By Micah Toll
August 10, 2021
Much like the original Cross Current X, the new step-through version will feature a powerful 750W Bafang hub motor with 80 Nm of torque. That motor offers a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h), pushing the CrossCurrent X Step-Through firmly into Class 3 e-bike territory in the US.
Technically speaking, the bike arrives as a Class 2 e-bike that is limited to 20 mph (32 km/h). But users can edit the bike’s settings via the display to unlock Class 3 riding. The bike even includes Race mode for non-public roads, where the speed is listed as “unlimited.” Gulp.
The bike will also come with a slew of high-end components, including both torque and cadence-based sensors for smoother pedal assist response, hydraulic disc brakes for stronger stopping power that requires less maintenance, a 9-speed Shimano cassette for more gear options, included front and rear LED lights as well as included rack/fender package.
Juiced Bikes is known for its higher-than-typical performance compared to its competitors, and the new bike is no exception. Despite rocking a 750W rear hub motor, Juiced outfitted the bike with a 25A controller that provides a peak-rated 1,300W of electric power.
The two main differences between the new step-through model and the existing Cross Current X are the frame design and battery capacity. The step-through frame makes getting on and off the bike easier.
The second major difference is the battery, which is rated for 52 V and 15 Ah, marking a total capacity of 780 Wh. That’s a bit smaller than the massive 1,000 Wh battery found on the CrossCurrent X, but is still rated for over 60 miles (100 km) of range when you use pedal assist.
The CrossCurrent X Step-Through is available in four colors: Arctic White, Beach Blue, Yellow, and Black. Anyone who wants to check out the new models can find them on Juiced’s website. And before you go, why don’t you let us know what you think of the new bikes in the comments section at Electrek.co.