The team at Electric Bike Report has been looking forward to reviewing the Electric Bike Company Model Y — a slightly more feminine rendition of the ever-popular Model X — that features a dropped top tube for an easy 17.25” step over height. While this classic cruiser works well for anyone, the standard front basket, chic styling and relaxed feel caters specifically to female riders looking for something powerful, fun, and customizable.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021
Review and photos: Kristen Nelson
Tested By: Kristen Nelson, Pierce Kettering, Michael Clark
We are impressed with Electric Bike Company’s abundant color combinations, accessories and upgrades on the Model Y. You can opt for the stock glossy white frame which looks striking in any setting, or upgrade to any color of your choice (if Pantone has it, they’ll match it). You can even get brown Schwalbe Fat Frank tires with white walls and a pop of rim color! How about wood fenders and/or chainguard? EBC offers those as well. The front basket is standard and a rear rack is optional, both of which can be paint matched per your aesthetic.
The powerful 1000w peak motor is tucked in the rear hub while the battery sits stealthily at the bottom of the front basket. This placement keeps the battery out of the way when you are getting on and off the bike and reduces rear weight as well. We were able to ride this bike 35+ miles on full assist and over 90 miles on level 1 pedal assist! The thumb throttle makes it easy to quickly get going and the torque sensor keeps the ride smooth and controllable.