Montague M-E1 Review – $3.6k

(bicycle bell rings) – Hey guys. I hope you’re doing well We’re at my friend’s apartment in a big city here And this is the perfect setting to show you a new electric bike from a brand that’s new to me It’s called Montague This is the M-E1 It’s a full-size folding electric bike And so many times, when you look at folding e-bikes, they have these 20-inch wheels that they don’t have the same low attack angle like this They have a high attack angle It just runs into bumps They don’t have as much air volume They aren’t as comfortable And when you unfold them, a lot of times the pedals aren’t as good The crank arms are a little bit shorter, and you just have an inferior experience, but that’s what you trade when you want to save space And if we look around here, you know, this is a one bedroom apartment There isn’t that much extra space Recently, my bike was actually stolen from a garage unit downtown, and I don’t feel super safe leaving that at the rack with the potential of having it getting stolen, versus bringing it up and maybe putting it behind a sofa or back in a corner or something That’s a really good option, especially if you don’t ride every day It is using a really high-end drive system from Shimano This is a E6100, which is an upgrade from the E6000 series It’s actually 20% more energy efficient, super lightweight, very quiet This is an excellent motor for getting around town, whether you’re just cruising for fun, maybe it’s kind of a neighborhood, or you’re commuting And that’s part of the reason they can go with the lower capacity battery pack You save weight right there It’s just a little bit more efficient I wanted to show you guys what it’s like to remove the battery real quick here So we’ve got the keys inserted, AXA, kind of a standard locking cylinder It is spring loaded, which is kinda nice So when you click the battery in, it automatically locks And we just tip it out to the side like this It slides right out Again like five and a half pounds, not too heavy This is the lower capacity battery from Shimano And there’s the charging port on the side You do not have to use that base charging point, which is really wonderful I’m glad they figured that out And then putting it back on, just set it here and then it kind of clicks into place You can take the keys out so they won’t be jingling around while you’re riding So now this bike is the type of bike that you could actually enjoy quite a bit, because it has these beautiful aluminum alloy fenders, integrated lights You can see the headlight is sort of aimed down a little bit This is more European It’s a very fancy bike, hydraulic disc brakes with an impressive 180 millimeter rotor upfront, 160 in the rear These are really good stats, like this bike is beautiful, and it’s approachable So it’s the type of bike that really gives you that full bike experience I keep talking about that makes it a little bit more enjoyable to go further or to ride more frequently The big trade-off for me with this bike is that it still weighs a lot, okay? This thing weighs like 55.2 pounds with the battery pack The battery is pretty lightweight It’s like five and a half pounds And the motor on this is like 5.3 pounds So you’re getting a product that is using kind of minimalist parts And the capacity on that battery is a little bit more limited, 36 volts, 11.6 amp hours So 418 watt hours, roughly, compared to some of the other Shimano e-bike batteries that are closer to that like 500 watt hour mark It gives you a little bit more range, but because the motor is definitely more efficient than it is super powerful So this is what the bike looks like when it’s completely folded up, super, super slim And they’ve got this really cool locking mechanism right here that just comes undone But I don’t want to do that quite yet, because transporting a folded bike is a question, like bringing it on the elevator There isn’t that much space So they’ve actually done a great job with that You’ll notice that there’s this splayed double leg kickstand in the front It tucks up to one side really nicely, but you can leave it down And the whole bike is stabilized at three points So the wheels, two points up here The folding pedals keep it fairly narrow And even the handlebar folding down like it is right here So the first thing you can do if you’re transporting it (handlebar creaks) is just to (handlebar squeaks) fold that handlebar into the upright position like this, and then you can actually walk the bike, so you can just sort of tip it back and wheel it around When you back it up like I’m doing right now, you can actually see that the cranks turn, and then they will create like a pedal lock right there Okay, so it’s ideally you’d push it kind of wheelbarrow this thing around more like this, but that’s still much, much easier than actually trying to lift the bike up It’s a little tricky to do with one hand here, but hopefully you get the idea It’s stable in the rolling position as well as when you put it back down So I’m just gonna carefully kind Of pivot it forward

