Previous Revolution Electric Bike foldable models were pretty basic, if you can imagine it being any more basic. Their 3.0 model has some upgrades, but not much. These include boosted range and top speed, which still isn’t amazing. To be fair, we are used to testing and reviewing electric bikes in the $1,500-5,000 range which offer spectacular range and top speed, but at a premium price. For the price actually, this 3.0 model is quite well packaged. Especially considering they often have a sale on this model which puts the price just over a grand. We’ve heard from some of our readers that with a promo code, they got the 3.0 model for $999, just a dollar under a grand! That’s amazing, if you can find that promo code.
It’s odd to us that the Revolution Electric Bikes™ brand offers a wide range of electric bikes in terms of specs, but after speaking with the company, we found that their folding model has been such a hot selling model in their lineup, that it only made sense to keep it as an affordable model, rather than increasing the specs and price. It’s nice to know that they know how to make higher end models, which gives us confidence that they know what they’re doing.
Now to the nitty gritty…we tested it, we liked it. It’s not the most mind-blowing electric bike on the planet, but it’s by no means the worst. You really get all the basics that you need and would expect with such an affordable electric bike. An electric motor on an electric bike that folds and has front and rear V-brakes is really all you need if you’re just commuting around town. In fact, the majority of people don’t really need all the bells and whistles that come with a $4,000 electric bike. Are they nice to have? Of course. But you can add most of those things a la carte yourself (if you know what you’re doing) for a lot less.
So if you’re looking for a budget electric bike that folds and is reliable, purchase the Revolution Folding electric bike and you’ll be quite impressed.
– Top speed could be a little faster
– The bike is somewhat heavy for it’s size
– Responsive, reliable motor
– Decent range
– Easy to fold/unfold
– Very affordable
– Super compact when folded
VERDICT: A super affordable foldable electric bike that is easy to use with all the basics you would expect from an entry-level eBike. We would recommend this to anyone shopping for an eBike on a budget.