By belljr10b on March 20, 2023
We needed ebikes to fit in a Cessna 172 for our summer/fall trips to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. So we bought 2 Discovery X5 bikes since we needed ebikes that were light weight, foldable, and had a horn with front/rear lighting. This bike checked all those boxes! We fit one bike in the Cessna baggage storage area (fits perfect through the door!) and the other in the rear seat. Range isn't close to 35 miles, more like 18. However that's okay, islands are flat and I need the exercise! I'm sure JupiterBike will sell more of these bikes. When we ride these from the plane on the tarmac we turn a lot of heads! A lot of pilots we talked to were going to get one or two. Hope you sell more! We will keep recommending the bike.
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By algarfield on February 14, 2023
Very friendly people , great price and had exactly what we wanted. Would highly recommend.Thank you
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By larry_rigg on February 13, 2023
This is an update to my March 21 2019 review. Our two Discovery X5 bikes are now nearly 4 years old, still going strong and look like new! The batteries do not hold their charge quite as long, but not so bad as to require new ones. The brake shoes are still OK and all parts on both bikes are still working perfectly without any breakage whatsoever! I still highly recommend these bikes for those who desire lightweight transportation, ones that take little storage and insist on dependability and good looks!
88 of 91 people found this review helpful
By vwfamily on August 03, 2022
We (husband and I) purchased two Jupiter DiscoveryX5 electric folding bikes. We wanted something that we could ride around campgrounds plus also fit in the basement of our motorhome. This little jewel was perfect! We just got back from a big airshow in Oshkosh, WI and rode these all over the campground and everywhere we could. Being senior citizens - 67 and 74 - these allowed us to venture out more and not have to rely on the busses to get us to the venue where everything was taking place. I'm now thinking of places I can ride around my home as I don't want to wait until we travel again to enjoy this awesome bike.
422 of 460 people found this review helpful
By jeffglibert225 on July 23, 2022
I had my X5 for three seasons and have put over 1,800 miles on my bike over three summers. Great little bike. Pedal Assist is great on hills and/or against on-coming strong winds. Only maintenance has been a new rear tire inner tube and new plastic petals (bearing wore out on the original plastic petals). Folding option makes it easy to get in my SUV - I bought the carry bag to keep any grease away from my car interior. Highly recommended.
420 of 454 people found this review helpful
By gilstanden on June 25, 2022
Update to my first review. I've been commuting to/from work 15 miles total on a single charge for two weeks now in blistering hot days. I'm 6'2" 265 lbs. The bike has 30% remaining on the battery at the end of the commute home so i guess it could handle even a 20 mile RT commute for my rider size and weight. The Discovery X5 is in my humble opinion by far the best value in e-bikes out there today and is an engineering marvel.
352 of 386 people found this review helpful
By michael on June 17, 2022
It's a great bike. It has good battery life, easy to transport (I can fit two in the back seat of my tiny Chevy Spark). It has good speed and feels really stable for such a compact bike. I LOVE my JupiterBike Discovery X5 E-Bike. I've put hundreds of miles on it this summer.
