TurboAnt Ranger R1

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Release Year
Charge Time
7 Hours
Maximum Range
35, 60 Miles
Top Speed
28 Mph
500 W
55 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 13Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
51.8 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

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.

Bottom line

TurboAnt’s Ranger R1 is a hybrid-style commuter e-bike with a 500W motor and 48V 13Ah battery. The lightweight aluminum frame is coupled with a steel fork, for comfort. It uses basic LED indicators to show your current assist level and remaining battery. It has no LCD display, speedometer or trip distance readout. Without suspension, the Ranger’s weight is reduced and its urban focus becomes clear. It’s a city-based commuter that weighs in at a moderate 51.8lb. Drawcards include the moderate price and ample range (34 miles on throttle only, 55-60 with pedaling).

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Electric Ride Lab

Ranger R1 Electric City Bike Review | Not for Everyone

It meets the needs of commuters since it’s not so heavy and can reach top speeds of 28mph. It can also be used for recreational and exercise purposes.

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They Sent Me an E-Bike!! | TurboAnt Commuting E-Bike

At 34.2 miles, just on the throttle, the red light came on…… I gotta say, it’s pretty fun… 500 Watts, for my weight and this bike, seems completely and utterly adequate for anything that I’m going to throw at it.

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Air Photography

Turboant Ranger R1 City E-Bike

On a full battery, you can get up to 60 miles of distance, so it’s perfect for those city commutes if you want to get some exercise, perhaps you don’t want to drive a car to work.

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Bicycle With a Motorcycle Throttle? Turboant City Ebike Has It!

This thing’s decently light at 51lb… If you’ve got the pedal-assist with it in seventh gear, it will hit about 30mph downhill.

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The Den of Tools

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.

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User Ratings

82/100 based on 10 ratings
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