Weight isn’t anything like a critical as one would assume. Weight distribution however is a different matter and this is where geometry, specifically the ratio of the front centre measurement to the chain stay length really comes into play. Battery placement is important too, and smaller batteries give an edge in the handling stakes while robbing the bike of range.

It is not a off-road motorbike with an electric engine and a throttle. Electric mountain bikes have motors that only work when you’re pedalling. The motor tops-up your pedalling input. It’s called ‘pedal assist’. There are differing levels of assistance (called things like ‘eco’ and ‘turbo’) that you select via a handlebar-mounted control unit. The motor also cuts out once you reach 25km/ph (or faster). There are strict limits on the power of electric mountain bikes; 250w is the maximum nominal power. More powerful than that and the bike requires tax and insurance (like a car/motorbike) and is also not allowed on bridleways at all.


Chip them, & your asking for a world of potential legal trouble if your evolved in an accident & giving fuel to those ppl frothing at the mouth for (all) MTB’s to be banned from share trails. That said if it’s chipped it shouldn’t be on legal MTB trails, as there classed as basically motorbikes (very simple overview), so suggesting you only use the ‘dongle’ off-road argument falls flat on its face
Why We Like It: This is the best electric folding bike for 2019. It has great features along with portability. The ANCHEER Folding Electric Bike is the bike that we tested. We love that the bikes battery can be removed. It performs great, has a comfortable speed, decent range and is light and durable. The only minor issues we had are that the headlight is made cheaply and for the speed/range we felt that it should charge just a bit faster.
I was up at Aviemore last September and borrowed the Ancheer from Bothy Bikes and within an hr i returned to the shop with a stupid goofy grin on my face and ordered the Scott E-Genuis 710+, i had to wait 4 months till they were released but David got me one of the first to arrive and i drove up to collect it the following week, i’ve not regretted buying it for one second 😀 .
The fit is a little rough for me. I'm tall, about 73 inches, and I feel like the bike is small. I've ridden a few dozen miles to include a trip with a kids trailer towed behind, and it hasn't been really uncomfortable, but a little cramped compared to my Schwinn Trailway 28"/700c hybrid bike. Seat adjusts up but feels tilted back a little more than I would like. I have ridden in shorts and tshirt to the beach as well as khakis and a button up with backpack to work, ok comfort both ways. Perhaps it will just take some time to get used to.
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After losing my licence due to poor decisions, I decided that I was going to have to get a mountain bike. After weeks of research and checking state laws, I decided to buy this bike. After all, I would be paying the same amount for a decent mountain without a motor. And I must say that I dont regret my purchase. When I got it out of the box and put it together, I was surprised at the quality. Then I took it to the gas station and filled the tires with air and got on and pulled back the throttle. I couldnt stop smiling and laughing . The power was not what i expected. I weigh 235 and it pulled me rather quickly. So me being me, I had to test this thing out to see what it got. That first week iI bet I did at least 150 mi untill I got a flat back tire. I discovered that can go almost 20 mi on a charge in pedal assist mode. And there were some pretty steep hills on some of my treks. Thats the beauty of this bike, you can go full speed on flat to semi hilly roads. And then when you hit those steep hills you have plenty of energy to tackle them,and the pedal assist helps all along the way. For me its the perfect marriage of exercise and being able to go where i want to go without being exhausted. Since then I added a cargo rack and bag, lights for night riding and speedometer. I would definitely recommend buying this bike just because its fun.

Everything arrived in perfect condition with minimal assembly. It took a moment to figure out where the headlight goes, and the rear reflector has a bike-seat (not a frame) mount, but I didn't even need the instructions. (Good thing, because the "instructions" suck. Find a video instead.) That said, if you buy this, pay attention: as others have noted, the front disc brake will be on your LEFT side when you're done (the fork is reversed for packaging purposes).
their other models may have the same issue … This model comes to mind https://www.walmart.com/ip/ANCHEER-Folding-Electric-Mountain-Bike-with-20-Inch-Wheel-Large-Capacity-Lithium-Ion-Battery-36V-250W-Premium-Full-Suspension-and-Shimano-Gear/250514812?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=10813&adid=22222222227128420528&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=235191079813&wl4=pla-578827040352&wl5=9012089&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=117084435&wl11=online&wl12=250514812&wl13=&veh=sem

