The Jansno X50 has a 48-volt 750-watt brushless motor that offers an energetic ride and is capable of handling various terrains with ease. You also have the flexibility to choose between pure electric mode by a twist throttle or adjust the level of motor assistance in five levels. The cadence sensor ensures consistent power delivery but it surely lacks the responsiveness of the torque sensor found in higher-end models… so you may experience slight delays in power engagement during rapid changes in pedaling intensity.
The Jansno X50 has a pre-set max speed of 28mph to comply with Class 3 regulations. Now, this speed is more than enough for all kinds of needs, but out of curiosity, I unlocked it to see how fast it can go. Surprisingly enough, I could push it to a max speed of 32mph. Considering the weight and tag, this kind of performance is quite nice for a 750W hub motor.
The Jansno X50 showed reasonable strength when tackling inclines. Throughout my testing on different terrains, it powered up on most hills I put it to the test on. However, climbing gradients steeper than 20 degrees was a bit challenging on throttle. All in all, the X50’s hill climbing prowess is similar to that of Engwe’s M20, but less than that of RAEV’s Bullet GT.
The Jansno X50 features a 48V 12.8Ah (614.4Wh) Lithium-ion battery with LG cells, which are known for a higher energy density. During my testing, I was easily able to travel 19.6 miles using a combo of throttle and PAS 5. I rode through a variety of surfaces, including flat road stretches and a little bit of hilly terrain as well. Considering the bike’s 750W nominal power output, the massive weight, and the budget price tag, the range is kind of average.
The Jansno X50 e-bike quickly gained momentum and reached a speed of 20mph within 13 seconds. I tested it on a flat and smooth asphalt pavement in average wind conditions. The acceleration slightly tapered off after the initial burst, but it still maintained a steady pace throughout the ride. Not exceptional, but pretty good for the price tag and the 82lbs weight.
Like most moped-style e-bikes, the Jansno X50 also offers a comfortable ride. It has a balanced weight distribution, which contributes to a stable ride on all kinds of tracks. The frame geometry and riding posture are quite decent… and the ride is extremely cushioned. This is primarily due to its 4″ fat tires, dual suspension system, and large cushy saddle… all of which work together to reduce jerkiness and discomfort from bumps and surface irregularities.
The X50 also handles and steers quite well. The cadence sensor is not too responsive, but you can’t really complain about that, considering the super-budget tag. And frankly speaking, the lag won’t be even noticeable to most riders. Surprisingly enough, I found the saddle very plush… even after a few hours of use. So all in all, great ride quality.
The Jansno X50 is equipped with a full suspension system to allow for a bit of off-roading… but it is one of the major areas where the brand has cut costs. The front end consists of a mechanical fork with 100mm of travel, while the rear suspension features air suspension. Neither of the two can be adjusted to match terrain or rider preferences. Also, the rear air shock is sealed, so if it ever fails, you won’t be able to add air to it and would have to buy a new one.
The Jansno X50 features 160mm mechanical brakes with a cut-off electric sensor to stop the motor as soon as you press the brake levers. While I haven’t yet conducted the brake test, my initial impressions of the bike’s braking performance are good. Yes, I’d have preferred hydraulic brakes (considering the bike’s speed, weight, and off-road usage case scenario), but you can’t really complain about that at this budget.
The Jansno X50 is equipped with a seven speed Shimano Tourney, which is standard for most budget electric bikes these days. Shifting between gears was relatively smooth but at high speeds, I found myself ghost pedaling. You’ll be fine as long as you stay below 25mph, though. Otherwise, you can just use the throttle.
Jansno X50 Features
The Jansno X50 stands out for its unbeatable price of $899. It offers impressive performance, lots of comfort, and a range of features. With a top speed of 32mph, the X50 delivers an exciting and exhilarating ride for those who crave higher speeds. Its dual suspension system and fat tires ensure a smooth and comfortable journey, and the bike is equipped with plenty of features such as dual lights, turn indicators, and an electric horn.
The frame of the X50 is made of high-strength carbon steel, which explains its massive 82lbs weight. Unfortunately, the bike is rated for just 265lbs of payload. The frame has typical moped styling with minimalist build and a fairly large saddle. The most noticeable components are the moto-style front lamp and the front turn indicators. You also have plastic sports-styled fenders that are flimsy, but look great… as well as a license plate holder.
The Jansno X50 is equipped with a high-capacity 48V 12.8Ah (614.4Wh) Lithium-ion battery that utilizes LG cells. The lockable and removable design of the battery adds convenience, allowing users to easily charge the battery or replace it when needed. Charging the battery takes around the typical 6 hours with a standard 2A charger. A noteworthy thing is that the battery has a USB socket – in addition to the one in the handlebar.
The X50 features a compact and sleek backlit LCD that is made to be easily visible in both low light conditions and daylight, allowing riders to conveniently monitor their speed, distance, and battery status. Additionally, you have a USB socket that you can utilize as a charging port for compatible devices.
The X50 has a motorcycle-styled front lamp that serves as a powerful light source, illuminating the rider’s path at night. It also has a rear light to add an extra layer of safety by making the bike more visible to others. Within the rear light, the brake light is designed to activate when the brakes are applied, alerting other road users to the rider’s deceleration or stopping actions. The X50 also features turn indicators at both front and rear, with the rear ones being integrated within the rear light.
