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?
- 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.
Google turns up many web pages of the best folding ebike.
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" best folding ebike reviews "
Going through them now.
Dahon Mariner D7 Folding Bike Review
Green bike USA SMART 350W
Ancheer Folding Electric Bike
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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.
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.
Yeah test ride!
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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I should try out the RAD folding too. They are located a short distance from my trailer's home base location.
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 "
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
Cyclamatic CX2 Bicycle Electric Foldaway Bike
Prodeco V5 Phantom X2 8 Speed Folding Electric Bicycle
Greenbike USA GB5 Electric Motor Power Folding Bike
Addmotor MOTAN Electric Bicycle 2017 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
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 GB5 Electric Motor Power Bicycle Lithium Battery Folding Bike - FULL SUSPENSION
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
Shipping Weight: 57 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews
Very good tips R Corbin, thanks!
RAD Review since some of us are considering this brand
[Thread respondents say available locally.
Check out price too online. Sometimes you can check one out personally then order cheaper online.
I ran a search on Amazon and nothing came up.]
[eBay high prices! RAD eBike
Rad Power Bikes RadMini Review
Price: $1,499 ($175 Flat Rate Shipping)
Body Position: Upright
Suggested Use: Neighborhood, Sand and Snow, Trail, Travel
Electric Bike Class: Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
Warranty: 1 Year Comprehensive (Original Owner)
Availability: United States, Canada
Model Year: 2016
Total Weight: 62.1 lbs (28.16 kg) [On the heavy side]
Battery Weight: 7.8 lbs (3.53 kg)
Motor Weight: 12 lbs (5.44 kg)
Frame Material: Aluminum
Frame Sizes: 16 in (40.64 cm) [20"overall]
Geometry Measurements: 560 mm Top Tube, 400 mm Seat Tube, 1092 mm Wheelbase, 673 mm Stand Over Height
Frame Colors: Black, White
Frame Fork Details: Rigid, 11 mm Quick Release Skewer
Frame Rear Details: 11 mm Axle
Attachment Points: Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses
Gearing Details: 7 Speed 1x7 Shimano Tourney, 11-28T
Shifter Details: Shiman SIS Index Shifter on Right [Shiman good brand]
Cranks: 48T Chain ring with Plastic Guide
Pedals: Wellgo Aluminum Alloy Folding Platform, Black
Handlebar: Low-Rise, 24" Length
Brake Details: Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc with 180 mm Rotors, Tektro Levers with Motor Inhibitors, Rubberized Edge and Integrated Bell
Grips: Stitched Ergonomic, Black
Saddle: Velo Plush with Integrated Handle
Seat Post: Promax, Aluminum Alloy
Seat Post Length: 320 mm
Seat Post Diameter: 27.2 mm
Rims: Double Walled Alloy, Black
Spokes: 13 Gauge, Stainless Steel, Black
Tire Brand: Innova, 20" x 4" Wheel Sizes:
20 in (50.8cm) Tire Details: 5-30 PSI
Tube Details: Schrader Valve
Accessories: Spanninga Micro Integrated LED Headlight, Spanninga Duxo Independent LED Back Light, Neoprene Slap Guard
Other: Locking Removable Battery Pack, Hold Mode and Up to Activate Headlight, Hold Up and Down for Settings
I have a Magnum folding bike. It actually fits (folded) into the 13' Scamp with front bath! But these bikes weigh 60+ pounds. Still...
48v battery, great at holding a charge, 7 speed derailleur, 20" tires, seat shocks, etc. etc. Just the ticket for traveling and camping. I use the pedal-assist option on the very lowest setting just to take the pressure off my knees. It's a fun ride, for sure. Highly recommended.
Magnum folding bike
This is the type of review we need.
Someone who already has one (or more) of these puppy(ies). :wub
Magnum eBikes Reviews
Magnum Classic Review
Magnum Peak Review
Magnum Premium Review
Magnum Ui5 Review
Magnum Mi5 Review
A feature-packed folding electric bike with lots of accessories and multiple color options, great price point and warranty, available through dealers or the Magnum online store
Sturdy folding mechanisms with security locks emphasize safety, reflective tires and LED lights keep you seen in dark riding conditions, alloy chain guide and derailleur guard protect the drivetrain
Adjustable handlebar and seat height accommodate tall or short riders and the suspension fork and suspension seat post, while basic, make it comfortable to ride
At nearly 53 lbs it's heavy for a folding ebike, independent lights are more of a hassle and can be left on accidentally then run out, key must be left in to ride, battery is heavy and not hidden
Electronic Bike Reviews
6 Pages of Folding eBikes Reviews.
Many brands and models from which to choose with various sizes and prices.
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