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.
|Model||500 Series||700 Series|
|Motor||☑||Bafang 48V Geared Hub||☑||Shengyi 48V Geared Hub|
|500W Motor 750W Peak||☑||500W Motor 1000W Peak|
|Battery (Voltage)||☑||48V Reention Durado||☑||48V Reention Rhino|
|Controller||☑||48V22A Lishui Sine-wave||☑||48V22A Lishui Sine-wave|
|Display||Gray Scale LCD||☑||Full Color LCD|
|Brakes||Mechanical Tektro||☑||Hydraulic Shimano|
|Front Suspension||Suntour XCT||☑||Hydraulic Lockout Suspension Fork|
|Wheels||Kenda Kwick Seven.5 27.5″x2.2″ (650b)||☑||Schwalbe SUPER MOTO X 27.5×2.4 (584-60) tire|
|Cadence Sensor||☑||12 Magnet||☑||12 Magnet|
|Gearing||☑||7 speed||☑||7 speed|
|Chain Ring||48T Chainring||45 Tooth|
|Free wheel||14-28T Freewheel||11-32 Tooth|
|Pedal Assist||☑||Adjustable 0-9 Levels||☑||Adjustable 0-9 Levels|
|Front light||☑||Blaze-lite LED||☑||Blaze-lite LED|
|Rear light||x||☑||Blaze-lite LED|
|Fenders||Available for purchase||☑||Included|
|Rear Rack||Available for purchase||☑||Included|
500 Series, Gold with Straight Bars.