Frame and Contact Points
The Oasis from Revibikes is a stream-lined urban commuter loaded with all the bells and whistles to easily carry you to and from work. This Ebike has frame bosses all over the place, making this an ideal ride for anyone wanting to add accessories to expand the current cargo-carrying capacity. If you’re looking for an affordable commuter Ebike from a reputable company, then this might just be the EV you’ve been looking for.
The Oasis has a starting price of $1,799 USD and includes free shipping, a 30-day price match policy, and a limited 1-year warranty. Not too shabby!
So, let’s dive into the specs!
The Revibikes Oasis is outfitted with a Revibikes-branded 500-watt rear hub motor that churns out a decent amount of torque. The peak wattage on this motor is around the 750W mark, so even though 500-watts is considered a lower-power bike, the Oasis certainly doesn’t handle like that!
The Oasis is a Class 2 Ebike, which means it is limited to a top speed of 20 MPH. There may be ways to unlock this bike for faster speeds, but for most urban commuters, 20MPH is probably more than enough for most distances.
In our testing, this motor really felt more like a 750-watt nominal motor. Revibikes claims it is customized to better suit their bike, and I think they really nailed it with this one. The 500-watt motor will theoretically suck less energy out of the battery, meaning we should see some improved distances overall.
Speaking of the battery, let’s see what that’s all about.
The Oasis’s locking and removable 48-volt, 15 amp hour battery is nicely nestled into a recess in the downtube. It’s such a smooth fit that if it wasn’t for the contrasting colors, you’d hardly be able to see it. Revibikes did a great job here!
This battery uses Samsung cells and offers a max estimated range of 55 miles in ideal conditions. Considering this battery is 720 watt-hours, this estimate feels a bit high, even in pedal assist level 1. I think the real-world range is going to be around 35-45 miles, especially if you want to rip on the twist throttle every once in a while.
Revibikes did a great job with the Oasis’s frame. This electric bike has a max payload capacity of nearly 300 pounds. But what I love here is that Revibikes thought ahead with the frame bosses. We’ve got options for a front basket and a rear rack, meaning we can haul quite a bit of gear from point A to point B.
Revibikes also offers this frame in a few colors, such as Vanilla, Moonlight Gray, and Matte Black. Another thing that pops out about this frame is the small recess behind the headtube. It’s a style we don’t see often and just helps this bike stand out a bit more. The geometry as a whole is pretty eye-catching, in a sleek sort of way.
The Oasis is a step-through, and we’ve got a very approachable standover height of about 17 inches. With an adjustable reach of 22.5 inches to 29 inches, this bike will fit a wide range of riders. Anyone from 5’1”-6’1”, according to Revibikes. 5’1” might be a bit too short in our opinion, but 5’3” seems like you’d still have a good fit here.
At the front of the frame, we’ve got an unbranded suspension fork with about 70-80mm of travel. Although we’d prefer to see name-brand forks, this suspension front fork is better than a rigid fork for absorbing bumps and such things. In fact, during our testing, this front fork felt really nice! It is adjustable and offers lockout options for those looking to utilize those features. The tires we have here are slightly oversized tires, measuring 27.5” x 2.4”. The slightly oversized width adds quite a bit of comfort to the ride, while not taking anything away from the nimbleness we’re used to on these thinner tires. We don’t have any sidewall reflective stripes or additional puncture protection, but we do have some integrated lights for nighttime safety, but we’ll get to those in a minute.
The Oasis features mechanical disc brakes, with 160mm rotors on the front and rear wheels. Since this bike isn't that heavy, and doesn’t go terribly fast, I think mechanical brakes are just fine on this ride. Would we like to see hydraulic brakes in future models? Sure. But really there isn’t any downside to opting for mechanical brakes here. They also have motor cutoff switches installed, so that’s another bonus for this setup. During testing, we were able to come to a stop quickly and safely, and that’s exactly what we need a braking system to do.
To switch gears we have a 7-speed Shimano Altus derailleur paired with a trigger shifter. It’s great to see Shimano parts here, as you know. These parts are easy to replace, easy to maintain, and have a long-standing place as the go-to shifting components for Ebikes in the US, and around the world.
We have a plastic chain guide, and while that won’t stop a tree or rock hit at top speeds, it will help keep your pants grease-free! The gearing here is set up pretty well! During our testing, we didn’t notice any ghost pedaling, and found the gear ratios here just right for an urban commute.
The Oasis has an integrated headlight that’s bright enough to increase visibility, but not bright enough to illuminate a path forward during your dark night of the soul. I mean…is any light bright enough for that? We don’t know. Getting back to the lights…the front light is integrated into the battery, so you can control it via the control pad in the cockpit, and you don’t have to worry about sourcing weird small batteries that no store in your general vicinity carries.
The Oasis also has an integrated taillight with braking functionality. When you pull on the brakes, it will illuminate, letting people know you’re coming to a stop or slowing down. The taillight was surprisingly bright for a taillight, too. I’m not sure what sort of lumens it’s putting out, but it seems like it would be a nice safety feature for riding at night.
The handlebars have a slight upsweep to them, making the feel a little more ergonomic when compared with straight bars. We also have an adjustable stem, with a good range movement. So, this will accommodate a pretty wide rider height, as we discussed earlier.
We’ve got a greyscale LCD screen that gives us all the pertinent information. And we can cycle through our levels of pedal assistance, and turn our lights on and off, with the included buttons on the side of the display. This is a pretty minimal setup when compared to other bikes we’ve tested, but it does give a sleek, minimalist vibe to the cockpit, which can sometimes be just the vibe you’re going for.
Overall, the Revibikes Oasis is well suited for those looking for a reliable, affordable commuter Ebike. It has enough power to get you where you need to go, and enough cargo space to haul all your gear. What are some things you’d change about the Oasis? Let us know in the comments!