JackRabbit

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
2 Hours
Maximum Range
10 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
300 W
Volts and Amp Hours
36 V 4.2 Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
24.0 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

17 reasons to buy

  • Owners and reviewers all say that riding the JackRabbit is big fun.
  • Riders can hit 20 mph via the JackRabbit’s thumb-operated throttle.
  • In 3 steps, it folds down to 45” x 7” x 30”, to fit in a standard car trunk.
  • It’s superlight and easy to lift, at only 24 lb.
  • JackRabbit says the bike fits riders 4’10” to 6’2”.
  • It takes only 2 hours to fully charge the JackRabbit’s battery.
  • The JackRabbit can turn 180° within a 33” radius!
  • A 2.5” knobby rear tire will handle off-road surfaces in a grippy fashion.
  • A 1.95” mixed-tread front tire corners well on roads.
  • A rear mechanical disc brake, with 180mm rotor, capably handles braking duties.
  • The JackRabbit maxes out on cuteness. A reviewer deems it “so adorable”.
  • Being drivetrain-free, the JackRabbit is delightfully low-maintenance.
  • The JackRabbit is available in yellow, blue, black or white.
  • JackRabbit buyers receive a 1-year limited warranty.
  • The JackRabbit can carry up to 240 pounds of person and cargo.
  • Your JackRabbit arrives fully assembled.
  • The JackRabbit’s battery can be locked or removed, for charging.

9 reasons not to buy

  • The JackRabbit is limited to approximately 10 miles of range.
  • Reviewers note that riders over 5’10” may feel cramped on the JackRabbit.
  • Without pedal input, speed can be limited on hills and against headwinds.
  • There is no front brake on the JackRabbit.
  • On steeper hills, riders need to push the JackRabbit along with their feet.
  • Some testers feel that the 3-LED battery indicator isn’t very accurate or detailed.
  • The JackRabbit’s eccentric handling and steering may feel unstable.
  • Without pedals or a drivetrain, it’s a long walk home on a flat battery.
  • The JackRabbit falls into a legal gray area. It may need to be registered as a scooter in your state.

Bottom line

The JackRabbit is ‘different’ and, by all reports, immensely fun. Strictly, it isn’t a bike, as it has no pedals or drivetrain. Instead, it’s intended as a quick and easy option for short rides or those last few miles of a commute. Many reviewers describe it as the perfect campus ride. The JackRabbit also suits riders whose multimodal commute includes public transport. Because the bike has no pedals and operates on pure throttle, its small battery is quickly depleted after around 10 miles of riding. It’s very nimble and easily reaches 20 mph but does slow down on hills, as you can’t boost the ride by pedaling. This also puts it in a nebulous legal bracket, as it should technically be categorized as a registrable scooter. However, this has not proved to be a problem for most riders. It's semi-foldable and fits in a regular car trunk. The JackRabbit is an innovative choice that best satisfies the requirements of a niche sector of e-bike enthusiasts.

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews

Review: JackRabbit Bike

Extreme cuteness is a hugely underrated aspect of riding a micro vehicle. If you’re a college student who needs to get around campus, a city commuter who frequently brings a bike on buses or light rail, or me, who just needs to pop over quickly to the store, the JackRabbit is pretty much perfect. I don’t think I could recommend the JackRabbit if you were a bigger person or if you needed to travel more than a mile or two to your destination.

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Tom's Guide

JackRabbit E-Bike Review

Smiles are inevitable. The JackRabbit is undoubtedly fun to ride. But it also takes a fair bit of attention to ensure you don’t lose control. It does come with some limitations that only make it the right choice for certain types of riders. It does get bogged down on hills.

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JackRabbit Review: If a Scooter and an E-Bike Had a Baby

This pint-sized bike skips the chain and pedals, but gives you the comfort and familiarity of a bicycle in a package so small we rode it down an elevator. This is something you’ll want to ride for short to moderate distances or for that famous last mile. If you run out of battery, as we did, it can still be a hassle to lug it around.

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JackRabbit Review: This Odd-Looking 20 MPH ‘Micro Electric Bike’ Is Just Funny Enough to Work Great

The beauty here is that you still get good performance at a seriously reduced size and weight. I own a lot of e-bikes. But over the last few weeks, whenever I ran out for quick trips around the city I kept finding myself choosing the JackRabbit because it’s just such a hoot to ride. It’s meant for someone with a two-to-three-mile commute.

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Now Lets Review

JackRabbit Review – A Ridiculously Small E-Bike!

It’s really fun to ride and goof off with but its practicality is really limited. It has a top speed of 20 mph which is actually really impressive considering the size of this bike. It is really, really slow up this hill, but it made it up. I’m sitting pretty upright. It’s not cramped.

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