The Gocycle G3 is a fully electric bicycle with a compact, foldable design. The G3 is the successor to the popular Gocycle 2 electric bike. The Gocycle G3 is available in Matte Black, White and Electric Blue.
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Pro Great for commuting long distances without charging
The maximum range of the Gocycle G3 is rated at 50 miles (80 kilometers), which is extremely high for a compact and foldable electric bike. Compared to the Gocycle G2, that's a battery life improvement of 25%.
Pro Very comfortable riding experience
The Gocycle G3 is very comfortable to ride with thanks to a highly adjustable seat and good weight distribution of the bike. Compared to the Gocycle G2, the new revision features ergonomically designed grips and shifters, slimmer disk brakes and pedals with improved grip.
Pro Maximum speed can be adjusted via phone app
The official maximum speed of the Gocycle G3 is limited to 15.5 miles per hour (25 kilometers per hour), but this can be ramped up by using the official Gocycle companion app and setting a custom profile with speeds up to 25 mph (40 km/h). When using this adjustment, the Gocycle G3 is faster than the majority of all electrical bicycles.
Pro Quickly view stats on the steer LED-display
Battery life, gear settings and speed can be read off the compact edge-to-edge LED-display on the steer of the Gocycle.
Pro Doesn't weigh much
The third generation Gocycle has a total weight of 36 pounds (16,3 kilograms), which is only a tad heavier than the previous G2 model. Overall, weight is still very low compared to similar electric bikes.
Pro Very limited maintenance
Bike maintenance is almost non-existent with the G3. The chain is self-tensioning and built-in and doesn't require lubrication. The only thing that needs to be checked every once in a while is the tire pressure.
Pro Easy assembly
Assembling the Gocycle G3 is straightforward and only takes up a couple of minutes, as seen in this instruction video.
Pro Daytime running light adds visibility
The Gocycle G3 features an integrated and bright daytime running light, for added visibility on the streets.
Pro Solid build quality with good ergonomics
The framework of the Gocycle G3 is entirely made out of magnesium which is a light, yet solid building material. Compared to the Gocycle G2, the new revision features ergonomically designed grips and shifters, slimmer disk brakes and pedals with improved grip.
Pro Sleek and compact design
The Gocycle G3 features a sleek design with most elements such as the chain and battery integrated into the frame. Some parts such as the wheels can be disassembled as the G2 is quite modular in its nature.
Pro Extensive Gocycle Connect app, features anti-theft
The GoCycle G3 can connect to your smartphone via a Bluetooth connection and allows improved customization of the bike and also monitors different aspects such as speed limits, power mode and battery life. You can also keep the bike itself up to date with the Connect app, as it's possible to update the bike's firmware through the application. In the case of a technical failure, the app is able to generate a maintenance log for future reference.
Another feature of the Connect app is the ability to upload custom maps: you can specify parts of that map where the Gocycle should provide motor assistance. In case of a stolen G3, the app allows the user to remotely lock the bike if someone else tries to pair with it.
According to Gocycle, the app will be updated to better fit the new G3 bike with additional factors and statistics such as the amount of calories burnt, distance traveled, assisted speed settings and weather reports.
Con Extremely expensive
With a retail price tag of $4300, the Gocycle G3 is one of the most expensive electric bikes currently on the market.
Con Low maximum weight limit
The maximum total weight specified by Gocycle for the G3 is 220 pounds (100 kilograms), which is fairly low compared to some other electric bikes. The bike should still work for higher weights up to 250 pounds (113 kgs), but may not work properly and safely. For comparison, the X-Treme Trailer Maker supports weights up to 350 pounds (159 kgs).