SOHAMO H3

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
7.5, 10 Hours
Maximum Range
40, 60 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
Watts
750 W
Torque
80 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 15Ah, 48V 20Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
Weight
77, 79 lb
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the SOHAMO H3. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

9 reasons to buy

  • The H3 provides a “smooth” ride over bumpy roads and light trails.
  • A reviewer enjoys the “surprisingly soft” saddle. Others say it absorbs bumps well.
  • Experts and owners relish the bike’s climbing speed.
  • Testers commend the H3’s “balanced” weight distribution, “stable” handling, and maneuverability.
  • The H3 has fenders, a rack, a “very bright” headlight, a taillight with brake activation, and a horn.
  • The saddle tips forward to remove the battery, which has a large carry handle.
  • Experts say the frame-integrated “handle” makes lifting and carrying the bike easier.
  • A 6’3” tester is “very, very comfortable” on the H3. A 275lb, 6’4” owner rides it with no issues.
  • Reviewers and buyers appreciate the “quiet” motor.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Reviewers lament how much final assembly is needed.
  • SOHAMO states the top speed as 28mph. Testers get 23 to 25mph.
  • Ghost pedaling is a big complaint among reviewers.
  • Test bikes arrived with damage including a “crooked” brake caliper and a broken fender.
  • SOHAMO confusingly states rider fitment as both 5’3” to 6’3” and 5’1” to 6’5”. A 5’ owner confirms the H3 is too big for them but fits a 5’3” rider.

Bottom line

SOHAMO’s H3 is a budget-priced folding e-bike with a “quiet” 750W motor, “basic” 80mm suspension fork, and 3” tires. Buyers can choose a 720Wh or 960Wh battery with 40 or 60 miles of range, respectively. Experts praise the low price, “practical” accessories, agile handling, and relatively smooth ride. The hill-climbing ability, “comfortable” seat, and “bright” headlight also impress. Testers are less enamored of the ghost pedaling and involved assembly process. What shortcomings the H3 does have are considered minor, given the low price. Both experts and owners call the H3’s performance and urban utility “amazing” in a bike this affordable.

Expert Reviews

79/100 based on 4 rated expert reviews
83
Vegas Dtech

Best Bargain Folding E-Bike SOHAMO H3 (Look Here First) Before You Buy!

I rank this thing [between a 4 and] a 4.5 out of five. It could have been much higher if I didn’t have to do so much assembly, but other than that. this bike is a great value.

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83
Monkey Wrench Mike

Best Review: SOHAMO H3 E-Bike!!

…  if you’re smaller, if you’re a kid, or you just want something to kind of toot around in, if you’re going to the RV park and you want to throw this in your motor home, this is a great thing…

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Chris Crossed

SOHAMO H3 Offers Big Battery for Low Price

The brakes are very average and are just mechanical. The front fork has no lockout and doesn’t have much travel. But it’s a good value for what you get, namely that large battery which likely has off brand cells to achieve the low price.

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eBikeDaily

SOHAMO H3 Review: A Budget-Friendly High-Step E-Bike

The SOHAMO H3 is a solid option for budget-conscious e-bike riders looking for a compact, portable, and affordable e-bike.

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Gadget Inspector

The SOHAMO H3 Folding Electric Bike Checks a Lot of Boxes

The Sohamo H3 provides a lot of value…

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Fire and Ice Outdoor Gear

SOHAMO H3 Folding Electric Bike Review 🚲

… it’s an inexpensive bike I like that is affordable. It’s not a terrible bike at all.

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Mountain Weekly News

SOHAMO H3 Electric Bicycle Review

The SOHAMO H3 is a great all-around e-bike. It’s incredibly affordable, reliable, and easy to use.
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User Ratings

92/100 based on 46 ratings
  • 5 star
    80%
  • 4 star
    13%
  • 3 star
    2%
  • 2 star
    0%
  • 1 star
    4%

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