310 of 343 people found this review helpful
By scott.m.clarke on June 15, 2022
We are full time boat cruisers and these bikes have been invaluable to us. Everywhere we go people stop us to ask where we got them and how we like them. It was virtually impossible to find an electric folding bike and those we did find were too heavy, too expensive or clunky. The JupiterBike Discovery X5 is easy to transport (we can even load them into our inflatable dinghy) and they perform great. We couldn't be happier!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By gilstanden on June 11, 2022
I am 265 lbs. and 6'2" tall. I needed a bike to commute to and/or from work (6.5 miles each way, 13.2 miles round trip) that also could be carried on intermodal (on buses and/or metro-link trains). I also wanted a bike that was well-under $1000 dollars, had a throttle-only mode in addition to pedal-assist (PAS) modes, and rear-suspension. I also needed an e-bike that could handle a few moderate hills without overheating/cutout of the hub motor. This JupiterBike Discovery X5 really exceeded all my expectations with flying colors. I just finished my first test ride on it. I did lap routes around where I live which include some very challenging hills (not exceptionally long hills, but some 12% grade sections of maybe 25 yards or so embedded in longer gentle grades). The temperature today is 86F with real feel 95F and the 350W hub motor on this Jupiter X5 came through with flying colors! It just kept on going like the pink battery bunny on TV with his drum and big feet. Also, the power delivery was consistent, even when the battery was getting down to 10% or less left, there was still power even in the PAS-1 mode, and of course graded upward power in PAS-2 and PAS-3 as one would want and expect, and even a little bit of throttle-only power even up to the last drop in the battery. In summary as far as endurance and range, this little engine that could JupiterBike Discovery X5 carried a 265 lbs., 6'2" man 12 miles on a hilly test course loop comprised of uphills, downhills, and flats, but more than 50% of the ride was climbing some type of moderate to steep hill and this bike handled it all. I was very impressed. My work commute doesn't have anywhere near as many tough hills, so I now feel confident the JupiterBike Discovery X5 will handle my 13.2 mile work commute easily. The little headlight that comes with the JupiterBike Discovery X5 is quite bright and it's a nice value-add. It also has a little electric horn which is handy if you ride in congested boardwalk areas etc. and is a nice thing to have built-in anyway. The bike was super easy to assemble. Once the packaging protection wrap is removed, it takes less than 5 minutes to have it fully assembled. No tools at all are required other than a pair of scissors to snip the packaging zip ties. The bike is quite lightweight by electric bike standards - only 41 lbs. according to the documents, and it feels light. I can lift it off the ground easily and I don't do any heavy lifting anymore I'm pretty careful about that, but I feel confident hoisting this onto bike racks on a bus if necessary for intermodal travel events. Keep in mind that with the smaller wheels (16") you must pay close attention to the road surface ahead of you at all times, because with smaller wheels even small potholes in the road can swallow up 16" wheels, so you just have to pay attention at all times, or ride on closed course trails that are well-maintained so there isn't as much/any risk that way. This bike is awesome. I have tested several competitors e-bikes some from makers you would recognize immediately and which cost more than this JupiterBike Discovery X5. I will just say that I have tested (and returned) all those other e-bike offerings, because those bikes could not pass my acid tests, but this JupiterBike Discovery X5 is the Spirit of St. Louis in my world - the first one to pass all my tests - and a winner, and a keeper, and it's good even for tall riders who weigh up to 265 lbs., and that's a very big accomplishment by the team at JupiterBike. Hats off to them, good job! Very grateful for this bike and very impressed. My regular ride is a Chevy Silverado 2500HD LS 4-door Fleet-side 8'+ cargo bed, so it's a fairly big p/u truck, and it now costs me over $125 at the gasoline pump each fill-up. I was looking for an e-bike that would handle my 6.6 mile each way, 13.2 mile roundtrip commute each day on mostly flat terrain with a few gentle hills WITHOUT a recharge (my employer doesn't allow charging of employee devices inside the building) and this bike meets all the requirements as described in this review. Sometimes after work, I prefer to go intermodal and just throw the bike on the city bus, and I can do that too with this bike if I want. I paid about $729.57 including all tax and shipping total out the door price for this bike new from a well-known national retailer, so this e-bike used on my commute, figuring in some rain days when I won't use it, will pay for itself in less than 6 months, and it helps the environment to leave my Big Iron Silverado 3/4 ton p/u in the garage for the short commutes such as to/from work, to get a haircut, etc. JupiterBike Discovery X5: Awesome!
33 of 34 people found this review helpful
By guider.thomas1 on April 05, 2022
So I will admit in the beginning I was a little skeptical as I'm pretty new to electric bikes however this bike is a great little bike. It gets me to and from work. I had a slight battery issue and the sales team handled it quickly and got me the new battery as fast they possibly could. (Less then 1 week). I am very happy with my purchase.
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By ldavila12 on January 12, 2022
Purchased a White Discovery X5 and a Black Discovery X5 for my wife and I as Christmas presents. The e-bikes are a great way to excise together and they're tons of fun! they're super comfortable and perform great. Great... especially for the price!
