Kent 20 In Torpedo Ebike Orange and Gray, Electric Bicycle

Having not ridden Kent’s new e-bike (yet, but hopefully that changes), it’s hard for me to judge it too hard on the spec sheet alone. But for the $1,498 price, it’s at least an interesting addition to a slew of Walmart e-bikes that so far haven’t taken a shot at such higher-end (or perhaps even… Continue reading Kent 20 In Torpedo Ebike Orange and Gray, Electric Bicycle

Kent 20 In Torpedo Ebike Orange and Gray, Electric Bicycle

Even while pedaling and in the highest level of assist, the bike barely had enough torque to push me up the hill. At one point, I smelled burning plastic when it hit me that the smell came from the motor, which was burning hot from overuse. Users who answer the entirety of  SPIN’s safety quiz… Continue reading Kent 20 In Torpedo Ebike Orange and Gray, Electric Bicycle

Kent 20 In Torpedo Kids Ebike Electric Bike slightly used Local Pickup Only

I have a Truckrun motor on my daily rider city e-bike, and it works wonderfully. Mid-drive motors, unlike hub motors, actually power the bike through the standard gears on a bicycle. Hub motors, on the other hand, are single-speed drivetrains that bypass the gears and chain altogether, allowing them to be controlled quite simply as… Continue reading Kent 20 In Torpedo Kids Ebike Electric Bike slightly used Local Pickup Only

Kent Torpedo review: A kid’s e-bike, tested by a fun uncle and some kids

This is a gross oversimplification, but you can kind of think about it like automatic versus manual transmission cars, at least in terms of simplicity and ease of learning or use for kent electric bike the driver. Walmart has long offered an interesting array of low-cost electric bicycles. Some of the bikes have even dipped… Continue reading Kent Torpedo review: A kid’s e-bike, tested by a fun uncle and some kids