like this, and careful with the wood floor And there we go. The bike is stabilized again And if you really needed to, you could tip the frame a little bit and pedal forward like this to undo the pedal lock So I want to unfold this, but before we do, I’m just gonna walk around again, and I will have the measurements on the website So all the dimensions, like length, width, height in the folded position, and they just did such a great job They even include this Velcro strap So you can secure that handlebar and make this thing liftable by the the saddle right here, which is great And then you’ve got a 30.9 millimeter seatpost diameter So it’s extra thick, really sturdy It’s the kind of thing you could replace with a suspension seat post to complement that suspension fork right here You know, some of this, this is more efficient, lightweight, minimalist, but it does add comfort So you get the bigger wheels, the higher air volume, the comfort on a suspension fork, the swept back handlebars Comfort is a big deal for me, ergonomics and stuff So I guess I can’t get over that One of the things I love about the folding design is that the battery charging port is accessible here on the side So it’s not in the folded sort of obscured area It’s right there. It’s really easy to access And the charger is kind of a highlight here It’s fairly large It’s a little bit heavier and bulkier, but it’s a four amp charger So it’s gonna charge a lot faster But I want to do the walk around again So we have the folded pedals here keeping it narrow We’ve got this nice piece of almost looks like a garden hose or something, protecting the cable So when you fold and unfold it, those aren’t gonna get bent and pinched and maybe even cut over time That’s a big deal to me We’ve got this chain cover, chain protector So things might not get as greasy, either when you’re peddling or when it’s folded if this thing ends up on its side, and they even have a slap guard down here It’s just a clear, really minimal one And just the paint. Look at this thing It’s kind of a matte black, and we’ve got this metallic blue and gray that’s carried all the way through to the suspension fork You can see that right here, SR Suntour, the Montague logo up here really, really nice And I love just, this, it’s silver I don’t think this is like highly reflective, but they carry that through We’ve got the reflective sidewalls on these tires, and these are excellent Schwalbe Energizer Plus, you got the G-Guard 5 So that’s like a puncture protection, Addix E, so I think that’s e-bike specific rubber that’s meant to be efficient, but still fairly durable And then the 50 KM. So that’s like a higher speed tire The tire stats are 28 by 1.75 That’s a really great tire for a city bike It’s not 1.25, it’s 1.75 So they did go slightly wider for comfort And that adds a little bit of rolling resistance and weight, but with an electric motor, you know, you kind of overcome that, and it’s back to the comfort, ’cause people tend to ride further and maybe at slightly higher speeds This is a class one electric bike, up to 20 miles per hour, 32 kilometers per hour, which means it’s accessible on all kinds of trails Even if you go off road a little bit, maybe like a dirt trail or something, most of them allow class one electric bikes So I’m gonna set the camera aside and unfold this thing I usually start up here with the handlebars (handlebars creak) like this, and really nice lever here then it doesn’t come unscrewed and doesn’t flop around It’s really secure, like it doesn’t rattle (level squeaks) It does squeak a little bit, and it’s adjustable in terms of tightness, but it just feels very solid once you unfold it, and it stays out of the way I like this It’s a cool take on the whole quick release design that we see on the seat collar right here And the wheels, we’ve got quick release on both wheels, so it’s easy to take them off to do service or to make this even more compact if you need to fit it in maybe a truck or something like that, although really the folding design is the highlight here So we’ve got a little kind of a clasp from the front fork stanchion on a bolt that’s mounted to the rack I’ve never seen anything like this It’s actually a really cool, really innovative design here And we can just (wheel squeaks) keep it on the bike, there we go Spin this thing around a little bit Here we go Look at that. It’s not bad And then there’s another (joint clicks) joint right there And they even have a little plastic thing protecting the frame, so it’s not gonna get nicked up That’s really nice And then of course you just raise the seat This is a one size fits all type of electric bike And with that said, they’ve done a lot to make it feel a little bit larger So it folds down pretty small, but the stem is pretty long The handlebars like almost a high rise here It comes up and it sweeps back a little bit Nice ergonomic grips These are not locking, but they do it just spreads the bike out a little bit

