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The NEW RipCurrent S: of What Riders Love!

Four years ago, Juiced Bikes launched the RipCurrent S, our first super premium fat-tire electric bike and it quickly became our best-selling e-bike. It was everything we wanted and everything riders love: versatile, rugged, powerful, and oh-so-fun to ride. Tough enough for off-road escapades but smooth enough for urban errands and cruising on city streets. The ultimate e-ride. After a quick round of high-fives, we went back to the drawing board and asked ourselves, “What would make the RipCurrent S even better?”

The answer: our NEW RipCurrent S. Upgraded with a huge 1000-watt motor (1300-watt peak output), the upgraded G2 52-Volt battery, retuned pedal-assist programming and so much more! The New RipCurrent S is a high-powered, hill-climbing, heart-racing update to one of our most popular e-bikes, delivering smoother take-offs, incredible functionality, and unparalleled power.

Let’s take a closer look at the upgrades included with the New RipCurrent S and RipCurrent S Step-Through electric bikes.

Powerful Than Ever

This beast of an e-bike packs a powerful punch with a larger 1000W motor powering speeds of 28 mph. The existing RipCurrent S model featured a 750W motor and offered a sizable torque rating of 80NM ( Newton Meters ), while the newest model features an incredible torque rating of 90NM! A higher torque rating helps with hillclimbing, faster take-offs, and supports the new higher weight limit of 300lbs.

Next Level Electrical System

We couldn’t update the RipCurrent S without adding our newest battery pack technology! This upgraded bike features the new G2 52-Volt Battery Pack. A revolutionary update to our 52-Volt system, this pack has an ergonomic design fitted with a handle for easier installation and removal. It also includes bonus security features like the lockable power button and hidden Apple AirTag compartment (AirTag not included) so you can keep your ride safe. The upgraded RipCurrent S features a HUGE 52V/19.2Ah battery that powers a 70mile riding range on a single charge. This e-bike will take you everywhere AND anywhere you want to go!

Refining the overall pedal experience was one of our primary objectives, and the new controller has nailed it. Retuned pedal-assist algorithms plus the higher torque from the new larger motor add up to our peppiest pedal response ever!

It’s All in the Details

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference! The new RipCurrent S features an updated, single-piece full fender that is sturdier, more durable, and delivers excellent coverage and protection from the elements. Plus, we added a better-fitting rear rack to ensure cargo is safely secured. Improved cable connections increase reliability and prevent damage, and a reinforced downtube creates a stronger frame.

Unmatched versatility, increased power, and style. Your new ride is calling you.

The absolute pinnacle of both off-road power and street-savvy performance, the NEW RipCurrent S is a thoughtfully redesigned electric masterpiece, engineered for more haul, quicker pickup, and ultimate functionality.

For a limited time, all fame styles, colors and sizes of the New RipCurrent S are available with an exclusive 200 pre-order discount. The new model will begin shipping in May. Perfectly timed to fuel all of your summer adventures.

Pre-order the RipCurrent S NOW!

Hub Motor Brands: The Complete Guide

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Hub Motor Types, Brands, and the E-Bikes That Use Them

All consumer-ready e-bikes provide assistance to their riders through either a mid-drive motor or a hub motor. While mid-drive motors are placed centrally at the bottom bracket and tie into their e-bike’s cranks, hub motors – as their name suggests – are mounted at the center of either the front or rear wheel. We’ll FOCUS on the latter type in this complete guide to e-bike hub motors; read on to learn the differences between types of motors, and keep scrolling to examine some of the best hub motors on the market!

At the present time, electric hub motors are much more affordable than mid-drives, and are subsequently much more prevalent. Additionally, hub motors are often much lighter than their cousins, and make practical additions to urban e-bikes or folding frames that need to be carried often. They also function well in conjunction with belt drives and internal gear systems that are nearly maintenance-free. In fact, you’ll find hub motors on some of the best electric bikes we have had the pleasure of reviewing.

Mid-drive motors, on the other hand, have a reputation for being more efficient and responsive than hub motors – though hub motor technology is improving constantly and coming ever closer to bridging the gap. Mid-drives are also known for their ability to replicate or approach the feel of non-electric bikes. They are, however, much more expensive, and as such are most commonly found on higher-end models.

The topic of e-bike motors is complex enough that we have a separate guide to mid-drive motors. In this article, focused exclusively on e-bike hub motors, we will dive into the most common manufacturers, discuss some of the best e-bike brands who use their products, and also cover some unique one-offs.

Rev your engines and get ready to read!

Hub Motor Types

We discussed the two main types of motors already, but when looking closer at the category of hub motors, the subject can be divided even further.