I’m sure the can of worms has already been opened on this subject… Oh it’s motor bike blah blah they should be banned, is this whining mostly from strava whippets who’s times might be beaten? I raced motocross for 12 years & they are motorcycles with a internal combustion engine and yes they do make a mess of the country side but on land that has been allowed & nowadays has planning permission to be used for such events.
I haven't quite figured the brakes out yet. The back brake has a lot of rubbing on one brake pad (outboard). I've gone through YouTube and have done everything short of taking the brake pads out and adjusting the springs. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet. Disk brakes work great though. I do have some annoying squealing but it is probably on me for not having it adjusted right.
M8 has had a cube with the Bosch motor, reduced from Europe but a solid spec & loves it, been cycling more because of it. It definitely brings a smile to your face, laughing at climbs that you’d normally slog up. Horrible muddy trails become a motocross frenzy, balance being more the issue than grip or momentum. He’s happy to lend it on rides, so three of us all different sizes, jump on it & it doesn’t mater that it not set up for you, the motor makes up for any details
Overall, you’re not going to get a foldable electric mountain bike that’s better than this at the price that Ancheer are selling it for. It’s well built and designed, it’s easy to use and put together and it makes mountain biking so much more fun whilst opening it up to more people. If you’re looking for a versatile e-bike that is just at home on the mountain as it is on the morning commute, all for waaay less than $1000 then this might just be the bike for you.
“The Ancheer Power Plus is a really nice e-bike.  It rides well and has lots of goodies including LED lights and a nice electric horn.  I like that it is pedal assist – all you have to do is set it to how much pedal assist you want and it does the rest without having to turn the throttle.  The only thing I found and maybe I’m missing something is that when the bike is folded there doesn’t appear to be a clasp which makes it difficult to carry.”
Not sure if there’s any in Southampton but there’s a couple of specialist electric bike shops in the Brighton area that sell them and they seem happy to let people do test rides. Probably the best way to decide if they’re the right thing for you and what you want to do. Would happily accompany you for a ride round Stanmer if you came over this way for a test.
It's a basically a complete redesign so this is a 29er it's got a 500 watt hour internal battery it's based on the Shimano platform the really good Shimano motor the 8,000 motor which is not brand new but it's been out and it's tried and tested a lot of manufacturers are using that one what comments are saying is that they've been able to distribute the weight over a wider portion of the frame they've kept the center of gravity low they use in a long shock with a really large stroke so they can vary the progressiveness of the suspension and they're saying the bike feels dynamic easy to move it's got a really good feeling and really great suspension platform
I haven't quite figured the brakes out yet. The back brake has a lot of rubbing on one brake pad (outboard). I've gone through YouTube and have done everything short of taking the brake pads out and adjusting the springs. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet. Disk brakes work great though. I do have some annoying squealing but it is probably on me for not having it adjusted right.
The RideControl Evo display features a button control on the grip and a readout on the stem, giving you control over ride time, distance and cadence. Best of all, it gives you as very accurate percentage readout of how much battery is remaining, so no excuses for running out of juice! The five rides mode are Eco, Basic, Active, Sport and Power and there’s also a walk assist button.
Meter with 3-speed smart buttons: The speed button helps you to choose how first you want to go. The bike is by default at ‘’low’’ level. To increase the peddle assist level, press the ‘’+’’ and you will switch from low, to mid or high. “High” is the maximum level that will provide fast speed while pedaling, and to decrease speed level you need to press the ‘’-” button. The ’-” can also be used to eliminate the three pedal assist levels and switch into pure E-bike where you are only required twist the throttle as you cruise all the way. 

With different degrees of assistance at your fingertips, riders of varying fitness levels are easily accommodated on the same ride too. Which, depending on who’s setting the pace, can bring a social aspect back to big days out, because you can all ride together and the assistance from the motor makes it that much easier to string a coherent sentence together even on the steepest climbs. 

