Ariel Rider Grizzly Review: Conquer Any Terrain with Style and Power. Ariel rider electric bike

Ariel Rider Grizzly Review: Conquer Any Terrain with Style and Power!

The Grizzly is the newest scrambler ebike from Ariel Rider, basically doubling the ride power of its predecessor, the Ariel Rider D-Class. It has the same, super fun design, with retro, ‘chopper-style’ handlebars, and e-moped build but it has been amped up compared to other moped style ebikes to offer dual motors, dual batteries and dual suspension. Not for the faint-hearted, it packs a powerful punch and more than earns its 3299 price point.

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Ariel Rider Grizzly Video Review

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Two custom-built, Bafang-hub motors each have 1000W nominal and 1850W peak power. This dual motor technology means riders can choose all-wheel, or front or rear drives, with a simple switch at the left handle. These options make for easy adaptations for terrain, riding styles or even conserving battery. But engaging both motors is what turns up the fun factor.

A front frame-mounted battery adds 15AH to the 20AH from the under-seat battery at rear, providing a total of 52V 35Ah of capacity (1820 watt-hours). Batteries can be charged on or off the bike and have useful LED meters on each casing, visible without removal. The included 5 amp charger is a major win, enabling full charge in 3 or 4 hours at front and back, respectively, compared with a wait of 7.5 to 10 hours for the standard 2 amp ebike charger.

Although the bike ships with the Class 2, 20 MPH limit, it is possible to switch it up to the Class 3 speed of 28 MPH and beyond. Our 225 lb tester easily cruised up to 36MPH, but be sure to ride responsibly and within the limits of local laws. Ariel Rider estimates a range of 35 to 75 miles, though this figure falls the more both motors and full throttle are used.

Battery and speed info is also shown on the attractive color LCD backlit display. Another nice feature is an access passcode.

Dual Shocks and Other Components

Mighty, dual, spring air shocks provide a nice, cushy rear. They can be adjusted to suit rider weight via air valves – which do need a shock pump, rather than regular bike pump – and small spanner wrenches. And the inverted, motorbike-style front fork – with a sturdy dual crown – give great dampening up top. Added ergonomics are even found in the cushioned, faux-leather grips.

It’s comforting to find quality, hydraulic Tektro brakes and levers on this capable ebike. The brakes include motor cutoffs which immediately cut power to the motor when applied. A guarded Shimano Altus, 7-speed, derailleur is fairly standard but, in reality, this is not a deal-breaker for such a powerful bike that’s not necessarily best suited for pedaling. Equally, although it would have been nice to see an 11/32 or 11/34 sprocket, the 14-34T “MegaRange” Shimano rear freewheel, with 52 tooth front chainring, is fine, again, in light of pedal-power use.

The impressive, moto-style integrated headlight is one of the brightest on the market. And the headlight and taillight can both be automatically activated via the display.

Custom seats are available, via suppliers like JB Seats (pictured above), giving more room for passengers – who have their rear pegs pre-installed. Be warned that the custom seat tested seemed to carry heat when operating at full throttle. Ariel Rider’s supplied single banana seat falls a little short but an extension can be purchased.

Puncture-resistent 20″x4″ CST tires with reflective sidewalls are also worth a mention. For such a high-performance ebike, it’s also worth considering supplementing them with a tire liner, such as those offered by Tannus (use code: TANNUSXEBE for a discount at checkout).

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Conclusion

The Grizzly is a beast of an ebike with dual motors and unheard of battery capacity. Its Rapid acceleration and power potential make it unwise for a first ebike ride however. Although the unadjustable seat compromises riding positions for pedaling as most moped style ebikes do, it’s all worth it for such a fun and stylish ride.

Be sure to check out all of our Ariel Rider reviews to learn about other offerings

Ariel Rider X-Class 52V Review

In this article I will review Ariel Rider X-Class 52V, which is one of the few e-bikes offering a 52V set-up and can be categorized as a reasonably priced e-bike considering its features and performance.

First of all, I need to warn you. This is a power machine with 1000W nominal and 2000W peak power output and a maximum speed of 35 mph on throttle only.

