Summary Review: Electric Bike Company Model R
The Model R by The Electric Bike Company is their “Rugged Enduro” model built for those who are wanting a hybrid ebike that rides like a comfortable beach cruiser even when going off-road on gravel and bumpy roads/paths (we’d also recommend adding the optional seat suspension for added comfort). It also would be a good commuter bike given the great options for front basket and rear cargo rack options.
The team at Electric Bike Report put over 100 miles on various trails and paths during our review of the Electric Bike Company Model R, and have to admit that we really love this bike! The best way we can describe the bike is it feels like a classic upright beach cruiser that has had a front suspension and (optional) seat suspension added for off-road comfort.
The Model R isn’t a small bike, and it feels a little larger than the Model C. However, given the step-through design and powerful, high quality motor that comes included, you don’t really notice the size or weight of the bike while riding at all. In fact, we felt that the Model R handled really well in our tests and was a ton of fun to ride. One of our team members described it well when she said the bike is like a large, luxury car: it moves along smoothly and almost floats when at speed. It isn’t super nimble on tight turns given that it’s a cruiser style bike, but otherwise rides really well.