Gocycle G2 Review

Gocycle G2 Electric Bike Review 1
Gocycle G2 Facing Right
Gocycle G2 20 In Vredestein Wheels 500 Watt Front Hub Motor
Gocycle G2 Integrated Lithium Battery Pack
Gocycle G2 Integrated Handlebar Display Panel
Gocycle G2 White And Black
Gocycle G2 Optional Cable Lock
Gocycle G2 Lockshock 25 Mm Travel Optional Kickstand
Gocycle G2 Rear Wheel Optional Fender
Gocycle G2
Gocycle G2 Company Founder Richard Thorpe
Gocycle G2 Being Stowed In Travel Case
Gocycle G2 Folded In Optional Travel Case
Gocycle G2 Completely Folded Wheels Off
Gocycle G2 Stowed In Optional Travel Case
Gocycle G2 Electric Bike Review 1
Gocycle G2 Facing Right
Gocycle G2 20 In Vredestein Wheels 500 Watt Front Hub Motor
Gocycle G2 Integrated Lithium Battery Pack
Gocycle G2 Integrated Handlebar Display Panel
Gocycle G2 White And Black
Gocycle G2 Optional Cable Lock
Gocycle G2 Lockshock 25 Mm Travel Optional Kickstand
Gocycle G2 Rear Wheel Optional Fender
Gocycle G2
Gocycle G2 Company Founder Richard Thorpe
Gocycle G2 Being Stowed In Travel Case
Gocycle G2 Folded In Optional Travel Case
Gocycle G2 Completely Folded Wheels Off
Gocycle G2 Stowed In Optional Travel Case

Summary

  • A premium folding electric bike with an internally geared three speed hub in the rear and a 500 watt geared hub motor in the front for "all wheel drive" pedaling + motor support
  • Extremely light weight at ~36 lbs, unique quick-release wheels, lots of upgrade options for added utility (fenders, locks, panniers, travel bags and lights)
  • Mini rear suspension offers 1" travel for improved comfort, available in three colors, Bluetooth smartphone app for advanced controls and ride feedback, solid two year warranty, fairly expensive starting at $5k

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Introduction

Make:

Gocycle

Model:

G2

Price:

$4,999

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Commuting, Urban, Travel

Electric Bike Class:

Throttle on Demand (Class 2), Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
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Warranty:

3 Year Frame, 2 Year Components, 1 Year Battery

Availability:

United States, Europe

Model Year:

20152016

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

36 lbs (16.32 kg)

Frame Material:

Magnesium

Geometry Measurements:

Stem Angle 70°, Seat Tube Angle 68°, Wheelbase Length 1065mm (42 in), Bottom Bracket Height 275mm (11.5 in), Folded Dimensions 600mm x 760mm x 300mm (With Optional Folding Pedals)

Frame Types:

Compact, Folding

Frame Colors:

So White, Gunmetal Grey, Stealth Black

Frame Fork Details:

Fixed, Single-Sided, 6061 T6 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Rear Details:

Gocycle Lockshock™ 25 mm (1 in) Travel

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses, Lock Bosses, Pannier Bosses

Gearing Details:

3 Speed 1x3 Internally Geared Shimano Nexus Hub Cleandrive®

Shifter Details:

Electronic Predictive Shifting™ or Manual Shifting

Pedals:

Plastic Platform with Rubber Tread

Handlebar:

Flat, Aluminum and Plastic

Brake Details:

Hydraulic Disc with 138 mm Rotors

Saddle:

Velo D2 Comfort

Rims:

Magnesium Wheelset, Side-Mounted with Three Quick Release Levers

Tire Brand:

Gocycle Performance by Vredestein, 406-50, 20" x 1.75"

Wheel Sizes:

20 in (50.8cm)

Tire Details:

