I have no idea which one i should get. I think an s2 Music definitely getting the rx. What are you calling the zucchini head? Yeah i'm, getting the s2. What do you think? Which one should i get so in my book? The s2 is more of an urban e bike, whereas the rx is more framed as an off roader, but at the end of the day, both these bikes are nearly identical, which begs me to question: is the rx even worth that extra cost i've had some time With both bikes now so let's put them side to side and see which one is ultimately a better purchase Music. So let's talk about the similarities. First, both bikes are fitted with 960 watt hour batteries with an estimated range from 40 to 75 plus miles that's, very dependent on ride mode and train, but in general these bikes easily get me where i need to go. In addition, both bikes have the same motor. The power ranges from 750 watts in the low eco pedal, assist mode to 2000 watts in unlimited mode. Lastly, we have the same displays operating system, ride modes, including classes, 1, 3 and unlimited mode. Also, the tires are the same. You would think the rx would come with a different set of tires with more aggressive tread, but it comes with the same badger. All terrain tires as the s2. More trail oriented tires can be bought separately. The major differences here are the suspension chain, tensioner weight brakes and price to take on more demanding terrain.
The arcs is fitted with a front and rear suspension on the front. We have an adjustable shock with 120 millimeters of travel and 35 millimeter stanchions in the rear. We have a coilover piggyback monoshock with adjustable preload compression and rebound dampening. The chain is in response to the rear suspension of the rx. It helps the chain maintain tension with the rear, suspension's movement. On the s2. We just have a front suspension: it's an adjustable air spring fork with 120 millimeters of travel and a 32 millimeter stanchion. The rx weighs 80 pounds and the s2 weighs 73 pounds, the rx being heavier and more performance driven is fitted with a larger brake setup. The rx has the teksro hydraulic four piston aluminum forged calipers 203 millimeter rotors on the front wheel and 180 millimeter rotors on the rear wheel. The s2 has the tekro hydraulic two piston forged aluminum calipers, with 180 millimeter rotors on the front and rear wheels. As for the price, the rx costs 3 495 and the s2 costs 2 695 that's an 800 price difference. Lastly, there's some minor cosmetic differences here the bikes have different lights, fenders and seats. I do dig the ark's seat a bit more because i think it's more comfortable, there's lots of fancy, verbiage and numbers here, but these bikes are more alike than not. The only real difference here is the rear shock. Everything else is just fluff. Alright let's hit the road cue. The time lapses.
Music. So i forgot to mention the rx has a horn. The s2 doesn't have a horn loud too geez ain't. Nobody getting in your way overall. Both the rx and s2 are great for commuting and around town cruising it's really nice to be able to jump on one of these and go run a quick air in or go grab a burrito and skip the delivery charge. The rx is just a little bit smoother around town with that rear suspension. As i said earlier, the arch is more framed as an off road vehicle, but when it comes to actually hitting the dirt there's some issues with the riding position and the power so riding on bumpier terrain and having to stand up. While doing so, i find that my legs are far too close to the bars. I just think about how a bmx bmxer rides or how a dirt biker rides, they're in a more stretched out position with their foot, pegs or pedals beneath their hips. But here on the rx, my legs sit out way in front of me, so that puts me really close to the bars in that position. I have less leverage to move the bike around it's, not good. Lastly, there's the power issue: there's, just not enough of it to do anything too serious off road and, if you're stuck at the bottom of a hill with zero momentum, yeah you're not gon na make it up that hill you're gon na have to frog like it.
Nobody likes to frog like it. I do talk about this. A whole lot more in my film about the s2 be sure to check that out after this i'll link it in the corner to make the rx more of a serious off roader. Super 73 needs to look at the pedal positioning or getting rid of the pedals. All together, how cool would it be to just have some foot pegs here i mean there might be some legal issues there, but i'm, not sure. Also, there needs to be more power and more torque Music, so the s2 is 90 of the rx they're. Like fraternal twins, super 73 is the womb and they're just two different eggs. If you do buy the rx you're buying it for a little extra comfort. Don'T get me wrong. This thing is a blast. I had a great time popping off curbs and riding it around, but as soon as you get into some rougher terrain and some hills, both these bikes begin to struggle so it's best to stay on some hard packed dirt or on the streets. At the end of the day, the rx is mostly a look it's only slightly better at jumping around. I do have to say i dig the design and i love the color here. What i especially love about the super 73s is the size of them, but ultimately the s2 can do all the same things that the rx can so save yourself 800 and buy the s2, and with that extra cash go buy some burritos.
You can buy me one too extra hot sauce pour for Music. All right come on got it, you got it Music. No! You had a bee on me, hi b, Music, hey that's! Alright! What are you calling a zucchini head? Is it funny it's funny it's a little oh it's going into my pocket leave me, so i can finish this please i did it.