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By dstocker on January 01, 2022
We got a couple of the x5’s to go in the Cessna 182. They fit on the rear seat, so easy to fold and unfold. Landed at Half moon bay today and rode into town for lunch. So easy. Looking forward to the bags, will make it one step easier. Nice.
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By pezwat on December 10, 2021
The bike is the best! Unfortunately it came with a flat tire. The staff at Jupiter were very helpful. Megan walked me through my options and I was riding it later that day. Couldn't be happier
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By Frank D. on November 26, 2021
We bought 2 Jupiter Discovery bikes and sold our pedal forward Trek bikes. We have yet to run down the batteries and we take them on our RV trailer. They are easy to peddle, have three perfect speeds, and hold up very well. Everybody loves them, and the bikes withstand abuse very well...They are less expensive than most Ebikes, yet perform so much better. This is a well kept elite secret.
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By djbreslin on November 09, 2021
All of their other models should be this simple. No gears needed with a 350w motor! Very powerful! Prefer this model over all their other models. Wish it was maybe 5lbs lighter, Belt driven, and $500 price point. Perfect set of features! I can't emphasize enough you don't need 6speeds, single speed + motor is all you need. Make them lighter weight! No other value e-bike comes close, PS I'm 6'5" 200lbs and this is a daily comfort rider for me!!!! WELL DONE. Carbo is the only better e-bike in the world and it's 4X's the price.
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By Alcee Jones Jr. J. on October 28, 2021
Once again, I'd like to extend my deepest gratitude, to Megan (JupiterBike Associate), for going above and beyond, with extend exceptional service and commitment to my needs. I just would like to encourage each and everyone, if you're interested in getting thorough information and service from JupiterBike, just ask for Megan!!! Thanks again Meg, for all that you do, and have done!!!👍🏼
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By Alcee Jones Jr. J. on October 18, 2021
Once again Megan Jones (JupiterBike associate), has demonstrated loyalty and professionalism to this satisfied owner of the Discovery X5. Thanks again for your expertise and knowledge!!! You're the best!!!👍🏼
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
By jeffglibert225 on October 15, 2021
Just completed 1,500 miles on my Discovery X5 in 18 months. Great e-bike. Only maintenance issues were new petals and a new tube from a flat tire. Heading out this afternoon for another 15 mile ride. Can't wait!
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By khengswee on September 14, 2021
I own 5 bikes, 2 are electric. And this is by far the one I use most - because of how convenient and lightweight it is. "Throwing" it into the trunk of my small hatchback is a breeze compared to having to wrestle with a bike rack. When I reach my destination, grabbing it out of the car, and unfolding it is equally quick. I added my own seat-post suspension and gel seat to make this bike even more comfortable. I've listed the following pros and cons: Pros: - lightweight, easy to carry in and out of the car. - easy & quick 4-step folding: remove seat, fold pedals, fold frame, fold handlebar stem. - attractive no-weld futuristic-looking rectangular frame - it's nice to have a rear suspension, built-in horn and lights - Was a good value purchase at Costco.com price Cons: - Small wheel size limits speed when I've maxed out my cadence. - My particular bike suffers from a bad rear brake squealing - Something in the front assembly squeaks every time I hit a bump. A little worrying. - no front fork suspension (not even the X7 has it). - I feel "top heavy" when going downhill at speed. A little scary! - The small battery will run down quickly if you don't pedal and just rely on the throttle. Conclusion: an attractive looking bike to ride around the neighborhood, to commute in the city or just to get out. But watch those downhill speeds. Creaking front frame assembly will need to be further investigated. I'd probably be more comfortable with something slightly bigger like the X7 or Summit. I hope they'll sell in Costco.com again.
