Ancheer 250W Electric Mountain Bike Overview (Under 1,000)
We weigh in the pros and cons of the Ancheer 250W electric bike and just how well it functions to help you keep your expectations in check and to find out for yourself if this is suitable to your needs.
Electric bikes continue to take the world by storm. In pretty much any city you go to, it is a common sight to see someone zipping around on an electric bike. You may have thought of getting one yourself, but like many others, were turned off by the exorbitant price tag. Electric bikes average around 00 to buy and can go well beyond 20,000. But discount electric bikes do exist, and we’ll review one in this article – the Ancheer 250W e-mountain bike.
What is Ancheer?
Let’s get one thing out of the way first, Ancheer is not a company that makes premium bikes. They are a Chinese company that specializes in shipping discount bikes. That’s right, if you are buying an Ancheer, it is very much because the price is your number one concern.
Basically, with an Ancheer bike, you are shipped a box of parts, and you assemble it yourself. You won’t end up with a premium electric bike, and you won’t end up with a premium mountain bike. What you will end up with is a functioning electric bike, and this article will take aim at just how well it functions.
It is important to keep these expectations in check from the get go. The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ has never been more true. But if you are very interested in a budget electric bike, then you might just come away satisfied. Let’s first check out what you get:
The 250W – What You Get
The Ancheer 250W is an electric mountain bike with 26-inch wheels and a removable 36V lithium battery. Before we get into the pros/cons and reviews of this bike, let’s take a look at what is actually offered in the package.
Firstly, because this is probably your number one concern, the Ancheer electric mountain bike is quite inexpensive. It retails for under 600 USD. This is listed as a sale price on the website, but we suspect that it is on sale more often than not.
As electric bikes go, this is about as cheap as it gets. With most retailing well over a few thousands of dollars, this bike is certainly quite the deal.
First, let’s take a look at the electric features of this bike. As you might know, a quality electric bike needs to have a good motor to assist you in pedaling up to speed. It also should have a battery that has an acceptable life on a single charge.
The Ancheer 250W comes with a removable 36V, 8AH lithium-ion battery. It does depend on riding modes, but this battery should last you about 10 miles of throttling, or about 20 miles with pedal assist.
This bike has a 250W high-speed brushless motor. This is pretty standard for an electric bike and should support riders up to about roughly 200 lbs. This motor can get the bike moving about 25 mph.
Surprisingly, this bike actually has two ride options. There is the traditional assisted bicycle mode, in which the bike assists your acceleration up to a certain speed (about 25 km/h). There are even options for three pedal assist modes, each offering more assistance and power. There is a low, medium, and high mode.
There is also a fully automatic throttle mode, in which the bike will propel the entire ride for you. The bike tops out at about 20mph, which is pretty decent for an electric bike of this price.
Of course, aside from the electric bike features, there is the bike itself. Before diving into it, don’t expect a premium bike. This is very much a no-frills, budget mountain bike. It will get you from Point A to Point B, but don’t expect to be using this for advanced mountain biking or incredibly rough terrain. That being said, it is a pretty well-made bike for the price.
The frame is made from 100% aluminum alloy. The bike itself is sturdy and well made, and relatively light, making for a comfortable ride.
Brakes and Gears
This bike has front and rear disc brakes and a 21-speed transmission system, which is standard for a mountain bike.
This is a hardtail mountain bike with front suspension forks. The suspension is good enough, but this still isn’t the type of bike you would use for any serious mountain biking.
The rest of this mountain bike is pretty standard. There are an LED headlamp and a horn for safety. The seat is pretty basic but comfortable enough for a commuter.
This bike does require assembly, but it is pretty basic. The frame is put together, and you mostly just have to attach the wheels, along with a few other attachments. Assembly can easily be done even if you have never built a bike before.
Ancheer offers a 1-year warranty on most defects to do with this bike. There is also a full refund option within 7 days, and a replacement option within 15 days. You can find the details on this page.
How Does It Run?
