Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the TurboAnt Ranger R1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
17 reasons to buy
- The R1 achieves a throttle-only speed of 20mph or 28mph with pedal assist.
- A 48V 13Ah battery can provide owners with multiple commutes on a single charge.
- The Ranger uses name-brand Shimano gearing and Tektro brake components.
- Simple controls make the Ranger intuitive and easy to use.
- The Ranger is light enough for one person to carry upstairs or onto a car rack.
- Testers are pleased with the stopping power of Tektro Aries mechanical brakes.
- The Ranger’s manual is clear and easy to read.
- Using the bike’s highest assist level, the Ranger climbs hills well.
- The R1’s wide 1.95” tires are comfortable and forgiving on all types of urban roads.
- Front and rear fenders are included to keep city slosh at bay.
- The R1 arrives 90% assembled. Owners say the rest takes 20 to 30 minutes.
- 2W front and rear lights come included with the Ranger.
- The Ranger is equipped with a throttle lock to prevent accidental acceleration.
- Owners say the Ranger R1 operates quietly.
- The Ranger’s battery is lockable and removable for off-bike charging and security.
- This e-bike has a maximum payload capacity of 264lb.
- The TurboAnt Ranger fits riders from 5’3” to 6’4” in height.
6 reasons not to buy
- With only 3 levels of pedal assist, there are larger jumps between these steps.
- At 51.8lb the Ranger is heavier than a number of similar commuter e-bikes.
- The Ranger has no display to show trip distance, speed or other details.
- One owner needed to apply grease to wheel bearings to quiet squeaking.
- Female riders sometimes find the Ranger's saddle uncomfortable.
- A buyer received a bent fork and had to return their Ranger.
Expert Reviews90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Is a Budget E-Bike Worth It? (Full Review TurboAnt Ranger R1)
If you want to ride it like a traditional bike, you want to get a workout or something, having those seven speeds makes this a real bike. You could take the battery off of this and use it all day long and not have a problem with it.