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Eovolt adds four new folding e-bikes to its line-up


2 years 7 months ago

@srirarcha.  You say that but I used 2 birdys both with chains and rear mechs for years without any issues.  The fragile mech is more a theoretical issue than a real one.   I had much more trouble with 2 or 3 discs bending than the mech.

I do agree its a bit odd that the top model is the chain version though.  The City-X seems the sweet spot - especially if you could get your LBS to upgrade the Nexus to the 7 speed or Alfine models.

2 years 8 months ago

Sensible as the hub gears are, the idea of a front hub motor as a "notch above" isn't appealing. I know someone with a front drive Brompton and they have to corner gingerly.

2 years 8 months ago

Too bad the top model went for chain and derailleur. Clearly they get the message, since a lower spec model already comes with belt drive and (only 3) hub gears. It's a folding bike, it's going to get folded and carried, ideal case for losing the oily chain and fragile derailleur.