Bike Comparison: Cyrusher Ranger vs Juiced Rip Current S
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Bike Comparison: Cyrusher Ranger vs Juiced Rip Current S

Feb 15, 2023

As electric bikes become more and more popular with the public, more and more manufacturers are entering the market. Different brands will also have their own unique design styles and product options. Riders compare different brands in terms of performance parameters and design in order to get the highest value for money.

The Cyrusher electric fat bike, with its colored fat tire rims and special frame design, has made a name for itself in the mainstream e-bike market and stands out from the crowd with its eye-catching design. Juiced, on the other hand, is a California-based company that serves its customers with innovative, cost-effective models. This article will compare electric cycles from these two companies to help you decide which e-bike is the better choice.

Key performance comparisons

Blog Ranger vs Juiced RipCurrent S

Both models are leaders in long distance travel and therefore excel in terms of performance. But there is no doubt that one of them is better than the other.

Model

Ranger

Juiced Rip Current S

Recommend

All-terrain electric bike

Electric fat-tire bike

Speed

Up to 28 MPH

28 MPH Top Speed / Class 3 (Unlockable)

Motor

Bafang motor with peak 1,200W and 80Nm

 1,000W Bafang Hub motor

Frame

6061 aluminum alloy full suspension frame

6061 aluminum heat treated frame

Transmission

Shimano 9-speed

Nine-speed cassette transmission

Tires

Kenda 26" x 4.0" fat tires

26"x4" puncture-resistant fat tires

Brakes

Logan hydraulic disc brakes (large 180mm dual hydraulic disc brakes)

Logan HD-E500 hydraulic disc brakes

Bike Weight

66 lbs (30 kg) / 74 lbs (34 kg) with battery

76 lbs (65 lbs w/o battery)

Color

green, black, white

brushed aluminum | glossy
red | matte finish
black

Lights

Led headlight: included

Led tailight: included

Headlight: included

Taillight: included

Horn & Bell

Horn

Bell

 

Similarities

Both powerful models show similarities in terms of driving speed, while the Ranger's motor still shows better performance and is able to provide more driving power. Both e-bikes are fitted with large puncture-resistant fat tires. The practicality of fat tires is that they help you to overcome more complex riding surfaces and provide a cushioning effect for a more comfortable riding experience. Thus, both models are available to ride in different terrain conditions and in different scenarios. Both models come with a 9-speed drivetrain that offers the rider a choice of pedal assist modes to tailor the ride to suit their cadence.

In addition, the option of hydraulic brakes enhances the safety of ebike riding. Both the Ranger and Rip Current S feature Logan hydraulic brakes to improve the braking response in case of an accident on the road. Both models have front and rear taillights designed to ensure safe driving in dimly lit conditions. This signals to  surrounding vehicles in the event of accidental braking, plus the horn or bell is designed to warn others of your approach and any hazards to avoid.

Blog All-terrain electric cycle Ranger

Bike weight will likely be the most noticeable aspect for many new riders. Some elderly riders favour a lighter-weight model for easier maneuverability and better control of the bike. Therefore, it's necessary to have a broad idea of bike weight before making a purchase to prevent an unpleasant shopping experience. The two bikes have slightly different weights with the Ranger being  a bit lighter than the Rip Current S electric cycle. Due to the high-quality components and the weight of the e-bike frame, the electric bike is bound to weight more than a traditional bike. Before purchasing an electric cycle, consider whether you can accept that aspect.

Model

Ranger

Juiced Rip Current S

Price

$2,799

$2,399

Battery

52V 20Ah

52V 19.2Ah

Throttle

Half twist throttle

Thumb throttle

Suspension

Front oil spring suspension

Rear air suspension

Front air suspension
Hard-tail configuration

Load capacity

330 lbs (150 kg)

300 lbs

Riders Height

 5'7" ~ 6'6" (170cm ~ 200cm)

M: 16.5‚ÄĚ (41.9 cm) | Fits Riders 5'4" - 6'0"
L: 18.0‚ÄĚ (45.7 cm) | Fits Riders 5'8" - 6'3"
XL: 20.0‚ÄĚ (50.8 cm) | Fits Riders 6'0"+

warranty

2-year warranty

1-year warranty

Display

Full color back-lit 

Back-lit LCD

 

Differences

Batteries

As people continue to seek longer distances to ride, the battery life of an electric bike is of increasing concern. Both models have high-capacity batteries, but the Ranger's 52V 20Ah battery is superior to the Rip Current S's 52V 19.2Ah. The high-capacity battery gives the bike better running power, such as for getting started quickly after stopping.

