2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike Review
- MSRP: £1,099
- Frame: Aluminum
- Tires: 27.5″ x 2.1″
- Drivetrain: 1×8
- Motor: Suntour Eco Rear Wheel Drive
- Brakes: Tektro Mechanical Disc
What we like about it: The affordable price makes it the first piece of equipment for many off-road novices, and the smooth electric power-assist system makes every one of its users fall in love with off-road sports.
What we don’t like about it: The lack of ultra-luxurious component configurations makes it not look great, but it’s not.
If you too want a cool off-road riding experience but are on a budget, consider the superbly priced 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike.
When it comes to electric bikes, many people’s first reaction is that they are expensive. But the Carrera Vengeance E is bound to refresh your perception, and for £1,099 you can enjoy it. With up to 60Nm of electric power assist and up to 40 miles of assisted driving range.
In addition, the fork with travel and Memory Foam Saddle is enough to wash away your fatigue on the trail ride.
Here’s a breakdown of the 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike’s riding experience, key features, and components and specifications.
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Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike Off-Road Riding
Most of those who get into mountain biking do so to combat the rugged trails. And most riders who choose a mountain electric bike do so for the harsh terrain. To test the real riding performance of the Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike, I also took it for a long test ride in the countryside not far from home.
The Carrera Vengeance E is not as comfortable as its more expensive electric mountain “brother”, the Carrera Vulcan E, but it’s worth every penny. To be honest, it is enough to cope with novice leisure riding and is indeed a good choice for novices.
When I first sat on the Carrera Vengeance E, I was comforted by its comfortable geometry. Because the near-upright riding position is also very friendly to novices.
Riding down the country roads, I always saw rocks embedded in the dirt, so I tried to run my tires over them. What I didn’t expect was that the Carrera Vengeance E was very competitive and did it with ease. After all, the tires on the Kenda K1027 are wide enough to have great passing power.
The Suntour’s fork has 100mm Travel when the front tire climbs over rocks, allowing my hands to feel very little vibration.
I could feel a slight bump as the rear tires came off the rocks. But the bump was comfortable and didn’t make me feel uncomfortable because it was more like a massage for my butt. I believe this must be due to the Saddle of Carrera MTB Comfort. Yes, Memory Foam is very soft and has good shock absorption.
If only the Carrera Vengeance E had the same longer 760mm Handlebar as the Carrera Vulcan E. I would have liked to have the 720mm Carrera MTB Handlebar. The 720 mm Carrera MTB Handlebar is good enough for the average person, but I am more comfortable with the longer size due to my wide body.
To its credit, the HESC tire motor system helped me out during the 20+ mile-long evaluation experiment. It always gave me enough power when I needed it, very natural but very powerful. Especially when climbing hills, I always felt like someone was gently pushing me along behind me.
Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike General Riding
The Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike is set up as a hardtail mountain bike, but that doesn’t mean it can’t perform well on flat roads. You can still use it for your daily commute on city roads. I’m using it as a commuter right now.
Although, on the road, it doesn’t perform as fast as the more expensive commuter e-bikes. But then again, an e-bike at this price point can have a maximum speed of 15.5mph which isn’t that slow.
I love the SRAM 8-speed drivetrain, which allows me to easily control the amount of power I want to run on the road. The Tektro Mechanical Disc also always allows me to stop at traffic lights on time.
I was most impressed by the OLED multifunction display and intergrated remote on the left-hand side, which is not as large as the Carrera Vulcan E’s LCD display but also clearly records the bike’s speed and battery level. In addition, the design of the auxiliary mode can be easily switched by finger toggle, which is also very user-friendly.
Unfortunately, I didn’t pay attention to protecting the display during a rainy ride, so it “drank too much water” and went black for a while. Thankfully, there were no problems with the motor or battery. I hope the next version of Carrera Vengeance E can give the display a super waterproof upgrade again.
With a comfortable geometry aluminum frame, it looks very well-proportioned and sturdy. It has a built-in alignment layout that is only found on expensive bikes and is very simple and flashy.
If you want to give your bike more functionality, you can purchase your fenders as well as a rear rack, which is supported for you to install.
To their credit, on Halfords’ website, you can find the promise of a lifetime frame warranty, as well as the CycleCare Plan service that extends the protection of your parts cycle.
