Electric bike test: Perry Ehopper 16 “electric folding bike

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One of the strengths of the Ehopper is its ease of folding. Like many folding bikes, it does require saddle height adjustment, so beware of that when unfolding the bike, but once you get the hang of the process, it only takes about ten seconds for the bike to unfold. make transportable. This and its compact size mean it’s ideal for taking a train or bus without worrying about taking up space.

The ride itself is relatively smooth thanks to the wide tires, although there was a crunch undermining the confidence of the bike’s joints. every time he passed over a bump in the road. There is only one frame size, which can be limiting if you are above average height, but the fit of the bike is adjustable via the post and saddle height. At 170cm this tester found it to be sufficient, but another 180cm rider struggled to find sufficient saddle height.

The Ehopper comes with five assist modes and will assist at speeds up to the legal limit of 15.5 mph. In a flat urban area, you probably won’t need to power up, but if you live anywhere with hills, you’ll probably find yourself using the higher level quite often. He struggled on slopes due to low battery power and small wheels. The assist, however, kicks in fairly quickly, making it ideal for starting from traffic lights or junctions, with barely a lag.

The display on the handlebars provides you with information such as mileage, assistance level and battery level. Perry even included additional items that take him from a practical bike to something extremely practical; there is a luggage rack, bag, mudguards and lights. The test bike even included a lock, which is well thought out for quick stops at the store – or the bakery, if you’re of the same mindset as this tester.

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