It’s a solid setup and my favorite part is the ability to remove the pack. There is an electric disconnect near the rear wheel, so removing the wheel should be easier than the cheap e-bike I have with the disconnect at the control unit. My wife just twists the throttle grip and zips up the hills and pedals on the flats. That smartphone holder comes in particularly handy, as GenZe makes an app available for the bike. Thanks for the feedback Mike!
You can see in the video that Alex (one of the reps for GenZe at Interbike) does just fine in throttle mode without pedaling and he weighs ~200 pounds.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. In my opinion it’s a pretty solid ebike considering the ~$1,500 price tag, 18 month warranty and optional suspension fork upgrade. Your email address will not be published. I didn’t realize that many trains are setting this kind of weight limit? I bought an 18″ e101 recently, it does have 4 mounting points for a rear rack, but the disk brake on the rear wheel is in the way of trying to fit the rack I’ve used on both my Diamondback bikes. The only downside here is that the display is not removable so you’re more prone to vandalism and degradation through sun exposure. They are designed to resist water, with the control unit inside the frame and all connectors facing downward. Disc brakes front and rear are a nice touch.
The thoughtfulness in engineering put into this Ebike should not be underestimated, and I would suggest that you are getting a quality and well made Ebike, that is mid level for an entry level price point. It’s relatively quiet as shown in the video review above and it practically disappears with the 160 mm mechanical disc brake on the left and seven speed cassette on the right. The bike manages 9 mph up the hill, according to the display integrated into the frame. It’s relatively quiet as shown in the video review above and it practically disappears behind the 160 mm mechanical disc brake rotor on the left and seven speed Shimano Tourney cassette on the right. I’d probably immediately re-invest those savings into the upgraded suspension option. I love that it swivels forward and back so you can adjust the view angle and reduce glare.
I included the full weight of the bike ~44 lbs in the basic details above to help people compare. Given the e202's weight and wide tires, it takes more effort to pedal without electric power than with a typical, pedal-only bicycle. The e202, and its sibling e201 model, represent a new generation of e-bikes from GenZe, a company owned by Indian automaker Mahindra. It integrates navigation, too, with a focus on bike-friendly routes. Considering the ~1,500 price tag, 18 month warranty and optional suspension fork upgrade in my opinion it’s a pretty solid bike. GenZe electric bicycles are among the best electric bike brands on the market. Most of the parts are sourced in the US and also built here in the US. The aesthetic on this bike is nice but the way they design the controller and connectors will help it hold up over time. Correction: the Genze Scooter is mostly sourced in US, not the case for this EBike. But where every other e-bike I've ridden only used its motor to boost my effort, the e202 includes mode 0, which completely drives the bike under electric power, letting me control its speed with the accelerator ring. I also like the torque sensing pedal assist setup here, some other bikes feel too responsive and the power feels uneven as you push forward with each foot.
The GenZe e202 has a 350-watt rear hub motor, along with an eight-speed cassette and derailleur. many basic spring forks that fit 26-inch wheel size, Delivers well on balance, drive mode options and frame sizing for a reasonable price tag, solid 18 month warranty and service centers in some cities, Battery pack can be charged on or off the bike which is convenient for commuters or if you need to carry the frame up stairs or use it on a rack with weight limitations, The battery pack locks to the frame with a solid metal core so you can leave it at bike racks feeling relatively safe, Front and rear mechanical disc brakes provide great stopping power and tend to work better than rim brakes in wet or dirty environments, Brakes cut power to the motor when activated for improved safety, LCD display panel is large, center and easy to read, it also swivels forward to back which is useful for reducing glare, Optional front suspension fork adds a lot of cushion when riding at higher speeds, great if you use your wrists a lot for working at a computer and don’t like the road vibration, this bike does employ a more forward position which adds to the potential strain, Modest hub motor size blends right into the rear wheel and is mostly obscured by the disc brake rotor and cassette, makes this bike a little more stealth, The motor is relatively quiet and efficient, capable of reaching long distances when used in lower pedal assist modes, Lots of generic low end components including the seven speed Shimano drivetrain, they get the job done and keep the bike cheap but may require more maintenance over time, No rear rack bosses, you can easily attach fenders but it would be nice to add a carry rack for commuting with books and supplies, Higher price point for a near entry level electric bike, there are others at the $1K mark but they don’t balance weight as well or offer pedal assist or warranties like this, Smaller 250 watt motor requires pedaling to overcome hills and doesn’t use a quick release so fixing flats, truing wheels and replacing tires requires more effort, LCD display panel is not removable… and looks pretty nice, not a great combination for an entry level ebike that might be left at bike racks on campus a lot. Being geared, it offers a bit more torque for starting and climbing and is also small and light weight but it’s not as durable as a gearless option or as efficient as a mid-drive. Sounds like you carry some interesting brands :). Connect with your GenZe e-Scooter and 200 series e-Bike on the go, and optimize your ride. the e102 (pictured above) is a step through, and supposedly better for commuting. GenZe's new electric bicycle has enough power to get you 20 miles without lifting a leg. It also makes charging easier because you can park the bike outside and just bring the pack upstairs or whatnot.
