Foldaway: a fold-up bike.
A versatile electric bicycle for those, who like to getaway. Great for holidays, camping and boating. A great hill-climber.
Battery recharge time: 3-5 hours
Battery type: Lithium (lockable & detachable)
Charging Capacity: 36v/ 10ah
Max no. of recharges: 800
Battery Weight: 4kg
* Based on full charge. The range depends on stop/starts, road conditions, manner of use and total weight of riders.
Approved by DOTARS (Fed. Dept of Transport, etc) for use on Australian roads.
Caution: A bicycle with a higher power motor (electric or fuel) on public roads is viewed as a motorcycle and can result it a fine for riding an unregistered motorcycle, and a fine for riding a motorcycle without a licence.
Note: this bicycle is available in black unless by special order.
This is a 26" bicycle with a 19" frame size. For tall people: the length from the top of the seat at it highest position, to the top of a pedal at its lowest position is 94 cm. The seat is shown here in its lowest position (there is a shock absorber on the seat post). The frame is light and robust: its aluminium alloy. You can tell it is aluminium because the tubes are bigger, but lighter.
Your bike comes with a light and reliable lithium polymer battery. This battery handles vibration well e.g. on gravel roads. It plugs into the bike at the bottom end when you slide the battery into place.
You can easily check the state of charge of the battery by pressing the meter button on the top of the battery.
It is a 36 V Lithium Polymer Battery.10Ah capacity gives you plenty of range. You switch it on with the key; and the battery is lockable/removable. You can remove the battery if you need to charge it somewhere else. You slide the seat up out of the way when you want to remove or insert the battery into the bike.
A 36 V system gives you better acceleration and hill climbing.
This battery will take you about 50 km with light pedaling, or 35 km with no pedaling. You can charge it at least 800 times and if you keep it topped up it can last 2000 charges. The cost of lithium batteries is reducing every few months, so by the time you need a new one they will be pretty cheap: especially from beyond-oil.com! :-) .
A full recharge takes 5 hours using the included charger which is like a laptop charger. We recommend you switch to Green Power renewable electricity using some of your savings on car running costs (eg. sign-up for 100% windpower for your home's electricity).
The battery is protected from over discharging, initially by reduction of power to the motor, followed eventually by protective shut down of power. This is done by a sophisticated Battery Management System inside the battery case.
You activate the motor by pedaling, then you can take over control of the motor with the hand throttle, if you wish. You have the choice (details below).
Not only that, when you want more exercise then you can switch to LOW pedaling assistance. When you are feeling exhausted after a long day then you can switch it to HIGH pedaling assistance!
The high torque motor combined with the lithium battery provides plenty of power. It feels like the power of one or two other people helping you pedal whenever you need it. You will pedal up hills as if they are flat. It makes riding a pleasure.
The beauty of a hub motor is that the power is directly connected inside the wheel with few moving parts. This makes them very reliable, durable, and energy efficient. Unlike gasoline motors, modern electric motors with powerful rare earth magnets have excellent torque over a very wide range of rpm and speed. This is why it is unnecessary to have selectable gears on an electric hub motor.
A hub motor saves the chain and gears from wear and tear, and that saves you maintenance hassles.
Seven speed Shimano gears are included: that gives you quality and reliability
Here is something special: someday you might need some work done on the rear wheel. Bike shops may freak out because most electric bikes have an electric cable going into the wheel that is very difficult to unplug from the bike. They will be able to easily unplug the rear wheel on this bike because we provide a special plug for that purpose. We do it because we care.
Bell with Compass comes Free.
Robust twist grip throttle (Hall effect, brushless: very durable), and a red button to make the throttle override the pedal assist. This enables you to start the motor without having to pedal. For example, this can be very useful for starting off when going up a steep hill.
Robust pedals and polycarbonate chain guard to keep your clothes clear of the chain.
Strong steel rear
rack is included on the bicycle.
This rear electric light powered by the main battery is included FREE. You wont have to mess about with AA cells. Also you can switch the lights on and off from the handlebar.
Not only can you switch on the front and rear light from the handlebar; you can also control how much motor power you use to assist your pedaling (PAS)! So when you want more exercise then switch it to LOW assistance. When you are feeling exhausted after a long day then switch it to HIGH assistance!
The operation of the control panel is fairly straight forward.
1. [Default Mode at Turn ON]
When you turn the controller on it defaults to LOW assistance.
2. [PAS and Throttle Operation]
With the red button next to the throttle twist grip IN if you pedal OR twist the throttle then the motor provides assistance. Press "-" or "+" to change the level of assistance.
3. [PAS-only Operation]
With the red button OUT if you pedal the motor will provide assistance . Twisting the throttle has NO effect when the red button is in the OUT position.
4. [Throttle-only Operation]
If you press the "-" button until the LOW MED HIGH assistance LEDs go out, and with the red button IN you can operate in throttle-only mode. Twist the throttle to provide the motor assistance (also call TAG - Twist And Go mode). Pedaling has no effect on the assistance provided by the motor in this mode. With the red button OUT you can ride pedaling without any motor assistance.
Note: When using any of the Pedal Assistance (PAS) modes there is a DELAY in the operation of the motor when starting and stopping to pedal. There is no delay in the throttle-only mode.
Also note the small light to warn you when the front and rear lights are on.
Kit with lots of tools included FREE.
written User Manual is included.
If you like you can browse it in a new window.
Last but not least we have thrown in a specially designed Rider's Raincoat. You wont have to worry about getting caught in the rain. It covers your bike and has a window for the front light to shine through too! You can add other (optional) extras to your bike purchase, or order them separately. You can find optional extras on the shop pages. Optional extras will be delivered separately to the bike and may take up to 3 weeks.
Your bike will be delivered to your door 95% assembled, in a bike carton. We use an extra strong carton to protect your bike from damage during freight. Just put the front wheel, handle bar, seat, pedals, and front light on using the tools provided. Assembly instructions are available via the FAQ page. Make sure all other screws and bolts are tightened: especially those on the stem and handle bar. Then get the brakes adjusted and the spokes checked for tightness, and ride away.The safety and final assembly of the bike is your responsibility. Do not ride the bike until you are certain of its safety.
Light Aluminium Alloy Frame: no heavy steel alloy.
Seven Speed Shimano Gears: great on hills.
Powerful 36V 10AH Lithium Polymer Battery: no weak 24 V or heavy lead acid.
Durable High Torque Brushless Hub Motor: no worn out brushes.
Hall Effect Throttle and adjustable pedal activation PAS: easy to use and reliable.
Computerised Battery Management System: no damaging voltage extremes.
Front and Rear Lights powered by the lithium battery: no AA cells.
Best Warranty and Caring After-Sale Service
Free Extras, Great Price.
Fast Delivery to Your Door Australia-Wide
Normal retail price for an electric bicycle of this quality ranges between $1,500 and $2,500. So buy from us and $ave 100's.