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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Retrospec Jax Rev. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
9 reasons to buy
- Testers say the 750W Jax Rev is powerful.
- The Jax Rev has an independent throttle.
- Riders and reviewers report a comfortable ride, aboard the Jax Rev.
- At 37mi (500W) to 46mi (750W), the Jax Rev has a decent range.
- The Jax Rev comes with a rear rack, bell & front and rear fenders.
- Testers find the Jax Rev’s understated style "attractive”.
- The Jax Rev has a removable battery, for off-bike charging or security.
- A key is needed to turn the battery on and operate the Jax Rev.
- Battery-operated lights are provided.
8 reasons not to buy
- With a delay in assist, the Jax Rev keeps moving after you’ve stopped pedaling.
- The Jax Rev has an oversensitive throttle that lurches forward when activated.
- Testers say the Jax Rev is too heavy to carry or to ride unpowered.
- One tester’s pedal broke off.
- Without gears, the Jax Rev feels undergeared.
- Reviewers say the Jax Rev’s motor is noisy.
- The Jax Rev usually requires additional tuning and assembly, from new.
- For a tester, their disc brakes remained squeaky after professional mechanical adjustment and 3 months of use.
Expert Reviews52/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
Review: Retrospec Jax Rev
Comfy ride. Heaps of power. Solid brakes and suspension. Comes with accessories. Good range. The bike lost power. The pedal broke off. At level 2 assistance, pedaling with the Jax Rev still felt like pedaling through air, which was disconcerting.