The new Gocycle GX has revisited Gocycle’s existing design to make it super-easy to fold.
Whereas the current GS (which we’ve recently reviewed) and G3 e-bikes have removable wheels and a folding single sided chainstay to allow you to fold them into a compact package, the new Gocycle GX has a hinge in the middle of its frame.
Opening the hinge folds the bike neatly in half. Cleverly, the two wheels end up exactly aligned with each other, so it’s really easy to wheel the folded bike around. Leave the saddle up and there’s a handy handle to push it with too, as Gocycle showed us when it visited Cycling Weekly a couple of weeks ago.
The integrated kickstand means that the folded bike will stand stably too, while you can remove the seatpost for an even more compact package, that will fit under a desk.
According to Richard Thorpe, Gocycle’s developer, who left McLaren Cars in 2002 to found the brand, “Our new GX model complements our current range, remaining true to our Gocycle DNA of stylish, lightweight, no compromises design – and fun – in a package that has been carefully designed to enhance the lives of urban commuters.
“The GX’s fast-folding, compact, structure combined with the fact you can wheel it along once stowed gives it unrivalled versatility and usability. It really is the perfect companion for daily commuting and for helping people to live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle in our cities.”
Like Gocycle’s other models, the Gocycle GX is powered by a 250 watt front hub motor, with a 300Wh battery enclosed in the frame. There’s a battery level gauge integrated in the bar and Gocycle says range is up to 60 miles on a charge. The three speed gearing and chainline for the back wheel are completely enclosed and maintenance-free.
The GX can be fitted with Gocycle’s exiting accessory range, which includes lights, mudguards, and luggage. It also pairs via Bluetooth with Gocycle’s Connect app, which lets you customise power mode as well as giving you ride and battery stats.
The Gocycle GX’s weight is comparable to its existing bikes at 17.8kg. That’s also similar to other folding e-bikes like the Brompton Electric.
You can pre-order the Gocycle GX for £2899 (€3,199; $3,299) from Gocycle’s site and selected retailers, with delivery scheduled from this spring.
As well as the new Gocycle GX, Gocycle also sells the Gocycle GS (£2,499; €2,799; $2,799) and the range topping Gocycle G3, priced at £3,499 (€3,999; $4,499).