Components and Specifications
Suntour Eco Rear Wheel Drive, 250Wh Motor
Like most people, the reason why we choose an electric bike is simply that it has a motor that can relieve us of the heavy burden of riding.
As it turns out, the Suntour Eco Rear Wheel Drive motor did not disappoint me either.
The 50Nm output, while seemingly less ambitious, was able to provide me with up to 15.5mph without compromising grip. Both over hills and over mountains became easy.
In addition, the Suntour OLED display tells me that there are four types of riding (eco, tour, sport, and turbo) to help me tackle the various trails.
And thanks to ATS Active Torque Sensing, they always give me the most comfortable pedaling experience. That is, they don’t feel tired, but I’m well aware that I’ve pedaled.
In other bikes, it is impossible to have such a user-friendly motor design for less than £1,100.
Semi-Integrated 317Wh Battery
I have to admit that 317Wh is indeed a bit smaller in today’s high-capacity batteries that are everywhere. But a smaller battery allows the body to stay lighter and the bike to consume less. Importantly, Carrera claims it can support a ride of up to 40 miles, enough to support a casual user for a half-day trip.
The semi-integration of the battery into the frame is also a very good design. Because not only does it lower the bike’s center of gravity, it is easier to achieve a balanced state, making the user feel very light. And it leaves the rear rack empty for the rider to use.
It is worth mentioning that the battery is supported to removal, you no longer have to worry about the bike parked outside, and the battery will disappear.
Kenda K1027 Tires
The Kenda K1027 tire, which has been chosen by many mountain bikes at a low price, can be said to be a mountain all-rounder. Because both the design of the tread pattern and the puncture protection material are set for off-road, it will give you a strong grip in the field. Of course, if you consider using it on the road, you can also feel its powerful traction.
In addition, the 27.5″ x 2.1″ size is designed to not only not be afraid of muddy trails, but also allows it to easily handle gravel trails and absorb most of the shock.
Other Components Of Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike
Not only does the Carrera Vengeance E come with reliable SRAM 8-speed gears and a single sprocket up front, but you can see on your right-hand side that Carrera has equipped you with a gear chart that is quite friendly to novice players.
The Carrera Vengeance E is also equipped with a Tektro Mechanical Disc with 180mm rotors, which means you’ll be able to brake as much as you want, given the complexity of the mountainous terrain.
What we like about it
- The superb cost performance and affordable price make it the first teacher for countless riders who like hardtail bikes.
- Aluminum frame is very strong and durable, and with Suntour XCT30-DS Fork (100mm Travel), it gives users enough comfort.
- Suntour Eco Rear Wheel Drive, 250Wh motor offers four riding modules to make you feel relaxed and
- The Kenda K1027 is a very cost-effective tire that is suitable for a wide range of applications and can be used for commuting in addition to off-road.
- The practical electronic display allows information such as speed, battery level, and current riding mode to be easily captured by you.
- Clean and neat layout of hidden cable wires makes trail riding free from complicated tangles and safer riding.
- Equipped with the same model for women to support the needs of couples riding together.
What we don’t like about it
- All the components are common, making it look flat and uninspiring.
- It is not wise to ride it without electricity because the battery motor is a bit heavy.
- If the 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike runs out of power, can it still be ridden?
Yes, you can still ride unpowered, but I don’t recommend it. Because the extra weight of the battery and motor will take more of your physical energy.
- How long does it take to charge the battery of the 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike?
It takes 6 hours to go from an empty battery to a fully charged state.
- Is the battery of the 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike removable?
Yes, you can take it off to save or charge it.
- If you want to go riding in well-known terrain or special terrain, where is the most convenient place to stay?
You can book your accommodation on IHG Hotels & Resorts, which is not only rich in variety but also easy to operate.
