Gocycle joins the speedy-fold gang

New entrant teases launch of its rival to Brompton Electric and The Hummingbird

Gocycle joins the speedy-fold gang

The battle for pre-eminence in the fold-up electric bike market just got a lot hotter, with Gocycle previewing its new GX model ahead of a Spring launch.

The company gave a sneak preview of its first folder capable of being folded in less than 10 seconds – making it a direct rival to Brompton’s Electric – with prices for pre-order from £2,899 to £3,499.

Gocycle designer Richard Thorpe said the firm was incredibly excited about the new model with its potential to appeal to more consumers.

‘It is a true Gocycle, with a lightweight, stylish design – and fun – at its core’, he said.

The Chessington-based company’s mission is to create the world’s best urban electric bikes, which it began in 2002 when former McLaren Cars Limited design engineer Thorpe established Karbon Kinetics to take forward his two-wheeled electric dream. It launched the G1 in 2009, with the G2 featuring Bluetooth connectivity in 2012 and the G3 in 2016 with its Daytime Running Light.

Aside from the Brompton Electric (from £2,845) launched earlier this year, the folding bike field also has another new and notable rival in The Hummingbird, the lightest in the field at just 6.9kg of carbon-fibre but making the wallet lighter too at £4,495.

Let the fold-up e-battle commence!