Reflective Sidewall Stripes

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Optional Kickstand $150, Optional Fold Leg (Supports Bike When Folded) $20, Optional Shocklock $30, Optional Light Kit (Lumotec by Busch and Muller) $160, Optional Front Mudguard Fender (Plastic) $60, Optional Rear Mudguard Fender (Plastic) $60, Optional Front Pannier Rod $30, Optional Pannier Briefcase $70, Optional Lock and Holster $170, Optional Anti-Theft Bolt Kit $30, Optional Folding Pedals $17, Optional Travel Case $160, Optional Kit Bag (For Charger, Wheels and Saddle) $20, Optional Pedal Spanner 15 mm $10, Optional Extra Schwalbe Big Ben Tyre $40

Other:

Maximum Rider Weight 220 lbs (99.8 kgs), Gear Sizing: 1st 39.1 in, 2nd 53.3 in, 3rd 72.5 in, Universal Vgonomic™ Frame Size (Reach and Height Adjustment)

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Front-Mounted Geared Hub
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Motor Nominal Output:

500 watts

Battery Brand:

Panasonic

Battery Voltage:

21.6 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

10.75 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

232.2 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminium (LiNiCoAlO2)

Charge Time:

5.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

15 miles (24 km)

Estimated Max Range:

40 miles (64 km)

Display Type:

LED Console in Handlebar, GocycleConnect® Wireless Bluetooth App (Android and iOS)

Readouts:

Ride Mode (City, Eco, On-Demand, Custom), Fuel Gauge, Speed, Gear (1-3), Efficiency, Trip Odometer, Calories Burned

Drive Mode:

Torque Sensing Pedal Assist, Trigger Throttle

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

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Written Review

The Gocycle is an extremely high quality, compact, folding electric bike. Instead of aluminum, the frame and rear swing arm are made from injection molded Magnesium which is extremely strong but also light weight. The body of the bike is hollow and this is where the controller, battery and wires are stowed creating a very clean and sleek aesthetic. It’s the kind of ebike that blends in as the motor and battery as seamlessly integrated… bystanders might not even realize it’s electric as long as the motor isn’t running. In my time testing the bike I did notice some whirring sounds coming from the geared motor when riding at higher power levels but I was still impressed with how small and discrete it was. Given the custom nature of this ebike, it does cost more than similarly specced bikes I’ve reviewed from other companies. Starting at $4,999 you get the base model which weighs about 35.5 lbs and from here each accessory adds to the price and weight (including kickstand, folded stand, folding pedals, integrated lights, fenders, pannier racks and locks). It’s great that these options are available but it’s not difficult to add another $500 so keep that in mind. Also, there doesn’t seem to be a great solution for transporting water bottles (no bosses on the frame or rack adapters) but on the other hand… I have seen bottle cages get broken off or bent on folding bikes so maybe carrying a pack or using a CamelBak here is a good option if you plan on riding long-distance or in hot dry conditions. My favorite part about this bike is the rear suspension arm which delivers ~1″ travel to soften bumps and cracks. The Gocycle is capable of ~25 mph top speeds when unlocked for “speed pedelec” riding using their Bluetooth app (Android and iOS compatible) but the throttle mode maxes out at 20 mph in the US which is fine. If you’re in Europe, the bike goes ~15.5 mph and you have to pedal along in order to activate the throttle legally. Considering that this is a folding electric bike it felt very solid and comfortable to me, even at higher speeds. I should mention, the model I tested was a G2 or “second generation” build which comes in white, black or gray. The original G1 Gocycle launched in 2009 and was updated to G2 in 2012.

Driving the Gocycle is a 500 watt planetary geared motor integrated neatly into the front hub. Because this electric bike offers quick release wheels, the motor is not built into the wheelset like most other ebikes I see. It’s extremely satisfying (and clean) to remove both the front and rear wheels, just click three quick-release style levers and the wheel slides off to the side. Both the fork and rear arm of the bike are single-sided but feel sturdy… the fork is aluminum alloy. Instead of using stainless steel spokes, the wheels on the Gocycle are made from magnesium which won’t go out of true and may support heavier loads… that being said, keep in mind the maximum recommended weight for this bike at ~220 pounds. Okay, back to the motor! Given the power rating, this is one of the smallest designs I’ve ever seen and the integrated heat sink blades matched the high-quality custom feel of the frame and other parts. The motor and controller were custom designed by Gocycle and it felt zippy and was powerful enough to pull me up moderate inclines around the parking lot where I did my test riding. I only weigh ~135 lbs but I watched other heavier individuals ride around without issue. As mentioned earlier, the motor did produce more noise than I was expecting but most of my time with the bike was at high power and high speed so that lower settings are probably quieter. Given the smaller 20″ wheel diameter, the motor benefits from a mechanical advantage over a 24″ or 26″ wheel on more traditionally sized bikes. This is indeed a compact bike but one that feels comfortable for a wider range of heights and leg/arm length. The seat post angle is set at 68° so reach (the length your arms have to go to get to the handlebars) increases as seat height is adjusted. The idea is that if you’re a taller person with longer legs you probably also have longer arms and the Gocycle will accommodate these needs proportionately.