The style of Ariel Rider X-Class 52V reminds me of old school café racer bikes. It isn’t as comfortable as a step-thru e-bike but I don’t think anyone will buy this e-bike for comfort only. This is an ideal e-bike for anyone looking for a fast e-bike which is still affordable. It is really hard to find a faster and more powerful e-bike which costs less than 2,000.

Motor

Ariel Rider is one of the few e-companies which has the capability to develop their own motors. I know that they’ve been saying that they produce their motors, but I don’t think that is possible. Instead, they let some manufacturers to customize their motors. They use metal gear inside the motor and you can definitely feel the extra power and torque but surely with an extra weight and noise. So if you want to ride fast and have a fantastic acceleration you need to put up with the extra noise.

As I see they’ve made a very Smart controller compartment which is hydroformed and looks very clean. Controller is one of the biggest ones I see on the market with a 35 amp controller which has 18 mosfet. Just to give you a comparison e-bikes like Juiced or Super73 has 12 or 15 mosfet controllers. If you have more mosfet your controller can supply more juice which translates into more power. Also under same current, a controller with more mosfet is harder to get warm. So you will have less controller issues.

Ariel Rider X-Class 52V reaches 20 mph in a matter of seconds and on flat surface I was able to reach 36 mph on throttle only. With pedal assist, it is possible to go faster but don’t expect something like 38 mph as the chain ring is bottle neck for going faster. It seems that they chose 48T chain ring on such e-bike, so if you want to ride faster I advise you to upgrade your chain ring to 52T but make sure it doesn’t touch the chain stay as there seems to be little space.

The motor is quiet strong, as I mentioned, which can even climb steep hills without pedaling. I even saw some videos where people tandem climb hills on throttle only.

The X-Class 52V comes with 20 mph speed limit, so you will go faster on your own choice where it is legally allowed.

It is equipped with a cadence sensor but having a torque sensor will be a better choice for this e-bike.

Battery

The battery of X-52 is a Reention battery chase, using Samsung 3500mAh battery cells. Similar to Juiced Scrambler or Juiced Scorpion, Ariel Rider X-Class is using 52V battery system. 52V battery system will give you a longer range and also you will be able to have more power from your motor.

The battery capacity of Ariel Rider X-52 is 936Wh which is a massive battery especially for an e-bike at this price. Claimed range is around 75 miles but I think that isn’t possible unless you ride using only pedal assist and ride on flat surface. I fully charged the battery and ride around 18-24 mph average speed using throttle and pedal assist. I managed to make 26 miles when battery capacity was almost at half so realistically the range you will have on Ariel Rider X-52 is around 52 miles. This range can be shorter if you ride over 30 mph on throttle only or can be longer if you ride only on pedal assist level. But I don’t see anyone riding this way and it seen out of discussion with especially this e-bike.

You can charge your battery on and off your e-bike. One thing I love about e-bikes like Ariel Rider and similar ones is being able to buy after-market batteries. As they don’t customize their battery, you can always buy a new battery at a reasonable price. I just advise to buy from a seller with good reputation and buy it when your warranty expires.

The X-52 has a 3 amp ST charger. ST is the best Chinese battery charger with being sported by brands like Pedego or Rad Power. It has one of the most sophisticated active and passive cell balancing technology which extends life of your battery. Besides# they don’t get warm as quickly as other chargers such as SANS or D-power. The charger isn’t a really fast one but it sure charges 50% faster than 2 amp chargers which we see in 90% of the e-bikes in market.

There is a USB port on battery which you can use to charge your smartphone. Actually Ariel Rider has 2 USB ports, one on display and one on battery. This is a nice feature considering most e-bikes doesn’t even offer a single charger.

Battery charging port is located on top of the battery so it won’t collide with pedal when the charger is on the battery. One thing I can complain about the battery of Ariel Rider is not using a mic connector or a higher end connector. I am not a big fan of such DC connectors.

Braking Safety

Ariel Rider X-52 follows the tradition of Ariel Rider’s safety first e-bikes. Ariel Rider is famous for producing powerful e-bikes, so they need to pay extra attention to the safety of their e-bikes.

Before getting into details of the brake and tire, I want to tell you about the material they use. The front fork is a custom designed fork and you can see the thickness of the tube. I really rarely see such forks on e-bikes and it is common to see such forks on electric motorbikes. So don’t worry about abusing your e-bike. I still don’t advise it, but this e-bike can handle it.

