Addmotor E53 City Pro electric bike review: Testing 500W rear hub motor with a range of 200 kilometres.!

When Addmotor recently unveiled its E-53 City Pro electric bikes, it showcased one of the largest batteries in the industry: 48V and 20Ah capacity with about 1 kWh of power between the rider’s knees.  But the bike is not only about big batteries and long range.  It included several commuter-worthy features and components designed to transform the Addmotor E-53 City Pro electric bike into an ideal everyday runabout electric bike.

Addmotor E-53 Video Review

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike

Addmotor E-53 City Pro Tech Specs

Motor: 500W continuous rear hub motor

Battery: 48V 20Ah (960Wh)

Maximum speed: 32 km/h (20 mph)

Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes on 180 mm rotors

Range: Claimed up to 200 km (125 mi) in low power mode

Weight: 33 kg (73 lb)

Max Load: 113 kg (250 lbs.)

Frame: 6061 aluminum

Suspension: Suspension fork with 100mm travel

Tires: 26″ x 2.3″ Kenda GIGAS tires

Extras: Speedometer, wattmeter, battery gauge, PAS level indicator, odometer, tripmeter, front and rear LED lights, turn signals, 7 PAS speed settings, half-twist throttle, aluminum fenders and sturdy rear rack, LCD display with 7-speed Shimano  Shifter, kickstand, bell

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike Battery

Battery for days

The obvious big draw for this e-bike is its massive 960 Wh battery.  That’s above average these days, especially considering the bike still comes in at a reasonable $1,599.

Addmotor tells us the bike can go 125 miles on a charge, though if you read the fine print, you’ll find that range is only possible at 8 mph (13 km/h) on flat ground with pedal assist level 1 low.  than average weight riders.

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike

You can’t confidently say, you won’t achieve the full 200 kilometres of range, but the massive battery will take you farther than most other e-bikes.  At just 12 mph (20 km/h) on the throttle, Addmotor claims a 90-mile range (145 km).  If you push it to a top speed of 20 mph while riding with only the throttle, expect close to 40-45 miles of range (64-72 km).

That’s even better and a testament to what can be achieved with a big ol’ battery.  I have other commuter e-bikes that have half the battery and struggle to achieve 20 miles of range.  So getting 40-45 is a big step in the e-bike industry.

Addmotor E-53 City Pro: More than just long range

There is more to this story than just a big battery. The E-fifty three is likewise a totally properly designed commuter e-bike.

It exams my predominant 3 packing containers for commuter e-bikes, which means it comes wellknown with LED lights, integrated fenders and a rear rack.  And luckily for us, those three parts are quality.

LED lights

As for the LED lights, they are reasonably bright and the rear comes with turn signals, though I don’t know how many car drivers notice them.  At night they may slightly indicate your turning intentions, but the blinkers are so close together that I doubt they make much of a difference.  This is a common problem with electric bike and scooter turn signals that are mounted near the center of the bike.  I still signal with my hands, but at least it’s a cool feature.

Built-in Fenders

The fenders are aluminum fenders, not the cheap plastic ones. That way they live in location and feature a pleasing inflexible experience to them.  If you hit a button, they’re not going to shake and flop like a fish, which is my biggest pet peeve of cheap plastic fenders.

Rear rack

The rear rack is also good and sturdy.  It weighs 55 lb.  (25 kg) comes with a weight rating, which means you know they’ve tested it to an even higher degree if their lawyers let them put that figure on it.  This isn’t some cheap rack for carrying a grocery bag – it can easily support a child or other heavy cargo.

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike

Amalgamation of elements

The rest of the bike has a good combination of components.  100 mm of travel (4 inches) is plenty for a suspension fork, and probably more than most people need for casual city riding. The 7-velocity Shimano transmission is simple however desirable for commuter use.  It’s not going to win any awards for sturdiness, but it’s another “get the job done” part for the casual city rider.  Hydraulic disc brakes are a nice addition to see, especially at this price point.

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike tires

Kenda Tires 

Kenda tires offer the compromise of an urban tire with a checkerboard pattern that splits the difference between smooth and knobby tires.  The tread is smooth in every square, though the checkerboard will give you good grip if you take it on some light trails.  And with that suspension fork up front, assuming e-bikes are allowed, you’ll be tempted to hit your local rails-to-trails or other nature trail.

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Small notes like the adjustable angle stem to dial in the handlebar height and the grab handle under the seat for easy maneuverability of the bike are also nice additions that make the Admotor E-53 City Pro a pleasure to use.

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike

If I could change one thing about the bike, it would probably increase the power a bit.  Yes, the 500W continuous-rated motor actually puts out close to 900 watts of peak power, but I feel like the bike could use a bit more oomph once it takes off.

Maybe they kept the power a little more modest to put out more range, which isn’t a bad thing.  But those looking for extra power might want to look for a bike with a 750W continuous-rated motor instead of a 500W power plant.

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike

Even so, I would say that Admotor has done an excellent job in designing and implementing this e-bike.  It’s not overly fancy, but it’s a reasonably priced commuter electric bike with a good addition of parts and features.

For $1,599, it’s hard to say no to the Addmotor E-53 with its large battery, comfortable design, and decent performance.

Addmotor E53 City Pro Electric Bike

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