The name of this Onway e-bike pretty much tells you everything you need to know.
With 7 speeds and 750 watts, this bike and its fat tires are set to take you across mixed terrain like sand or snow. At 750 watts of power, you should be able to go up the steepest of hills without too many problems.
This e-bike is powered by a Bafang motor. However, it is a mid-mount rather than the more common rear hub you may be used to seeing from Onway. Mid-mount motors are really better for a more natural and neutral bicycle feel. They help keep a greater balance that even first time e-bike riders won’t have trouble adjusting to.
Many first time buyers may look at this bike and think of it as a mountain bike, but that isn’t really the case. Upon closer inspection you will see that the Onway 26” is a rigid framed hard tail. This means that the bike’s suspension consists mostly of the fat tires, your legs, and your seat.
Don’t Worry About the Lack of Bells And Whistles
Despite the sparse nature of extras, there is a lot to like about this bike.
One feature I really like about this e-bike are the front and back fenders. Too many manufacturers recently seem to have forgotten that fenders have a purpose, and that purpose is to keep the road grime to a minimum – so I’m glad to see them offered on this model. Considering how fast a bike with this motor can go, that rear fender will be doing its fair share of keeping those rooster tails you kick up in the dust and mud off of you!
One of the best things about this Onway e-bike is its styling. Its aesthetic is no nonsense. Nevertheless, this e-bike is not a case of form over function. You can tell that right off the bat by its sturdy yet simple tubular frame. It was designed by what an engineer friend of mine would describe as brute force engineering. It isn’t super pretty, but it is so purposeful in its function that it does possess a kind of rugged beauty that I appreciate. It doesn’t mess around.
It says to the rider, “Do you want to just stand there staring or do you want to go? If you want to go, saddle up and get peddling!”
It’s also not so fancy that you would be afraid to ding it up a little. The fat tires on those wide, red rims just scream for you to take them over the sand or snow, and with 750 watts at your disposal, it will have more than enough power to move you through it!
Under the Hood: Onway E-bike Components
This Onway e-bike comes well equipped with very high quality components.
While the Bafang motor is almost ubiquitous across the e-bike world at this point, keep in mind they wouldn’t be so common if they weren’t a quality product.
The power source for this bike is an 11.6AH Sony Lithium battery that is guaranteed by the manufacturer for three years. A full charge of this battery pack takes 4-6 hours.
All replacement parts are provided from warehouses located in the USA, so if you need them, the wait won’t be a long one.
The gearing is provided by a Shimano 7- speed, and the bike has a max speed of 20/mph. Another unique feature about this particular Onway e-bike is that it has both pedal assist and throttle modes.
With 9 different levels of pedal assist you can work as hard or as little as you like. You can use the throttle and ride it like a scooter, or use the pedal assist pedal to your heart’s content! With a stated range of 46 miles, you will have plenty of time to decide which way you want to go.
This Onway e-bike is an exciting ride and would make any rider happy. And for $1699, you are certainly getting a great deal.
Here’s a couple cool videos on how repair any issues with this bike (if, God forbid, something goes wrong.)