ProdecoTech Oasis Review

Prodecotech Oasis Electric Bike Review 1
Prodecotech Oasis
Prodecotech Oasis 750 Watt Hub Motor
Prodecotech Oasis 48v Battery Pack
Prodecotech Oasis Twist Throttle Grip Shifter
Prodecotech Oasis Cassette 8 Speed
Prodecotech Oasis Front Cranks
Prodecotech Oasis Grip Shifter
Prodecotech Oasis Hydraulic Disc Brake
Prodecotech Oasis Electric Bike Review 1
Prodecotech Oasis
Prodecotech Oasis 750 Watt Hub Motor
Prodecotech Oasis 48v Battery Pack
Prodecotech Oasis Twist Throttle Grip Shifter
Prodecotech Oasis Cassette 8 Speed
Prodecotech Oasis Front Cranks
Prodecotech Oasis Grip Shifter
Prodecotech Oasis Hydraulic Disc Brake

Summary

  • Affordable, high power electric bike with a decent warranty but rear heavy design
  • Limited suspension, relies on cushy seat and balloon tires to smooth out the bumps
  • Twist throttle only, no pedal assist, no display for reading speed, range or precise battery capacity

Video Review

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Introduction

Make:

ProdecoTech

Model:

Oasis

Price:

$1,799 USD

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

2 Year Comprehensive, 30 Day Replacement

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2014

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

62 lbs (28.12 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminum Alloy

Frame Types:

High-Step, Step-Thru

Frame Colors:

Metallic Lime Green, Metallic Magenta Pink

Frame Fork Details:

Rigid

Attachment Points:

Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

8 Speed 1x8 SRAM X7, 11-28T

Shifter Details:

SRAM X7 Grip Twist

Cranks:

Truvativ 42T x 170 Alloy

Pedals:

Truvativ Huss Aluminum Alloy, Sealed Bearing, Platform

Headset:

CNC Sealed Bearing

Stem:

Promax 35º 90 mm

Handlebar:

Promax 700 mm Cruiser

Brake Details:

Avid DB Hydraulic Disc

Grips:

Velo Leather

Saddle:

Velo Plush Vacuum

Seat Post:

Promax

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm

Rims:

Triple Box Wide 32mm

Spokes:

18/8 Black Stainless Steel 12G

Tire Brand:

Continental Town & Country 26" x 1.9"

Wheel Sizes:

26 in (66.04cm)

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Double Leg Kickstand, 58.4V 2 Amp Charger, Aluminum Bash Guard on Front Ring

Other:

Removable Battery Pack

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Gearless Direct Drive Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

750 watts

Motor Peak Output:

1200 watts

Battery Voltage:

51.2 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

12 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

614.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), 24 Cells

Charge Time:

6 hours

Estimated Min Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Estimated Max Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Display Type:

LED Console

Readouts:

Battery Level (Green, Yellow, Red)

Drive Mode:

Twist Throttle

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The ProdecoTech Oasis is a fun budget oriented electric bike that offers an upright cruiser style ride. It feels solid and offers plenty of power with a 750 watt direct drive hub motor and 48 volt battery pack. While it only comes in one size and one color, the handlebars and seat are adjustable to dial it in a little bit. It has limited cargo capacity because there’s no rear rack for adding a bag or panniers but there is a water bottle cage mounting point on the downtube and the model I tried had some extra bosses on the front fork. The pedals are solid, the ride position is relaxed and the battery pack is removable for charging on or off the bike. This also makes it much easier to move because the battery weighs about eight pounds.

The motor driving the Prodeco Oasis offers an impressive 750 watts of power in a direct drive (gearless) configuration. That’s the maximum allowed by law in the United States! Despite the power, it operates without creating much noise and is fairly smooth. The drawbacks here are weight and size because the motor relies on big magnets inside to create power. Also, when coasting or pedaling without assist the magnets may create some drag vs. a geared motor with a freewheel system. It also does not take advantage of regenerative braking which some other gearless systems offer.

The battery pack powering that motor offers 48 volts of power and ~12 amp hours of capacity. This is huge, and the battery itself is also quite large. Ultimately, you get power and decent range here but only have a twist throttle to take advantage of it (which is part of why the range on this bike is kind of average). The pack is removable and feels pretty solid but the rack it mounts to is high up and fairly rigid which creates more strain. Thankfully, there are two struts to support the pack which helps to keep it from rattling loose over time.

The low price point and fun look of this bike makes it easy to get excited over but you are trading functionality, range and stability. Prodeco Technologies offers a generous two year warranty but the fine print says it doesn’t cover normal wear and tear on the battery from use which seemed misleading. There aren’t a whole lot of dealers that carry this bike right now, in part because I believe their margins are very low, but it is available online. If you do get it over the Internet there will be some assembly involved and at 62 pounds it can take some effort to work with.

I think of this ebike as a refined version of first generation technology in the space. In the early 2000’s many companies were using rear mounted packs because it’s easy and cheap, they didn’t have fancy pedal assist options and the computers were also very simple or non existent. The Oasis brings updated Lithium batteries that are lighter and longer lasting and a variable speed twist throttle that is fun to use. Over time your hand might get tired and good luck trying to carry it up stairs but for the money it gets the job done and could be a solid option for someone willing to screw around a bit who fits the frame. The pedals, handlebars and tires are nice and the quiet, powerful motor works very well on smooth surfaces. The rigid frame becomes quite jarring as you encounter bumps and something like a Thudbuster could help a lot here.

Pros:

  • Very affordable and includes a great two year warranty (but read the fine print, does not cover normal wear on battery)
  • Powerful 750 watt direct drive motor can accelerate and climb well
  • Strong 48 volt battery provides good boost for acceleration and speed
  • Double-strut design helps to support the rear rack and battery, double-legged kickstand keeps the bike stable
  • Eight gears is enough range for faster pedaling or climbing and makes riding easier if the battery runs out
  • Larger Continental tires are durable and somewhat soft when riding over bumps and cracks
  • Solid metal pedals are durable and provide a wide platform for pedaling
  • Oversized swept back handlebars offer an upright riding position that feels good and reduces neck and back fatigue
  • Rear light built into battery pack provides a basic level of safety

Cons:

  • No display panel consol for determining how fast you’re going, how far you’ve traveled or precisely how much battery capacity remains
  • No pedal assist options, just twist throttle on right grip
  • Limited suspension (large soft tires and padded seat) can create a bumpy ride and jar battery
  • Keys must be left in when riding, they can jingle around
  • Rear mounted motor and battery make bike hard to lift (removable battery helps)
  • Battery is mounted high up which makes the bike less stable
  • No mounting points on the rear rack or battery for a bag or panniers
  • Only available in one size (kind of medium) and one color (lime green)

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