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Troxus Lynx Electric Bike Review, 2023
May 18, 2023
Easy Riding, Cargo Carrying, Commuting, and Fun – A Little of Everything All in One
In this review of the Troxus Lynx electric bike, we cover the details on this versatile e-bike that is great for commuting, running errands and having fun. This rugged, fat tire, step-thru e-bike is easy for almost anyone to hop on and ride around town, on the bike path and even the campground.
Its motor packs a good punch, speedwise, and the overall handling and control is simple to master. The Lynx looks like a trail bike, with its fat tires and rugged look, and will appeal to anyone who wants an e-bike that can hold its own on any terrain. Setting this e-bike above the pack of other fat tire e-bikes is its adjustable seat, meaning anyone between the height of 5’0” to 6’2” can sit at a height that’s comfortable for pedaling.
We discovered a lot about the Lynx when our team tested its performance, comfort and features through nearly 200 miles of riding. So if you like the look of the Troxus Lynx, and you think this might be the electric bike for you, then you will want to keep reading this review and learn more about what we discovered from our rides and our performance analysis.
Bike Category:Fat Tire
Class 3 E-Bike:Pedal assist up to 28 mph | Throttle assist to 20 mph
Video Review: Troxus Lynx
Easy to ride for even the least experienced riders.
Motor acceleration is quick, with great torque for climbing hills.
Riders can feel more confident controlling the bike, thanks to the 20”x4” tires.
Comfortable to ride, thanks to the frame size and ergonomics.
Carries up to 55 lbs of cargo on the rear rack – great for groceries or a child with a child seat.
Simple bike to operate, with a basic cockpit design and no frills display unit.
Rugged build makes this a tough e-bike.
We’d like this bike to have a 11-28T cassette to eliminate the ghost pedaling in 7th gear and PAS 5.
Rigid rear suspension limits this bike to flat dirt trails.
The Troxus Lynx is a multi-purpose e-bike with plenty of features, like its cargo carrying capacity, fat tires, comfortable posture, great acceleration, and ease of operation. Pretty capable, huh? While it’s no car replacement, it does make you start to think of some savings at the pump when you realize how much the Lynx enables you to do.
The Lynx is Troxus’s answer to the increased demand for multi-purpose e-bikes that almost anyone can hop on and safely ride around town.
Combined with its easy handling, strong stopping power, simple cockpit design, the Lynx works great for commuting around town, picking up groceries, and even light off-roading. As a Class 3 e-bike, the throttle helps you take off quickly, up to 20 mph, and the pedal assistance engages the motor swiftly with your pedaling, helping you get ahead and down the road, topping off at 28 mph.
The BMX-style handlebar gives the Lynx a look of toughness, which is not deceiving because this is a rugged bike. Our team rode this e-bike more than 200 miles, much of which was on dirt trails, and we were happy with its durability. Nothing came loose and nothing needed readjustment after we rode the Lynx.
Up next, we’ll take a closer look at how well this e-bike performed in our tests, and give an overall evaluation that will help you determine if this is the right e-bike for you.
Urban cruiser, commuter, utility, cargo, and fun – all wrapped in one with the Troxus Lynx.
Bafang 750W motor cranks out all the power you’ll need to get around town on the Lynx.
20Ah/960Wh battery is neatly tucked inside the bottom tube, giving lots of range for your ride.
Circuit Test: Troxus Lynx Review
The circuit test focuses on how consistent the motor engages at each of the pedal assistance levels. You want predictable acceleration each time you select a PAS setting, because your ride will be more enjoyable and safer. During my test ride I found the Lynx motor engaged really well with my pedaling. Starting with PAS 1, at 12 mph, the motor consistently increased speed at 2 mph increments, until reaching PAS 4 at 18 mph.
I was in for a bit of a surprise the first time I clicked into PAS 5. That’s when the Lynx really bolted ahead, from 18 mph to 26 mph. The Lynx really takes off when you go from PAS 4 to PAS 5. I don’t normally see e-bikes that accelerate that much between the top two PAS levels. Troxus set up our test bike for Class 3 riding, and the bike had no problem accelerating. In Class 2 mode, PAS 5 tops off at 20 mph.
