The Electric Bike Company’s Model F folding e-bike has just been launched, and it’s inspired by the design of the larger cruiser e-bikes from the same manufacturer.
Here’s why you should check out the new foldable Model F
The highly anticipated F Model Folding Electric Bike has now been made available by the Newport Beach, Calif.-based e-bike company. The bigger cruiser look and design philosophy of the company’s most giant e-bikes is present in the backrest, which is smaller and more portable.
The Model F’s 24′′ wheels are a compromise between the standard 20′′ wheels seen on most folding e-bikes and the larger 26′′ wheels. It has a low step-over frame.
Three inches separate its wider balloon tires from the wider street tires. Even though the bike’s tires are smaller when folded, they’re still big enough to allow for cruiser-style riding. The hydroformed aluminum frame of the F model includes the front suspension fork and the batteries.
During bike assembly, the battery can be removed and charged independently by locking it in place. The company claims a range of up to 80 km (50 miles) when using the pedal assist.
Even if they don’t get exactly 50 miles, riders who use the throttle to accelerate without pedaling should still rack up at least half that amount. They should have enough power and speed available thanks to the 750W motor and a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h).
Two comfortable nearby brake levers are mated to hydraulic disc brakes for solid stopping force. You can pedal even at high speeds thanks to the massive 58T chainring of the single-speed pedal transmission, which recovers speed.
The new backrest is equipped with a large comfortable seat, front and rear LED lights, adjustable handlebar stems and vegan leather grips. The bikes are available in red, white and black for $1,799 each. An Electric Bike Company-owned paint studio in Southern California offers limitless color options.
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What will happen to Bolt’s e-bikes after you leave them?
Since Bolt mobility unexpectedly went out of business and left thousands of e-bikes and e-scooters abandoned in locations across the United States, the bizarre story of its sudden collapse has drawn attention.
The fact that these cars probably contained equipment valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars or possibly millions made the action all the more confusing.
The decision was all the more unexpected as these automobiles indeed contained expensive equipment. Bolt Mobility left five US cities overnight, dropping e-bikes and e-scooters.
While Bolt Mobility may have ditched its electric vehicles, its creator has not. In order to prevent commuters’ vehicles from being wasted, Element LEV, a maker of e-bikes, e-scooters and e-mopeds for shared mobility companies, took immediate action.
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Element LEV, Pete Ballard, said the company intends to reach out to each city to unlock and relaunch the bikes.
The procedure is not easy because Element LEV has no direct connection with the city. Bolt Mobility made the mistake of choosing the manufacturer, and now it needs to be fixed. Ballard said the main goal was to get e-bikes first.
Since shared e-bikes are meant to be used to move freely around cities and are often left unlocked on sidewalks and other public places, this will be a daunting task.
Ballard said once the company bought the e-bikes, it tried to make sure cities could get parts and help if needed. The goal is to help cities and towns restore e-bike programs.
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