The Cheapest SUPER73 Electric Bike – ZG Review UK

Hello everyone it's SpawnPoiint 
and welcome back to another video   so if you saw my post last week you'll know that i 
bought the zg which is super73's cheapest electric   bike it's got a 250 watt motor three power mode 
a top speed of 25 kilometers an hour and is 100%   road legal now you might be wondering how fast can 
these actually go what are the laws restrictions   and even charging times so as always i'll do 
a quick unboxing i'll set it up and then what   we'll do is we'll go for a quick ride and i'll 
talk you through the specs what i like dislike   and what issues i've actually had over the last 
couple of weeks but let me tell you this bike is   awesome i've actually enjoyed it so much over the 
last week or two that i've already ordered the new   zx model that launched earlier this month so you 
might think the only reason i bought the cheapest   model was because of the price but that's not 
actually the case so one of the main reasons i   picked the super73 zg or the z1 as it's known in 
america is actually down to the design it's got a   really nice kind of street bmx vibe going on it 
definitely doesn't look like a typical push by   that you'd normally buy so i've got the white 
version here but it's also available in black   blue pink and orange the main frame is actually 
made from steel which means it's really solid   but it's also pretty heavy i like the red seat 
which contrasts nicely against that white frame   but there's no guessing what the bike is called or 
who make it as the super73 branding is shown about   73 times around the body is on the seat the forks 
the wheels as well as loads of other small areas   now as this is a push bike with an electric motor 
it still has pedals and a chain plus brakes and a   kickstand too now on the handlebars we've got this 
display now this actually shows you what power   mode you're in as well as your battery status so 
if you press and hold the m that's what powers it   on and if you press the minus or the plus button 
you can actually swap between the different modes   i'll show that in a minute the wheels here are 20 
inch alloys and they are pretty wide for a push   bike and they come in at 80 millimeters wide so 
some chunky wheels but they do give it a really   nice stance when you're looking at the bike right 
well that was a very quick look around the bike   to show you what it looks like but i want to take 
it out on the road i want to show you what it can   do how fast it is and actually what issues i've 
had along the way as well now if you didn't know   already in the uk and actually most of europe 
i believe we're not actually allowed to have a   throttle at least not for road use that means that 
this is a pedal assisted bike not a throttle bike   like we normally see in the us this means to get 
the bike to move with that motor you do need to   pedal as well but with that said you don't need 
to pedal fast at all to engage that motor so as   long as you are actually turning those pedals 
no matter how slow the motor will still kick in   changing between the power modes once riding is 
really easy if you've got a three mode you've got   eco medium and high and then you've got none at 
all if you just want to paddle on your own just   tap the plus and the minus button and it will 
highlight between zero one two and three blue   lines on the display i've basically been using 
mode two and three almost all of the time mode   three maxes out at 25 kilometers an hour which 
is about 15.5 miles per hour that's actually the   legal limit here in the uk unfortunately you can 
technically pedal faster than the motor though so   you can easily pedal faster if you needed to for 
example if you were going downhill now the first   time i actually took this out i actually felt it 
was fast enough so i was going around town and   15.5 miles an hour it felt quick enough for me it 
really did but after a couple of rides i've gotten   used to that speed now and i kind of wish it would 
go quicker but again that is a legal restriction   here in the uk you can also really hear the motor 
when it kicks in so there's no denying that this   is an electric bike when you actually hear it 
go past you can really hear that motor whining the power delivery feels really decent but 
you do need to pedal to get it moving from a   standstill as there's no throttle now i actually 
find standing up makes it a little bit easier as   it's quite a heavy bite to get going this bike 
does actually weigh 25 kilograms that's double   the weight of an average push bike you're also 
not able to change gears on this as it's just got   the one single gear now as this is a push bike 
it's also road legal so wherever you'd normally   ride a push bike well you could ride this as well 
you don't need a license you don't need insurance   but just make sure you wear a helmet now 
once you're going this bike is awesome   it feels fast enough around town and around 
