The XC Sport R500 electric commuter bike is quickly making a name as one of the most fun and enjoyable rear-hub electric bikes on the market thanks to it’s fast speed and oversize 27.5″ tires. The XC Sport R500 is a 27.5″ hard tail electric bike ready for everything from city streets to rugged off road adventures. This model features Bafang’s new powerful high speed 500 watt rear hub motor capable of 25+ mph on throttle only mode when off road mode is enabled and speeds of over 30 mph on pedal assist mode.
The 48 volt, 16 amp hour battery provides total riding range of 25 to 50 miles per charge depending on your pedal assist level, while the thumb throttle adds optional motor-only riding. The 27.5″ tires are 2.3″ wide and are ideal for everything from long gravel roads, steep singletrack or fast paved commutes. The XC Sport R500 includes a Suntour XCM front shock with 100mm of travel and a thru-axle hub.
The newly updated XC Sport includes a rear rack with light, full coverage fenders and an updated display controller unit from Bafang that provides exceptional pedal assist control and performance.