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Old 03-09-2019, 11:26 AM   #1
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Folding E bike

Any experience with folding e bikes? Looking for a easier way to bike and be able to travel with them inside. Most models I have looked at could store in back of Jeep or basement.

Blizzard Vika + looks pretty good. 20Ē wheels for a better ride and still compact
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I have the Rad Mini folding e-bike which I love! It is fairly heavy (60 lbs). I put it in the bed of the F150 (with cap to protect it) that I tow. But it should fit in back of SUV or Jeep. I could put it in the back seat of my crew cab with seat folded up. Rad Powerbikes only sells direct online. It is rated at 25-40 mile range, but I usually use at power assist level 2 of 5 ant at that level Iím sure it would go more than 50 miles, but my a$$ wonít last that long.
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I recently bought an entry level folding electric bicycle it is a Jetson Metro, was on sale on black Friday for about $550, the nearly identical Chinese import is also sold as the Swagtron EB7. I have not had a chance to use it much, but so far I am impressed with its build quality, though I suspect it will end up being my wife's e-bike and I will need to find another. I am 6'0" tall and feel like this bike is just a little bit small for me, it would probably be fine for someone that is up to 5'10"
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I have the Rad Mini folding e-bike which I love! It is fairly heavy (60 lbs). I put it in the bed of the F150 (with cap to protect it) that I tow. But it should fit in back of SUV or Jeep. I could put it in the back seat of my crew cab with seat folded up. Rad Powerbikes only sells direct online. It is rated at 25-40 mile range, but I usually use at power assist level 2 of 5 ant at that level Iím sure it would go more than 50 miles, but my a$$ wonít last that long.


The Rad Mini looks real promising. I like the fat tires given the roads you get in some campgrounds. Many of the features are the as the Blix model I looked at. Having a 7 speed for when you want to pedal without assist is a god thing
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The Rad Mini looks real promising. I like the fat tires given the roads you get in some campgrounds. Many of the features are the as the Blix model I looked at. Having a 7 speed for when you want to pedal without assist is a god thing


Iím real happy with it so far. I have about 200 miles on it so far.
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Any experience with folding e bikes? Looking for a easier way to bike and be able to travel with them inside. Most models I have looked at could store in back of Jeep or basement.

Blizzard Vika + looks pretty good. 20Ē wheels for a better ride and still compact
if your wanting to look at them its Blix Vika
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I have two Jupiter Bikes

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if your wanting to look at them its Blix Vika
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Spell check caught me on that one. I did look at the Blix, ended up with Evelo. It was more expensive than the Blix but it included disc brakes and a continuous variable transmission to replace the manual derailer. Very well made. Most solid feel I had riding a folding bike
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Spell check caught me on that one. I did look at the Blix, ended up with Evelo. It was more expensive than the Blix but it included disc brakes and a continuous variable transmission to replace the manual derailer. Very well made. Most solid feel I had riding a folding bike
the Evelo is a nice bike but i think i'm still hung up on the Rad E Bike. its a lot of bike for the money.
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Any experience with folding e bikes? Looking for a easier way to bike and be able to travel with them inside. Most models I have looked at could store in back of Jeep or basement.

Blizzard Vika + looks pretty good. 20Ē wheels for a better ride and still compact
I have a regular ebike so I don't have direct experience with a folding ebike, but I've met several folks with folding ebikes. Most of them wish they got regular ebikes. They said it was a PIA to load/unload them into/out of their RV since they weigh 55-60 lbs. And if they loaded them into the living area, they were in the way when they stopped and they were forced to unload them. They are also smaller and not as comfortable or as fast as a regular ebike. A bike rack and regular ebikes my be a better way to go depending on your situation.
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I have a Rad Mini folding bike and love it. I carry it inside back of my pickup that has a cap. But would also fit in back if my SUV. A blast to ride. But they are heavy - around 60 lbs. With the fat tires they ride comfortably on a variety of terrains.
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We've had folding Vienna EG bikes for 3 years. Love them. 7-speed, 3 levels of pedal assist & a throttle. They fit perfectly in the back of our toad, where they're kept clean & easily locked.

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We purchased 2 from https://www.greenbikeusa.com/ which we carry in back of Jeep. My sister and her husband purchased fat bike folding models from same place.
So far no issues and we really enjoy riding them.
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