Citizen FRISCO 20" Folding E-Bike

#1
Has anyone looked into the Citizen FRISCO?
http://www.citizenbike.com/catalog.asp?product_category_id=1&product_id=60

It looks appealing because it's only $1099 with free shipping, but I have no idea how it compares with other folding or budget e-bikes.
It seems like the main downside might be its smaller battery capacity. (Samsung 36 V 8.8 AH)

I also have additional info from contacting the company:
  • A rear rack for the FRISCO will be available on the site soon.
  • The battery is designed to have an regular capacity reduction to about 70% after 2 years and 600 charge cycles.
  • Replacement batteries are $349.
Also, apparently its max speed is limited to 15mph out-of-the-box, but can be changed to 20mph through some settings.
 

SuperGoop

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#2
Have you considered this instead: http://www.voltbike.ca/voltbike-urban/voltbike-urban-black.html

This is an updated version, but Court has reviewed the previous model. It includes a rack, full fenders, suspension fork, bigger 350W motor, 20 mph, 45 lbs, and a bigger 36v 10Ah battery... for US$1,049 + $69 shipping. I bought the Yukon 750 from Voltbike.ca last year, and they seem to be a good company.
 
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#3
Thanks for pointing out the VoltBike! I hadn't looked at that one before. It does look like a nice option for the same price.
 
#4
the citizen frisco is a nice looking ebike, I saw some reviews on YouTube

However, I do think the voltbike Urban has advantages. Namely these:

-more watts
-higher battery Ah capacity
-it comes with a helmet
-it has integrated front lights and independent rear lights

the only downside is that the Urban is currently out of stock
 

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