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.

 

 

Comparison

Model500 Series700 Series
Price$1,099.00$1,499.00
MotorBafang 48V Geared HubShengyi 48V Geared Hub
500W Motor 750W Peak500W Motor 1000W Peak
Battery (Voltage)48V Reention Durado48V Reention Rhino
Ah10.4Ah14Ah
Range20-4030-50
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
Speed25mph27mph
Weight53lbs63lbs

 

Owners Choice:

500 Series, Gold with Straight Bars.

 

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