Front Hub and Rear Hub Motors

The first sub-category of hub motors is divided by their placement – either in the front or rear wheel hub. There are a few e-bikes out there that use dual (both front and rear) hub motors, but these tend to be special cases. The vast majority of e-bikes with hub motors have them mounted on the rear wheel. These types are known to give their riders the feeling of being pushed from behind, though this characteristic is often subtle and easy to get used to.

Front-hub motors, however, offer the opposite experience; the feeling of being pulled along. These have an advantage over rear-hub motors in that they are often smaller and lighter, but they can suffer from a tendency to lack traction.

The Eunorau Defender S is a rare example of an e-bike with both front and rear hub motors.

Geared and Direct Drive Motors

Regardless of their placement, hub motors can transfer power to drive their e-bikes in two different ways, and so have two further divisions or sub-categories; e-bike hub motors can be either direct drive or geared. We have a full article that goes into detail about direct drive and geared hub motors, but a brief mention of their distinctions is appropriate here.

In a nutshell, geared hub motors use a system of internal gears that drive (and turn) the shell of the motor. These are the most common type of hub motor, and are typically smaller, lighter, more efficient, and better at climbing hills than direct drive motors. They are also less expensive.

Direct drive motors are gearless, and use magnets to turn their shell, which is an essential part of the motor itself. Direct drives are larger and heavier, but are quiet and incredibly long lasting. Direct drive motors are also typically most efficient when operating at high speeds, and so are most often used only on Class 3 (speed pedelec) e-bikes.

Torque and Cadence Sensors

All e-bike motors require input from a sensor in order to provide assistance appropriately. There are two types of sensors used with e-bike motors: either torque or cadence. Usually, just one type is used at a time, but some e-bikes use a combination of both.

Cadence sensors are the most common variety used with hub motors. Again, they are also less expensive. These require only that the pedals be moving in order to activate their motor, and as such are less efficient than torque sensors that rely on rider input. Responsive cadence sensors can trigger motor assistance after only a quarter-turn of an e-bike’s cranks, while slower versions take a half or even up to a full turn.

Torque sensors are less common and more expensive than cadence sensors, but generally regarded as better. They are also more efficient, because they sense how much effort the rider is choosing to give (or HAVING to give, depending on gearing, terrain, etc), and respond accordingly. We often say that they allow the motor to meet the rider halfway at whatever level of effort they choose.This allows torque sensors to provide a level of responsiveness similar to that of a non-electric bike – a feature that, when combined with a mid-drive motor, adds to its already natural feel. For this reason, they are most commonly paired with mid-drives, though the technology is becoming cheaper, and seen more often with hub motors. For example, we have appreciated seeing torque sensors on the updated lineup of Aventon e-bikes.

Popular Hub Motor Brands

While we will provide information on some of the largest hub motor manufacturers out there, the full list of them is far too long for this article already, and continues to grow rapidly. The companies on this list produce some of the best hub motors on the market.

While their branding is not always so obvious, Bafang motors can be found on e-bikes in each corner of the market.

Previously known as Suzhou Bafang (due to their home office in the city of Suzhou near Shanghai) and 8Fun, Bafang is arguably the largest manufacturer of e-bike hub motors in the world. They are well-established at this point, having been established in 2003. The company’s philosophy is a commitment to quality and innovation. While their main manufacturing center is located with their home office in China, the company has a dedicated mid-drive motor factory in Poland, as well as sales and service centers in the USA and across Europe.

In addition to producing motors, they also manufacture batteries, sensors, controllers, and HMIs (human machine interfaces – displays and button pads) for e-bikes, as well as a range of products for electric scooters. At the time of writing, Bafang offers roughly a dozen models of rear hub motor ranging from 250W to 1000W, nearly as many mid-drives, and a handful of front hub motors.

Due to their quality and affordability, Bafang products have been used on a massive range of e-bikes; from small startup companies to large name brands like Pedego, Juiced, Aventon, and Charge.

The Suzhou Shengyi Motor Company, usually shortened to just Shengyi, is another large and well-established company with a home office and development center in Suzhou, China. Founded in 2003, the company surpassed sales of over 800k units in 2020, and by now is likely to be approaching 1 million (if they have not passed that mark already). Shengyi has manufacturing facilities in Suzhou and Taiwan, and sales offices in Germany and Tianjin, China.

In addition to both mid-drive and hub motors for e-bikes, the company builds other motors for electric scooters and motorcycles. Currently, they have a lineup of over a dozen rear hub motors, around 10 front hub motors, a few mid-drive options, and a couple of brushless single-piece wheel units with integrated motors. These range in output from 180W up to 1000W.

Shengyi products have been found on e-bikes past and present from globally-recognized companies such as Giant, Rad Power Bikes, MFC, and Aventon.

