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Release Year
Charge Time
3, 7 Hours
Maximum Range
60, 90 Miles
Top Speed
20, 28 Mph
750 W
85 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 15.6Ah, 48V 21Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
65.0 lbs
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

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

17 reasons to buy

  • Experts see the Rhino as a low-cost option for a Class 3 e-bike reaching 28mph.
  • With the 21Ah battery option, the Rhino has a 90mi maximum range.
  • The Rhino is available in four colors, including ‘iridescent purple’.
  • Fat 4” tires take the Rhino off-road on gravel, dirt, sand or grass.
  • Rhino owners are spoilt with 7 levels of assist or throttle-only operation.
  • An inverted moto-style suspension fork helps iron out bumps on the Rhino.
  • The Rhino’s handlebar can be adjusted to fit riders from 5'1" to 6'5" in height.
  • Hydraulic brakes bring the Rhino’s heft to a sufficiently powerful halt.
  • The Rhino’s battery can be removed for off-bike charging or to prevent theft.
  • The Rhino’s color display is large, clear and uncomplicated.
  • Riders of all sizes like that the step-through Rhino is easy to mount and dismount.
  • A passenger can be carried on the Rhino’s long, padded seat.
  • The Rhino’s throttle sensor is quick to kick in at around ⅛th of a pedal.
  • A number of Rhino buyers found the bike easy to set up.
  • A USB charging port is available to attach Rhino riders’ accessories.
  • Many Rhino owners expressed their satisfaction with ZuGo’s customer service.
  • A 1200 lumen headlight comes included with the Rhino’s package.

13 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer received two Zugo Rhino test bikes. Both had controller issues that rendered them inoperable.
  • Some Rhino buyers complained of missing or broken parts that were not replaced.
  • The Rhino’s paint can scratch easily, sometimes even before the bike is assembled.
  • Owners complained of tires popping off the Rhino’s rims, especially when flat.
  • Several owners were unsatisfied with ZuGo’s level of customer service.
  • An expert measured the Rhino’s tires at 4.25” and found them clumsy on turns.
  • The Rhino’s battery charge port is not accessible until the battery is removed.
  • Some riders found the Rhino’s pedaling position uncomfortable on long rides.
  • The Rhino’s pedal clearance is minimal, especially off-road.
  • The Rhino’s foot-pegs rattle at speed, creating a lot of on-road noise.
  • An expert said their Rhino’s kickstand bolts loosen around every 70mi.
  • Some Rhino owners had their rear LED light stop working.
  • For some Rhino owners, fender bolts continually loosen.

Bottom line

The Rhino is ZuGo’s first, last, and only e-bike. It fits in that class of retro, fixed-saddle e-bikes that take their style cues from classic, motorized mini-bikes. The Rhino uses a 750W Bafang rear hub drive motor. During BikeRide's review, our step-over and step-through test bikes both experienced controller issues that rendered these Rhinos non-functional. Owners said it was a fun ride that offered plenty of range across seven levels of pedal assist and a seven-speed drivetrain. It is available with either a 15.6 Ah or 21 Ah battery, offering a corresponding 60 or 90 miles of range. When unlocked, the Rhino reaches 28 mph, making it a Class 3 e-bike. Some quality issues were present with small parts. When it comes to the quality of ZuGo’s customer service, reports are mixed.

Expert Reviews

86/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
BikeRide – Scott C.C

Zugo Rhino Fat Tire E-Bike Review | BikeRide.com

These days, e-bikes come in all shapes and sizes. E-mopeds and ‘motorcycle-style’ fat-tire e-bikes are examples of two e-bike styles that have become commonplace.

Today, we are looking at one of these bikes: the Zugo Rhino fat-tire e-bike. If you saw the Rhino zipping around at 28 mph in the evening, with its bright 1200 lumen headlight, it could easily be mistaken for a fuel-powered moped or motorcycle. And today, you’re not seeing double, we are having twice the fun because we have both the Zugo Rhino and Zugo Rhino low-step to play with.

