EZ Pedaler F350 Review

Ez Pedaler F350 Electric Bike Review 1
Ez Pedaler F350
Ez Pedaler F350 Geared Front Hub Motor
Ez Pedaler F350 Removable Lithium Battery
Ez Pedaler F350 Control Console
Ez Pedaler F350 Rear Band Brake
Ez Pedaler F350 Rear Led Light
Ez Pedaler F350 Shimano Nexus Geared Hub
Ez Pedaler F350 Suspension Fork
Ez Pedaler F350 Electric Bike Review 1
Ez Pedaler F350
Ez Pedaler F350 Geared Front Hub Motor
Ez Pedaler F350 Removable Lithium Battery
Ez Pedaler F350 Control Console
Ez Pedaler F350 Rear Band Brake
Ez Pedaler F350 Rear Led Light
Ez Pedaler F350 Shimano Nexus Geared Hub
Ez Pedaler F350 Suspension Fork

Summary

  • Powerful folding electric bike with 350 watt geared hub motor and removable 36 volt Lithium battery
  • Completely accessorized with fenders, lights, rear rack, padded seat and suspension fork
  • Weight is distributed well across the frame, folding feature is easy to manage, internal gears are clean and reliable

Video Review

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Introduction

Make:

EZ Pedaler

Model:

F350

Price:

$1,679 USD

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Travel

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2)
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Warranty:

3 Year Frame, 1 Year Components and Drive Systems

Availability:

United States

Model Year:

2014

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

52 lbs (23.58 kg)

Frame Material:

7075 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Types:

Step-Thru, Folding

Frame Colors:

Black, White

Frame Fork Details:

Zoom Basic Suspension

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

3 Speed 1x3 Shimano Nexus Internally Geared Hub

Shifter Details:

Grip Twist on Right Bar

Pedals:

Folding, Plastic Platform

Stem:

Folding with Quick Release

Handlebar:

No Rise

Brake Details:

Avid Single Digit V-Brake in Front, Roller Brake in Rear, Levers with Motor Cutoff Switch

Saddle:

Velo Comfort with Flip-Up Lever

Rims:

Power Circle, Double Wall Aluminum Alloy

Spokes:

13 Gauge Stainless Steel

Tire Brand:

Kenda 20" x 1.96"

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

Puncture Resistant, Reflective Sidewalls

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

LED Headlight Powered by Main Battery, LED Rear Light Powered by Two AA Batteries, ABS Plastic Fenders with Mud Flaps, Plastic Chain Guard, Plastic Chain Guide, Rear Carry Rack with Spring Latch, Double Leg Kickstand, Bell on Left Grip, LED Charge Level Indicator on Battery

Other:

250 lb Maximum Load, Removable Silverfish Style Battery with Fuse, Handle and Keyed Lock, Torque Arm on Front Fork Connected to Hub Motor Axle for Strength, Quick Release Folding Frame

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

8Fun

Motor Type:

Front-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

350 watts

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

10 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

360 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium-ion

Charge Time:

3 hours

Estimated Min Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Estimated Max Range:

30 miles (48 km)

Display Type:

LED Console

Readouts:

Battery Level, Assist Level (1-3)

Drive Mode:

Cadence Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle

Top Speed:

18 mph (29 kph)

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Written Review

The EZ Pedaler F350 folding electric bike is an impressive system that comes with just about everything you need to enjoy a range of riding conditions. Its more powerful (and a bit more expensive) than the F300 and as such, has great acceleration and solid hill climbing ability. While most ebikes set a top speed of 20mph this one is electronically limited to 18 (presumably for safety given the smaller wheel size and folding frame). It’s also a bit heavier at 52 pounds but this is due to the larger motor, battery, suspension fork and rack. Overall, I really like this bike and was impressed with the Shimano Nexus hub, fenders, lights and handy flip-up saddle.

As you might have guessed, the F350 comes with a 350 watt geared hub motor. It’s relatively quiet and light weight but offers solid torque and climbing ability. It’s noticeably stronger than some of the other folding ebikes I’ve tested. The only downside is that it’s mounted in the front wheel which can add some weight to the steering setup. Ultimately, this provided space for the internally geared Shimano Nexus hub in the rear that offers three pedaling speeds. I like how this setup keeps the chain short and tight, allows you to shift at standstill and requires less maintenance overall. Note that the maximum recommended weight for this bike is 250 pounds.

The battery on the F350 delivers 36 volts of power and 10 amp hours of capacity. It’s exactly average in the world of ebikes but at the upper end for folding models. It uses Lithium-ion chemistry that has a higher energy density (making it lighter than other options) and it’s also capable of more charge cycles before degrading. The pack is easily removable which makes transporting the bike less work (lighter weight) and allows you to charge it more conveniently. If you use this thing on your RV or boat make sure to top the battery off every couple of months and ideally after each ride. Also avoid extreme heat and cold to extend life.

