Electric Bike Company Model X

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Release Year
Charge Time
3, 4 Hours
Maximum Range
40, 65, 80, 110, 160 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
500 W
60 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 9Ah, 48V 12Ah, 48V 18Ah, 48V 21Ah, 48V 30Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
53 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

15 reasons to buy

  • The Model X's components, batteries, and extras are all extremely customizable.
  • With beach cruiser geometry, the Model X is a relaxed and comfortable ride.
  • The Model X arrives 99% assembled. Owners need only to turn their bars, adjust their seat height and check their tires.
  • The Model X’s motor achieves a peak wattage of 1000W.
  • EBC cover the Model X with these warranties: battery (5 years), motor (10 years), frame (10 years), & paint (30 days).
  • To deliver reliable braking, the Model X is fitted with dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors and a motor cut-off feature.
  • Owners can expect a short charge time of 3 to 4 hours.
  • Testers are pleased with the Model X’s ability to tackle headwinds and hills.
  • The Model X is fitted with integrated front and rear lights.
  • Comfort and stability are aided by wide, 2.35” Schwalbe Fat Frank tires.
  • Owners say the Model X is light enough for one person to lift into a vehicle.
  • The Model X’s backlit display is clear, easy-to-read and features a USB port.
  • Model X reviewers are impressed with the bike’s neat, internally routed cables.
  • Many Model X owners praised Electric Bike Company’s quality of customer service.
  • Riders can match the Model X to their height, thanks to a highly adjustable stem.

8 reasons not to buy

  • No rack, basket or fenders are included. They are available as extras.
  • The Model X is only available in one size.
  • Some testers say the Model X’s headlight is none-too-bright.
  • The Model X’s headlight is attached to the headtube and therefore, it does not illuminate well on turns.
  • The Model X’s steel fork, bar & chainguard are vulnerable to rust.
  • With its cadence sensor, Model X riders will experience some delay in pedal assist.
  • The Model X’s frame does not feature bottle bosses.
  • Some buyers complained of poor customer service and delays in receiving replacement parts.

Bottom line

The Model X is an electric beach cruiser that can reach 28 mph via pedal assist and 20 mph via the throttle. Like all Electric Bike Company bikes, the Model X is heavily customizable. Buyers can choose from a range of colors, components, and battery options. This includes fork and/or seatpost suspension. These options add significant cost. The base bike is considered powerful, comfortable, affordable and well-built. It does not come with a basket, rack or fenders.

Expert Reviews

84/100 based on 4 rated expert reviews

Electric Bike Company – Model X E-Bike Review

The components, the range… I think it’s safe to say you can give this bike an across-the-board score of 9 out of 10. You can customize it to whatever level you want.

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Electric Bike Review

Electric Bike Company Model X Review

A value-priced entry from EBC, available in 24 custom colors with an adjustable quill stem. The bike can be made to order with other options for color and accessories. There are a few trade-offs here, but overall the bike just works.

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Electric Bike Report

Electric Bike Company Model X Review 2022

The bike rides smooth and the geometry is notably comfortable. These bikes are fairly large and long, making them a bit boat-like in tight situations. It feels like you’re pedaling a Cadillac.

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Electrified Reviews

Electric Bike Company Model X Electric Bike Review: Rides Like a Tesla, Priced Like a Honda

The Electric Bike Company Model X electric bike feels like a good choice for those who are looking for a great cruiser-style electric bike but aren’t looking to spend a fortune. It’s also a capable commuter.

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Electric Bike Company Model X ✨ Dual Motor / Turbo

What can I say overall about the Model X? It’s perfect. The reason why is because it’s so customizable.

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User Ratings

98/100 based on 38 ratings
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