HOVSCO e-Bikes Review: Are These Bikes Any Good?

Last Updated on October 29, 2023 by Igor Karni

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HOVSCO is one of the newer entrants in the USA and Canadian e-bike markets. The Ontario-based brand was founded in 2019. The founders are die-hard cycling enthusiasts and envisioned a brand that would help the community stay healthy and fit. 

HOVSCO e-bike range consists of mountain, trail, commuting, city, and all-terrain vehicles. The HOVSCO team is passionate about novelty in design and engineering. That is how these electric bikes look different and have an appealing appearance that suits people of all age groups. 

The e-bike segment is the third in the HOVSCO product line; the brand introduced the hoverboard and the e-scooter businesses before venturing into electric bikes. All in all, this brand is about easy and accessible transportation options that cater to the riding interests of a vast section of society.

HOVSCO e-bikers also can join the community built for electric bike users, where they can share their inspiring stories, comments, and reviews of HOVSCO e-bikes and more.

Are HOVSCO e-bikes a good choice?

With custom-designed frames and a solid build, HOVSCO e-bikes come at pocket-friendly prices. All the models from the brand are a good bargain with some incredible features and very few caveats that can be overlooked.

HOVSCO e-Bikes Review: Model Lines

E-Bike Line E-Bike Type
HovAlpha Step ThruAll-Terrain
HovBeta All-Terrain
HovRangerMountain, All-Terrain
HovRanger Step-ThruCommuter, Urban
HovCityCruiser, Urban
HovScoutMountain, All-Terrain
HovCartCargo, All-Terrain


The HovAlpha is equipped with good, distinctive features that offer a pleasant riding experience around the town. The 960Wh is from Samsung and comes with a flashlight and a range between 60 to 80 miles (95 to 130 km). 

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The brushless gear-hub 750W motor drives the most power. The model has a 7-speed mode with pedal assist and throttle, offering a maximum speed of up to 28mph (45 kph). The HovAlpha can operate in Class 3 or Class 2 mode. 

The removable battery is concealed inside the frame and can be locked. The frame is made from weather-proof 6061 single-butted aluminum alloy. The e-bike has a fully adjustable stem, adding to its versatility.

There’s LCD Smart Easy Read Display. The brakes work flawlessly. There’s a range of color choices for riders.

HovAlpha Step Thru

An elegant, stylish all-terrain e-bike, the HovAlpha Step-Thru comes with a 48V battery and 750W motor. The Step-Thru design makes accessibility easier for people of all heights.

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The rider-friendly frame smooths mounting and dismounting for all age groups and abilities. In addition, the handlebar and the seat are adjustable. Finally, the LCD keeps the rider informed on different parameters, including mileage, speed, etc.

The strength of the e-bike model lies in the use of top-quality materials and components. The frame is lightweight, and the front suspension fork, hydraulic disc brakes, and Shimano 7-speed derailleur help the rider ride on uneven surfaces. 

This model is good for daily commutes, leisure travel, and adventurous trails. 

Read also: How to select the best commuter e-bike (with examples)? – also in this article. And, how much does a commuter e-bike cost?


HovBeta is the foldable e-bike from the HOVSCO product line. It has a step-thru design with a lower center of gravity. Mounting and dismounting are easy, while fat tires and suspension forks support rides through all kinds of terrains. 

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The presence of the torque sensor in an e-bike that is priced at less than $2,000 is the surprise factor. It is a bit uncommon to find torque sensors in this price range, but it is the one that gives the rider a natural feel while pedaling.

The sensor intuitively understands the power being put in by the rider and adjusts the motor power accordingly. The speed achieved by the model is about 20mph (32 kph). With pedal assist, it is possible to go up to 28mph (45 kph). 

The knobby fat tires of HovBeta work excellently on fresh snow; even with 2-inch snow, the e-bike travels through smoothly. This model offers a nice, comfortable ride. It is an incredible choice for people who want a lightweight e-bike and do not pedal often. It is also cheaper compared to competitor e-bike models.

On the con side, the components used in the model are mostly entry-level and the best brands in the industry.

Read also: How to select the best folding e-bike (with examples)? And, How much does a good foldable e-bike cost?


The HovRanger e-bike from HOVSCO is a Class-3 electric bike made for the mountains. The design is awesome; the indigo color is pretty attractive. The e-bike can be connected and operated via the smartphone app.

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The seat is ergonomically placed. Hydraulic brakes and the emergency light on the battery are some of the model’s distinctive features.

On the not-so-good side, the e-bike has no fenders, which means that puddles need to be avoided, and the tail light is battery-operated, which consumes a bit of charge during the night. The app connectivity can be frustrating at times because of limited functionality.

