The NCM bike is the best mid drive electric bike on the market with a top speed of 24 mph making it faster than the Trek Verve+. With such a high quality bike NCM is certain to gain more attention for the NCM Moscow electric mountain bikes, with it’s fat tires and lithium battery it’s hard to deny it being the best electric bicycle.
Why We Like It – NCM bike
The NCM bike is an aluminum alloy frame ebike that comes in 2 sizes. Each size also has tire options as well, there is a 19” frame and a 20.5” frame and you can choose either 27.5” tires, or 29” tires. Overall the bike weighs about 57.5lbs, and costs $1,179.00.
Durability & Build Quality
It is a hard-tail setup, so you do get this nice SR SunTour XCT spring suspension fork. It has 80mm of travel, 28mm stanchions, and includes compression adjust, lockout, and preload adjust. Pretty standard hub spacing in the front, 100mm, and there is a 9mm quick release skewer in the front, but none in the back since this is a hub-drive. With the max weight being around 275 the extra strength will come in handy since the bike has bottle cage bosses, rack bosses, and even fender provisions, so you could really load it up with accessories and it will handle it very well.
Performance (Speed & Acceleration)
“This great bike is now available in the US with a higher power output 500w motor and a top speed of 20mph. The NCM Moscow Plus has a high capacity 48v 16ah battery, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and Suntour XCM forks with 100mm travel. This model uses the more advanced C7 LCD display with increased functionality and has 24 speed gears with Shimano Altus keeping your chain where it needs to be.
Range & Battery
As you shift gears, there won’t be increased mashing or forces applied to the drivetrain because the motor operates completely independently of the chain and sprockets. You could lose the chain, and the motor would still operate and keep the bike going with pedal assist (because it uses a cadence sensor), or the throttle. Of course, this motor will use more power if you’re constantly starting with the throttle. The throttle is easily disabled by removing a cable in case you need to make the bike legal for other trails or local laws. Stopping the NCM Moscow is a set of mechanical disc brake rotors with 180mm in the front and 160mm in the rear. Mechanical brakes are great for maintenance and easy adjustability, however, they do lack the immediate stopping power that hydraulic brakes have like the ones found in the Bulls Ebikes.
Range & Battery
Power wise it can deliver up to 80nm of torque but it cannot leverage gears the way that a mid-drive could. The upside is that the motor always feels zippy, and it doesn’t matter which of the gear combinations you are pedaling with. The motor can deliver instant power with the minimalist throttle. Hub motors are often a great fit for an electric mountain bike because there is no rear suspension to interfere with.
When it comes to electric bikes or E bikes having a powerful motor but the rest being semi standard isn’t something you want to deal with, for those who are looking for the bike to travel they will want the electric assist to go the long haul before breaking a sweat and the NCM bike can do that better than the Cube compact electric bike.
NCM bike Wrap Up
With the customer service only being contactable through their email address some might think the bike performed badly but really the charge time is as bad as it gets while no reviews were too deep into why some did contribute that to the high quality materials used.
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