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X-Treme Alpine Trails vs. Trailmaker electric bikes - The difference explained

Posted by Sean Newman on

Two of the most popular X-Treme electric bikes offered by Electro Pedal are the Alpine Trails and the Trailmaker. Many customer's find these two bikes but know the differences between the two. Their frame and color choices are very similar, but the components are different. The Alpine Trail electric bike sells for $649.00 and the Trailmaker sells for $849.00. This article will break down the main differences between the bikes and what the extra $200 will get you.

Alpine Trails

  • Sealed Lead Acid Battery
  • Steel Frame
  • Caliper Brakes
  • 7 Speed Shimano Gears and Shifter
  • 65 Lbs weight (with battery installed, total weight of battery 21 lbs)
  • 24 Volt 300 Watt battery, capable of 20 mile range and 20 MPH cruising speed

Trailmaker

  • Lithium Battery - LifePo4
  • All Aluminum Frame
  • Disc Brakes
  • 7 Speed Shimano Gears and Shifter
  • 52 Lbs weight (with battery installed)
  • 24 Volt 300 Watt battery, capable of 20 miles range and 20 MPH cruising speed

 

The Breakdown:

As you can see there are some similarities and differences between these two electric bikes.  Both have the same frame style and color choices, but many of the components are different. With the purchase of a Trailmaker you get upgraded to disc brakes, an aluminum frame, and a lithium battery. The bike is also 13 lbs lighter, which translates to better acceleration and performance going up hills. While both bikes are limited by their classification by law to not provide electric power over 20 MPH, the Trailmaker will reach this speed a little bit quicker.

Both bikes are excellent and reliable choices in the inexpensive electric bike category and have positive feedback by customers. It's up to the consumer to decide if the extra money is worth what it will give them. I hope by now this article has cleared up the main differences and will help you make an educated decision.


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