Why We Like It: SwagTron is a company known for producing quality electric personal transportation device. I can confidently say that the SwagCycle EB-5 Pro lives up to their quality standards. This is a great little bike for tooling back and forth around your campus or any other situation where you have to go to and fro a lot. With a comfortable speed of 15 MPH and a weight limit of 265 pounds, this is a reliable bike for beginners of almost any size. It has a range of 15.5 miles. Not the furthest, but a great range for new riders.
The Ancheer Electric Mountain Bike comes partly disassembled for shipping, so you'll have to attach the handlebars, pedals, front light, quick-release saddle and front wheel. In all, it'll take you around 30 minutes including removing all the cable ties and packaging. The tools to do this are included, but you might prefer you use your own screwdriver and spanners as the supplied tools are poor quality.
With an electric mountain bike (or e-MTB) that gives you assistance up to 25kph, it’s possible to pack twice as much riding into the same amount of time. Those five great trails that you normally ride after work can now be ridden twice. That boring singletrack climb on your lunchtime loop suddenly becomes the highlight of your day. With the extra push from the motor it’s easy to double the distance covered, or do the same ride in half the time.
Had my first crash on this bike. Right at the 500 mile mark mid-November. Sand had blown all over the bike path and I took it too fast. The bike did ok, but when I picked it back up the motor wouldn't work. I pedaled the rest of my commute and got a ride home. I suspected (and was correct) that the left brake lever was bent and the motor was not able to engage because it thought I was braking. I was nervous muscling it back, but it wasn't bent too bad. So that's what I did. And I also took the time to replace both wheels, inner-tubes, and give the bike a cleaning. The front wheel was still ok on tread but the back wheel tread was completely gone. Changing the front wheel was easy. The back wheel was more challenging because the motor cables and disc brakes. Ended up leaving the wheel on the bike and just moving it slightly to get the tube and wheel in place. Ended up just being more annoying than difficult. The chain cleaned up nice with some Simple Green. I haven't ridden on the commute nearly as much with me feeling a little more cautious and it getting dark so early (I don't need to wipe out in the bike lane into traffic...) All is well though. Have had zero issues with the motor since bending the brake back to its (or close to its) rightful position. 

Yep, there’s no getting away from the fact that i’m peddling a 21kg bike when the assist is switched off but with the massive battery & range there is no real need to switch it off, I can barely turn the pedals on a normal bike when i hit a hill so if i’m on the road and wanting as much range as possible to explore a few of the surrounding trails in my area of Galloway i’m quite happy using the eco mode to get myself around, the tour mode gives a bit more assist and is enough to tackle the majority of single track climbs with effort from myself, the sport mode is enough for all but the steepest of singletrack use and the turbo mode is just batshit mental for all out super steep climbs and so much fun.
What i’d really like is the ability to custom tune the standard speed settings with regard to the torque curve/output and perhaps have a top speed of 18mph or thereabouts, back when i could ride a normal bike under my own steam there were some sections of my local trails where i could easily maintain 20mph+ through the single track (allowing for acceleration out of the corners) as it was on a slight fall line. It’s all brain-farts at the moment so the tuning kit is still in my toolbox and it may stay in there.
The Ancheer folding electric mountain bike does have a few weird quirks. The first is the handlebar mounted battery. It saves space for the folding mechanism, but looks odd. Fortunately it has very little effect on handling because it is mounted so close the head tube’s pivot point. It does raise the center of gravity of the bike a bit, but the difference is small compared to how much you raise the bike’s center of gravity.
Not sure if there’s any in Southampton but there’s a couple of specialist electric bike shops in the Brighton area that sell them and they seem happy to let people do test rides. Probably the best way to decide if they’re the right thing for you and what you want to do. Would happily accompany you for a ride round Stanmer if you came over this way for a test.
Everything arrived in perfect condition with minimal assembly. It took a moment to figure out where the headlight goes, and the rear reflector has a bike-seat (not a frame) mount, but I didn't even need the instructions. (Good thing, because the "instructions" suck. Find a video instead.) That said, if you buy this, pay attention: as others have noted, the front disc brake will be on your LEFT side when you're done (the fork is reversed for packaging purposes). 

I’m sure the can of worms has already been opened on this subject… Oh it’s motor bike blah blah they should be banned, is this whining mostly from strava whippets who’s times might be beaten? I raced motocross for 12 years & they are motorcycles with a internal combustion engine and yes they do make a mess of the country side but on land that has been allowed & nowadays has planning permission to be used for such events. 

SERVICE AVAILABLE --- With one-year warranty for the electric motor, battery and other parts except for frame, no worry about using it. This bicycle arrives 85% assembled. It's not hard to finish aseembly by yourself. The assembly service on this page is provided and charged by Amazon’s third-party company, if you can't finish by yourself, click on the “Select Assembly ” button above; choose "Ship to store for assembly and pick up".