And the seatpost is 400 millimeters long, so it’s actually A normal seatpost is just 350 And that’s part of what gives you a wider range of fit options, whether you’re petite and you have shorter legs, or someone who’s fairly tall but still wants that full bike experience This is gonna be a great option, really covers a wide range of possible rider types And then we’ve got that step-through frame design that’s really approachable, so yeah Maybe the final step here is just to come down and fold these pedals These are also an upgrade Even though they’re plastic, they aren’t metal, you could always swap them out They’re slightly nicer; they have this little core piece that allows you to do the folding So they felt pretty decent And then here’s that kickstand right in the middle (kickstand clicks) There we go. Very nice It’s just tucked up fairly clear There is a little bit of a lower strike point here if you were gonna get high centered But yeah, these double pivot, double leg kickstands are kind of unique I see a lot of other ones that go on either side and then the leg on the right side of the bike can touch the chain and just create more noise So this is kind of a fancier part as well While we’re over here, look at this There’s this cup thing that I think is protecting the bike when you fold it, so there’s like a Yeah, that’s where the two points interact with each other And I feel like they’ve done something here to make it a little bit more durable So you’re not gonna scrape up the fenders, the rack, these other pieces once you are putting that front wheel directly next to the rear wheel There’s a closeup of that lever and plastic protector sticker, that nice internally routed cables, really beautiful frame too See how that down tube is a little bit taller? That’s giving you some torsional strength, so the bike isn’t gonna suffer from frame flex, which is fairly common with step-through bikes, especially if you’ve got a folding joint at the middle And I like how that folding joint isn’t especially wide It’s not like some of these bikes where you’re peddling, and there’s a joint around here, and it protrudes and can kind of bump your knee on it This bike just looks beautiful Another thing they’ve done to make it easier to fold and unfold is add this deflopilator spring up here So it keeps the handlebars fairly straight versus letting them swing all the way to the side It’s just one less thing to worry about when you’re trying to fold the bike in half and keep this thing from kind of falling out of your hands And we got a close up of the 160 million rear disc brake rotor and 180 upfront hydraulics So we do have those adjustable reach levers, a lot easier to actuate just with one or two fingers And you can bring this in You can bring the lever a little bit closer for someone with smaller hands, or maybe you’re someone wearing gloves during the winter We got the fenders and the lights and everything You can leave them a bit further out so you’re not pinching your fingers And then the other side of the bike down here We can see the 10 speed Shimano Deore Drive Train The Shimano Deore Derailleur is a nice upgrade, several steps up from entry level This does not have the one-way clutch or some of the mountain biking features, but it’s just gonna be lighter It’s gonna shift a little bit smoother, over time require less maintenance We even have Shimano trigger shifters And these are two-way shifters, which is something I’m a big fan of So you can kind of push it that way (shifter clicks) or that way And I’ve just shifted two gears So I can dump those two gears, go to a lower speed with several clicks I think this actually gives you three So this is exactly the trigger shifter that I would choose if money was no object, because it is so versatile I can use my fingers for braking up here, my index and middle finger And then I can use my thumb for shifting, and I never have to take my fingers off the brake So it’s very safe that way, which is another good, just another good trait for riding in a city 11 to 32 teeth, so it’s a pretty good spread, and 10 gears is almost overkill You know, most mid drive e-bikes are one by, meaning one chain ring, not multiple It’s a 44-tooth, just standard steel chain ring It doesn’t really