Frame: 7020 aluminum alloy step-through
Fork: TGS suspension
Tires: Kenda puncture-resistant,
Motor: 350W brushless geared hub
Battery: Samsung Li-ion 48V, 12 Ah
Controls: Thumb throttle and four-level pedal assist
Charge time: 3. 5 hours
Top speed: 20 mph
Range: 20–40 miles, depending on
riding style, load and terrain
Drive: Shimano 7-speed internal
gear hub with twist shifter
Brakes: Tektro mechanical discs
Weight: 55 lb.
Color choices: Midnight Black
Matte or Vanilla Beige
In addition to using it for errands
around town, we went on a 20-mile ride
to check battery life. On a regular ride
under normal conditions, we started
seeing the battery level drop faster than
we’d like. Of the four levels of power,
we were only able to use levels 1 and 2
to make it that distance. E-Joe claims
that the bike can go up to 50 miles on
a charge. We’re not so sure about that,
especially when a 130-pound test rider
wasn’t going to make it that far on a full
charge. In level 1– 2, it was looking more
like possibly 30 miles, not the expected
50 miles. It’s an entry-level bike, and it
would be great on a 5–10-mile-each-
way work commute, perhaps with a side
trip through a nice park.
Despite our initial presumptions, we
came away really impressed with how
much bike you get with the e-Joe Gadis.
It has quality parts and good handling.
The real-world range from the battery
wasn’t amazing, but it was good enough
for a decently long ride with some juice
to spare. As an entry-level, do-anything
bike, it’s a good bike and a good deal. ■
At ease on the bike paths, it’s a good cruiser for sightseeing.
A low, step-through, aluminum
frame; suspension fork; and relatively
straightforward styling highlight the Gadis.