? Suggestions/Referrals for Foldable Ebike with following features ?

Discussion in 'Folding, Compact' started by ebike Richard, May 6, 2017.

  1. ebike Richard

    ebike Richard New Member

    My foldable ebike will be mainly for street use, including hills.
    Will be used primarily for exploring and recreational use in foreign travel.
    I am a male, 5’ 7”, and weigh 150 pounds.
    My budget is $2,000 but have some flexibility.

    There are many mass-produced foldable ebikes to choose from on the market. This ebike could either be built from scratch, or modified from such a commercially-made foldable ebike. The regen braking system is an important feature for me, as well as the PAS system, and throttle.

    I’m flexible about details such as the size and specs of the motor and battery, but incorporating as many as the following features would be more of a priority – listed in order of importance:

    • ~5-level PAS system
    • Has a throttle
    • ~4-level regen braking system (focussing on its braking capabilities, not on its generating electricity capabilities)
    • Comfortable, smooth ride - won’t feel every bump on the road
    • Shifter shifts quickly, easily and is simple to use - I favor the Shimano Tourney Shift Lever SL-TX50 (shifts either 6 or 7 gears) or some similar-type shifter
    • Gears: lowest gear is quite low; and the highest gear is quite high: would like to climb steep hills with less strain on battery and like to pedal slowly when on the flats. The actual number of gears isn’t that important.
    • Durable / Low-maintenance: I’m not much of a fix-it guy and in many foreign countries it’s hard to get repair help for ebikes, in addition to dealing with the language barrier
    • Ebike is lightweight or at least on the lighter side
    • Electric horn wired into the electrical system of the ebike - loud motorcycle-type horn beep, not a warbling-type sound
    • Folds up easily and well (I’ll be travelling overseas so it will be opened & folded up a lot)
    • Electric turn signals, front and rear, wired into the electrical system of the ebike
    • Difficult one (only if possible): The ebike is easily transportable on planes and its battery is able to pass airport security

    Thanks!
     


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  3. AguassissiM

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  4. Chic Lasser

    Chic Lasser New Member

    Been doing a ton a research on folding bikes this past three months. Different application using on a sailboat, needs to be small but have many of your requirements since it will be a mode of transportation. After hours of research and test riding way to many bikes my bikes of choice would be the ejoe epic se ,the blix vika + or the magnum Premium. I prefer the down tube battery and at 13 ah the ejoe is our first choice. Check it out and the others and please keep me posted to what you find. In a perfect world that ejoe would come as a 16" foldable not the 20" so that it would be more compact.
     
  5. Stephen E. Meeks

    Stephen E. Meeks New Member

    I am new to the ebike world. I am buying 2 of Green Bike USA's G5 500 models. These are the better of many I checked out and their dealers' and builders' reps are very helpful. The 500 watt 48 volt 13.5 amp hour version I am getting should work for my wife and I in Atlanta. Check these out and maybe this group will actually do a review of the new model 500 for the site some day soon. I will let you all know how I feel after a few weeks of use.
     
  6. Chic Lasser

    Chic Lasser New Member

    I just got two 2018 ejoe epic se's, now 500 watt motor, 5 levels ped, LCD computer, and 48 volt battery. Pretty nice, a little heavier than 2017 but working on lighting bike up a bit by removing stuff we don't need for our application. Testing the market in our area, we may become a dealer, good support so far.
     
  7. blankenstein

    blankenstein New Member

    where were you able to find the 2018 model? i've only been able to locate the 2017 model, and it sounds like the 2018 is nicely beefed up!
     
  8. Chic Lasser

    Chic Lasser New Member

    I got then from ejoe, the last shipment rec'd mid June had the new models so they should be available at dealers soon.
     
  9. blankenstein

    blankenstein New Member

    has the display changed at all, or does it still only show basic charge level and mode selection?
     
  10. Chic Lasser

    Chic Lasser New Member

    Display now shows 5 levels of Pas, speed, trip odometer, odometer, battery level, backlight. Chic