Type: Mountain Bike
- Simple and Robust Design.
- 9 level Pedal-Assist Only.
- 250w Motor with built in Panasonic Battery.
- A Perfect blend of Speed vs Range.
- Front and Rear Lights for safety at Night
- Full Disc Brake Package.
Simple and Robust Design.
The first thing that comes to mind when looking at the Jetson Adventure Mountain Bike is the pleasant appearance of what seems to be a regular mountain bike we are familiar with. Unlike many other bikes we have reviewed here at Radical, the Jetson is the first we have checked out that uses a smaller motor plus a matching sized built-in battery. Equipped with front suspension for off-road capabilities and hard tail makes this a reliable cross between the trail and the streets.
9 level Pedal-Assist Only.
The main concept of the Jetson is low maintenance and simple operation. The 9 level PAS system is reliable but is designed without a throttle. This guarantees the range per power level (1 – 9) will always be the same each charge. A great feature for a care free experience every time. Comes with the well-known and easy to read LCD display that shows range, speed, and pedal assist level. A USB charge port is also included to keep your devices up and running.
250w Motor with built-in Panasonic Battery.
As mentioned before, this bike uses a smaller 250w motor that is hard to spot at first. It is built into the hub just like the Panasonic 36v 7.8Ah Lithium ion battery which sits in a dry-locked compartment part of the frame. For the daily commute through the rain which here in Vancouver is very well-known for, the lightweight combination of smaller components that are safe in their compartments going through puddles and pelting of the rain was a very well-thought-out design. The amount of time required to fully charge the 36v battery is 5 – 6 hours.
A Perfect blend of Speed vs Range.
The 21 speed Shimano system is a proven and effective one that is easy to maintain. With the 9 levels of assist the Jetson is perfect for the long distance rider, capable of speeds up to 20 miles or 32 kms per hour. The smaller motor requires less power making it more suitable and geared towards a lightweight concept. The maximum range of the Jetson is 30 miles or 48 kilometers. Thanks to all the components being built in, the battery cannot be stolen off the frame making it more incognito and less attractive all around to the eyes of a thief.
Front and Rear Lights for Safety at Night.
One of the most important features on any bike is having lights for your nighttime safety. The LED lights are powered by the built-in battery for longevity. It has happened to me before where I had a USB / AAA battery powered light which it went out before I completed my route back home. Not something you want to happen mid trip… Thankfully my front light was on, no worries here with the Jetson though! Learning from that experience, I always carry a mobile power bank which is fully charged, giving me the confidence and security to power my phone or tablet if my bike ran out of juice.
Full Disc Brake Package.
Confidence in stopping power is crucial for people that like to go at high speed and intensity. The front and rear is fully set with disc brakes on top of the thick tires sitting on 27.5″ wheels. Since the Jetson is so simply made, all you need for adjustments to the brakes, seat or handlebars are basic bike tools like a wrench, Allen key, and screwdriver. Unlike a bike with hydraulic brakes, simplicity is sometimes better than the highest tech you can get your hands on since a more user-friendly option can be adapted and mastered more quickly.
- 250w Hub Motor.
- 36v 7.8Ah Lithium ion Panasonic Battery.
- Max speed of 20 miles or 32 kms per hour.
- Max range of 30 miles or 48 kilometers.
- 9 level PAS System
- 21 Speed Shimano Drivetrain
- LCD Display
- Front and rear LED lights.
- Bike weight is 42 lbs
- Max rider weight is 300lbs.
While most electric bikes are designed with their components like the battery on the outside, the Jetson stands apart in terms of security and ease of operation overall. It has all the same features as other bikes in its class while also offering lights on the front and rear, making a fully equipped package that is made to tackle all lifestyles and terrain during day or night.
Would you feel more secure with a bike that comes with more must-have safety features? So long as you have a USB charge port on your bike like the Jetson Adventure, this solves that problem in the event of the light running out of power since you can charge it up again. We rate the Jetson Adventure at 90/100. If only the Jetson had rear suspension in conjunction with the front, it would be a solid 100!
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– Rowan @ Radical Electric Bikes