Powering the bike is a premium Lithium-ion battery pack using Panasonic cells. These are known for being light weight, long lasting and having a higher C-Rating which means they charge fast and can also send energy more quickly for high-power applications. This is great considering the pack is rated at a lower ~22 volts and the motor offers 500 watts of nominal power output. Many other ebikes I see with similar sized motors use 48 volt packs but their amp draw may be less (in part due to lower C-Ratings and lower quality cells). One of the big features of the Gocycle is how compact and light weight it is so using a smaller sized pack with ~10 amp hours (~232 watt hours total) is a compromise that works in my mind. The pack is completely contained in the downtube/top tube of the frame and not meant to be removable for charging. Ideally, you just take the whole bike inside and sit it near a wall outlet. I’ve asked around about Lithium battery care and it seems that extreme cold and heat can prematurely wear the cells so avoid those sorts of conditions. Also, if you plan on leaving the bike unused for several months, it’s best to do so at 50% capacity as overly full or completely discharged can strain the cells. Note that the pack can be removed with tools and replacements are available through Gocycle so this product can last many many years if cared for.

Operating the Gocycle was a bit intimidating for me at first because the display interface is so unique… It uses LED lights that are integrated into the handlebar to give you feedback on battery charge level, energy use as the motor kicks in, pedaling gear and speed. In short, you’ve got three pedal-speeds that can be changed with electronic shifting paired with a motor offering both pedal assist and throttle operation. The internally geared hub at the rear is a custom designed and patented version of Shimano’s Nexus hub. I’ve seen the standard version of this hub on other ebikes and it has a reputation for being durable. Since both the front and rear wheels get power (from you and the motor) they refer to the drivetrain as being “all wheel drive” which is cute, but only the front wheel actually has a motor. As mentioned earlier, there is a throttle mode that this bike can operate with but it won’t work unless you’ve enabled it in the app and are pedaling at 4+ mph (for safety reasons). The app is fairly easy to understand and basically allows you to choose from an eco mode (where you push harder before the motor kicks in) or a city mode (where less effort is required but your range will be more limited) and a manual mode where you refine the settings and power curve. Because the bike uses a torque sensor vs. a cadence sensor, you do have to push more to get the motor going and this is part of what allows you to achieve greater distances even though the battery is more modest in size. In addition to controlling power levels and providing more feedback about the ride, the app also locks the bike electronically which may help with recovery if it gets stolen. It does not physically lock the wheels, it’s more of a software thing that can use GPS to support recovery efforts.

I haven’t had the opportunity to see and test a Gocycle G1 but the G2 product is extremely refined and purpose built, it’s hard not to be impressed. I don’t think this is a product that’s well suited to everyone (especially if you’re on a budget) but it’s superb for city commuters, travelers and boaters. It’s one of the more comfortable compact ebikes I’ve tried but even with the fat tires and suspension you do feel the bumps more than you would with a larger wheel size and spokes. Three speed drivetrain is just enough for managing hills and hitting that 20 mph speed but I was actually surprised and delighted by the ~25 mph speed pedelec mode (and how well it worked given the small wheels). This high-speed mode would be perfect for commuters who might need to cover more ground and make it to work on time. I love that you get hydraulic disc brakes here because they are very easy to pull and that the chain is fully contained and kept clean. The automated downshifting feature (which returns you to the lowest gear after a two second stop) is neat but it’s great that you can also override it with manual shifting using the button on the right (press quickly to go up and hold for two seconds to go down). The accessories are all top-notch in terms of quality and thoughtfully adapted to the frame and I like the integrated reflectors (especially on the custom tires). As one of the lightest weight, highest quality ebikes around, the Gocycle is an impressive product with a comprehensive warranty that I’d expect to hold up over time. I’ve only seen it at a few shops in the US but I’d expect that number to grow in 2016 and beyond.

