Let us begin by saying that the Gocycle GXi is one of the most advanced e-bikes that money can buy. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Gocycle, a company founded by a former design engineer for McLaren cars.
The new Gocycle GXi marries the performance of the company’s flagship G3 model with the 10-second-folding capabilities of the GX model. As such, all of the things we loved about the GX — attention to design and suitability for long or last-mile commutes — carry over to the GXi as well. With the setup GXi in US mode, allowing you to access 500W of power and a max speed of 20 mph.
GOCYCLE GXI SPECS:
- Removable 17Ah, 22V (375 Wh) battery charges in four hours
- Proprietary Gocycle 250/500 watt continuous-power front-hub motor with traction control
- Automatic shifting 3-speed electronic drivetrain
- Max speed can be set in the app: 25 km/h (16 mph) for Europe or 32 km/h (20 mph) for the US
- Power is delivered via pedal assist or a dedicated throttle (disabled in the EU firmware)
- Claimed range of up to 80 km (50 miles); tested range of about 40 to 45 km when riding at max power, less in colder weather
- A torque sensor determines how much pedal-assist to provide with each stroke
- Center-mounted magnesium wheels fitted with wide 20 x 2.25-inch all-weather tires
- Rear suspension with 25 mm (1 inch) of travel
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Fast-folding aluminum frame weighs 17.5 kg / 38.6 pounds (excluding center stand and accessories)
- Available in gray, black, or white