Zugo Rhino Straight Shot bike angled

Potential Problem

Here at BikeRide.com we like to ride bikes. It’s our role to put them to the test so you know what you are about to buy. But sometimes, during testing, things don’t go quite how we expected. The Zugo Rhino had an unanticipated issue that we need to address, before we continue.

Issue: After powering on the unit, the throttle and pedal assist are unresponsive, resulting in no motor power. The usual troubleshooting steps do not fix the issue.
Mileage Covered: 100 mi
Cause: Faulty controller
Fix: Replacement of controller (covered by warranty)

Controller on bike

One day, after turning the bike on, the display functioned normally but the throttle and PAS gave no motor response. No troubleshooting items resolved the issue and eventually, after working with Zugo, we determined it was the controller. The ‘fix’ was a replacement of the entire controller. The replacement process only required us to remove the seat and snip some zip-ties (while being careful to avoid wires!) We could then disconnect all the connections and connect the new controller. It took us less than an hour in total.

After the fix, we also received a second Zugo Rhino, for ‘double the fun’(?) In our case, this resulted in double the problem. In an unfortunate turn, the second bike suffered the same failure, only this time it occurred after only two miles, following our first test ride.

After these failures, we started looking to see if other users had the same experience, but we could not find many and it seems ours is an isolated incident. We are in the process of completing a long-term test on the new controller and will report back at higher mileages to let you know how it’s going! Fingers crossed, this was a supply chain issue and not evidence of an issue with the controllers in general.

It was a sad way to end a test that, in every other respect, was a total success. The Rhino is a fast and fun e-bike and we would love to give it a glowing review. But with faulty controllers on two units, consumers should be wary. Any purchase will need to be made with the knowledge that you might make a warranty claim.

So far, the company has not reported on the issue or issued a statement.

Zugo Rhino Straight view

With that out of the way, let’s take a closer look, because the Zugo Rhino has a lot to like. With this controller issue resolved, the bike has the potential to fulfill the needs of many riders. The Zugo Rhino is worth a look.

The Rhino has two frame styles. Both models are very similar, with the key difference being the geometry of the distinct motorcycle-style or moped-style frame and handlebars. This e-bike’s top tube has an integrated cup holder that gives the Rhino a motorcycle/’cafe cruiser’ kind of vibe, as you throw your leg over the back wheel and settle into the seat.

Zugo Rhino Highstep Side view

On the other hand, the step-through or low-step version is more reminiscent of a moped. The open frame allows you to mount and dismount easily and the cup holder is relocated slightly. The remaining features are the same between models, including the elongated padded seat, beefy 4” tires and a triple-tree, moto-style, dual crown, inverted suspension fork. All in all, it looks more like a motorcycle than a bike, and provides a similar feel once you hop into the saddle. The only thing really bringing that ‘bike vibe’ is the crankset and seven-speed drivetrain (with Shimano components).

Wugo rhino lowstep Side view

Coming in at 65 lb, it is a lot of bike. With a 750W motor and 750Wh battery, the Zugo Rhino backs up its image with power and speed. Speaking of speed: as shipped, the Zugo Rhino is a Class 2 e-bike with a 20 mph speed limit. However, it also offers the option to unlock it, turning it into a Class 3 e-bike (28 mph pedal assist). So, can you guess what we did as soon as we got it out of the box?

Well, the proof is in the ride, so let’s put the Zugo Rhino through its paces with stress tests covering hill climbs, speed, braking and long-distance range. Stay tuned to get the numbers and find out what the Zugo Rhino is really capable of.


Hub Motor

Powerful Motor

The Zugo Rhino’s 750W Bafang rear hub motor is powerful and well suited to the bike. With a torque output of 85 Nm, it conquers hills without issue. This motor pleasantly offsets the geometry of the bike. With lots of pick-up and go, it ensures you are not putting in too much power with your legs. The throttle and pedal assist offer good torque off the line.


