Know how to choose electric bikes

Tired of commuting with your car? Over the last ten years, electric bikes have  posed an intriguing alternative to those with short-medium distance commutes. Folding electric bikes add a few further benefits to the equation.

You can take them everywhere and they don’t need too much space。Plus, you don’t have to fret about your bike getting stolen!

Electric folding bicycles are sprouting up on city streets, on trains and busses, and in office buildings and apartment hallways for a good reason. It’s hard to beat the convenience of a bike that origamis down to fit under your desk—but can also make your commute faster and less taxing. Here’s what to look for when you want a compact bike for multimodal travel days or storing in an apartment—and also have a long commute.

You probably know all about the benefits already, so let’s just jump straight into the best foldable electric bikes that money can buy.

FEATING F1

Tiny and Cheap folding electric bike

FEATING F1 Cheap folding electric bike
FEATING F1 MADE BY ZHENNUO

The FEATING F1 A $300 e-bike—among the cheapest we’ve ever seen. But still—a $300 e-bike? What a time to be alive. This single speed circus bike rolls on 12-inch wheels and has a maximum speed of 18mph(25km/h), with a claimed range of 15 miles. It has a removable battery,which you can use as a power bank for outdoor activity.With a USB port so you can charge your phone as well.One item have three modes :pedaling,power assisted,electirc .This is a better cost-effective product。

Ancheer Folding Electric Bike (250 W)

The best folding e-bike, with a ton of extras for value

Ancheer Folding Electric Bike
Ancheer Folding Electric Bike

 Ancheer  has grown to become a dominant force in the E-biking industry.

While rivals like Gaint and Trek carved out their spot as the preferred manufacturers for big ticket ebikes (think $3000+ for e-bikes like the Trek Powefly 5+), they left a big hole in the budget e-biking market. 

Over the last 5 years, Ancheer as siezed this opportunity and once again came out with an affordable, high quality winner with their Folding Moutain Bike.

It sports a lightweight aluminum frame, shock absorbers on the front fork, as well as on the rear frame, and a 250 W motor which makes the bike street legal in both the US and EU.

The 36V 8AH battery will get you 15 miles (25 km) if you just let the engine do all the work, and around 30 miles (50 km) with full pedal assist.

As with any bike worth it salt, it comes with a Shimano pro transmission system, Ancheer opted to go for the 21 speed system, which we considered to be overkill for an e-bike, but whatever, more gears never hurt nobody!

FEATING X1

PORTABLE ELECTRIC MINI BIKE

FEATING X1 PORTABLE ELECTRIC MINI BIKE

This is a stylish electric tricycle with a high-qualitya luminum frame in a lightweight design. As an electric mini bike for adults, it can travel a maximum of 20km/h and its dashboard displays the speed and other details.

For night safety, this electric scooter has front and rear lamps. An intelligent app detects cycling data and controls speed.

This  electric tricycle is foldable, portable, easy to store. Its remains stable on the road due to its 8.5” wide tires. Coupled with these, it is endowed with anti-slip texture.

The front wheel has drum brakes and overall this bike is satisfactory to regular users

Sondors Fold X

Elegant Frame With Integrated Battery

Sondors Fold X

The Sondors Fold X is a striking e-folder with 4-inch-wide tires on 20-inch wheels and an elegantly styled forged-aluminum frame. Integrated into the frame is a big 672 watt-hour battery, which powers a 500-watt hub motor. This gives the Fold-X up to 60 miles of range (claimed). A seven-speed drivetrain provides gearing for varied terrain, and there’s a throttle to let you zip along pedal-free. Available accessories include a suspension fork, a suspension seatpost, a color LCD screen, and a spare battery.

Swagtron EB-5

small but capable folding electric bike

Small but capable Swagtron EB-5. The EB-5 has gained popularity as an e-bike for children and teens from a company named Swagtron. It packs an impressive 250-watt motor, with this bicycle can travel on slopes up to 25° with incredible ease. The maximum speed of this bicycle is 15 mph or 25 km/h.
The EB-5 comes equipped with a removable lithium ion battery that will last you around 26 km (15.5 miles). As with a number of other electric bicycles, you can opt to pedal manually, use the engine without pedaling, or combine the two using pedal assist mode.

 This bike includes 3-inch tires that are mounted to 14-inch rims, which gives your children maximum grip and a smooth ride.

Finally, although the bike may look small, it’s not just intended for adults, don’t just take my word for it though, have a look at the max rated weight of the bike…

Rad Power RadMini

Goes Where Others Won’t

Rad Power Radmini Electric Bike
Rad Power Radmini Electric Bike

This RadMini hits the trifecta of weird but lovable bike niches: It’s an electric folding fat bike. On 20-inch by 4-inch tires, it can go farther and faster on terrain other e-bikes can’t get to, but it also folds up small enough to fit in your trunk or office when not in use. Powered by a 750W (peak) Bafang geared hub motor, in addition to your pedaling with a 7-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain, the bike has about a 25- to 45-mile range and a max speed of 20mph. A front suspension fork with 60mm of travel smooths out dirt roads and other rough terrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes lend confident stopping power. The bike weighs 64 pounds, so you probably don’t want to ride it too far without one of the five levels of pedal-assist. But considering the bike comes with a sturdy rear rack that can hold up to 40 pounds with the option of adding a front rack, this bike could be an incredible asset for anyone looking to replace their car commute with a bicycle—especially down country gravel roads.

Gocycle GX

Another great folding electric bikeX

Gocycle GX floding electric bike
Gocycle GX floding electric bike

The Gocycle GX is a folding electric bike test is even more fun to ride than the Brompton and feels more sturdy. The flip side of that is that it doesn’t fold up anywhere near a neatly as the Brompton although it does at least fold enough, and sufficiently quickly, to legally take it on public transport. Although people may tut at you.