Ariel Rider X-52 uses Tektro Hydraulic brakes. I love hydraulic brakes and I totally appreciate having one on such heavy and powerful e-bike. Brakes work smoothly and you feel comfortable when you are riding at higher speeds, knowing that you can stop easily. Both brake levers have motor inhibitors which are very common in electric bikes. Both front and rear rotors are 180 mm, which gives great stopping power compared to some similar e-bikes using 160 mm.

It uses CST Tires which have very good thread, therefore are perfect for on and off-road riding. It has reflective side walls and anti-puncture property. Besides the side reflective, they still have reflector on wheels which increases your visibility by other cars.

Headlight is more powerful than the average ones that I see on other e-bikes and its angles can be easily adjusted. But it isn’t a great one to be honest. So if you intend to ride at nights better invest on a better headlight for greater lumination. Tail light is visible enough for me. Also it has a brake light function as a nice feature.

I feel very safe on this e-bike. Sure there are things to be improved such as using larger 203 mm rotors on brakes or using better headlight. But for 90% of riders, it offers all essential safety features you will need.

Comfort

Now this is the part that some will love and some will not. I feel that Ariel Rider X-52 is a comfortable e-bike. I was worried that it would give a very uncomfortable riding experience but the adjustable stem made it possible to have a comfortable riding position.

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Sure this e-bike isn’t designed to provide comfortable rides such as upright Dutch e-bikes. I know that it’s inspired from café racer motorbikes, so power, speed and style are what make this e-bike standout.

Other than the riding position, it offers all the essential things for providing a comfortable ride. It has the suspension fork and rear suspension, with the front suspension being custom produced and having both lockout and preload adjustments. You can lockout your fork and have a more efficient ride.

It comes with an adjustable front fork which is customized by RST fork for Ariel Rider. It has both compression and lockout. I really love this fork, especially when compared to other e-bikes at the same category such as Juiced bikes. They seem to be very sturdy as the thickness of the station reminds me more of a motorcycle fork rather than a bicycle fork. It adds both weight to the electric bike and safety to your ride.

Rear suspension is one of the bests I have seen, maybe the second best one after the Super73 Rx. It is a KKE suspension, which as I know is used by Sur-ron and KTM bikes. It has a rebound adjustment which I love.

The X-52 comes with single seat option and has standard foot pegs of highest quality with a carrying capacity of 180-200 lbs from what I guess. As I told it’s just my case because I couldn’t find any information on Ariel Rider’s website about this.

The e-bike also has an integrated rear rack which you can attach a rack or a basket. It becomes to a more functional e-bike as you spend for it.

So, what do you say? Have you ever got the chance to try the X-52? Share your opinions below!

Ariel Rider

Some things simply never go out of style. The classic bicycle is one of those things, and while the traditional model is always appealing, it’s hard to argue with an updated version that adds an electric motor for an extra burst of speed and power.

When it comes to Ariel Rider, you get the best of the bunch – a beautiful blend of the comfort to be found on classic beach cruisers, along with the classiness of café racers and the style and quality of old-school craftsmanship that you might have thought went out of fashion long ago.

Ariel Rider Ebikes started after the Onal brothers visited Holland and realized bicycles could provide a daily commute option instead of cars. Other countries, though, did not have the same terrain, climate or infrastructure to support massive bike use, so the brothers decided electric bikes would expand the available options for commuters. Most current models lacked any sense of style, so they created their own versions, where old-school charm and style meets new-school technology.

As a company, Ariel Rider believes that electric bikes offer an efficient – and enjoyable – means of transportation for busy professionals. Stress release is much more fun on an Ariel Rider!

As citizen of Earth realize the damage they are causing to the environment, they are looking for sustainable options for the products they use, but they don’t want to (and shouldn’t have to) give up style points as they do it.

That’s where Ariel Rider comes in. With distribution in 26 countries and one of the only electric bike companies with the “Green Business Seal,” Ariel Rider is making a difference in the world while designing innovative new bikes according to their riders’ needs.

