ProdecoTech Phantom XR Review Part 1: Pictures & Specs

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 2The ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike just arrived for testing and review!

The XR has an electric mountain bike style with the efficiency to be a great all around urban eBike.

With a price of $2,199 and a healthy component spec like a 600 watt hub motor, 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery, RockShox suspension fork, SRAM & Truvativ drivetrain, and Avid hydraulic disc brakes, the XR is an eBike that offers a lot of value.

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In this first part of the review you will get a detailed look at this bike with a BUNCH of pictures and the specifications.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 2

Part 2 of the ProdecoTech Phantom XR review will give you information on the ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike. Alright, let’s get into the details!

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike frame

Here’s a closer look at the Phantom XR aluminum frame and the integrated 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery in the downtube of the frame. The XR has the typical arched top tube found on other Phantom models.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike back frame

The Phantom XR aluminum frame has a solid look to it and the rear seatstays underscore that with large tubes. There are braze ons (bolted connections) for attachment of a rear rack for carrying bag/panniers, etc.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike samsung battery

The 36V 14.25ah Samsung lithium battery is built into the downtube of the frame for centered and low weight distribution. This is a good location of the battery weight to provide for a balanced bike and overall solid bike handling. This battery pack is weather resistant (IP65) because it is fully silicone sealed from the inside out, including ports for enhanced water resistance. The on/off button is located on the top of the battery and there is also a charge level indicator.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike battery removal

The battery is removed by unlocking it with the supplied key (2 keys total come with the bike) and sliding it to the side. The battery can be charged on or off the bike.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike battery removed

Here’s a look at the bike when the battery pack has been removed. Installation is accomplished by aligning the bottom of the pack with the lower part of the downtube frame attachment and sliding it sideways to lock into the top portion of the downtube attachment.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike battery charge port USB

At the bottom of the battery is the charging port (left side) and a USB port (right side) for charging your phone, tablet, lights, or other USB charged accessories on the go. Both of these ports can be used when the battery is installed on the bike.

prodecotech rebel x9 battery and charger

Here is the battery removed from the bike with the charger. The ProdecoTech charger is about the size of a laptop charger. The battery can be charged on or off the bike.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike rear hub motor

This is the 600W ProdecoTech geared rear hub motor that can power you up to 20 mph. With the motor’s relatively small size and the integrated frame battery, the XR has a stealthy look that looks more like a conventional bike than an electric bike.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike truvativ crank pedal

Truvativ components (from SRAM) are a nice spec for the cranks. The HTI pedals have a wide platform with a solid grip!

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike sram x7 derailleur

The SRAM X7 rear derailleur has a solid shift style through the 8 gears of the bike. The gear range suits the XR well with a low enough gear for climbing steep hills and a high gear for the cruising speed of around 20 mph.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike rear avid disc brake

Here is the Avid DB1 hydraulic disc brake with SRAM Centerline 180mm rotor. The DB1 brakes have a solid feel and well modulated power.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike front avid disc brake

This is the 180mm front Centerline stainless steel disc rotor with the Avid DB1 hydraulic disc brake caliper mounted on the RockShox 30 Silver suspension fork.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike rockshox fork

The Phantom XR comes equipped with the RockShox 30 Silver with 100mm of travel to smooth out the rough roads and trails.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike rockshox fork lockout

For smoother urban riding there is the lockout option on the RockShox fork for a more efficient ride. This is found on the right side of the fork.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike rockshox spring preload

The spring rate for the RockShox fork is adjusted with the preload dial on the left side of the fork. This allows you to setup the fork for your weight and riding style.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike continental traffic tire

Continental Traffic tires are used front and rear on the XR and they provide grippy tread on the sides for off road conditions with a smoother centerline tread for efficient urban riding.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike rear tire

Here is a look at that smoother centerline tread on the Continental Traffic tire.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike handlebars

Now let’s take a look at the control center on the Phantom XR.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike adjustable stem

The Promax adjustable height stem is a nice option for dialing your preferred handlebar location. The height of the stem is adjusted by loosening the center bolt and adjusting the angle of the stem up or down and then retightening the bolt.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike throttle

On the right side you will find the twist grip throttle with battery level indicator and the rear Avid DB1 hydraulic disc brake lever. The red button on the throttle is a toggle to enable or disable the throttle. The lock-on grips are a nice addition for a solid grip.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike sram grip shifter

On the left side of the handlebar is the lock-on grip, SRAM X7 twist grip shifter for the 8 speed drivetrain, the front Avid DB1 Guide hydraulic disc brake lever, and the bell! The SRAM X7 twist grip has a very solid feel as you shift through the gears.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike avid brake lever

Here’s a closer look at the Avid DB1 hydraulic brake lever and the twist grip throttle. The reach of the brake lever (distance of the lever from the handlebar) can be adjusted with a screw on the back side of the brake lever.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike veloplush saddle

The Velo Plush saddle on the Phantom XR has a narrow performance style front and a moderately wide back part for a comfortable ride.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike saddle

The profile of the VeloPlush saddle.

prodecotech rebel x9 tools instructions

ProdecoTech sends a bunch of tools and Boeshield T-9 lubricant along with their quick start guide with their bikes. I have never seen so many tools included with any other bikes and the same is true for the including lubricant. The Phantom XR came mostly assembled. To ride it: install the front wheel, handlebar, and pedals.

prodecotech rebel x9 battery shipping box

ProdecoTech also sends their lithium batteries in this box (within the bike box) and this battery box can be used again if you ever have to ship your lithium battery.

ProdecoTech assembly facility

And like all ProdecoTech bikes the Phantom XR is assembled at their facility near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike 2

Checkout part 2 of the ProdecoTech Phantom XR review with info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.

ProdecoTech Phantom XR Electric Bike Specifications

Frame: Aluminium frame.

Fork: RockShox 30 Silver with 100mm of travel

Motor: ProdecoTech 600W geared rear hub

Battery: 36V 14.25ah (522 Wh) weather resistant (IP65) Samsung 50 Cell (18650-29E) down tube battery

Assist Options: Twist grip throttle on the right side of the handlebar with an on/off toggle button

Display: Battery level indicator on the twist grip throttle

Drivetrain: SRAM X7 8 speed derailleur with SRAM X7 twist grip shifter on the left side of the handlebar

Brakeset: Avid DB1 Hydraulic with 180mm SRAM Centerline disc rotors

Handlebars/Stem: Truvativ handlebar and Promax adjustable stem

Cranks/Pedals: Truvativ cranks and HTI pedals

Tires: Continental Traffic 26″ x 2.1″

Stated Weight: 54 pounds

Price: $2,199 USD at the time of this review

Where to buy a ProdecoTech Phantom XR: Check with ProdecoTech for a dealer near you or purchase online.

Here is a link to the specifications page of the ProdecoTech Phantom XR electric bike.

Now checkout part 2 of the ProdecoTech Phantom XR review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!

-Pete

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Comments

  1. says

    I have decided to utilize a new system where by you leave the chain at home and go totally chainless……..you peddle a generator that powers a hub drive and it [they] power the bike
    the system is called Bike squared” or Bike2…..you could be peddling the generator beside the drive wheel……since you are peddling a generator it doesn’t have to line with the drive wheel!!

    • says

      Very interesting. Have you calculated the losses = how much pedaling/generating results in how much power to the motor? I’d think that you’d get more bang for yer buck pedaling the chain to the wheel than generating–but I’ve not researched the details–keep us posted!

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