With three gears, variable assistance – you can change when and to what extent it kicks in via Gocycle’s handy app, which also lets your phone serve as a basic bike computer – and small-ish but chunky, sporty wheels, the GX is just a blast to ride. Gocycle’s power delivery algorithms and torque sensors have been tweaked by former F1 engineers, so the ride is one of the smoothest around. It’s nippy, manouevrable and fun, and it also feels a little more like a ‘proper bike’ than the Brompton despite the similarly small wheels. 

Lighting is taken care of via a super bright front LED lightbar and rear lamp that draw power from the main battery system, so you don’t have to rummage around for AAA batteries or remember to plug them into a USB cable to charge. 

FUROSYSTEMS FURO X

A stunning, lightweight folding ebike

FUROSYSTEMS FURO X Folding Ebike
FUROSYSTEMS FURO X Folding Ebike

By their nature, ebikes are a lot heavier than their non-motorised brethren and this is something to consider if you have a flight of stairs to climb, be it at home or on public transport. Well here comes a truly well-specced folding model that weighs ‘only’ 15kg – okay that is still a little nit hefty – replete with exterior-mounted 36v Tesla-spec battery, 500w BAFANG rear hub motor, disc brakes fore and aft, mudguards, rear luggage rack, side-stand and LED lighting system with integrated indicators. Given the plethora of extras, we’re frankly gobsmacked its London-based designers managed to keep the weight so low.

The Furo X is also equipped with an aerospace-grade carbon fibre frame, 20-inch wheels for faster travel and a 9-speed Shimano derailleur for a wide variety of inclines. But it’s that 500w powerhouse motor that you’ll come to love the most. As is the case with all ebikes in the UK, the motor’s assistance is restricted to 15.5mph but because the bike’s lighter than most of its competitors, it doesn’t feel like you’re riding through treacle when the motor disengages or the battery runs flat.

The handlebar-mounted computer display, meanwhile, provides five pedal-assist power levels which can be changed on the hoof by tapping up and down on the rubber keys. In a nutshell, the higher the power assist, the longer the motor will run until it cuts out at the prerequisite 15.5mph. It has to be said that the motor itself kicks in pretty spritely as soon as the sensor detects optimum pressure on the pedals, so be mindful when starting off or doing a U-turn and perhaps have your fingers covering the brakes lest you lose control.

Given it’s fitted with 20-inch wheels, the Furo X doesn’t fold into as tidy a package as the Brompton (few do) but the process is really simple and when folded it’s easily compact enough to take on a train without causing a fuss. The triangular seat post is especially worth a mention because it makes it really easy to raise and lower the saddle without having to straighten it.

Well that’s the main tech out of the way, so what’s it like to ride? In two words, bloody fantastic. It handles superbly well at any speed and will zip up hill and down dale for up to 35 miles on a single charge. Its handlebar assembly can also be adjusted to suit a wide variety of rider heights.

If you hanker after a folding ebike with bigger wheels than the Brompton but can’t stretch the budget to GoCycle’s top-dog GX then absolutely put this superbly designed entry on the shopping list. You won’t be disappointed.

Jetson Metro Folding Electric Bike

An Affordable Folding Ebike

Jetson Metro Folding Electric Bike

Ebikes are expensive, and we did review the Jetson Metro (6/10, WIRED Review), which rings in at under a grand. It has many of the bells and whistles that you need for a commuter ebike, like a 250-watt motor hidden in the crossbar, around 40 miles of range, three levels of pedal assist, a throttle, and a horn. However, in just a week of testing, I chipped off a part of the clamp that hooks the bike together, which doesn’t bode well for the bike’s longevity over the long haul.

ComfyGo

Fat Tire Folding Electric Bike

The last model on this list is a ComfyGo foldable electric bike. This does not mean it offers less valuable properties than any other folding electric bike on this list. There are quite a few distinctive features that make this e-bike a great choice.

This model can withstand an amazing 330 pounds of weight, which is the highest point on this list. It is also equipped with fat on-road monster fat tires that feature 26 inches in diameter, making it a perfect choice for muddy and snowy trails. 

The ComfyGo folding electric bike will deliver great performance thanks to its 500-watt DC brushless hub motor powered by a removable 48V lithium-ion battery. This bike can run up steep hills with ease since the powerful motor provides more than enough boost.

You will travel at a speed of 20 mph or 32 km/h for about 50 km (30 miles) with a fully charged battery. Once the battery runs out of juice, you can either remove it or leave it on the bike during the charging process. It will take about 6 hours to get the battery back in full power, and you can repeat this process for approximately 800 times until your ride will need a new battery.

This e-bike is designed for both city ride as well as tackling muddy paths, rocky trails, and terrain covered with heavy snow and sand. It adjusts itself with ease to all those types of terrain thanks to the great sturdy and lightweight build. The e-bike sports alloy foldable frame that can easily fit any car trunk. The four-inch-wide fat on-road tires come conjoined with an aluminum suspension fork and Dual Tektro disc brakes, providing a safe ride no matter which route you choose to conquer.

The leading role in overcoming hard terrains belongs to the amazing 7-speed Shimano transmission system well known for its smoothly changing between gears, which is one of the main reasons why it becomes so wildly popular among e-bikers.

The LCD will let you change between 5 levels of PAS (pedal assist), keep track of the battery status, speed, and distance you traveled. If you prefer late night city rides, this model is great for you since it comes with a rear cat eye so the other traffic participants can spot you on time.

In the end, no matter which version you choose to get, you will get that feeling of superiority as you cruise up a hill with the wind in your hair, looking disdainfully at the poor regular bikers sweating it out. Enjoy your ride.