Pros:

  • Extremely light weight and portable, the injection molded Magnesium body pivots in the middle and both wheels detach quickly with three tool-free levers, the optional carry bag is small and easy to use
  • Most folding or compact electric bikes can start to feel uncomfortable because the smaller wheels fall into cracks instead of spanning them and city tires aren’t as forgiving as trail or cruiser options… but the Gocycle felt pretty good in large part due to the rear suspension arm offering ~1 inch of travel
  • Magnesium wheels don’t go out of true or require tightening the same way that spokes do over time, they may also support more weight but can feel stiffer, the quick release “pitstop” feature allows the wheels to be taken off quickly and easily without getting greasy hands and fingers
  • While it’s only available in one frame size the Vgonomic® seat post/frame design provides greater height and reach simultaneously
  • Available in three professional colors (gray, black and white), wires and cables are all integrated so it looks clean and won’t snag
  • The chain is completely enclosed to reduce grease contact and rubbing on pants and the three speed hub and front motor are both small and nearly concealed, no derailleurs or other sensitive bits exposed
  • The integrated lights option is cool because they run off of the main battery, you get reflectors on the pedals and reflective sidewall stripes on the tires free which increase the visual footprint of the ebike
  • Hydraulic disc brakes offer excellent stopping power and are easy to actuate with just a finger or two vs. mechanical which require more strength
  • I like that many of the seals and connection points on the bike are covered by rubber cuffs (like near the fork and on the stem), at first I thought the bike had a front shock but the rubber is mostly for aesthetic purposes and to keep water and dirt out
  • The internally geared three speed hub uses an electronic auto-shifting mechanism that returns it to first gear when you stop, this makes starting from rest easier
  • The LED readout on the handlebar is easy to understand without being too distracted and probably uses a lot less energy than an LCD computer (it’s Formula 1 inspired), I like that you’ve still got the option to use your smart phone for more advanced settings and to lock the bike for security and retrieval
  • The battery can be removed for replacement but isn’t designed to come off after each ride, the electronics are well hidden and this is one of the more “stealth” electric bikes I’ve tested
  • The Gocycle is extremely purpose built meaning that the frame, wheels, tires, electronics, batteries and motor were hand picked or custom designed to work together for optimal performance, the founder Richard Thorpe used to work for McLaren Cars and has worked to bring this “automotive” level of quality to the bike
  • Rather than just using a chain cover that protects your pants, the Gocycle has a “Cleandrive®” complete cover to keep water and dirt off of the chain and sprockets as well

Cons:

  • Fairly expensive… and the accessories definitely add up, but it’s well made and comes with a solid two year warranty
  • No bottle cage mounts, even as an accessory… consider a saddle rail adapter or something like a Camelbak which could also add cargo capacity
  • Gocycle used to have a rear carry rack available but discontinued it, the front pannier bar and bag seem like good options but could impact steering… Overall there’s just limited space and the maximum weight of 220 pounds might also come into play for some larger riders
  • At the time of this review there was limited US availability so taking a test ride or getting post-purchase support could be difficult
  • Being geared, this motor produces more noise than gearless and in my experience with 8Fun and some other larger planetary geared motors this one seemed a bit louder than average but it’s also much smaller than those motors
  • Not exactly a con but worth noting, the trigger throttle will not activate until the bike is moving ~4 mph, this is a safety feature to avoid accidents when moving the bike or getting seated

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Hanson
2 years ago

I’m glad you finally had the opportunity to review the G2, Court. I spent around 3 months poring over the reviews on your site (especially the Kalkhoff Compact, the Focus 1.0 and the Faraday Porteur) as I contemplated making my purchase. As I visited the various e-bike retailers in Seattle, I was surprised to see the GoCycle suddenly appear. For some reason, it was the seat that I found most compelling upon first look, but I otherwise dismissed it as I was pretty much set on either the Kalkhoff or the Faraday. But the more I contemplated what I really wanted, the more the G2 made sense.

