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The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 Electric Mountain Bike for Off-Road Adventures

Updated on May 5, 2015

Rigid mountain bike

Summer is the best time to go on biking trip alone or with other riders. If your requirement is a rigid mountain bike for off-road use, you ought to consider the newest addition to the ProdecoTech Phantom line up. The X3 is a MTB Style type of mountain bike. Its predecessor, the Phantom X2 was the top electric bike in its price range in the United States. The X3 offers riders with more advanced features for a more comfortable ride.

Electric mountain bikes, which are a type of LEV or light electric vehicles, have long been popular in Europe and Asia. These are usually designed for one person. Electric bikes are just gaining popularity in the United States. E-bikes are also known as booster bikes. The integrated motor assists the rider in the propulsion of the vehicle. An electric bicycle is widely considered as a convenient and effective means of local transportation.

High quality bike with a manageable price tag

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 2014 V3 Rigid Frame Electric Mountain Bike is in manufactured in the United States. ProdecoTech has the largest e-bike production facility in the continent located in Oakland Park. This premier quality e-bike is a first class choice. Best of all, it is a high performance product that is also quite affordable, selling at $1899 apiece. E-mountain bikes usually cost anywhere between $4,000 to $5,000, and the most expensive ones cost around $9,000. Prodotech is known for high performance e-bikes manufactured with top quality components.

A powerful and dependable ride

With 38V, 16 AH Lithium ion 2000 Cycle Battery, the bike offers avid cyclists with 614 Watt Hours of Power capacity. You can expect the bike to be fast and long-lasting. It offers bikers a comfortable ride and looks great at the same time. The bike can handle bikers who are tall or overweight without any difficulty. When you are already tired and do not have the extra energy to go uphill, the electric motor kicks in full gear and brings you to the very top.

Some people have the wrong impression that electric bicycles are similar to motorcycles. On the contrary, cyclists have to work hard in pedaling to move the bike forward, and the motor offers assistance in propelling the rider forward and giving the bike a boost in speed.

Because of electric mountain bikes such as the ProdecoTech Phantom X3 2014 V3, riders who are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s can continue to enjoy off-road, and uphill routes. Electric bikes are relatively new in the United States. Traditional mountain bikes still dominate the market. Nevertheless, bikers who can’t work as hard as they used to now have a means to continue experiencing the routes that they managed with ease in their heyday.

Prodeco Phantom X3 2014 V3 Rigid Frame Electric Mountain Bike from Shocking Rides

A complete package for serious riders

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 is definitely more advanced than other products in the Prodeco Phantom series, with its RockShox XC 32 Suspension Fork, Avid DB Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Rear Direct Drive 36V HT 500W Motor, SRAM X7 Twist 8 Speed Shifter and X7 8 Speed Mid Derailleur. In addition the electric bike boasts of dependable Truvativ Platform pedals and other Truvativ components, 12G 316 Stainless Spokes, Triple Box Wide 32mm Rims, and Continental Traffic 26 x 2.1 Tires exclusively from ProdecoTech. The package from Shocking Rides includes FREE CatEye Velo7 Computer and Light.

Distributors and manufacturers of electric mountain bikes stress the value of using e-bikes in contributing to environmental conservation. A more people are enjoying the advantages of e-bike usage, a lower number of cars are on the road and therefore harmful vehicular emissions are markedly reduced in American cities.

The Cons

The ProdecoTech Phantom X3 2014 V3 Rigid Frame Electric Mountain Bike is on the heavy side, and so it is a rather effortful activity carrying it up the stairs. This also means that taking the bike up inclines is a Herculean effort without battery power.

The battery is about eight to 10 pounds heavy, and consequently it rattles even though riders can remain confident that it is fixed very securely to the frame. On long distance rides, it may be necessary to bring along an extra battery, or have a few reserves stowed somewhere along the route.

For riders that are aggressive in achieving their goals, it may be necessary to change the tires often, especially when the train is thorny and rough.

Prodeco Phantom X3

Pertinent issues surrounding e-bikes

At this time, the Bureau of Land Management considers electric bikes as motorized vehicles. As such, these bikes are not allowed on lanes and trails that are intended for foot traffic, mountain bikes, and horses.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association is the lobbying group of the mountain biking community in America. The association is yet to give its support to electric bikes, and remains adamant that mountain biking is a non-motorized and human-powered sport.

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      monia ben saad 22 months ago from In my Dream

      thank you for your encouragement

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      Buildreps 22 months ago from Europe

      Interesting article about this bike. There is something contradictory about this vehicle - it is used to go into the bush, but you must charge it as well. Maybe you should take a few square meters of solar panels with you :)

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      monia ben saad 23 months ago from In my Dream

      thank you for your encouragement

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      stella vadakin 23 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Monia a really interesting article about this bike. If I could still ride a two wheel bike I would try this one. I use to love to ride. Thanks, Stella

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      thank you for this encouragement

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent review, Monia!

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      thank you for your encouragement

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Fantastic article. I myself am afraid to ride a bike but my daughters are keen riders so they fell in love with this product :)

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      wow thank you for your encouragement and your visit

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      This was beneficial information about a product I didn't even know existed.

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      thank you for your encouragement

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      TheHoleStory 2 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      This is one of your best hubs yet. I learned a lot from your hub here, and that's really one super cool looking mountain bike. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a wonderful comment Monia.

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