Mokwheel Basalt Review: An Electric Bike With A Difference

Last Updated on June 7, 2023 by Igor Karni

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Basalt from Mokwheel is an all-terrain e-bike. But what makes it different from other all-terrain e-bikes is that it is the world’s first-ever electric bike with integrated power station technology. And that is a significant advantage when you wish to ride out long distances, go camping or trekking, or in other words, move outdoors.

Basalt is powered by a 48V 19.6Ah 960Wh Samsung Lithium-ion battery for uninterrupted rides. It also comes with a 750W geared hub motor system. A single charge of the battery is enough to cover anywhere between 60 and 80 miles (95 to 130 km). 

Additionally, the e-bike can carry a maximum load of up to 400 lbs (180 kg).

Read also: How much can an e-bike carry? And, Can an e-bike pull a trailer?

The Basalt is a Class 3 e-bike with Pedal-Assist and Throttle-Assist system. It belongs to the fat bike category, offering seamless rides across the snow, dust, dirt, rugged terrain, etc. 

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Besides the powerful battery and brushless motor, Basalt is fitted with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for easy control and 26 x 4” tires for comfortable rides. These are assisted by the 100mm-travel suspension fork that aids comfort and control. 

What makes Basalt unique? Let’s find out.

What makes Mokwheel Basalt unique?

No Distance is Uncoverable When Basalt is With You

One of the biggest advantages of getting the Basalt home is the power inverter feature that converts the battery into a power bank. 

The bike becomes your roving power station – other electronic items can be charged using the battery. Not just that, the power inverter can be used with Mokwheel’s specially-designed solar panel to keep the e-bike, lights, phone, etc., charged effectively. 

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What devices can be charged? Any device that uses Type C1, C2, USB A, 48AC, and 12V DC ports with 1000W power output. The Basalt battery can be charged in about five hours with the help of the inverter and the solar panel.

So, what does it mean? You just need your Mokwheel Basalt to set off to less explored terrains, spend more time with nature, and indulge in backwood adventures. The solar panel and the inverter can be purchased as accessories, and these two set the Basalt different from the rest. 

Great For Carrying Extra Load

Mokwheel offers a rear rack with Basalt, a great utility feature. However, the racks are bolted, so you need to be careful and regularly check to ensure the bolts have not loosened up.

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That said, the rear rack makes the e-bike more functional and a great option as a commuter and delivery vehicle. Plus, the fact that the e-bike has a high payload capacity of 400 lbs (180 kg) makes it a worthy buy if you have to carry extra weight now and then.

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?

A Well-Engineered E-Bike

The Basalt comes with five Pedal Assist levels. At lower speeds and even when the e-bike is turned on, the e-bike is in Eco Mode. Gradually, it cranks up to the Power Mode – an engineering aspect that helps conserve battery charge.

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The hidden battery is positioned in the center of the frame and is pretty low. This helps maintain balance, especially on harsher terrains. 

The frame of the Basalt has a top-tube design that gives it an aesthetic look. The 7-speed e-bike uses the Shimano Tourney rear derailleur and an SIS Shimano index thumb shifter on the handlebar that is relatively easy to use. There’s also the double-sided bash guard that protects the front chain ring from damage and also minimizes derailments.

Design and engineering aspects are remarkable, with a two-year limited warranty on components and parts.

Safety Is a Top Priority

Nighttime safety comes from the integrated headlight. There’s also a rear light that brightens up when the brakes are hit. The fat 26”x4” tires come with reflective stripes on the sidewall. Impeccable wire management is an added feature. 

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The LCD is intuitive and comes with bezel corners. It is pretty big and can be read easily in the sunlight or dark. 

Mokwheel Basalt e-bike specs

Motor Power750W
Battery Capacity48V 19.6Ah (925Wh)
Announced Range60-80 miles (96-129 km)
Net Weight79 lbs (35.9 kg)
Max Load Capacity400 lbs (181 kg)
Type of BrakesHydraulic disc brakes
SuspensionFront and rear suspension
Pedal Assist Modes5
Applicable Rider Height5’2″ – 6’4″ (157-193 cm)
Charging Time6 hours
Lighting systemsFront and rear lights, turn signals

What Could Have Been Better?

No reason to complain, but Basalt has a few drawbacks. The e-bike is pretty bulky – it has a massive frame, whether the step-thru version or the traditional one. Thus, for shorter and smaller riders, Basalt can be a bit challenging to ride and control. 

Read also: How much does an e-bike weigh? And, What is e-bike range on a single charge?

The other thing that is worth mentioning is the knobby tires. If you are looking at only city on-road rides, this tire isn’t really necessary.

About Mokwheel

Ontario-based Mokwheel is the maker of power station electric e-bikes. It was started in 2014 by Denny, who has a versatile background in e-products like electric scooters and hoverboards. 

From the start, he has been dedicatedly working towards delivering top quality that offers customers reliable products. 

Innovation has been a critical ingredient in Mokwheel’s evolution. For example, the Mokwheel power station e-bike, Basalt, is a first-of-its-kind in the world. In addition, the battery of this e-bike can be used to charge other appliances. 

Read also: Innovations that will shake up electric bicycle. What is the ideal e-bike? Must have features on any e-bike.

Another aspect that puts the brand in a different league is that, unlike other e-bike brands, it does not procure parts and components from other brands and assemble them to create its electric bike.

Mokwheel makes its parts and components through innovation, research, and development. For example, the Battery Management System or BMS found in electric cars has been used in Mokwheel e-bikes. 

The BMS used by the brand is from Texas Instruments. The battery cells are from Samsung and LG. The head office of Mokwheel Bikes Inc. is at N Sequoia Ave, Ontario, Canada.

Read also: Best e-Bikes Made in Canada. 64 Canadian Electric Bicycle Brands.

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