What is an Electric Folding Bike?
Our electric folding bikes are custom-designed for people of all sizes and ages to find fun wherever they ride! These affordable ebikes are built to easily fold and unfold while also providing a sturdy, smooth ride with plenty of adjustability for rider comfort on longer trips.
Design & Use
Our foldable ebike models come with 250W geared hub motors, up to 70+ km per charge, and a 125kg (275-lb.) load capacity. We offer these electric folding bikes with step-through frame options to provide easy access for mounting, riding and stopping. Our current model features a rigid fork for a lighter folding ebike.
They are designed to fold and unfold easily without interfering with the ebike cables or components. These small ebikes can even be folded with a rear rack and front basket attached! (Note: Your folded dimensions in this scenario are slightly wider, but still more compact for storage)
While we don’t consider our folding bikes mini in size, they are most certainly smaller than our average ebike with fat tires.
Folding Ebike Safety
All of our frames provide a solid, sturdy ride feel, and our folding ebikes are no exception. With multiple safety redundancies, the primary folding hinge prevents accidental unlatching when locked properly. We have extensive how-to fold our ebikes articles to show you how simple and easy it is. When unfolded and securely latched, these ebikes are designed to be safely ridden across a variety of terrains.
Tires & Terrain
All of our folding ebike models feature 20” diameter fat tires capable of handling hills, multiple terrains, and longer rides. Models come with a 4” wide tire with a more rugged tread.
The four-inch wide, more rugged tread provides additional stability for off-road riding while offering more of a fat bike-style ride feel. The 4" width allows for customers to adjust tire pressure to ride different terrain and provides more cushion to a rigid fork ebike setup. Overall, these tires provide a stable and safe ride for first-time riders even when rolling over smaller obstacles.
Transporting & Storing
Our folding ebikes are designed to be smaller and easily collapsible for transporting in a vehicle or storing in smaller spaces. These ebikes are designed to fold up and fit conveniently in the back of a car, SUV, campervan or a motorhome without the need for special racks.
They can also be transported like a regular ebike on a vehicle with a bike rack strong enough to hold the weight of this bike. We recommend a fat tire specific rack for the extra inches in diameter. Our product team recommends checking out the Thule’s fat tire bike racks as they fit our fat tire bikes very well.
While heavier than traditional folding bikes, they provide the same benefits - it’s transportation and storage made easy. Our customers appreciate the simple, secure folding process and the electric boost while exploring new adventures.
Best Uses for Your Electric Folding Bike
Because of electric folding bikes’ unique capabilities to fold for easier transport and storing, they are popular for motorhome, campervan and caravan life. Our customers choose our folding bikes for every day commuting in the city. In many European countries folding ebikes can travel with you for no extra charge as they are considered luggage, and make commuting that much easier and quicker.
Even better, when you arrive at your destination, you don’t need to worry about a parking spot (and locks). Simply fold the bike and store it next to your desk in the office or the cloakroom.
Are There Electric Folding Bikes For Women?
At Rad we don’t believe in making bikes gender specific. We offer bikes in step-thru and step-over varieties. These frame types fit different heights and inseems and can be ridden by men and women alike. Our folding ebikes currently come with a step-thru frame, which is often considered a bike frame for women, however it is simply a more efficient frame style for a folding ebike.
Featured Customer & Media Reviews
"The RadExpand 5 from Rad Power Bikes is super practical, folds easily to save space in the boot of a car or on the back seat of a camper van or caravan. Unfolded, it's a powerful companion that gets the cyclist from A to B."