This bike is well worth the price. It is very powerful and well designed. I was very pleased with the option to customize my bike to my specific liking. The big plus for me is that my bike did come fully assembled and ready to ride as promised.
The Model R premium step-through cruiser electric bicycle from Electric Bike Company is simply wonderful. Simplicity and elegance are two of its defining characteristics. So too are power and comfort.
The Model R beach cruiser, with its bespoke colorways and hidden battery and cables, is simply one of the most stylish electric bicycles on the market today.
Like other beach cruisers from Electric Bike Co., the Model R is highly customizable. You can select to include the standard 48V/11.6Ah battery (14Ah upgrade optional), which is discretely integrated into the downtube portion of the frame, or add a basket-battery for twice the range per charge. You can select a single-speed direct drivetrain, or a 7-speed rear derailleur. You can choose the standard rigid fork or upgrade to a suspension fork for greater shock absorption. You can also add a rear rack with dual pannier bags and the MIK mounting system, and other accessories, including handmade cherry wood and walnut fenders and chain guard with stainless steel and brass mounting hardware.
However you configure your Model R, rest assured you will be getting an ebike that is both comfortable to ride, with its wide cruiser-style handlebars, and a powerful hill climber.
The Model R also features hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear for authoritative stopping power, and an automatic motor cutoff system, to prevent you from powering the motor while engaging the brakes.
Model R Specifications
Motor: MXUS 500W nominal (1250W peak) output rear hub motor w/ 60Nm torque (10 year warranty)
Drive Modes: 5-Level pedal assist system (PAS) w/ right-side thumb throttle
Battery: 48V/11.6Ah downtube-integrated battery w/ Samsung cells (48V/14Ah downtube and 48V/10.5Ah basket upgrades optional). Please charge your battery after every ride, and every 2 months during periods of non-use.
Battery Charger: 3.5 Amp super charger with smart charging technology, cooling fan, aluminum cover & 3 prong charging port for safety
Brakes: Tektro E-530 hydraulic disc brakes 180mm rotors and safety electrical motor disconnect wiring
Brake Levers: Aluminum alloy comfort grip levers with motor cutoff switch
Seat: Custom 300 x 300 x 100mm thick, high density foam, back bumpers for support and comfort
Seat Post: 30.4mm x 300mm, up to 350 Lbs
Seat Post Clamp: Quick release
Spokes: 13-gauge stainless steel
Stem: 120 mm, adjustable from 0º-60º
Tires: Custom Electric Bike Company Rhinoceros 26" x 3", premium puncture resistant technology, rated for 50km/h (24" x 1.75" Kenda K-Rad tires available for shorter riders)
Minimum Seat Height: 32" on Bike w/ 26" Tires, 28" on Bike w/ 24" Tires
Step-Over Height: 19" on Bike w/ 26" Tires, 16" on Bike w/ 24" Tires
GPS Tracking Unit
To protect your investment, we recommend adding the revolutionary Encore 2 Wireless GPS Tracker to your order. This GPS Tracker allows you to quickly monitor your bike's location, all from your mobile phone.
The Encore 2 GPS Tracker is simple and easy to use and will be pre-installed on your new bike. It includes a free lifetime subscription to the Lot Tracker App, which can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play Store, depending on the type of phone you use.
We also recommend getting the Anti-Theft Alarm installed on your new ebike. This Alarm system is integrated into the battery of your ebike and comes with an easy-to - use remote with panic button.
The independent ebike review site EBR has given a very favorable review of the the Model R, which you can read about on their site and view in the video below.
Court Rye describes the Model R as:
A sturdy and powerful step-thru cruiser electric bike, which is assembled and customized in the USA, with great customer service and an industry-leading 5-year comprehensive warranty.
Ships fully-assembled and ready to ride once it arrives. It has highly adjustable drive modes, offering pedal assist, throttle-only and 28 mph options.
Extra emphasis on charger and battery quality, expandable capacity from 556 to 1440 watt hours.
Comes standard with bright integrated lights (two 6-LED lights on the rear!) and reflective puncture-resistant tires that improve visibility and safety. Optional rear rack and front basket add utility, plastic mudguard fenders can be paint matched.
Powerful 180mm hydraulic disc brakes with thick 2.3mm rotors, quad piston calipers, and large adjustable-reach levers with motor inhibitors help to manage the higher possible speeds and heavier build.
Highly adjustable drive modes offer Class 1, 2, or 3 operation (pedal assist, throttle, and 28mph options). The variable speed trigger throttle is easy to use and the sealed 12-magnet cadence sensor performs consistently.
Extra large saddle, long steel handlebar, adjustable spring suspension fork, and high-volume tires provide maximize comfort, but EBC also sells an optional seat post suspension for further comfort.
The Model R is $500 more expensive than the X and Y, but has a hidden downtube-integrated main battery. It offers higher peak motor output at 1,250 watts and has a higher weight capacity at 380 Lbs vs. 360 Lbs.
Frame only comes in one size (small-medium) and Court could not full leg extension with 31" inseam.
Every bike from Electric Bike Company is built-to-order, and takes up to 6 weeks to deliver from the time you place your order. Every ebike is built in the US, and shipped from the Southern California warehouse fully assembled and ready to ride. Check out the video below to learn more about how EBC achieves their mission to design and build ebikes in the US.
Make sure to check out the custom accessories available for your new Electric Bike Company Cruiser. These include extra batteries for each model, an external smart charger, and handcrafted wooden fenders and chain guard set.
This summarizes the EBC Warranty. Please read the Warranty in full and return the Warranty Registration Form located on the last page of your Manual.
EBC warrants that all new EBC bicycles and components therein are warranted to the original retail purchaser against manufacturing defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of ten (10) years from the date of original retail purchase.
EBC warrants to the original purchaser that the battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for 60 months. A defective product will be replaced or repaired if certain pre-conditions are met. The warranty period for a battery is calculated from the original battery purchase date.
The original receipt of purchase is required to establish proof of purchase and warranty date and must be provided to EBC for all warranty claims.
Orders for in-stock items take 24-48 hours to process, then about 5-7 days in transit. Delays due to Covid have occurred. If an item is on backorder, the estimated ship date will be shown below the Pre-Order Button.
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