We tested the Lynx as a Class 3 and it had the same acceleration changes in PAS 1 to 4 as it had as a Class 2 e-bike, except this time it topped off at 28 mph. We appreciate the consistent 2 mph speed increases per PAS level, and the predictability because, really, this is a safer way to ride. Most folks can stick to the first four PAS levels, but lovers of speed will get a kick out of PAS 5. Just make sure you’re up to handling it, or adjust the bike down to class 2 limits altogether.
City streets or outback trails – the Lynx rides on Kenda 20” x 4” all-terrain tires that can handle it.
Gearing from Shimano Altus 7-speed, 14-28T cassette and 46T chainring. Changing to 11-28T cassette can help eliminate ghost peddaling.
LCD display is nothing fancy, but it’s easy to use and read on your rides. Color option would be nice on future models.
Range Test & Battery Performance: Troxus Lynx Review
We like it when we do the range test and the e-bike we’re testing goes as far as the manufacturer says it will go. And that’s what happened in our range test of the Lynx. The folks at Troxus told us the Lynx should go up to 60 miles on a single charge. We were quite satisfied with our 65-mile result, riding on PAS 1.
Riding at PAS 5, the highest speed setting, the Lynx battery had enough power to take our rider, Josh, just under 26 miles. That’s a respectable result. Troxus claimed we could go 30 miles on PAS 5. Josh was riding in Class 3 mode, averaging more than 21 mph, so it’s likely he would’ve come close to 30 miles if riding in Class 2 mode.
Helping him reach those ranges is the energy-efficient Samsung 48-volt, 20-amp lithium-ion battery. This is one of the better batteries out there: Samsung did a lot of work with quality control tests to prevent battery overcharging, as well as being able to handle hot and cold weather, impacts and vibrations, and electrical shock.
Also helping with energy efficiency is the motor’s battery management system (BMS), which regulates energy discharge and recharge to keep it running longer while using less energy per mile than other e-bike BMSs. So it was nice to see Troxus has made respectable progress in building the Lynx to go further than similar fat tire utility e-bikes.
Hill Climb Test: Troxus Lynx Review
Our hill climb test is a test of extremes – you might not ever encounter a hill like this in your rides. But we think it’s good for testing all the e-bikes we review, so we can see what kind of performance the torque and wattage produce.
We use one of the steepest local hills, called Hell Hole Trail, one-third of a mile long section of bike path that pitches to an average of 12 percent. We do two tests, the first using just the throttle to climb the hill. On the second test we use PAS 5 with consistent, non-strenuous pedaling.
For a 20-inch fat tire e-bike, the Troxus Lynx impressed us. Relying on everything its 750-watt Bafang motor could dish out, this bike gave us better-than-average results.
Throttle: 1:23, 13.1 mph average
PAS 5: 1:11, 15.3 mph average
The Lynx’s results are also impressive because at 76.6 lbs this is one of the heavier 20-inch fat tire bikes. Helping it reach the top, the Bafang 750-watt motor kicks out a peak of 80 Newton meters of torque. That torque enables this bike to climb hills other e-bikes can’t climb. It also gives you quick throttle take-off acceleration from a standing stop. Inexperienced riders will appreciate this as they get accustomed to riding their new Lynx around town. This is definitely a rider-friendly e-bike.
Easy to ride, easy to have fun, the Troxus Lynx looks good wherever you ride it.
Left hand thumb throttle was easy to operate, along with the PAS control buttons.
The 46-tooth crankset was easy to pedal in all gears, including pedaling up hills.
Our hill climb test isn’t meant to divide the good e-bikes from the bad ones – there are good e-bikes that don’t make it to the top of the Hell Hole Trail. It’s important to know what your e-bike can and cannot do. If you’re not expecting to climb hills much, then maybe this test has less relevance to you.
Fortunately, if you’re looking for a 20-inch fat tire e-bike that can climb hills, then you should be fine with this e-bike.
Brake Test & Safety: Troxus Lynx Review
The brake test is one of the most important tests we do because e-bikes are faster than regular bikes and you need to be able to stop quicker. We prefer hydraulic brakes on all e-bikes because they usually work better, but the Tektro M280 Mechanical disc brakes on this bike wowed us with an 18’5” average stopping distance. That’s better than some hydraulic brakes we’ve tested on other fat tire bikes.