  • Assist Level: Throttle Only
  • 0-20 mph: 6.5 s
  • Assist Level: 5
  • 0-20 mph: 6 s
  • Assist Level: 7
  • 0-20 mph: 5 s
  • 0-28 mph: 10.5 s

With good torque and quick acceleration, getting going and keeping up with traffic is no problem. The motor holds 28 mph on flat ground and mellow inclines, easily. From our tests, we noted it actually sits slightly above 28 mph at max speed and continuously applies power. This is unlike some other e-bikes we have tested, that dip below top speed and then re-engage power to reach top speed. Power was never lacking on this bike, although a drop in performance at low battery levels is noticeable (and expected). The motor choice aligns with the motorcycle image of the bike, producing a powerful and pleasant ride. Longer commutes and hills are well within its wheelhouse and it’s a pleasure to ride, whether keeping up with traffic or riding on an open road.

Comfortable and Confident Ride

The seating position, triple-tree dual-crown inverted suspension fork, beefy frame and oversized tires make for a very confident ride. It is comfortable at speed and capable of handling bumps in the road. On the pavement, it lives up to its image and brings a very motorcycle-like ride, which is confidence inspiring when moving through traffic. The bike is comfortable to sit on, with an upright riding position. It truly bridges the gap between bike and motorcycle in a fun and powerful package. The oversized tires do create a larger turn radius but increase performance on uneven surfaces like dirt, gravel and firm sand. It is comfortable enough off-road and can definitely take some abuse. That being said, bumps can still be jarring with no rear suspension. It is not a trail bike – by any means – but is able to travel through a variety of different terrain.


Bright Headlight

The 1200 lumen front headlight is big and bright enough that it is comfortable to ride with it at night with no other light. Combined with the rear brake light, it offers great visibility, both for the rider and other road users. I noted that other road users provided me with more space on the road than I would typically receive, due to the brightness of the headlight. It made traveling on congested roads more pleasant and dark rides in the winter months easier. I found myself also running the light during the day, to increase driver awareness. Overall, the headlight is a pleasant safety feature that provides confidence while riding.


Controller Failures

As we mentioned in the introduction, we suffered a major issue with the Zugo Rhino in the form of two failed controllers. The issue presented itself in a strange way. The bike was functioning normally, then after powering it on one day it just did not respond to the throttle or pedal assist. This happened at 100 miles on the first bike, and at only two miles on the second, leading us to think there must be an internal issue with the controllers.

We have been in contact with the brand and they helped us to quickly and efficiently fix the first bike. They have not had other reports, and we could not find many other user reviews or reports that had a similar issue with the controller. The company has not issued a statement or report on the problem, yet.

It’s strange that it happened twice in a row, and we are looking into the issue further. We are testing the new controller over a longer period of time, so look out for our update on the status as we rack up the miles. For the time being, users should be aware that there seems to be an issue, and be ready to contact warranty claims to receive a replacement part.

Battery Level Fluctuation

The battery indicator was a point of confusion for me. The indicator is a typical five-bar level indicator. During use, I found that the level would ‘anticipate’, based on the assist level used, and this caused some significant fluctuation in the bar indicator level. This made it challenging to know how much power was really left in the battery. Mid-ride, while using max-assist, the bike would drop from four to threee and even down to two bars of battery. Easing back on pedaling or changing the assist level would then cause a bar or two to re-appear. However, after further use, it would drop again. It fluctuates back and forth until you are left with one bar. At this point, the last bar then flickers to show you are getting close to no battery.

I found this back-and-forth made it hard to determine how much charge was really left. While the battery is high capacity and our range tests showed it has the range it claims, it would take some practice to understand the battery level vs pedal assist and how far you could go. I would prefer if the ‘intuitive’ battery monitor would feature a range in miles that changed to reflect the assist level (twenty miles to zero power etc.), or if it offered the battery level as a percentage.

While the bike went the distance and never left me stranded, I did feel some range anxiety while trying to get to know the bike on long rides.

Long-Distance Pedaling

The bike offers no saddle adjustment. To get an optimal pedal position you are relying on the bike’s geometry and can only adjust slightly based on your position on the elongated seat. While the bike’s motor offers great assistance on longer rides, I did feel uncomfortable over time, as I was working some different leg muscles than I typically would on a more traditional frame. After 25+ miles in the Zugo saddle, this leg position became notable. Despite the fact that Zugo has taken some steps to mitigate this with a powerful motor and large front chainring, this is something that is almost impossible to eliminate on this style of frame.

