The X-treme Trail Climber Elite may not be the most powerful hill climber on the electric bicycle market, but it may be the best and most feature-filled available at its price point and is probably the least expensive bike you'll find, at this writing, with a lightweight lithium-ion battery instead of the usual lead-acid. It can reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour on flat surfaces and can handle fairly steep slopes, though on the steeper ones you'll need to switch on Pedal Assist (or PAS) to add a small amount of foot power to help you reach the top of a hill. On flatter ground, the PAS can help you exceed the bike's 20 mile range, and — should you run out of battery power anyway — you can operate it purely using the pedals, so you won't find yourself stranded in a national park with no way to get home except walking.
The list of features is particularly impressive for a relative bargain of a bike: a lightweight aluminum alloy frame, RST CAPA T7 shocks, a 300-watt rear-wheel brushless hub motor, a 7-speed Shimano Tourney gear system and a seat that will adjust to whatever height your legs demand. For the price, this bike is a pretty good way to breeze around the countryside while getting the amount of exercise you want to get. Or just use it for your commute to and from work, assuming you live fairly close to your job and don't have too many freeways blocking the bike paths. You can relax and let the motor do the work for you or pedal along to get your heart rate up while listening to music on your smartphone. The lithium-ion batteries should be good for about seven to ten years of use and take roughly four hours to recharge when the bike runs out of juice. The entire unit weighs 52 pounds, battery pack included.
It feels good, easy to get on and very easy to operate. The disc brakes are great and the electric assist is just right.
The only downside is having to take the seat off to take the battery off...I wish the seat were adjustable...It's a fabulous bike for a terrific price.
Rides really smooth and quietly. The components are high quality. The bike was easy to assemble. Customer service agents were really friendly and helpful.
Although I had to make some minor adjustments the bike has superseded my expectations. I was amazed that the gears were pre adjusted and the bike went together easily.
The bike performs well...LED light didn't fit on the handlebar well...All in all, for the money it's a great bike and a lot of fun to ride.
It's great on hills. The brakes work really well. The throttle works for when I'm tired.