Aventon has been known to use Bafang and Shengyi products on their e-bikes, such as the Level 2 commuter.

Dapu, also known as the Chuo Bussan Group, is a Japanese-owned company with over a decade of experience in producing e-bike components. They place a FOCUS on making durable, powerful products with precision. Dapu has manufacturing plants in Japan, China, and Vietnam, which supply e-bike companies in the US and Europe.

Like Bafang, Dapu’s portfolio is diverse. They FOCUS exclusively on e-bike products, but currently produce an expansive selection of front and rear hub motors, torque sensors, HMIs, controllers, and a few mid-drive models. Dapu’s catalog of nearly 20 motor models range from 250W-1000W of output.

Well-known e-bike brands such as Pedego and Evelo have used Dapu products.

Founded originally as the Changzhou Huayuxinfeng Motor Company in 1996, this manufacturer began to FOCUS on e-bike products in 2004. They later changed their name to the Changzhou MXUS Import and Export Company, and have since expanded throughout Asia, Europe, and both North and South America.

MXUS offers a wide range of products for both e-bikes and e-scooters. Their full catalog of e-bike components includes batteries, chargers, controllers, HMIs, throttles, and even cargo racks. When it comes to motors, the company focuses exclusively on producing front and rear hub systems. They have a total of over 25 models between the two types, in both geared and direct drive models. Interestingly, MXUS makes one of the most powerful hub motors available; their products range from 180W of output all the way up to a staggering 5000W system.

MXUS products have been seen on e-bikes from the Electric Bike Company and other brands.

Electric Bike Company e-bikes like the decked-out Model Y have sported MXUS rear hub motors.

Other Manufacturers

The Taiwan-based company TranzX makes a full range of e-bike components – nearly everything but frames. They offer a small selection of motors (two hub motor options and two mid-drives), some of which have been found on Raleigh folding e-bikes and models from Diamondback, Bergamont, and Lapiere.

The Aikema Electric Drive System Company, or just Aikema, is a Chinese company with a respectable selection of motors and other components. They are partnered with some recognizable names like Ampler, MAHLE (see below) and VanMoof.

A German-based manufacturer called Neodrives produces paired motor / battery / display systems that have been used with some Pegasus, Raleigh, and Rennstahl e-bikes.

Another Taiwanese manufacturer, TDCM produces e-bike hub motors as well as components for the automotive, EV, and medical industries. Their products have been used by Brompton, Stromer, Flyer, and in bike ride share programs from Lyft.

SR Suntour is originally a Japanese company known primarily for their magnesium suspension forks. Their three models of HESC (Human Electro Synergy Components) hub motors have been used with Carrera e-bikes and other brands.

Unique Hub Motor Brands

As opposed to the ubiquitous, previously mentioned large-scale manufacturers, the companies in this next section stand out due to their tendency to approach things differently.

Karbon Kinetics / GoCycle

In 2002, Karbon Kinetics was founded by Richard Thorpe, with the goal of creating the perfect e-bike. Thorpe combined cycling passion and design experience from his history as a designer of McLaren racing components to create the GoCycle. The first generation of this lightweight, folding e-bike was released in 2009, and was designed to be elegant, fun, and highly functional. Since then, the company has continuously released updated models that frequently set new standards due to their fast folding, inclusion of bluetooth technology, and their use of innovative materials and manufacturing methods.

One of the core elements of the GoCycle in its current iteration is its proprietary G4drive front hub motor. This 500W unit is tiny and unobtrusive, but packs a surprising amount of power for speed and uphill travel. We loved the motor’s performance when we had the chance to review the GoCycle G4 – and due to its proprietary nature, it’s only available on this specific e-bike.

The GoCycle’s proprietary front-hub motor is small enough to go almost unnoticed but manages some impressive power.

As a division of the MAHLE Group, which focuses on the development of automotive technologies and components, MAHLE SmartBike Systems designs both hardware and software for use by e-bike owners, dealers, and manufacturers. MAHLE is based out of Palencia, Spain, and prioritizes innovation in their cutting-edge products, with the goal of making transportation comfortable, efficient, and environmentally-friendly.

While they manufacture components like batteries, chargers, shifters, and displays, all of these elements are designed to be used exclusively in conjunction with MAHLE’s limited selection of two drive systems, the X20 and X35. Both of these rear hub motors are extremely small and lightweight, and all of their unobtrusive components are designed to fit seamlessly into an e-bike’s frame. In fact, MAHLE advertises the X20 system as the lightest drive system on the market.

The X35 was originally manufactured by Ebikemotion prior to MAHLE’s purchase of the company in 2018. It is still sometimes referred to as the Ebikemotion X35 for this reason.

