Electric Bike Reviews: Envo Stax vs Rize Fixie 19"/23"
Today's blog compares two popular lightweight electric bikes, Envo Stax and Rize Fixie 19"/23". These e-bikes are well-known on the market, and people love them for their stylish and practical design. While cars with their expensive gas prices are getting less affordable, the electric bike industry offers many advantages, including the e-bike rebate program, general eco-friendliness, convenient transportation etc. Envo Stax Electric bike and Rize Fixie 19", 23" will be a good choice for an urban city bike with an integrated battery and lightweight frame.
Which electric bike will be more powerful, reliable and stylish: comparing Envo Stax and Rize Fixie
ENVO STAX Electric Bike
Weight: 19 KG (42lb)
Motor: 500W 60Nm
Transmission: SHIMANO Altus SL-M315 - 8Speed
Battery: 460Wh battery
Total score - 83.9/100
Rize Fixie 23" electric bike
Weight: 15.8kg (35lb)
Motor: 350w 45Nm
Transmission: 58/20T Single Speed Carbon Belt Drive
Battery: 345Wh battery
Total score - 76.7/100
Style and Design
The Rize Fixie electric bike and Envo Stax have sleek, modern, visually appealing designs. These electric bikes are stylish, and you will surely be noticed on the streets riding them. Stax and Fixie look like regular bikes with their integrated batteries and well-designed frames. The Rize Fixie features a lightweight frame with a minimalist aesthetic. The bike comes in 2 sizes: 23" and 19". At the same time, the Envo Stax showcases a similar frame design with a sporty style and comes only in 1 regular size - 18". Rize Fixie is available in multiple colour options: Black, Silver, Torquize and Blue, while Envo Stax is available in one colour option: Grey, with noticeable red details on the sides for better visibility. The design and style of the bike are just a matter of preference, but having a few options to choose from is an advantage.
Regarding ergonomics, the Rize Fixie and Envo Stax offer comfortable, more regular, leaned, up-front riding positions. Saddles are adjustable on both models, allowing riders to customize their riding experience and find the optimal position for their body type. These bikes are designed to provide a balanced and comfortable ride, reducing strain on the rider during long commutes.
Performance and Torque
Electric bicycles Rize Fixie and Envo Stax show impressive performance capabilities. These e-bikes are equipped with powerful electric motors and offer excellent torque for quick acceleration for a smooth riding experience. The brushless motors on both e-bikes provide good power to conquer steep hills and tackle various terrains easily, making them perfect options for urban commuting. Stax will be more efficient in this category, though, as this Envo e-bike comes with a 500W motor and can offer 60Nm of torque, while Rize Fixie rated at 350W with 45 Nm torque. Rize electric bike won't be as powerful as Stax while climbing hills and going through various terrains, so that the rider might need more paddling effort and this becomes more challenging as the Rize is single-speed meaning your pedaling effort cannot be multiplied using the gears, steep hills might be challenging for the Fixie riders and our guess is anything more than a 7% incline would be extremely challenging in Rize.
Range and Efficiency
Range and efficiency are crucial factors to consider when evaluating electric bikes. The Envo Stax and Rize Fixie e-bike excels in this aspect. With advanced battery systems, both bikes offer around 100 km range on a single charge (requiring perfect riding conditions). Riders can expect to cover significant distances without worrying about running out of power. Even if that happens, you can still use the electric bike with the system off. You can use an electric bite without a battery. It may be heavier than a regular road bike, but with the Stax, you can also engage your mechanical gearing system to gel with less or more resistance from the paddles, depending on your riding preference. With the Fixie, you will need to rely mostly on electronics, as the bike is single speed and using it without a battery might be more difficult. It is important to mention here that while manufacturer rating is similar with regards to range ENVO does come with a battery that is 1/3 bigger than Rize.
Control and Monitoring
Both e-bikes, the Envo Stax and Rize Fixie have multifunctional LCDs. These displays provide crucial information allowing riders to stay tuned and adjust as needed during their rides. On the LCD e-bike displayed, you can monitor battery level, speed, distance travelled, and assist levels; both e-bikes will have 0-5 pedal assist levels. The user-friendly control interfaces ensure that riders can easily switch between different assist modes and adjust settings during the trip. Envo Stax has a coloured and bright display with multiple settings features, while Fixie will have black/white screen.