16 of 19 people found this review helpful
By jeff on August 15, 2021
For years we hauled around a clunky golf cart on a trailer..got really tired of that and decided on an E-bike. Our local surf shop in St Petersburg Beach, FL carried the Jupiter line and when we saw these..especially folded up..we were sold. Sturdy..super comfortable..powerful and long range. The small size will fool you at first, but these little bikes are the real deal. We stash the bikes inside the RV and no longer drag an EZ-GO
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By keykeykat1 on July 20, 2021
I was in a bad place for a long time. My wife of 12 years had just walked out on me, or drove out in the Volvo I recently bought. I couldn't drive it, legally, because of a DUI. For driving on Xanax prescribed for a near crippling case of combat PTSD. I had no lisence to drive. The bus was not an option for me. Getting out of the house. Just to check the mail ain't a real picnic for me. I ordered MRE's from Amazon.com to feed myself cuz shopping and hauling on foot home wasn't practical. When I could bare to stand in the Safeway knowing I couldn't cover my own back. I didn't have a team any more. I bought the Jupiter Discovery (I jokingly say Recovery) X-5 After having had limited success baby stepping, like Bill Murray a'la "What about Bob?" and experimenting with cheap electric bikes & scooters. None of which posessed the range needed for me to complete my mission. The X-5 is a game changer. For me. It has the power. The range. The style. It is nimble & powerful. I will never have a team again to watch my back. Because that's how we did in training and war. The X-5 earned all the awards I earned in the Army in my book. For keeping me going through the bad times. I would never salute the machine because if it were a soldier it would surely not be an Officer. More of a ground pounder like I was once. Together we accomplished my mission I made it across town & over the treacherous overpasses & returned safely from the DMV with my new Oregon Drivers Lisence. With battery to spare. I had never been more proud of myself nor impressed with a machine than I was on that day. 11, January. 2021
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By jeffglibert225 on July 20, 2021
Bought the X5 in April, 2020 and just completed 1,000 miles on it. Lots of fun 10-20 mile rides. Quality is excellent- only minor issue was a flat tire. Highly recommend.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful
By Liz K. on June 23, 2021
Love the bike. Easy to ride. Charges fast and folds up nicely and not too heavy for me to load.
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By chayes1 on June 06, 2021
Went for my first ride today. This is the perfect bike for me, 66 year old female in reasonably good shape. This bike has just a little assistance that makes all the difference. Love it!
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By Jeff B. on May 25, 2021
I bought two of these ebikes, one for my wife and the other for me, we love them. We like the fold-up feature and have taken them to several different, paved trails in our area and plan to take them camping this summer. We've also purchased two additional batteries for our upcoming camping trips to be sure we have plenty of power without running a generator to charge them. With 16" tires, and the 350-watt motor, these ebikes have enough power to go most of the places we've taken them. We really like the unique design of these ebikes, we have not found anything we feel is more asthetically pleasing than these Jupiter Discovery X5 Folding Electric Bikes!
12 of 16 people found this review helpful
By Thomas Z. on May 12, 2021
Recently got my bike after visiting the home office in Tampa. Came home, bought the bike, and it arrived in 2 days. So easy to set up - 10 minutes max. Impressed with the electric assist. The X-5 goes 16mph and 23mph downhill pedaling. Excellent and enjoyable workout. Goes uphill easily with/without pedaling. Great value as well!
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By davidrisler on May 02, 2021
We bought one for me and one for my husband. We have a lovely, rolling hill neighborhood and have had beautiful rides. Soon we will branch out and try some local trails. Both bikes perform amazing, right out of the box. Set up was easy and intuitive. Recommend!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
By sluggermike39 on April 27, 2021
I'm 81 years old and have been looking for an e-bike for the last couple years. I'm really impressed with the finish and attention to details. I rode for about in hour in hilly terrain for the first time this afternoon. I was impressed with the power and use of the battery. It only used about 10 % of the battery. I felt like I got a good work out, and I will be using it a lot in the future.
11 of 15 people found this review helpful
By rhitman32 on April 18, 2021
We have had two Discovery X5 bikes for about 2 months and have ridden only a little bit due to the cold weather. We are 68 and 72 year old. We like the bikes. My wife needs some assist as she improves her conditioning level and our terrain is very hilly -- the only flat spots are some of the parking lots. We use the assist on the hills. One drawback is that I am 75" tall and the bike is a little small for me. I will be looking for a longer seat post so that my knee does not hit the horn button. I will also probably replace the seat with something a little larger.
