Ranger ebike is the sharpest and most versatile among Velowave ebikes. Fat tires, suspension fork, and top tube design can help strengthen the stability of the body while the flat handlebar reduces the air resistance of the rider when riding. So this electric bike is more suitable for off-road/off-country, although it can be used on all terrains.
The color screen provides you with convenient control and a better visual experience. The optional fenders and racks help avoid mud splashing on your body when you are riding off-road.
As a flagship ebike, Ranger has stood the test of time and customers.
I have owned my new Ranger ebike for about 2 weeks now and love riding it.
It's a quality built bike and I hope it provides many years of use. I was disappointed that the handle bar could not be raised without purchasing an
addition part which costs 39.00. I would also like to buy and install a rear rack
but that part is only offered as a fender/rack kit. I don't need the fenders.
Time will tell if it's worth the price but for now I'm very satisfied.
I've had the Ranger eBike for 2 weeks now...so far pretty good!
What I like:
Good battery range - have logged 300 miles and no issues with battery. Great power - there is maybe a 1/2 second delay at times but no issues for me. Even at 70+lbs and my 220lb frame, this bike really moves and doesn't feel as heavy.
Front shock at 80mm is good, I like that I can lock it out when riding on roads.
Headlight is so bright people were blinded by it. Great at night, I can see trees.
What I don't like:
Kenda tire went flat after 1 week - I ran over a very small thorn and was surprised that my front tire was flat the next morning. Easy enough to change, but frustrating given the size of the tire you would think it wouldn't puncture that easily.
Brakes are good, but for the size of the bike they could be upgraded so that you stop a lot quicker. Going down hills with the momentum of this heavy bike doesn't allow for quick stopping.
I had issues shifting gears twice and my chain locked up completely. Once I stopped I was able to fix rather quickly and my chain actually never went off track which was good. It's never happened again.
Overall, I would highly recommend this bike for the price range. I did a lot of research and found this is the best bike in this price range. Other bikes cost $3k-$4k more. You definitely get better components on those bikes but for my needs this suits me well. I ride it on the road and offroad.
I bought the ranger for my employee and liked it so much I got one for myself but the chain fell off constantly and I wasn’t able to adjust it to stay on so I had the local bike shop put on a new derailleur and the thing pedals and rides like a dream. I also plan to buy my wife another model from the same company but I’m automatically assuming I will have to bring it to the bike shop to make it ridable but overall I am happy for the price
This thing is an absolute beast. As a graduate student, I got this bike to help with my commute uphill to campus and it did not disappoint. Powerful motor and pedal assist make my commute a breeze. Only thing I would say is the brakes should be bigger.
Velowave Ranger, this is my first E-Bike, I am 61 years old and never really been a big bike person. With all the trails and gravel roads in our area I decided to investigate E-bikes. Not wanting to spend a lot of money on my first e-bike I searched many bikes in the $1500 dollar ±$500 range, I knew I wanted an MTB type bike for the back roads, but I also would be riding some black top and paved bike routes.
My first ride I was only planning to go 3 -4 miles but before I knew it, I rode 16 miles on a mix of gravel roads, trails both single track and paved bike paths, the bike was very smooth and comfortable to ride I’m 5’ 8”. The next day did a 32-mile ride same conditions the battery was fully charged and down to 10% when I got back, I rode mostly in P3, P4 sometime in P5 and a little throttle only.
I have zero experience with a fat tire bike, if the Ranger was available in the 27.5” MTB tire like the Ghost I feel I would have purchased that option, but I really wanted the 750W motor. After my wife took the bike for a ride she was sold, and we ordered her the ghost it will be interesting trading back and forth to see the difference.
Comfort = This bike fits me nice I may try a handlebar riser in the future.
Tires = Nice grip on gravel and sand will try it in the snow soon. The tires are not very loud on the pavement a bit louder than road tires but nothing that will annoy you.
Battery = I feel range would be ~35 miles for my riding style.
Display = I like the small display/controller it has everything needed in a compact easy to use package that doesn’t stick out. The speed and distance traveled is very accurate as I compared it to my GPS. The Battery life is a little off, after 17 miles I had 79%, the next 15 miles it dropped to 10% so don’t ride one direction until you hit 50% because you may run out on your way back.
Brakes = The Hydraulic system works as expected no issues, I did have a slight squeak the first few miles but after using them it went away.
Motor/Cadence sensor = The motor is very smooth and works well with the sensor, it does take about a ½ turn of the pedals for the motor to assist, so if on a hill a little push on the thumb throttle helps to get you moving (especially when you forget and leave the derailleur in 7th speed). The motor has a very slight noise but nothing annoying it was less than what I expected.
Front suspension = Nice range of setting no issues
Thumb throttle = At first, I didn’t know if I would like the left-hand throttle after riding motorcycles, quads and snowmobiles for many years, but after the first few rides it seem fine and easy to use and being on the same side at the display it works out well.
Derailleur = Works as expected, no adjustments needed.
Head Light = looks to be bright but have not ridden in the dark yet, would have been nice to have a taillight.
Kickstand – Seems solid and firm when riding.
Fenders – I did not order fenders didn’t really like the looks; I may need to see about finding something that is not a wrap around.
Looks fit/finish – I really like the look, paint and decals are not in your face they blend in well. The aluminum welds look top notch, cable management is very well done. One thing I really like is the way the battery fits into the down tube out of the way, easy to remove or charge in place.
Packaging – Bike was very well packaged arrived with a few holes in the cardboard box but nothing that got through the protective foam.