Vanpowers Seine

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Release Year
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
35 Miles
Top Speed
26 mph
500 W
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 11.6Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
59.52 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

12 reasons to buy

  • Experts agree the Vanpowers Seine offers good value.
  • The bike’s quiet and powerful Bafang 500W mid-drive motor impresses testers.
  • Reviewers say the “responsive” torque sensor provides instant acceleration.
  • The 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain shifts smoothly in testing.
  • The Seine climbs hills well thanks to its powerful, responsive motor and 10-speed gearing.
  • Testers appreciate the stopping power of the Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors.
  • Experts enjoy the smooth ride quality, thanks in part to the hydraulic suspension fork with 50mm of travel.
  • The Seine has a “sleek” and “robust” step-through frame, available in three colors.
  • Experts compliment the “high-quality” metal fenders, front basket, and rear rack.
  • Reviewers praise the comfortable and adjustable cockpit, including cruiser-style handlebars and an adjustable stem.
  • Experts and users report a straightforward assembly process.
  • The Seine demonstrates good maneuverability and stability in tests.

6 reasons not to buy

  • The battery level indicator is just a green or red light.
  • Multiple experts say the “uncomfortable” saddle is too thin and stiff.
  • Users find the LCD display small and challenging to read.
  • The bike has a limited height range of 5’5” to 6’3”.
  • The Seine’s 35-mile max range is much lower than average for this price point.
  • An expert complains of the narrow basket-mounted front light that doesn’t turn with the handlebars.

Bottom line

Vanpowers’ Seine is a cruiser-style mid-drive electric bike. The commuter-equipped design caters to everyday riding with features like lights, fenders, racks, and a front basket. Users and experts praise the hydraulic disc brakes, responsive and powerful motor, and quality Shimano drivetrain. Its step-through frame, adjustable stem, swept-back handlebars, and suspension fork produce a “smooth,” “comfortable” ride. Reviewers point out some minor issues with the build kit, but the major drawback is the below-average riding range. Nonetheless, experts feel the Seine offers good value at a competitive price for a mid-drive electric bike.

Expert Reviews

92/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
Electric Revolution

Vanpowers Seine Mid-Drive Electric Bike

With all of the high-quality parts, you’d expect a high price, but that’s not the case.  This is one of the best commuters out there. 

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E-MTB Review

Vanpowers Seine Commuter E-Bike – Smooth, Quiet, and Fun Adventure E-Bike

The looks, the subtleness of the riding quality… my wife and I have been cruising all the beach trails… and we’ve had a lot of fun with this bike.

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Brian Unboxed

Vanpowers Seine Electric Bike – Full Review

Overall, I feel this is a solid bike. It has a retro look and has sharp colors. This can easily be used for commutes or just pleasure, and you have the versatility of using the front basket and rear rack for your belongings.

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Electric Vehicles Space

This E-Bike Changed Everything! Vanpowers Seine Official Review

This e-bike is powerful but elegant, refined, modern, and comfortable… the quality and the build justify its price level…

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Mike Rochester

Vanpowers Seine E-Bike Review! Ready for an Epic Ride?

I like it. It’s smooth, it’s responsive, it feels quality.  

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Tim's Electric

Riding in Style: Vanpowers Seine Electric Bike Review and Test Ride

… the Vanpowers Seine is a beautiful and practical machine, perfect for commuting or leisurely rides around town. It’s responsive, comfortable, and easy to use.   

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User Ratings

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