The redesigned 6061 aluminum frame can support greater weight and pressure, and the hydraulic disk brakes significantly outperform the mechanical disk brakes on the previous model.
With a load capacity of up to 400 lbs, the Himiway Zebra provides a comfortable ride for larger riders. Plus, with the option of a step-thru frame, the model also caters to smaller-statured riders of 5’1” and above.
The new 48V 20AH Samsung/LG battery technology also doesn’t just provide an excellent range, but it also offers greater stability and safety in comparison with standard 3500mAh cells made of nickel, cobalt, and manganese.
Finally, the 26″ x 4″ Kenda fat tires are cushiony enough to provide great suspension. Like most fat tires, they also provide ample traction on a variety of terrain, which can be particularly helpful when encountering sand, snow, or mud on your commute.
Reasons to Buy
The Himiway Zebra is the updated version of the Himiway Cruiser, so the brand has included some great upgrades to make this a superior product. This includes a heavier-duty frame, as well as an integrated battery for a more streamlined finish and protection from inclement weather.
With a price of $1,999, the Himiway Zebra is one of the more affordable e-bikes on the market. With its wide range of features and included extras, it offers good value for money.
This e-bike provides up to 80 miles of range with pedal assist or 60 miles with electric power only. This is significantly higher than the average e-bike range, which is typically between 25-45 miles.
Himiway also paid attention to the small, but convenient details when designing the Zebra. The inclusion of a rear rack, integrated tail light, headlight, and USB charging port on the LCD display isn’t common across all mid-tier e-bike models, yet they greatly enhance usability.
Things to Consider
Although the Himiway Zebra is marketed as an all-terrain fat tire e-bike, its handling of off-road terrain is limited. Anything heavier than light off-road use proves a little difficult, so we recommend sticking to urban surfaces and bike paths. Riders wanting an e-bike capable of heavier off-road use should consider the brand’s electric mountain bike range, including the Cobra ($2,399) or Cobra Pro ($3,999).
Riders may find the steering profile of this e-bike takes some getting used to, as it can be prone to understeering.