Angle View of Bike

Points of Note Regarding the Zugo Rhino

Rhino! – A Suitable Name

The Zugo Rhino is a 65 lb motorcycle-style bike with 4” wide tires. It is well suited to the name ‘Rhino’. Due to its weight, it is difficult to carry up more than a few stairs. Those who desire a bike that’s easy to move in and out of buildings or elevators may find it to be a serious challenge. It’s best suited to being stored on ground level in a garage or parkade. Additionally, maneuvering it up hills unpowered is quite a chore. That being said, unpowered, the bike does pedal surprisingly well on level ground and features a large front chainring to compensate for its geometry and weight. However, smaller people may struggle with its size. After all, the bike is 65 lb!

Oversized Tires

Oversized Tires

Tire pressure can greatly affect ride comfort and traction. Over-inflating the tires can lead to a bumpy ride, as well as affecting traction and stability. Under-inflating can result in reduced speed and range, alongside the possibility of damaging the rim on unexpected bumps. The oversized tires also require a bike rack able to fit the 4” tire width.

Front View Bike Angle

What Is the Zugo Rhino?

The Zugo Rhino is a fat-tire e-bike with a motorcycle or moped-style frame. Zugo claims it is a rugged and capable urban or light off-road bike. In our testing, the bike performs well on pavement, dirt, gravel, and sand, as well as forest paths. The motor offers enough speed and torque to take off and keep up with traffic. This makes for very comfortable road riding. The oversized tires can definitely soak up some bumps too. However, with no rear suspension and weighing in at 65 lb, it’s no mountain bike. It will not handle a rough trail and roots or rocks will degrade ride quality quickly. That being said, the Zugo Rhino is robust and capable of handling some abuse, making alternative routes possible. The bike’s electronics are IP67-rated for water submersion and dust resistance, which allows it to be ridden in adverse conditions. Zipping it around town, whether on a commute or pleasure ride, is an absolute blast. It eats the miles at 28 mph. I have even hit 35 mph+ downhill, comfortably!

What Does It Do Best?

The bike cruises at high speed on pavement, gravel or sand with a comfortable ride that is approachable and fun. It could work for a commuter, given space for storage and security, both at home and at their destination point. Recreational riders will find the bike powerful, robust, and capable of riding on any surface they would safely seek. Overall, anyone looking for a motorcycle/moped-style Class 2 or 3 bike would find it enjoyable, so long as they understand the e-bike’s size and its portability limitations.

Who Should Buy This Bike?

With the controller issues, it’s hard to say anyone should buy the Zugo Rhino. But the bike could see good use for work, commuting or recreational riding. The long range and powerful motor could allow all-day riding for deliveries, errands, long commutes or steep hills. It could also be a great beach cruiser or recreational ride for those looking for an alternative e-bike. Additionally, with light recreational use, the battery could easily last for multiple trips on a single charge.

Zugo Rhino Straight View

Reasons to Look Elsewhere?

Aside from a faulty controller, users that enjoy a traditional bike style may not enjoy the style and weight of this e-bike. Those accustomed to small, nimble tires and quick turning may find this bike to be cumbersome. Additionally, consumers who require their bike to be brought indoors (e.g. apartment dwellers), may also want to look elsewhere. Due to the weight of the bike, ground-level storage space is most suitable.

Sizing could be an issue for some too. The seat sits 32” from the ground and is not adjustable. The front bars do adjust from 44” to 49” from the ground. Accordingly, short people may wish to look at the step-through model, which reduces standover height from 30″ (on the step-over Rhino) to 15.5″ (on the step-through Rhino), or swap to road tires, which will shave two to three inches from the total height.

Angle View of bike


It is a fast and fun bike, but it’s worrisome that the controllers seem to be experiencing issues that have not been seen before. Until the controllers are fixed and the problem is known, it’s tough for us to recommend this bike to riders. If you set the faulty controller aside, the bike has a lot going for it. The fix is easy and should be offered for free, but this is ‘buyer beware’ territory. Offering an alternative frame style and powerful Bafang 750W motor, it’s a pleasure to ride.

