23 Mar Green Bike Electric Bicycle GB500 Review
Maybe you are dreaming to buy a dream electric folding bike like Tern Vektron but after you see the price tag, you focus on more budget friendly options. At this point Green bikes offer some quiet good options.
First of all having a full suspension is a nice feature. Ok it isn’t a very high-end full suspension but if you try to ride it just on simple off-road it may do the work. I think reason for using full suspension is not for e-mtb purposes but more for increasing your ride comfort on bad roads which is unfortunately very common thanks to some broke states.
It has turn signal on the rear light and it is first time I see this feature on any electric bicycle.
GREEN BIKE MOTOR, CONTROLLER AND DISPLAY
It uses a
Display is a nice one which has integrated USB Display.
My only complaint here will be number of PAS levels. It has 9 pedal assist levels and it is sometimes overwhelming. Even high end electric bikes like Tern or Haibike offer only 3 or 4 levels, Greenbikes’ 9 level make riding more complicated.
It has a cadence sensor which is an outdated technology. As long as you pedal motor will give full support to you and tis destroys natural bicycle riding feeling and also decreases your range. So while you go downhill or you don’t need much support from the motor, due to cadence sensor you will still get full support.
GREEN BIKE BATTERY
It has fairly a large battery area and standard battery it comes with is 48V 13ah Samsung battery.
Claimed range is 50 – 80 miles but to be realistic on PAS 3 level you can go for only 15-20 miles on such an e-bike. I don’t know why e-bikes have those unrealistic numbers.
BRAKES AND GEAR
There is nothing fancy about their brakes. They use entry level Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes. They create strange quirkly noise while we were testing it. I appreciate them having brake cut-off cables. So power of your motor is cut when you press the brakes.
It has shimano 6 speed gear. I wished they were using an inner hub as in most folding electric bikes derailleur is the first part which get damaged as it is located out there vulnerable for damages.
PRICE AND WHAT IS INCLUDED
Green Bike GB 500 price is $1675 which include fenders, rear rack. It would be nice to have
You can get more information from their website
PROS AND CONS
Has free phone holder
Has Rear Rack
Front and Rear Light
Entry Level Brakes
Entry level gear
Specifications are Poor
Cables are not routed well
Bad Customer Service