This eBike I came across on the internet is a great manufactured Bike! It’s Build seems to be quite reliable! The bike runs extremely well and outperformed my previous more expensive ebike. Hope CS is very helpful if ever needed! So far this bikes a great choice ! Get one you won’t regret it !!
Love this bike so far. Id recommend hands down. Mohegia 26x4 tires DONT WORK!!!! They pop off the rim if you inflate the tire up to the rated max 20 psi. If that happens your inner tube will pop and you are screwed. Stay with Kenda style clincher tires!!!!!
Can't go wrong with this bike you are a big guy!
Never in all my years of bicycle riding have I ever been so intimidated by the solid mass of this eBike. Weighing in at 74 lbs due to its battery, motor, and frame I wondered if I, as I approach joining the ranks of the octogenarians initially had second thoughts about buying such a bike that's more like a percheron than a thorobred as horse metaphors go.
Assembly was relatively simple. There weren't that many parts, instructions for the most part were clear and logical. Which screws went where was a bit challenging. The instructions could have been clearer. My wife grew up around machines and was more adept at figuring out what went where. Took about twice as long as the directions said it would take to assemble and You Tube had helpful tutorials.
Riding was at first awkward keeping track of brakes, throttle, peddle assist, and the small screen keeping me informed of battery charge, speed, distance and mode.
I see why the bike has disk brakes front and rear. Going downhill you have a lot of momentum pulling on that 74 lb bike.
I was all set to send it because at first but now I wouldn't part with it.
Advice: make sure you are at least 5'11" or you may be singing soprano after straddling the crossbar. I wish it came with a step through frame,, though at 6' I've got it figured out.
I would also ride with the fat tires not fully inflated for a more comfortable ride, especially if you're a senior. The shock absorber is on the front fork only.
I have ridden over 100 miles in the last 10 days on neighborhood streets, unpaved roads and trails on my new Ranger. I have ridden on flat grades as well as some pretty challenging hills. This bike handles all conditions with ease and has performs flawlessly. The PAS levels on the Bafang 750w motor lets you get as much of a workout as you want or provides you with the power to take an effortless ride. I will add that if you plan to ride off-road or in hilly terrain, a 750w motor is a must. While I rarely need maximum power, it’s nice to have when you are challenged with a steep grade at the end of a ride. In addition, the acceleration of the powerful motor is just plain fun.
The bike feels solid and mechanical functions are very predictable.
The controller is simple to use and responds instantly to commands. It provides all necessary information in a small package. I think it will hold up better over time than some of the larger ones I’ve seen as it should be less impacted from vibration and jolts from rough terrain.
The shimano derailer is one of their economy models but works fine. If you plan to ride much on rugged/rough terrain, an upgrade here may be in order. I will say this is the same unit found on most comparable bikes.
The crank is also an economy level unit but will be acceptable to most riders. I like the tooth selection as I rarely find a need to downshift below 4th even on the steepest hills.
The handlebars and grips are good but put you in a somewhat aggressive riding position. An adjustable stem may be something to consider if you prefer a more upright ride. This is a very easy and inexpensive mod.
The brakes are really nice compared to bikes in this price range. True hydraulic cylinders that respond nicely and instill confidence to the rider.
The seat is better than average, is padded enough to be comfortable and will be acceptable to most riders.
I have not fully discharged the battery but it looks like it’s going to have about 45-50 mile range on level 3 PAS. It disappears nicely into the bike frame and is easy to install/remove. The charger works well, is easy to connect and the LED functions as designed.
The tires should provide good service as they are equal to other OEM tires I’ve experienced. I find about 15psi provides plenty of support but yet adds a level of dampening on bumps.
The front suspension fork it a very nice addition at this price point. The preload adjustment works as designed as does the lockout. I weigh 200 pounds and it functioned great after a bit of trial and error. I think it should be able to please a wide range of rider sizes based on the way it responded to adjustment. Velowave picked a winner here.
Assembly was uneventful and took about 30 minutes. The 3 way Allen wrench is a nice bonus and handles 80% of the fasteners.
Overall I am very happy with the Velowave Ranger and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a high value mid range EBike.