The KBO Breeze is an exciting new entrant into the affordable commuter ebike space and one we’re eager to review. Our look at this new e-bike will focus on its look & feel, specs, performance and final thoughts from Top5ebikes.
If you’re unfamiliar with KBO, it’s because they’re a new ebike manufacturer in the US market offering free shipping and a 2 year warranty which should help ease any concerns about this ebike newcomer. Not only is KBO offering a good warranty but they’re also ensuring customer satisfaction by offering customer support 7 days a week in addition to phone support. At the time of this writing KBO is offering $150 off the purchase of two bikes to help entice you even more.
TL:DR If you want one of the coolest looking commuter ebikes with the best performance under $1400, you should consider the KBO Breeze.
KBO Breeze Specs
- Price: $1399
- Top speed: 28mph with pedal assist and 20mph with throttle
- Pedal assist: Cadence
- Throttle style: Twist on right handle bar
- Brakes: Mechanical 180mm
- Gears: Shimano 7 speed Altus
- Motor: 900W (peak) 500W (sustained) Brushless Geared Hub Motor
- Display: Advanced matrix LCD
- Tires: Panasonic Puncture-Resistant Tires – 27.5” x 2.4”
- Battery: 16Ah – 768wH Samsung cells
- Front fork: 80mm front suspension
- Headlight: 48v integrated LED
- Tail lights: Integrated
- Charger: 3A
- Weight: 62lbs with battery
Look and Feel
This is one of the coolest, if not the coolest, looking commuter ebikes in this category, and there are some great looking commuter ebikes out there, like the Ride1up 500 series. The bright orange color option draws a striking contrast with the bike’s black components, such as the seat, battery, and handlebars, which makes this ebike stand out. I should mention the color & look of this ebike is what initially captured my attention so of course we had toorde it immediately in orange!
In addition to the amazing look of the Breeze, it has a very affordable price of $1399 including rack and fenders, which you’ll find is not included for all ebikes in this price range. As an example, the Ride1up 500 series (which we’ll compare to this ebike in a later post) has the lower price of $1195 but it does not include fenders and a rack.
This ebike has a powerful 500w motor and an impressive battery for its price point, a 768wh Samsung cell battery which will probably give you a range of 25-45 miles, an extra 5 miles or so of range relative to comparable ebikes with ranges of 25-40 miles. This is a key differentiator for the KBO Breeze, as you’d normally get less wH for under $1400.. Aside from the affordability and aesthetics of the Breeze,the battery is the other main reason you should be considering this ebike.
In addition to the battery and motor, the Breeze has a good set of components for an ebike under $1400, which include Shimano Altus shifters, Shimano Altus derailleurs, and Tektro 180mm mechanical disc brakes. These components are not anything to brag about and in fact, these are similar or a slight step down for other comparable ebikes but again, in this price point these components are the norm.
This great looking ebike has amazing specs and robust customer service from KBO at its price of $1400 so you’ll be able to “breeze” in style and for longer than most other ebikes in this category. If you’re looking for a cool looking ride with a bit of a longer range than the typical 20-40 miles, then this is the commuter ebike for you.
In addition to this review, Top5ebikes has publishing both an unboxing & assembly video as well as a full review. Our full review video includes a test ride and additional details not covered here so make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel if you’d like to see this great looking commuter ebike in action.