Details

Ariel Rider is available in three different classes of models. The flagship N-class is styled in comfort like a classic beach cruiser. It’s the most powerful Ariel Rider Ebike, with a 500 W motor producing the highest torque and power in its class – 45 NM and 50 km/hr top speed.

The W-Class is a classic California cruiser with intricate details and a creative design. It includes a hydroformed aluminum frame, spring forks and a 7-speed drivetrain that gives you a simple, maintenance-free ride.

The C-Class (for City and Commuting) is built especially for daily city commuters – it eliminates all the excuses you might have for riding a bike to work. It includes your choice of utilitarian front baskets on the ebike – you can stack pizza boxes, carry a suitcase and gym bag, and more. The company has even designed an ingenious coffe-cup holder for those who can’t wait until they reach the office to get their caffeine fix.

Features

Ariel Ebikes feature lightweight but robust double heat treated frames. Their innovative Japanese motor technology causes the bikes to reach speeds of up to 50 km/hour. From Ariel Riders’ skilled welders to stitchers for leather accessories, employees pay close attention to every detail that goes into every part of the bike. They take pride in providing the best e-bikes anywhere.

Ariel Riders’ Smart displays don’t just measure your distance travelled and current speed – they also show you how much battery power you have left and they do double-duty as control panels where you can adjust the level of pedal assistance needed, find the speed limit and more. The bike’s advanced self-diagnosis system will automatically tell you if the bike needs to be checke.

Other features that set Ariel Rider apart include extended battery life and unparalleled safety measures to make sure you are ready for any situation that may arise on the road.

Buy Ariel Riders EBikes

If you are interested in the most stylish, best-performing electric bikes around, it will pay to look at Ariel Rider. range from 1,899 to around 3,000, with several makes, models and options available.

Shops are located around the world. Check out the company’s website for locations and to contact the company through the form on the contact page.

eBike News: Ariel Rider’s Budget Rideal, CSC Fat Tire and eCargo, Boulder’s B-Cycle Go e and Much [VIDEOS]

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New eBikes eBike Systems

999 Ariel Rider Rideal Available for Pre Order – Late May Shipping

Ariel Rider’s Rideal offers plenty of bang for under a thousand bucks with a 750W rear motor and a big capacity 672Wh battery.

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Ariel Rider’s new Rideal town and commuting e-bike looks to deliver a lot of e-bike for the money, including 750W rear hub motor with throttle power up to 20mph (class 2), LED lighting, basic derailleur gearing and kickstand (though you will have to pay extra for fenders and a rack). [YouTube https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=lBhTlN9FGe0w=863h=486]

CSC Launch Two eBikes

CSC’s e-bike range is now up to four models with these new step-thru fat tire and cargo bike models

Californian-based CSC may be better known for importing motorbikes but they have recently launched their own brand range of e-bikes, starting with two fat-tire models last year. Now comes a step-thru fat bike, the FT750ST and a ‘longtail’ e-cargo bike, the Vista Cruiser.

Both use a 750W-rated Bafang rear hub motor (20mph throttle on demand class 2) and 7 speed derailleur set up with the step-thru carrying a 672Wh in-frame battery and the Vista Cruiser packing a huge dual battery setup of 672Wh and 696Wh. They retail at US1888 and US2488 respectively with stock expected this month.

Ruff Cycles Team Up With Paul Teutel Junior

Ruff Cycles, makers of motorbike-inspired e-bikes, have announced that they have signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Paul Teutul Jr., one of the best known custom motorbike designers in the world and star of the popular TV show “American Chopper“.

The first result of the collaboration, designed by Paul Jr. and handcrafted by Ruff Cycles in Germany, will be presented on March 24th, 2021.

eBike Opinion

Are Car and Motorbike Companies Serious About eBikes?

The technology on Audi’s take on the e-bike sounds amazing but the bike has never been commercially available

This very interesting piece in the New York Times points out the historical connections between bikes and motorbikes – in short many early motorbikes were bikes with motor added. Companies diverged and bike and motorbike companies specialised over time making the two things totally distinct. However, in more recent times motorbike and car manufacturers have been launching their own e-bikes – Porsche’s new ultra-high priced models were featured in our recent news and Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Jeep and Mercedes-Benz are just some of the names that have dipped a toe (or more) in the e-bike water.

