At the time of writing, Juiced just announced it’s canceling the HyperScrambler 2 classic utility e-bike. It isn’t a classic because it looks old, but more because of the technology that makes the e-bike a very low-cost yet high-range, high-quality, and high-powered commuter e-bike.
Core to the HyperScrambler technological architecture is its 52-volt electrical system and 1,000-Watt RetroBlade motor. This allows for fast charging and high discharge of power. Set in Race Mode, it’ll do 30 mph plus, though there are two other settings for Class 3 (throttle only, 28 mph) and Class 2 (20 mph with or without throttle).
Range is a selling point of this electric bike, too. If you go for the dual, 19.2 Ah battery, you’ll get close to 2 kWh of energy that could offer 100 miles of riding on a good day. The advanced torque and cadence pedal assistance sensors can also help you improve your range by measuring your pedal force 1,000 times a second and applying just the amount of power you need.
With its comfortable moped seat and dual suspension, as well as turning signals, front light, and fenders, the HyperScrambler is and was a modern classic through and through. We can’t wait to see what Juiced replaces it with — and it’ll be replaced, not wiped altogether. The only sad thing about its replacement is that it’ll always be #2 to the original.
Reasons to Buy
If you want a powerful and long-range electric bike that stands head and shoulders over its rivals, then hurry up and buy the HyperScrambler 2 before it’s gone. The HyperScramber 2 doesn’t have many bikes that match it dollar for dollar, especially when you look at all the included extras.
For example, it comes with a loud horn and alarm to warn other drivers and scare off thieves. It also comes with turn signals and brake lights, so other drivers always know your intentions. And the attached passenger seat means you can tote along little ones as long as your combined weight doesn’t exceed 275 lbs.
Things to Consider
Could Juiced offer a bigger payload capacity for their replacement for the HyperScrambler? At 275 lbs, this could limit the courier who wants to deliver a lot of parcels on a run or someone taking a load of books for college. Also, it lacks a rack for cargo.
This electric bike’s high tech comes at a sacrifice — it’s very heavy at 119 lbs. If you were to pay $5,000, you could get an e-bike like the Dōst Kope that’s 40 lbs lighter and will do 100 miles more easily. However, that’s a good $2,000 more than the HyperScrambler retailed for before cancellation.