We rode the Lynx over 200 miles and never felt the brakes go soft when doing stop-and-goes on fairly level terrain. If you’re new to biking in general, just know that the brake cable can be easily adjusted as you ride more miles and put wear on the brake pads. On the brightside, mechanical brake cables are cheaper and easier to maintain and replace than hydraulic brakes.
One word of caution – as is the case with almost all mechanical brakes we’ve tested – make sure you maintain a safe and slow speed going down steep hills. Brake cables tend to stretch from stress over time, especially when being constantly engaged to slow the bike on down hills. If you know how to, you might need to adjust the brakes by turning the barrel adjuster counterclockwise a few turns afterward. If you have questions about this then please post it at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you.
Ride Comfort,Handling, Cockpit, and More: Troxus Lynx Review
Over the past year we’ve seen an increased popularity in multi-functional fat tire e-bikes. Unfortunately, many of these e-bikes have seats bolted to the frame that cannot be raised or lowered to make pedaling easier for the rider (6-foot tall riders like me get sore hips and a sore groin trying to pedal from those short seats!). We appreciate Troxus’s inclusion of a seat post and quick release for easy adjustment, making this an e-bike you will want to pedal.
We also appreciate how the Troxus Lynx savors the appetite for those craving a cargo-utility-fat tire bike all in one. The Lynx’s low profile, step-thru frame is great for inexperienced riders to gain confidence, and for seasoned riders looking to whet their appetite for fun on the pavement and dirt.
Suspension is a bit more stiff than we like. I adjusted the Uding D9-20 suspension forks to the lightest setting and still only managed about 40mm of wheel travel from forks that are supposed to provide 100mm of travel. Don’t get me wrong, we had fun riding it on the dirt, but it felt more like a 20-inch fat tire e-bike with a rigid fork. We’d like to see Troxus switch to softer forks, and add some rear suspension, too. Even something simple, like a moped-style twin rear shock suspension would make the Lynx ride much better over the bumps and trails.
The simple cockpit layout fits this bike’s back-to-basics riding approach. The mono-color LCD display screen is easy to read, in daylight and darkness, and the details are easy to understand. It was easy to figure out how to change the display settings and get the information I needed.
Uding brand hydraulic fork provides 100mm travel, compression adjustment and lockout. Fender and headlight add great finishing touch.
The cockpit looks and feels like an adult BMX bike, which adds to this bike’s sportiness and fun. Display reads okay under the bright sun.
Comfy saddle and hardy rear rack invite you to ride this more. You can buy more groceries with the money saved from not buying gas.
Tektro mechanical disc brakes provided better stopping power than some hydraulic brakes we tested on other e-bikes.
Summary / Where to Buy: Troxus Lynx Review
Overall, the Lynx has proven to be a good multi-purpose fat tire e-bike. This bike is easy to sit on, easy to operate and easy to ride. Troxus designed this to be user-friendly to new and experienced riders. The step-thru frame, 20-inch wheels, BMX-style handlebar and adjustable saddle make this a super-easy e-bike to adjust to your comfort needs and have a real blast riding around.
Bafang’s 750-watt motor delivers on power and consistent engagement with the rider’s pedaling. Packs a real punch at PAS 5, whizzing you up to 28 mph as a Class 3 e-bike. Range of over 60 miles is a real plus for a fat tire bike. Matched with the cargo carrying capability, you can get a lot of shopping done in one ride with this e-bike.
Suspension is a bit rigid for off-roading; we’d like to see them add rear suspension like the twin shock mopeds have. Great that this bike has an adjustable saddle so the rider has enough height and leg room for comfortable pedaling.
Also nice that the ghost pedaling doesn’t creep in until the top of the PAS, which is okay because you’re already going fast enough by that time.
Mechanical brakes worked surprisingly well in the brake test, better than some hydraulic brakes on other fat tire e-bikes we’ve reviewed.
Looking back at our time with the Troxus Lynx, our team agreed that this is an easy e-bike to ride, and can satisfy multiple needs like commuting, shopping, and even camping. The motor accelerates at controlled increments before rocketing ahead at the top PAS level.
‘Happy Riding, make sure to let us know if you have any questions down in our comments section or if you think we left anything out in this review of the Troxus Lynx.