The suspension system is adjustable on the front forks. Unfortunately, the rear suspension is missing, which can make off-road rides a bit of a challenge. Also, the tires are knobby and move smoothly on wet roads.

Read also: Why fat tires are good news for electric bikes? And, How to select the best hybrid e-bike?

HovRanger Step-Thru

The Step-Thru version of the HovRanger offers easy-to-mount/dismount accessibility to riders.

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Besides that, it has built-in fenders, which are missing in HovRanger. There’s a rack at the back and suspension that’s tamed for rides. 

It is fitted with a 500W brushless hub-gear motor producing 65Nm torque. The 720Wh 48V 15Ah Samsung/LG battery offers a range of 60 miles (95 km) of range on pedal-assist and 40 miles (65 km) on pure electric mode, with a single charge


The HovCity was the first e-bike product launched by HOVSCO in 2019. It is lightweight and makes for a nimble ride, so much so that it is comfortable to park. The pricing point of $1,000 makes it a good value-for-money e-bike. 

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At present, the HovCity comes in an upgraded version. It is a suitable go-to choice for people who want no-frills rides. The step-thru design, aluminum frame, built-in suspension fork, and a 500W Sutto motor give the e-bike a maximum speed of 28 mph (45 kph) in pedal assist mode.

The design of the HovCity is for city rides and not for hilly terrains. The 540Wh battery offers a range of 60 miles (95 km) per charge and comes in a removable battery pack.

One minor thing that needs to be pointed out with HovCity, is that it has non-adjustable suspension forks. The other thing about the HovCity is its simple cadence sensor that can get the e-bike started too fast. Sometimes, it can be really fast and a disadvantage when the rider is unprepared.

Read also: How to select the best city e-bike (with examples)? – also in this article, and this article. And, How much does a good city e-bike cost?


HovScout is an intelligent and intuitive mountain and all-terrain electric bike. Made from top-quality and durable materials, the e-bike is lightweight.

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The full suspension and the hydraulic disc brake help operate the e-bike smoothly. It has a 750W motor and 48V battery giving the electric bike lots of power. 

The full suspension’s rear wheel help overcome bumps on rugged terrains and produces better traction. The grip is superb, including on slippery roads. This electric bike is a viable option for riders looking to get a good amount of traction. 

HovScout has been designed for running day-to-day errands, daily commutes, and mountain climbing. 

Read also: How to select your first electric mountain bike? And, How much does a good eMTB e-bike cost?


One of the main characteristics of the HovCart is the modular rack system attached to the rear rack. This multipurpose rack can take up to 450 pounds (200 kg) and be configured in 200 different setups.

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A full-utility e-bike can carry loads of all types and transport kids to school by using a cushioned child seat. HovCart has a solid frame and construction. It has a lower center of gravity, offering a relaxed ride every time.

The design makes it an all-terrain vehicle, quickly traversing snow, mud, sand, graveled roads, and rugged terrains. The chassis is lightweight, the wheels steady, comfortable suspension system, and a powerful engine.

The e-bike reaches a speed of up to 28mph (45 kph) with a strong 750W motor producing 85Nm torque. The brushless gear-hub motor is from SUTTO.

Read also: How to select the best cargo e-bike (with examples)? And, How much does a good cargo e-bike cost?

Does Hovsco have e-bike accessories?

Yes, the brand offers e-bike accessories like baskets, fenders, racks, batteries, bags, caps, polo shirts, taillights, and more. 

Does Hovsco offer a manufacturer’s warranty?

Yes, HOVSCO offers up to a 2-year warranty on all models. Electric accessories like motors and batteries have a 2-year warranty. The frame has a two-year warranty. For more details, check the terms at https://www.hovsco.com/pages/warranty-policy.

Does Hovsco offer a test period?

The brand offers trial rides to customers for their e-bikes in the US at their ELITE Dealers. In Ontario, the brand provides test rides at Wanamaker Ave.

What do riders think of Hovsco?

HOVSCO e-bikes, overall, have positive reviews from customers. People love the impressive look and feel of all the models.

The staff at Diamond Bar has been appreciated by many buyers for their friendly approach. The e-bikes have extra natural power, and most users find the e-bike brand good value for money.

On the not-so-bright side, some found the packaging very sturdy and found it challenging to open the box. 

Which countries or parts of the world are HOVSCO e-bikes shipped to?

HOVSCO e-bikes are sold only in the US through ELITE Dealers, other than the home country, Canada.

Read also: E-bike brands, manufacturers, models, countries: complete list (560+).

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