iGO Electric Core Extreme 3.0 Review – $1.9k

https://electricbikereview.com/igo-electric/core-extreme-3-0/ The iGO Electric Core Extreme 3.0 is a hardtail electric fat bike with extra large 4.5″ wide tires that improve float and traction. Gnarly Kenda Juggernaut tires feature bigger knobs spaced further apart that dig into loamy, snowy, or sandy terrain. Redesigned hydroformed aluminum alloy frame is sturdy but approachable with lower standover height, due to aggressively sloped top tube, and fully integrated downtube battery pack. The bike is feature complete with alloy fenders, rear rack, and integrated lights. Advanced 32 pulse cadence sensor is responsive and durable. Unique “Electronics Access Port” bottom bracket box makes the bike easy to service, improving reliability since this is a direct-order ebike. Powerful 48 volt 13 amp hour battery system uses a powerful 22 amp controller that supports a 500 to 750 watt hub motor offering up to 80 newton meters of torque. The punched out rims reduce rolling mass and overall weight, making the bike easier to start. Simple greyscale display is easy to read, interact with, and even has a full sized USB Type A charging port built in so you can maintain a phone, run additional lights, or use other portable electronic devices. Variable speed trigger throttle is reliable and ideal for off-road riding because it offers full power override in all 9 levels of assist. Overall great attention to detail with sturdy spokes, slap guard, derailleur guard, narrow wide chainring, optimized 11 to 34 tooth cassette with 8 speed drivetrain, adjustable suspension fork, great pedals, kickstand, and integrated bell. Only available in one frame size and color, but the long 350mm seat post and adjustable angle stem provide a decent range of fit options. The bike is fairly heavy at 73.9lbs, but they’ve kept weight mostly low and center. The suspension fork uses a straight steer tube, so upgrade options are somewhat limited, and it locks out vs. compression adjust and felt kind of bouncy to me. Mechanical disc brakes aren’t as easy to operate as hydraulic, but they do have motor inhibitors and are easier to repair “in the wild” if necessary.

0:00 Introduction
2:08 Battery and motor specs
4:46 Drivetrain gearing details
5:30 Pedals and tires closeup
6:05 Brake details
7:16 Suspension fork details
9:06 Wires and controller box
11:25 Stem, seat post, sizing
12:57 Suspension fork adjustments
13:40 USB charging port
13:57 Lights demonstration
14:52 Bike, battery, motor weight
15:32 Battery closeup, charger, removal
17:16 iGO history & business
17:38 Display panel overview
20:31 Pedal assist sensor details
22:09 Display settings menu
24:12 Ride test begins
27:31 Third person ride shots
28:55 Motor closeups
29:40 Guest ride & interview
32:30 Conclusion & resources

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