Jetson Adventure Electric Bike Review
There’s been a lot of buzz around the Electric Bikes. And I for one, am really happy about the fact that the electric bike space is getting the attention and love it deserves. Most of the time, they talk about electric bikes has been a niche thing for only people who have extra money to throw around, or people who perceive the idea of them as bikes for the weak.
I would try not to get into that conversation of a self-proclaimed purist talking about how riding anything with a motor is unworthy of being called a bike. But people didn’t get an electric bike because of someone throwing senseless statements, but because they were really expensive to buy and rightfully so in those early years.
But for the last few years, many advancements have been made in making these bikes as reliable and accessible as possible to the general public. And one such bike is Jetson Adventure Electric Bike. Jetson is a relatively brand new company with a lot of ambitious goals around freedom in riding. And one such goal is to make affordable electric bikes while not compromising on the reliability and functionality of the bike.
This is a comprehensive review of Jetson Adventure electric bike detailing on parts like Battery, Range, Pedal Assist and many more. We hope you like it and let us know about your experience with your Jetson e-bike by sharing your stories in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев below.
One of the first impressions you get from Jetson Adventure Electric bike is that it doesn’t look like one. Because it isn’t. Nah Just kidding, it is but it is purposefully made that way to make it look like any other traditional bike. Those of who are wondering where the battery was, you guessed it right it was inside the down tube of the frame. This keeps the battery cozy and protects it from all the things bad for a battery.
But why did they do it? Of course, there are many reasons why you would like to have a battery inside the frame of a bike but as the CEO Josh Sultan explains that
We felt there was a gap in the market for an electric mountain/road bike that was visually beautiful but also offered a value. We felt there was a gap in the market for an electric mountain/road bike that was visually beautiful but also offered a value …we wanted to eliminate the stereotype that you were “weak” or “uncool” if you rode an e-bike.
Josh Sultan, Jetson CEO
This makes perfect sense and this also keeps anyone other than the rider know that its an electric bike. Okay, apart from aesthetics, which by the way is always a welcome feature, this also acts as a camouflage for protecting the bike from bike thieves. Because of this, you’d be more comfortable leaving this outside (with a proper bike lock of course) and still be able to function like a normal human being.
Why do you need an Electric Bike?
I can think of a lot of circumstances where Jetson Adventure electric bike can come in handy. And let me tell you one of the reasons I love adventure electric bikes. I am a cycling enthusiast and I like cycling very much, but like anything in life, cycling has some parts which are not desirable too. For as long as I could remember, I wanted to ride my loving bike to everywhere I wanted to go. But I would always put down the idea because there was always that one fear of me arriving at the destination with my shirt completely drenched in sweat, which by the way happened a few times, and believe me its not a good feeling.
The Motor and Max speed
So this is where a bike like Jetson Adventure Electric Bike comes in and saves the day. The 250-watt hub motor can get you to a maximum speed of 20mph with the pedal-assist which feels very zippy to commute around the urban roads. You could use the pedal assist on the harder parts like climbs and just pedal this thing normally during the easy parts. And you can rest easy because this Jetson e-bike can climb climbs with up to 15 degrees or up to 25% gradient climbs which are very rare to come across.
As we have discussed previously, the battery is hidden in the bottom tube of the bike which gives the bike a seamless look. Just as an added note, you will have to do some work if you want to convince your co-workers or friends that this is an electric bike just from looks. The battery on this bike is a 36V, 7.8Ah rechargeable battery with Panasonic cells which are of course rechargeable.
I don’t know why I am mentioning this but the charger is included in the package and it is a 110-240V charger which plugs into the left side of the battery. To get from 0% to a full charge, you will have to plug this in for around 5-6 hours. They normally recommend you charge it to full, the first three times you use it and then charge it according to your rides.
I normally recommend you keep the battery around 60-70% which gives you the most number of charging cycles and keeps your battery durable for years to come. It was stated that this battery has around 1000 recharges before it kinda starts having issues that are to be expected with any battery out there. But 1000 charges roughly translates to 3 years of continuous use, which sounds like a lot of value for me.
