BESV JF1 Hybrid E-Bike – Journey Up

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In progressive nations around the globe, it’s regular for residents to bike to work. Netherlands, Sweden and Germany are just some of the nations the place cycle utilization is excessive. In Asia, Japan and Taiwan are additionally perfect for city biking, with in depth bike networks and trails alongside coastal roads, cities and correct bike paths.

The Philippines nonetheless has an extended option to go, however the pandemic has led to some good adjustments when it comes to bike mobility, as extra individuals are turning to two-wheeled transport to cope with the excessive price of gasoline and horrible public transportation.

In case you wish to make your city commute a bit bit simpler, e-bikes have gotten a well-liked choice as these present further energy and require much less effort to make use of than common bicycles.

I not too long ago had the possibility to check out the BESV JF1 E-Hybrid bike, one of many newer fashions of the premium model from Taiwan being distributed regionally within the Philippines via Exion Cycles

In contrast to the earlier JG1 Gravel E-bike I obtained to check out and the JR1 Highway E-bike, this mannequin comes with an additional small body, which felt like an incredible match for me. It was sufficiently small that my sister and 12-year outdated nephew additionally obtained to strive driving it and share their ideas on it.

Right here’s what I can share from the weekend I obtained to make use of it.


At first look, you possibly can’t inform that that is an e-bike. BESV’s JF1 has the identical glossy look of a high-end highway bike. The pure curvature of the bike body seamlessly conceals the built-in energy system and rear hub motor. 

When you reside in small contained enterprise districts like Makati or BGC, that is the kind of bike you wouldn’t thoughts utilizing going to work or to get round to eating places as an alternative of a automobile, because it appears very respectable. Because you gained’t sweat rather a lot whereas utilizing it, you possibly can gown up in common denims or workplace apparel and get to work on it simply, with out having to cope with the issues of visitors and parking. 

However the e-bike gained’t look misplaced when used for weekend rides with buddies close to the metro both.

The JF1 mannequin initially is available in three colours: matte black, gloss white and a really elegant shade of cyan blue. Nonetheless, solely the black and white fashions are presently obtainable within the Philippines.

The demo unit I obtained to make use of was the black one, however I feel the cyan or white will enchantment extra to feminine riders and youthful cyclists, each rising markets within the nation.


The BESV JF1 comes with intuitive motor help management, giving riders a option to rapidly and comfortably regulate the max velocity with the press of a button for a streamlined and safer driving expertise.

There are three settings: Eco (Blue), Good (Purple) and Energy (Purple), which corresponds to gears which you’ll change to adapt to totally different highway circumstances. Even should you can’t see the setting on the digital display, the colour on the facility button serves as an indicator. 

The built-in digital interface helps customers simply preserve observe of their progress by offering helpful data resembling energy help stage, cadence, and burned energy.

The highly effective rear hub motor provides a clear look to the bike body and offers a snug and highly effective begin to assist riders rapidly attain their greatest stride. For security, to interact the motor it is advisable to pedal and attain a sure velocity earlier than it kicks in.

BESV JF1’s 252Wh (36V, 7Ah) battery offers ample motor help whereas protecting the load of the bike comparatively gentle. Those that tackle long-distance mountain routes may also go farther and luxuriate in surroundings beforehand unavailable with its longer battery life.

BESV additionally has a devoted Good App that gives navigation, anti-theft, and different options.

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I solely obtained to make use of this mannequin for a couple of days, so my expertise for lengthy rides is a bit restricted, however throughout that point, I managed to max out the total cost of the battery.

My sister, nephew and I took turns driving it round UP Diliman one Saturday, whereas the opposite used my common mountain bike. It was exhausting to maintain up with whoever was on the e-bike, so all of us managed to get a exercise. On Eco mode, the velocity maxes at round 20-24 kph, whereas it may possibly go as quick as 40 kph on the best setting. 

Switching settings felt very clean and never jerky in any respect. Whilst first time e-bike customers, my kin had no downside biking with it.

My nephew actually had enjoyable utilizing it and mentioned it was not tiring to bike in any respect. Nonetheless, they did point out that the seat was not that snug. In addition they came upon firsthand that it was very heavy and exhausting to pedal uphill should you don’t have the right velocity / momentum.

