AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike review: Affordable full suspension MTB


The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike is a trail-ready full suspension mountain bike that won’t break the bank.

AddMotoR has a wide variety of electric bikes; this one, the AddMotoR Hithot H1, is a full suspension mountain bike that’s ready to tackle light to moderate trails. It comes stock with everything you need to hit the pavement or the dirt, including spring suspension in the front and rear, disc brakes, integrated lighting and some attitude.

Power — 500 nominal watts, 750 peak watts

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike has a Bafang rear mounted geared hub motor with an output of 500 nominal watts and 750 peak watts of power, with 48 Newton meters of torque. This is enough power to crush moderate trails and the extra torque will help to get through soggy terrain.

Speed — 25 mph

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike has a top speed of 25 mph, which can be reached using the throttle or pedal assist, making this a class 3 electric bike.

Battery and Range — 48 volt 10.4 ah, 35 miles

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike runs on a 48 volt system and has a 10.4 ah battery for an estimated max range of 35 miles with pedal assist. The battery is located on the downtube, which keeps he Hithot H1 well balanced. It can also be removed for charging and storage.

Pedal assist sensor — Cadence sensor

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike is equipped with a cadence sensor that measures the rotation of the cranks. Like most cadence sensors, there is some delay from the time the rider starts and stops pedaling to the time the motor activates and deactivates.

Display — Bafang, LCD

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike has a Bafang display on the middle of the handlebars that has most of the needed electronic information, including speed, distance, pedal assist level and battery level.

Frame and weight — Aluminum alloy, 54 pounds

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike has one frame size and weighs in at nearly 54 pounds. The aluminum frame is a somewhat traditional diamond style but the top tube slopes downward, making it easier for riders to place their feet flat on the ground when at a stop.

Suspension — Suntour XCT, 100 mm of travel

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike is equipped with a Suntour XCT spring suspension with 100 mm of travel, compression adjust, preload adjust and lockers. The rear suspension is a KS Kind K Speed coil suspension with 22 mm of travel. Together, the suspension works well to absorb moderate bumps and uneven terrain but shouldn’t be used for big air or extreme downhill trails.

Gearing — Shimano Tourney, 7 speed

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike uses a Shimano Tourney derailleur with a 7-speed cassette. The Hithot H1 also has a Shimano SIS Index thumb shifter on the right side of the handlebars.

Brakes — Tektro, mechanical disc

The AddMotor Hithot H1 electric bike has Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes with a 180 mm front rotor and 160 mm rear rotor, which provides plenty of stopping power. The brake levers also have motor inhibitors built in to automatically cut power to the motor whenever they are depressed.

Warranty — 1 year comprehensive

The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike has a 1 year comprehensive warranty.

Price — Starting at $1,499

Starting at $1,499, the AddMotoR Hithot H1 is an entry-level electric bike well suited for moderate trails. Though most components on this bike are entry-level they’re good enough to have a good time outdoors, and make this bike especially useful for those commuters whose streets are less than ideal.

Who’s it for — New electric mountain bikers

This feels like a good choice for those who are looking to get into electric bikes and want to start with something geared towards the trails, but don’t want to spend their entire salary to make it happen. The AddMotoR Hithot H1 electric bike has everything you need to Emory your local trails, or to be used as a capable commuter.


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