Revibikes Electric Bikes Review (2023)
A California-based brand with hip, retro-inspired e-bike designs, Revibikes was founded in 2017 and offers 4 impressive models in its 2023 lineup...
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Headquartered in Ontario, CA, Revibikes was founded in 2017 by Rex Zou and Tony Chen. With a focus on affordable, well-designed e-bikes that are built to last, the Revibikes brand continues to grow in popularity.
With 4 models available in its 2023 range, Revibikes offers something for a variety of riders. Revibikes, like virtually all of the electric bike makers we review, also offers a wide range of accessories, apparel, and more. All of their eye-catching electric bikes include a 1-year warranty that provides you with coverage in the event of a manufacturing defect and there’s a 7-day return policy in the event that you’re not satisfied with your bike for some reason (although the company does charge a hefty 20% restocking fee).
In our review of the Revibikes brand and its 2023 lineup of electric bikes, we’ll take a look at each model and compare features, prices, and more. We also tested the company’s customer support and we’ll fill you in on our overall experience and how we rate them in this category.
Revibikes' flagship electric bike, the attention-getting Cheetah Plus is a head-turning e-bike that's reminiscent of vintage moto bikes. With its powerful 750W BAFANG motor, Tektro hydraulic brakes, and 48V 17.5Ah Samsung battery, this model is capable of delivering 45 miles of range...
The Cheetah is the brand's original classic, retro-inspired electric bike. Available in two color options and two battery configurations (48V 13Ah and 48V 17.5Ah), the vintage-styled Cheetah features fat tires for improved all-terrain performance...
The Revibikes Predator is a tough, all-terrain electric MTB with a front suspension fork, 500W BAFANG motor, and 48V 13Ah Samsung battery. A versatile e-bike that's great for commuting to work, riding around the neighborhood, or hitting the trails, the Predator rolls on 26-inch fat tires...
Revibikes' Rebel 1.0 boasts a full-featured folding frame that makes it easy to transport in the trunk of your car or store in small spaces. Packing a 500W BAFANG motor and delivering a 40-mile range, its a solid choice for commuters, fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking to make their urban commute a little more exciting...
Revibikes is currently running a clearance sale on its 2022 lineup of electric bikes. You can save $300 on the purchase of a Revibike model when you use the coupon code SAVE300 during checkout. Additionally, shipping is free within the lower 48. Be sure to check out our often-updated listing of the industry’s best e-bike sales for more special offers and limited-time promotions.
ReviBikes is a super cool company that stands behind everything they make (would you expect anything less out of California?). The brand offers a 1-year warranty on their e-bikes and will cover the battery for 2 years. Additionally, they offer a 7-day return policy although a stiff 20% restocking fee will apply.
If you need to contact ReviBikes for customer service, the company is very easy to reach and can be contacted by calling the listed phone number on their site, emailing, or live chat. At Recharged Rides, we always like to test the responsiveness of each brand’s customer support whenever we’re rating electric bikes, and Revibikes’ live chat was blazing fast. Email was much slower, taking about three and a half days to get a reply to our emailed inquiry…
In addition its range of e-bikes, Revibikes also sells a wide array of replacement parts, apparel, and accessories, including pannier bags, racks, batteries, chargers, cranksets, derailleurs, and more.
Does not stand up to their warranty…
The Revi Cheetah is a real fun bike, but the company is horrible and does not stand up to their warranty. This year they extended their warranty to two years, but the double of 0 is still zero.
First, it is not worth buying the extra pannier bags. They are made of the plastic nylon material they use to make those free backpacks with the drawstrings they hand out for promotional purposes. All the corners rip on them. Also, the metal toggles on the straps fall off.
Also, they suffer the rampant problem in the bike industry. They only give you one coat of paint without a clear gloss or protective coat above it. Needless to say, if you look at the bike wrong, it scratches.
The bike also came with a 1/16th of an inch gash in the fake leather faux gas tank that covers the battery. Plus, the material covering the battery cover was not stretched properly before it was glued on. Also, the grill that comes with the extra package, the supports came bent.
The first good fall I had on the bike, the crank bent. Plus, the paint on both cranks rubs off from your foot.
In time, it gets slower and harder to pedal. Either the grease is not rated for a New England weather, the bottom bracket is going, or the fact the rotor bends under normal use. Then, when you go to change the rotor, the bolts fall somewhere in between a T20 and a T25, so they strip within a half turn each. So the rotor becomes a permanent fixture unless you just go ahead and buy a new rim and motor. I did get to bend the rotor so it only rubs against the pads once per rotation. Plus, the battery loses 10 miles in duration in the winter.
For support, the support email does not work. There are a few phone numbers on the contact page, but you have to go through a couple of them before someone gives you a call back. The person I finally talked to sounded like a private salesman, a private contractor of sorts who would have no connection to honor a warranty for a bike he didn’t personally sell. I remember Cannondale in the 90’s when I couldn’t afford them was top-notch, though recently, when I could, I made the mistake of buying one without knowing the company had been sold and stripped twice before my purchase. Maybe Civic Bikes was a good company (its prior name), but not Revi. Finally, I found a working email (email@example.com) but the response was pitiful and avoidant.
All in all, I have fun with the bike. Though with the Pro-Max parts and lack of honor in the warranty, I can’t say it is a $3,000 bike. You would be better off with one of the better rated $1,000 bikes. I guess the aesthetic quality of the bike is worth the extra $2,000. If you buy one, just figure on buying upgrades, having the bike repainted, buying some good leather saddle bags, and taking the warranty on the chin.
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Revibikes' e-bikes are manufactured in China.
The MSRP of a Revibikes Cheetah Original is $2,599. The brand also introduced the upgraded Cheetah Plus in 2022, which retails for $2,899.