Despite the e-bike sector with assisted pedaling has literally exploded in recent months, the major criticism of these vehicles is definitely the price, which not everyone is willing to pay or want to take a chance. But now, it seems like the new models of low-cost electric bikes are finally making their appearance on the market.
Swagtron has presented its lineup of affordable electric bikes with three new models. All the three models – namely the Swagtron EB9, EB10, and EB11 – priced at $1,111 but discounted at $999 for the launch. They all have similar features and prices, with some slight differences.
The EB9 is built primarily for city use and can reach the maximum speed of 26.5 km/h (16.5 mph) with a 250-watt rear hub motor. It has a lockable and removable rear-rack mounted, 36-volt battery, which allows it to travel up to 45 km (28 miles). The bike gives the driver the possibility to pedal normally thanks to a Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, which allows for easier hill climbing. There are no suspensions, and the weight is reduced to 18.9 kg (41.66 lb), really not bad.
On the other hand, The EB10 and EB11 instead are electric bikes designed for more exciting routes, with 26″ wheels. Both bicycles use the same 250 W rear engine but have a slightly lower top speed of 24.5 km/h (15.3 mph). They offer a range of 42 km (26 mph) with a 36V battery pack mounted on a similar rack.
The EB10 and EB11 have somewhat larger and heavier tires, which makes them reach the weight of 23 kg (50.7 lbs), and features a slightly different design from each other. Just like Swagtron EB9, each comes with a 7-speed Shimano gearbox.
As mentioned above, all three models with the price tags of $999, are much cheaper than many similar models. They can be purchased at the company’s website, Amazon, or select retailers.