GEN3 The OutCross

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
35 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
500 W
Torque
80 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 10.4Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
87.3 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the GEN3 The OutCross. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • On straight stretches, the OutCross accelerates quickly.
  • An independent throttle propels the OutCross from a dead stop, without pedaling.
  • On a full battery, the OutCross can deliver up to 35 miles of range.
  • The OutCross rides capably on ice, snow, dirt, roads and some singletrack.
  • This is an attractive bike, with a concealed battery and metallic red frame.
  • The OutCross’s Shimano Tourney groupset shifts crisply.
  • Owners reported a smooth ride quality.
  • Experts and owners say The OutCross is easy to assemble in 30 minutes to an hour.
  • The OutCross’s battery can be removed for security or to charge it off the bike.
  • An expert says The OutCross’s mechanical brakes are “reliable and effective”.
  • GEN3’s customer service is lauded by buyers.
  • The OutCross’s weld quality impresses owners.
  • One expert says the OutCross’s left-handed thumb-operated throttle lets riders maintain a strong grip.
  • The OutCross comes fitted with a sturdy kickstand.
  • The stock saddle on this bike is plenty comfortable, for many riders.

13 reasons not to buy

  • The OutCross is very tall, only fitting riders from 5’10” to 6’6”.
  • With a bowed top-tube, The OutCross’s standover is very tall.
  • The small, battery-operated rear light is disappointing for some owners.
  • Significant chainslap chips paintwork on the OutCross’s unprotected chainstay.
  • There is a slight lag in assist kicking in. One expert described it as “noticeable”.
  • The OutCross comes with a kickstand, which is short and obstructive off-road.
  • At 65.3lb, testers and owners found The OutCross heavy.
  • The OutCross is limited to 20mph, with no easy way to unlock higher speeds.
  • Some experts are disappointed by a lack of fenders.
  • The OutCross’s display can be difficult to read in sunglasses.
  • On steep trails, The OutCross’s fork can bottom out.
  • A tester found the bike’s left-hand throttle placement to be awkward.
  • On real backwoods trails, the OutCross’s mechanical brakes are underpowered.

Bottom line

The OutCross is a fat-tire, 500W e-bike with front suspension. It’s a Class 2 rig that tops out at 20mph, keeping it road-legal. It sports a big frame in one size and will only fit tall riders. The OutCross’s bowed top-tube can be threatening on raucous trails. Due to its geometry, the choice of mechanical brakes and moderate power output, The OutCross is seen as a good choice for rail-trails and plush city use.

Expert Reviews

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Good-Lookin’ Fatty! Gen3 Outcross Fat Tire Electric Bike

It’s super fun to ride on trails and even in the bike lane, and it looks darn good too.

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At Home in the Future

GEN3 Outcross Fat Tire Electric Bike

I don’t think I can recommend this thing enough… It looks killer, the battery life is just nuts, the acceleration is absolutely awesome.

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Marcel Irnie

Gen3 – Outcross Fat Tire E-bike Non-paid Review

Buy it for the streets, buy it for the rail-trails. Do not buy it for the real trails.

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We Tried It

GEN3 OutCross Review – Beautiful Ebike, but How Does It Perform?

About a 30 or 40-mile range. That’s a good range… I do wish this e-bike had a couple of other features like an integrated backlight, a fender and a rear rack but otherwise, it’s a pretty cool bike.

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CleanTechnica

The GEN3 OutCross E-Bike Is an Absolute Off-Road Beast & Does Not Disappoint

I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I like faster speeds and enjoy catching some air when I can, and between the fat tires and front suspension and electric motor, The OutCross hit all the right notes for me…

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 11 ratings
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