Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle Review
Riding on a bicycle with all your friends is a cherished memory of many people’s childhoods. Riding can be a great bonding experience and also allow you to travel places you couldn’t go until you could drive. Unfortunately, if your bike isn’t up to par then traversing many terrains can be difficult and, in some cases, even impossible. Thankfully, there are many kinds of bikes suited to conquer any and all terrains. For the sake of navigating difficult terrain where even your pedaling can’t get you through, the Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle is a great choice to consider.
Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle
The 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle from Merax is a hybrid between an e-bike and a regular mountain bicycle due to the ability to switch between the electric motor that will pedal automatically or pedaling yourself for the authentic mountain biking experience. Because of this it is a very versatile bicycle and should be able to navigate trails similar to a dirt bike and residential street areas like a street or mountain bike. The price point may be considered high for a non-electric bicycle but being an electric hybrid, it definitely feels fairly priced for what it offers.
Who is this product for?
This is a product for average sized people (less than 6 foot) but other than height restrictions it can be used by nearly anybody. Due to the ability to switch between manual and auto pedaling a great situation for use could be for older folk. This can allow them to use it as a regular bike, switching to the electric motor for breaks when tired, or even constant use of the motor for people who are unable to or uninterested in manual pedaling at all. To add to this, it is rather light when compared against other e-bikes on the market for even more convenience.
When purchasing the Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle you will receive all the needed parts required to assemble the bike. Unfortunately, you won’t receive any spare wheels, batteries, or a bike pump so you may need to invest in them elsewhere in advance. You will get the seat, frame, battery, wheels, and handlebars separately that you will be required to assemble before the bike will be able to function.
Overview of Features
The Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle’s frame is made from an Aluminum Alloy 6061 Frame that passed 210,000 vibration tests to meet CPSC standards. It is made primarily to support riders within the 5’7” – 5’11” height range but being an e-bike, shorter riders may not have an issue riding on this bike.
It has a removable 36v 8.8Ah Lithium Ion battery that is locked by key for safety. On a full charge the battery will be able to take you 20-26 miles at once and the 300W motor that it is powering promises to deliver speeds up to 18 MPH, allowing you to ride between 60 and 90 minutes at maximum speed.
With the battery mounted, the total weight of the bike will be around 48 pounds making it a rather light electric bike compared to others. With the LED panel you will be able to monitor battery levels and change between the 5 levels of pedal assistance with level 5 being the maximum.
Lastly, with the Shimano 7-gear shifter you will be ensured smooth shifting between gears when pedaling and the powerful disc brakes will allow you to stop on even the toughest of terrains.
Assembling the Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle can be quick and easy and fortunately it is made even easier with the help of a video tutorial:
A big downside to the Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle is that many taller riders will find the bike to not be suitable to their needs and having a weight limit of only 250 pounds many taller riders may be more interested in opting for a bigger bike that is able to hold their size and weight. In that case you may be interested in the ANCHEER Folding Electric Mountain Bike.
This bike has a slightly weaker motor at 250W but can take you up to 30 miles at once at its 15MPH top speed, making it better for longer distance travel. Being foldable also means that the frame is very adjustable and can be adjusted to meet a much wider range of heights. To add to this, the weight limit is 330 pounds which will allow for much more leeway with larger riders.
As long as you’re able to be within the height and weight requirements of the Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle then you will likely come to find that it is hard to go wrong. It offers a good balance of power, battery life, and manual biking features to make it a versatile option for riders of all ages to consider. Whether you plan to conquer rocky trails or just zip around some dirt roads, consider the Merax 26” Electric Mountain Bicycle as your vehicle of choice.