have a guide, and it’s not narrow/wide tooth, but for a neighborhood kind of a hybrid bike like this, that’s fine, and we do have that plastic cover, again, for your pants, so you don’t have to worry about that Maybe you’re wearing a skirt or something You don’t want to get that messy on your way to and from work And if we look at the rack, this is really interesting back here, just the way that it’s welded directly to the frame It’s not something you can take off, but it does connect to the fender So that’s gonna keep this feeling a little bit more solid, making less noise Really interesting to see how, yeah, there’s a connection point right there And then we also have the traditional strut right here in black, looking really nice matching those black spokes,

beautiful, beautiful design, black rims, a lot of black accents here, even the seat post, the cranks, the stem, almost everything is black besides maybe the suspension fork stanchions And again, this is a little cheaper one It’s just a 60 millimeter travel, but they do have the compression lockout right here And then on the other side, they have preload adjust So this is something you can adjust if you’re a heavier rider and you want to preload that spring so it’s not feeling as bouncy And of course you just lock it out all the way if you’re on a smooth surface and you don’t need that suspension It’s a really good setup Since it’s getting a little bit dark here, I might turn the bike on, ’cause it activates the lights We just press the power button right there on the Shimano battery pack And we’ve got a little battery readout, and then there’s the headlight Look at that thing, super bright And it does have this side window, which is just beautiful It’s gonna give you side visibility in addition to those reflective sidewalls And then there’s the headlight Let’s see what that looks like on a sofa Wow. Just super bright We can see the shadow a little bit from the fender So if we aim that down, the shadow becomes more pronounced, but we’re really lighting up that wall And then there’s just this straight line on the top So it’s not gonna shine up into oncoming traffic and other riders, which is very respectful, very nice I think it’s another European standard or kind of a requirement over there And at the rear, we’ve got this single LED rear light with a reflector built in, it’s Herrmans It’s fairly visible from a bunch of different angles, even the top, and it’s positioned far enough back from that rear rack that it’s not gonna be obstructed if you do have like panniers or if you try to fit a trunk bag on this I really don’t think this is designed for a trunk bag It’s just not wide enough There isn’t a real solid platform And I don’t see like the yep window or anything like that And even the tubing here is a little bit wider than normal So, you know, there seems to be some space on this side Maybe the fender kind of, you could kind of push it It’s fairly solid, though It’s fairly sturdy the way they’ve mounted it I just wonder if this is gonna work with like the clip-on panniers It seems like the tubing is a little bit thick and stuff So you might want to go with those like hangover style panniers and then somehow Velcro them to these bars on the sides That’s the approach I would take personally And I don’t see a weight rating I’m guessing it’s, you know, maybe 55 pounds is kind of standard What I see with the bolt-on style racks usually doesn’t go higher than that You could play it safe and try not to go over, you know, 20 kilograms, 40 pounds, something like that should be good And it’s positioned well enough that you can lower that saddle, if you are trying to keep that really low standover and minimum saddle height, and then you’re still gonna be able to have your bags and stuff without obstruction The display is really nice as well It’s really compact, stays out of the way, which is great for a folding electric bike, ’cause that means it’s not gonna get scratched as easily or bumped off You know, it’s a little bit small Once you actually sit way up in the saddle you’re looking down, but they’ve done a couple of things to make it fairly intuitive so you can kind of sense what’s going on First of all, they have an independent button pad over here with kind of an up button and a down button There are no labels on this It’s just one’s on top, one’s on bottom, fairly easy to reach, so you can be using the brakes, clicking the buttons if you need to A lot of times I just get it into a comfortable level of assist, and then I will shift the gears to make the bike easier to peddle if I’m going up a hill or something like that The motor gives you up to 60 newton meters of torque, which is quite a bit, even though it’s rated at 250 Watts nominal, and that’s sort of a