GoCycle’s GX is an electric bike that folds up in seconds. We were impressed when we tested it at the tail end of 2019, but the company says that the updated 2020 model is much smoother and more refined than before.
Chief among the upgrades is better routing for the wiring which means just one thin cable is visible instead of two before. But compared to many electric bikes, the GX was already one of the sleekest around in terms of internal cabling. The cabling changes also provide a smoother fold and make it easier to remove the battery.
Another upgrade is that the new GX inherits the front fork from the GXi bike, which GoCycle says makes it more comfortable to ride and offers enhanced dynamics. This due to it’s improved design which alters the shape.
It’s also slightly lighter, and combined the upgrades make a weight saving of 300g. At 17.5kg, it can’t claim to be the lightest folding electric bike around, though. It’s also a little disappointing not to see built-in lights as one of the updates: for those you’ll still have to go for the GXi instead.
Still, with GoCycle’s proprietary front hub motor that also has electronic traction control, plus the covered chain and gear system, it still looks to be a solid choice if you’re after a premium electric bike.
The price remains the same as before: £2899 / $3299, and you can order yours now in blue, matt black or white.
Founder and designer of the GoCycle GX, Richard Thorpe said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has pulled the e-bike adoption curve forward as more people realise their benefits for a healthier, smarter and more sustainable lifestyle. Governments across the world are moving to prioritise cycling and making it safer for new riders to get out onto two wheels. There has never been a better time to leaveyour car behind and start your two-wheel electric journey!”
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