The above features sound pretty solid, especially for a sub-600 e-bike, but how does it actually work?
We’re pleased to say that, given the price tag, this bike runs pretty well. The motor is solid enough and can get you up to a decent commuting speed of about 20 mph. The pedal assist mode works well, albeit with a small delay between the start of pedaling and the assistance kicking in. But it all seems to function fine.
The bike itself is basically what you’d expect from the price range. It is definitely not premium, but it is well-made and works fine as a regular bike. As long as you keep your expectations in check, and you aren’t expecting a premium mountain bike, then this bike is fine for getting you where you need to go.
In fact, our main issue with this bike is probably the fact that it advertises itself as a mountain bike at all. This bike is decisively not a good option for bringing on the trails and for bringing off-road. We would think of this more as a road bike or an electric cruiser.
So keep your expectations in check, and if you just want a solid, functioning electric bike for a bargain-basement price, then this may be for you. Next, let’s check out some customer reviews.
With products that are on the far budget end of the list, it is often the case that one person’s experience doesn’t represent everyone else’s. With varying quality and the difficulty of knowing whether a product will be dependable, it often helps to check out customer reviews to see if a product is worth buying.
Reviews are a great way to get an unbiased perspective on a product, to learn an honest take of what is good about a product, and what isn’t. First, we’ll check out the good reviews, and then we’ll look at some customers who had a less than satisfactory experience.
First of all, we are happy to report that his product did receive positive reviews overall. It has an average of 4/5 stars with approximately 700 reviews.
The positive reviews of this product highlight the issues which we have mostly covered in this article. People are excited to receive a functioning electric bike at such a low price point. People who enjoyed this bike typically used it for their commutes, and for getting around in general.
Many also stated that the bike was well designed, and functioned just as intended. They received the bike and completed the quick assembly process, and then it was ready to go.
Of course, we have to take the good with the bad. There have been customers who have had less than ideal experiences with the Ancheer electric bike.
Many of the problems that people had were with design faults or faulty components. Some were upset at the delayed pedal assist. They claimed that it took several pedal rotations for the pedal-assist to actually kick in. Others had issues where the motor itself was faulty, and would not power up.
Others have had problems with Ancheer customer service. They have attempted to return faulty bikes but found the customer service team less than responsive, and quite argumentative in allowing them a refund or a repair.
Luckily, based on overall reviews, these issues seem to be rare, but it is still very worthwhile to keep them in mind.
Overall, we think this is a solid product. But there is the caveat that you have to keep your expectations in check with the Ancheer electric bicycle. Don’t go into this expecting a top tier bike, or even a top tier electric bike. This is very much for getting around. If you want an electric bike without paying top dollar, this could be for you. Otherwise, check out more premium options.
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Ancheer Folding Electric Bike Review
Electric bikes have come a long way since they were first introduced. The notion among many people has always been that they are expensive machines that will cost you an arm and a leg. However, there are budget options available nowadays that ensure you need not break the bank to own one.
The only thing is that you can never be sure when you buying cheaply. Some manufacturers tend to make up for the low price by compromising the quality of the bike. You don’t want to end up with a substandard bicycle just you only looked at the price tag; the specifications must always be considered!
The Ancheer e-bike is a cost-friendly bicycle that has attracted interest from those looking to get their maiden e-bike experience. The following review considers the various features this bike offers and the overall performance to see if it lives up to the hype. We recently reviewed Ancheer Power Plus e-bike so read our mountain bike review.
The Ancheer e-bike features an aluminum alloy frame that utilizes a single front tube. This gives it a formidable build yet keeps it weight manageable. The frame is collapsible, meaning it requires minimal storage space and you can comfortably transport it in your vehicle.
The front fork consists of high-strength carbon steel that reinforces the sturdy construction of the bike. It also comes with premium comfort shock absorption to ensure that you remain comfortable during bumpy rides. The bike can comfortably support weights of up to 150kg and is ideal for riders between the heights of 5’2”-6’0”
My first ride on the Ancheer felt quite smooth; thanks to the decent overall geometry. The seat was comfortable and cushioned and the mid-curve handlebar felt natural in my hands. However, the 60-pound weight it packs weighed heavy on me, especially on climbs. I’m sure this is something that other riders have noticed, but it’s a good thing that the bike is foldable to offer convenience when transporting it.
