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SUPER 73 VS ARIEL RIDER

 

SUPER 73 S-1

ARIEL RIDER D-CLASS

Super 73 ebike comparison Ariel Rider D Class electric mini bike
MOTOR POWER 500 WATT 750 WATT X 2 = 1500 WATT
NUMBER OF MOTORS 1 2
MOTOR BRAND HENGTIAN - CHINA DAPU - JAPAN
BATTERY 48V 14.5 AH 48V 14.5 AH
BRAKE TEKTRO HYDRAULIC TEKTRO HYDRAULIC
SEAT SINGLE (EXTENDED SEAT COSTS $75) FOR TWO PEOPLE
FENDER NOT INCLUDED  (FENDER COST $120) INCLUDED
FRAME STEEL ALLOY
DRIVE TRAIN SINGLE GEAR 7 SPEED SHIMANO
THROTTLE THUMB THROTTLE TWIST THROTTLE

 

 

MOTOR COMPARISON

Ariel Rider is using Japanese DAPU motors which are regarded as best hub motor in market. The nominal power output is 750W per motor and can create 1000w at peak power output.

Unlike some Chinese motors gears are not made from Nylon but high strength ASR quality material which lets you use your motor for longer duration without damaging internal gears.

DUAL MOTOR ELECTRIC BIKE

WHY HAVING DUAL MOTOR IS BETTER

Short answer is why not ? Having double motor means, double the power and double the fun. But there are some other advantages too let's dig deep into them.

- Better off-road riding. Just like a 4x4 SUV your dual motor electric bike will climb over rocks easily.

- Better Traction : you will have a better control of your ride on soft, wet and muddy environments. Also you will have better traction on snow or Sand.

- Better Acceleration better speed. If you are like us and want to enjoy pure power and acceleration then you must have dual motor electric bike.

- Better Weight Distribution. Unlike regular electric bikes with rear hub motor, dual motor e-bikes have more uniform weight distribution.

- More Efficient : The load on single motor is distributed to two motors. So none of the motors will get as hot as single motor electric bikes. So especially if you love riding fast or climbing hills having dual motor will be more efficient.

- Better Brake : It may surprise you but dual motors have better brake force. As both wheels are on the ground due to motors, you will have better brake performance.

Having a single motor on such e-bike can create overheating issue. You can read the review of super 73 S-1 on electric bike action magazine. Having dual motor make it harder for your motor to overheat.

Super 73 S-1 Motor problem

In long run those overheating will create great damage to your motor and other electronic parts of your electric bike.

 

CONFIGURATION OF PARTS

Ariel Rider comes with many parts as standard when you buy your D-Class. Such as extended seat which would cost $75 or Fenders that cost additional $120 by Super 73. So you have to calculate all items when you compare the prices.

Ariel Rider also offers standard foot pegs and bottle holders.

 

DISPLAY

A good display will not only help you have a more comfortable ride but also let you control your e-bike better.

 SUPER 73 DISPLAY

ARIEL RIDER D-CLASS DISPLAY

Super 73 display Ariel Rider D-Class Display

 

Ariel Rider Display is a colored display which lets you have a clear view even on sunny days. Besides that it has more parameters which let you have a better control on your electric bike.

Smart Display with USB

What will you get with such Display ?

- Diagnostic : It diagnoses the problem of your e-bike and shows what it is with certain error codes.

- Smart Battery Display

- Integrated USB display

- Shows Range

- Power output of your motor

 

DRIVETRAIN (GEAR)

Super 73 comes with single gear drive train on the other hand Ariel Rider D-Class comes with 7 speed gear. What are disadvantages of having single gear.

Lack of multiple gears mean. you won't be able to shift to a larger cog when you need higher power such as climbing uphill or shift down to smaller cog when you need riding faster. As stated by Max Roman Dilthey who is editor of maxthecyclist

" A single-speed bicycle could not keep up with a bike that features multiple gears across variable inclines. "

You will also need to replace your single gear more often than multiple geared one. Because abrasion is distributed among multiple gears. 

 

FRAME STEEL (SUPER 73) VS ALLOY (ARIEL RIDER)

It has been debated a lot about which material is best for frames. Steel or Alloy and both materials have advantages. 

Advantages of Steel are;

  • Cheaper
  • Has Dampening affect, more comfortable ride.

Advantages of Alloy are;

  • Corrosion Free
  • Lighter

The reason 90% of electric bikes using alloy frame vs steel frame is due to advantages which are regarded crucial by industry experts.  If you are going to ride your e-bike in a humid environment or in coastal area then you 100% need alloy frame. No matter how carefully you ride, you will have scratches on your frame and if your frame is steel, it will get rusted. You need to regularly check your frame and do touch up paint if you own a Super 73 e-bike. 

Weight of an e-bike affect performance of your e-bike especially if you have a single motor and single gear drive train those extra few pounds will let you feel them.

 

 WARRANTY

Warranty is an important issue especially if you are buying electric bikes. You want to be sure what kind of warranty you are buying with the electric bike you buy.

As stated by Electric Bicycle Guide 

" The electric bicycle warranty is important. Obviously an insufficient warranty is a big red flag. "

Ariel Rider offers one year warranty on all parts of electric bikes except quick wear parts.  

Super 73 warranty covers only for 90 days which is one of the lowest industry.

 Warranty claims only exist for initial faults that were already present at the time of handover. Super73, Inc. grants a 90-day guarantee for manufacturing defects resulting in the failure of the frame, fork, and electronics.

 

FINAL VERDICT

 

 

You also do your own due diligence. Check other forums what people are talking about the e-bikes.

For Ariel Rider you can check the below link on reddit .

 

For Super 73 you can check this Reddit forum.