But are these companies really serious about e-bikes? Certainly Pedego’s chief exec Don Di Costanzo doesn’t thing so according to the article – “No car company has had any success selling an electric bicycle. …It’s fool’s gold. It can never replace the profit on a car.”

The fate of Audi’s Worthersee model and General Motor’s Ariv suggest Di Costanzo is right. In Audi’s case they have never attempted serious commercialisation of their e-bike project, using it simply as an object to show their technical expertise and to gain media coverage and social media attention. The case of General Motor’s Ariv e-folder is rather different – a commercial roll-out was attempted and whilst initial signs may have been promising the start of Covid and the allied car sales slump and factory closures prompted GM to kill off the project last year, as related by the Verge.

Motorbike companies perhaps show more promise – in particular the Harley Davidson spin off Serial 1 is due to start shipping its interesting and unique designs this spring. With starting at US3399 they are no bargain basement offer but are clearly aiming at a quality mid-market that does exist – not the rich man’s toy / concept e-bike market which many auto makers have stepped into. As a sign of their intent to make an impact on the e-bike world Serial 1 have recently opened a new HQ in Lehi, Utah as the area is becoming a nucleus of high tech industry.

If large venture capital investments in e-bikes like the ones seen at Rad Power recently continue, and if Serial 1 succeed big time, will other motor bike or even car makers see e-bikes as part of their electric future?

eMicromobility

Boulder’s First B-Cycle eBikes Arrive

The famed Boulder B-Cycle is now going electric with high quality ‘Bosch bikes’

Boulder’s well-known B-Cycle bike share now has 100 e-bikes available and they are powered by a Bosch crank drive system.

As this newsletter tells us, ‘Trek’s BCycle Electric bikes feature a best-in-class Bosch motor, Shimano brakes for safe and reliable performance in all seasons and front rear integrated lighting for safe and visible riding. They are Class 1 ebikes with smooth pedal assist…’

Lime Introduces eScooters to Richmond…Again

Richmond Bizsense reports on how Lime has introduced 300 e-scooters in Richmond recently, some two years after launching and withdrawing. There are plans to increase the number of scooters in Richmond to 500.

Lime operates in more than 140 cities in the United States and around the world. In Virginia, the company also operates in Norfolk and Roanoke, according to its website. Lime acquired Uber’s electric bike and scooter operation, Jump, last year.

Duckt’s Universal Charging Docks Pilot in Paris

Micromobilitybiz reports that ‘infrastructure innovator Duckt has been awarded a pilot project for the installation of 150 dock, lock and charge points across the Paris Rive Gauche. The project aims to demonstrate how universal charging infrastructure can accelerate micromobility use to reduce climate impact in the city.’

Battery Watch

Solid State Battery Announcement

Nikkei Asia reports that ‘Hitachi Zosen has developed a solid-state battery boasting one of the industry’s highest capacities and tolerance for a wide range of temperatures, making it a candidate for use in satellites and industrial machinery.’ A solid state battery is one that uses a solid electrolyte, as opposed to current electric batteries that use a liquid or gel (as those used on e-bikes do). The electrolytes you drink to balance your body chemistry are not the same thing!

Apparently the battery has a capacity of 1,000 milliamp hours, some seven times as much as the Japanese company’s prior models. It can also operate in a temperature range from 100 degrees to minus 40 degrees Celsius.

Despite solid state batteries being hailed as the next big advance in battery safety and energy density, the article points out ‘While the new solid-state battery has reached a capacity milestone, it still trails far behind its lithium-ion counterparts. Those used in smartphones offer a capacity of thousands of milliampere per hour.’

As this Car Magazine article points out not only are solid state batteries currently too expensive for commercial use, there’s still a lot of work to be done in finding the right atomic and chemical composition for a solid electrolyte that has the right ionic conductivity to deliver enough power for an e-bike or electric car.

In summary, solid state benefits still look some years away.

eBike Biz

Delfast Raise €2.8 Million for New RD Centre

Delfast is perhaps best known for its claim to have made the e-bike with the longest range ever, setting the Guinness World Record. It also makes a very solid looking heavy duty delivery e-trike aimed at businesses.

