PRIORITY E-CLASSIC PLUS Review – Is it worth it?

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Where to buy 💵

$ 1,699.00 at Priority

Brakes: 9.3 | Motor: 8.5 | Drivetrain: 8.8 | Range: 7.7

YesCycling Score – 8.6/10

Full List of Specs 🔧

Frame6061 Aluminum Alloy
ForkHigh Tensile Steel
Front Wheel36V 250W Hub Motor, 36 13g Spokes, Double Wall Rim
Rear WheelShimano Nexus SG-3D55 3-Speed Disc Brake Hub, Silent Clutch, 36 13g Spokes, Double Wall Rim
Battery374Wh, 36V, 10.4Ah, Downtube-Integrated, Key-Operated Lock/Release
BeltGates Sidetrack 115t
Front SprocketGates Sidetrack 46t
Rear CogGates Sidetrack 22t
Brakes174HUDSON Full Hydraulic Disc with Brake Sensing Motor Cutoff
Rotors180mm Front and Rear
HandlebarBackswept Aluminum Cruiser Bar
SeatpostAluminum 27.2mm
SaddlePriority Cruiser Saddle
GripsLock-On Rubber
KickstandAlloy Double-Leg Center Mount
LightsPriority 6V Front and Rear
FendersColor-Matched Composite Blades, Stainless Struts
SizingStep-Over (Diamond) 18″ and 20″, Step-Through 18″
Tires700c x 38mm, Puncture Protection Layer
Weight49lbs (Including Battery, Pedals, Fenders, Double-Leg Kickstand)

What’s good 👍

  • Quality and Craftsmanship: Past models from Priority Bicycles have consistently demonstrated high-quality construction.
  • Affordability: The new model is introduced at a competitive price point of $1,699, further reduced to $1,399 through a promotional discount.
  • High-End Parts at Low Cost: Features high-quality components rarely seen in this price bracket.
  • Low Maintenance: The e-Classic Plus includes a belt drive and hydraulic disc brakes, both of which are known for reduced maintenance.
  • Three-Speed Transmission: Priority Bicycles has equipped the e-Classic Plus with a Nexus 3 internally geared rear hub, a rarity in low-cost belt drive e-bikes.
  • Versatile Use: As per the CEO’s testimony, the bike is suitable for errands, park visits, daily commute, and leisure rides.
  • Efficient Motor & Battery: The e-bike can reach speeds of up to 20 mph and has a range of 20-60 miles, thanks to its 250W front hub motor and 374 Wh removable battery.
  • Safety and Comfort: Comes equipped with fenders, LED lighting, a stable dual kickstand, and comfort saddle.

What’s not so good 👎

  • E-Assist Limitation: While much of the budget went towards high-quality components, the electric side isn’t as standout. It’s described as adequate for commuters but won’t be setting any speed records.
  • Lack of Throttle: The e-Classic Plus only operates with pedal assist, which may not be preferred by everyone.

Our Verdict 🎗

In summary, the Priority e-Classic Plus e-bike is designed with city commuters in mind. It emphasizes quality, low maintenance, and affordability over raw electric power. Ideal for daily commuters and those who prefer a reliable, low-maintenance ride, but perhaps not the best choice for thrill-seekers.

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