Folding 20″ E-BIKE Review
I want to show you this amazing, unbranded, best budget Folding E-BIKE (electric bicycle) A 20-inch fat tire electric bike capable of competing side-by-side with the famous MATE X and Fiido M1. This bike comes with a strong BAFANG 750W motor, 14.5Ah Samsung batteries, and the greatest DCP18 BAFANG Display. Learn how to fold, unfold and discover this awesome and cheap electric bike here.
Learn how to fold, unfold and discover this awesome and cheap electric bike.
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Frame: 6061# Aluminum Alloy – Folding Fatbike
Hub motor: BaFang 48V 750W RM G060.750.DC 06
Battery: Samsung cell 48V 14.5Ah – Lithium battery
Display: Bafang Color Display DP C18
Fork: 355-20″ series Hydraulic Fork
Shock: Hydraulic Rear Shock
Brakes: Hydraulic Disc Brake Tektro – HD-M500
Derailleur: SHIMANO RD-3500 9 gears
Tires: Kenda 20″ x 4.0 Fat Tyre
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Produced and sold by the company: Akkubici / Bluenergy Ebike (Dongguan Lvsheng Vehicle Co., Ltd.)
This bicycle model is one of the most affordable and powerful folding fat tire electric bikes on the market.
Unfolding the bike is a bit tricky in the beginning, but it’s just a matter of finding the right position and some patience. There is a little support arm at the bottom to protect the chainring when the bike is folded.
The folding frame mechanism is easy to use and can be adjusted for more or less locking pressure. To unlock it, you need to push the locking pin and pull the lever.
To fold the handlebar is very, turn the locking ring left, pull the folding lever, and push the bar.
The battery is hidden inside the aluminum frame, so it’s pretty clean-looking. This one has a 48v 14.5 ah Samsung battery pack. The range is around 63km with one charge and pedaling and the maximum speed is 42km/h. It will drop drastically as the battery levels drain. The charging process isn’t fast. About six/seven hours for a full charge. Replacing the charger with a faster one is unsafe, according to the manufacturer. It can be charged using the small plug located near the battery compartment, or if you prefer the charger can be connected directly to the battery pack as well.
The bike comes with a set of keys. They are used to lock and unlock the battery compartment and it runs with or without the keys on.
This one comes with a BAFANG 750 Watt Motor, but you can choose from 250W up to 1K watts. The motor accelerates very quickly and makes a cool sound.
It comes with a full suspension. The rear shocker can adjust the hardness, but even at the softer position, it’s still too hard. The front suspension can be adjusted as well, but I prefer to keep it locked. I can’t find the right adjustments.
I got the “Tektro” hydraulic brakes with motor inhibitors with overrides the powerful motor, they’re not the best hydraulic brakes, but they’re pretty good.
The nine gears system is cheap, but it does the job. It comes with a Shimano Sora derailleur. With this strong motor, I can ride the bike with and peddling support, so no need for shifting much the gears.
It is possible to ride the bike without any assistance. About the Pedal Assistance system, there are five levels plus the sport mode. The pedal assist reacts very quickly when I start cycling and cuts the power very fast when I stop cycling. But it depends on the assistance level as well. Switching to Sport mode seems to change only the display colors, I can’t feel any power difference. The bike comes with thumbs throttle, but the twist throttle is also available.
The handlebar is definitely not my favorite part, it’s small and clunky. I will replace it soon and the manufacturer could improve it as well! The controls are uniformly laid across the bar and can be moved for a better fit.
There is another adjustment clamp for the handlebar position. A colorful and big “Bafang” display shows the battery and the speed information. It is very bright and easy to use. The display controls the light system as well, turning on and off the lights when needed. The sensor sensibility can be changed in settings as well as maximum speed and other options. If your phone runs out of battery, there’s a USB charging port available.
The rear rack is simple. It is rated at 20 kilos and is very sturdy. Perfect for daily commutes.
The integrated headlight is bright and pretty strong. Pedestrians aren’t happy when I’m on the sidewalks. I’m keeping them pointing down. The rear light is well designed and works together with the headlight. They can be activated manually or automatically. There are no brakes or turning lights though.
The 20” by 4 tires are massive! I do recommend going crazy in the rim colors! They really stand out!
The kick side is fairly cheap, but so far it’s still keeping the bike standing. I got the bike with a small and hard saddle, so I’ve it replaced by this big and comfortable “sofa”.
I’ve got the aluminum alloy fenders and the aluminum alloy bash guard removed. They are great, but I just don’t like fenders!
Once the order is placed, it takes about one month to arrive in Europe. The customer service is great and very responsive. I decided to replace the folding mechanism, just to make it look better, and they sent me a new one charging only shipping costs. All technical questions are answered very quickly as well.
The bike is very well built, it is solid and all joints well welded together. There are some upgrades to be done but at this price range… I was expecting that. This bike is priced 987USD plus shipping and local taxes, I paid about 1320USD dollars to be delivered in Warsaw – Poland. I feel comfortable and safe riding this bike. Lots of fun riding it! No regrets!
The last thing… I was very concerned about how the bike will be delivered to my home, about the packing, and so on. They packed it very well, full of extra protections and the carton box was huge and very solid.
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