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Old 01-10-18, 09:49 AM
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New Seattle Cycles electric folder

Seattle Cycles launches electric folding bike at CES | Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Looks like an intriguing design, and less than 30 lb.
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Old 01-10-18, 02:08 PM
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Interesting.
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Old 01-10-18, 02:31 PM
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I just wandered through the Seattle cycles website and found their products page.

Awesome both 20" and 16" titanium Frame folders and a Stroller bike.

I have a sneaky suspicion they are going to be priced significantly higher than the Helix..

Get ready to drool my friends....

https://www.seattle-cycles.com/products
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picture shows some cable going into the cassette .... no motor to be seen and no battery.... I guess the waterbottle should look like the battery ... no cable for any controls up front ....
why the high clearance fork ?


30 lbs .. yeah... that's an helix ... oh did I just say that ?


cool looking bike though
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Interesting they announced it at CES rather than the Bike show.
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Old 01-10-18, 02:38 PM
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Hello Thor,

The new 11 speed XT or even GX with 11-42 gearing would look absolutely stunning on a Mu frame....

Hint Hint...
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Old 01-10-18, 04:38 PM
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For those Googlaire Programmers & code, writers paid lucratively, so Seattle and San Francisco are easily affordable.
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Originally Posted by bargainguy View Post
It's price will be very high judging by their prices for non electric folders. https://seattle-cycles.squarespace.com/shop
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Old 01-11-18, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
It's price will be very high judging by their prices for non electric folders. https://seattle-cycles.squarespace.com/shop

On this page and in this thread the mentioned price is 10k. It turns out Moulton is cheap after all Fenders don't seem to be included under the price or be even mountable...
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Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
On this page and in this thread the mentioned price is 10k. It turns out Moulton is cheap after all Fenders don't seem to be included under the price or be even mountable...
There's maybe one person in the world who wants a $10k titanium electric folder. That would be the guy who's trying to sell it.
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Old 01-11-18, 07:36 AM
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10k??? GTFOH!!
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Looks like Seattle Cycles is anticipating competition from Helix..
From their site...
"We believe in simplicity in design. Our patented designs allow all Burke bicycles to achieve amazing compactness in folding by using a minimal number of simple hinges. No complicated linkages, no multiple degree-of-freedom joints, no curvy tubes, no one-legged fork, and no custom-made wheel hubs."
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Originally Posted by Revoltingest View Post
Looks like Seattle Cycles is anticipating competition from Helix..
From their site...
"We believe in simplicity in design. Our patented designs allow all Burke bicycles to achieve amazing compactness in folding by using a minimal number of simple hinges. No complicated linkages, no multiple degree-of-freedom joints, no curvy tubes, no one-legged fork, and no custom-made wheel hubs."
Helix = vaporware

Burkes=buy them now.
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Originally Posted by zebede View Post
Helix = vaporware

Burkes=buy them now.
Yeah, that's more "hey we actually build and sell a ti folder at a ti bike price" than any concern about alleged competition.
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Old 01-11-18, 11:53 AM
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Not sure you can buy a Burke from a retailer .. last year they appeared built to order and not a stocked item..

For $5k, I just custom built an e-Moulton for a customer .. base TSR frame, Alfine 8 speed.. racks, 750w bottom bracket motor, Lekkie chainring, nickel chain, 2 7amp/hr batteries, fenders .. the way he rides it, over 50 miles per charge .. loves the way it handles with weight as low and centrally located as possible .. bike maintains the ability to easily separate with cable disconnects as needed.. I tested it for about 50 miles before I delivered it.. very comfortable with cruising speeds in the mid-20 mph .. if I didn't already have a couple of e-bikes, I'd probably do the same build for myself..

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Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
Not sure you can buy a Burke from a retailer .. last year they appeared built to order and not a stocked item..
I know PortaPedal in AZ was stocking them at some point...not sure if they're doing so anymore:

https://portapedalbike.com/products/...ts_per_page=10
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The never past prototype of one, Bromptonesque, UFB was targeting a 10k$ price .. In Titanium..
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Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
Not sure you can buy a Burke from a retailer .. last year they appeared built to order and not a stocked item..

For $5k, I just custom built an e-Moulton for a customer .. base TSR frame, Alfine 8 speed.. racks, 750w bottom bracket motor, Lekkie chainring, nickel chain, 2 7amp/hr batteries, fenders .. the way he rides it, over 50 miles per charge .. loves the way it handles with weight as low and centrally located as possible .. bike maintains the ability to easily separate with cable disconnects as needed.. I tested it for about 50 miles before I delivered it.. very comfortable with cruising speeds in the mid-20 mph .. if I didn't already have a couple of e-bikes, I'd probably do the same build for myself..

Two Mini Cubes? I'm impressed he's getting 50 miles out of that; I was averaging 30 on the same setup, but I was climbing some big hills in PAS 3 and 4. Maybe he's staying with 1 and 2 for his rides. Nice build!
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Originally Posted by zebede View Post
Helix = vaporware
At least one company thinks the Helix is real enuf to start marketing against its features.
Btw, I prefer to think of my Helix as "sometime-soon-perhaps-June-ware".
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