Review of ANCHEER 26″ Electric Mountain Bike With 500 W Motor
First of all, I need to tell you that if you are looking for electric bike beast than you are at the wrong place. But, if you are looking for affordable yet reliable electric mountain bike for average rider needs you are at the right place. ANCHEER eBikes are known for affordable price, modern design and reliable performance. This is why I decided to show their best electric mountain bike that is sold only in USA. So, let’s start and see what makes ANCHEER 26″ electric mountain bike so desirable.
Design of ANCHEER 26″
The ANCHEER 26″ features modern 100% aluminum alloy frame making it ultra-lightweight and portable. It weighs only 44 lbs, so it very easy to carry it if needed. I like that, since some competing models are much heavier and it can be real pain in the ass. The front fork is made of high-strength carbon steel with really good performing comfort shock absorbers. I must say that some users didn’t like these shock abrorbers during off-road ride and stated that they perform much better on cruising roads and bike paths. However, for the price of less than $800 you can’t expect premium absorbers and even with these you can ride off-road pretty good. If you are looking some premium off-road electric bikes maybe Delfast 3.0 is the thing for you.
Regarding the tires, ANCHEER 26″ has pretty wide 26″ tires with treads on them for better grip on off-road ride. But be aware that these are all-terrain tires, not specifically made for only off-road mode. If you like you can change them and install some premium tires. I think that built-in tires has satisfying overall performance on any road and there is no need to change them before they run out.
It features comfortable and height adjustable seat. However, some taller riders are complaining that it can’t be adjusted for their need because seat height adjustment range of 30.4-39 inches is to short. I agree with them and recommend this bike for women, teenagers and men bellow 6 feet. The good thing is that a seatpost can be replaced with a taller one and in that case even taller riders will be OK.
Motor Battery and Range
The ANCHEER electric mountain bike has 500 W high speed brushless motor. I was surprised pleasantly with this motor performance since it is powerful enough to speed you up to maximum 20 mph swiftly and with no difficulties. I must admit that I have expected to be more lazy. However, this is really cool. As a power source it uses 36V 12Ah lithium battery. This is removable battery and you can easily remove of the frame for recharging. Also, if you like better you can keep it on frame while charging, whatever suits you better.
The battery last for around 15 miles on full electric mode before it runs out. But, you can double the battery life if you use pedal assist mode. Also, be aware when you use full electric mode over rough terrains this maximum driving radius shortens to around 10 miles. Pedal assist mode has 3 settings, Low, Mid, and High. High setting is the best if you like your battery to last longer, also it requires more pedaling. Beside full electric and pedal assist mode you can use it as regular bike on only pedal mode. Shifting between modes is smooth and pleasant without unnecessary kick you might be experiencing at the competing models.
Brakes and Gear Shift System
The ANCHEER 26″ has mechanical brakes and they work just fine. You will need under 20 feet to full stop from full speed. When it comes to gear shift system ANCHEER uses Shimano brand (this is one of the best brands on the market) This particular model has professional 21 speed Shimano gear (three chainrings at the front and seven sprockets at the rear). As expected Shimano gear work excellent and there is no reported issues with it. The 21-speed gear provides plenty of gear range for any terrain. It is very handy when you ride in pedal only mode because it allows for an easy ride even on a steep hill.
The ANCHEER 26″ mountain electric bike is affordable and reliable bike. It cost less than $750 and for that price you will get sturdy, well fitted, mid performing, and nicely designed eBike for any terrain. On the other hand, you can’expect premium performance in sense of speed, range, comfort etc. But, if you are not a professional and you need it for quality outdoor family moments at available price this is it. Buy one and enjoy miles upon miles of fun.
Main Specs of Ancheer 26″ Electric Mountain Bike
|Motor||500W Brushless Hub Motor|
|Bike Weight||44 lbs|
|Battery Weight||4.9 lbs|
|Battery||36V 12Ah Removable Lithium Battery|
|Charging Time||4~6 hours|
|Maximum Speed||20 mph|
|Maximum Range||Up to 15-30 miles (Electric Only – Assist with pedal)|
|Maximum Weight Capacity||Up to 330 lbs|
|Display||Basic User Interface|
|Brake||Dual Disc Brakes|
|Pedals||Aluminium Alloy Pedals|
|Driving Modes||3 Driving Modes (Full Electric, Pedal Assist, Pedal Only)|