The control panel on this bike is very intuitive but lacks some of the fancier features like a speed and distance readout. Instead, it uses LED’s to indicate battery level and assist setting. The neat part is that you can switch the front light on (the rear light has a physical switch and runs on separate batteries). You can achieve the best climbing performance and range by pedaling along in one of the three pedal assist modes but at any time the trigger throttle is there for a dose of extra power or to relax your legs. It’s a great system that’s easy to reach and use when riding.

The EZPedaler F350 is a well rounded and higher quality offering that’s still pretty affordable. Some of the components are lower end, namely the six sensor pedalec system that can feel a bit jerky compared with some of the newer fancier ebikes. It folds nicely and is easy to mount thanks to the low-step design. Some ebikes with 20″ wheels feel jarring and squirrely but this one rides well and I love the suspension, padded saddle and larger tires because they dampen the bumps and cracks. Unfortunately, the front hub motor can create a sticky feel in the front suspension because it’s pulling forward (creating friction in the vertical piston movement of the fork) but it still dampens the ride. Ultimately this is a solid option that rides well.

Pros:

  • Shimano Nexus geared hub is clean, requires less maintenance, can be shifted at standstill and keeps the chain shorter and tighter so it won’t fall off as easily
  • Front and rear LED lights are convenient and improve safety when riding, front light can be activated from the control panel
  • One of the strongest folding electric bikes I’ve reviewed, fast and capable climber
  • Suspension fork, padded seat and larger tires cushion bumps and improve ride quality (though the suspension fork doesn’t slide up and down as easily when the motor is actively pulling the bike forward)
  • Front and rear fenders look great and keep you clean when riding in wet conditions
  • Rear rack uses standard sized tubing which works with most packs and panniers
  • Battery is removable for convenient charging or to make the bike lighter when lifting for storage, the seat also swivels up which makes it easier to get the battery pack off
  • Double leg kickstand is extra stable which helps when adding items for storage on the rear rack

Cons:

  • Simpler cadence sensing pedal assist with six magnets can feel jerkier than systems with torque, speed and cadence sensors
  • Hub motor weight in front wheel creates gyroscopic centripetal force that impacts steering a bit
  • Rear light has to be switched on manually which makes it easier to forget or leave on, it also runs on separate batteries
  • Band brake in the rear doesn’t stop as quickly as a v-brake which is what they used up front
  • Top speed of 18 miles per hour vs. 20 on some other folding ebikes
  • Heavier than some folding ebikes at 52lbs due to larger motor, battery and suspension fork

Resources:

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Comments (7) YouTube Comments

richard
5 years ago

I am reviewing folding e bikes as this will be my first. I am in my 70 s but in excellent condition. Will be using bike on mostly hard gravel or smooth dirt roads, conservation areas. Higher speeds not important and will probably never be used. However the power assist will often be used. I like this EZ Pedaler (wider tire/suspension feature) also looking at e-joe Epik SE Appreciate a professional opinion, thanks
Richard

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Court
5 years ago

Hi Richard! These are both solid options… I’ve been in touch with the owner of EZ Pedaler and he’s a great guy, they are adding a bunch of improvements to their 2015 folding bike that’s much more like the e-Joe Epik SE in terms of design (I think the battery is built into the frame). Is there a dealer for one brand or the other that is located nearby? That could be a good deciding factore, the dealer will tune it up for you and handle warranty issues :)

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richard
5 years ago

Hope I am not becoming tiresome but I am sincere about buying a unit. In reference to speed control; can the operator increase/decrease speed by simply altering a device or is this done by selecting a speed from say 3 or 7 options with a device ? Incidentally; I began looking at e bikes with the “fat cat folding Hampton” should I be interested or is that something I would want to move up from ? Thanks again.

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Court
5 years ago

Hi Richard, I’d stick with the E-Joe Epik SE vs. the Hampton, that bike is more affordable but also much heavier and seems to use lower quality parts (though the unit I tested was 2014 so quality may have improved). Most ebikes are limited to 20 mph top speed and you cannot change that due to legal reasons. If you want more power for climbing, I would suggest looking at full sized electric bikes such as the Volton Alation Mid-Drive. This bike is relatively affordable but offers more strength than the folding bikes because the motor pulls on the chain and you can switch to a lower gear for climbing. Here’s more on ebike motors for you.

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richard
5 years ago

Thanks for info, I purchased the E-joe Epik SE from Scooter Store. Have not been on a bike in 8 years but love a challenge. Now looking at product “slime” to prevent/ repair flats. If you ever need challenge try R/C model planes and larger high wing models are the way to learn. Stay away from military models. Thanks again Court. Richard

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Court
5 years ago

Nice, I’ve heard of Slime… used to put it in my single speed bikes as a kid. A couple years back at Interbike I got to meet one of their reps and we shot this short video overview. I have also tried remote control airplanes (used to have a Zagi) and they are tons of fun! My Grandpa and I started to build a larger wooden plane but never finished. He also helped me fix an old moped and a busted gocart that a family friend gave me. Good times…

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richard
5 years ago

Hello; watched slime video, will do this. Meanwhile lola the bulldog listening for the distinct sound of the UPS truck bringing our e bike.

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