NCM bike Review

Brady Meyers Profile image

Written By:

Updated January 27, 2023
Our posts contain affiliate links. Sometimes, not always, we may make $$ when you make a purchase through these links. No Ads. Ever. Learn More
88 Expert Rating

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 its fat tires and lithium battery, it’s hard to deny it is the best electric bike.

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.

  • Resistant to extreme weather conditions
  • Aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum frameset
  • Stout Suntour XCT coil fork and preload adjustment
  • Long charge time

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 and 28mm stanchions and includes compression adjustment, 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. Since this bike rides well in all weather conditions, you could compare it with the bike in our NCM Prague electric mountain bike review. Although, if you’re riding in wetter weather, you’ll like the RadRover bike with waterproofing.

Performance (Speed & Acceleration)

This great bike is now available in the US with a higher power output of 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. For a different bike, the NAKTO Spark e bike review discusses the perfect option for city riding. Alternatively, if you’d like a mountain bike, then you’ll want to check out our review of the NAKTO fat tire electric bike.

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. Although, the Muller eBike doesn’t use throttle at all.

However, 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 a 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. That said, it might not be the lightest electric bike, especially if you’re going to be traveling a lot.

Brady Meyers Profile image