Nakto Camel

85/100
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68.00 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

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

17 reasons to buy

  • The Camel’s low price was described as ‘amazing’.
  • Battery life was described as being adequate for all-day rides.
  • Camels easily reached the 20mph e-bike speed limit, or 28mph with assist.
  • Overall range delighted numerous buyers.
  • The drum / v-brake setup was described as ‘excellent’.
  • The waterproof battery casing proved a boon for winter riders.
  • This hefty rig was frequently deemed to be ‘solid’.
  • Owners said the Camel delivered a smooth, comfortable ride.
  • More than one buyer found it easy to assemble.
  • Men appreciated the black-metal basket.
  • Some riders found this bike easy to pedal.
  • One owner reported true wheels with tightened spokes.
  • Customer service has been called “responsive”, “precise” and “friendly”.
  • Buyers said the included horn was satisfyingly loud.
  • An integrated headlight pleased purchasers.
  • Extras (horn, light, lock, bell, basket, rack & fenders) were appreciated.
  • Packaging was lauded.

12 reasons not to buy

  • The Camel is a heavy beast, and difficult to pedal unpowered.
  • The Camel blew a fuse on a reviewer’s test ride, when climbing a steep hill.
  • One reviewer and a few owners said the Camel could not power up steep hills.
  • More than one new Camel arrived missing vital components.
  • One owner’s battery wouldn’t charge from new.
  • Two owners had charging issues, even after seeking mechanical assistance.
  • Headlights loosened for more than one buyer.
  • Water damaged the motor, in heavy rain.
  • Assembly was challenging for some owners.
  • One owner reported that their battery died after 2 months use.
  • An owner found that Assist ceased functioning with less than 1/3 battery.
  • Customer service was said to be unresponsive at replacing faulty parts.

Bottom line

The Nakto Camel presents a bargain-basement option in the ‘entry-level full-size e-bike’ category. At this price, you get a beast of burden, ready-shod with a basket, rack, fenders and other goodies. It seems to have no trouble reaching the state-sanctioned 20mph e-bike speed limit. A reviewer described the suspension fork as ‘cheap’ but ‘acceptable’, saying that it coped with city streets. You’ll need it to soften the impact of 68lbs of e-bike hitting city potholes. It isn’t terrible but it isn’t high-end. Most buyers received a functioning e-bike - but at this price, for a few - it was a lottery.

Expert Reviews

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Ultimately, the bike worked just fine as a typical, flat land city bike… if you go with the Nakto, do it because you are on a budget… Don’t do it because you expect something of great quality. .. This bike is the definition of mediocrity, but sometimes a mediocre bike is all anyone wants or needs.

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User Ratings

89/100 based on 55 ratings
  • 5 star
    73%
  • 4 star
    16%
  • 3 star
    2%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
    9%

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