Ever since the early 19th century, members of the Western world have sat astride bipedal vehicles powered by the push of a pedal. From the German draisine, a two wheeled, zero pedaled wooden contraption vaguely resembling a hunting rifle, to the French velocipede, the first design with a mechanical crank operated by foot pedals notable for its vintage larger front wheel, the history of the bicycle is filled with interesting iterations both of design and function. Here in the 21st century, we may be entering the dawn of the next revolution in the history of the bicycle: the e-bike.
E-bikes have already undergone mass adoption in China and the Netherlands, with each country counting their national e-bike fleet in the tens of millions. Like their close cousins, the still-evolving electric scooters, these low maintenance, environmentally friendly vehicles stand poised to change the way humanity travels around cities and towns, eliminating or reducing such evils as noxious emissions, traffic jams, and fuel costs.
The 2015 Kuo+ is a foldable and stylish e-bike that retails for a relatively low price point at the time of writing (as anyone who has shopped for an e-bike can attest, it's a rather expensive market). With a 36 volt battery capable of a 6-7 hour operative life on a full charge, and a maximum assisted speed of 18.7 MPH, the Kuo+ serves as a convenient option for urban commutes, countryside rides, and any other trek with under a 25 mile route.
A few things to note about the Kuo+: while the reviews are overwhelmingly positive about this e-bike, one minor concern echoed by many a purchaser is the breaking of the battery holder, made out of thin and flimsy plastic. Riders ought to take special care when charging up their vehicle. Additionally, the weight limit of 250 lbs may make this bike a questionable option for some heftier riders. As in all cases, buyer beware.
Thus is the most fun I've ever had riding a bike. Great product that works as well if not better than described. I've put over 75 miles on mine already.
The battery has also been upgraded for the A2B Kuo+ and now offers 36 volts of power instead of just 24. This improves the range and power that riders will experience.
I like it a lot for my uses but I don't often go longer than 4 or 5 miles and I weigh less than you although I always have a bag on the bike. It's reliable and nice.
The best part of this bike to me is I thought that I could not ride a bike anymore because of health reasons . . . It looks very cool too, I'm thrilled.
This bike really has great components. Much better than the e-Joe. The neck joint, and folding latch is heavy duty.
This is really a great folding electric bicycle, perfect to ride to work, easy to fold, very reliable even on long distance and fast! Also the throttle is a winner.