Besides the dual lights, turn indicators, and pedal and wheel reflectors, the X50 comes with an electric horn to alert other road users, dual sports-styled plastic fenders to protect you from getting wet when riding through wet terrain, and a side kickstand to let you park your bike wherever you want. The fenders, however, are quite flimsy.
The Jansno X50 is protected against all manufacturing defects in material or workmanship, including its battery, frame, forks, controller, motor, display, brake, throttle, lights, and charger, for up to 6 months. For more information, please visit Jansno warranty policy here.
The Jansno X50 e-bike is outfitted with 20×4-inch CST fat tires featuring a knobby tread design. These tires optimize grip and deliver excellent traction across diverse terrains. Another notable advantage is their ability to cushion the ride, effectively absorbing impacts and reducing vibrations on bumpy streets or off-road trails. And they look formidable as well!
Jansno X50 Alternatives & Competitors
If you’re looking to compare more options, here are 2 main alternatives for the Jansno X50 electric bike in a similar price range.
Jansno X50 vs RAEV Bullet GT
The weight and top speed of these two bikes are the same. But compared to the X50, the RAEV Bullet GT comes in at a much higher price. The Bullet GT’s battery is understandably much larger than that of the X50… and its load capacity is 330lbs. Also, the Bullet GT is a high-end moped with hydraulic suspension and brakes. The X50, on the other hand, is a budget alternative.
Jansno X50 vs Engwe M20
The X50’s other competitor, the Engwe M20, comes in at lower price than Bullet GT but higher than X50. Jansno has a smaller battery (and consequently less range). The top speed of the M20, however, is a bit less than the X50 (despite a higher nominal output)… mainly due to its measly 55Nm torque. The two bikes have similar load capacity… as well as similar brakes and suspension. But Engwe is a well-established brand compared to Jansno… and that’s what explains the price difference!
Here’s a brief comparison of these three fat tire moped electric bikes.
|Jansno X50||Engwe M20||RAEV Bullet GT|
|Range||19.6 miles||20 miles||34 miles|
The Jansno X50 offers an exceptional value with an unmatched price tag of $899. For this super-affordable price, riders can experience outstanding performance and a range of features. Firstly, the X50’s impressive top speed of 32mph sets it apart from many other electric bikes in its price range. And then, the inclusion of a dual suspension system and fat tires ensure a comfortable and smooth ride, absorbing shocks and vibrations from uneven terrains.
Most importantly, the X50 comes complete with all the features one can think of. It has dual lights, turn indicators, an electric horn, and power cut-off brake sensors. It also has 2 USB ports, multiple reflectors, and a license plate holder. All these features enhance safety and convenience, making the X50 suitable for both commuting and adventure riding. On top of it all, it looks pretty great… from any angle… and can surely turn a head or two wherever you go!
However, while the X50 offers impressive features and performance, it’s also important to note its drawbacks. The weight of the bike is on the heavier side (82lbs), courtesy of its carbon steel frame. This may make it slightly more challenging to maneuver or transport, especially for riders who prefer lighter electric bikes. Also, the X50’s suspension system is not adjustable, which means riders cannot customize the damping effect to their personal preferences or specific riding conditions.
Furthermore, the X50 has a limited payload capacity of 265lbs. This means that riders who exceed this weight limit may experience reduced performance or potential strain on the bike’s components. But still, the upsides easily outweigh the downsides. When you factor in all the features the Jansno X50 offers at its super budget-friendly price of $899, it comes out as a winner with an unrivaled price/value proposition.
Jansno X50 FAQs
Does the Jansno X50 come assembled?
The Jansno X50 doesn’t come fully assembled. The bike features a front wheel quick release design that makes the installation process extremely convenient. You also get detailed assembly instructions along with the tool set for the purpose.
How much does the Jansno X50 weigh?
The frame of the X50 is made of high-strength carbon steel, due to which it weighs 82lbs. Unfortunately, despite weighing so much, the bike is rated for just 265lbs of payload.
How to unlock the speed on the Jansno X50?
The Jansno X50 comes pre-programmed as a Class 3 ebike with a speed limit of 28mph. But if you still want to unlock its speed, you can follow these steps:
- Switch on the power.
- Press and hold down the +/- button on your LCD at the same time.
- Now, enter the system menu by pressing and holding down the power and – button at the same time.
- Switch to the next page by pressing the power key.
- You can now increase the speed limit (in km) by pressing the + key.
- Save the settings by long-pressing the power button.
Jansno X50 Manufacturer's Specs
- Motor: 750W brushless hub
- Max Speed: 28mph – Class 3
- No. of Assist Levels: 5
- Battery: 48V 12.8Ah LG
- Max Range: 30 miles
- Charger: 48V 2A Charger
- Charging Time: 6 Hours
- Brakes: Mechanical Disc Brakes (160mm) with Electric Cut-Off Sensor
- Front Suspension: Mechanical, 100mm Travel
- Rear Suspension: Air Shock
- Frame Material: Carbon Steel
- Max Load: 265lbs
- Transmission: Shimano 7-speed Tourney
- Display: Backlit LCD w/ USB Port
- Tire size: CST 20×4.0″ BFT Street Knobby Fat
- Bike Weight: 82lbs (with Battery)
- Bike Size: 168x69x114cm