And if you choose to have a Jetson Adventure Electic Bike Battery replacement you can always get one from their official site. The batteries are also water-resistant of course, they got a rubber cap kind of thing to close the charging port when not in use and to keep the water and dust out.
Range and Pedal Assist
These are two main things that are and should be taken into consideration when purchasing an electric bike. There are 9 levels/modes of pedal assist which you can activate by pedaling the bike once and the motor engages and gives you a boost. So if you want a consistent ride on this bike you have to keep pedaling at regular intervals but the only difference as the name suggests the assist will make the pedal stroke a lot easier. You will come to love this bike very quickly, especially if you didn’t try any electric bikes.
You can still coast on this bike as you would do on any traditional bike. Rider can switch between the 9 levels by clicking up or down arrow buttons on the left side of the handlebar. This bike claims 30 miles on a single charge and real-time testing, it hits that 29 miles mark, and this is normal e-bike behaviour.
As I mentioned before this bike can go up to 20mph tops and has a range of 30 miles which is enough for any mid-far commutes. But if your commute is longer than that or for some reason you want a faster bike with a longer range make sure to check out our review on Aventon Pace 500, which has a 40-mile range with speeds up to 28 freaking miles per hour and that too with a throttle. That makes Aventon Pace 500, a class 3 electric bike whereas this is a class 1. And also it normally retails at around the same price point or even less so make sure you check that out before making a purchase decision.
Display and Lights
The display is an LCD with which you can quickly know the current battery level, the pedal assists level you are currently in, and the speed you are currently at. As a standard feature, this bike also comes with an odometer that measures the distance you have covered on this bike and it is shown on the bottom of the display.
Another cool feature is that this bike comes with front and rear LED lights. Of course, you can buy cheap LEDs but they are often hard to mount without filling your cockpit full of zip ties so it’s always a cool feature to get by default. The rear light will act as an indicator of sorts as it has two modes, one where it’s normal and another where it blinks.
Drivetrain and Brakes
This is a 21-speed electric bike with a 7-speed cassette in the rear and a 3-speed crankset in the front. You will be delighted to know that this bike comes with both front and rear disc Tektro brakes which are always a plus with any kind of bikes. The shifters used on this bike are Shimano shifters which work reliably with no issues.
The tires on this affordable e-bike are 27.5ers which are perfect for 250w motor. And they are wider than a traditional road bike tires which gives them better traction on the road. The recommended pressure for these tires, which a lot of people want to know, is 40-65 psi.
Running a properly inflated tire gives you more mileage for your charge, and also is better for your tires longevity.
Although the saddles are up to personal preference, this one has a Comfort saddle that won’t hurt your bottoms and does a decent job absorbing the shocks. Jetson Adventure electric bike also comes with a traditional bell, which I have used like whole 3 times this year which is up from 0 last year.
The Bike is also made of aluminum alloy which is both non-corrosive and has some decent qualities like less weight etc. By the way, talking of weight, this adventure e-bike weighs in around 44 lbs and has a weight limit of 300 lbs which is great for people who carry an extra picnic basket or into food delivery. You can also fix some front baskets for carrying some cargo.
Electrek review: The Jetson Bolt electric bicycle is a 399 steal of a deal
One of the things I love about electric bicycles is the extreme variety of options in the market. From electric cargo bikes to mini e-bikes to 10,000 street e-bikes, there’s a bit of everything on the spectrum.
And like any spectrum, you often find the really interesting stuff on the extreme ends. Cue the Jetson Bolt, an ultra-affordable 399 electric bicycle. This little thing is a surprisingly capable bike, as I found out by riding it around for a few weeks. Read on to see my full review.
First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room. The Jetson Bolt has no pedals, so I’m not sure if this is technically a “bicycle”.
I’d consider it more like scooter functionality in a small bicycle form. But that’s a lot of words, so I’ll keep calling it a bike.
Jetson Bolt electric bicycle tech specs
The Jetson Bolt e-bike is definitely small, tipping the scales at just 34 lbs (15.4 kg). It has a weight capacity of 250 lbs (113 kg), meaning even though it’s small, it can still handle larger riders.