Considering their high-performance nature and intended use with electric mountain, urban, gravel, and road bikes, MAHLE products can be found on more sophisticated models from BMC, Orbea, Cannondale, and SCOTT.

Owned by an automotive technology company called Eldor Corporation since 2019, ZEHUS is able to leverage international development and manufacturing resources to produce innovative EV, e-scooter, and e-bike drivetrains.

Prior to 2023, the Italian-based ZEHUS were known solely for their cable-free BIKE all-in-one system that combines a motor, battery, sensors, and Bluetooth connectivity in a single package. This 250W system provides 40 Nm of torque, and can travel a minimum distance of 35 km / 22 miles in Turbo mode, or a maximum of 60 km / 37 miles in Eco mode. It is available in a single speed version, as well as a cassette version with either 4, 7, or 9 gears.

At the CES in 2023, the company unveiled an upgraded version called BIKE with a claimed unlimited range, thanks to the unit’s Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that uses regenerative braking when backpedaling to recharge the battery.

ZEHUS systems are primarily found on European e-bikes such as those made by Cooper Bikes, Neomouv, and Hummingbird.

Velotric’s proprietary Velopower motor was designed by the company’s team of engineers and is built by a leading but unnamed motor manufacturer.

Globe / Electra / Volt / VanMoof / Velotric / Etc.

These names are listed together due to the fact that they likely all have a similar approach: partnering with one of the larger, previously mentioned companies for the production of their own proprietary systems. We say “likely,” because in the case of Globe (which is a subsidiary of Specialized), VanMoof, and Electra (which is owned by Trek), details about their motor manufacture are not readily available through their respective websites. With Globe, this is more understandable, since (as of the time of writing) details about their first e-bike are still scarce. Electra, on the other hand, advertises their use of Bosch mid-drives, but their less expensive line of “Go!” e-bikes use proprietary rear hub motors.

Other brands are more open about their partnerships, such as Volt’s pairing with Bafang for the production of their SpinTech rear hub drive system. Similarly, Velotric – while keeping the name of their specific manufacturer to themselves – have been up-front about a partnership in developing their proprietary Velopower motor.

E-Bike Motors with Custom Branding

Separate from the partnerships previously mentioned, it is worth noting that many motor manufacturers offer custom branding services with orders of significant quantities. For this reason, it can be difficult or impossible to discover the manufacturer of a motor that displays an e-bike brand name instead of a manufacturer’s stamp, and also difficult to discern such a motor’s quality. Some may be made by reputable companies like Bafang, while others could just as easily be made by a small startup offering low-quality parts.

Hub Motor Conversion Kits

While far less popular now than in the early days of e-bikes (due most likely to their increasing availability and falling prices), conversion kits used to turn a non-electric bicycle into an e-bike can be an affordable solution and can also allow a favorite bike to get more mileage. The aforementioned Bafang offers conversion kits, but there are still some smaller, more unique contenders in the game as well.

The Swytch Kit is considered by many to be the best – and most common – hub motor conversion kit on the market.

Swytch was founded in 2017 with the goal of converting drivers into cyclists by expanding the accessibility of electric-powered transportation. They also place a FOCUS on sustainability. The UK-based company began through a highly successful Indiegogo campaign for their Swytch Kit, then released a second-gen model in 2019 using the same approach. Swytch currently has over 60,000 customers worldwide.

At the time of writing, Swytch makes two conversion kits – one universal model, and another specifically designed for folding bikes. Each system uses a 250W geared front hub motor in conjunction with one of two battery pack options that are scarcely larger than a smartphone. One pack offers up to 15 km / 9 miles of range, while the MAX model can power the motor for up to 30 km / 18 miles. Swytch Kits are available in nearly every wheel wheel size, and are compatible with both disc and rim brake systems.

In 2019, Bimotal was founded after its CEO experienced a skiing accident that left him unable to climb steep hills when mountain biking. The San Francisco-based company set out to produce a lightweight and easily removable drive system to enable healthier lifestyles. Bimotal’s founder, Toby Ricco, is an engineer with experience at Tesla, and the company employs a team of other engineers with Formula 1 and aerospace backgrounds.

Bimotal’s single product, the Elevate, is technically not a hub motor, but we feel it’s close enough to warrant discussion on this list. Instead of having a fixed placement at the center of the wheel hub, the Elevate is a removable system that mounts to a non-electric bike’s externally-mounted disc brakes (though it is not compatible with all frame designs) with the addition of a special brake rotor/cog system. It is a 750W motor that produces between 50 and 100 Nm of torque, and can provide a range estimated between 15 and 30 miles. Additionally, it has been designed to attach or be removed in seconds. The unit’s stealthy cylindrical battery has an appearance similar to a water bottle and mounts to the bike’s frame with the use of a cage.

