Momentum Voya E+ 3 electric commuter bike review: Can Giant’s fancy e-bike compete at this price?

by Micah Toll

Momentum Voya E+ 3 Tech Specs Motor: 250W rear hub motor (30 Nm torque) Battery: 250 Wh Top speed: 20 mph (32 km/h) Range: Up to 45 miles (72 km) Weight: 39.7 lb. (18 kg) Frame: Aluminum

Momentum Voya E+ 3Tech Specs (Cont'd) Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes Tires: 700 x 38c Extras: Streamlined frame-integrated display, 9-speed microSHIFT transmission, fast 4A charger, two frame sizes, three frame sizes, mounting hardpoints for accessories, kickstand

The Momentum Voya E+ 3 is part comfort bike, part commuter bike. It’s not as forward-leaning as it might look (see my ride video above for reference), but also isn’t a totally upright, cruiser-style ride either.

Part of the lightweight design comes from the lower power drivetrain. That rear hub motor is just 250W and 30Nm (though I’ve also seen Giant literature that lists it as 25 Nm, so I’m not sure which to believe). Anyway you slice it, it’s a modest assist motor, not a powerhouse.

It’s fine for getting you up to the bike’s top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h), but not quickly. This is very much a cyclist’s type of e-bike. It’s for someone who enjoys cycling – as in pedaling – but wants a constant tail wind in the form of some light electric assist.