Ecotric review

canis2022

New member
Joined
Mar 19, 2022
Messages
14
Points
3
I ordered an Ecotric folding bike for my wife so we can ride together. It took just three days to get here and I have to say, they did an amazing job packing it up. My first impression is that the bike looks very well made...the welds on the frame are first rate and the bike was pretty easy to assemble. It came with everything assembled except the front fork and tire. The instructions were pretty clear and straight forward. I put the battery on the charger and I'll take it for a ride tomorrow and see how it does. The bike cost $800 including tax, they provide free shipping. It's a 500 watt, 36 volt fat tire so it's not going to be super fast but, it should do fine for the kind of riding we'll be doing. It's a class 2 so, peddle assist or throttle. I'll follow up with pictures and more impressions once I get a chance to put it through a few test rides.
 

canis2022

New member
Joined
Mar 19, 2022
Messages
14
Points
3
Pros 1. Great price 2. Better than expected quality 3. Easy assembly 4. automatically changes to peddle assist when you start peddling 5 very stable while riding..
Cons 1. weight limit of just 200 lbs. 2. Ridged frame, no suspension. 3. Limited information on controller ( no trip meter) 4. Uncomfortable seat.
That being said, I'm pleased with the purchase. I could see this being a great option for camping or short rides around town but, it's not made for big people. However I weigh 190 and it pulls me down the road just fine.
 

Attachments

  • 20220623_095504.jpg
    20220623_095504.jpg
    198.6 KB · Views: 12
  • 20220623_095933.jpg
    20220623_095933.jpg
    166.4 KB · Views: 10
  • 20220623_095602.jpg
    20220623_095602.jpg
    151.4 KB · Views: 9
  • 20220623_095512.jpg
    20220623_095512.jpg
    201.6 KB · Views: 10
  • 20220623_095553.jpg
    20220623_095553.jpg
    153 KB · Views: 13
  • 20220623_095445.jpg
    20220623_095445.jpg
    180.9 KB · Views: 12

Smaug

Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2022
Messages
57
Points
8
I think you and your wife are going to have fun on these. Riding around without having to feel exhausted.
Don't worry about having too little info on the display. Your wife won't care; she'll know when she's going too fast to feel comfortable and take it down a notch; they go by gut feel, not data.

I have a similar eBike, but a bit faster. (heybike Ranger) I'm going to replace the seat and replace the knobby tires with street tires, then tune the brakes not to screech, it it should be perfect.
 

canis2022

New member
Joined
Mar 19, 2022
Messages
14
Points
3
I think you and your wife are going to have fun on these. Riding around without having to feel exhausted.
Don't worry about having too little info on the display. Your wife won't care; she'll know when she's going too fast to feel comfortable and take it down a notch; they go by gut feel, not data.

I have a similar eBike, but a bit faster. (heybike Ranger) I'm going to replace the seat and replace the knobby tires with street tires, then tune the brakes not to screech, it it should be perfect.
Since we'll be riding together. we can use the trip meter on my BPM. The only reason I mentioned it is for anyone considering buying one. We went for a ride this morning and since we live in the country, we have the roads pretty much to ourselves unless a farmer decides to go into town. She really enjoyed it. I told her it's a little like being on a motorcycle in that you get to see more since you have an unobstructed view and going slower gives you time to take everything in.
 
Top Bottom