Shock absorption

With an electric bike, shock absorption is extremely critical. This is because  it greatly improves the rider's experience and increases flexibility, even if you are traveling over rough terrain. Ebikes with full suspension will smooth out most bumps and unevenness and make riding more enjoyable. The Ranger from Cyrusher is a full suspension electric bike with a choice of oil spring suspension forks and upgraded rear air suspension to maximize your riding comfort. The Rip Current S, on the other hand, is a hard-tail model, although it is equipped with a front air suspension fork to soften some of the bumps on the road. But hard-tail electric bicycles are less effective than full-suspension electric bicycles when it comes to bump cushioning. With the majority of your body located at the rear of the vehicle, you will be able to feel bumps more, so a hard-tail electric bike is not recommended.

Throttle

The design of the throttle can greatly affect the driving experience. For example, it is important for getting started from a stop, especially if you are loaded with cargo, or to maintain balance when you are at slow speeds. There are three types of throttles - thumb, half-torque and full-torque. The thumb throttle on the Rip Current S is the most basic design among the three. The thumb throttle simply affects the gear lever rather than the brake lever or torsional shifter. This type of throttle requires you to have your thumb in position at all times, which may also cause you to have a  sore thumb. There may be safety issues after a long ride when you encounter an unexpected situation and can't react in time. Furthermore, thumb throttles are also difficult to operate during cold winter months when your fingers may become stiff after prolonged exposure to the cold, even if you're wearing thick gloves. The Ranger's half-twist throttle, on the other hand, rotates the handlebars to accelerate and decelerate which means that you can use the palm of your hand to flexibly control it. By its very design, a half-twist throttle is much safer than a full-twist throttle in that there is less chance that you will accelerate by accident .

Frame size

Naturally, different riders need different sizes. Rip Current S is available in three different sizes to suit different rider sizes, which is a very user-friendly option. While the Ranger is only available in one size, the adjustable seat allows the model to fit most riders. Accordingly, riders can choose the setting  that suits their needs.

Frame design

Positioned as an all-terrain electric bike, the Ranger utilizes a shock-absorbing aluminium frame to help open up more riding possibilities. It is also available in three color options, with a color-blocked body in two different colors to give the whole outer frame design a special touch. The Rip Current S opts for an aluminium frame, but lacks a certain amount of cushioning. It also offers the rider a choice of three colors. The overall frame is all painted in a single color, which lacks a certain amount of originality, but is a suitable choice for riders who prefer a simple design.

Load capacity

With more and more cargo electric bikes available, the demand for vehicles that have a higher load capacity is on the rise. For carrying heavy loads, electric bikes are a convenient option that frees up your hands and saves you time and effort. This requires a model with sufficient load capacity to support the weight of goods. The Rip Current S offers a load capacity of 300 lbs, while the Ranger can carry 330 lbs. The Ranger would be a better choice for ease of transporting goods and for accommodating the size of the rider.

Warranty

The warranty period is critical for your bike, as this is  your insurance if you have problems with your bike.Juiced offers a one-year warranty, while Cyrusher offers a warranty of up to two years.The longer warranty period is a test of quality and helps riders feel more comfortable with their purchase.

Blog Ranger with two year warranty
Price points

With the Ranger priced at £2799 and the Rip Current S at $2399, the two electric bicycles show a difference in price. However, in terms of overall performance, the more expensive Ranger offers better suspension, start-up power and acceleration and a more secure after-sales service. The more expensive product tends to perform better, so if you want an electric assist bike that is safe to ride on the road, the Ranger is an excellent model.

Conclusion

If you are deciding between these two electric assist bikes, I believe this article has clearly indicated which model is a wise investment for you.The Ranger has better riding comfort than the Rip Current S and will be easier to handle and more suitable for long daily rides. The Ranger also offers better after-sales service, providing you with a reliable purchase.Thus, you can purchase the Ranger with confidence and begin your joy ride sooner.