G-FORCE ZF E-Bike Review: 750W Moped-Style Electric Bike
The latest addition to G-FORCE's growing e-bike range, the ZF is a moped-style, Class 3 electric bike with fat tires, a 750W BAFANG rear hub motor, and full suspension...
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What is the G-FORCE ZF?
G-FORCE’s lineup of affordable, high-performance fat tire e-bikes continues to grow with the release of its newest model, the G-FORCE ZF. A moped-inspired e-bike that delivers top-notch build quality, high-quality componentry, and plenty of power, the ZF is a versatile ride that can be used for city cruising, daily commutes, long-distance adventures, and light, off-road use.
In this review of the new G-FORCE ZF, we’ll take a detailed look at the bike’s specs, features, build quality, performance, and pros and cons. We’ll also share our thoughts on who this electric bike is ideal for, along with a few limited-time coupon codes that you can use to save some money on the bike.
Headquartered in Ontario, CA, G-FORCE was founded in 2016 by Mike Brown and the is well-known for its fat tire e-bikes and electric scooters. Known for great build quality and excellent value, the G-FORCE lineup has grown in 2023 with the introduction of two new e-bike models and an expanding range of accessories.
G-FORCE e-bikes come with a 1-year warranty and the company enjoys a good reputation for providing exceptional customer service.
- Durable 6061 aluminum alloy frame
- Adjustable front fork suspension (110mm of travel)
- Rear spring suspension
- SHIMANO 7-speed drivetrain
- Alloy mag wheels
- 20″ x 4″ CST fat tires with reflective sidewall strips
- 160mm hydraulic disc brakes
- Heavy-duty kickstand
- BAFANG 750W brushless geared hub motor (1300W peak, 86Nm of torque)
- 48V 13.5Ah (648Wh) or 48V 20Ah (960Wh) lithium-ion battery
- 2.0 A or 3.0 A quick charger
- Full-color LCD with USB port for smartphone charging
- Large 48V LED headlight
- Integrated rear taillight
- 5 pedal assist levels (PAS)
- Half-twist throttle
G-FORCE ZF Review: E-Bike Overview
A powerful electric bike with a moped-styled aesthetic, the stylish ZF features a unique step-through frame that makes getting on and off the bike a breeze. An ideal ride for city commuters and around-town adventures, the ZF is a fun e-bike that offers a lot of versatility, and it’s been a popular new addition to the company’s lineup for 2023.
Like the G-FORCE ZM, the ZF is available in two battery configurations, and it’s capable of delivering 60-80 miles of range on a full charge, depending on the setup. The base model comes with a 48V 13.5Ah battery, while the upgraded version of the bike is fitted with a 48V 20Ah battery. Both batteries are removable and lock into place with a key.
The ZF is powered by a 750W BAFANG rear wheel hub motor that has a peak power output of 1300W. With 86Nm of torque, this motor packs plenty of speed and acceleration for powering up hills and navigating city streets.
Also included is an adjustable front suspension fork and rear suspension system for a smooth, comfortable ride. The ZF is an easy-to-ride bike that offers excellent stability and handling, and the 20″ x 4″ CST tires perform well on sandy beaches, snow, mud, and bumpy gravel roads.
There’s also a full-color LCD screen up front with a USB port for charging your phone. The display is generously sized and easy to read in all lighting conditions. There’s also a handy horn button and a half-twist throttle on the right-hand side.
Lastly, stopping power is provided by 160mm hydraulic brakes, and there’s a powerful 48V LED headlight that does a great job of illuminating the road while riding at night.
The ZF is a big bike, weighing 76 lbs and measuring 70.5″ in length. It has a 48″ wheelbase, 35″ seat height, and 44″ handlebar height.
1-year warranty1 of 15
48V 13.5Ah or 48V 20Ah battery2 of 15
Adjustable front fork suspension with 110mm of travel3 of 15
Rear spring suspension4 of 15
Front and rear fenders5 of 15
Aluminum alloy mag wheels6 of 15
750W BAFANG rear wheel hub motor (1300W peak output, 86Nm of torque)7 of 15
Large LCD screen with USB charging8 of 15
Half-twist throttle (right side)9 of 15
160mm hydraulic brakes10 of 15
48V LED headlight11 of 15
Integrated taillight for improved safety and low-light visibility12 of 15
KMC chain13 of 15
SHIMANO 7-speed gearing14 of 15
6061 aluminum alloy frame15 of 15
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As mentioned, the ZF is a fun all-around bike that’s comfy and easy to ride. The large, bench-style seat is firm yet comfortable, and there’s plenty of room for a passenger (although foot pegs should be added in the second generation of the bike).
