Our experience testing the Surface604 Shred was a great one. We had a lot of fun seeing how the Shred performed as a mountain bike, as a commuter, and everything in between.
The Shred is an excellent example of how a hub motor can perform well on trails if set up properly. Typically mid-drive motors are the way to go on eMTB bikes, but this particular Bafang 500w hub motor puts up a good fight.
We enjoyed seeing how steep the Shred could climb and how it could handle different styles of terrain. After taking the Shred all around Southern Utah, we found that the Surface604 Shred is right at home on light trails (smooth hardpack singletrack), gravel roads, and around town on streets and paved trails. The CST tires do an outstanding job on this terrain, and we can see why Surface604 chose the tires they did.
We were also very impressed with the battery life on this ebike. The Shred has 27.5 wheels and tires that are nearly 3 inches wide, plus it’s an eMTB with a hub motor, and because of this, we weren’t expecting to get as far as we did on our range test. The battery holds its juice exceptionally well, and you’ll get more than enough mileage in before it finally dies.
You can purchase the Shred directly off of Surface604’s website here, or you can check an electric bike dealer near you.
Surface604 designed the Shred “to be able to handle all the terrain in the 604 area code “(British Columbia), and while we tested it, it handled the 435 area code too! We were happy to see the Shred prove itself worthy on even rougher terrain. We feel that this bike thrives in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s easy to see why.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a well-priced, well-engineered ebike to explore and adventure on, then the Surface604 Shred is a great option. As mentioned earlier, the Shred has lived up to its name, and we think anybody looking for a versatile bike will agree.
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