Considering a Folding E-Bike

1lor

Regular
I haven't' ridden my normal hybrid bike for a few years, I do need to commute into Glasgow for work, one bus to my local train station then another from the Glasgow train station onto another bus to get to my destination.

Therefore I am looking for a folding e-bike to cut out the two busses if possible. I am not a lightweight person so need something sturdy with pannier racks as I'm used to cycle 14 mile round trip for food shops and transport a lot of food on the racks, handles and backpack.

My own bike (not sure what the correct name is) has the handlebar stem that adjust if i want to sit more upright or in a racing style position, I prefer to sit a bit more upright as I have long legs, shorter back and neck so strict racing positions are very uncomfortable for me, I don't see this adjustment stem on bikes these days this would be a bonus if I could have something like this. My own bike is 20" frame mens bike i'm a woman, women bikes are not big enough for me.

Can anyone recommend anything?
 
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sheddy

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Location
Suffolk
Budget ?
 

cougie uk

Über Member
The Brompton e bike would be the best I think but it's pricey.

Great luggage attachments - folds well too.

Three or four different bars that alter the height for you too. Is there a Brompton specialist in Glasgow - Kinetic bikes ?
 
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1lor

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The Brompton e bike would be the best I think but it's pricey.

Great luggage attachments - folds well too.

Three or four different bars that alter the height for you too. Is there a Brompton specialist in Glasgow - Kinetic bikes ?
I'm not looking to have a Brompton, i dont know about budget, what do you get for £1k or £2k for instance.
 
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1lor

Regular
Although the Brompton ebike is very good it was designed in the last century and looks it. They have just tacked a ekit on.
The GoCycle on the other hand is bang up to date and designed by a guy who used to work for McLaren and it shows.

View: https://youtu.be/F8D_lN7pLqU
that is not practical, i'm looking for real options here, can you please suggest something based on what i said in my original post.
 

FishFright

More wheels than sense
Although the Brompton ebike is very good it was designed in the last century and looks it. They have just tacked a ekit on.
The GoCycle on the other hand is bang up to date and designed by a guy who used to work for McLaren and it shows.

View: https://youtu.be/F8D_lN7pLqU
The GoCycle is the nicest of the ebikes I've tried so far with a really smooth power delivery at start. It's a genuinely fantastic product .
Also a local Community Interest Company handles packing the spares for them and they are lovely bunch of people who do a lot of good things .
 

BoldonLad

Veteran
Location
South Tyneside
I cannot help with ideas of what to buy, but, I would suggest, you consider weight of the bike, in your "must haves". Depending on the actual situation once you arrive at the Railway Station, and, at the "other" end, how far are you going to have to carry the folded bike (in addition to actually getting it on and off the train). I would suspect that most electric folders are going to weigh in at about 18-20kg. That is a not inconsiderable weight to carry for any distance.
 

cougie uk

Über Member
The suggestions have been very practical I thought. You need to pay more for both an e bike and a folding bike so obviously a folding e bike won't be cheap.

If it is cheap it'll be rubbish.

Good thing is that Bromptons hold their value.
 
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