you here, VIP baby :D

Juiced Bikes
2 months ago

https://shop.juicedbikes.com

kemetic75
2 months ago

Shopping for an ebike for the summer and I'm torn between the Juiced bike and the Electric Bike Company. which one gets better mileage per charge?
Thanks for the great reviews!

eBikeSupply
2 months ago

kemetic75, Hello :) The Juiced in the lowest Trim level goes less distance than the Electric Bike Company, but for the 17.4aH Juiced OceanCurrent, you get more mileage than the Electric Bike Company & with superior riding dynamics, all for $2000 . You can check out the various options on our website https://www.ebikesupply.com/products/juiced-oceancurrent?variant=33052316300.

Please feel free to drop us a line.

gothboyy
2 months ago

I love when he flirts with the guests :)

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

I have many wonderful gay friends and am a supporter of LGBT but am not gay myself

gothboyy
2 months ago

Okay.... not gay confirmed.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

I guess I'm an equal opportunity flirter... Good thing my girlfriend is pretty chill :P

brighton dude
2 months ago

A cruiser style bike with battery in the down-tube of the frame is very nice. Mechanically simple bikes will be more likely to be reliable. Price is very good so it should be possible to buy the lights, mudguards (fenders) etc. if need be.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

You're exactly right... this ebike impresses me in a lot of ways, I feel like it's a "killer app" for the industry right now as long as it's reliable

spleujo
2 months ago

$1299? That's insane. How are they facilitating service out of state?

Priscila Grant
2 months ago

Yes, I actually bought the RadWagon from them earlier this year after watching Court's reviews on the bike and the company. Have logged on about 200 miles on it so far and loving every minute of it!

Martian Megafauna
2 months ago

If you are near Seattle, RadCity ebikes also makes a value focused bike that customers seem to really like.

spleujo
2 months ago

Indeed. As complementary as this review was for $1299 it would be surprising for them to make profit. My concerns have always been: living in the NW where it rains a lot and having access to service.

eBikeSupply
2 months ago

spleujo, We are huge fans of the Juiced OceanCurrent. As a retailer & extremely familiar with electric bike engineering, we are very impressed with the quality you get get for $1,299. Let us know if you have any questions. https://www.ebikesupply.com/products/juiced-oceancurrent?variant=33052316300

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 months ago

Not sure? I think they offer a healthy dealer margin and can dip into that cost when supporting remotely if they sold direct