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Popular e-bike conversion kit company Yose Power are now selling two electric bikes on their website, so I thought I’d take a closer look at the specifications and share my thoughts. These new e-bikes are currently only available for shipping in Germany, but hopefully they’ll include the whole of Europe and the UK. If I can get hold of a sample to test in future, I’ll do a full review article.
Electric Mountain Bike 27.5″ Wheels 36v 13Ah Battery
Yose Power now sell a cheap electric mountain bike direct from their website and looking at the specification, it looks like pretty good value for money. I’ve broken down the specification below and gone into more detail on the individual components used.
For starters, this e-bike complies with EU and UK e-bike laws and is limited to 25km/h maximum assisted speed with 250w continuous power. The motor used is a Shegyi geared hub motor – incidentally, one of Americas top independent electric brands (Rad Power Bikes) use Shengyi motors, so they must be fairly reliable. My personal experience with this motor is limited, although I’ve ridden a couple of e-bikes with the Shengyi, and didn’t have any complaints about the performance, noise or smoothness.
The battery is a respectable 480Wh (36v 13Ah) which gives a (claimed) range of up to 70km. This would seem about right for a battery of this size, ridden by an average weight rider, sensibly on fairly undulating terrain. It’s a removeable, semi-integrated design, which enhances the look of the bike. This battery use their own cells so I can’t comment on longevity. If it’s anything like the batteries they sell with their e-bike conversion kits, then it should last for anything up to 5 years (if looked after). The battery is warrantied for 18 months.
The display used is an ATP500s which is quite a common display on e-bikes at this price point. It’s a decent display which is generally reliable and offers all the information a rider needs – speed, battery, trip function, assist level. There are 6 power modes: Off, Eco, City, Trek, Power, Max.
Gearing is provided by a Shimano 7-speed derailleur and shifter – cheap, but decent quality and easy to get hold of if it ever needs replacing. Braking is by two mechanical disc brakes which should provide adequate braking for everyday riding.
Wheels are typical 27.5″ MTB rims with good quality Kenda 27.5″ x 1.95″ tyres – these should have a degree of puncture resistance and will be suitable for mixed-terrain riding.
There’s a basic coil-sprung front suspension fork, which will be just fine for the everyday rider, although they don’t look like they’ll take too much abuse off-road.
I like the frame design, it has nice and relaxed geometry and should make for a comfortable riding position and decent handling.
Price and Warranty
Current pricing is €989, which is a fair price for an e-bike with this specification. One thing I did notice though is the warranty is much better than similarly priced e-bikes. Yose Power are offering 18 months on the motor and battery, with 2 years for the controller. The frame is guaranteed for 5 years and the other components are warrantied for 12 months.
The Yose Power electric mountain bike looks like great value for money and it’s got a decent warranty. I’m a big fan of this company and have been dealing with them since 2016. They’ve always been very helpful when problems have arose, so I’d have no hesitation in recommending them. Hopefully, I can get hold of one in the near future for a full review.
Folding Electric Bike 20″ 250w 36v 13Ah
The second e-bike available from Yose Power is this folding electric bike with 20″ wheels and 36v 13Ah battery. Most of the key components used are the same as above.
The folding electric bike from Yose Power uses the same Shengyi brushless, geared hub motor as the previous e-bike. It’s powered by a 480Wh (36v 13Ah) battery which is mounted vertically to the rear of the seat-tube. The claimed range is 70km which is not unreasonable given favourable riding conditions. I would say in a real-world scenario maybe 50km could be easily expected for day to day use. The display is also the same ATP500s, which is clear to read and easy to use.
Shimano 7-speed derailleur and shifter mean reliable gear shifting and minimal maintenance. Mechanical disc brakes will be ideal for the intended use of commuting and leisure riding.
There’s 20″ wheels with 1.95″ tyres and basic front suspension to soak up the bumps. Looking at the frame and folding design, it looks to be fairly straightforward and should be easily foldable within a minute.
As a commuter e-bike it has all the accessories you’d need including mudguards, pannier rack and lights.
Price and Warranty
This foldable electric bike is currently available for shipping within Germany for €889, which is a good price for a folding e-bike with a 480Wh battery. The warranty is as above with 18 months for the motor and battery, 5 years for the frame and 12 months for everything else.
The Yose Power folding electric bike will be a perfect option for someone looking for a budget commuter e-bike or just something easy to put in the back of the car to take away on the weekend. It uses a good quality motor with decent-sized battery. Based on my previous experiences with Yose Power, I’d have no problem in recommending this folding e-bike.