The company also has a mid-drive system in development with even greater torque for a better eMTB experience.

The Bimotal Elevate system is a conversion kit that attaches and separates in seconds.

Like the ZEHUS system covered previously, the SmartBikeWheel is an all-in-one system, though its hub shell is significantly larger. The reason is simple; instead of a torque or cadence sensor, the front hub system uses an internal gyroscope and tachometer to sense changes in terrain and provide assistance appropriately. This SmartAssist technology, in combination with Bluetooth connectivity and an internal battery providing roughly a 35-mile range, makes the SmartBikeWheel functional, affordable, and user-friendly.

In our review of the SmartBikeWheel, we were seriously impressed by the system’s power and performance; it rivaled and surpassed that of many entry-level e-bikes we have tested.

Our Powerful Motors

The secret formula to our Juiced Bikes are equal parts custom Bafang motors mixed with our 52V batteries. Learn more about what goes into our powerful motors.

What’s a RetroBlade Motor?

Let us explain why Bafang RetroBlade makes for a better motor

We wanted a motor with high torque, class 3 speed on the 20-inch form factor, cassettes gearing, but with retro-modern looks. This type of motor didn’t exist when we started development on our Hyper bikes, so we partnered with Bafang to produce this benchmark-setting motor. It took a full year to get to mass-produced our motors while maintaining our high quality. These new motors are called RetroBlade, and they’re exclusive to Juiced Bikes!

Our Custom 750W 1,000W Motors

Powerful performance right in your rear wheel

Powerful 750-Watt and 1,000-Watt Bafang motor are custom-designed exclusively with our electric bikes. These motors pack a serious punch with 750-Watt motors reaching a peak of 1,300-Watts on our Class II bikes like the RipCurrent models, CrossCurrent models, Scorpion X, and the fan favorite Scrambler. Our HyperScrambler 2 and HyperScorpion bikes have a 1,000-Watt motor with a peak of 1,800-Watts. While these numbers may just seem like statistics, consider that the average washing machine has around 500 watts. That’s some serious power in our electric motors.

Lectric XP 3.0 Review: Powerful 1000W Electric Bike!

I leaped at the opportunity to visit the Lectric eBikes team’s offices in Phoenix, Arizona since they are continuously pushing the limit with innovative designs, features, and functionality. When I arrived, I noticed they had set up a line of the XP 2.0 before the release of the XP 3.0, so I knew it was going to be fun.

The Lectric XP 3.0 will disprove your belief that e-bikes, especially folding models, are pricey and feature-poor. The Lectric XP 3.0 comes with a strong motor, practical LCD display, and a ton of goodies for less money than you would pay for some standard folding bikes.

With this particular model, I found it simple to handle my usual commute because of how smooth the ride is generally thanks to suspension and a seat that absorbs shock. Strong hills aren’t nearly as simple as they are on the GoCycle G4, and the fold could be a little cleaner. Still, this bike offers excellent value for the money.

Lectric XP 3.0: Design and Build Quality

The Lectric XP 3.0 comes pre-assembled in a box. The handlebar post only needs to be secured, the saddle slid in, and the kickstand screwed on. Although the box has the necessary instruments for all of those tasks, the directions are not very clear. For aligning the handlebars, I discovered that using the web video was more beneficial.

This bike folds up, which is convenient because it allows it to travel on public transportation and fit in the trunk of a car. Generally speaking, folding is pretty simple, although there are a few sharp edges. First, when the bike is folded, the major clasp that holds the hinge together hangs out. Furthermore, there is nothing holding the bike together when it is folded, making it difficult to wheel or transport the Lectric XP 3.0 as it wants to flip open.

The Lectric XP 3.0 was much easier to tote around when it was folded, especially when getting on and off the Tube. I purchased a cheap velcro strap online and used it to hold the bike together in its folded condition. The folding pedals keep out of the way, while holding the frame together increases its stability on its rest.

Even yet, the folded bike isn’t all that stable on its rest and has a propensity to topple over. This is partially due to the bike’s considerable weight of 29kg, which makes anything other than the occasional lifting unpleasant. While lugging the Lectric XP 3.0 onto the train was all I had to do to take the bike on the Tube, dragging it up and over a railroad bridge proved to be quite the exercise.

The Lectric XP 3.0 has some rough edges when folded, but it unfolds easily and links together to become a riding device. Despite being a folder, it is a bike designed for both prolonged road trips and off-road travel. It comes with large all-terrain tires and 20-inch wheels with quirky six-axis spokes.

