Cross Current Air – $1099 S-Pedelec;
The bike comes in at a nice base price, but the options like a throttle, torque sensor, and bigger batteries do add up. Nonetheless, it looks great and we should sell many due to that great price. For performance, it will work for 9 out of 10 buyers, who want a bicycle with electric assist, not an electric motorcycle.
A reputable company making a 28mph bike starting under a grand, that has my attention!
The Juiced Cross Current Air High Performance Electric Bicycle is the little brother of the Juiced Cross Current.
Built under the same demanding standards, the Cross Current Air come with a newly designed cadence sensor. 104 samples per revolution. Automatically detects your pedal movements and at 8.5x the speed of traditional sensors that only take 12 samples. Your bike will know more about your pedal performance than you do and will adjust the pedal assist to kick in faster or stay on longer when you need it most.
Juiced Bikes are well known for creating solid and reliable e-bikes used as true car replacement vehicles. The CrossCurrent Air sets the benchmark in the sporty, high speed e-bike category.
The CrossCurrent Air is designed on a fundamentally sound 700c aluminum bicycle frame with an integrated down tube battery pack.
Every part is carefully designed, engineered and manufactured to the “Juiced” standard.
The Juiced Air is completely upgradable with Cross Current parts if someone wants to upgrade down the road.
The CrossCurrent Air is all about sporty performance.
Designed for maximum performance, minimum weight while maintaining an affordable price.
28 mph* Top Speed
It all starts with the new classification of e-bikes.
While traditional e-bikes are limited to 20mph, Speed Pedelecs or S-pedelecs can go up to 28 mph using cadence sensing technology.
Fully Street legal and can be used on bike paths and bike lanes.
Additionally no license, insurance or registration is needed as it is not considered a “motor vehicle” by law.
48 Volt Integrated Battery Pack
While most bikes use the 36 Volt system, all Juiced Bikes are based on a 48 Volt system.
The higher voltage allows these bikes to run at a lower amperage to achieve the same power output.
This strategy provides many advantages in terms of reliability and battery lifespan.
The downtube battery platform provides slick integration with the bike’s frame.
Multiple Battery Options
The CrossCurrent Air has four 48 Volt battery options to suit your needs.
The standard 7.8 Amp-Hour battery gives you the perfect balance between range* and weight.
Extend your ride with the optional 10.4 Amp-Hour pack or go far with the incredible 17.4 Amp-Hour pack and then the unprecedented, 21 Amp-Hour for up to 100 miles*.
Juiced Bikes is again pushing the e-bike industry by offering the largest capacity battery for this class of e-bike.
Samsung 18650 Lithium Cell<br>
The industry has quickly standardized around the 18650 cell size. It is effectively a beefed up “AA” sized battery, but rechargeable. The advantage is that the cells are modular and can be configured in different ways depending on the application. They are used in everything from flashlights to electric cars. Commoditization has driven down the cost significantly. Juiced only uses high quality Samsung cells.
Shimano Transmission with High Ratio Gearing
Special attention is paid to the transmission as e-bikes can move at higher speeds than normal bikes.
A 52T front chain ring and 11T rear sprocket insures that you will not “hamster wheel” at high speeds.
Simplified Control System
Juiced designed a very simple interface that only does exactly what you need.
Turn the bike on, select the assist level and enjoy the ride.
Dial In Your Boost
There are 5 modes of pedal assist ranging from ECO mode for maximum range to SPORT mode for maximum speed.
The eco mode just provides enough boost to cancel out the added weight of the bike.
Use this mode to achieve maximum range or when riding with other unassisted cyclists.
Levels 1, 2 and 3
Levels 1-3 provide increasingly powerful pedal assistance with speed ranging from 15mph to 24mph.
Sport mode is custom tuned for a more athletic performance up to 28 mph top speed and 700W peak assistance.
Jump to SPORT mode while in any other setting when you feel the need for speed. The motor assistance in the SPORT mode is more controllable at certain speeds where the rider is naturally stronger. The boost increases as the bike’s speed increases past the point where aerodynamic drag forces can overwhelm the rider.
The result is maximum fun while using the battery as efficiently as possible.
E-Bike Rated Tires
The CrossCurrent fits normal 700c bicycle tires, but for added performance we have selected e-bike rated tires with more tread and ability to withstand higher tire pressures.
Easy Servicing and Upgradability
Gone are the days of difficult to service e-bikes.
We have designed a modular electronics system with reliability and serviceability as the top priority.
Full Parts Support
There are only 6 major parts which are “plug-and-go” compatible.
The waterproof connections are impossible to mix up.
+ Frame: 6061 Aluminum Heat Treated / Reention Integrated & Removable down-tube battery
+ Frame Sizes: M-17.5″ / L-19″ / S/M-16.5″ ST (Step Through)
+ Available Colors: Black Simi-gloss with grey Graphics
+ Weight: Bike: 42lbs + Battery 6.5lbs = 48.5lbs
+ Performance: 28 mph (45km/h) / S-Pedelec / Class 3
+ Battery: 48V x 7.8ah
+ Motor: Bafang (8Fun) 350W / Geared Hub Motor / Super High Speed Winding / Shimano Cassette
+ Controller: 6 Transistor / Sine Wave / Customized Tuning Algorithms / Overboost function
+ Display: King Meter T320 / Customized 4-button / 5 Assist Levels: ECO, 1, 2, 3, Sport (28 mph)
+ Charger: Modary 2A / UL Certified / On-bike and Off-bike charging / 3.5 hour recharge time
+ Wire Harness: 1-to-3 Quick Connect / Stainless steel lock ring / Water resistant
+ Brakes: Shimano BR-M375 Mechanical Disc / 180mm front – 160mm rear
+ Wheels & Tires: Kenda K1088 / 700x45C / 36H / E-Bike Rated / 85psi max
+ Transmission: Shimano Altus 9-Speed 11-32T / Trigger Shifter / Pro-Wheel 52T ABS / 170mm / Chain KMC
+ Fork: Custom Alluminum 700C / Disc Brake Adapter / Threadless / Fender Stay Mount
+ Spokes: Stainless / Front 13G / Rear 12G
+ Handlebar & Stem: Frank Stem and handlebar / Grip: Foam Rubber
+ Seat Post & Seat: Frank 27.2 mm / Promax Quick Release / Selle Royal Freeway
+ Mud Guards and Rear Rack Ready – Compatible with industry standard
+ Pedals: Welgo platform pedals
+ Warranty: 1 year on mechanical and electrical components
+ Optional Thumb Throttle: Mount Left or Right / 20mph@8A / Throttle does not affect pedal assist to speed
– (Without Throttle: Pedal Assist to 28 mph / With Throttle: Throttle to 20mph, Pedal Assist to 28 mph)
+ Battery Upgrades to 10.4ah or 17.4ah or 21ah
+ Thumb Throttle: Simple installation and automatically recognized by the ECU
+ Torque Sensor: Adds 1.000 torque samples / second in addition to the sensor’s 104 samples and then analyzes the information all at the same time. Measures your leg power at 1.000 times per second.
*Speed and Range Dependent on rider/cargo weight, terrain and weather