Within the E-Square range, there are three different categories: Essential, Universal, and Advanced. Essential is for the occasional hobby biker, while Advanced is for demanding bike lovers. The Universal e-bike, however, sits perfectly between these two rider extremes. It’s designed for the active hobby biker who intends to use the e-bike on a daily basis.
The Ghost E-Square Trekking Universal utilizes internal cables and routing to create a streamlined appearance while protecting against the elements. The model also comes equipped with a Yamaha drive unit, as the brand is passionate about only using trusted materials from the most reputable brands.
The use of hydraulic disc brakes is another high-quality feature. They provide a secure and quick grip even in wet weather. Plus, they’re simple to operate and aren’t susceptible to debris or performance loss.
Additional features include front and rear fenders, a rear rack, and front light. Fenders are great additions for preventing mud or water from spraying onto your clothing or other key components while riding. The rear rack is a helpful addition for carrying small loads, while the front light provides enhanced safety at night.
Reasons to Buy
If there’s one thing that makes Ghost stand out from its competitors, it’s the brand’s ability to tailor its products toward just about every individual type of rider. Shorter or taller riders in particular will love the e-bike’s wide range of frame sizes for ultimate comfort.
The E-Square Trekking Universal also utilizes what the brand calls SuperFit Geometry. This ensures optimal posture, total control, and that your legs always pedal in the best possible position — something many other e-bike models can’t guarantee.
Like many of Ghost’s e-bike models, this product is available in both a men’s or women-specific version. With the women’s — or “W” — model, female cyclists find the frame geometry more comfortable, making the mount and dismount easier.
Things to Consider
While the provided 2 Ah Bosch charger provides ample charging for the model’s battery, some competing electric bikes within this price range provide the faster 3 Ah variety.
Additionally, if you’re looking to buy a one-size-fits-all e-bike, this isn’t it. You’ll need to measure yourself and use Ghost’s size guide to ensure you choose the right frame for you.