Make sure the tires are fitted and filled correctly. After constructing the bike, I pumped both tires, but when I went to test it on a field, the front tire came off the rim when I hit a little depression in the ground. The issue was resolved by refitting and re-inflating, and I never encountered it again.

Unlike the pricey GoCycle G4, which doesn’t include mudguards as standard, you also receive lights. The bike’s battery powers the front light, but the backlight is a battery-operated design. Lights are still a good thing to have as a norm.

If the battery should die or you want to get a better workout, the seven-speed Shimano transmission gives you the freedom to pedal as quickly as you want or even operate the bike without power. These have a typical shifter that is positioned on the handlebars, just to the right of your thumb.

Both wheels include disc brakes, an improvement over caliper brakes that I found to be responsive during my trip.

You must insert the supplied key and turn the bike to the on position in order to operate it in electric m ode. Since the slot is hidden under the frame and has cables running around it, inserting the key into it can be challenging.

You don’t have to place your bike close to a charging slot because there is a second lock position that allows you to slide the battery out of the bike for charging. This is especially helpful if, like me, you live in a terrace house and don’t want to bring your bike inside or through the house to charge it.

You use the button on the LCD display to start the bike once the power is turned on. This panel displays your current speed and the total distance you have cycled. You can alter the settings to change the display’s default reading from kilometers per hour to miles per hour.

Lectric XP 3.0: Motor and Driving

You have a fair selection of settings with the standard UK modes, and you can easily change the riding style to suit the terrain.

There are two buttons under the control panel. The horn is activated by one, and the front light is turned on or off by the other.

The updated motor became apparent as we accelerated out of the parking lot, with a significantly better acceleration curve that eliminates some of the more harsh pulsing behavior that some users of the XP 2.0 encountered. The old motor would engage with great fervor and produce up to 35nm of torque, but at the expense of giving the rider a little bit of a rough ride.

The new motor on the 3.0 claims the same continuous power output of 500 watts, but with a huge 1,000 watts peak power output and almost twice the torque at 55nm. The motor on the 3.0 has undergone a total rebuild to give it a new acceleration curve, making for a far more natural riding feel and a higher top end. This means that they are not just adding more power to the equation for fun. At its standard price of 1,099, it still only includes a cadence sensor rather than a torque sensor, but that is to be anticipated given the price. Even yet, the motor provides what seems to be a larger power output while simultaneously providing a more natural and regulated sensation.

For a more in-depth evaluation, Lectric sent us an XP 3.0 Step Thru, which we excitedly tested both in the city and in our nearby hills. The front hydraulic shock on the 3.0 has an extra 10 mm of travel for a total of 50 mm, which significantly enhances riding comfort. The new shock tag pairs Lectric’s 20″ x 3″ compact yet substantial puncture-resistant tires, which Lectric first introduced with the 2.0, with the duty of ensuring rider comfort. On the 3.0, Lectric purchased its own tires, which are now known as Lectric eBike tires.

Anyone who has ridden an electric bike knows just how devastating a flat tire can be, especially when it’s on the powered back wheel. Lectric is now injecting a slime-like sealant into the tubes in addition to making them puncture-resistant.

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The 3.0 features more comfortable grips in addition to broader improved handlebars that were first offered with a 2.0. In contrast to the new grips on the 3.0, which are rubbery with a lot more polished gripping experience and provide more traction for your hands, the grips of the 2.0 felt more affordable and tougher. The rider’s principal interface is the same simple to read display, which also gives them a choice of five different levels of pedal assistance.

Lectric made the wise decision to increase the disc brake rotor diameter from 160 mm to 180 mm in response to the motor’s increased output. This is a much-welcomed improvement over the smaller 160s and offers a substantially stronger, breaking feel. Although investing in safety isn’t enjoyable now, it can be the deciding factor when things really start to go south. When driving down Ventura, California’s insanely steep streets that wound through the hillsides, the larger brake rotors were very reassuring. Because they are still mechanical, the brakes screech a bit while breaking them in. This is characteristic of disc brakes, and depending on your riding style and intensity, it usually fades after the first 50 or 100 miles.

Lectric XP 3.0: Conclusions

If you purchase the GoCycle G4, you will have a smoother ride, especially uphill, and a lot more attractive folding bike in a lighter container. But the price will be much higher, and what you get with the Lectric XP 3.0 is amazing value and a really comfortable ride thanks to the shock absorbers.

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That price looks like even better value when you consider that the bike includes everything you need to get on the road, such as mud guards and lights. Yes, the fold should be neater, but for me, the most unpleasant issue was solved with a straightforward velcro strap.

