HovBeta Step-Through Ebike vs KBO Ranger Ebike

HovBeta Step-Through Ebike vs KBO Ranger Ebike

When we released our exciting new ebike the HovBeta last month we also released a blog piece comparing our new-to-market, top of the line, ebike to one of the most well established and best known in the field; Aventon Sinch. If you haven’t seen this piece, you can find it here: Hovsco HovBeta Step-Through vs Aventon Sinch

Since releasing our HovBeta Step-Through Foldable Ebike, we found many of these commentators and testers to be comparing our HovBeta to another ebike which we knew about, but hadn’t delved into in great detail. That ebike is the KBO Ranger, seeing as we produced a comparison piece for what we saw as the HovBeta's biggest competitor, we only find it fitting to do the same for the ebike that many knowledgeable and independent voices in the ebike space see as its most direct competitor.

 

WINNING SPECS

 

Model HovBeta Step-Thru KBO Ranger
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Brake Hydraulic Disc Mechanical Disc Brake
Sensor Torque Sensor Cadence Sensor
Colors

3

Purple, Dark Grey, Red

Grey, Orange

Top Speed 24 MPH 20 MPH
Tire 20" * 4" 20" * 3"
Battery Light Yes, with full LED strip Light  No 

 

STATS 

 

How do these two ebikes compare when you look them straight up and down? Viewing their stats side-by-side. View the stats side-by-side in our HovBeta Step-Through Foldable Ebike vs KBO Ranger Ebike breakdown.

 

Model HovBeta Step-Thru KBO Ranger
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Motor 750W 750W
Battery 48V 15Ah 48V 17.5Ah 
Pedal Assist 5 Levels 5 Levels
Throttle Yes Yes
Top Speed  Adjustable to 28MPH 20MPH
Range

40 - 60 miles per charge

35 - 60 miles per charge

Size 1 Available 1 Available
Step-Through Model Yes Yes
Weight 73 lbs 77 lbs
Gear 7 7
Lights Frontlight & Backlight No
Display LCD Backlit LCD
Price  $1,699 $1,699

 

 

On the cover these two ebikes both seem pretty similar and the only items which may intrigue your interest are the slight difference in battery capacity, the top speed, weight and range. Additionally, HovBeta Step-Through Ebike has a more top speed up to 28 mph though our battery is a little lower than KBO Ranger. And we have a less weight which means riding HovBeta Step-Through will be easier and faster. Ride a smooth comfortable ebike with HovBeta then.  

 

ELECTRICAL

 

Except the Stats, the next step we're going to look at these ebikes through is the electrical components. Not only are we going to compare the electrical components but we’re also going to see what these choices, made by the manufactures, actually amount to in the final product.

 

Model

HovBeta Step-Through

KBO Ranger

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Battery

48V,15Ah

48V,17.5Ah

Compared to KBO Ranger, HovBeta has a little less power, but it doesn't affect our ebike riding range because we have a better charger and a powerful motor which allow you to trave further on each charge. 

Motor

750W 48V Brushless Rear Hub Motor 

750W 48V 

HovBeta has a larger motor, which gives it a better performance and longer lifespan. It is frustrating for riders, especially on longer distances, when the electricity runs out. With the HovBeta 750W power, you can take out on the trail and spend more time where you want to be. 

Pedal Assist

5 Levels of PA

5 Levels of PA

Our pedal assists are equal. Equally power assist, and positioned in the same place on the ebike.

Charger

48V 3 Amp

48V 3 Amp

Both are equipped with the same charger. The higher charger means more time being where you want to be; out on the trail!

LCD Screen

LCD

LCD

Both displays show battery charge level, speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, and your pedal assist level. So nothing different there.

Battery Lights Yes No

HovBeta has a full LED strip light on one side of battery. You will never have to worry about mobile phone or other electronic products powered off. Even while camping outside at night, the attached battery light will give much convenience. 

Sensor  Torque Sensor Speed Sensor 

With a torque sensor, you are always helping. Even at the 300% level you are still providing 1/4 of the power yourself. Whilst a cadence sensor is a constant speed bike (to the limit you set on your display). More smart, less strength you need to take with a torque sensor. 

 

Detail is key when we get down to this level and the smaller things, such as a torque sensor, battery light. It begins to show signs of an ebike whose design has been scrutinized to ensure that it is the best possible machine, that does everything a real user wants it to do, convenient and strength saving, a comfortable and happy riding.

 

MECHANICAL

 

From the electronic we move onto the mechanical parts of these ebikes. This includes brake, gearing and suspension fork.

 

Model

HovBeta

KBO Ranger

Comments

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Brakes

Hydraulic Disc

Mechanical Disc Brakes

Compared to mechanical brakes, hydraulic brakes deliver more power and smoother operation. Since hydraulic brakes are safer, they make sense when you're riding a machine that can reach 20mph from a standing start, while also being quite a bit heavier than a regular bicycle.

Gearing

7

7

Having an extra gears means more flexibility with speed and the ability to transition between gears slightly smoother. HovBeta and KBO Ranger both are equipped with 7 speed gearing. 

Suspension Fork

Zoom Spring Coil Fork

80mm

Coil Fork

80mm 

Both ebikes have a 80mm of travel for absorbing bumps when setting out on an adventure!

 

The safety of the rider should be one of the major concerns of the manufacturers of powerful, rideable machines such as ebikes. A set of hydraulic brakes which work smoothly and efficiently time and time again with no cable stretching over time, shows, again, the level of detailed thought which has gone into one of these ebikes over the other.

 

PHYSICAL


After analyzing a product the last thing is to give it a look over to see if you actually like it. We’ve done this and, whilst we think the HovBeta Step-Through foldable is just that much more convenient and compact after folding, we also noted a few other points of interest.

 

Model HovBeta KBO Ranger Comments
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Frame Step-Through Step-Through Both ebikes are offered in step-through models in one size. 
Colors

3

Purple, Dark Grey, Red 

2

Green, Red

Sometimes customer buy an ebike because of its beautiful colors, so more color options will definitely accommodate rider's different color preferences!

Weight 73lbs 68lbs The weight of an ebike is an important factor to consider. 
Carry Capacity 400lbs (incl. rider) 300lbs With much more weight capacity, HovBeta riders can pack their bags without thinking about weight much because they know the ebike can meet their life demands.
Integrated Battery Yes Yes HovBeta integrate it into the frame in a stylishly sleek way. That's what most riders want to see. 
Tires 

20 4” Fat Tire

Puncture Resistant

20 x 3” Fat Tire

HovBeta Step-Through ebike is 2.4 inches wide while the KBO Ranger is 2.3 inches. An advantage to a slightly wider tire is a greater balance and improved ability to get through sandy or looser soil conditions.

 

 

THE FINAL THOUGHT 


After comparing these two ebikes side by side there are many similarities between these two products which make them quite inseparable. At Hovsco, we put into everything we design, build, and do. It shows through in the final product and we’re very proud of that and this new ebike that we’re so excited to release into the wild! 


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