Despite some confusion with the battery display, the bike performs very well in general. The high-speed pedal assist makes for a comfortable ride and ranges that can easily exceed 30 miles. However, this can cause some rider fatigue, due to the inability to adjust the seat. That being said, it has good components, overall, and offers reliable braking. If the controller was reliable the Zugo Rhino would be worth the asking price and pack the performance it promises. It would be hard to not like the Zugo Rhino if you’re looking for a fat-tire e-bike.

Testing may be over but I have a feeling that, whenever we get a need for speed, the Zugo Rhino will be a prime candidate for getting a fix! We will keep tacking up the miles on the new controller to see if it has a similar issue. Check back for our report in the future, and enjoy the ride!

Right Side View Bike Close


Electric Bike Class – Shipped: Class 2
Electric Bike Class – Unlocked: Class 3
Warranty: 1-Year (Manufacturing)
Model Year: 2022
Battery Weight: 9 lb 3.3 oz
Total Weight: 65 lb
Motor Brand: Bafang
Motor Model: RM G062.750.DC
Motor Type: 48V Rear Hub Drive geared motor
Motor Nominal Output: 750W
Max Torque: 85 Nm
Battery: 48V 15.6Ah (750Wh) or 48V 21Ah (1kWh)
Range Claimed – 15.6Ah (750Wh): 30-50 mi
Range Claimed – 21Ah (1kWh): 50-80 mi
Range Tested – 15.6Ah (750Wh): 30 mi (Elevation Gain: 2432 ft, PAS Levels: 5-7)
Speed – Class 2 – Shipped: 20 mph
Speed – Class 3 – Unlocked: 28 mph
Throttle: Yes – Thumb switch
Pedal Assist Settings: 7 Levels
Controller: 48V
Charger: 2A
Charge Time: 6-8 h
Display: Digital multi-function display with backlight
Frame: 6061 Aluminum alloy
Fork: Inverted front suspension fork
Brake Levers: Aluminum Zugo branded levers
Brake Calipers: Hydraulic, 2-piston
Brake Rotors: 180 mm front, 160 mm rear
Crankset: 170 mm
Derailer: Shimano Altus
Shifter: Shimano Altus
Cassette: 11-28 t
Rims: 20”, double-wall, punched-out
Tires: 20”×4”
Fenders: Metal, front and rear included
Headlight: 1200 lumen
Taillight: Rear brake light
Grips: Lock-on, MTB-style
Handlebar: Straight bar, adjustable height: 44”-49” from ground
Kickstand: Included
Pedals: Wellgo flat
Max Rider Capacity: 260 lb

Zugo High Step Side View

Frame and Geometry

The Zugo Rhino is offered in both ‘high-step’ and step-through frame styles. We had a chance to check out both and the ride and performance are almost identical between the two models. The only differences are the standover height (with the high-step Rhino at 30″ and the step-through Rhino at 15.5″), and the placement of the cup holder. At 65 lb, the frame is robust and relatively heavy. The padded seat and straight handlebars provide a comfortable upright ride position. Scooting back on the seat allows taller riders to straighten their legs and establish a more effective pedal position. The style of the bike does not lend itself to effective pedaling. Believe it or not, it rides like a motorcycle or moped. Who would have thought‽ Zugo have mitigated this, via the long seat and oversized front chainring, but with this type of geometry you won’t want to pedal far without power.



The motor is a Bafang 750W, 48V, gear-driven rear hub motor (RM G062.750.DC). It puts out 85 Nm of torque and is a reliable and powerful motor for the unit. The bike powers uphill, even on steep and repetitive ascents, and hits its top speed easily (0-28 mph in 10.5 s.) The 48V controller and 12-point pedal position sensor allow for good motor response to input, for a unit with no torque sensor. The motor offers responsive acceleration. When reaching its top speed, it maintains between 28 and 29 mph without feeling the need to pedal hard to maintain speed. I found no issues with motor performance and could travel on any route I chose, regardless of hills.