Teenagers can use electric bikes to experience the strength and advantages of electric cars for themselves, which is perhaps what’s most significant. If you’re reading this site, you might be hoping that your child gets an electric car as their first car. However, given how much new car have increased in recent years, why not choose a two-wheeled model instead, like the Lectric XP, which gives kids a taste of driving responsibility, new freedom to explore their neighborhood without getting hot, the ability to transport their friends, or even the chance to get a job delivering food with Lectric’s.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of 750W and 1000W Ebikes: VTUVIA EBIKE

The world of e-bikes is filled with choices, and one of the key factors to consider when deciding which bike to purchase is the motor power. In this article, we will delve into the differences between 750W and 1000W e-bikes, specifically focusing on their speed capabilities, factors influencing speed, and power versus efficiency trade-offs. We’ll also provide recommendations for popular 750W and 1000W e-bikes to help you make an informed decision.

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Comparing 750W and 1000W E-bikes

The main difference between 750W and 1000W e-bikes is their motor wattage. In general, an e-bike motor’s wattage rating refers to the maximum output power it can provide. A 750W ebike has a motor wattage of 750 watts, while a 1000W ebike has a motor wattage of 1000 watts.

To put this in perspective, a 500W e-bike has a motor wattage of 500 watts, which is sufficient for most riders who want a comfortable and leisurely ride. A 750W e-bike, on the other hand, is ideal for those who want more power and performance, while a 1000W e-bike is suited for those looking for high-performance speed capabilities.

The wattage of an e-bike motor affects its overall performance, including torque, acceleration, and top speed. Higher wattage motors tend to have faster acceleration, higher torque, and greater top speeds than lower wattage motors.

When choosing between a 750W and a 1000W e-bike, it is essential to consider your specific riding needs, preferences, and factors such as terrain, rider weight, and battery capacity to make an informed decision.

How Fast is a 1000W E-bike?

The maximum speed that can be achieved with a 1000W e-bike depends on several factors, including terrain, rider weight, battery capacity, and motor controller settings.

A 1000W e-bike can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. However, this top speed can vary depending on the factors mentioned above. Rider weight plays a significant role in determining an e-bike’s top speed, as it affects the load on the motor.

A 1000W e-bike is better suited for heavier riders who need more power. The extra torque provided by a 1000W motor allows heavier riders to reach top speed much faster than a lower wattage motor.

Terrain is another critical factor affecting an e-bike’s top speed. On hilly terrains, a 1000W e-bike can easily reach its top speed and effortlessly climb uphill.

Battery capacity also influences an e-bike’s top speed. A higher capacity battery can provide more power to the motor, allowing it to reach its top speed more easily.

Finally, motor controller settings can impact an e-bike’s top speed. By adjusting the motor controller settings, riders can optimize their e-bike’s speed potential.

In summary, a 1000W e-bike offers high power output, making it suitable for heavier riders or those who need to tackle hilly terrains. Riders who weigh less may not need the extra wattage, and a lower wattage motor like 750W or 500W may be sufficient for their needs. When selecting an e-bike, it is essential to consider your specific needs and preferences, including rider weight, to choose the right motor wattage.

How Fast Can a 750W E-bike Go?

Rider weight plays a significant role in determining an e-bike’s top speed, as it affects the load on the motor. A 750W e-bike is ideal for riders weighing up to 250lbs, providing sufficient power to reach a comfortable top speed of up to 25 miles per hour.

Terrain is another critical factor affecting an e-bike’s top speed. On flat terrains, a 750W e-bike can reach speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, while on hilly terrains, it may struggle to maintain its top speed.

Battery capacity also influences an e-bike’s top speed. A higher capacity battery can provide more power to the motor, allowing it to reach its top speed more easily.

Finally, motor controller settings can impact an e-bike’s top speed. By adjusting the motor controller settings, riders can optimize their e-bike’s speed potential.

In summary, a 750W e-bike offers sufficient power for most riders weighing up to 250lbs on flat terrains, reaching a top speed of up to 25 miles per hour. When riding on hilly terrains or if you weigh more than 250lbs, you might want to consider a higher wattage motor like 1000W. When selecting an e-bike, it is essential to consider your specific needs and preferences, including rider weight, to choose the right motor wattage.

Power vs. Efficiency Trade-offs

While a 1000W motor offers higher power output and faster speeds, it consumes more energy and has a shorter battery life than a 750W motor. A 750W motor is more efficient in terms of battery consumption and range, making it suitable for longer rides and eco-commuting.

When choosing between a 750W and a 1000W motor, it is essential to consider the trade-offs between power and efficiency based on your specific needs, riding preferences, and expected battery range.