The rear 250 W motor doesn’t sound like much, but it has surprisingly good torque. The little motor gets me up to the bike’s top speed of 15 mph (25 km/h) quite quickly. Keep in mind that there are no pedals, so that acceleration is entirely unassisted.
The range is rated at 17 miles (30 km), but I got around 2/3 of that before performance started to become sluggish. I’m not sure where they got 17 miles from, unless those are downhill miles. Still, 12 miles or so isn’t bad for this tiny e-bike. Considering it is meant for city riding, I can’t imagine riding much farther than that.
With a 36V and 5.2 Ah (187 Wh) battery, the Jetson Bolt isn’t meant to be a long haul e-bike.
Braking is accomplished via a single mechanical disc brake in the rear. It’s great for hardcore power slides (ask me how I know).
A twist throttle, battery meter, cruise control button, on/off switch and horn button adorn the handlebars.
Front and rear LED lights are built into the frame and are powered by the main battery pack.
The Jetson Bolt folds down to 20″ x 40″ x 28″ (51 cm x 102 cm x 71 cm). It folds at the handlebars, not in the middle, but it still becomes fairly small. Definitely small enough to fit in any trunk.
Jetson Bolt ride quality
This little e-bike is actually pretty fun to ride. The first day or two I kept blindly feeling for pedals with my feet when I would takeoff. But I soon got used to the whole “no pedals” thing, and it eventually felt normal.
With a decently torquey motor and small 12″ diameter wheels, the Jetson Bolt gets up to speed quickly and I never felt like I needed to assist it.
The only time I missed having pedals was on hills, where it would slow down a bit.
I didn’t do a full range test because the lack of pedals meant I would have had to walk it back when it finally ran out. That’s probably the main downside to not having pedals.
But there are upsides too. The whole bike is super lightweight without a bunch of heavy bike components like pedals, cranks, chain, chain ring, cassette, derailleur, etc. Plus, you don’t have to worry about maintaining or adjusting those parts, and there are fewer things to break.
And with fewer bike parts, the price of the Jetson Bolt can come down without sacrificing the quality of the electrical components.
I would have loved to have some suspension to smooth the ride a bit, but of course you couldn’t hit this weight or price point with suspension. And with the relatively wide tires and plush seat, the ride isn’t as harsh as you might expect. You could always add a suspension seat post if you really wanted some extra comfort.
For the price (399), the Jetson Bolt e-bike is an awesome ride. It can do everything an electric scooter can do, but lets you sit down like on a bicycle.
It’s not an amazing e-bike by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve ridden e-bikes that go faster and farther and with more features. But I’ve never ridden one as affordable. And considering that this bike is decent quality, it offers quite good bang for your buck.
Until now the best mini e-bike I’ve ridden has been the 489 Swagtron EB-5. But if you can do without pedals and want to save nearly 100, the Jetson Bolt gives the EB-5 a real run for its money.
I think the Jetson Bolt e-bike would be best for city riders or students on a college campus. It’s small, easy to stow or carry up stairs (especially with the built-in carry handle) and is just an all around fun little e-bike.
As a last-mile vehicle, it’s perfect. If you need a way to get from your home or work to the train or bus, this could be it. It folds, allowing it to board many forms of public transportation, and could turn a half hour walk into an 8 minute joy ride.
If you’ve been considering an electric bicycle for commuting but haven’t wanted to invest much money, this could be your answer.
What do you think of the Jetson Bolt? Could you see yourself scooting around on this little e-bike? Let us know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев below.
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Is The Jetson Adventure E-Bike Perfect?
Yes, we know the title is a little grabby, but a two-month test ride of the Jetson Adventure electric bike (e-bike) has been, well, a nice adventure.
Yes, we know the title is a little grabby, but a two-month test ride of the Jetson Adventure electric bike (e-bike) has been, well, a nice adventure.