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
By dannymestas on April 16, 2021
Bought 2 Discovery X5s, one for me and one for my wife. So far they have been great. The both fit perfectly in the back of our 2011 Chevy Equinox. We took them to the park today and these things pull! My wife is not a bike rider, but she had fun on this! The park is surrounded by a 2 mile compacted dirt trail, and the X5s handled it perfectly, also when riding on some low cut grass. Can't wait to buy some accessories for it. One issue that I had was on one of the e-bikes, the front rotor was slightly rubbing the brake pad out the box. I never adjusted rotor brakes before, but I found the 1 Allen bolt that adjusted the tension. It does look like there is a little bit of warp in the rotor, but not too much. Not sure if this will be an issue down the road. The other one was perfect out of the box.
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By cjpino on April 04, 2021
Purchased mine 2 weeks ago. Arrived all in good shape and assembled quickly. Battery was iffy so contacted Jupiter and new battery was immediately provided. Customer service was outstanding and helpful. Highly recommend Jupiter Bikes. The ride is fabulous. Great range. Comfortable seat. Easy to fold and stow in small places (we live in a 23’ long RV).
8 of 11 people found this review helpful
By bethatkinson8000 on April 02, 2021
I have been wanting a compact bike and this was excellent. It folds and an e bike with pedal assist. On nice days, I will be riding to work.
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By riotme2000 on February 21, 2021
I just purchased an X5 from Costco yesterday. Today I opened the box and I’m trying to prepare it so I can use it. I am now charging the battery. I notice no fender inside the box and no tool kit to tighten some of the parts. I don’t know if you have them separately but what I’m assured of is that on the manual cover the fenders were in the photo. I would also be delighted to know if there’s available bag I can purchase just in case I decide to buy an X5 cargo rack?
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Colette L. on February 20, 2021
We are very pleased with the performance of the bike, We can not wait to take them on vacation and on the boat for land transportation. The bike is very well made, you will be very happy with Jupiter standards.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Teri U. on January 15, 2021
A friend bought from costco and loves it. I had been looking for a foldable e bile. Nice ride. I dont think battery last 30 miles but overall a good bike for the price
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By trishl1975 on December 13, 2020
So I recently gained some weight and I have limited physical activity due to some recent Health Issues.. this bike is a awesome way to get yourself back out there and with pedal assist decide how much excersise you can endure along with enjoying the outdoor environment! I weigh passed 200 and the bike had no problem handling my weight! My wife had RA and loved the bike and it easy use and comfortability! Costco has them for 599.00 and they go fast what a steal! Even the 795.00 is a great price! I highly recommend this E bike if you are looking for compact and powerful!
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By Alcee Jones Jr. J. on December 03, 2020
I received my X5 the day after Thanksgiving, and I ve been commuting 10mls to and from work, effortlessly!!! This bike is amazing and has never let up. It rained on me one night while commuting from work, and the bike is still going strong days later.... I'm well pleased with this bike!!!!!
94 of 99 people found this review helpful
By dwearing on October 28, 2020
We ordered 2 Discovery X5's on Saturday and they arrived on Tuesday! Easy to assemble and fun to ride. My wife and I are 66 years young and looking forward to riding the bike trails around Pinellas and Pasco counties. Also can't wait to try them out in the Smoky Mountains where we rent cabines 3-4 time a year. Being able to fold them is great for travel.
64 of 68 people found this review helpful
By david F. on October 27, 2020
Arrived in 2 days. Compact great features. Allows me to ride again after a knee and two hip replacements. I can attend events again... Battledoc/FMF
117 of 130 people found this review helpful
By larry_rigg on July 13, 2020
I and my wife have been riding two of these bikes for 16 months and they are still going strong. I ride mine everyday to the mailbox. Highly recommend!