European requirement thing And it’s back to that efficiency With a sensor that’s measuring your rear wheel speed, pedal cadence, and pedal torque. it’s a very advanced, intuitive, natural feeling drive system It’s one of my favorites when we’re talking about like neighborhood bikes It’s not your mountain bike motor that’s kind of loud and aggressive, but it is very responsive, more than just a simple cadence sensor So with that said, you know, you can apply more pressure You can shift the gears, and then there’s really only three levels of assist And the readout is one of the bigger items on this display I’ll get a little bit closer So right now it says off, but if we click up once, we get eco, normal, high (motor beeps) and then we get a beep, which is saying, “That’s it.” So again, three levels of assist It’s pretty simple, you know? Oh, oh, oh, I’m at high (motor beeps) Okay, if I back off once I’m at normal I just feel like you’re not gonna get too confused with this display We’ve got five dots on that battery infographic, which leaves something to be desired It’d be nice if there were like 10 or maybe just a percentage readout, but you know, this is not that uncommon And then over here we have lots of different readouts The first one is your current speed It’s in miles per hour If we want to navigate through the different readouts, we have to press this little like nipple button thing at the bottom of the display, which is kind of frustrating

for me, because when I’m riding, my hands are up here on the grips, right? It’d be nice if there was some other, you know, info button or something, but there isn’t There’s just these two up and down buttons And then over here, of course we have the shifters and everything So yeah, I guess that’s one of the trade-offs, and it’s not just this Shimano display They have several different versions, and some of them actually work with the electronically shifted drive train Here we have a mechanically shifted drive train It’s a little bit more simple And sometimes they kind of overload this display It is smaller. Shimano’s like a bike first kind of company So they try to keep everything minimal and really focus on, you know, maybe the ride experience, the natural cycling experience, and less of the e-bike experience They don’t even have any speed pedelec motors or anything So it’s again, kind of minimalist, and you see that in this display So again, you’re riding If you want to get some more info, you have to like, take your hand off of one of the grips or pull over, ideally, and then you press this button, and we go from current speed miles per hour We get distance, odometer, range estimate which is really cool, ’cause as you click through the different assist levels, of which there are three, we’re gonna see that range number update dynamically So it goes from 46 to 65 miles to 93 miles with a full battery in the lowest level of assist It’s incredible, the type of range you can get with a 418 watt hour battery pack because of the efficiency of that mid drive And again, it benefits when you shift gears So if you’re in a lower gear, well, the motor is also not gonna have to work as hard, and you’re gonna extend that range It’s really neat how they work together It’s a very natural, and it really does feel like you’re riding a bike, but with a little bit of an extra natural boost So press it one more time We’ve got your trip time here, your average speed, your max speed, your cadence, which is really cool So this is a fairly responsive motor It’s gonna be able to match your cadence up to a certain level Maybe not quite as aggressive as their mountain bike motors and stuff, but for getting around the city, it’s plenty And again, it keeps a little bit quieter, and then clock, and then back to the first menu which was just current speed If we want, we can actually get into the settings and change a couple of these readouts here by holding that button And here we are in the settings Now we use this button pad to navigate through So we can clear, we’ve got the clock, we’ve got a light, the beep, you can turn the beep off, which is kind of nice if it’s bothering you, units, so kilometers, miles per hour, language, font color So we can invert this if we want to So I would click down here We can go from white to black. Let’s do that So see how it just inverted it Now this is a lot brighter and it might kind of ruin your night vision, so I actually prefer this first one It might even save some battery Now we’ve got some adjustments like shift timing and derailleur, rear derailleur, protection reset Some of that’s just for the fancier stuff, if you have the electronic shifting from Shimano, and then there’s exit So there we go. That’s the display It does a pretty good job And then they also