Both bicycle models boast high-quality components contributing to their overall performance and durability. The Envo Stax and Rize Fixie utilize reliable drivetrains, sturdy frames, and responsive brakes, ensuring a safe and enjoyable riding experience. These e-bikes are built to withstand daily use and provide long-lasting reliability.
Envo Stax Components:
Frame - Hydro-formed Alloy 6061 TIG welded
Fork - Aluminum Rigid Fork, tapered from 1-1/8"to 1-1/2", with internal cable routing
Battery - UL 2271 Certified, 36V12.8A
Motor - Brushless 36V/ rear motor
Brake Set - Shimano Hydraulic Disk brakes BR-MT200, with 180mm Rotor
Charger - Charger 36V/2A
Transmission - SHIMANO Altus SL-M315 - 8Speed
Tire - 700C Kenda, K192
Rize Fixie Components:
Saddle - Selle Royal Cushion Seat with Gel Padding
Brake - Hydraulic Disc 180mm (no mention of brand)
Seat Post - 350mm x 31.6mm
Pedal Assist Sensor - Cadence Sensor
Excellent braking performance is essential for rider safety. These electric bikes: Envo Stax and Rize Fixie, excel in this aspect. Electric bikes use hydraulic disc brakes although it is important to mention here that Rize did not provide any information regarding the manufacturer of the brakes (we suspect it is unbranded OEM).
The weight of an electric bike can significantly impact its handling and maneuverability. The Rize Fixie and Envo Stax are on the list of the lightest e-bikes on the market, making them easy to handle and maneuver in various urban environments. The lightweight construction of these bikes also contributes to their overall efficiency and range. Envo Stax will be slightly heavier because the e-bike uses a bigger motor and battery, but it will be in use if you go for a longer-distance ride.
Serviceability and Spare Parts
Regarding serviceability and availability of spare parts, electric bikes Rize Fixie and Envo Stax have established reputations for excellent customer support. They offer comprehensive warranty packages and readily available spare parts, ensuring riders can efficiently service and maintain their bikes whenever necessary.
Access to Service Centres
Envo Stax and Rize Fixie have strong networks of service centers all across Canada and the US, allowing riders to access professional assistance and support when needed. Companies offer online support and in-store experience with a comprehensive list of dealers, where you can test-ride an e-bike and ask all the questions you might have on the spot.
Both bikes are fully customizable, and you can select the accessories you want to add to the electric bike. The thumb throttle, rear rack, kickstand, and fenders are optional accessories.
Transport and Storage
Transporting and storing electric bikes can be a concern for riders. These bikes are lightweight, so even the regular hang-up hitch car rack could carry this capacity. They are not foldable.
Reliability Regarding transmission, the Rize Fixie offers a 58/20T Single Speed Carbon Belt Drive system, offering simplicity and low maintenance but lacking multiple gears' versatility. In contrast, the Envo Stax utilizes an 8-speed SHIMANO Altus SL-M315 system, allowing riders to choose from various gears to match their riding preferences and tackle different terrains effectively. Because the Rize Fixie electric bike also has a significantly smaller battery, you must remember that on hills, you would need to rely mostly on electronic components without any support from mechanical gears.
Regarding pricing, both electric bikes offer, Envo Stax and Rize Fixie, offer competitive options within the electric bike market.
The Envo Stax starts from USD$1,999/ CAD$2,479.00 and goes up depending on the accessories that you want to add. You can get a Rize Fixie 23"/19" electric bicycle for USD$1,499/ CAD$1,699.00 as it has a smaller battery and a motor. Specific pricing may vary based on customization and additional features.
In conclusion, comparing two popular electric bikes in Canada: the Rize Fixie 23"/19" and Envo Stax e-bikes, it is evident that the Envo Stax offers several advantages over its counterpart. The Envo Stax concurs with the Rize Fixie 23" in range and efficiency; it is a reliable and impressive electric bike with exceptional riding experience. Considering their competitive pricing, the Envo Stax and Rize Fixie are