We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. One thing I really like is the kick stand setup, it keeps the bike vertical, not tilted so both bikes fit in a smaller area, have less tendency to tip and I don’t have to worry about hitting them with my car door in the garage. The aluminum frame on the e202 model I rode seemed sturdy enough without the top-tube. It offers 36 volts of power and 8.7 amp hours of capacity which is a touch below average but more than sufficient for a 250 watt motor. But then I’m a fit, light weight rider who can do fine with a smaller motor. I was impressed with how they set up their electronic cables. The Sport e101 electric bike is an entry level build from GenZe, an ebike subsidiary of the Mahindra Group (an Indian multinational automobile manufacturing corporation headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India). For the modest price seems like a good option for basic urban transport. Overall, this is a fairly stealth bike and I love the battery integration…. With a removable battery that plugs in anywhere, a huge storage area, and a connected app, the GenZe electric scooter is the ultimate personal transportation solution.
Main differences between e101 and e102: e101 is the sport version with the traditional top bar; tires are knobbier and supposedly the handlebar is more straight. Genze notes that the e202 can go 20 miles in mode 0, under electric power alone. Best Buy's early Black Friday sale: There are still discounts on TVs, laptops and smart speakers, Walmart's Black Friday sales kick off Nov. 4. You will need the larger motor going up big hills because it is a 7-speed. So it’ll just be tooting around the neighborhood, and if I feel adventurous, I’ll drive to the downtown park (where they have much more extensive bike trails) and explore around there. I tend to use stuff more often that I’m less worried about breaking and price goes a long way in that regards so this ebike definitely has the potential to reach a wide audience. In 30 minutes of riding I barely touch the battery capacity. Here are the best deals already announced, The best Black Friday 2020 deals available now and coming soon, Discuss: GenZe's newest e-bike doesn't even make you pedal. If the bike was a couple hundred dollars less, the display was removable and there were bosses for a rear rack this would be a grand slam for me. Thanks for your reviews, a great resource. Celebrate Bike Month With Our Nearly New e-Bike Special! My wife and I purchased a couple GenZe 101’s at our local Costco road show a couple weeks ago. It looks like GenZe sells a Suntour XCT 26″ wheel size suspension fork upgrade, which you can also buy and install yourself aftermarket. great design and good enough to get me on the road peddling and exercising more. I agree that for hills, it can be important to have lower gearing options. This e-Bike for the money is great value, and the smaller frame sizes, relatively light weight, and excellent balance, make these great e-Bikes for riders who are between 4’10” and 5’5″ thus increasing the audience of potential riders significantly ! Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. There are brazed bosses for a rack, but none for water bottles. A GenZe spokesman said the company would offer an integrated lock, with a cable that retracts into the bike. Alternatively, you can arrow down to zero and just use the throttle for power. It has a very smooth strong 350watt motor and last pretty long. Very easy to lift and load for most people, especially if you quickly pop out the extremely compact battery. These GenZe bikes have a thick, rectangular down-tube containing a removable 345 watt-hour lithium-ion battery, and a 350-watt hub motor on the rear wheel.
I’m new to EBR, have a lot of thoughts to share on my e101 from my first ~60 miles riding but I’m not sure if here or in the forum is a better place. Pushing buttons on the e-bike's controller, I take it up from minimal boost, mode 1, to maximum boost, mode 5, and through every stop in between. They are affordable, lightweight, and come with plenty of extra features … The vast majority of competitors do not meet this basic requirement. The GenZe e202 has a rectangular down-tube and a step-through frame, while the e201 has a top-tube. Picking up the e202, I find that it wouldn't be too hard to carry it short distances, but I wouldn't want to lug it up a flight of stairs.