Juiced Bikes, makers of highly effective ebikes with a number of the largest batteries within the business, at the moment launched the RipCurrent S Step-By way of. It seems to be like an intriguing choice for these in search of a cushty experience with energy and vary to spare.
I reviewed the Juiced CrossCurrent X a few years and located it to be a formidable choice for ebike riders in search of an insane quantity of vary — over 150 miles, in the event you don’t thoughts pedaling at a leisurely tempo — or a high-speed experience able to going over 28mph. And the corporate already supplied a RipCurrent mannequin constructed on an identical platform, however with huge ol’ fats tires for a cushier experience and simpler rolling over unfastened surfaces like sand and snow.
The RipCurrent ST principally takes the identical idea and sticks it in a extra accessible step-through body. Any such body makes it simpler for riders to get on and off of — a welcome addition for folks with mobility points, or preferring to have the ability to contact the bottom simply at a cease. It may also be good if in case you have riders of a number of heights who may need to share the bike. The bike’s geometry provides it an upright place that will not be probably the most aerodynamic however makes it straightforward to see the street forward of you — many individuals discover one of these bike extra snug to experience as nicely.
Like different bikes within the Juiced lineup, the RipCurrent ST packs a 750W Bafang Motor and an unlimited 994 Wh battery; you’ll be able to learn extra on the form of vary supplied by this setup right here, however that’s about twice the capability of a typical ebike battery. The bike comes arrange with a 20mph restrict, however you’ll be able to modify that as much as 28mph within the settings, and it additionally provides a torque sensor for a a lot greater high quality experience than you get from typical cadence sensor-only ebikes.
Rounding out the specs are a suspension fork, a sturdy rear rack, a 9-speed transmission, and a 1,050-lumen headlight. It additionally has a built-in throttle in the event you choose to not pedal, though throttle-only speeds are restricted to 20mph.
The one apparent caveat is weight; earlier RipCurrents weighed about 80 lb with battery, and I can solely think about the ST is someplace in that realm as nicely. This clearly isn’t a motorcycle you’re going to should elevate up a staircase.
The RipCcurrent ST is priced at $2,699 and is available in white, black, mild blue, and yellow colorways. It’s obtainable for pre-order now with delivery starting in mid-June.