To check its efficiency on longer uphills, I used it on Sunday for a brunch experience to Antipolo with my husband, who was on a traditional highway bike, and ended up having to attend for him for quarter-hour or extra at Ahon Cafe.

Going uphill was a breeze and I loved overtaking the clearly extra athletic highway bikers. I may inform a couple of obtained aggravated and felt challenged, as a result of some made an effort to overhaul me once more as quickly as they might. The e-bike may simply cruise going 20 kph uphill with minimal effort.

We had brunch at Tipulo, a bike-friendly backyard restaurant in Antipolo about 17 km away from our residence. I barely felt the hassle going there in comparison with earlier rides on my regular bike, once I often arrive feeling starved and cranky. Haha. When you’re a foodie who’s simply after the social side of driving and don’t wish to sweat it out a lot, then e-bikes are for you.

Sadly, on the best way down from Antipolo, I obtained a flat tire from what regarded like a tiny staple wire. Fortunately we made it to Decathlon Masinag, the place a few hardcore bike commuters had all of the instruments to assist us patch up the tire, as you’ll any regular bike. NOTE: All the time carry patch kits and instruments even for brief rides.

I used to be informed that the battery may final for about 60 kms on a full cost relying on the settings you utilize. Some have been in a position to make use of it for as much as 100 kms with a mixture of pedaling a lot of the manner. Nonetheless, the vary refers to flat routes, and is decreased if you take it to uphill areas and should you preserve utilizing larger energy settings. We had beforehand used it for about 15-20 km the day prior to this and the battery drained from 4 bars to 2 due to the upper elevation of Antipolo (complete experience backwards and forwards was roughly 40 km).

I used the e-bike once more on a weekday morning experience for errands. I assumed it nonetheless had some juice since there have been 2 bars left, bit it began blinking at 1 bar and ended up getting completely drained, so I needed to pedal usually. On the guide setting (with energy off), it was simple sufficient to make use of on flats, nevertheless it felt usually heavy and sluggish attempting to deal with the uphill areas like heartbreak hill. When you attempt to flip it to a better setting, the digital indicator simply blinks and reverts again to regular mode. 

You wouldn’t wish to be caught on an extended experience with out juice, so I extremely suggest you cost it beforehand should you’re in a rush whereas doing errands or in your option to work.


Body Aluminum
Dimensions M Measurement (1755 x 950 x 590mm) XS Measurement (1745 x 920 x 590mm)
Weight M Measurement (16.3kg) XS Measurement (16.1kg)
Colours Gloss White / Matte Black
Derailleur Shimano Deore, 10S
Brakes Mechanical Disc
Tires 700x35C
Motor 250W Rear Motor
Sensor Torque Sensor
Help Modes 3 Help Modes (Eco, Good and Energy)
Battery 3 Help Modes (Eco, Good and Energy)


The SRP for the BESV JF1 Hyrbid E-bike is P135,000 within the Philippines. Solely the Black and White variations can be found regionally. Sizes are XS and M.


The BESV JF1 Hybrid E-Bike is good for each inexperienced persons and skilled riders who desire a highly effective but snug day by day commute and luxuriate in weekend adventures. The glossy, high-end look makes it a very good choice for enterprise professionals searching for various transport for brief to mid-range distances (20-30 km a day). Except for its sensible use for commuting, it’s additionally perfect for weekend rides, sports activities and train.

It will not be entry stage worth smart, as you could possibly purchase a less expensive scooter or motorbike for a similar worth or much less. Nonetheless, those that don’t have driver’s license or wish to cope with annual registration and the rising gasoline prices sooner or later might wish to contemplate this. E-bikes are additionally allowed to make use of bike lanes, which cuts down on journey time in visitors.

Take observe that further care is required for e-bikes in the course of the wet season and when passing via flooded areas due to {the electrical} components. Whereas e-bikes are water resistant in gentle rain and drizzles, they aren’t totally climate proof, so it is advisable to issue this in your choice to spend money on an e-bike in your common day by day commute.

Due to the excessive price ticket, you’ll wish to be further cautious when parking this in public areas and preserve it inside your sight always.

Due to Exion Cycles for lending us the demo unit for this overview. For inquiries, please contact them straight on Fb: Exion Cycles. Study extra in regards to the BESV Jf1 e-bike right here.


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