Batch E-Commuter / The E-Bike

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
6.5 Hours
Maximum Range
80 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
250W
Torque
40 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 11Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
46.5 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Batch E-Commuter / The E-Bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • The E-Bike was praised for featuring a Bosch mid-drive motor at such a low price.
  • A happy owner verified Batch’s claim of an 80 mile maximum range.
  • The 400Wh Bosch Powerpack battery covered ample distance for most commuters.
  • Tektro Hydraulic Disc brakes were dependable and performed powerfully.
  • Big 180mm disc brake rotors reinforced stopping power.
  • The Bosch Active Line motor's pedal assistance was gradual yet substantial.
  • An impressive 40 miles of range was covered, using only turbo mode.
  • Bosch’s Powerpack 400 battery was lockable and removable.
  • A Shimano Altus rear derailleur provided reliable performance for commuters.
  • Full-length plastic fenders protected The E-Bike from spray.
  • With a 55lb rating, the included rear rack was more than handy.
  • Punctures were rare on the Kenda Kwick Twenty 27.5” x 1.75” tires.

8 reasons not to buy

  • The 46.5lb weight was felt on ascents.
  • Experts would have liked to see integrated lights included with The E-Bike.
  • Reportedly, fenders were difficult to adjust away from rubbing tires.
  • Grips irritated the palms of one expert reviewer.
  • Some experts felt that The E-bike’s appearance and finish lacked refinement.
  • The gear indicator broke on a reviewer, during a test ride.
  • The Bosch Purion display provided limited information to riders.
  • The Cionlli saddle was described as being stiff.

Bottom line

Batch’s ‘The E-Bike’ (sometimes known as the ‘E-Commuter’) is a no frills, no-nonsense, cut-price commuter. With a Bosch Active Line mid-drive motor, it’s hard to top at this price point. Expectedly, corners were cut in non-essential areas. The E-Bike comes only in gunmetal gray, with welds that are thick and visible. Lights are not included. But where it matters, Batch’s ‘The E-Bike’ steps up. Hydraulic Shimano brakes with 180mm discs come stock. So does a sturdy rack. The 400Wh battery isn’t top-end, but it easily covers daily commuting needs. A well-priced, well thought-out city commuter, with reliable components.

Expert Reviews

87/100 based on 2 expert reviews
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Gear Mashers

Batch Bicycles | E-Commuter Bike

…I was a little skeptical that an E-bike [at this price] would be good, but the Batch E-Commuter does a great job… It’s got plenty of power… Where the bikes falls a little short is the lack of any lighting… Overall I really thought the E-Commuter by Batch Bicycles was a winner…

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Mountain Weekly News

The Batch Electric Bike Is an Affordable Way to Try a Motorized Ride

…a screaming deal… a good bet for anyone who wants to try an e-bike but isn’t ready to drop several thousand dollars… It’s hard to beat the Batch E-Bike as an introduction to the world of motorized bicycling.

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Batch E-Commuter: Finally, a [Budget] Bosch eBike

Price point and distribution are the real winner on this bike. For the money, you’re getting that smooth-as-butter Bosch Pedal Assist with nearly all the fixings.

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Electric Bike Review

Batch Bicycles E-Commuter Review

A down-to-business commuter ebike with a Bosch mid-drive, hydraulic disc brakes, all the necessary features, and a fantastic price point…

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The E-Bike from Batch Bicycles

…the strengths of this bike are its impressive battery and drivetrain. We’d rather have that than pretty welds and no muscle… The ride is impressively good… The pedal-assist works well and is intuitive…

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