As you requested feedback from GoCycle owners in your review, and your site has been so invaluable to me, I’d like to share my experience with it so far.

Specifically:

– Weight: I wanted to be able to take the bike up and down the stairs, throw it in the back of my car, etc. The Kalkhoff was at least fifteen pounds too heavy. I sometimes drop the kids off at school, leave the car there for the day, and then head to my meetings, etc throughout the city. I avoid the increasingly bad Seattle traffic, still get a pretty decent workout, and clock around 20-30 miles on a regular basis that I might have otherwise driven.

– Maintenance: I do a lot of long distance bike commuting when not having to transport kids. Changing a tire on a bike without a quick release is not fun. I thought the Faraday rear wheel set up with its Gates Carbon Drive was even more daunting. I really appreciated the maintenance-free aspect of the GoCycle (no lubrication, no truing of wheels, easy tire change).

– Security: I go to a lot of meetings in downtown Seattle. If I have to lock up my bike on the street, I don’t want a non-removable display (the problem with the Focus and Kalkhoff bikes). A huge plus to the GoCycle: it looks so interesting, the wheels are so easily removable, it’s so compactable (with the folding pedals, fold-down handlebars, etc.) that no office has yet to refuse my request to bring it onto their premises. And if I’ve put a lot of miles getting there, I can also easily plug in the laptop-like charger to boost my battery.

– Range: Speaking of which, I thought the GoCycle was a good compromise on overall range. I was drawn to the Kalkhoff and Focus bikes for their range, but concluded that ultimately I needed at most 35 miles on a given day. If I were visiting Microsoft HQ across the lake for example, I could charge up while I was there for an event and avoid range anxiety. I know that Faraday is working on an extended battery, but frankly 20 miles (at best) is too low for my purposes.

– App customization: I love the configuration through the app. If I’m in a rush and I can spare the battery, I’ll pour on the speed and the wattage. Otherwise, I make sure that I put in a lot of effort myself first before the motor really kicks in.

– Doesn’t replace my regular bike: I still want to ride my regular bike, and am more likely to do so if I can differentiate between the two. If I had, say the Faraday, I’d probably just sell my Surly bike. But the GoCycle is so unusual, so practical, and frankly future-facing compared to a technology that doesn’t seem to have changed that much since the days of the Wright Brothers that I thought if I were going to buy another bike, it should be something radically different from what I already had. That said, the geometry and components of the GoCycle are so incredibly good, that even without the battery boost, it’s hard to go back to my regular bike (especially its squishy brakes).

I’ve put 700 miles on this bike since I got it in July. I essentially consider it my primary vehicle and ride it nearly ever day. I carry small GoCycle cards with me supplied by Seattle E-Bike (where I bought it) because I get stopped SO OFTEN by other cyclists, drivers and pedestrians who are curious about the bike, and have contemplated purchasing an e-bike.

A few negatives:
– The accessory light kit is finicky, and prone to damage if you fold the bike up on a regular basis

– My headset/stem is exceptionally creaky, especially when I start from 0 at a traffic light. Seattle E-Bike has made some adjustments, greased it, etc. but it hasn’t made a huge difference. It’s an annoying sound; my next step is to reach out to GoCycle support for any advice they have on fixing it. It makes me a little more cautious on bumpy roads, etc. because I’m still testing the robustness of the bike and that noise adds to my sensitivity about it.

– As the battery is not easily removable, it’s unlikely that I would put the bike on a plane to go anywhere despite its portability (as the battery needs to be taken into the cabin for safety reasons).

– The motor is louder than the other e-bikes I tested. I’m especially conscious of this around other cyclists or on a bike path. I remedy this through the app to have the motor kick in after more physical effort.