This bike is powered by brushless rear hub motor which provides higher efficiency and torque output for scaling inclines. The 250 W motor will have you getting to speeds of up to 15.5 mph. The acceleration is pretty decent and promises to offer you a fun ride of level terrain.
The power you get from the bike is dependent on the mode you set the bike in. Basically there are two modes to choose from. The assist mode will help you out as you pedal manually whereas the e-bike mode powers the entire thing as you enjoy the ride without breaking a sweat. This is controlled by a tiny panel on the handlebar. The assist mode features 3 settings to allow you control over the level of work you have to put in.
One great thing I noticed on this bike is that even with the power switched off; it is still relatively easy to pedal. This makes it ideal for those who want to use the bicycle for their exercises.
The Ancheer stores its power in a small capacity 36V, 8Ah lithium-ion battery. When fully charged, the battery will last you around 15miles without pedaling and 30miles with pedaling before it runs out of power. This is enough time to run your errands or enjoy the outdoors. However, the actual range will be influenced by the weight of the rider and terrain.
The folding bike also means that the battery is housed within the bike’s frame, which is not something you get in other e-bikes. This keeps the battery protected from elements, dirt, and other debris in the outdoors, helping to improve its durability.
Nevertheless, the charging time of the battery can be a turn-off for some people. It takes around 4-6hrs to get it back to full power, which as long time to wait for the impatient biking enthusiasts.
The bike is equipped with dual mechanical disk brakes which provide you with good stopping power at high speeds. The brakes are smooth and fluid to make sure that the bike is responsive enough to stop the ride on a dime. Overall, they do a good job on the trail, except for a little squealing when braking.
The 26” wheels on the Ancheer e-bike are made from a double-layered magnesium alloy that gives them the strength to offer you a stable ride with little feeling of drag. When you combine this with the shock absorbing provided by the carbon steel front forks, you can look forward to a smooth and comfortable ride even in an unforgiving terrain.
The 6-spoke design of the wheels not only gives the bike a unique look, but also helps in reducing the weight and improving the aerodynamics.
The tires on this bike have a versatile treading design that is suitable for pavement biking, as well as off-road adventures. Your ride on the road will be smooth and you’ll also enjoy added grip on the dirt trail.
What Do We Like?
I really appreciate the extra accessories on the Ancheer that allow you to ride comfortably in the dark. The bike comes with a loud horn, as well as a bright LED headlight which guarantee that you can ride safely and comfortably in lowly illuminated environments.
The 2 working modes on the bike offer the luxury of relaxing during the ride and getting to work whenever you feel like. This actually helps to make the ride more adventurous and breaks the monotony of doing the same thing over and over.
I also like the design of the bike. It has a nice geometry; starting from the low frame to the mid-curve handlebar and the comfortable saddle. This offers you a comfortable ride with good posture. You’ll also appreciate the fact that the Ancheer is suitable for both male and female riders.
The foldablilty of the bike is another feature that enhances its convenience. The implication is that you require very little space to store it. You can easily throw it inside your car trunk and this protects your bike from potential vandals and thieves.
Ancheer Folding Electric Bike Reviews – 20″ Folding City Commuter
In our series of Ancheer Folding Electric Bike Reviews here we look at their 20″ Folding City Commuter Bike!
This compact little ebike hits all the right notes on price ( under £800 delivered to your door) comes commuter ready with mudguards, lights and a pannier rack all included – Perfect if you are getting ready to return to the office!
I am always skeptical when reviewing bikes under £1000 as this is the end of the market where there is a plethora of cheap and nasty electric bikes that look shiny, but will fail on you after a few months of use.
