26er folder

Robmor

New Member
So many folding ebikes with 20" tires. I'm looking for a folder that can have a permanent spot in my work van, but I'm not keen on the smaller bikes. Mad Cat has a 26" folder "Rocket", do you know of any other folders with the bigger tires?
 

mitchhackleman

Operations Manger
Staff member
So many folding ebikes with 20" tires. I'm looking for a folder that can have a permanent spot in my work van, but I'm not keen on the smaller bikes. Mad Cat has a 26" folder "Rocket", do you know of any other folders with the bigger tires?
Hey there!
That does seem to be a rather rare combination of foldability and larger tire size.
It looks like the only bike that fits that criteria we've gotten our hands on fairly recently was The Hill-Topper Folder.
Most of the folding bikes we've seen do have those 20" tires. I'm thinking Rad and Lectric.

I'd be interested to see if anyone else has any experience with this combo!
 

trainman

Active Member
I think you are either like the 20" Folding Ebikes, or you don't. We ride our 20" folders all around the camping sites and on city trails, both paved and packed dirt. They are what I would call very quick handling and just plain fun to ride. For those who just want to ride miles this style of ebike may not be to your liking, you buy what works for you and your riding style.
 

TakO

New Member
I've been looking at the Stark Drive (https://starkdrive.bike/) for a while. I was really interested in the Stark Drive Torque with the mid drive motor, but it looks like it didn't get enough interest and I think they're scrapping their plans. Too bad. But their original is available and is very reasonably priced. I think they had some quality control problems when they first rolled out, but that's probably fixed by now.

I'd love to hear from any owners about their impressions.