When Gocycle launched their innovative design for lightweight, portable eBikes designed for urban riding, they set a new standard. Now, on their 4 generation, Gocycle has taken things to the next level with the G4, G4i, and G4i+ bikes!
This compact fork-based motor puts out 500 watts of power to provide a smooth ride, delivering more torque, power, and low-speed starting all while being remarkably quiet. The G4drive electric motor has been under development for years and, rest assured, has been rigorously tested to meet GoCycle’s high standards of reliability.
Weighing in at as little as 36lbs for the G4i+, the G4 line of eBikes is one of the lightest folding electric bikes on the market due to the single-sided carbon fork, carbon fiber mid-frame, hydroformed alloy front frame, and GoCycle’s patented magnesium Cleandrive.
The ride quality and handling of the G4 series of eBikes have been improved by the custom-designed, MotoGP-inspired treaded tire. The tread of the new tire is infused with a silica compound for remarkable grip and traction and the wider width and air volume smooth out the ride over varying surfaces. Further smoothing things out is the Gocycle Lockshock in the rear providing 1” of cushioning travel.
Power to the motor is provided by a removable lithium-ion battery that is seamlessly integrated into the frame. This removable battery provides a range of up to 40 miles for the G4 and up to 50 miles for the G4i and charges in as fast as 3 hours due to a new 4A, 36v charger.
If space is an issue, never fear! The intuitive folding mechanism allows the G4 series of eBikes to fold and stow into a compact package in just 10 seconds! Once folded up, use G4’s wheels to maneuver wherever you need to go. One single titanium bolt keeps everything perfectly aligned.
One of the coolest features comes on the G4i and G4i+ models – automatic, predictive shifting to the Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub! You no longer have to worry about which gear to be in! Simply pedal and the bike will shift for you! The G4 version uses a mechanical shifting system from Microshift.
Never worry about running out of juice on your phone while riding the G4! An integrated USB port allows you to plug directly into the bike’s battery to keep your communication and navigation fully charged. This allows you to take advantage of all of the features of the GocycleConnect App to see all the ride data that you want including power!
All G4 models have a top assisted speed of 20mph and are stopped with hydraulic disc brakes.
Now, let’s dive into the different Gocycle G4 models.
The entry Gocycle G4 model features the same frame and fork of the rest of the G4 models and houses a 300wh battery with an approximate range of 40 miles and a charge time of approximately 3 hours.
Gears are changed using a mechanical shifter connected to a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal hub and there is an LED fuel gauge on the handlebars. You can also connect to the GocycleConnect App on your device.
G4 rolls on magnesium mag wheels and has an approximate overall weight of 36.6 pounds.
Step up to the G4i and you get intuitive, predictive, automatic shifting connected to the same 3-speed hub. G4i has an approximate range of 50 miles due to the upgraded 375wh battery which charges in approximately 3.5 hours.
The dashboard is upgraded to show info like fuel level, speed, and gear efficiency and can also be connected to the GocycleConnect App on your device.
Lighting your way is an integrated Daytime Running Light with 4 modes that you can select. G4i uses the same magnesium mag wheels as G4 and has the same approximate weight of 36.6 pounds.
The top-end G4i+ provides all of the upgrades that you get with the G4i but with Carbon Fiber wheels!
These Carbon Fiber Wheels drops the approximate weight to 35.9 pounds!