Tower E-Bike's 100-Point Scale

A Single Point eBike Rating - kind of like Wine Spectator's 100-Point Scale... but for eBikes

Stephan Aarstol

Riese and Muller eBike Homage Review

The Homage electric bike model from European electric bike brand Riese and Muller is a very well considered electric city bike. Very few bikes are rated this high on the Tower eBike Score scale. It gets a 90 and even higher on it's specialty score when we omit our "comfort" and "universal" ratings. At 64 lbs this e-Bike is a little heavy but it's all done with quality parts. Note that this electric bicycle gets a score of only 4 our our low proprietary risk scale, which means it may be hard to find parts if Riese and Muller were to go out of business or stop supporting this specific model at some point in the future. read more »
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Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0

Specialized is a big name within both the bike and electric bike industry. The company started off as a bicycle and bike parts manufacturer and now makes their own electric bikes as well. The Turbo Vado is Specialized's commuter mid drive bike with exceptional materials and mechanical components. The Turbo Vado excels in hill climbing ability and battery range. The Turbo Vado 5.0 scored an 94 on our tower ebike Specialty score giving it a Highest Distinction ebike more »
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Serial 1 Rush Electric Bike Review

Serial 1, renowned as the electric Harley Davidson bike company, partners with Harley Davidson to "power" their bikes. The Rush e-bike, a city/commuter style model, excels in electrical components. With a Tower eBike score of 76, it earns the outstanding e-bike label. It gets a 90 on our Specialty Score and that's a better measure on this more »
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Serial 1 Rush Step Thru Review

Serial 1 is an electric bike company powered by Harley Davidson. They manufacture an array of electric bikes that are assembled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Rush step through is the company's commuter styled electric bike. With a high torque motor and a torque sensored belt drive chain the Rush step through scored a 77 on our Tower ebike more »
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Tower Beach Babe E-Bike Review

The Tower Beach Babe is Tower Electric Bike's step through model electric cruiser bike. The bike's appearance still gives off the classic beach cruiser look and feel with a lower step over height when compared to their Beach Bum electric cruiser bike. The Beach babe scored a 83 on our tower ebike score, ranking it as outstanding more »
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Bulls E-Stream Evo 45FS Review

Bulls Bikes are known for manufacturing top of the line mountain and trail bikes. The Evo models are their ebike models focusing on high torque and suspension. The Evo 45FS scored a 69 on our Tower ebike score giving it a "Very Good eBike" rating, but because it's intended use is as an electric mountain bike, pay more attention to it's specialty score of 82 which rates it as an "Outstanding eBike". See our full Bulls E-Stream Evo 45FS more »
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Priority Bicycles Current eBike Review

We are going to be reviewing and rating the Priority Current Electric Bike from the company Priority Bicycles. This company has a popular name within the bike industry. They aren’t just in the e-bike niche, however. They make tons of different electric bikes and road-style regular bikes as well. They've got quite a big team over there. The Priority Current model is their take on a road-style electric bike. It's a mid-drive belt-driven bike. It's built for a commuter or someone who lives in a city who is looking for a little bit more assistance in speed to get from point A to point B a bit quicker. The Priority Current scored an 82 on our 100-point Tower e-Bikes Specialty Score; which rates it at an outstanding e-bike. This is one of the better e-bikes we have seen come into our shop here.

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Tower Beach Bum V2 Review

The Beach Bum V2 is the second version of the popular Beach Bum electric bike by Tower. Upgrades Tower added to the the Version 2 Beach Bum include: hydraulic brakes, a cassette sprocket, a threadless headset, and a highly rust resistant frame and chain. These upgrades have given the Tower Beach Bum v2 a tower ebike score of more »
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Biktrix Juggernaut Hub Duo Review

The Juggernaut Hub Duo is Biktrix's most popular ebike model. There are a lot of different Juggeranut models that Biktrix sells, including the Juggernaut Hub Duo, the Classic Duo, and the Ultra Duo. The Hub Duo is Biktrix's lower torque model bike, and more of a universal bike for any user. The Hub Duo is capable of both throttle and pedal assist exertion and has a 750w rear drive. Weighing in at 80 lbs, the Juggernaut Hub Duo is quite a heavy bike, unusually heavier than a lot of other ebikes with similar same components. The Hub Duo scored a 70 on our Tower ebike score, but put more faith in the 78 it got on our Specialty scale as it's an eMountain more »
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Juiced Scorpion X Electric Bike Review

Follow along as we review and rate the Scorpion X model from Juiced e-bikes. The Scorpion X is the the 2020 edition of the Juiced Scorpion model and is labeled as a "moped-style electric bike". We rate all ebikes on our objective Tower ebike score. The Juiced Scorpion X scored a 74 out of 100 on the Tower eBike 100-point scale which gives it an “outstanding e-bike” rating. read more »
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Super73 Bike Model R Review

Super73 has become one of the biggest names within the ebike industry thanks in large part to its "cafe cruiser" looking bikes and heavy advertising spend. The Super73-R is the company's higher end model bike, with greater components compared to the the S and Z models. The model R is quite heavy weighing in at 78 lbs, due in large part to its motorcycle like frame. This bike scored a 74 on our tower ebike score giving it an "outstanding eBike" rating according to our electric bike more »
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Juiced CrossCurrent Step-Thru Review

Juiced labels it's CrossCurrent model as a "commuter bike". With it's flat end handlebars and downright positioning the CrossCurrent definitely feels and rides like a stereotypical road bike. The CrossCurrent comes with a quality derailleur and multiple gears which enhance the bikes ride. As a company Juiced scored low on our low proprietary risk as Juiced customers have had experience with parts shortages and relatively poor customer service. Overall, the Juiced CrossCurrent scored a 73 on our Tower ebike score giving it a very good eBike more »
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