Epic E-Bike Unboxing & Test

Epic E-Bike Unboxing & Test



Today I received the most ridiculous box I have ever seen in my life. It would have made a refrigerator delivery look like Amazon Prime.

I’ve had bicycle deliveries before. I’ve shipped them, received them, and even unboxed fat tire bikes. They’re all shipped in similar sized boxes. If it wasn’t for this tear in the side, I would have expected a horse to jump out of this one.

Wait, is this a couch?

No… no way. It can’t be! They shipped the bike with the front wheel on? It’s quick release! Why not just take it off and use a normal bike box. Not only that, but this bike is huge!

This is the Freway Buffalo. It’s an ebike. I couldn’t say no to a free ebike to play around on, so we’re gonna have some fun with this thing for sure. It’s not a high end ebike like the Specialized Turbo Levo, but it only costs 1700 bucks whereas the Turbo Levo costs as much as a car. Although it’s marketed as a mountain bike, I’d put it in the commuter category. It’s got a big cushy seat, a really long stem, and those antler things on the handlebars. I’m not obligated to give you guys anything but the truth, so let’s put this thing together and take an objective look at it. First, let’s cruise on over to Freway’s website.

Wow. First of all, the video is great. The guy is riding in a pack of roadies, and everyone’s drafting him. Then he downshifts and BAM! He’s shredding through Montana, wheelying over rocks and splashing through streams. It’s worth mentioning that they used Maxxis tires in the video, while the bike actually comes with Kenda.

Riding the Freway Buffalo on the road, you will also be a visual beast in others’ eyes. I bet.

And these girls are freaking out too. Amazing! Have a good cycling trip! “Be careful, have a fun!”. And this guy is like, “yeah I’ll have fun if I feel like it”. Jokes aside, the photos and video are actually really good. They did put some effort into the site, so I’m surprised they didn’t get an English speaking person to do the verbiage.

Back to the bike. I’ve gotta be honest, it doesn’t look half bad. The battery fits into the downtube, which is way better than those crazy brackets you see on cheap ebikes. The welds are also smoothed over, like an old Aluminum Cannondale. The drivetrain is a mix of parts, with Shimano Altus in the rear. Altus is a mountain bike groupset, but on the very low end.

The wiring could be better, but I think I’m going to make some adjustments to that myself. It’s also worth noting that the motor is in the rear hub just like a basic commuter ebike. This will affect the way it feels, as bottom bracket motors give a more seamless “pedal assist” experience. Of course, this bike seems like it’s made as practical transportation. To me, anything that gets cars off the road is a good thing so lets take it for a ride.

I also have a friend with terrible knee problems who hasn’t been on a bike in years. When he visits, we’ll be able to go to the beach or downtown without fighting traffic in a car. I’m looking forward to that.

Is it worth $1700? I’ll let you be the judge. I don’t have a lot of experience with commuter ebikes so I don’t know how it compares. I do know that most of the ebike conversions I’ve seen look like science experiments. The Buffalo could pass for a normal bike, and look a little more accessible to a first time ebike user. So, although I’m not planning on riding this, I am planning on using it. So I’ll keep it around for a while and let you guys know what I think long term.

Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll see you next time.

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43 Comments
  • Tobias Asser
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    ,

  • enes Cakir
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    If you get free stuff, you shouldn't talk the bad things about it, I think you got the concept wrong

  • GA18J
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    I had a fun watching this video.

  • nikolaus43211
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    would you try something like CUBE hybrid ebikes? i got one from work and its pretty nice

  • Mrmagnus3 Gaming
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    My non electric mtb handles about as well off drops in terms of suspension, although I am able to go through mud and stuff fine

  • Daniel Barrett
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Are u doing any giveaways because I would love to entertain as I love doing mtb riding,however I am stuck with a Merida big 9. Btw keep up the great vids

  • Zach and Ellie vlogs 102
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    You should mount it to your road bike

  • Max Faulds
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    I want to point out that the guy in the video is actually riding a full suspension bike

  • Atlas WalkedAway
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    $1700?… You can buy a $300-400 car(those things with 100KW+ powerplants in the front that propel you at and allow you to survive screwing up at free fall speeds while carrying 20x your weight in cargo) that runs, dump a grand in it, and flip it for $3-5k. Whatever that other bike costs is a joke. How much research and development can you realistically put into a bicycle? I mean, one dude with a month of autocad and google scholar can design an airplane that will fly, plus bicycles aren't a ground shaking and unexplored science, PLUS we already have all the lessons we can draw from the automotive industry. A car engine turns actual explosions into incredible forces and survives for well over a hundred thousand miles without batting an eye and can be had for $500, but in the glory of the modern age they can't figure out how to make a full sus that wont break on a four foot drop for less than $1500? Now, I'm not an economist, but that sounds like an inflated market.

  • Stephen LittleSpoon
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    I like the sound effects!

  • liam allan
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Why did they not ship it folded it’s an e bike they are total freaked

  • Kaushal Beriwal
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    That bike was a shit but the video was good.

  • Venelex
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Stop making sex noises when u jump and hit bumps

  • mighty jakem
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    have a fun

  • The memes God 8512
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    This is the same bike that I have

  • Nates Cornejo
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Nice videos you got Seth! Keep it up!

  • KingZ10
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    his noises sound like Seth Rogen

  • Bakamonkey fun
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    They probably completed the assembly so you coildnt fuck anything up lol

  • Debashish Biswas
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Hi Seth,
    I love all your videos, they are super inspiring. Can you please review Btwin's Rockrider 520. It will be great great help.
    Thanks 🙂

  • David Ly
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    U should buy a hai bike like the one dam pilgrim has 🙂

  • Audrey Baker
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    The bike in their video, on the rocks and puddles is a full pension bike

  • Aditya Bommidi
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Bro I have listed that America has banned pitbull dog breed

  • Vwc3r
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    If you're looking for the Freway song it's by Worakls

  • mikey montuy
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    You should do a review on the kuberg freerider

  • KrispyRC
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    BEST VIDEO YET PLEASE MORE LIKE THIS

  • Yassine Ch
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    hhhaaaaaaaaaaa ouuuuuuuaaaa

  • Text Missing
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    You should take all the electronics off of it and put them on a decent mountain bike

  • Alex Reiner
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Lamo I love the noises he makes

  • Cousins Production
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    I think its funny that he's riding a e bike and I saw a tesla

  • theofficalsnake
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    "Buaaaa"-Seiths bike hacks 2017

  • countrymankdx200
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    RIP your nuts ?

  • bruce bell
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Have a fun ?

  • Techno Geek devil boy
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Better go for a $1700 hard trail bike which would be dope

  • JORCH
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    the part where you kept going over that rock he sounded like a villain dying/laughing.

  • Carl Hodgson
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Some of the noises Seth makes

  • CSJDrums
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    If I buy one will it make me sound like a grandpa when I hit even the smallest of gnar?

  • Propeller Gaming
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    I cant believe this guy can jump that high. You are awsome

  • Brian Bentley
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Have a fun??

  • Amaan Anand
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    I wonder how much he grunts during sex lol

  • Sanket Koli
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    what is the price

  • aronS:')
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    new haircut or ur ctually wearing a helmet? jk

  • Mr Fluffy
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    seth needs a miata

  • Ryker Puckett
    Posted at 10:24h, 19 April Reply

    Seth you should get a dirt jump bike

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