The 750W hub motor provides plenty of zip for around-town adventures and the occasional hill, and the bike’s 28mph top speed is more than enough for the vast majority of riders.
G-FORCE has earned a reputation for making some nice e-bikes, and the ZF doesn’t disappoint. The bike is well put together and the component bundle and materials are all top-shelf. The bike also arrives well-packed from G-FORCE’s factory and is 85% assembled.
G-FORCE’s ZF is a super stylish ride that generates plenty of attention wherever it goes. The bike offers a trendy, hipster vibe, and the moped-inspired design ticks all of the boxes when it comes to overall coolness.
One look at the ZF also tells you that this premium e-bike means business, with its chunky, oversized tires, front and rear suspension, and massive front headlight.
In the box, you’ll find front and rear fenders, an assembly tool, battery keys, and a headlight. In addition to the included accessory bundle, G-FORCE also sells a nice range of accessories that you can use to upgrade your ride, including bike locks, rearview mirrors, electric air pumps, helmets, and more.
The G-FORCE ZF comes with a 1-year warranty which covers customers in the event of a manufacturing defect. Also included with the ZF is a 14-day return policy, although the company charges a whopping 25% restocking fee plus return shipping costs on all returns.
G-FORCE is an easy company to get in touch with, and you can contact the company via email, phone, or its website contact form. Whenever we’re rating electric bikes, we always test the brand’s customer service department to see how responsive they are to inquiries. G-FORCE has always performed well in this regard, sending us same-day replies to our emailed questions…
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Price, Where to Buy it, & Coupon Code
At the time of our review, the ZF has an MSRP of $1,899 for the standard version and $1,999 for the upgraded version. The price difference between these two versions is not substantial, so upgrading to the more powerful 48V 20Ah battery pack is a no-brainer in our book. Both versions of the ZF are currently in stock and available for immediate shipping.
If you live in the lower 48, G-FORCE is also picking up all shipping costs and no sales tax will be charged on your order.
Last but not least, G-FORCE is running its annual Black Friday sale at the moment with big discounts on all e-bikes. You can save $150 on the ZF with the promo code GFORCEBF150 and if you’re buying two bikes, use the coupon code GFORCEBF400 for an even bigger $400 discount.
If you happened to miss G-FORCE’s Black Friday promotion, you can still get $50 off of your order by entering the code RECHARGEDRIDES during checkout. To take advantage of these deals, just click here, add the bike(s) to your cart, and then enter the promo code while checking out.
G-FORCE bikes are manufactured in China.
Pros and Cons
- Hip-looking design
- Good overall value
- 750W rear hub motor provides plenty of zip
- The upgraded 48V 20Ah battery is awesome for long-distance riding
- 5 PAS levels plus throttle-only mode
- Full suspension setup and 20" x 4" tires deliver great handling and a comfortable riding experience
- Very versatile and can handle sand, trails, gravel, and more
- Included front and rear mudguards do a good job of keeping the rider clean
- Nice cable management (internally routed wiring)
- Color LCD screen is large and easy to read
- Integrated LED headlight and taillight provide a safer riding experience
- Rock-solid 1-year warranty
- Free shipping to lower 48
- No sales tax charged
- Responsive, friendly support
- Seat is not adjustable
- No foot pegs for rear passengers
- Hand grips aren't the most comfortable
- We'd love to see 180mm rotors used instead of the existing 160mm ones
A versatile, well-rounded option for riders who want a unique, cool-looking electric bicycle that stands out from the pack, the handsome G-FORCE ZF is perfect for daily commuting, light trail riding, and general, all-around exploring.
We think G-FORCE did a beautiful job with the design of this model, offering riders a nice blend of power, performance, comfort, and looks. The ZF is affordable as well, and the upgraded 48V 20Ah version is very reasonably priced.
Bottom line — if you’re in the market for something that’s a bit different from what everyone else is riding, the ZF is a head-turning ride that should be on your radar.