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Now, EU Startups reports that ‘Ukrainian startup Delfast has closed the first round of its crowdfunding campaign on Fundable, raising €2.8 million from local and foreign investors, surpassing its initial goal of around €2.4 million. ‘

What Have Chinese Share Bikes to do With the Current eBike Shortage?

The e-bike shortage caused by a Covid-related bike boom is well documented. But this interesting article at Bicycle Retailer and Industry news (BRAIN) digs a little deeper and puts reticence to build new bike manufacturing facilities down to the previous boom and bust experience of the unregulated expansion of dockless e-bikes like Mobike and Ofo.

For more background on the Chinese dockless bike share boom and bust check out the following China uncensored video.

Accell’s Strong Sales Growth

Bike-EU reports that Accell Group – well known for e-bike brands such as Haibike, Koga, Batavus and Raleigh – reported a 17% increase in net sales in 2020. The company also reports an operating profit of €74.7 million compared to €60.0 million in 2019.

A breakdown of the results shows sales growth for e‐bikes and cargo bikes up 15% and 43% respectively, while sales of traditional bikes declined by 10%.

Stay tuned for more e-bike news and reviews and thanks for reading!

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Is the Ariel Rider Grizzly more E-Bike or E-Motorcycle?

The Ariel Grizzly is the perfect PEV to replace a moped, motorcycle or motorized scooter. The Ariel Rider Grizzly electric bike is the first dual motor eBike that we have reviewed, and it did not disappoint. In this review, I will let you know what I loved and hated about the Ariel Rider Grizzly ebike.

Top 10 Things I Love about the Ariel Rider Grizzly Ebike

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Ariel Rider Grizzly Specifications

How fast does the Ariel Rider Grizzly Go?

The Ariel Rider Grizzly comes stock as a Class 2 eBike with a max speed of 20 MPH/32.19 KMH. However, you can unlock it to go up to 36 MPH/59.94 KMH. After unlocking it, the Ariel Rider Grizzly is the fastest eBike I have ever ridden.

With it unlocked and using the throttle, it feels like I am riding a motorcycle or motorized scooter. Just twist the throttle and feel the tires peel out. There is a ton of power being generated.

The Seat on the Ariel Rider Grizzly Ebike is Great!

The stock seat on the Ariel Rider Grizzly is very comfortable for long rides. It is big and soft.

You can also buy a longer saddle if you want to carry an additional passenger. There are also companies offering custom saddles in different types of upholstery, like snakeskin.

Can you ride the Ariel Rider Grizzly with two people?

The Ariel Rider Grizzly comes stock with foot pegs for an additional rider. However, the saddle is only designed for one person. Ariel Rider sells a longer saddle if you are planning on riding with a passenger.

The Ariel Rider Grizzly Tires are Puncture Resistant

The Ariel Rider Grizzly has 20″x4″ CST puncture-resistant tires. The tires are nice and fat, and offer great traction on roads, trails and packed gravel. I am not 100% sure what makes the tires puncture resistant, but I have ridden them over sharp granite with zero issues so far.

What size of battery does the Ariel Grizzly Ebike have?

The battery on the Ariel Grizzly is two batteries that equate to 52V 35Ah. The battery in the center is a 52V 15Ah, and the rear is 52V 20Ah. You can also remove the batteries with a key for extra security and easier charging.

The newest version of the Grizzly will come with two 4A fan cooled chargers to speed up the charge time. With dual chargers you should be able to charge the battery from 0% to 100% in 6 hours.

How is the display on the Ariel Rider Grizzly Ebike?

I love the display on the Ariel Rider Grizzly. Overall, you can see it clearly most of the time. However, it can be a little tough to see in direct sunlight especially with polarized sunglasses.

I do love the ease and function of the display. It is very easy to navigate through the menu and adjust settings.

The Ariel Rider Grizzly ebike has pedal assist and a twist throttle

The reason I think the Ariel Rider Grizzly could replace a vehicle or motorcycle is because you don’t have to only use pedal assist. You can simply twist the throttle and take the eBike for a rip.

You can turn pedal assist off or choose between 1 of the 5 speed settings depending on the amount of assist you prefer.

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Does the pedal assist work well on the Ariel Rider Grizzly?

