Addmotor E-53 CityPro

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Release Year
Charge Time
10 Hours
Maximum Range
125 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
500 W
55 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 20Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
64.0, 73.9, 81.0 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Addmotor E-53 CityPro. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

23 reasons to buy

  • The E-53 CityPro is blessed with a capacious 48V 20Ah battery.
  • From this battery, Addmotor claims a maximum range of up to 125 miles‽
  • Owners say the E-53 accelerates smoothly. One says, “very smoothly, like a Lexus”.
  • With 7 gears and 7 levels of assist, the E-53 is a capable climber.
  • One tester reports no lag in the engagement of pedal-assist.
  • A 7-speed Shimano Altus drivetrain provides a good gear range.
  • With 7 levels, riders are supplied with pedal-assist for most occasions.
  • Addmotor’s 500W motor can reach a peak wattage of 907W.
  • Testers are impressed with the 55Nm of torque put out by the E-53 CityPro.
  • Hydraulic brakes, with big 180mm discs, ensure admirable stopping power.
  • Power cut-off slows the bike faster, as brakes are applied.
  • A 100mm suspension fork irons out imperfections on roads and paths.
  • Riders can fine-tune the E-53’s geometry, using the bike’s adjustable stem.
  • The E-53 comes fitted with a rear rack that can carry 55 lb of cargo.
  • Strong mount-points sit basket-ready on the E-53’s headtube.
  • Front and rear lighting comes integrated, on the E-53 CityPro.
  • These lights feature turn signals and a hazard-light option.
  • Aluminum front and rear fenders are included, on the E-53 CityPro.
  • The E-53 CityPro comes in four color choices.
  • Owners have expressed their gratitude for Addmotor’s customer service.
  • The E-53 CityPro comes fitted with an electric horn.
  • Users can charge devices through the E-53’s USB charging port.
  • A comprehensive display shows current speed, average speed, max. speed, tripmeter, odometer, PAS level, battery level amongst other details & functions.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The E-53 CityPro is only available in one 17” frame size.
  • Strangely, the E-53 is limited to a total payload of 250 lb.
  • This bike’s big battery begs a brutal 10-hour charging time.
  • 26” wheels are obsolete and undersized on a modern non-fat-tire bike.
  • An owner received their new bike with a bent derailleur and derailleur guard.

Bottom line

The E-53 CityPro is a Class 2 commuter e-bike. With a substantial 48V 20Ah battery, Addmotor claim that riders can get a 70-mile range out of this rig, traveling at the bike’s maximum speed of 20mph, even when using the bike’s highest pedal-assist level (PAS 7). Hydraulic brakes are an impressive inclusion, contributing to the E-53’s confident braking ability. It has front suspension, which adds weight but increases comfort. The bike can carry a total of 250 lb, including rider and cargo. It comes with integrated lights, fenders and a rear rack. The Addmotor E-43 CityPro is the mid-step frame version of this bike, for riders who are shorter, less-flexible or like to wear a dress.

Expert Reviews

86/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
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Electrified Reviews

Addmotor E-53 Review: Powerful, 125-Mile Range Commuter Electric Bike

This is the perfect value-buy electric bike for anyone looking for a long-range commuter. This engine is remarkably torquey and responsive. There’s absolutely zero motor latency when you twist that throttle.

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Addmotor E-53 CityPro // Riding the Cadillac of Commuter E-bikes

If I was going to keep a bike in my garage full-time, for all different types of users; people who are new to bikes, people who are experienced, people who want to do a little off-road, people who want to cruise the boardwalk – this would be the bike I think we’d keep because it’s just so pretty and it’s so comfortable.

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