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TurboAnt Thunder T1 E-Bike- All you need to know about!

TurboAnt Thunder T1
TurboAnt Thunder T1

The TurboAnt Thunder T1 is more of a street toughie than a peaceful suburbanite, and it belongs to the famous camp of fat-tire E-bikes. Also, it meant tackling rough and ready commute tasks and weekend trail adventures. It costs comparably to Rad Power, Biktrix, and Aventon. However, it misses some of the design flourishes comparable with the other two.

There is a slew of basic-black, knobbly tire versions on the market among many of the best electric bikes. They’re a standard mode of transportation for messengers and delivery persons, and they provide simple but strong mobility. The TurboAnt Thunder T1 is made from the same fabric and gives excellent value for people wishing to transition from four to two wheels for their everyday mobility needs, with pedal help and full-throttle modes. 

Price and availability of TurboAnt Thunder T1

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The TurboAnt N1 costs around $150 more, remarkably similar to the TurboAnt Thunder T1. But with a slimmer design that integrates the battery into the down tube. It also employs a minor modification controller.

The TurboAnt Swift S1 is just a 20-inch-wheeled folding variant that costs around $100 more than the T1 if you need greater mobility. The Ranger features a less powerful motor, a lower battery, and road bike tires than the TurboAnt Thunder T1, but it weighs 20 pounds less. If you don’t intend to ride trails and prefer a suburban commuter, the TurboAnt Ranger is around $400 less expensive than TurboAnt Thunder T1.

Customers are well aware that, like with many other consumer items. Supply chain concerns have hurt the price of e-bikes, heading downward. However, this is no longer the case. Therefore the TurboAnt Thunder T1 is an exception, retaining its cheaper $1,699 price tag while others have increased to just under $2,000.

Design of TurboAnt Thunder T1

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The TurboAnt Thunder T1 is a standard bike having straight handlebars and a high riding position. It has an aluminum alloy frame. Also, it’s a front hydraulic shock-absorbing frame, a broad foam seat, 7.1-inch disc brakes, and a 7-speed Shimano gear shifter.

Full-length fenders are standard, as are front and backlights to prevent the mud off your khakis. The entire setup rides on a set of 26-by-4-inch knobby Kenda tires.

The electrical components of the TurboAnt Thunder T1 include a 750-watt Bafang motor in the back hub and a rechargeable 672 wh battery. Everything is controllable by a simple handlebar-mounted controller. Its monochrome LCD screen displays essential information such as the power level, power control mode, speedometer, mph, and headlight indication. There seem to be five basic power-assist settings and a right-hand twisting throttle for full-electric power. TurboAnt Thunder T1 cleverly includes a red lock-out button if you accidentally turned it on. So you don’t discover yourselves shooting off the path.

Performance of TurboAnt Thunder T1

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You can put the TurboAnt Thunder T1 through its paces in various situations, from dusty warm fall mornings to snow-and-ice winter evenings. The e-bike handles everything with ease and never gives any reason to worry. Also, there are no worries that you can end up inside the ditches when you can push the bike towards its limits. And although weighing roughly 73 pounds, it remained stable through some difficult frozen spots.

Thus according to TurboAnt Thunder T1‘s ratings, the T1 has a top speed of 20 mph on full speed mode. However, the firm claims it can go faster – up to 28 mph in a pedal-assist manner. One didn’t get to the peak speed, but you did get much over 20 mph.

The TurboAnt Thunder T1 also flew over ice and snow with ease. The e-bike’s flat, broad handlebars allow pleasant grip over the bike’s direction. Also, it slides forcefully but predictably in panic braking.

The TurboAnt Thunder T1’s front suspension frame can reduce vibration on washboard sections, despite the lack of rear suspension. The Thunder T1’s ride wasn’t too harsh on potholes or broken pavement.

Battery life and range

Battery Life and range of TurboAnt Thunder T1

The TurboAnt Thunder T1 e-bike is loaded with a 672 Wh lithium-ion Battery attached to the down tube. It’s about the same size as many in this class. Also, the range you’ll get varies on how much help you turn on and how often you use full-throttle mode.

According to the firm, the battery has a more extended range of 60 miles. That’s highly optimistic; it all depends on how quickly you’re heading, how you’re going, and how much weight you’re carrying. Sadly, the TurboAnt Thunder T1’s controller does a terrible job-estimating battery life. An easy 4-mile drive to my remote postal box seems to drain the battery swiftly. According to the display, only around 30% of battery power was available.

That, happily, turned out to be wrong. You can generally get approximately 28 miles of range with pedal help and much throttle use, which is not uncommon for vehicles with this engine and battery combination. But if you want to know how much you have left, you’ll have to guess how forceful you’ve gone with the help and how far you’ve gone. The battery indicator on display is not going to be so much assistance.

Another thing to remember is that the battery is detachable and may be charged away from the bike. It’s undoubtedly useful for folks who leave their bikes overnight inside an apartment storage area and must be able to capture the battery on the go.

Competition of TurboAnt Thunder T1


The TurboAnt Thunder T1 e-bike stands out as dependable, rough-road-ready travel with components that won’t break down after a few weeks of use in a crowded field of knock-off fat-tire bikes. However, to keep its low price, it lacks the larger battery that, for instance, Aventon’s Aventure has (672 vs. 750 Wh). Hence it lacks the mountain path climbing capacity of other more costly versions.

Most fat-tire bikes, such as the Rad Power Radrover 6, have 750-watt front hub motors and 672 Wh batteries. Rad Power’s model, on the other hand, seems like a sportier ride, and it has far superior controls and displays that effectively present a slew of data while being simple to use. However, the Rad Model successfully costs around $300 more than TurboAnt Thunder T1‘s for those upgrades. This analysis extends to many different models in terms of cost vs. features.

Considering the above Aventon Aventure, if you want to pay just a few hundred dollars extra. It costs a little under $2,000 and comes with a superb controller, a sleeker frame design, and a bigger 750 Wh battery.


The TurboAnt Thunder T1 is a fat-tired e-bike that can withstand harsh metropolitan streets and weekend dirt road fun. It’s a predictable journey with no surprising twists and turns. However, it’s hundreds of dollars cheaper than the competition at this cost.

On the other hand, you won’t find it here if you’re hoping for elegant electronics to accompany the bike, such as intelligent applications and a full-color controller display. However, given its lower price compared to other fat tire e-bikes, it might be a sacrifice you’re able to make.

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