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Pedego is one of the leading electric bike companies in USA. You are looking to buy one of the best electric bike ” Pedego interceptor Platinum“. But what if we tell, you have a better option for $2,700 cheaper.

Read for 2 minutes about the comparison of Pedego Interceptor, Pedego Comfort Cruiser, and Ariel Rider W-Class.  Without doubt 3 of the most popular electric beach cruisers in the market.


Ariel Rider is the best value electric cruiser bike in the market which is approved by many independent test and electricbikereview sites. Below let’s compare Ariel Rider electric bike specifications and Pedego electric bikes.


Ariel Rider W-Class Pedego Interceptor Pedego Comfort Cruiser
Bike type Electric Cruiser Bike Electric Cruiser Bike Electric Cruiser Bike
Motor Type Hub Motor Hub Motor Hub Motor
Motor Brand Dapu Dapu Dapu
Motor Power 750W 48V 500W 48V 500W 36V
Motor Torque 75Nm 60Nm


Range 90 miles 70 miles

45 miles

Battery 48V 18Ah 48V 15Ah

36V 15Ah

Brakes  Hydraulic Disc Brakes Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Mechanical Disc Brakes

Gear 7 Speed Shimano 10 Speed Shimano 

6 Speed Shimano

Stem Easy Adjustable Stem Adjustable stem (requiring tools)

Fixed Stem

Mudguards Front & Rear Standard Extra $49

Extra $49

Chain Cover Standard Standard


Front Light Standard (Spanninga) Standard (Spanninga)


Rear Light  Standard with brake light function N/A


Tires Maxxis Schwalbe


Sensor Torque  Torque


Weight 57lbs 61.2lbs


Fork Springer Fork Suspension Fork

Solid Fork


When check specifications Ariel Rider offers same components with Pedego Interceptor. And for some components, Ariel Rider is better than Pedego Interceptor electric beach cruiser such as the motor (750W vs 500W), battery (18Ah vs 15ah). And for other parts, Pedego offers better components such as gear, tire.

But when we check the price Pedego is Almost $2,000 more expensive than Ariel Rider. That is a big difference. Ariel Rider is very affordable compared to Pedego.

Instead of buying one Pedego Interceptor you can buy two Ariel Rider W-Premium and still have extra $195 in your pocket which you can use to buy pannier bags or rear rack from us.


All three electric bikes are using Dapu Electric bike motor. Dapu is known as the top electric bike hub motor. The difference between the three is the motor power.

Ariel Rider is offering 750W hub motor compared to 500W hub motor by Pedego Interceptor or Comfort Cruiser.

Also, Comfort Cruiser is offering only 36V Hub motor. Motor Voltage is determining the max speed of the electric bike.

So, without a doubt, Ariel Rider is a much more powerful electric bike when compared to Pedego.

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The battery is the most expensive part of an electric bike. When we compare those 3 models.

Ariel Rider is offering 48V 18 ah battery which is 864Wh .

Pedego Interceptor high-end model offers 48V15 ah battery which is 720Wh.

Pedego Comfort Cruiser is offering only 36V10ah battery which is 360Wh.

Ariel Rider offers more than 200% bigger battery compared to the cheapest Pedego. And Even the cheapest Pedego model is $500 more expensive.

Ariel Rider still offers 20% larger battery compared to top Pedego Interceptor model which means you can go 20% more distance. And the price of an Ariel Rider is only $1799 while Pedego is for $4,490.00 .

Instead of buying a Pedego Interceptor you can easily buy 2 Ariel Rider W-Premium (which is faster, more powerful and have longer range) and you will still save $890 in your pocket.


Maybe you are under the impression to get more components or more accessories when you are buying such expensive electric beach cruiser.

Ariel Rider is offering FREE FRONT AND REAR MUDGUARDS. And for Pedego models you need to pay to get your mudguards.

Pedego also doesn’t have a front light on Comfort Cruiser model which is a deal breaker at this price point.

And for components, Ariel Rider is offering same or even better accessories such as torque sensor, Front

Electric Beach Cruiser

Summary of “Compare Pedego Electric Bİke and Ariel Rider W-Premium “

We can summarize the advantages of Ariel Rider W electric bike over top electric beach cruisers of Pedego electric bikes

  • Have a stronger motor.
  • Price is less than half
  • Bigger Battery Pack
  • Include more accessories mudguard, adjustable stem, etc…

This article is to give you an unbiased review and comparison of both electric bikes. If you are looking to buy an electric beach cruiser and decide which model to buy this article can give you some help.