Velowave Ghost

89/100
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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
4 Hours
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
25 Mph
Watts
500 W
Torque
50 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 13Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
57.0, 57.3 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

15 reasons to buy

  • Ghost riders were delighted with the bike’s rapid acceleration.
  • For this low price, the Ghost is seen as a good value.
  • Riders report that the Ghost exhibits good battery life on long rides.
  • The Ghost is svelte, thanks to internal cabling and a concealed battery.
  • Riders praise the action and adjustment of the Ghost’s unbranded suspension fork.
  • Many owners find the Ghost to be a comfortable bike with a comfortable saddle.
  • A large range of options and controls are accessible from the Ghost’s display unit.
  • The Ghost’s gripshifter moves smoothly through a Shimano 1x7 drivetrain.
  • The Ghost fits riders from 5’4” to 6’2” in height and up to 280lb in weight.
  • Owners find assembly of the Ghost to be simple and quick, with provided tools.
  • Buyers report that the Ghost’s build is solid.
  • The Ghost’s battery can be removed for security or to charge it away from the bike.
  • Riders are pleased to be able to use the Ghost’s throttle from a dead stop.
  • The Ghost’s dark green or silver color options are understated and tasteful.
  • At low assist levels, the Ghost can cover a maximum of 40 miles on a single charge.

11 reasons not to buy

  • With a 52-tooth chainring and 7-speed cassette, the Ghost's gearing is high.
  • The Ghost is haunted by a 1-2 second delay as pedal assist engages or disengages.
  • No lights are included with the Velowave Ghost.
  • Some owners found the Ghost’s handlebars to be too low. They swapped them out.
  • Some Ghost riders feel the bike’s throttle trigger is oversensitive.
  • The Ghost’s manual is insufficient and has no guide for the bike’s display.
  • To some riders, the Ghost’s mechanical brakes are underpowered.
  • In several cases, the Ghost’s brakes required professional adjustment, from new.
  • Riders reported a short battery life under true mountain biking conditions.
  • In a couple of instances, the Ghost’s wheels were significantly out of true.
  • A couple of Ghost buyers were missing some small parts from their new bike.

Bottom line

The Velowave Ghost is a Class 2 and Class 3, 500W mountain e-bike. It’s fitted with an unbranded suspension fork with adjustable preload and the capacity to be locked out for road riding. Riders report that the Ghost is fine on moderate trails and dirt roads, but isn’t built for aggressive downhill riding. Despite this, the stock handlebars do put riders in a low position that isn’t suited to casual riding. Some owners replaced them with taller riser bars. The Ghost is a low-cost option with decent battery life and a throttle that can be used from a dead stop. Some riders were underwhelmed by the choice of mechanical brakes and the limited range offered by high gearing and a 7-speed cassette. The Velowave Ghost does not seem to be plagued by some of the issues present with other options available from large retailers. Customer service is attentive.

Expert Reviews

0/100 based on 0 rated expert reviews

User Ratings

89/100 based on 102 ratings
  • 5 star
    75%
  • 4 star
    12%
  • 3 star
    5%
  • 2 star
    1%
  • 1 star
    7%

Bike Comparison

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