Juiced Bikes launches new electric bike at a big discount

San Diego-based Juiced Bikes today announced the launch of a new version of the electric bike, the Cross Current X Step-Through.

The original Cross Current X with a spanning frame is Juiced’s first commuter and urban e-bike in years.

Now the company is launching a new step-by-step version of the bike and drastically reduces the price. While the original Cross Current X is priced at $ 2,499, the Cross Current X Step-Through is now launching with an introductory price of just $ 1,999.

Just like the original Cross Current X, the new stepper version will feature a powerful 750W Bafang hub motor with a torque of 80Nm. This motor offers a top speed of 28 mph (45 km / h), firmly pushing the CrossCurrent X Step-Through into Class 3 e-bike territory in the United States. Technically speaking, the bike arrives as a Class 2 electric bike limited to 20 mph (32 km / h). But users can change bike settings through the screen to unlock Class 3 riding, if they want. The bike even includes Race mode for non-public roads, where the speed is listed as “unlimited”. Sip.

The bike will also come with a host of premium components, including torque and cadence based sensors for smoother pedal assist response, hydraulic disc brakes for stronger stopping power that requires less maintenance, a 9-speed Shimano cassette for more speed options, front and rear LED lights included as well as luggage rack / fender assembly included.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires are also included to provide greater efficiency and a smoother ride. I am a huge fan of this tire model, having personally fitted my e-bike with this rubber over a 500 mile (800 km) long distance a few years ago.

Juiced Bikes are known for their above-par performance compared to their competition, and the new bike is no exception. Despite tipping a 750W rear hub motor, Juiced fitted the bike with a 25A controller that delivers a maximum electrical power of 1300W.

This higher power level is particularly noticeable in two areas: acceleration and climbing. The new model is expected to score high in both categories.

The two main differences between the new stepper model and the existing Cross Current X are the frame design and battery capacity. The new model’s midframe will be more accessible to a wider range of riders thanks to this lower frame. This makes getting on and off the bike easier, especially when this rear rack is loaded high, as you don’t have to swing one leg up to shoulder height like an Olympic gymnast. Instead, you can just cross the frame and jump straight onto the bike.

The second major difference is the battery, which is designed for 52V and 15Ah, scoring a total capacity of 780Wh. That’s a bit smaller than the massive 1000Wh battery found on the CrossCurrent X, but it’s still rated at over 100km when using pedal assist.

Most riders will likely find this battery sufficient for typical urban and recreational riding. For anyone who wants to take it even further (or just want a larger throttle range), Juiced Bikes makes it easy to upgrade since the company has standardized around a single form of battery. Several battery capacities in the same box can be exchanged to personalize the electric autonomy of the bike.

The CrossCurrent X Step-Through is available in four colors: arctic white, beach blue, yellow and black. It’s unclear why the last two options don’t have their own fun paint names.

Juiced Bikes have been gaining traction lately, revealing a similar take on the company’s popular RipCurrent fat-tire e-bikes earlier this summer.

This launch was sadly spoiled (by us, oops!) When an image leak of the new e-bikes en route to a photoshoot emerged.

The company has managed to stay the course on this new launch after likely learning its lesson. Guess the bikes were better covered on the way to the most recent photoshoot!

Anyone who wants to check out the new models can find them on the Juiced website. And before you go, why not let us know what you think of the new bikes in the comments section below!

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