Recommended 1000W and 750W E-bikes

Here are some recommended e-bikes with 1000W motors:

  • VtuviaGemini 26-Inch Fat Tire Electric Bike
  • Motor power: 1000W
  • Top Speed: 35 MPH
  • Travel Range: 80 miles
  • Max Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 26 Inches
  • Warranty: 2 years

The motor of this bike has 1000W power with a 52V 21Ah battery lithium-ion battery that will take up to 80 miles. The essential maximum speed of the bike is 35 MPH. It also features a 26-inch wheel size for a comfortable ride.

VTUVIA Gemini eBike has proven itself to be an excellent choice for those looking to transition into electric biking. Its powerful motor, comfortable frame, and sleek design make it an ideal option for city commuters or casual riders alike. Its wide range of customization options allows users to make the experience their own. Overall, the Gemini eBike is an excellent value and a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and affordable electric bike.

Addmotor M-5600 Powerful 1000W Electric Bike

  • Motor power: 1000W
  • Top Speed: 35 MPH
  • Travel Range: 60 miles
  • Max Weight Capacity: 350 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 26 Inches
  • Warranty: 2 years

Addmotor M-5600 Electric Bike is specially designed for hunters to go in the woods, but also works excellently on roads. The motor of this bike has 1000W power with a 48V Panasonic lithium-ion battery that will take up to 60 miles. The essential maximum speed of the bike is 35 MPH. This helped me get to the destination very quickly, as I enjoy fast riding.

Bakcou Storm G2 19 Frame Electric Hunting Bike

  • Motor power: 1000W
  • Top Speed: 31 MPH
  • Travel Range: 50 miles
  • Max Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 26 Inches
  • Warranty: 1 year

The Bakcou Storm G2 is a sturdy hunting e-bike with a torque sensor motor that can be preset to provide power from 750W to 1000W. The Bakcou Storm G2 can deliver 50 miles on a single charge, can haul a maximum of 300 lbs, and weighs a relatively light 72 lbs. Its powerful Tektro 203 mm hydraulic disc brakes and beefy 26 x 4” Maxxis Minion tires provide adequate braking power and the ability to maintain optimal traction and control on any terrain.

For those looking for an e-bike with a 750W motor, we recommend:

SF20 Step-Thru Folding Fat Tire E-Bike

  • Motor power: 750W
  • Top Speed: 28 MPH
  • Travel Range: 48 miles
  • Max Weight Capacity: 330 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 20 Inches
  • Warranty: 2 years

The Vtuvia SF-20H is a great choice for those who need an affordable, yet capable folding e-bike that you can throw in the back of the RV or in the trunk of your car and deploy when you get to your destination. And honestly, that’s one of the biggest selling points of most folders — portability. The SF-20H would also be a good choice for those with limited storage space at home, or for those who plan on commuting and stowing their e-bike inside the office.

Rad Power Bikes RadExpand 5

  • Motor power: 750W
  • Top Speed: 28 MPH
  • Travel Range: 45 miles
  • Max Weight Capacity: 275 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 20 Inches
  • Warranty: 1 year

Smaller riders, particularly those riders less than 5 feet 5 inches tall face a real challenge when shopping for an e-bike. Most e-bikes are built in a size well-suited to someone 5 feet 10 inches, but the quality of that fit drops the more someone deviates from that height. The high-rise handlebar of the Rad Expand can be turned back toward the rider more than most, making the reach easier and its step-thru design not only makes it easy to fold, it’s easy to mount and get rolling.

The RadExpand 5’s versatility is part of what makes it so great. It’s a capable commuter, thanks to lights, fenders and a rear rack, and with its wide tires, it gives a smooth ride even on rough roads.

RideScoozy Veego 750 Tech Specs

  • Motor power: 750W
  • Top Speed: 28MPH
  • Travel Range: 45 miles
  • Max Weight Capacity: 285 pounds
  • Wheel Size: 20 Inches
  • Warranty: 1 year

The bike doesn’t necessarily fold in the traditional sense, but the handlebars do fold down. That makes the bike shorter, meaning you might be able to slide it under a desk or table.

The Veego 750 from Florida-based RideScoozy may not look like a powerhouse at first glance, but this e-bike rocks some serious giddy-up. Combined with its nice loadout of comfortable touchpoints and quality components, the Veego 750 makes for an awesome ride that doesn’t skimp on the performance.


In summary, the choice between a 750W and a 1000W e-bike ultimately depends on individual preferences, riding needs, and considerations for power, efficiency, and battery range. While a 1000W motor offers higher speeds and power output, it comes at the cost of energy consumption and shorter battery life. A 750W motor is more efficient and suitable for longer rides and eco-commuting.

We hope this article has provided you with valuable insights into the differences between 750W and 1000W e-bikes, and assists you in making an informed decision when purchasing your next e-bike.

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