Sporting a very familiar and popular frame design, the E-Joe Jade Comfort Cruiser is exactly as its name implies – a good comfortable cruiser. With a 750 watt motor paired with a 48 volt 14 Ah battery the bike will provide good range (up to 45 miles) and plenty of power for tackling those killer hills.
Model : Jade Comfort Cruiser
Price: $1999 [$1699 on sale]
Available in 1 Color:
Ebike Style: Commuter
Ebike Class: Class 1 or 2
Sizing: Not listed
Motor: 750 watt rear hub
Battery: 48 V 14 Ah (672 watt hours)
Weight of Bike: 60 lbs
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Frame Material: Aluminum
Brakes: Hydraulic disc (front and rear)
Tire Size: 26 x 1.125″
Max Speed: 25 mph
Range: Up to 45 miles
Riding Style: Upright
Where to Ride: Pavement, Light Off-Roading
Where to Buy: E-Joebike.net, BikeBerry.com
E-Joe is an electric bike company based out of San Diego, CA and has been in business for over a decade. They have several other ebikes in their lineup including the ONYX, the high step version of the Jade; the Epic Swan which is a folding low-step ebike, the Sunday City, their stealthy road bike; and the Epic Carbon which funnily enough doesn’t have a carbon frame but is their more aggressive looking hi-step folding bike.
The Jade is very similar in design and specs as the popular 700 Series Step-Thru from Ride1UP. The most obvious difference is price. The Jade’s full suggested retail is $1,999 but often lists for $1699 while the 700 ST goes for $1495.
The Jade costs a little more because it is equipped with a 750 watt motor compared to the 500 watts of the 700 ST. There’s also some other upgrades, like an adjustable stem, and just an overall classier look with an attractive paint scheme. The frame on the Jade also appears to be a little more substantial where the seat tube and down tube meet. This may help reduce frame flex, something that the 700 Series ST does suffer from when using max torque.
If you are a shorter rider the 700 ST will be the better choice due to a lower minimum seat height, 31″ compared to the Jade’s 34″, and a shorter wheelbase and reach.
The reach (distance from seat to handlebar) on the Jade is 23″ while the reach of the 700 ST is 18″, but the Jade has an adjustable stem which could shorten the reach some.
The Jade comes with front and rear fenders, a kickstand, bell, integrated front and rear lights, and a rear rack. It’s equipped to be a very good city commuter right out of the box.
It weighs 60 lbs (battery included) which is on par with many other ebikes in its class. Removing the battery will make the bike easier to lift onto a rack. Speaking of the battery, it is removable and integrated with the frame for a clean look.
The Jade can be configured as a Class 1 or Class 2 ebike as it is equipped with a thumb throttle. Max speed is listed at 25 mph. With 5 levels of pedal assist and a 7-speed Shimano transmission it should be able to handle hills quite well, especially since it has a true 750 watt motor.
Other highlights are hydraulic Tekto disc brakes and 26″ x 2.125″ puncture resistance tires. This is the ideal tire size for the city and some light off-roading.
Front suspension will absorb many of the bumps in the road and help prevent hand, wrist, and shoulder fatigue.
Overall, the E-Joe Jade is a sold bike with very good components for its price. It’s also equipped with all the necessities (fenders, rear rack, lights kickstand), so you won’t be nickeled and dimed after the sale with accessories you’ll want/need to add later.
The Jade can be purchased online at a variety of retailers including BikeBerry.com.
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