Gocycle GS folding e-bike review

Gocycle’s folding e-bikes boast a clever design, but how are they to ride?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Gocycle GS’s looks and clever design features make it a good option if you’re looking for a folding e-bike. It's low maintenance due to its enclosed drivetrain and packs into a compact package for storage and transport. But folding and unfolding processes are a bit complicated and the 16.8kg weight makes it a heavy to carry on public transport.

Reasons to buy
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    Packs into a compact bag

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    Lots of accessories

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    Nice ride position

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    Comfortable and quick

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Reasons to avoid
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    A bit tricky to fold and unfold

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    Bar height doesn’t adjust on GS model

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Gocycle’s rethinking of the urban e-bike features a stunning swooping magnesium alloy frame and unique single sided swing arm. It doesn’t end at the frame though: the wheels are radical too being made of alloy in a motorbike inspired five-spoke design. Combine all this with a powerful motor powered at the front wheel and the Gocycle GS is the perfect urban bike for our Editor’s Choice.

Gocycle was founded in 2002 by Richard Thorpe. He’d previously worked in the motorsports and electric vehicle industries for over 25 years and left a job as a designer at McLaren Cars to start Gocycle. His aim was to build a lightweight electric urban bike and the first Gocycle was launched in 2009 after seven years of development.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.