The pedal assist works well when the Ariel Rider Grizzly is locked to a class 2 eBike. However, once you unlock the top speed of 36 MPH the pedal assist becomes very powerful, even on its lowest setting.

If you unlock the top speed of 36 mph and have the Grizzly in speed setting 1, the pedal assist is very aggressive and could be hard to control in a crowd. Luckily, you can simply turn pedal assist completely off to navigate crowded conditions.

What is the Ariel Rider Grizzly Ebike Weight?

The Ariel Rider Grizzly weighs 104 lbs (47 kg). The Grizzly is not the most nimble bike due to its weight. I can do a wheelie with a 100 lb scooter pretty easy, but it is hard for me to do wheelies with the Grizzly.

Overall, the Ariel Rider is the heaviest eBike we have reviewed.

Is the Ariel Rider Grizzly designed to hit jumps?

Overall, I do not think the Ariel Rider Grizzly is designed to hit jumps. Have I hit jumps with it and have others? Absolutely!

The Ariel Rider Grizzly is a sweet ebike but the chain rattles when hitting jumps and dropping curbs. The heavy Ariel Rider Grizzly ebike is much better suited going fast on the ground.

You can take the Ariel Grizzly on mountain biking trails but it is heavy and can struggle on very steep inclines.

If you are looking for a true full suspension mountain bike, check out our review on the Trek Rail 7.

How do you transport the Ariel Rider Grizzly ebike?

The Ariel Rider Grizzly is massive and does not fit in most vehicles. I was able to get the Grizzly in the back of my Jeep Grand Cherokee but it was a very tight squeeze. I also could not use my traditional bike trailer hitch bike rack because the Grizzly is too heavy.

The best solution to transport the Grizzly is to ride it to your destination or find a dirt bike trailer hitch. A dirt bike trailer hitch with tie downs can support the weight of the Grizzly.

How steep of an incline can the Ariel Rider Grizzly climb?

The Ariel Rider grizzly can climb a decent grade incline. We were able to ride up 30 degree dirt path inclines.

However, the Grizzly is not designed for mountain biking trails. The eBike is so heavy, if you ever have to attempt a steep incline and have to jump off, trying to handle the heavy bike will be difficult.

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Who is the Ariel Rider Grizzly Ebike perfect for?

The Ariel Rider Grizzly is amazing fun and great for transportation. This ebike is perfect for the person who is looking to replace a moped, motorcycle, or motorized scooter.

Where we live we don’t have to license, insure, or register the Grizzly ebike like you would have to with a moped or motorcycle. With speeds of up to 36 mph on the Grizzly, you can get to your destination pretty quickly.

The Grizzly offers a unique dual motor ebike with big power. If you are thinking about a Super 73 eBike, the Grizzly offers a similar look with dual motors.

Who is the Ariel Rider Grizzly not for?

The Grizzly is not designed for road bike enthusiasts. The eBike is massive with its large frame and huge tires. Manually riding the Grizzly is a pain because it is so heavy.

The Grizzly is mainly designed for those who like to use a throttle or minimally work for pedal assist. So if you like to ride bikes to stay in shape, you may want to pass on the Grizzly.

You will also want to pass on the Grizzly if you expect to take it on advanced mountain biking trails. The full suspension works well to create a comfy ride on moderate trails. However, the bike is not designed to be launched on advanced mountain biking trails.

Final Impressions of the Ariel Rider Grizzly Ebike

I love the Ariel Rider Grizzly. The Grizzly is a ton of fun, and it really does feel like I am riding a motorcycle. While 36 Mph on a motorcycle is kind of boring, 36 Mph on the Ariel Rider Grizzly is a blast going on roads and trails.

I get compliments all the time about how unique the Grizzly looks. When I ride a traditional bike to work in the heat of the summer, I am drenched in sweat when I get to the office.

I rode the Grizzly to work in 90 degree weather and barely broke a sweat, letting the powerful dual motors do most of the work for me.

The light is perfect for night riding, and the battery is massive to take me on long rides. The 20″x4″ tires on the Grizzly create an ultra stable ride and instill confidence on loose gravel. You can conserve power by switching the Grizzly to single motor, but I get plenty of range in dual motors.

Overall, the Grizzly brings a huge smile to my face that I could eat a banana sideways!

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