One of the most notable features in the SONDORS Cruiser is its inclusion of a 48-volt, 21-amp-hour, Lithium-ion battery. This is the largest battery SONDORS offers in its e-bikes, providing riders with a longer range than the brand has offered in the past.
The e-bike’s custom-forged and machined aluminum frame also allows this humble cruiser to have a larger load capacity (300 lbs) than most within its category. A strong and sturdy frame also indicates a smoother, more comfortable ride — especially when teamed with features such as an integrated custom fork and intelligent torque-limiting gear sensor.
The Cruiser’s step-thru frame is also convenient for shorter riders, as it makes mounting and dismounting the e-bike easier.
Reasons to Buy
One advantage of this electric bike is its powerful mid-drive motor with thumb throttle. The vast majority of mid-drives don’t include a throttle, so this is a notable feature. The motor’s climbing capabilities will particularly come in handy if you’re traveling around a hilly city such as San Francisco, Seattle, or Portland.
SONDORS has always prided itself on including as many safety features in its products as possible, and the Cruiser is no exception. The integrated LED headlight, brake-activated taillight, and reflective striping on the side of the tires all provide excellent visibility, while the high-quality Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and torque-limiting feature increase your safety at higher speeds.
Finally, it’s hard to go past the aesthetics of the SONDORS Cruiser compared to other models within its category and price range. SONDORS might not be the most affordable e-bike brand for all, but its stylish and modern designs are a cut above the rest.
Things to Consider
Weighing in at around 79 lbs, the Cruiser isn’t the lightest e-bike on the market. While superior features such as a large battery and custom-forged and machined aluminum frame make this understandable, it’s something to keep in mind for those who have a smaller stature or will need to take their e-bike up stairs.
The Cruiser is designed for urban biking and commuting, yet it lacks a front rack and fenders — both of which can be helpful in these scenarios.