Assist Levels:

The motor features seven assist levels with top speeds of:

Level 1: 6 mph
Level 2: 9 mph
Level 3: 13 mph
Level 4: 16 mph
Level 5: 21 mph
Level 6: 23.5 mph
Level 7: 28 mph

Hill Climb Results:

Hill Climb Info

Short Hill Climb:

  • Time: 41 s
  • Distance: 0.14 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 79 ft
  • Max. Grade: 18%

Hill Climb Info

Long Hill Climb:

  • Time: 1 m 24 s
  • Distance: 0.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Max. Grade: 18%

Cockpit Left

Cockpit and Control

The Rhino’s cockpit features a set of straight bars, offering a straight-backed riding stance that maintains the motorcycle feel. The handlebars allow adjustments in height from 44” to 49” off the ground.

It offers a thumb-switch-style throttle on the left side next to the pad control.

The control pad features four push buttons and a USB port under the unit. The USB charges very slowly but is sufficient enough to maintain a phone battery while using GPS.

The bike is turned on and off by pressing and holding the power button. A single press of the power button is used to turn the headlight on and off.

Single clicking the ‘+’ and ‘’ buttons toggles power levels from 0 to 7.

Single clicking ‘m’ will turn the USB charger on or off. Holding ‘m’ enters the ‘unlock’ mode, where you enter a code to unlock your Zugo from Class 2 to Class 3.

The display shows basic info: five-bar power level, mph, assist level, headlight, USB, distance and speed. The unit cycles between the life/trip odometer and average/maximum speeds of the current trip, automatically, on screen.

The unit is simple and easy to read, though it is limited, with no options available other then the unlock screen.


Zugo offers two battery options: 48V 15.6Ah (750Wh) or 48V 21Ah (1kWh). The test model we received had a 750 Wh battery with a claimed 30 to 60 mile range. The battery weighs 9 lb 3.3 oz.

In our range test, the bike traveled exactly 30 miles. This included a total elevation gain of 2,432 ft while riding at power assist levels in the ‘turbo’ range (5-7). The bike also completed a large hill climb with a maximum grade of 18% at one battery bar, to return to its home point, proving reliable on its claimed range.

Range Test Data

The battery features an on/off switch on the battery unit – keep this in mind if you get no power when turning the bike on – and a charge port protected by a rotating cover. The battery is easily removed for charging or it can be charged on the bike itself. On-bike charging requires the user to reach through the frame and under the seat to plug in. I found this to be an annoyance and would recommend removing the battery for charging.

Charger, Battery Removal, Keys

The battery is nicely concealed inside the frame of the bike, so much so that you may struggle to find the socket, battery power switch and keyhole.

Battery Compartment

The keyhole is tucked beneath the battery panel on the left side of the bike, mid-length down the seat. After locating, unlocking is easy, and the battery removes with a firm tug. It slides back in to lock with a confident click. The battery features an integrated brake light and an on/off switch.

The charger is a standard 2-amp, 120-volt, US plug model. Charge time is six to eight hours with the 750Wh battery option. You can also opt to purchase a 4-amp fast charger.



the Zugo Rhino features a 7-speed, 11-28t cassette with a Shimano Altus derailleur and shifter. The gearing matches the speed and range of the bike and provides reliable shifting. It also features a large front chainring, in an attempt to offset the geometry of the bike and provide a better pedal experience. This results in surprisingly good pedaling on level ground with no power. Despite this, you will not want to pedal long distances or up inclines without power. It’s a 65 lb motorcycle-style bike and is definitely meant to be powered.

When under power from the motor, the bike climbs and performs well, showing no hesitation on hills and allowing you to easily climb steep inclines in the highest two gears.

Front Brakes and Caliper


The bike features Zugo-branded hydraulic disc brakes with dual-piston calipers, aluminum levers (without reach adjustment), a 160 mm rear rotor and 180 mm front rotor. In a brake test on dry pavement, the Zugo Rhino performed well.

Because these are Zugo-branded brakes and pads you would need to purchase replacements from Zugo’s website, which is currently inactive.