residential areas but it feels quite nimble   once you get used to the weight because when i 
first jumped on i actually thought this was going   to be really difficult to actually make turns or 
really sharp turns at least but once you've got   used to that weight and the wide tyres it actually 
makes it feel really sturdy and solid one weird   thing that i have noted about this bike though 
and maybe that's because it's made from steel is   it really creaks so when you're riding along you 
can really hear that metallic sound from the bike   so if anyone else has got a zg or z1 does this 
sound normal to you there's also no suspension   on this bike so on the zg and z1 it comes with 
no suspension at all so if you're using it around   town or on flat surfaces you'll be absolutely 
fine but as soon as you take it on any kind of   untreated roads or like a dirt track for example 
you will fill every single bump plus the seat on   this is really hard so that combined with the 
lack of suspension means it's quite a firm ride   the mechanical brakes do a decent job of stopping 
you now super 73 actually recommends you take it   pretty easy when you obviously first get the bike 
let those brakes wear in now mine have actually   squeaked since day one and they still squeak 
today now i assume this will get better over time now i've also not taken this out on a night ride 
yet but after testing the lights that the bike   actually came with i'll have no issues with 
taking this out the front and the rear lights   are pretty bright and they look good as well in 
terms of rider height while the zg is rated for   riders between 1.4 meters or 4.5 feet and 1.8 
meters or 5.10 feet now i do fall within that   range so it's perfect for me but if you're over 
5 foot 10 i would say you're probably going to   struggle with this bike when riding there's also 
a weight limit on this of 125 kilos which is about   19 and a half stone now the seat is big enough to 
have two riders on it or a rider and a passenger   but this will obviously significantly reduce the 
range and to be honest unless it's a child i think   again you'd struggle here there is technically 
room to sit but trying to ride comfortably will   be pretty tough the seat height on this is 68 
centimeters so it's quite low but that's what has   that nice kind of low cruiser style to it now the 
seat and the handlebars are also not adjustable   now you can tilt and move the handlebars forward 
but that's all you can do so you won't be able   to adjust it for your rider height as for the 
power of this bike well the zg is powered with   a 313 watt hour battery with a 250 watt rear hub 
motor this is the legal limit here in the uk i   know the us's motor that's a little bit bigger 
i believe but unfortunately we are limited here   as mentioned there's no throttle on this bike as 
that would make it not road legal here in the uk   so if you do fit a throttle to any bike it's only 
for off-road use now the zg cannot be fitted with   the z1 throttle i think that's the only bike in 
the range actually that cannot be retrospectively   fitted with one the power is also limited to 
25 kilometers an hour as i mentioned before   which is about 15 and a half miles per hour but 
again that's down to the legal restriction here   well you might be wondering how far this bike can 
actually go on a single charge well it's rated at   between 20 kilometers or 12.5 miles and 45 
kilometers or 28 miles now this massively   depends on the terrain the weather the speed and 
the weight of the rider so it's actually quite   hilly where i live but last week i did manage more 
than 30 kilometers on it before it needed to be   charged now this was a mixture of all three modes 
if i'd used just the eco mode all of the time   i could easily see 20 to 25 miles on this you 
will see the battery indicator on screen so you   can obviously keep an eye on that while you're out 
and about now i did nearly run out of battery on   my ride home so what i did was i actually turned 
the motor off and i just pedaled normally so from   a standstill you can really tell this bike is very 
very heavy but once you're going and you're on the   flat surface it's absolutely fine to pedal without 
that motor you won't be stranded at least and as   with any battery it'll be far more efficient 
in warmer temperatures than it will in the cold   so in the winter definitely expect the range on 
this to drop for me that's no different to my car   so it doesn't really bother me but to be honest 
i doubt i will use this much in the winter anyway   when it comes to charging well the bike will 
need to be near a power source as unfortunately   the battery cannot be removed it's actually 
hidden under and inside the seat itself   so if you've got a garage or an outdoor plug 
then you'll obviously not have an issue so you   just remove the rubber cover plug the cable in and 
then you need to turn the bike on now the led on   the charging brick will go from red when it's 
