Hey there guys, it’s Aaron over here again from Pickmyebike.com, and today I’m here to give you all the details about the Mokwheel Asphalt ST, a new cruiser-style commuter e-bike. It’s got a lot going on, so let’s jump right into what makes this bike tick.
First off, let’s talk speed – the Asphalt ST is a zippy little number. It’s rated as a Class 2 and 3 e-bike, meaning you can get up to 20 mph using the thumb throttle and push it to 28 mph with pedal assist. But hey, the one I got my hands on felt like it had a bit more juice than that. Just a heads up though, you might want to check the settings when you first hop on, to ensure everything’s dialed in right.
Riding this bike is like a dream. The 100mm travel on the front suspension fork is more than you’d expect for a commuter bike, which means you’re in for a comfy ride, even over those pesky bumps and ditches. The handlebars and grips? Super comfy. Plus, with those wider handlebars, you’ve got control and comfort, especially if you’re broad-shouldered like me.
The heart of this bike is its 500-watt rear hub motor, proprietary to Mokwheel. They’ve put it through its paces against some big names like Befung, and honestly, it holds its own. The battery is another highlight – a 48V, 706Wh powerhouse that blends into the frame like it was born there. And the LEDs showing the charge level? Super handy.
Now, the bike isn’t without its quirks. The 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain, with a 44-tooth chainring and a 12 to 28-tooth cassette, felt a bit limiting. It’s something I hope Mokwheel tweaks in the future. Brakes are crucial, right? The Asphalt ST packs hydraulic disc brakes from Star Union. Not a big brand, but they’ve performed decently in my test rides.
Rolling on Chaoyang tires designed for, you guessed it, asphalt, the ride feels solid. Plus, the bike comes decked out with all the commuter essentials – rear cargo rack, fenders, a bright headlight, and some seriously cool tail and brake lights on the seat stays.
Now, about those test results. In my brake test, the Asphalt ST stopped at about 23 feet and 9 inches, which is slightly longer than average for commuter e-bikes. Not a huge deal, but worth noting. The bike’s stability while braking is commendable, though. As for speed, this thing is fun. It’s fast in lower pedal assist settings, but I did notice some ghost pedaling at higher levels. The range is solid – we clocked between 26 and 53 miles depending on motor use, aligning well with Mokwheel’s claims.
Up-Hill tests? The Asphalt ST holds its own. It’s not the best, but far from the worst. I found it to be pretty competent on regular-sized hills, with the torque sensor kicking in just when needed.
Overall, the Mokwheel Asphalt ST has been a blast to ride. It’s a well-rounded machine – comfy for daily commutes and fun for just cruising around. And at $1,499 with a $300 discount, it’s a steal.It’s got a bit of everything – a hybrid vibe between a road and mountain bike, with those larger tires adding to the comfort. And the safety features? Top-notch, especially with the integrated lights.
Alright, wrapping this up, the Mokwheel Asphalt ST is a real contender in the e-bike world. To sum it up, the bike stands out with its powerful 500-watt rear hub motor, zipping you up to speeds of 28 mph. Its integrated 48V, 706Wh battery promises a range of 26-53 miles. Comfort is key with its 100mm front suspension fork and wider handlebars, making for a smooth and controlled ride. Safety is covered with hydraulic disc brakes and integrated frame lights for visibility. Plus, it’s decked out with 27.5 by 2.4 inch tires, perfect for various terrains. All this, wrapped in a sleek step-through frame, makes the Asphalt ST a versatile and reliable choice for your e-biking adventures.
So, if you’re considering an e-bike, or just love keeping up with the latest in e-bike tech, make sure to swing by pickmyebike.com every other day. We’ve got detailed blogs on all things e-bike coming your way every day. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on the good stuff we’ve got lined up. Until next time, stay blessed, keep riding, and I’ll see you on the next adventure over at pickmyebike.com. Peace out, and remember to keep those wheels spinning!