Electric bikes are becoming more popular these days, especially amongst casual cyclists that want to enjoy a bike ride without all the peddling a traditional bike requires. The assistance from an electric bike makes facing headwinds and uphill rides much easier, it allows you to travel at faster maximum speeds, and in a lot of ways, it’s a much more versatile mode of transportation for those not wanting to drive a car.
What’s the best electric bike for the money?
This is one of the biggest questions surrounding e-bikes. With so many brands on the market and their high-dollar price tags, it’s hard to know which bike company is going to give you the most bang for your buck.
In 2020, KBO made an entrance with their urban belt-drive e-bike, the KBO hurricane. The intent was to create a budget-friendly electric road bike that’s lightweight, modern, and functional, without having to break the bank, and people are very impressed with what they’ve seen so far.
Let’s get into the details and specs as to what makes the KBO hurricane such a great deal.
KBO Hurricane e-bike – Design
KBO constructed the hurricane electric road bike using components seen in e-bikes that cost so much more. It’s equipped with 700x32c threaded road bike tires that come with aluminum alloy rims and a narrow design that reduces resistance or friction with the road, which provides you with a faster riding experience. The KBO hurricane e-bike weighs a total of 36 lbs, which is considerably lighter in weight compared to other e-bikes on the market.
The KBO Hurricane stealth electric road bike produces a max speed of 28mph and delivers an estimated range of 18-53 miles when fully charged due to its integrated 345-watt hour, 36V, 9.6Ah lithium-ion battery with Panasonic cells, providing a longer range ride with its excellent battery capacity. The water-resistant battery is fully concealed in the center frame making the aesthetic of the bike one of the nicest we’ve seen in the market. The hurricane also includes a 2.0 amp charger, which allows you fully charge your bike much faster.
The hurricane comes with a Bontrager Nebula saddle, which is usually seen on other premium road bike manufacturers such as Trek. The Nebula saddle is excellent for long-term rides because of its advanced rubber elastomer technology that allows riders to sustain performance with a high level of comfort.
Speed and performance
The KBO hurricane is designed to help the rider go fast. It’s equipped with a 250W brushless geared hub electric motor. The hub motor is equipped with a 0-3 pedal assist option that produces less noise and faster speeds. The LCD display and speed cadence sensors make it easy to view and change the levels of pedal assistance the rider requires for an enjoyable ride.
Gear System and Brakes
This KBO hurricane road bike comes with a single-speed belt drive system and mechanical disc brakes that produce a smooth, quiet, and rugged ride performance while giving you the strongest and most dependable stopping power available on the market.
The front of the bike comes with a 36 volt LED headlight, allowing you to ride in low light conditions or rain ensuring proper visibility for you and the other vehicles on the road. The LED lights aren’t overly bright, so if you need more light, then you could invest in secondary headlights for your stealth road bike.
The display is equally helpful in providing you with the necessary information that improves your ride, such as speed, assist level (1-5), power level, mileage, etc. The M button is the power button for starting or stopping the bike and provides access to the settings column.
KBO Hurricane e-bike – Assembly and Warranty
The hurricane is well-packaged upon arrival and very easy to assemble. One of the things you’ll notice immediately is the build quality, appearance, and durability of all the bike parts.
The KBO hurricane along with the other KBO e-bikes are backed by their 2-year warranty from the date of receipt of the bike for manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship.
KBO Hurricane e-bike – Conclusion
Priced at $1099, the KBO hurricane provides tremendous value for the price tag. Other e-bikes that produce the same travel range and built with the same parts cost dramatically more money. When you combine the build quality, performance, and additional features of the hurricane, it makes this electric bike hard to beat.
CEO and founder of Zemblant Media.