Above the fold: The individuals behind the Gocycle G4 considered all the things

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Foldable bikes supply a reasonably apparent trade-off: the comfort of one thing you possibly can simply decide up and retailer within the nook of an workplace or small house, however with some compromises within the biking expertise. Usually, placing a better emphasis on a kind of will imply sacrificing a bit on the opposite.

However e-bikes supply the chance to sidestep a few of that trade-off, boosting elements of biking efficiency with out including a lot in the best way of added bulk. And the Gocycle G4 supplies a wonderful demonstration of how effectively that components can work out, providing wonderful efficiency in a thoughtfully designed package deal that’s straightforward to choose up and lug round. It isn’t so good that it’s going to utterly substitute an everyday bike, but it surely comes quite a bit nearer than I anticipated, and it has numerous brilliantly designed options.

All that mentioned, the bike nonetheless has a few points that mood my enthusiasm a bit.

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