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    ? Suggestions / Referrals for Foldable Ebike with the following features ?

    My foldable ebike will be mainly for street use, including hills.
    Will be used primarily for exploring and recreational use in foreign travel.
    I am a male, 5’ 7”, and weigh 150 pounds.
    My budget is $2,000 but have some flexibility.

    There are many mass-produced foldable ebikes to choose from on the market. This ebike could either be built from scratch, or modified from such a commercially-made foldable ebike. The regen braking system is an important feature for me, as well as the PAS system, and throttle.

    I’m flexible about details such as the size and specs of the motor and battery, but incorporating as many as the following features would be more of a priority – listed in order of importance:

    • ~5-level PAS system
    • Has a throttle
    • ~4-level regen braking system (focussing on its braking capabilities, not on its generating electricity capabilities)
    • Comfortable, smooth ride - won’t feel every bump on the road
    • Shifter shifts quickly, easily and is simple to use - I favor the Shimano Tourney Shift Lever SL-TX50 (shifts either 6 or 7 gears) or some similar-type shifter
    • Gears: lowest gear is quite low; and the highest gear is quite high: would like to climb steep hills with less strain on battery and like to pedal slowly when on the flats. The actual number of gears isn’t that important.
    • Durable / Low-maintenance: I’m not much of a fix-it guy and in many foreign countries it’s hard to get repair help for ebikes, in addition to dealing with the language barrier
    • Ebike is lightweight or at least on the lighter side
    • Electric horn wired into the electrical system of the ebike - loud motorcycle-type horn beep, not a warbling-type sound
    • Folds up easily and well (I’ll be travelling overseas so it will be opened & folded up a lot)
    • Electric turn signals, front and rear, wired into the electrical system of the ebike
    • Difficult one (only if possible): The ebike is easily transportable on planes and its battery is able to pass airport security

    Last edited by Foldable Adventure; 05-06-2017, 07:38 AM.

    The only folding bike I will ever consider is the "Swift Folder". Xootr makes them out of aluminum by license to the original designer who also builds custom steel versions in Brooklyn.

    I'll post build details soon of mine I recently re-installed BBS02 after using various hub motors for several years. Here's a thread with my front hub Swift towing a trailer -
    Last edited by ykick; 05-06-2017, 04:32 PM.


      You might check out the Platinum Bond from Wise Innovation Technologies. It has several nice features, including Bafang mid-drive and 7-speed Nexus IGH. Seems (to me) like a good feature set for the price. They are based in San Diego, so not too far from you. Say "Hi" to Cristine from Charles Avery if you talk to them.
      Last edited by cajk; 05-06-2017, 11:31 AM.


        I have one of these and highly recommend it.
        Distributors and builders of life changing high power electric bikes.