The Jetson Journey costs a little under $1,500, making it quite affordable for an e-bike of this category. While it won’t break any ground with its technology, it’s a comfortable and good-looking machine perfect for many people’s needs.
The e-bike delivers speeds of up to 16 mph and offers a comfortable range of around 20 miles with its 36V, 7.8Ah battery. It comes with lights for low light riding, and the mudguards will keep the worst of road dirt from your clothes.
For those days when the rider does do a few more miles than the battery can manage, the electric bike has a 21-speed drivetrain. This allows you to ride uphill and down without asking for too much support from the motor, extending the range you can ride.
The 16 mph top speed on this electric bike is good enough for the Jetson Journey’s target market of older adults. It’s just the right speed for a journey on cycle paths with the family. But if you ever felt the need for more adventure, the Jetson Journey 2.0 can also tackle forest paths thanks to its suspension forks and decent mechanical disc brakes.
Reasons to Buy
A great bike for those who might want to get about without using the car for shorter journeys, the Jetson Journey 2.0 does just enough while looking great.
With its lights, panniers, and mudguards it can be ridden after dark and in inclement weather, as well as allowing the rider to carry their groceries from the store to their home.
We also like the included LCD display that offers data on your remaining battery life, current speed, and distance traveled.
Finally, the 21-speed gear selection is a bit of a rarity with e-bikes. This gives you more control over how much you pedal up and down hills.
Things to Consider
The battery cannot be removed for charging. This will mean that you will have to have a spot in your garage or home to take it inside to plug in. If the battery could be removed, this would allow the bike to be kept outdoors while being charged.
The max weight limit is also 220 lbs, which isn’t very much if you’re a bigger rider. That also doesn’t leave a ton of room for cargo. However, lighter riders will have no issues.