this is brick brick loves everything about mountain biking he lives in the world-famous riding destination of Squamish just to be closer to the trails and after only riding the Whistler Bike Park for years he realized that a bike that could pedal up would mean more access to trails and he likes nothing better than ripping down a nice flow trail [Music] but there's one thing that brig doesn't like and he's not the only one in order to get to these amazing girls you've got to earn your turns and well brick doesn't like that part now here's the thing brick isn't a lazy dude he works long hours at the dock on tugboats and in his spare time he's always hiking in the gym or just being in the outdoors so by the time it's time to ride he's already a hurting now this what it's like doing a climbing trail with brick especially when it's time to ride with me someone that rides regularly and doesn't have a problem going uphill when you're pedaling up with brigh with no warning he'll just jump straight off his bike and start walking already he's convinced that walking is just as fast as riding but I would argue that's not true do you think you can walk faster than you could bikers outdate you I mean right now it's not popping the truth technically speaking he has no problem getting out of tricky sections but when the legs start to burn he's off and he's walking again hi bud oh I'll jump in front for a bit the downside of all this is that when I or others start riding up we are often left waiting for brigh to catch up at the top all right this is very going to wait break Rosie yes we're going this way how you feeling now this isn't a video about how much better I am of pedaling up a hill compared to my buddy it's a video about looking at ways that would make it more fun and to ride together because really it's Briggs that gets annoyed about being left behind not me the best thing about riding with him though is that he loves a float and is well way better than me right we've got me hold on after years of riding at the park this dude can go around a burner fast even on this lap he was dropping me pretty quick [Music] triggers your head in front he says it right this way with perfect conditions I wanted to get out and ride some more but brick wasn't as keen don't do another lap you showed up no wait I've got an idea follow me luckily for us republic bikes who are a supporter of this channel had an e-bike demo day going on now I know this is a controversial subject but I have no problem with ebikes but I wanted to see what brig thought about them I written an e bike around a parking lot for about you know 30 to 45 seconds one time those dark wasn't wearing proper clothing don't even think I had a helmet on like any other shop demo they swapped over bricks pedals while he watched on and got him set up on the bike they set up the suspension and made sure brick knew what he was doing with the motor controls and then we would head up to a different area of Squamish and hit up a trail that's a little bit more technical than before gonna make you walking even easier the strap doesn't fit don't know much to do well there's no meant to be shut I guess there's no amendable show we headed up to do one of our favourite laps that would normally take us way longer than normal I'm sure you know what's about oh my god they say be careful what you wish for and I wish there pretty good pedal faster and now I'm gonna eat my words I feel I've never seen you go up this little climb damage now you're waiting for me how does that feel good I want to see if you can help me as well on a harness or shoulder if you can pull me along go back hey come back on the tow I was wondering what would happen on these wet and narrow bridges I mean probably hoping for some carnage but no he rode straight over them no problem this is the 50 shade how many times have you pedaled up there non-stop yeah okay just hook context this climb is a little steep and he would normally walk up the whole thing this made the whole ride take longer but now I have a rider that I can chase and pushes me to go faster up the hill but again you knew this would happen I knew this would happen what I wanted to find out was how Briggs felt about it it was obviously easier was it more was it more enjoyable you feel kinds of weird guilt or ever learn any bike no some people think it's cheating you're not racing there we go we were having more fun that's all we want to but what about the doubts will he be able to ride the same going down a trail as before we dropped into the black rated trail Rupert to find out the time Greg always walks out hahahaha cool we better use it and it's put it in boost mode and do rollercoaster yeah don't worry I'll film it yeah by this point he never wants to do rollercoaster which is awesome and by the way and there's a lot of time waiting at the bottom for him to catch up because it's such a Pedley trail no way over you its point this is something that annoys brick but here we are having a whale of a time now [Music] the demo was over break headed back to Republic to tell them how he got on like Paul and then anything above that is just like ridiculous it's I don't feel bad climb for me right you know I can climb not nearly as well as somebody like Paul so we go out riding on a pedal bike and you know it just blows me out of the water he's constantly waiting for me stopping and waiting and then you caught me on a bike there's just like these turns the tables now use waiting basically yeah it's really annoying good it's a little different like you know a couple times you went to pedal and I forgot that the bike was gonna give me power right so all the way down to are usually just an eco obviously any more than eco on the way down is just like you know even climbing I left it an eco most of the time I only bought the one bar battery down you know piggy buy one now you got 7,000 bucks you know what I have three bikes maybe I just sell them all on buy one yeah would you add video if I got top dollar for all three of my bikes got what I paid for them sure yeah it's just that he's just to find out into a thing money makes the world go round my friend fifteen hundred dollar bike work your bag off seven thousand dollar bike go and have a good time before I bought this bike I only had a downhill bike and I kind of felt left out you know Paul's a bike park it is limited yeah but with an e-bike it's like hey you want to ride to the top of the world I don't have to put the effort in there you go so if you factor in saving on some bike part yeah I never thought about that you don't need to tell me the e bikes is something that not everyone is found I'm up to speed with the land access issues that a problem for Americans and other mountain bike areas but for me and break this e bike could mean we could ride together and both of us would have the same amount of good times and probably go on more rights but 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