31/05/2024
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EUNORAU G20 Analysis: Affordable Mid-Drive Cargo E-Bike Better Than Ever.

Electric cargo bikes are one of the most attractive e-bike categories for us because of how much creativity exists in the auto industry and how useful e-bikes are.  The EUNORAU G20 e-bike adopts the prototype longtail cargo e-bike style but adds new upgrades to the 2021 model, including a second battery for an even higher range.

 Hub motors are great options for electric bikes to reduce costs with simple, tried and true motors.  But for those willing to pay a little premium, mid-drive motors offer some unique upgrades on hub motors.

The problem is that mid-drive motors usually raise the price of e-bikes – but not on the EUNORAU G20.  This cargo e-bike hub manages to slip in a mid-drive motor while offering motorist prices.

EUNORAU G20 Technical Specifications

Motor: 500W DAPU mid-drive

Range: 50-75 miles (80-120km) with dual batteries.

Maximum speed: 25 mph (40km/h)

Battery: 48V 11.6Ah(556 Wh) + 48V 14Ah(672 Wh)

Weight: 83 lb(38 kg) with second battery.

Tires: 24 x 2.4โ€ณ and Brakes:160mm rotor disc brakes

Additions: LED display, LED headlight and tail / brake light, Wi-kickstand, Shimano 7-speed drivetrain, included fenders and wood rear rack platform, mounting points for front and rear rack accessories

Mid-drive cargo e-bike at hub motor prices

The biggest contrast between the EUNORAU G20 mid-drive weighte-bike and other mid-drive weighte-bikes is just the price  Between $ 2,099 and $ 2,539, the G20 costs almost half of all mid-drive cargo e-bikes and is more than the price of hub motor cargo e-bikes.

The EUNORAU G20 is able to offer mid-drive motors at a lower price because they have turned to the Asian Motor OEM known as DAPU.  It’s not as famous as the usual suspects like Bosch or Bros., but I have found that the motor works well on my own test.  And the fact that it doesnโ€™t come with a German price tag is a major benefit.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good turn e-bike with a powerful Bosch motor.  But I don’t have a burning hole in my pocket for $ 5,000 or more right now.

Another great advantage of going with an Asian mid-drive motor is that you get the throttle, as they are not limited to pedal-assist-only operation as European motor manufacturers.

There is something almost trippy about throttle-enabled mid-drives because when you use your throttle down you can see your chainring spin while your feet are steady, but the sheer fun of it helps you get acclimated very quickly.

I am a big proponent of throttle cargo electric bikes.  I admit that many people do not want a throttle because they view their e-bike as a combination fitness / transportation solution.  That is great.  More power to you.  But why not have the option?  Even when Iโ€™m pedalling the G20, having that throttle to get the first few pedal turns rolling is a huge benefit.

The throttle is also very useful for times you forget to downshift before coming to a stop.  Rolling in high gear is something outstanding on any bike, exceptionally a load-down cargo e-bike.  So I think the option to pick a throttle or a pedal assist is a big win here.

While the G20 has a good “go”, its “stop” can use some work.  Brake levers and callipers are great for mechanical brakes, but the brake pads feel like two clamps on steel disc rotors.  EUNORAU could have spent some extra money to put good pads on brake callipers, that’s for sure.  At least this is an easy swap, and the brake pads are a consumable part, which means you somehow change them.  But I recommend replacing them soon and putting in some better pads than the stocks they provide.

When it comes to cargo e-bikes, a double kickstand is a must and the G20 will deliver with the Y kickstand there.  The Y shape is more sturdy and helps keep the bike stable with more load when parked.  The only problem with the G20’s kickstand is that the pivot is mounted too low, causing most of it to hang too close to the ground.  I smacked it several times while jumping the curbs, to the point where it would loosen up and after the first week I rode it had to be tightened again.  I started to get better about finding the slopes, but let’s be honest – sometimes city riding requires creativity.  You don’t always have a nice smooth transition between the surfaces and have to hop the occasional curb.

If I had to ding the G20 into its low-mounted kickstand, it would return those points with the bike display.  The G20 uses an easy-to-read LED display with dark background and bright numerical sections, which you can read in any setting.  You never have to worry about looking down to check your speed or battery and being able to read the screen from the glowing sun.

Speaking of that battery, if you go with the updated dual battery option you don’t have to check it often because the two packs will last very long.  The second benefit of the dual battery model is that using the throttle does not do you much in the range segment.  Throttle riding still drains the battery faster than a pedal-assist, but a second battery means you won’t experience the effects so quickly.

The bike’s single 550 Wh battery version (we’ve reviewed earlier versions of that model) can get you around 20-25 miles (32-40 km) on the throttle alone.  If you are good about using a midsize pedal assistance you will probably get twice as much.  But with two batteries, you can double both grades (that second battery actually has a higher capacity at 672 Wh).

The bike is fairly fast at 25 mph (40 km / h), and feels pretty good when you’re carrying goods or children in the back.  The G20 works on both, but I recommend adding some deck pads if you want to bring the kids back there.  The wooden platform looks good but the back is not exactly kind.

Lifting heavier cargo or boxes can lift a bit more weight, but 24-inch tires can reduce weight a bit compared to cargo e-bikes with 26-inch wheels.  Other electric cargo bikes like the RadWagon have recently switched from 26-inch wheels to smaller diameter alternatives, and that makes a really big difference when you get a bunch of goods out there.

For the most part I am quite happy with the EUNORAU G20.  It is a fully functional cargo e-bike and packs in some neat features like the folding handlebar trunk, which allows you to slide it on the back of a van or SUV.

The bike also offers advantages and the high performance of the typical mid-drive long tail cargo e-bike but at half price – only $ 2,099.  If you go with the Dual Battery model, you’ll need to fork a little more at $ 2,539 – but it’s still a song compared to the nearly $ 6,000 Dual-Battery Turn GSD.

But then again, the quality certainly doesn’t compare to twice the price of bikes.  Components such as mechanical disc brakes or off-brand motors are not only low quality.  There are obvious drawbacks with the plus assembly, such as not tightening and removing one of the bolts on the wooden running board.  The worker on the assembly line was unable to get the bolt flush, stripped it when he tried to drive it deep, then lowered the shoulder and moved to the next bolt.  It doesn’t affect functionality and is just an aesthetic issue, but it is an example of the difference in the fit and finish you’ll find between budget-level and more expensive e-bikes.

All in all, I would say that the G20 is a good choice for those who want a mid-drive cargo e-bike but don’t want to pay the high prices such bikes usually carry.  The mid-drive hills are a great advantage for those who really want to pedal the bike, but the price is much closer to the hub motor’s e-bikes.  It offers a good balance for budget-minded shoppers, and while it may not be as good as mimic bikes, it is definitely recommendable.

FAQ

Q) Where are Eunorau Ebikes manufactured?

Ans.EUNORAU bikes are designed in the US and manufactured in Shanghai.  They currently have a team based in Shanghai, China, overseeing quality control and reviewing every bike before dispatching it to our customers

Q) Who is EUNORAU?

Ans.EUNORAU specializes in the research, development, design and manufacture of lithium-ion power-assisted bicycles.  The name “EUNORAU” is a portmanteau of three sonnets “Europe”, “North America” โ€‹โ€‹and “Australia”.  … The company produces 50,000 units (parts, bicycles and spare parts) per year.

  Q) How fast does a 5000w electric bike go?

  Answer.  It is about 50-65 mph (80-100 km / h),

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