Can you really e-bike for that cheap: Reviewing a $599 Amazon electric bicycle

The Nakto 26” Cargo Electric bike is not really a cargo bike, at least not in the utility way that everyone’s used to. But for a cool price of $599 that includes a front basket and rear rack. How bad could it be?

Nakto 26” Cargo Electric Bike tech specs with a 250W rear geared hub motor, it’s Top speed is 32km/h (20 mph) with a range of 25-50 km (15-30 mi) depending on user input and a Battery life about some 36V 10Ah (360 Wh) which takes up to  6 hours to get fully charged and Weighs around 32 kg (70 lb). The E-Bike can take a maximum load of 113 kg (250 lb). For a decent price, you get Front rim brakes, rear drum brakes.

Some extras include simple LED battery meter, front headlight, bell, horn, half-twist throttle, front basket, rear rack, fenders. The bicycles’ price ranges from $599 for white or $648 for a black bike.

The first thing that draws people towards itself is that, despite fitting into the superior budget class of e-bikes, it isn’t some supermini bike. It‘s a proper, normal-sized 26” Dutch-style electric bicycle.

Amazon even calls it a women’s bike. But really going to let the single frame member on a bike determine which gender is it actually for? These days, any bike can be anything it wants to be. It can be called a utility bike, mini-bike, moped, family-bike, it’s basically whatever-you-want-to-call-bike.

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It has a basket which is made of plastic which looks exactly like a woven one. This is not one of the greatest features of this bike, but still works for a basket and hold medium weight. 

The rest of the Nakto e-bike can be called as less of a disappointment. The seat is very comfortable, the headlight works, the brakes are simple but effective, the rear rack is a nice feature and nobody can even complain about the Nakto not including fenders because somehow they managed to slap those features on there and still maintain a bargain-basement price.

Oddly enough, the Nakto doesn’t offer multiple pedal-assist levels – you either have pedal-assist or you don’t.  It isn’t an off-roading bike, that is for sure. This bike works just fine as a normal, typical flatland bike.

This is a decent e-bike for light use, but not a great machine by any stretch of the imagination. This bike is the definition of mediocrity, but sometimes a mediocre bike is all anyone wants or needs.

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Varsha is responsible for publishing news on Bugle24. She entered into the world of tech right after she completed her post-graduate. She has been associated with some of the known tech blogs like SmartTabloid, AdMarvels, The First Post, and more. Having worked with plenty of newspapers, she finally chose to commit her time to Bugle24. With over four years of experience, Varsha boasts expertise in Electric Vehicles, apps, wearables, and smart energy.

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