Electric Bike Company Model S

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Charge Time
3, 4, 6, 9 Hours
Maximum Range
60, 100, 140, 190 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
Watts
500 W
Volts and Amp Hours
48 V 12 Ah, 48 V 18 Ah, 48 V 30 Ah, 48 V 36 Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
1, 7
Weight
57 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Electric Bike Company Model S. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • The Model S offers a relaxed and comfortable ride position.
  • Buyers can fully customize the Model S's color, battery, components, and extras.
  • Riders admired the bike’s cruiser aesthetic, and matching trim.
  • The Model S’s step-thru frame is easily accessible.
  • The Model S arrives 99% assembled. Owners are only required to rotate handlebars, adjust seat height and pump their tires.
  • The Model S uses powerful 4-piston Tektro Dorado hydraulic disc brakes. Motor inhibitors are activated when these brakes are applied.
  • The single-speed drivetrain is simple and durable.
  • A highly adjustable stem allows finer tuning of the Model S, to match rider height.
  • Integrated front and rear lights come fitted to the Model S.
  • The Model S can carry a maximum payload of 380lb.
  • Schwalbe Fat Frank tires are durable and puncture resistant.
  • The Model S’s display is backlit & easy-to-read. It features a USB port.
  • EBC covers the Model S with these warranties: battery (5 years), motor (10 years), frame (10 years), & paint (30 days).
  • The bike’s rigid steel fork is compliant and comfortable.
  • Testers compliment the layout and clarity of the Model S’s color display.

10 reasons not to buy

  • The Model S frame is one-size-fits-all.
  • Front racks, baskets and fenders are not included. They are available as extras.
  • The bike’s cadence sensor results in some delay in pedal assist.
  • As it’s fixed to the headtube, the bike’s headlight doesn’t illuminate well on turns.
  • The Model S’s steel fork, bar & chainguard are vulnerable to rust.
  • The Model S has no bottle bosses.
  • As a single-speed, throttle is needed to accelerate from a dead stop.
  • The Model S’s wide handlebars prove awkward when passing between traffic.
  • The bike’s 57lb weight is difficult for many riders to carry.
  • The battery, motor & rider-position contribute to a rear-heavy center of gravity.

Bottom line

The Model S is a powerful electric beach cruiser, hitting 28mph through pedal-assist and 20mph via throttle only. Stock components are solid. Hydraulic disc brakes are a boon. Like all Electric Bike Company bikes, the Model S is heavily customizable (including optional fork & seatpost suspension. A rear rack is integrated into the bike’s frame, housing the Model S’s battery. Adding more cargo will increase the bike’s rear-heavy center of gravity (where the hub-motor, battery and rider are situated). It ain’t cheap, especially after adding accessories, but it seems durable. Generally, owners love the Model S.

Expert Reviews

84/100 based on 4 rated expert reviews
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Electric Bike Report

Electric Bike Company Model S Review 2022

The Model S is easy to get the hang of. The motor’s power made it so I never felt like I needed more than one gear. I enjoyed the simplicity. The battery range of the 48V, 18Ah battery impressed us.

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Electric Bike Company Model “S” E-Bike – Tech, Power and Comfort

The bike is a blast to ride. I set it to the max speed and power setting to find it becomes the rocket ship of E-bikes. I found the stock balance to be nice, a tad heavy in the rear.

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Electric Bike Review

Electric Bike Company Model S Review

One of the most powerful cruiser-style electric bikes on the market today. Without a low gear, it can really take some time to get the bike moving. This is where throttle override really comes in handy.

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Electrified Reviews

Electric Bike Company Model S Electric Bike Review: Dreamy Step Thru Beach Cruiser That’s Built to Last

Overall, this is one of the best electric bikes for the money on the market today and is an electric bike that should last for many, many years to come. The ultimate step-thru beach cruiser. The accessories look dope too.

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User Ratings

98/100 based on 101 ratings
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    92%
  • 4 star
    6%
  • 3 star
    1%
  • 2 star
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