Hey, it's Steve, the founder of Really Good Ebikes. I’ve tried a wide range of ebikes in the last 5 years, but I've only bought a few bikes for my own personal use.
I’m often asked which electric bikes are my favorite, and which model I personally use for most of my riding.
I understand why people ask these questions, because they often need some assurance that they are not making a huge purchasing mistake. Well, let me assure you that what's right for me may not be good for you, so I always just guide people, showing them what the different styles are.
My brother rides a fat tire beach cruiser, his wife (my sister-in-law) rides a lightweight folder, and her dad has a fat tire trike. Each has their own particular needs when it comes to ebikes, and I tried to find them their perfect ebike.
In my case, since I do a mix of urban street riding and off-road trail riding, I love the freedom and stability offered by fat tire bikes. I currently own two: the Fat-HD from Eunorau, and the Cheetah from Revi.
This article focuses on the Cheetah because I've gotten a lot of feedback from customers, and I wanted to share it with others who are considering this model.
So what’s so special about the Cheetah? What makes it my favorite ride over all the other models on the market today?
First, I have to admit that the retro stylings of the Cheetah are simply stunning. If you are a fan of the1960s British Café Racer motorcycles, you will love how the Cheetah looks. It has an elongated frame design, with a teardrop ‘gas tank’, double stanchion forks, sweptback handlebars with stitched grips and a twist throttle, an outsized headlamp, and matching saddle bags. It’s a real head turner, and people stop me all the time to find out where I got my ebike.
Beyond its vintage design, however, the Cheetah offers some very impressive technical specifications. It features a rear hub motor from Bafang with a nominal output of 750 watts (1200W peak output), 80 Newton meters (Nm) of torque, and a top assist speed of 28 mph. This kind of power will allow you to climb steep hills with easy, and push through headwinds without breaking a sweat.
The motor is paired with a 48 volt long-range battery that is hidden within the teardrop gas tank. There are 13 amp hour (Ah) and 17Ah options, which will give you up to 50 miles of range per charge. The battery is packed with Samsung lithium-ion cells for reliable performance.
You can ride the Cheetah like a conventional bicycle, using the 7-speed Shimano Altus gears, but when you need a boost, you can turn on the 3-level pedal assist system (PAS) which will help rotate the rear wheel while you pedal; or you can give the right-side throttle a twist, and off you go, no pedaling required.
For me the Cheetah is a super comfortable ride, and even after a few hours, I don’t have any shoulder or neck strain as sometimes happens with other ebikes I’ve ridden. I especially like the sprung gel saddle, which provides a lot of comfort. I’m also a big fan of hydraulic disc brakes, which are important for a heavier ebike. I am never worried about stopping short when on the Cheetah, and I love the automatic motor cutoff sensor in the brakes. I also like some of the little details, like the USB port which I use to keep my cell phone charged, and the super bright headlamp.
What are some of our customers saying about the Cheetah?
What a Great Bike! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This bike is totally awesome. From the first time I saw the Cheetah on Really Good Ebikes website, it was love at first sight. I then fell in love with it all over again on our first trail ride. Fantastic job Revi. - Patrick S.
Crazy Fun & Powerful ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I live in the Hollywood Hill and needed a powerful ebike to ride around with. The Cheetah has tons of power for the hills, and it's a total chick magnet. Everyone thinks I'm a rock star. Awesome. - Tony G.
Rock Star Bike ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This Cheetah in black/brown is absolutely stunning. It quite honestly sets you back when you first see it in person as pictures do not do it justice. The sheer size and weight of it was intimidating until riding it less than 1/2 a block. It turns smoothly and leans with confidence. It has plenty of power and the new torque based pedal assist is definitely an improvement over my previous bike which was a Magnum cruiser. I truly thought that not having front suspension was going to be a problem, but the fat tires soak up the road with ease. Now mind you i'm 283 lbs and my previous bike struggled as expected, but this one, not in the slightest. I have already recommended people to Really Good Ebikes and will continue to do so as they have earned one happy customer. Thank you very much! - Doug H.
Best Looking Bike on the Market ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I wanted the cheetah ebikes. Being a former Harley Davidson motorcyclist for over 20+ years this bike looks like the old Bobber H.D and is so much fun to ride and has the power needed that it reminds me of the days when I used to ride the Harley on a regular basis! And is easy on my old knees with PAS system! I Purchased this bike after talking with Steve and I then felt very comfortable placing my pre-order with him. I will admit there were a few glitches when the bike arrived but working with Steve the minor issues were resolved in a timely manner I would recommend the Cheetah E Bike to anybody that is interested in a well-made E Bike. - Rick K.
Well, I think you can see by these customer reviews that the Cheetah is a real winner. That’s why it’s my go-to ebike these days. But what do the experts have to say? Well, Court Rye and his team at Electric Bike Review (EBR) gave the Cheetah a strongly positive review. Here are some of their remarks:
If you have any questions about the Cheetah, or any other ebike for that matter, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to hear from you.
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