Thanks to the mudguards and lights, this e-bike is great for cycling when it gets dark or stormy. The panniers and maximum payload of 120 kilograms (264.5 pounds) allow you to carry a couple of days’ groceries or all you need for a day in the office.
We like the in-tube battery and smooth power delivery from the Bosch Performance motor that allows good acceleration as required. Thanks to the crank motor, the response to pressure on the pedal is near-instant, making for a great riding feel.
Reasons to Buy
As a mid-range commuter and urban e-bike, the Ghost Ebikes E Square Travel U road e-bike is best used as a car replacement. This can carry up to 40 pounds of cargo on the pannier with the average rider weight of around 200 pounds — more than enough for a big shopping trip.
Thanks to the headlight and taillight meeting German regulations, the e-bike is safe for riding after dark with good visibility at the front and rear. With the full mudguards, the machine will keep the dirt off you as you ride in foul weather, too.
Things to Consider
We don’t like the lack of suspension on the forks. Not all riding is on roads, and the lack of suspension here limits where you can go. At most, you could handle an inner city bike path — not a byway or country track. If you do go off-road, your arms take the strain of the bumps on the track.
The price of 2,999 euros might also be a bit high for those just entering the e-bike arena.