It’s been about two months since Jetson sent us the Adventure e-bike, and so far, we’re smitten with it. The e-bike is easy to get along with, easy to ride, intuitive, and perhaps the best part is that it’s light. The Jetson Adventure hits all these points with a brilliant yet simple and straightforward design. The Jetson Adventure is all about lightness and agility. It feels more like a regular mountain bike than a heavy e-bike. The concealed lithium-ion battery rests neatly out of sight in the front V frame. In fact, when asked what kind of bicycle it was, most were intrigued to learn it is electric.
Jetson Adventure E-bike — Technical Details Price
Jetson settled on 1,800 for the Adventure, which seems to be the new entry level for e-bikes these days. Its 9 levels of pedal assist give you a wide array of boost. The front shock suspension and shock-absorbing seat manage to keep you on the road and not brutalized by it. The LCD display is well positioned so that you don’t have to hunt for the state of your battery life, speed, and other information.
With a maximum speed of up to 20 mph in electric mode, the e-bike manages a maximum range of up to 40 miles, which we have tested to be fairly accurate for a medium-weight male body. Okay, I’m 175 lb.
The best part is that it only weighs 42 lb, which comes in handy if you run out of juice. We deliberately ran out of electricity and the e-bike never punished us for it. It’s fairly light weight made it easy to get back home pedaling without assistance. And if you feel like abusing it, it can handle 300 lb of weight.
Another thing we like about the Adventure is that all you need to do is pedal to engage the electric motor. Unlike other makers who still give you the option of a throttle, like GenZe does, pedaling kicks in the electric motor. This means that just pedaling without any extra effort or thought will engage the electric motor. This is a nifty feature we’ve come to like over the weeks.
We hear a lot of marketing around powerful electric motors that would make a 250-watt hub motor seem weak. The Jetson’s Adventure 250W motor does the job more than well enough and we found it to be very capable in everyday riding situations in an urban environment. The motor relies on a Panasonic 36V, 7.8Ah lithium-ion battery. However, the battery is not removable, which might worry a few people. We’ve looked at the Adventure to see how easy it would be to swap out the battery. It seems that removing the headlight incorporated into the frame would give you access to the battery. We are waiting to have Jetson confirm this.
Another thing that impressed us with the Adventure is that it sports 21 gears, which makes tackling any hill easy. The wheels are the new 27.5″ standard and rest on an alloy frame. We were worried the seat would be highly uncomfortable, but after positioning it correctly, it did its job well, as well as cushioning us from our bumpy local road.
This e-bike isn’t the always-on communication hub a la Bluetooth we seem to be seeing with other e-bike makers. This is a pure electric mountain e-bike with no added bells and whistles. You will have to put your smartphone and other connected devices away in your s and enjoying biking. Oh, wait, it does have a bell! It also comes with a one-year limited warranty.
The Things We Would Like To See Different
Although the Jetson Adventure does a great job at offering us a straightforward electric mountain bike, some will find it needs a few upgrades to make it fit into their lives a bit better. The handlebar is a straightforward affair, but a little too straightforward for these hands and wrists. We would like to see a more ergonomic design that raises the handlebar up and out more. That may just be a personal preference.
Another improvement we would like to see regard the tire and wheel makers, which is not solely a Jetson problem. Many entry-level wheels puncture holes in the inner tubes by using thin and small rubber wheel interior rim protection. After a series of three frustrating punctures, we decided to change the rim seam to cloth. So far, so good.
Lastly, on a personal note, we would change the cartridges to add more pedalling speed. We found ourselves pedalling fast to hold a spirited speed. The current setup, however, could be perfect for anyone with nearby hills or of if there are steep slopes in your commute.
The Jetson Adventure, In Conclusion
Overall, we haven’t been as excited about an e-bike for years as much as we are about the Jetson Adventure. Its simple design philosophy is pure and meets our every need — within reason, of course. What it also does is introduce a good electric mountain bike that can be fairly easily upgraded to meet your particular needs. We do like that it is a fun city riding experience right out of the box.
It’s exciting to see a no-nonsense electric bike that delivers exactly what we look for — lightweight and fun to ride anywhere — at a decent price (1,800). The Jetson Adventure e-bike is straightforward, fun, and elegant.
Stay tuned for more as we continue to discover this fun e-bike.
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