Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-25-10, 09:10 AM   #1
On Training Wheels
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: central new york
Bikes: Reach folding, Merlin Road, Devinci performance hybrid
Posts: 18
Folding E-bike

Has anyone had a chance to check out the new Folding E-bike by Prodeco Technologies? It is called the Mariner S. It seems easy to fold, has a stainless chain, and all sealed bearings, with either a 200W or 250W motor (at no extra charge), and they claim 2000+ recharge cycles. Range is 15-25 miles on a full charge with an extended battery available that will go 50+.

I ask because it is selling for $899, and that seems like a lot of bike for not alot of dollars???
madfolder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-10, 04:13 PM   #2
fietsbob's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,087
Front wheel motors have been used in many bikes already.
have no idea about that brand, so you tell us all about it.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-10, 01:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: seacoast nh / suburban hartford
Bikes: swift folder(alfine 8, marathon plus, crossrack, klickfix freepack)
Posts: 149
i've thought about these from time to time. if i could save a few minutes on hilly trips, might be nice. but overall, i think the extra annoyance of lifting and biking with that extra weight for 6 days a week, for maybe 1 day a week usage, is not worth it for me.
nish2575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-10, 09:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Bikes: xtracycle, electric recumbent, downtube folder and more
Posts: 982
Unless you weigh less than 50 lbs., I can't imagine a 200 watt motor helping on any hills.
crackerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-10, 09:50 PM   #5
lube addict
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central coast California
Bikes: Specialized FSR-XC, Optima Baron, Bianchi Pista, Strida 5.0
Posts: 515
Maybe the folks at NYCE Wheels know something about that particular bike. At $899, there may be some corners cut somewhere. NYCE folks certainly put together what I would consider the ideal folding electric bike. Costs way more than $899, though you really get what you pay for.

Last edited by chainstrainer; 12-27-10 at 10:03 PM.
chainstrainer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12 AM.