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The Freedom Machine
A powerful motor and a 48V/14Ah battery (672 watt hours) that range up to 50 miles to take on those hills like riding a magic carpet.
Equipped with both pedal-assist and a thumb throttle that activates 500 watts of on demand energy, giving you the perfect riding experience across any terrain. Bright LED head and tail lights keep you riding safe under any conditions. High quality rear rack for slinging up to 55 pounds of cargo for all your needs.
A Battery Sets You Free
Beautifully integrated into the design of your Espin, the sleek power of this 48 volt 14 ah battery (672 watt hour) gives you up to an estimated 50 miles per charge.
Sporting Good looks
Your Sport’s double diamond frame is accentuated by a curved top tube for a look that is sleek, modern — always ready to hit the road and race forward.
Powerful 160 mm hydraulic disc brakes bring you to a clean, quick stop — the Espin testament to control and safety.
Lightning That You Pedal
The steepest inclines can’t compete with the Flow’s 500 watt Bafang Motor, the key to your Espin’s powerful, smooth propulsion.
The Ultimate Turn On
Thumb the throttle to activate 500 watts of on demand energy for your Espin’s powerful motor — and the perfect riding experience across any terrain.
|Motor Type||Rear Mounted Geared Hub|
|Motor Nominal Output||500 watts|
|Motor Torque||55 Nm|
|Battery Brand||LG Cells|
|Battery Voltage||48 volts|
|Battery Amp Hours||14 ah|
|Battery Watt Hours||672 wh|
|Charge Time||6 hours|
|Estimated Min Range||30 miles|
|Estimated Max Range||50 miles|
|Display Type||ESPIN Fixed Backlit LCD|
|Readouts||Speed, Battery, Assist Level (1-5), Odometer|
|Drive Mode||12 magnet sealed cadence sensing pedal assist.|
|Top Speed||Class 3|
|Cranks||Alloy Cranks 170 mm, 45T Chainring with Plastic Bash Guard|
|Pedals||Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Platform|
|Gearing Details||Shimano Altus Rapid Fire Shifter (8 Speed) 12-32T|
|Shifter Details||Shimano Altus Triggers|
|Brakes||Zoom Dual Piston Hydraulic Disc Brake, Front/Rear w/160mm Rotor|
|Zoom levers with Integrated Motor Cutoff|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Freeway|
|Tires||Kenda Komfort 27.5 x 1.95|
|Handlebar||Zoom Alloy Flat Handlebar 25.4mm|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCT|
|Rack Capacity||55 lbs (25kg)|
|Frame Type||Double Diamond High Step|
|Other||Locking Removable Battery Pack & Fenders|
|Attachment Points||Rear Rack bosses, Fender Bosses|
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Let me get right to the issues:
1. sometimes during trembling roads, the battery would snap out of place slightly, causing power to turn off. a quick press down snaps it back in place - i told support and they sent me a replacement lock. nice.
2. Front headlight is hard to stay in place, becomes loose (maybe i'm tightening it wrong though?)
3. Wire management in the front isn't the most aesthetic pleasing, but that isn't a biggie.
Here's the huge pro:
I rode this bike 47.5 miles on PAS 1, sometimes bumping to PAS 2 and 3 when going through some steep hills.
At the end of the 47.5 miles, I still had 3 bars of battery left, out of 5. That is SUPERB.
Motor is powerful, when i have to cut through grass, i use the throttle and it glides through. Can take steep hills.
Overall, i like this bike a lot. I do wish there was a PAS level below 1, as PAS1 can have a strong torque when it kicks in.
Would buy again
Flow is an awesome eBike and my wife loves it, good power and brakes.
I took my new Espin Sport on an 11 day camping trip. First I had several people tell me it is a good looking bike. The campground has 3 large paved loops with hills that I usually have to push my bike up. It was a breeze with the Sport. There is a 2 mile paved service road with a long hill. Again no problem. The Sport also performed good on the 3.1 mile diet and gravel trail around the lake. I had a lot of fun riding places that usually wear me down. At 70 years old I can ride most anywhere now. Thanks Espin for the Sport and for your help in answering a few questions promptly. LB
The Sport is super cool, sleek, and fun.
It is fast, efficient, and a joy to ride!
A little personal background. I am 68 years old and my other bike is a vintage ten-speed, drop-handle road bike with skinny tires purchased new in 1978. I wanted an eBike to expand my range and allow me to seek out routes that previously were too strenuous. Plus quick runs to the grocery store for milk that just ran out.
My Sport came well-packed, double-boxed with no visible damage, but the package must have gotten squeezed at some point since the cage protecting the derailleur got bent—something I didn’t discover until my first ride, when only three of eight gears were useable. I simply unbent the cage to clear the derailleur. One could argue the cage did it’s job. All in all, I don’t know how they could have packaged the bike any better, short of building a wooden box. They used lots of foam wrap, cardboard, twist ties and ziplocks to prevent parts from rubbing.
One main reason for my choosing the Sport was the pleasing shape with the integrated battery. The welds are not seamless like the joints on a similarly shaped Aventon Level, but the Aventon costs $400 more. Similarly, the spaghetti cluster of wires and cables coming off the Sport’s handlebars is more smartly addressed on the Ride1up 500, but I knew from the website photos what I was getting and at $1200 for my Sport I am very pleased. I need to mention that the cobalt blue paint job in person is so much more stunning in person than on a computer screen. Espin should update their website to note that brake discs have been upgraded to 180mm. Some YouTube reviews thought the Kenda Comfort tires weren’t heavy duty enough. Compared to my road bike, these tires feel like “fat tires” and are great for the riding I do.
These following comments apply more to persons who actually want to pedal with assist as opposed to letting the super responsive motor do all the work. (The thumb throttle is very seductive.)
I agree with other reviewers that wish there were an additional PAS level lower than the current PAS 1. (But again, I knew that from reading reviews before ordering.) Same for needing higher gears on the rear hub. I never use 1, 2 or 3 on the shifter, even without PAS—Gear 4 seems equivalent to my vintage 10-speed’s number 1 gear. At the other end, if you are in PAS 5, the 8 gear isn’t high enough to keep up so you “ghost pedal.” I realize there may be eBike Classification reasons involved. The eSpin website claims the Sport is a Class 3 bike but my bike came with a Class 2 label and the thumb throttle not yet connected.
So far I have put 55 miles on my Sport—all on city streets or bikeways. My battery meter is still at 2 out of 5 bars. I have done a mix of flat, hills, casual pedaling and “need to get home fast.” Almost all with some assist. It helps the battery life that I only weigh 165 dripping wet. I love the thumb throttle for starting from a full stop at a traffic light or stop sign.
A few comments about support-- eSpin should update the assembly instructions. It it is much easier to install the front fender with the light BEFORE the tire goes on. And the bolt attaching the light no longer uses an allen wrench. How about some links to the Zoom brake website on hydraulic brake maintenance . A link to Shimano on derailleur adjustments. SunTour on adjusting the fork. The target market for the Sport is not mountain bikers already familiar with these items. That said I am super happy with my purchase. Before ordering, I did extensive research online comparing features, reviews, looks, support and price on at least a dozen ebikes between $1000 and $1500. My final three were the Ride1Up 500, the Leoncycle Moscow and the eSpin Sport. There might be a better eBike out there for $1200, but I didn’t find it. I do sometimes think I should have ordered the eSpin Flow with it’s easier-to-access frame, but it doesn’t come in the fabulous blue paint.