Which eBike is right for you?

Which eBike is right for you? The 500 Series vs 700 Series

Both the 500 and 700 series bikes are actually built with a very similar level of components. While on paper, the 700 series may seem like the better buy, the 500 series is not to be overlooked.

500 Series Pros

Comfort – The 500 series has fantastic frame geometry for those that fit the bill. It allows for upright stress-free touring unlike any other.

Agility – Light weight, compact bars, and grippy all-surface tires allow for quick sharp turns and easy maneuvering.

Value – Unbeatable; the 500 Series is the best performance to dollar value you can get.

Durability – While some of the components are simpler, they are also easy to maintain. Take care of it, and it will last decades.

500 Series Cons

Battery (Ah) Range – The stock battery is 3.5ah less than the 700 series, but there is the option to reverse that with the 17.5ah battery upgrade!

Look – While this is still a beautiful bike, when compared to the 700, we had to consider this a con.

700 Series Pros

Aesthetics – Yeah, pretty easy to see what were talking about here. You’ll get some head-turning stares.

Speed –  27mph top cruising speed vs the 500 Series 25mph cruising speed. On long straight roads, that may be very important.

Features – Hydraulic brakes, metal fenders, color screen, taillight. The 700 series offers some extras which aren’t always needed, but nice.

700 Series Cons

Weight – At 63lbs, the 700 series feels a little more bulky than the 500. Turns are going to feel a little bit more deliberate.

Battery Options – The 700 series does not have a battery size upgrade option. The fully integrated electronics do not allow for it.




Model500 Series700 Series
MotorBafang 48V Geared HubShengyi 48V Geared Hub
500W Motor 750W Peak500W Motor 1000W Peak
Battery (Voltage)48V Reention Durado48V Reention Rhino
Controller48V22A Lishui Sine-wave48V22A Lishui Sine-wave
DisplayGray Scale LCDFull Color LCD
BrakesMechanical TektroHydraulic Shimano
Front SuspensionSuntour XCTHydraulic Lockout Suspension Fork
WheelsKenda Kwick Seven.5 27.5″x2.2″ (650b)Schwalbe SUPER MOTO X 27.5×2.4 (584-60) tire
Cadence Sensor12 Magnet12 Magnet
Gearing7 speed7 speed
Chain Ring48T Chainring45 Tooth
Free wheel14-28T Freewheel11-32 Tooth
Pedal AssistAdjustable 0-9 LevelsAdjustable 0-9 Levels
Front lightBlaze-lite LEDBlaze-lite LED
Rear lightxBlaze-lite LED
FendersAvailable for purchaseIncluded
Rear RackAvailable for purchaseIncluded


Owners Choice:

500 Series, Gold with Straight Bars.