When comparing Greenbike USA GB-FS5 vs Gocycle G3, the Slant community recommends Gocycle G3 for most people. In the question“What are the best electric bikes?” Gocycle G3 is ranked 3rd while Greenbike USA GB-FS5 is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Gocycle G3 is:
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](http://www.slant.co/topics/6221/viewpoints/5/~electric-bikes~gocycle-g2), the new revision features ergonomically designed grips and shifters, slimmer disk brakes and pedals with improved grip.
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Pro Foldable to a more compact size
When folded, the Greenbike GB-FS5 measures a compact 37 x 17 x 28 inch (94 x 43 x 71 cm).
Pro Remarkable maximum range for a bike in this price category
The maximum range of the GB-FS5 is rated at 50 miles, which is a little over 80 kilometers. Compared to other electric bikes in this price range, that's pretty high. The X-Treme Trail Maker for example can only reach a maximum range of 25 miles.
Pro Well built frame
The GS-FS5 has a high build quality and an overall very sturdy frame.
Pro Great customer service
In the case of a defect, broken part or a dead-on-arrival, Greenbike's customer service is known for its great assistance. Parts are replaced and all shipping costs are handled by the manufacturer.
The maximum speed the Greenbike USA GB-FS5 is able to achieve is measured at 20 miles per hour (a little over 32 kilometers per hour), which is also the speed limit for electric bikes in most states of the USA.
Pro No assembly required
The Greenbike comes fully assembled. Although an instructional booklet is included for minor adjustments of the bike, there's no need to install any parts yourself.
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 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 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 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 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 Easy assembly
Assembling the Gocycle G3 is straightforward and only takes up a couple of minutes, as seen in this instruction video.
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 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 Daytime running light adds visibility
The Gocycle G3 features an integrated and bright daytime running light, for added visibility on the streets.
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 LCD display isn't detailed
The LCD display used in the Greenbike is monochrome and only covers the most essential aspects of the electric bike such as battery status, speed, date and time and the power mode the engine is working on. Some cheaper alternatives offer a colored and more detailed display.
Con Isn't as cheap as similar alternatives
With a retail price of $1,349, the Greenbike GB-FS5 isn't as cheap as some similar alternative electronic bikes currently on the market.
Con Tough to carry around due to high weight
The Greenbike GB-FS5 is quite heavy weighing in at 66 pounds (33 kilograms), mainly due to the larger non-lithium battery. Some similar bikes such as the X-Treme Trail Maker weigh 15 pounds (7 kgs) less.
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).