- What are the dimensions of the 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike?
|Height (Inch)||Height (cm)||Frame Size|
|5′ 6″ – 5′ 10″||168 – 178||18″|
|5′ 9″ – 6′ 1″||175 – 185||20″|
2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike Specs
|Fork||Suntour XCT30-DS – 100mm Travel|
|Bottom Bracket||Suntour BB8-XCT-SQS122E-73-CBT|
|Headset||1/18 Ahead – Steel Black|
|Stem||Carrera Alloy – Clamp 31.8mm – Length – 60mm|
|Handlebar||Alloy – Width – 720mm – Raise: 15mm- Bore: 31.8mm|
|Saddle||Carrera MTB Comfort|
|Seatpost||31.6mm x 350mm|
|Pedals||9/16 Alloy Pedals|
|Rims||Alloy Double Wall|
|Front Hub||Formula DC-20F Quick Release – 36H|
|Rear Hub||Suntour Rear Eco Motor – 36H|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM, RD-X4-A1|
|Crank||Suntour – Double Chain Guard – 38T – Alloy|
|Brakes||Tektro Mechanical Disc – 180mm Rotor|
|Motor||Suntour Eco Rear Wheel Drive|
|Battery||Semi Integrated 317Wh|
|Remote||Suntour LCD Display|
|2022 Aventon Aventure Step-Through Ebike||$1,999||1 × 8||1130W (Peak) 750W (Sustained), 48V Brushless Rear Hub Motor||720Wh||26 x 4″||Click view|
|2022 Carrera Vengeance E Womens Electric Mountain Bike 2.0||$1,107||1 × 9||Suntour Eco Rear Wheel Drive||317Wh||27.5″ x 2.1″||Click view|
|2022 Schwinn Ridgewood 27.5in. Electric Bike||$1,299||1×7||250W geared, brushless rear hub motor||280W||27.5 ” x 2.20″||Click view|
|Fuji E-Nevada 27.5 2.1||$1,799||3 × 8||Bafang H400B rear hub motor, 250W rated power, 20mph maximum assist||417Wh||27.5″ x 2.2″||Click view|
2022 Aventon Aventure Step-Through Ebike vs 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike
What impressed me more than the higher output motor and larger battery of the Aventon Aventure Step-Through Ebike was its weight. The 10kg weight compared to the Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike and the wide, fat tires make it look bulky and heavy.
Also because of the limitations of the body weight, even the 720Wh high-capacity battery can not support it can break the 45-mile journey.
But it’s comfortable to ride and great for the bumps in the mountains. It is also very good if you can accept its bulky weight. But I must warn you, it doesn’t support your other sports besides mountain anymore.
If you want to use it for additional city commuting, it’s probably not a wise move. But the 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike can do it.
2022 Carrera Vengeance E Womens Electric Mountain Bike 2.0 vs 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike
To cater to the majority of petite women, Carrera has prepared a smaller and cheaper version of the Carrera Vengeance E Womens Electric Mountain Bike 2.0. The women’s version is available in 14″ and 16″ frames, suitable for women from 4′ 11″ – 5′ 4″ and 5′ 3″ – 5′ 7″. Moreover, the gorgeous silver paint base makes the body more in line with female aesthetics.
However, Carrera also has the Vengeance line of bikes, which are also very cost-effective. But the more relaxed geometric design may be more suitable for men.
Of course, whether it is the male version or the female version, it is very cost-effective. You can choose exactly according to your height size, the right bike for yourself.
2022 Schwinn Ridgewood 27.5in. Electric Bike vs 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike
I have to admit, the Schwinn Ridgewood 27.5in. Electric Bike hides the battery in the downtube. The hidden design is nice and makes the body look more beautiful. Unfortunately, this design does not support you removing the battery to take home for charging, you need to prepare an extra charging place for the bike.
It is worth mentioning that, as the name Schwinn Ridgewood 27.5in. Electric Bike says the 27.5in is only suitable for riders from 5’5″ to 5’10”.
Also, in terms of my personal real-world riding experience, the Schwinn Ridgewood 27.5in. Electric Bike is probably better suited for city roads as well as community riding, it doesn’t make me feel too comfortable on the mountains. So if you want to buy it to feel the off-road charm, I suggest you reconsider. Because maybe the Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike will be your ideal model.
2020 Fuji E-Nevada 27.5 2.1 vs 2022 Carrera Vengeance E Mens Electric Bike
When it comes to hardtail trail e-bikes, the Fuji E-Nevada 27.5 2.1 also impressed me with its 3×8 drivetrain. More shifting tricks are appealing, but the weight comes with it.
It might be a good choice if you use it for commuting. But in rugged and complicated mountainous areas, the bike can move steadily is the most important thing, so the gearing is difficult to have room to play.
In addition, its price is no better than that of the Carrera Vengeance E. Therefore, the Carrera Vengeance E is more likely to be the first off-road teacher for newcomers.
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