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Old 06-24-2017, 06:00 AM   #1
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Question Critique request of best folding bicycle that is battery powered

Considering trading in Schwinn human power pedaled for a folding battery powered bicycle.

Currently take off front wheel Schwinn and haul next to side of bed camper top.

Any leads on the BEST all around make and model of a folding battery bicycle?

Goal:

- Best folding battery bicycle to reduce bulk.
- Must hold a charge a long time.
- Be powerful enough for riding within and without campground and use on sidewalks to get to shopping close by.
- Don't need a motor scooter for use in road traffic.

Example of place this would come in handy is Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach Panhandle of FL.
Also nearby Destin has bike paths mostly paved clear to Destin from Santa Rosa.
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Old 06-24-2017, 08:06 AM   #2
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Google turns up many web pages of the best folding ebike.

https://www.google.com/search?q=best...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Google turns up many web pages of the best folding ebike.

https://www.google.com/search?q=best...utf-8&oe=utf-8
Thank you.

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" best folding ebike reviews "
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=best+foldi...ws&t=hz&ia=web

Going through them now.

Dahon Mariner D7 Folding Bike Review
Green bike USA SMART 350W
Ancheer Folding Electric Bike

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Track you? Of course not!

So when I opened this post, the ad for a Swagtron was already in the margin. Ads are annoying, but they do allow us to enjoy this forum for free. Five minutes ago, I'd never heard of a Swagtron.

https://swagtron.com/ebike/folding-electric-bike/
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:31 PM   #5
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Cute

Very cute lil item, Tom.
Looks like a kid would have a blast on it.

I think I wanna' 20 incher.

Hoping someone here has gotten a foldable.
Still hunting the best.
Long battery running and powerful enough to say do a whopping 20 mi. per hour.


These can get pricey up to $2,000.
I want to keep to a dull roar not more than say $1,200.

Saw a couple in FL in our campground that really were jamin' on theirs.
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I'm going to be trying a Rad foldable this coming week and will let you know what I think. But I will have nothing to compare it to.
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Thank you.

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(I never use Google it tracks you and is owned by bad people.)

https://www.duckduckgo.com

" best folding ebike reviews "
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=best+foldi...ws&t=hz&ia=web

Going through them now.

Dahon Mariner D7 Folding Bike Review
Green bike USA SMART 350W
Ancheer Folding Electric Bike

Hi about Google , what can we use instead ? Pat
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Yeah test ride!

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I'm going to be trying a Rad foldable this coming week and will let you know what I think. But I will have nothing to compare it to.
Bobbie you make an excellent point. Try one out in person.

Reason I got interested is the DH went to our local bike shop to get the brake cable fixed on my regular Schwinn. Salesman did the hey your DW would really like an eBike for camping.

Also saw this older couple that had their Bali brand for about 3 yrs and loved riding together.

I figure since it's closeby I ought to check it out at the bike shop. DH didn't catch what brand it was.

Advantage over ordering you get to test ride and have access to repairs when necessary. Downside of course is paying store front prices. For their unit they wanted $1,500.

Now in a perfect? world it would be neat to test drive one locally and then order cheaper yourself. Then when you need repairs go to the bike shop.

Let yall know how the story goes in my pursuit.
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Opera...it even works on older operating systems and a popup blocker is part of the browser software.
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I should try out the RAD folding too. They are located a short distance from my trailer's home base location.
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Opera...it even works on older operating systems and a popup blocker is part of the browser software.
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I should try out the RAD folding too. They are located a short distance from my trailer's home base location.
Yeah do try out the RAD and tell us what you think please.

I am going to our local shop to see what they carry. They are on the pricey side according to the DH. The one they carry (DH didn't catch what brand) is about $1,500 retail.

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OK am making my way down the reviews on Search engine.
" best folding ebike reviews "
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=best+folding+ebike+reviews&t=hz&ia=web

Came up with this review site and am plowing through the various models looking on Amazon for reviews.

The Best Folding e-Bikes For Sale 2017
https://www.foldingbikezone.com/top-folding-e-bikes/

Cyclamatic CX2 Bicycle Electric Foldaway Bike
https://www.amazon.com/Cyclamatic-Bi.../dp/B006FYSO62

Prodeco V5 Phantom X2 8 Speed Folding Electric Bicycle
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ectric+Bicycle

Greenbike USA GB5 Electric Motor Power Folding Bike
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...r+Folding+Bike

Addmotor MOTAN Electric Bicycle 2017 Foldaway M-150 E-Bike
https://www.amazon.com/Addmotor-Electric-Bicycle-Portable-Folding/dp/B01M03ZW4O/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498352675&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Addmotor+MOTAN+Electric+Bicycle+201 7+Foldaway+M-150+E-Bike

Like an all terrain mountain bike (would be good for riding on sand.

e-JOE Epik SE Sport Edition Electric Folding Bike
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...c+Folding+Bike
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It is a good idea to narrow down your choices by some features you might wish to have. Such as are you going to ride it off the pavement? Then you might want to have some suspension to cushion the ride and you might also want a fat tire bike for better traction.

Weight is also going to be an issue if you can't do heavy lifting. E bikes are not inherently lightweight. Things that can help out are an easy to remove battery and quick release front wheel. That allows you to remove some of the weight off the frame instead of trying to lift up the whole enchilada

20 inch wheels...those larger sizes are not all that essential if you are not going to be using pedal assist power very often or traveling long distances. For the average driving back and forth in an RV park or traveling to a local neighborhood grocery store you don't need the larger wheels.

Your request for the best all around folding with 20" wheels, a long battery life and lots of power is not compatible with your very limited budget price point of $1,200. You might have to look for a used E-Bike to achieve that very much below average price point for a decently made folding E-Bike.
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Wow thanks for the very helpful review.
You are correct in what I have read so far.

Yes, these puppies are rather heavy ~ 50 lbs +
They aren't quite as compact as one would think.
I saw a customer review picture and it took quite a bit of him/her back van space.
Definitely will have to allocate enough truck bed (covered) space for it.

Not familiar with the RAD brand people are considering. Need to look that up.
I am going over some various models right now on Amazon (from the eBike review suggestions).

This one is on sale and from the manufacturer. After reading the other 4 reviews it seems to be the best all around so far. Reviewers are pleased with the customer support and ease of getting replacement parts.

GreenBike USA
Greenbike USA GB5 Electric Motor Power Bicycle Lithium Battery Folding Bike - FULL SUSPENSION
https://www.amazon.com/GreenBike-USA...ng%2Bbike&th=1

Price:$1,399.00 & FREE Shipping
FUN 350W motor and 36V/13AH fast-charging lithium Samsung battery: allows for up to 50 mile charge 3 modes: regular biking, pedal assist (9 levels!!), or only throttle. Full suspension allowing for a smooth and more comfortable ride up to 20MPH.Kenda puncture free wheels pedaling speed-28mph, electric horn. FREE PHONE HOLDER.Kenda PUNCTURE FREE wheel LCD display, front and rear Tektro disc brakes, Shimano 6 gear, wide handlebar, electric horn,Front and rear light controlled by the display,left and right turn signals, brake lights, extremely reliable

Product Dimensions: 36 x 16 x 27 inches ; 66 pounds
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