Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through Review

By Chris Wilson


Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Are you looking for a high-powered electric bike that can cover up to 70 miles on a single charge? If yes, you might want to check out Juiced's latest addition to their range of high-powered e-bikes – the Ripcurrent S Step-through.

All that range doesn't come cheap though. 

The step-through bike costs in excess of $2000 per unit. However, Is it worth the price tag? Could e-bike enthusiasts justify the cost after going through some of the Ripcurrent S Step-through amazing features? 

Let's find out!

Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750 W
  • The Speed
    28 mph miles per hour
  • Range 
    70+ miles

Entered at checkout, promo code "ST100" and get $100 OFF of on your new RipCurrent S Step-Through electric bike!

The description in the first paragraph doesn't even do the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through any justice in terms of range. Part of this e-bike's functionalities lets riders easily switch between riding with the assistance of the electric motor and just riding it as a regular (pedal-only) bike. This means that even if the e-bike's battery runs out (after 70 miles), you can still ride it as a regular bike and cover more distance.

Features of the E-bike

1300W of Power On-demand

The Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through is unlike most electric bikes out there. It can be ridden as a fully electric, power-on-demand bike, a pedelec (pedal electric cycle), or a regular bike.

In the power-on-demand mode, riders can reach speeds of 20mph and climb steep hills without the need to pedal. All you have to do is push and hold the ergonomic thumb throttle located on the e-bike's handlebars and you'll have 750W of nominal power & 1300W of peak power at your disposal.

1300W of Power On-demand

This is especially beneficial to people who commute by bike. With a power-on-demand electric bicycle, you can reach your destination — or destinations if you're constantly on the move during your day — without breaking a single sweat.

You'll be beating traffic and conserving your energy at the same time!

A 52V 19.2Ah Battery

Have you ever wondered why some riders replace their e-bike batteries with higher-volt batteries? You're probably thinking "To cover longer ranges, why else?" Well, what if I told you that higher volt batteries don't just extend an e-bike's range but also improve its overall performance.

A 52V 19.2Ah Battery

An electric bike with a 52V battery pack will generate more power — and eventually more speed — than one with a 48V battery. This is because the e-bike's motor(s) spins at a faster rate when connected to a higher-volt battery.

So, the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through's 52V 19Ah battery pack doesn't just let you cover more distance on a single charge, it provides enough power to ensure your bike operates at maximum capacity throughout its entire journey.

Dual Pedal Assist

For riders who want to pedal, the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through's pedal-assist system — consisting of a cadence and a torque sensor — is programmed to boost overall performance while requiring as little effort from the rider as possible.

Dual Pedal Assist

Most people aren't familiar with how torque sensors work. A torque sensor measures the power you're using to pedal and engages the motor(s) to provide power sufficient enough to ensure an almost-effortless pedaling experience.

A cadence sensor on the other hand measures the number of revolutions the crank makes as the rider pedals. So if you pedal faster, the motor will automatically deliver more power to complement your efforts. The good thing about having both sensors in one pedal-assist system is that each complements the other's flaws. For instance, when traveling up steep hills, riders will often encounter resistance while pedaling.

Since the cadence sensor only measures revolutions and delivers power based on the rate at which you pedal, the pedal-assist function might not provide enough power to easily climb the hill. However, with a torque sensor, you can be sure that enough power will be delivered to assist your pedaling efforts.

Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750 W
  • The Speed
    28 mph miles per hour
  • Range 
    70+ miles

Entered at checkout, promo code "ST100" and get $100 OFF of on your new RipCurrent S Step-Through electric bike!

Specifications of the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through

Top Speed

20mph/32kph for throttle-only and;

28mph/45kph when you utilize the pedal-assist function.

Mileage

70 miles (113km)

Battery Capacity

52V 19Ah

Throttle Type

Thumb throttle

E-bike Weight

75lbs (34Kg), 65lbs(29.4Kg) without battery.

Power

750W (1300W max output)

Brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes

Lighting

—Front-facing LED lights

—Rear LED lights

Pros of the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through

Advanced LCD Display

Advanced LCD Display

The LCD kit located on the handlebar displays the current speed, voltage, mileage, etc. that the e-bike is traveling at as well as battery blocks. You can also control the e-bike's LED headlights from the LCD and find out the temperature of your controller from the LCD's advanced settings (this might go a long way in maintaining your e-bike's motor).

It also comes with adjustable brightness settings. So, if it's daytime and you're having trouble seeing what's displayed on the screen, you can easily increase its brightness.

It Is Easy to Get on and Get Off ...even if You're Wearing a Skirt.

Generally, bicycles with step-through frames are easier and faster to mount than bicycles with step-over frames. This is due to the absence of a top tube or crossbar.

Step-Through and Step Over

For example, a rider who isn't very tall might have to tilt a step-over bicycle so he/she can get their leg over the top tube or crossbar. This might sound easy at first but getting off the bike takes even more skill as you have to be extra careful when pulling your legs over the crossbar.

With the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through, mounting the saddle is as easy as stepping through the free space between the down tube and the saddle tube. This even helps maintain the stitches in your pants.

It Is a Very Versatile Bike

Literally anyone, regardless of riding preference or health status, can ride the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through. People who cycle for fitness purposes can easily switch off the bike's electric functions and ride it like a regular bike.

It's also a good fit for elderly riders who can't pedal hard as a result of underlying knee problems. They can either use the power-on-demand option by holding down the throttle or pedal with very little effort and let the pedal-assist feature take care of the rest.

Most e-bike's don't come with this kind of functionality. They're either pedelecs (pedal-assist electric bikes), power-on-demand bikes, or in some cases, both.

Cons of the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through

It Can Take Up to Eight Hours to Charge

The Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through comes with a standard 52 Volt / 2 Amps charger that'll usually take between eight and ten hours to fully charge the 52V 19Ah battery.

If 8+ hours is too much downtime for you to deal with, you might want to consider purchasing a turbo 52 Volt / 4 amps charger from the brand's official website. This turbo charger could reduce the e-bike's charging time by half.

The Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through Is Expensive

Let's face it, not everyone can fork out $2000+ for a bicycle, electric or otherwise. However, Juiced offers affordable payment plans on a wide range of its electric scooters, including the Ripcurrent S Step-through.

So, even if you're unable to pay all of that money at  once, you can still acquire the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through and pay for it over a timeframe that's convenient for you.

Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Juiced RipCurrent S Step-Through

Main Features:

  • The Motor
    750 W
  • The Speed
    28 mph miles per hour
  • Range 
    70+ miles

Entered at checkout, promo code "ST100" and get $100 OFF of on your new RipCurrent S Step-Through electric bike!

Who's the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through for?

Professional cyclists, people who commute by bike, pretty much anyone can use the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through! As I mentioned earlier, this e-bike can be used as a regular bike and an electric bike.

Not only can it be used by anyone, it can also be used in any situation, it is just a matter of tweaking the settings to meet your needs.

Who's the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through not for?

People who are on a budget. Even if you decide to pay for this e-bike over time, the most affordable payment plan spans over 24 months and will cost you up to $113/month.

If the Juiced Ripcurrent S Step-through is out of your price range, you can always opt for a cheaper alternative or, even better, purchase a DIY e-bike conversion kit for half the price.

About the author 

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson, long time fan of personal electric transportation. Chris is not easily impressed when it comes to the latest technologies, however, when he is, nothing can stop him from wanting to share his knowledge with our readers here at ElectricRideLab.com