charging to green when it's finished charging   will take you around seven hours if the battery 
is flat but generally i would probably charge it   up after each trip so it'd probably take about two 
to three hours now as it's a 313 watt hour battery   i've actually tried to predict how much this will 
cost me so it'll cost me about 5p to charge it   from empty to full during the day or about 1.5p 
overnight with octopus that's my energy provider   so i'm on there go tariff as i have that with my 
car anyway and here's a shameless plug actually   so if you're in the uk and you're interested 
in switching over to octopus we will both   get £50 credit added to our account if 
you use that link in the description   so there are loads of accessories available for 
the super73 bikes either on their own website or   on amazon and places like that now mine came with 
the lights kickstand reflectors and even a bell   now i've not done anything else to this bike but 
here are some of the accessories i have been using   over the last week so i've got a helmet it's 
obviously better to be safe than sorry i've got   one for myself and then i've got one for my wife 
as well but i have to see my wife's i think i'm   actually gonna have to get one of these in black 
i think this looks really nice i like the design   of this one it's even got a security feature here 
so on the back if you pop this little cover off   you can actually put your bike lock through the 
helmet and then through your bike so it means you   can lock your helmet up with your bike if you were 
leaving it i've also got one of these digital tire   inflators it's actually battery powered and it 
lets you set the psi and when it hits that limit   it will then auto stop and it will obviously 
stop inflating your tires i've also linked to   this in the description as well then just for 
some added security i've actually added an air   tag to the bike now this isn't where it's going 
to sit because i'll actually hide it on the bike   but i think for my own peace of mind it means if 
someone wants to steal the bike there's a good   possibility i will be able to track where that 
bike's gone it would be awesome if super 73 could   actually implement this into their future bikes to 
actually embed the air tag technology inside the   bike itself so here's a very quick look at the 
unboxing side of it so when it turns up this is   the box that it comes in so this is massive it's 
a huge box then inside the box it comes with the   partly assembled bike it comes with a charging 
cable and power brick as well as the instructions   now if you're in the uk this does not come with a 
uk plug so i actually had to buy one of these from   amazon for about £7 now the european model also 
comes with front and rear lights as well as a bell   straight out of the box the bike only needs 
the handlebars and the foot pedals fit in   plus you need to connect this one single cable 
and that's what actually powers the display   it even comes with all of the tools that you need 
to get started next just inflate the tires between   20 and 25 psi fully charge the battery before 
first use now mine was about three quarters full   already so it only took me about two hours 
okay let's take a look at the cost of this bike   so i'm in the uk and i actually ordered it 
directly from super73's own website and it's   listed at €1,599 which with the exchange rate 
it cost me about £1,400 including postage there   are uk retailers selling these but it will cost 
you about another £200 so my recommendation is   if you don't mind waiting the two weeks delivery 
is to go direct to super73's own website on top of   that super73 actually include a two-year warranty 
when buying direct i do actually have a discount   code so if you're looking to buy direct from their 
website use that link in the description and you   will get a discount it's not any kind of creator 
code so i've not been given this by super73   everybody who buys a bike from their website 
then gets a code after you've purchased to pass   on to your friends or family so there you go this 
was the super73 zg this is the cheapest and the   entry-level electric bike from super73 so although 
it is still pretty expensive for a push bike if   you are looking for an electric pedal assisted 
bike i would definitely recommend one of these   it's a lot of fun i've had so much fun over the 
last couple of weeks on this already but if you   do need the suspension or you're over 5 foot 11 
you might want to take a look at the s2 or the rx   range instead now i also mentioned at the start 
of the video that i've already ordered the zx   which is the model that only came out this month 
so as soon as that arrives i will be giving the   zg onto my wife and then i will obviously keep the 
zx for myself but if you're interested in seeing   a review on the new one please let me know in 
the comments well you've just made it to the end   of today's video so thank you for watching thank 
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