have this Bluetooth for the Shimano e-tube app, which is kind of neat It’s not the kind of app that I would actually use while I’m riding as much as just sort of tuning some of the settings It’s been fun messing around with this bike in an actual urban setting But of course I want to get outside and ride this thing and kind of look at it with a friend here over at Reckless Cycles They’re the ones who were able to receive and assemble this for me And they’re offering support Montague offers like a five-year warranty for their bikes Shimano supports their products for two years So you get kind of a hybrid warranty It depends on, you know, are you trying to order this direct? I think they even have like a 30 day return policy, or if you’re working with a shop directly, like I am, you have the benefit of them setting it up, but you still have a really good warranty for the product itself And as you can see, it’s made really well So anyway, let’s get out there, head over to the shop and try this thing out What a beautiful day, guys That is Vancouver in the background We’re at an iconic spot here This is the North Vancouver Ship Repair, also called Pacific Dry Docks It’s like a shipyard that was used during World War II Pretty close to Lonsdale The shop’s been here for like a year now, right, Tony? – Yeah, it was just over a year – [Bike Reviewer] Fantastic. Is it going well? – [Tony] It’s been great It’s a friendly neighborhood here, and it’s a very supportive community, and this is our fourth location for Reckless Stores – Fourth location, wow – in Vancouver – [Bike Reviewer] Wow, and you guys carry Montague What else do you carry at the shop? – [Tony] We also carry Gazelle – [Bike Reviewer] Okay. Yeah – [Tony] Royal Dutch Gazelle, and that’s been doing very well with us, and also Marin from California, Marin Company – [Bike Reviewer] Oh, Marin! Do they have e-bikes? – They do – Wow! – They have a pretty impressive e-mountain bike – [Bike Reviewer] I got to check that And then I saw some sort of like cargo bike, with like a box bike or something – So Urban Arrow – [Bike Reviewer] Urban arrow – [Tony] That’s one of the brands – [Bike Reviewer] I really got to spend some more time at the shop

Thanks for coming out here and doing this with me It’s a great spot to just film a little bit – Pleasure – [Bike Reviewer] So anyway, back to the bike here, I’m gonna unfold this For me, this is one vulnerability If you fold this up, and it’s like in the back of an RV, or even just getting shoved into a closet, it’s just a plastic thing See, it’s a little loose already You don’t want that to get bumped and broken, and because of where it’s positioned, it’s always gonna be visible from the sides, from the rear, but it is just a little bit more physically vulnerable It’s okay to ride on this, right? – [Photographer] Yes – Okay, maybe you can hold this again and get a couple shots of what it looks like to ride I don’t have my helmet with me We were just wanting to come out here and get some nice photos Okay (seagulls calling) Very nice Okay guys, I’m gonna take this all the way up to high so you can see how that motor sounds at full power We’ve got a really nice testing surface here, ’cause there’s like smooth in the center and then bumpy on the sides We can test out that suspension fork (grate rattles) (fenders rattling) Can hear those aluminum alloy fenders rattling just a bit – [Man] I can see clearly now – It’s not too bad, all things considered Let’s get on the middle section here, much quieter (bike whirring) And really easy to actuate those hydraulic disc brakes Very smooth. Doesn’t require a lot of hand effort You can even adjust the reach on those, which is just wonderful I want to see how this thing handles maybe no hands, ’cause of that deflopilator spring, there we go Yeah, the full-size wheels plus that spring, it just makes the bike ride smooth I’m also not feeling a lot of frame flex here, despite this being like a step through And I think that has to do, again, with the way they’ve set the frame up, just being a little bit taller and having a bigger tubing, that main tube right there No bottle cage bosses, though That’s one of the big trade-offs that I’m seeing And I guess you’d want to be careful with that Velcro strap thing It doesn’t really, you know, it can kind of cover up the display if you choose to leave it right there I guess I would be thoughtful about how you stow that Since I got to spend extra time with this bike and ride it in several different environments, I just wanted to reflect on what I considered to be the real trade-offs I mean, this is a more expensive bike, around $3,600 US It only comes in one size, but it’s fairly adjustable You heard me talk about no bottle cage bosses The display’s not removable, it’s