While many people hunting down e-bikes might not have heard of them, BoomBike has long been one of our favorite e-bike manufacturers. Their team has the talent to create a tremendous e-bike, packed with modern specs, all at an affordable price. Sure, BoomBike e-bikes are not the cheapest on the market, but they absolutely offer good bang for your buck. This is why we are excited to share this BoomBike Zeegr S1 review with you. We know that this e-bike won’t be for everybody, but if you’re looking for a powerful e-bike for not too much cash, it may be worth checking out.
Let’s hop right into this BoomBike Zeegr S1 review, because we have a lot to cover.
BoomBike Zeegr S1: Specifications
As with all of our e-bike reviews, we’re going to start by giving you a quick overview of the BoomBike Zeegr S1 specs. After that, we’re going to take a deep dive into the whole experience of riding the e-bike. We hope that you’ll come away with a complete idea as to whether this e-bike is for you, or whether it may be worth looking elsewhere.
- Motor: 2 x 1,000W High-Speed Brushless Motors
- Battery: 48V, 22,4Ah Battery
- Suspension: Full Suspension
- Bike Frame: Aluminum 6061 Bike Frame
- Tire: 20×4.0 CST Fat Tire
- Handlebar controls
- Pedal Assist: 0-5
- Maximum Speed: 35mph
- Range: Up to 60 miles.
- Brakes: Front and Rear 180mm Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Gears: 7-speed Shimano Gears
- Smart LCD Display (adjustable brightness): Displays Speed, Battery Level, Pedal Assist Settings, and More.
- Max payload: 330lbs
BoomBike Zeegr S1: Key Features
So, how is the BoomBike Zeegr S1 experience? As we said at the start, this is an e-bike that offers real bang for your buck, so it has to be good, right? Yes, it is. After countless hours riding this thing (and reading what other people had to say about it), we’ve got this to say.
The BoomBike Zeegr S1 is probably going to get most of its use as a commuter bike. It is zippy, and it is incredibly easy to handle. Large tires will glide over the roads with ease, and there are absolutely no issues with climbing inclines. Well, there are a few issues. You may struggle with some of the steeper inclines with a single motor running, but switch both on and the climbs will be a dream (more about the motors soon). It is one of the better commuter e-bikes in this price range, and this bike will make sure that you get to wherever you need to go quickly and safely.
While it isn’t massively marketed as an off-road bike (mostly because off-roaders tend to not buy e-bikes), the BoomBike Zeegr S1 performs admirably well on off-road trails. You’ll be able to tackle most off-road areas with ease. The huge amount of power behind the e-bike means that even the roughest and steepest of terrain can easily be glided over. The fact that you have a full suspension (even if it is not the greatest suspension in the world), can help to provide comfort on the bumps that off-road trails often provide.
Obviously, when you are riding an e-bike, you’re going to be rather speedy. So, you need to slow down quickly. You’ll be pleased to know that the brakes on this e-bike are incredibly responsive, and they can slow you down (and stop you) safely, but quickly. Keep an eye on the road, of course. However, if an unexpected obstacle does end up in your way, hit those e-bike hydraulic brakes and you’ll be stopped before you know it.
Power and Speed
There are two motors on this bike—both 1000W. You have one on the front and one on the back. You can opt to turn them both on at once, or only the rear motor. You can be fully motor-powered or use one of the 5 pedal assist settings (or have pedal assist 0 if you want this to be a standard bike).
There is a lot of power here. BoomBike claims that you can hit 35mph on this e-bike, but you are more likely to hit 29-30mph under typical conditions. You may get closer to 20mph if you are heading off-road. This e-bike is fast. Really fast. This is what makes it such a good commuter bike. In heavy-traffic towns and cities, the BoomBike Zeegr S1 will probably get you into work faster than any car could.
As with most e-bikes, you probably won’t be turning to full motor mode that often. You do want to feel a bit in control, so you’ll be using those pedal assist modes. You have 5 different levels 1-5, plus an off mode (0). The pedal assist here is tremendous. Most people will probably want to cycle at the 2-3 mark. That is where the pedal assist seems to be the best and you get a good cadence on your pedaling. Switch to 4 or 5, and you’ll be ghost-pedaling more than anything (it just feels like you’re in full-throttle mode).
One of the cool features of this e-bike is the cruise mode. Once you hit the speed you want to cruise at, you can twiddle a couple of buttons and stay at the speed. It is perfect for those who want a more leisurely ride.
Finally, we do want to point out that while you are going to save battery power using a single motor, we wouldn’t really recommend it in hillier areas (anything with above 20-degree hills) when you are in full throttle mode. This is because the rear motor doesn’t have quite the power to get you all the way up. It will get you most of the way, but it needs the extra oomph from the second motor to get you to the top. It isn’t a big deal, though. Most e-bikes are like this.
Battery Life & Range
The battery life on the BoomBike Zeegr S1 is good. It will get you to and from work, and you’ll probably have a few hours on the trails before the battery needs charging. However, we do have a bit of an issue with the ‘up to 60 miles range’ that BoomBike claims.
We know that the 60-mile range is under absolutely ideal conditions. We’re talking flat surfaces, no stopping, and starting, the user the perfect ‘weight’, low pedal assist, etc. However, most people will probably never cycle in ideal conditions. You’ll probably get a 40-50-mile range on this. You may get slightly more on pedal assist 1, and you will probably get considerably less if you go full throttle uphill constantly.
All we can tell you is that for this price point, the battery performs well. You will travel decent distances, and you will rarely need to charge the bike’s battery. You will, however, be pleased to know that if you do want to travel further distances, you can buy a spare battery from Zeegr and carry it around in your bag. It is heavy, but it works.
Comfort & Ergonomics
We’ve already talked about the full suspension, which is going to provide you with most of the comfort on the ride. We do want to point out that the BoomBike Zeegr S1 doesn’t have the best suspension in the world, but it was capable of absorbing most of the bumps and shocks on the trails that we tackled. It just may not be great for serious off-roaders. It will absorb some, but we can’t help but feel that the bumpier rides will leave you feeling quite sore. Although, let’s be honest, if you’re doing the bumpier rides you probably wouldn’t be buying an e-bike anyway.
The seat is basic but comfortable. It has light padding, and it is slightly thinner to allow you to pedal far easier. It isn’t something that will provide much comfort if you were cycling for hours and hours on end, but for the quick commute to work, it is fine.
Finally – the handlebars are simple straight handlebars. They promote sitting in a comfortable, upright position. You don’t need to lean into them. This is what makes the BoomBike Zeegr S1 such a great commuter bike. It is comfortable to ride. You don’t need to sit in any fancy position. Just hop on the seat, twist the throttle, and away you go.
BoomBike Zeegr S1: Pros & Cons
- Very fast.
- Two motors.
- Good at tackling steep inclines.
- Full suspension.
- Can be used both on and off-road.
- Hard to put together.
- Seat is not the most comfortable in the world.
- The range is not huge at full power.
Is The BoomBike Zeegr S1 For You?
The BoomBike Zeegr S1 is a great commuter bike that performs well off-road too. While this e-bike would be great for anybody looking for an affordable e-bike to get them to and from work, you’d probably have a lot of fun riding this in most situations. It doesn’t have the greatest range, but you should be fine taking this out for a weekend ride.
We love the BoomBike Zeegr S1, and we reckon you will fall in love with it too. Just bear in mind that, on occasion, it may not be the most comfortable bike to ride. It also has a rather short battery life if you go at full speed using both motors. However, honestly, it still beats almost every other e-bike at this price point.