JupiterBike Defiant Vs Discovery X5
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between the Jupiter Bike Discovery and the Jupiter Bike Defiant were. Or maybe you just want to know if the Discovery or Defiant are the right electric city bikes for you. In this article we will be discussing the main features of these two ebikes and hopefully by the end of this you will be an expert!
JupiterBike is located in Tampa Florida. Originally started by only selling the JupiterBike DLX folding ebike but has now grown its fleet by having two other great options, the Jupiter Bike Discovery and Defiant. Pictured below is the original JupiterBike DLX folding ebike, which is the smallest ebike on the market.
The Jupiter Bike Discovery X5 is designed to fit your life. The perfect size gives you a comfortable ride while in the city or on the trails. The Discovery is light weight and super compact allowing you to be able to store the electric bike anywhere. The Discovery uses a molded magnesium alloy for a slick, non-welded appearance. Folding down in 10 seconds and is easy to carry into your favorite restaurant or shop. Add power to your pedal with 3 levels of pedal assist and a 350W motor. Prior to 2020 the motor was 250W but they recently changed it to 350W for no additional cost. The Discovery won't let you down with a whopping 30 mile range! It will ride on all but the most demanding surfaces. This electric bike packs down small enough to fit almost anywhere, yet still feels and rides like a bicycle.
Concealed Removable Battery
Charge things up when you're on the go. The Discovery features a removable battery hidden in the center frame that locks with a key. Keep it safely stored, or take it out and recharge, worry-free.
Twist Throttle Grip
Get power on-demand with the variable speed twist throttle grip. Achieve speeds up to 16mph speeds with just a twist of the handle. Press the button under the throttle for loud electric horn
Front and Rear Disc Brake
Superior performance and smooth stopping power. The Discovery X5 dual 160mm stainless steel disc brakes provide even, reliable braking.
Bright LCD Display
Easy to read even in full daylight, the Discovery's LCD display shows you your speed, distance traveled, pedal assist level, and battery life all in a clean design.
Bright LED Headlight
Bright adjustable front headlight for low light conditions. Powered from the Discovery's main Lithium Ion battery, improves visibility & safety.
Chain Ring Protection
To protect the chain ring when the bike is folded, the Discovery rests on a small wheel located under the center of the frame. This wheel provides the ability to easily roll the folded bike.
Rear Shock Suspension
The rear suspension absorbs bumps in the road or trail, keeping your tires in contact with the ground for better control and a more comfortable ride.
Reflective Tire Sidewalls
Make sure you're seen in low light conditions with bright sidewall reflectors built into both tires.
Quality brakes are critical for safety. The Discovery features CoreRide disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, delivering strong stopping power even in loose terrain.
Front and Rear Fenders
These fenders make a tremendous difference when you are riding on roads that are wet from drizzle, recent rain, or snowmelt.
Water Resistant Travel Bag
Water and tear-resistant, this high quality 100% Nylon travel bag features a PVC lining and is now included with all Discovery ebikes.
Dual Spring Saddle with Tail Light
Dual spring suspension, mesh top, middle opening for breathability, and a bright red LED taillight with 3 modes. The Discovery now comes stock with the amazing JupiterBike Upgrade Seat.
Jupiter Bike Defiant
The Jupiter Bike Defiant is a beastly 20" fat tire bike that feels like a modern 2 wheel ATV. Powering this beast is a 48v, 10.4 AH battery giving it almost 500 watt-hours of life. That works out to about 25 miles on the just the battery in a single charge, with peddling riders should get upwards of 60 miles. The main difference between the Jupiter Bike Defiant and Discovery are the fat tires and power. The Defiant can get you through just about any terrain there is.
Foldable and Portable
The Defiant folds down in 3 easy steps. Perfect for storage in tight spaces in your boat, RV, or living spaces. Take your Defiant with you on your next adventure.
All-Terrain Fat Tire
The Defiant's 4" x 20" Kenda Krusade all-terrain fat tire powers through snow, sand, mud, or whatever your trail throws at you. Sturdy knobs on wheels are perfect for both on and off-road riding.
Concealed Removable Battery
Charge things up when you're on the go. The Defiant features a removable battery hidden in the center frame that locks with a key. Keep it safely stored, or take it out and recharge, worry-free.
Twist Throttle Grip
Get power on-demand with the variable speed twist throttle grip. Achieve speeds up to 25mph speeds with just a twist of the handle. Press the button under the left grip for loud electric horn.
Bright 5 Speed Display
Easy to read even in full daylight, the Defiant's LCD display shows you your speed, distance traveled, pedal assist level, and battery life all in a clean design. Choose between 5 levels of Pedal Assist.
4 Bulb LED Headlight
Bright adjustable front headlight for low light conditions. Powered from the Defiant main Lithium Ion battery, improves visibility & safety.
7 Speed Shimano Derailleur
The Defiant features the 7 Speed Shimano Tourney Derailleur for manually pedaling your bike. Use the 7 Speed Thumb Shift Lever to rapidly shift between the gears on the rear cassette.
Quick Release Front Wheel
Quickly detach the front wheel for quick storage and transportation options.
Rear Cargo Rack*
Take your cargo with you with the Defiant Rear Cargo Rack. Built tough from alluminum alloy and mounted directly to the Defiant frame. A must have for any commuter. *optional accessory
Dual Spring Saddle with Light
Dual spring suspension, mesh top, middle opening for breatability, and a bright red LED taillight with 3 modes. The Defiant comes stock with the amazing JupiterBike Upgrade Seat.
If you are looking for more speed and power, the Jupiter Bike Defiant will be what you are looking for. The Fat tires allow you to navigate through any terrain disregarding the surface. The fat tires will also allow for more traction and a smoother ride. If you are looking to stroll through town on paved paths or light trails, you may want to consider the Jupiter Bike Discovery X5. The Discovery X5 has a powerful 350W motor and is a very comfortable ride. The bike also folds down smaller due to not have fat tires.
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