– Given its relatively high price tag (and its top motorized speed), I ultimately purchased insurance specifically for the GoCycle. I shopped around a bit and decided that liability was as important to me as replacement value. Most policies were giving me the same annual premium (around $450). I ended up going with a local insurance company that is increasingly writing e-bike policies (leveraging some motorcycle insurance language). It’s not something you usually think about when buying a bike. But you should in this case.

I think it’s testimony to my overall satisfaction with the GoCycle that I haven’t really felt any buyer’s remorse and have stopped comparing it to the other contenders. Yes, it’s expensive, proprietary technology. But the design is remarkable and it fits so much of what I’m looking for. If I hadn’t purchased the GoCycle, I would have probably gone for the Faraday Porteur, with the hope that their extended battery accessory would soon be available.

p.s. I blogged a bit more about why I bought an e-bike if you’re ok with including an outside URL in this comment.

Court Rye
2 years ago

Wonderful post Hanson! Your deep insights and perspective on the Gocycle vs. some of the other ebikes was enjoyable to read. I’m sure this will benefit others who come to the site and yeah, I included your link (and linked to Seattle E-Bike). Your point about insurance is a good one, feel free to share the company that’s helping. I wrote a short blog post about electric bike insurance here comparing the two largest companies that I had heard of. I also got it for liability and safety coverage vs. just replacing the bike. Ride safe out there!

Hanson
2 years ago

Thanks Court, happy to provide perspective. I did look into Velosurance after seeing them on your site, but I ended up going with a local insurance company, Safeco, as they’re the first to really get into e-bikes and self-propelled alternative transportation generally (the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks play at Safeco field) and I liked their liability coverage. As you can imagine, Seattle is probably a good early-adopter market for mainstream e-bikes usage.

Court Rye
2 years ago

Sweet! Yeah, I’ve heard of them and it’s great to hear your feedback. Seattle is indeed a popular cycling spot. I got to visit recently and was impressed with the Rad Power Bikes people who are connected with the GolfBoard and ElectraFin (in case you need to do some water navigation)!

bernard uttley
1 year ago

Excellent reports and have played a major part in me trying out the Gocycle and buying one for my wife – it is an impressive machine and feels just right from the moment you get on. Really taut controls and maneuvering, excellent brakes and impressive gears.

A fourth slightly higher gear option might be the icing on the cake, however it is a super machine – quite expensive here in Switzerland but it has persuaded my wife back onto a bike – she had a Ritchey special lightweight mountain bike weighing 22lbs but hated the position. I was about to buy a Hymer E-bike but reading your remarks changed all that last weekend. Thankyou.

Court Rye
1 year ago

Sure thing! Glad you’re enjoying the Gocycle, it really is a unique highly refined product. Was fun to meet the founder and take it for a ride :)

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Didi Mulyadi
2 months ago

Any review for the G3?

gothops154
3 months ago

also god lord those are the easiest wheels to steal in the world how did you not see that one coming

gothops154
3 months ago

lol they put the wrong tires on this thing. This will never go that fast you should have gave it softer tires. James May was right the Nürburgring ruins everything

Gaj B
4 months ago

If it was £2000, not £3000 I'd buy one, but Brexit will just make sure the price increases. I've been looking for something to ride so I'm not putting so many miles on my Motorcycle... but I can get a GPZ500 for £800 and it only costs peanuts to insure.

LeoInterHyenaem
6 months ago

Buy one for about €1000 off on #KickStarter before the offer expires. Ships worldwide. Only 23 hours left.

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Lcl Lcl
6 months ago

Que bonita es. Cuantos dólares cuesta me gustaría tener una. Es muy. Chula. ???

melzmelz2
6 months ago

gocycle kick starter go to their web site and save over $1000.00 7 days left from today.. Oct 25 2016.

Γιάννης Γαλάνης
8 months ago

13:30 I think I can hear your hart beating.

Andrew Lee
9 months ago

Concerned about servicing when everything is so internal and electronic

Nouvellecosse
9 months ago

It makes my heart pound and my jaw drop! I knew it would be pricey based on the slick design, but I guess between $3000 - $4000. To learn I was still at least $1000 under is quite surprising. I can't really seem my self doing it, but you never know I suppose.

