Arguably the most important part of any folding bike, aside from of course its drivetrain and rideability, is its folding mechanism. I’ve tried quite a few folding bikes, electric and otherwise, and only a few of them could truly be described as easy and convenient to use. Although I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet, the GoCycle G4 is considered one of the best in the business.
GoCycle is a US-based bicycle company that offers what it claims to be the “ultimate e-bike”. Indeed, the many design awards and accolades the bike has received, not to mention the large number of positive user reviews, all add to the truth of this claim. To make things even better, the company is offering the G4 at a retail price of $800 less than before. So instead of its old price of $3,999, the G4 can be yours for as low as $3,199. Note, however, that this promo is only valid for the month of October and will end once the month is over. To sweeten the deal, the brand also offers zero percent financing options.
All things considered, $3,199 for a folding e-bike is still a lot of change. So, for those of you who are doubtful about parting with your hard-earned cash in exchange for this bike, let’s take a closer look at the details, shall we? For starters, it’s powered by a 500-watt front hub motor and can move at a top speed of 20 miles per hour. As for the battery, it packs a removable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 300Wh, which translates to around 40 miles of true range on a single charge.
As for the drivetrain, the bike comes with GoCycle’s exclusive G4drive system. It features a composite frame and carbon fiber front fork that all work together to reduce weight. Plus, its intuitive folding mechanism folds the bike in seconds, so you can easily store it in the back of your car, under your desk, or inside the bus or train.