Over the last few years, numerous types and kinds of e-bikes emerged that may differ in several features such as sleek designs, incomparable speed, frame and weight, suspension, gearing and a lot more specifications we personally prefer.
It is often asked which electric bikes nowadays receive high ratings on stores and positive feedback from customers and current users.
What electric bike works for you depends strictly on your specific needs and wants, but what we always say is this - our most popular and most loved product by far is the ReviBikes Cheetah Electric Cafe Racer Fat Tire Bike.
This article mainly focuses on the Revi Cheetah ebike – what makes it better than others?
Specifications such as power, speed, battery and its range, frame and weight, suspension and gearing, brakes and its price will be tackled in a bit.
Gearing — Shimano, 7 speed
The Shimano Tourney derailleur and a 7-speed cassette are standard on the Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike. On the right side of the handlebars is a Shimano SIS Index thumb shifter.
Power – 750 nominal watts, 1,250 peak watts
The Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike is powered by a powerful Bafang geared hub motor with an output of 750 nominal watts and 1,250 peak watts, making it a capable cruiser. This motor produces 80 Newton meters of torque, allowing the Cheetah to reach top speed quickly and climb moderate hills with ease.
Speed — 28 mph
The Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike has a top speed of 28 mph that can be achieved using the throttle or pedal assist, classifying it as a class 3 electric bike. In the settings menu, you can adjust the top speed to make the Cheetah a class 2 electric bike. Top speed feels fast, but the wide tires, wide handlebars, and overall frame geometry keep the rider in complete control.
Frame and weight — 6061 Aluminum alloy, 76 pounds
The Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike is available in a single frame size and weighs nearly 76 pounds. The sturdy frame is made of aluminum alloy, and the top tube slopes downward to allow the rider to place their feet flat on the ground more easily when coming to a stop.
Brakes — Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc
The front and rear Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes on the Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike have 180 mm rotors. These brakes have a lot of stopping power and can easily handle mud and water. The brake levers are adjustable and have motor inhibitors that cut power to the motor immediately when the brake levers are depressed.
Battery and Range — 48 volt 17.5 ah, 40 miles
The Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike is powered by a 48-volt system and has a massive 17.5-ah battery with an estimated range of 40 miles with pedal assist. The battery is mounted on the top tube, which raises the center of gravity slightly, but the Cheetah remains well-balanced. The battery is also protected from dirt and debris because it is housed inside a protective gas-tank style case.
Suspension — Rigid forks
The Civi Bikes Cheetah fat tire electric bike has steel forks that are rigid and absorb some of the road vibration. Because they have a large air volume, the fat tires also act as a sort of suspension, absorbing some of the road's bumps and jolts. The Cheetah lacks rear suspension, but an aftermarket suspension can be easily added for riders who want more shock absorption.
Price — Starting at $2,449
Customer reviews about specific features of the ReviBikes Cheetah Electric Cafe Racer:
- The twist throttle is set to zero and overrides all five pedal assist levels; given the product's heavy build and less efficient knobby tires, it's nice to have some assistance getting started.
- The 750 watt geared motor and 48 volt battery system really kicks, the bike was able to move Sam with ease, and he weighs 200+ lbs, it's cool that the frame is rated up to 33lbs, while most other ebikes are only rated for 200lbs or 250lbs, but keep an eye on the spokes if you're a heavier rider, so they don't loosen up.
- Everything from the gas tank-inspired battery casing to the large steel headlight and elongated fork resemble a motorcycle, and the big tires feel proportional; consider swapping to slick fat tires to make the bike smoother and more efficient (the size is 26′′ x 4′′).
- It's fantastic that they upgraded to hydraulic disc brakes rather than mechanical because they are more consistent and won't stretch out over time, and you need the extra stopping power with such a heavy and powerful e-bike.
- Even though this frame is only available in high-step, the minimum saddle height is fairly low and approachable because the seat tube is angled way back. I also like longer handlebars that sweep back to meet you, so you can sit upright and comfortable.
- Padded grips, an oversized saddle with springs, high-volume fat tires, and the longer handlebar all help to reduce vibration and make this a comfortable ride... even without suspension, consider a 30.4mm seat post suspension for even more comfort.
- The kickstand is mounted near the center of the bike, which is probably a good thing given the length and weight of the frame, but far enough back that the pedal won't lock if you back it up or pedal backwards (to work on the drivetrain)
- These pedals are oversized, extra stiff, provide excellent traction, and are visually appealing.
- In comparison to many others that are black and white grayscale, the display panel is large, bright, and easy to read and interpret in color. I also like that it has a day/night mode if you hold the + button for a few seconds.
- In low-beam mode, the headlight has this cool blue circle that is really eye-catching; it's also cool that the light is wired-in to run off of the main battery, that it can be aimed a little, and that it has low and high beam modes.
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Urban E-Bikes Team