LeoInterHyenaem
6 months ago

Nouvellecosse Buy one for about €1200 on #KickStarter before the offer expires. Ships worldwide. Only 23 hours left.

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BIG1TOWER
9 months ago

This is the bike that I want and will get.....yep

LeoInterHyenaem
6 months ago

BIG1TOWER Buy one for about €2000 on #KickStarter before the offer expires. Ships worldwide. Only 23 hours left.

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Christopher Cruise
10 months ago

You don't do Very Well @ Responding to Comments, therefore I deem You to be Gay!

Tony Henrich
12 months ago

How does this bike do on hills? That's my question for any ebike. I weigh 200 pounds. I see some reviews mention a 250W motor and 500W motor. Are there different models or different motors?

Dax Wagner
1 year ago

$5000??? I could get a used car for that, easy.

Tony Henrich
12 months ago

+Dax Wagner and? Plus gas, plus insurance plus repairs, plus oil change. People pay millions for a painting that hangs from a wall. Everything is relative to the utility and enjoyment you get from it. You can use a nice bike in a gridlock traffic where cars are stuck. I can take this car with me on a train and not use a car.

Tonioo
1 year ago

Thank you for this test !!

MilkCap
1 year ago

Can you stop reviewing these overpriced pieces of shit?

Zeev Kirsh
2 years ago

overpriced 200 watt hour bike.

i know nyce wheels loves selling these to upper east siders. and i think it's great they can afford to be guinea pigs for new technology.

if gocycle has any meaningfully great technology that proves itself. the chinese will gladly copy it and we will get it cheap in the u.s. hopefully.

a patented clean drive system is probably not such a big deal. injected molded magnesium. really. great. i mean, you may as well go for carbon fibre and charge 10k . why not?

i think at 11;03 he says it all with it being an 'automobile design play'. that's why it so high quality, and as expensive as a good used car.

and as for all the great technology in the bike, the main things needing improvement are the batteries and the chargers, and there's absolutley nothing new in that arena. i'm tired of hearing about the 'technology is so many new ebikes.

as if people don't know the only real important tech is the batteries ....and chargers.

gocycle is great and it's no mondo footloose ...but it's

not for the masses...........

hansenyue
2 years ago

Awesome you finally got the chance to do a review, I'm actually a owner of one of these. even though people are turned off the price. in my opinion its worth the money. I wouldn't say the bike is under-powered a speed of 25 MPH is adequate for city riding. sure its not as fast as say a stealth or any of those 1000 watters.

The stock tyres are pretty awesome, however i ended up switching them over to Marathon Pluses, as the stock tyres were prone to too many punctures. which compromised the tyre performance a little bit. I do find the speedo is a bit pointless as you do not even know how fast your are going.

but yeah this is probably one of the only bikes that grabs attention due to its unique styling. and i'm pretty sure its quite deterrant to theft as if say someone did steal this bike. you couldn't really do much with it. as none of the parts would compliment any other bike and plus they would be wanting a charger

Wondering did you try different settings with the app?

Jon Castile
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com Helpful hint from an old guy...there is no need for a "D" at the end of the word "prone" Cheers.

hansenyue
2 years ago

+ElectricBikeReview.com Yup, those are the ones. Ever since i got them I no longer need to carry tubes around. Just curious did you try the bike at the full 25 MPH? depending on what settings you've setup in custom mode, the bike does does take off very quick. I actually don't use the throttle, as the power doesn't come as fast as usiing pedals.

But yeah its one of those Bikes where you always want to pedal.

ElectricBikeReview.com
2 years ago

+hansenyue Great real-world feedback... Are these the tires you went with? I hear great things about them and like the reflective sidewalls http://amzn.to/1RAqDoT My time with the bike was somewhat limited so I didn't explore every setting in the app. I was impressed with the higher top speed and agree that this bike turns heads and might be less theft-proned. Everything about it was just a little bit different, but in a good way :)

Graham McDonald
2 years ago

I'm from the UK and this has always been my dream E-bike. I think I'll have to wait for one to be on eBay though!