Rear Wheel

Brake Test Results:

20 mph: 20.1 ft
Brake test 20 mph

28 mph: 28.9 ft
Brake test 28 mph

Wheels, Tires and Fenders

The Zugo Rhino rides on a set of 20”, double-wall rims with punched-out holes to reduce weight.

Connecting the rim to the ground are knobby 4” wide tires that feature a reflective halo for visibility. The tires also feature puncture protection. This is a nice touch to ensure you are not servicing the wheels frequently.


The Zugo Rhino comes with painted, metal front and rear fenders attached. They do a good job of keeping the elements and road debris from reaching the rider. They appear durable and aesthetically match the finish of the bike.

A street tire is also available for purchase from Zugo’s Website.

Front Wheel and Fender


The bike features reflectors on the front and rear wheel spokes, in addition to reflective halo strips on both tires. It’s also equipped with a 1200-lumen headlight and rear brake-light for visibility. The brakes feature a motor cut-off switch for both levers.

Rear battery


The bike features a single-sided kickstand.


Contact Points


The Rhino has lock-on MTB-style grips that are simple and… grippy. I personally enjoy simple grips in this style and the rubber pattern offers a good grip on both bare hands and gloves.



The seat is long and cushioned, allowing the rider to position themselves for better pedal positioning during rides. The seat sits approximately 32” from the ground and is not adjustable. However, the company notes that swapping to street tires will drop the overall height by a few inches. The seat is long enough to fit a second person, but this does shorten the driver’s seat position, so long legs will feel cramped with two on the bike. Sitting solo on the bike is comfortable, in motion and when stopped. That being said, after riding for upwards of an hour, the ergonomics of the bike begin to take a toll.



The included Wellgo flat pedals are a confident platform that offers a good grip. I personally enjoy these inexpensive pedals and find the large pegs offer good grip with a variety of shoe types without damaging the shoe as much as thin pegs.


Passenger Footpegs

The bike also features passenger footpegs which can be folded out of the way when riding solo. They allow a second rider to feel comfortable on the back.


The Zugo Rhino comes standard with an integrated cup holder and USB charge port on the control panel.

Zugo also offers a range of accessories for the bike. These include a:

  • 21 Ah battery
  • High-speed charger
  • Rear rack
  • Wireless alarm and horn
  • Phone holder

…in addition to:

  • Leather seats
  • Mirrors
  • Grips
  • Brake pads
  • Replacement Brakes

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Aydon Holley

Is This $████ Electric Bike Worth It? (ZuGo Review)

The durability of this bike is really good for what I put it through… I’ve sent this thing off ramps, done wheelies and almost died… I’ve taken this thing off-roading a couple of times; gravel, sand, grass.

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Ebike Adventures

ZuGo Rhino Ebike vs Super73 S2 Throttle and Pedal Race Test

There you have it guys. Super73 wins each time of course. As expected.

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Ebike Adventures

ZuGo Rhino vs Hyper E-Ride Ebike Race

So to tally up, it seems the 26-inch Hyper mountain e-bike won all four of the races.

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Ebike Adventures

Ebike Adventure ZuGo Rhino Offroad Test

Because of its fat, knobby tires, the ZuGo Rhino bike performed well on dirt… It just felt like the bike preferred running on dirt over pavement… Unless you are willing to beat up your bike, I don’t recommend it on very steep mountain biking trails.

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ZuGo E Bike Review

I’ve taken this bike on the beach, over rocks, to work. I’ve taken it to a lot of different places. Overall, it’s a great, affordable e-bike if you’re looking to have some fun.

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Ebike Adventures

ZuGo Rhino Ebike | Pros & Cons + Quick Fix

I love the step-through version, for its functionality.

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Chooch Squad

ZuGo Rhino

Overall, once you unlock the speed, it’s a great bike.

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Chooch Squad

ZuGo Rhino Pt.2

I had a Rize Blade and 28mph is where it was kind of sitting as well. I prefer this bike… With this bike, the motor is pretty loud.

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Steve Perez

ZuGo Rhino Bike Catching Fire in Forest

What the #[email protected]% just happened here?

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