However, I have followed Ancheer for a while now and have been pretty impressed with the range of electric bikes they offer at this price point and their online have overall been positive, this model being no exception.
Sure, you are not getting top quality components here, but for under £800 you are getting a solid little commuter bike which could be a perfect option as your first ebike if you want to start commuting into the office a few times a week.
It looks OK too and I like how they have hidden the battery inside the frame ( which can be removed and locked) which makes this bike look very similar to a traditional fold.up.
Riding Position, Comfort And Controls
Riding Position – Like Most Electric Folding Bikes the Ancheer 20″ is an upright riding position suitable for the city riders and has plenty of adjustment in the saddle and on the handlebar stem. I have seen reviews from owners who are 5ft that seem to think this bike can be adjusted to size – Good to know if you have short legs.
Comfort – This Ebike has suspension forks on the front, Disc Brakes front and Rear which is good to see as I firmly believe ALL Electric bikes should have disc brakes as standard due to the extra weight of these bikes, however these are cable not hydraulic, but should still be fine for this type of bike.
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Although I’m not a fan of the graphics on the saddle, it does have a wide seat pan so would be fine for short- trips and is correct for this type of riding style. If you can’t live with the ‘go faster’ stripes then there are loads of other saddle options out there to choose from, or you could use a cover, but it’s a minor bug-bear.
Controls – The Ancheer 20″ Electric Folding bike has 3 levels of assistance which can be changed while riding and has a top speed of 25kmh (15mph legal limit in the EU).
Low Assist = Good if you want to keep fit and extends battery range when you are on the flats
Medium Assist = Mid- Range assistance is where you will spend most of your time, just the right balance to compliment your pedaling
High Assist = High Levels of assistance will make light work of the hills, but be warned, will eat your battery and reduce range if used for long periods of time
This bike comes with 7 gears and which gives the riders options as to their pedaling cadence Vs the assist level they are in which I prefer. On some of these bikes they stick to a single gear and rely on the rider to adjust the assistance which in my view reduces battery life and just limits the riding experience.
What I like about this model is that the battery can be charged on or off the bike, and is hidden inside the frame which can also be locked for extra security.
Charging time is 4 – 6 hours and the bike has a range of between 15.30 miles on a single charge.
As mentioned on many occasions in my reviews, this depends on weight, Assistance and weather so I think the range advertised (15 – 30 miles) looks about right and you should be able to squeeze 25 Mile out of it on a single charge using sensible levels of assistance.
This model claims to be ‘Hybrid’ meaning it can be used both on and off-road, however I would say it is better suited to paved surfaces with maybe the odd light off-road trail I’m sure it could cope as it does have ‘Gravel’ Tires for extra grip on these types of terrain.
Is It Value For Money?
In my view, yes, this Ancheer 20″ Electric Folding bike is good value for money if you are looking for an entry level ebike for under £800, considering also that it comes equipped for the daily commute.
Yes, it’s heavy so the ‘Folding’ aspect is more for storage than carrying around but it will fit in the boot of your car so could be popular with holiday makers as well.
Other Ancheer Folding Electric Bike Reviews and Experiences
Overall Rating on Amazon from users is 4.1 out of 5 Stars which is positive, so here are a few of the good and bad points being mentioned from other owners:
- “Controls are very easy to use”
- “Easy Assembly, Brilliant to Ride”
- “Solid, Good Looking Bike “
- “Quite Heavy and not easy to lift into boot of my car”
- “Assembly took longer than expected”
Conclusion – Ancheer Folding Electric Bike reviews – 20″ City Commuter
The Electric bike market is saturated with cheap options under the £1000 range and there are some great finds to be had. In my view the Ancheer Folding Electric Bike 20″ city Commuter is excellent value for money and at this price point you could do a lot worse.
- Product Name:Ancheer 20 Inch Wheel Folding City Commuter Electric Bike
- Size: 20 Inch
- Weight: 20KG
- Style: City /Commuting
- Battery: 36V 8Ah(15 – 30 Miles on a single Charge)
- Motor: 250W Hub
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