158 of 172 people found this review helpful
By rgalloway5 on June 09, 2020
I can’t think of a single thing that I don’t like about this bike. Great quality for the price. Simple & easy to ride. It’s super cool looking! I ride every day just for fun & get ooo’s & awww’s from young & older riders.
152 of 165 people found this review helpful
By Janice B. on April 27, 2020
I bought this from Costco at a great price and love it! I went back a few days later and they were all sold out! I have as much power going up our very steep hills outside Seattle as I do with our full sized electric bike. I probably won't use it for long rides since the charge won't last that long but just for short trips it's fantastic, very comfortable and feels quite sturdy and well made. I purchased the rack for it too.
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By Robert L. on January 11, 2020
Just got the bikes...Discovery X5,,,and so far so good. Nice balance between speed assist and exercise. Will use in a few weeks for “distance” ride and will see how it does. Amazing comfortable for small size and maneuverable
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By Gary B. on December 17, 2019
This is a great investment and has changed my transportation habits.. no more waiting for a parking spot or sitting in traffic! Works perfect with easy setup and anxious to use it daily...Bought this at the Key West Offshore races Thanks again! Gary
112 of 125 people found this review helpful
By Carl W. on September 12, 2019
Amazing bicycle, a joy to ride. I ride it to work and I don’t sweat. Thanks. Carl W. Miami, FL
192 of 218 people found this review helpful
By Mike O. on September 01, 2019
Ordered 2 bikes, one for my wife and one for me. We have a blast riding around town. Very cool design. People always want to know where we got our bikes. Mike O. Palm Desert, CA
134 of 148 people found this review helpful
By Jim S. on August 23, 2019
This bike is more than meets the eye. It caught my eye online, but seeing it in my garage is way better! It feels like a great bike, excellent attention to detail. I like the versatility of being able to pedal….or not. This bike will get lots of use in my neighborhood. Jim S. Westerville, Ohio
138 of 154 people found this review helpful
By Phil D. on July 25, 2019
I was worried about unboxing this bike and putting it together, but it was super easy. The bike comes almost completely together and I noticed they have a video on their website. I didn’t even need to watch it. The bike is mostly just folded into the box. I took off all of the wrapping and was riding in minutes. Thank you, JupiterBike! Phil D. Bloomington, IL
142 of 158 people found this review helpful
By Verna M. on June 17, 2019
I looked at different brands of e-bikes and thought this one seemed like it was the one for me. I am very happy with this purchase and will recommend to my friends.
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By Rocco M. on May 12, 2019
I love this bike!!!! The electric assist is AWESOME!!! Where has this been all my life. I love that I get to adjust the amount of assist from the motor. It allows me to work hard or not work at all. Wow! And it is fast and fun to ride. I love this bike! Marla W. Chesapeake, VA
113 of 126 people found this review helpful
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By Larry R. on March 21, 2019
I have been studying folding electric bikes online for 18 months. This is the bike I decided on and after buying two Discovery models from JupiterBike in Florida, I am not disappointed! Best design, quality, features, riding stability, comfort, small folding size and an absolute blast to ride. No peddling needed, but it’s there if you need or want it. Bike’s seat is 32” min. from floor, but with purchase of a shorter post, can easily be 28” for shorter legs. Headlight is bright and adjustable, tail light is bright and uniquely built into the bottom of of the most comfortable seat I’ve had on a bicycle. Cool digital display gives all needed info. Cute sounding little horn as well. Battery is easily removable, hidden in frame and key locks in place. I am 75, 6 feet tall at nearly 200 lbs. and the bike has delivered what it promises. I rode for over 2 hours on mostly flat terrain on a 100 degree day in AZ yesterday and still had 58% power when I arrived home. Both my bikes arrived within a week in a well packaged box and in perfect condition. Very highly recommend this bike if you want to put some fun in your life!
187 of 200 people found this review helpful
By Edna H. on February 05, 2019
I bought a Discovery X5 e-bike and had an issue with my LCD. I called them and they sent me a shipping label to get my bike repaired for me. First class assistance. Rommel V. Tempe, AZ
114 of 127 people found this review helpful