In these hectic times, more commuters are opting for alternative modes of transportation, from public transit to PTVs. Cars are not just financially challenging to buy and maintain, they are a burden on an already overtaxed planet. Although vehicles such as bicycles have been around since the 19th century, they were not necessarily sold with environmental concerns in mind. However, they've come a vast distance since then, with many of them possessing electric motors and passing zero or low emissions, and the world is better for it.
Some of today's e-bikes are more ergonomic in that they fold up, such as the Cyclamatic Pro Dual Suspension Foldaway, a trait that is useful for riders who must make do with less storage space. Another folding e-bike is the super cool Gocycle G3, an invention of a former Mclaren Cars engineer whose automotive background is reflected in the bicycle's design. The G3 has a 50-mile range and weighs only 35 lbs. The electric blue version is attractive, and the bike comes with a daytime running light to make the rider more visible.
The Gocycle G2 is the G3's predecessor and is equally impressive. The range on this model is 40 miles; otherwise, it is virtually the same as the G3. Both have detachable, side-mounted PitstopWheels, a pedal torque-sensing motor drive control, a GocycleConnect app, multiple riding modes, and a striking Universal Vgonomic frame with a bespoke front-hub motor that separates the powered drive from the pedal drive. The G2 runs on a proprietary, 500-watt, continuous motor gear drive with an in-frame li-ion battery that takes 5.5 hours to charge. The transmission is a Cleandrive Shimano Nexus 3-speed and the rear suspension is a Gocycle Lockshock. Hydraulic disc brakes, Predictive Shifting, an integrated dashboard display, and a height-adjustable stem round out this bike nicely. Available in So White, Gunmetal Grey, and Stealth Black, the G2 is proof that the previous model can be as excellent as the later one.
The Go Cycle has smooth suspension, is comfortable to sit on and a pleasure to ride...It's an exceedingly clever bike with exceptional looks.
The quality is evident in the design and manufacture of the components, and I really like the predictive gear changing and pedal pressure sensing motor assistance.
Love my GoCycle. I bought it having thought I might have to stop cycling due to injury but its electric assist makes it very knee friendly.
The bike is really stable and surprised me how light it is even though it is packed with technology.