small, but again, they probably skimped on some of those accessory points Even the rear rack design might be due to the folding You know, they’ve really optimized it to be compact, And if you add too many things to the frame, it can kind of mess that up The charger’s fairly large and kind of heavy at 2.2 pounds versus just a pound and a half like the others, but it’s a faster charter, which is nice And now with the new charger from Shimano, you don’t need the additional dongle to charge the battery off the bike It just plugs directly in It’s a lot simpler and cleaner that way You’re not gonna lose any accessories I didn’t mention this too much, but the folding plastic pedals, they aren’t quite as stiff or stable as maybe a metal design, but these are from VP and they have the inner loop lock, which is It’s just nicer. It’s a slight upgrade there I do wish that the bike had a USB charging port, because the display does have Bluetooth compatibility, and Shimano has the e-tube smartphone app which lets you tune things a bit and also has several readouts, including like a speedometer and range They even have some mapping applications, which I didn’t experiment with that much, ’cause they can sort of change over time I talked a bit about that menu button actually being on the display versus being mounted on the button pad right where your hand is So to change the screens, you need to take your hand off and reach over and press that little circle button Sort of the same thing with turning the bike on and off You need to like press the top of the battery And if you’ve already gotten on the bike, you need to kind of lean over and reach way down And if you turn the bike on before you’ve actually mounted it, well, then the bike is hot, you know? Yeah, it starts in off mode, but it’s still, it’s just another button that I’d like to have right there at the left grip with the rest of the up and down buttons I feel like there’s no reason not to have those You look at Bosch or Brose or Yamaha Everyone else has like power buttons and, you know, menu option buttons right there I don’t know why Shimano skips The E6100 motor from Shimano is pretty great

It measures rear wheel speed, pedal cadence, pedal torque It doesn’t have shift detection, and it’s 60 newton meters of torque, whereas some of the competing motors are now at like 80, but this is a get-around-town, and it’s designed to be efficient It’s 20% more efficient than the E6000 So that’s a nice upgrade Coming back to the rear rack, I feel like not having a platform on top, not even having bungee loops on the sides where you could like maybe put a bungee cable over it or even a lot of bags have like a little bungee hook thing at the bottom to secure them They custom designed it, and I just feel like there’s room for improvement on the rack, and at least stamp a weight rating on that so people know what they can and cannot do with it Maybe use the standard gauge pannier clip tubing on top so that people don’t have to go with the Velcro bags And it would also be nice if the bike came with a bell, and maybe if they mounted the headlight a little bit higher so it’s not right there on the arch of the suspension which is unsprung It’d be nice if it was sprung, if it was up higher Same thing with the rear light You heard me talking about how it’s sort of low and it’s plastic-y If they just kind of tucked it in on the frame a little bit more, maybe moved it up higher on the fender or something so that it’s just not exposed, especially on a folding bike where the bike tips or it’s, you know, in the trunk of your car, and then that light gets busted off You know, that’s a real bummer Well guys, it’s been a fun couple of days looking at this bike I hope it helped you My goal is to be pretty thorough You know, it’s kind of an expensive bike, but it’s very unique To me, this is a standout in the world of folding electric bikes because it’s very bike-like It feels natural You’ve got all those gears to shift through You’ve got a motor that’s quiet, it’s efficient And even though it’s 55.2 pounds, it’s a full sized bicycle It doesn’t have a huge joint at the middle It’s a pretty good product, in my opinion So I have all of the specs and details back at electricbikereview.com I have a comparison tool and a whole category with folding electric bikes that you can explore My goal to help you So please sound off if you know this brand, if you have this bike You can leave a comment here or you can connect in the forums and ask people what they think it they’re actual owners They’re talking about good accessories, like what works well for that rear rack, for example I’ll be covering more bikes in the future I love you. Have fun out there Ride safe. I’ll see you in the next one (birds chirping)