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I’ve been curious about e-bikes for a while now, but struggled to find one that fit the aesthetic look and feel I was searching for. There are plenty of options out there that look like your standard bicycle, but I wanted something a little more stylish and sleek — something that looked more like a cafe racer motorcycle than your everyday beach cruiser. So when I stumbled upon Super73’s offerings it was game over. To get all the aesthetics of a motorcycle with the ease of an e-bike is absolutely the best of both worlds, especially when you don't need a moto license to drive one.
- Fast, easy setup (arrives 90% assembled)
- Speedy delivery
- No motorcycle license required
- 40-75 mile range with battery assist
- Pedal assist makes hills a breeze
We don't like
- Bike is heavy (weighs in at 83 pounds)
- Seat width is a bit uncomfortable if you have small hips
- More expensive than the average e-bike
The Need For Speed
I wasn’t sure what to expect ride-wise as I took my first cruise on Super73’s Brooklyn model ($3,695), but was pleasantly surprised at the bike’s speed, which tops out at about 25 mph. In pedal assist mode, where the bike’s battery provides some extra oomph as you pedal, I found myself averaging a speed in the comfortable 16-20 mph range, which is about double the speed I average on a standard bike. As a mode of transportation into town, this cut my travel time in half (and made the journey a lot more fun, too.)
Even though the bike has some heft, weighing in at 83 pounds, the battery assistance made uphill pedaling a breeze, and I was able to enjoy a two-hour-long ride without getting exhausted. This particular model accelerates smoothly without a jolt of power upon throttling and has powerful brakes that glide the bike to a stop with ease, too.
Easy Setup, Zero Headaches
One of my bigger concerns about ordering an e-bike from a DTC retailer like Super73 was that the assembly process would be brutal. I pictured myself spending hours putting together each little connective piece on the bike until I was so hot and angry I gave up on it. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bike arrived in a large box about 90% assembled upon delivery: All I had to do was air up the tires and attach the handlebars and pedals. After allowing the battery to fully charge, I was ready to ride in under 45 minutes!
The user manual that comes with the ebike made it easy to get up to speed on basic functions as well. I was thankful the functions on the bike are fairly limited; because they’re somewhat basic, it’s hard to mess up and isn’t overcomplicated by unneccesary bells and whistles.
Payment Plans for Price Flexibility
Super73’s Brooklyn model retails for $3,695, making it one of their pricier models and no small purchasing decision. However, the brand does offer Klarna as a payment option, allowing interested buyers to finance their bike over time. Included with the price is the removable lithium battery that powers the motor, a limited product warranty and, as I mentioned, the sanity-saving pre-assembly.
If you, like me, work from home and don’t have a daily commute, this bike is ideal for quick trips into town, and is a viable, reliable option for short-distance transportation. Especially if you live somewhere with additional public transit, you can get where you need to go at a price point that’s far lower than buying a vehicle. Bonus: since it’s battery powered, you’re lowering emissions and making a eco-friendly choice each time you choose to ride it over gas-powered alternatives.
Ride in Style
Yes, it’s true: this bike isn’t cheap. That said, I’ve never had more fun riding one, nor have I found a better form of transportation with a dash of exercise mixed in (my core has never been stronger!) If you’ve been on the hunt for an ebike that looks as cool as it is functional, Super73 is the place to look.
In warmer months when getting in your car feels like entering a literal heat box, this powerful method of open-air travel is a welcome alternative, and something you’ll actually look forward to. Grab a helmet and get on the road.