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Black Foldable Hybrid Electric Bike £499.99 Delivered @ Aldi

£499.99£660.4524%Aldi Deals
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Posted 5th May
As above.

Price appears to be quite good for an electric bike ?

Always fancied one of these but don’t know much about them

Also available in white...

aldi.co.uk/whi…800

Battery Type:
36V 6.6Ah Battery, Lithium-ion
Brand:
Bikemate
Colour:
Black
Dimensions:
76 x 36 x 72cm (Folded) (Approx.), Wheels: 20”
Handle Type:
Rubber grip
Lcd Display:
Yes
Material:
Aluminium Alloy Frame, Iron, Steel, Rubber, Plastic
Maximum Weight:
200kg
Power:
36V/250W
Product Type:
Bikes
Variable Speed:
7-Speed transmission
Weight:
20kg (Approx.)
Ease your ride with our E-bike. This electric pedal bike has a boost range of approximately 50km, and an electric range of 30km, making it ideal for longer commutes and helping you power up those pesky hills. There are seven motorised settings on this electric bike and an LCD display to ensure a smooth ride no matter where you are travelling. This hybrid electric bike looks sleek despite the extra power it’s hiding. So gear up and revolutionise your ride with an electric assist bike today.

Contents
E-Bike
Toolbag
Power adaptor
User manual
Features
LCD display
Charging time 2-3 hours (Approx.)
7-Speed transmission including electric-pedal assistance
Max. electric speed: 25km/h with pedal assistance (Approx.)
Boost range/mileage: 50km (Approx.)
Electric mileage: 30km (Approx.)
Grade ability 25°
Center and vertical folding
DC36V Intelligent dual-mode function control system
Charging voltage: AC110-240V/50-60Hz
Front LED light system
Horn included
Guarantee/Warranty
3 Years
Community Updates
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_RobP1 h, 41 m ago

Similar to the £450 e-plus available from Argos but crucially has a 7th …Similar to the £450 e-plus available from Argos but crucially has a 7th gear. I bought a reconditioned e-plus for £300 in January and have found it a bit frustrating. The weight makes it difficult to get in and out of the boot of the car and it doesn't fold up to be all that small. Looking at the pictures this suffers from a similar issue.The worst thing about my e-plus is that you can't peddle quicker than the motor assist so you can't go more than 15mph on it, which makes you quite slow in moving traffic


Both bikes have entry level freewheel based drivetrains and freewheels tend to wobble so often 6 speed freewheels tend to shift better because the tolerances are more generous between gears. However that aside this looks great value. Has a ridiculously high 200kg weight limit that no doubt is for everything so you subtract bike weight from that etc but still extremely good and you have the long 3 year warranty although that won't include battery runtime which is expected to reduce over time. The eu has placed additional duty on e-bikes from China so maybe this is from Bangladesh, Cambodia or another country where duties are lower. It's probably pretty much all Chinese anyway and just has assembly in a different country assuming its not assembled in China.

It's a low end e-bike with low end parts but the price is still good with the long warranty and high weight limits. By setting such high weight limits there is no way Aldi can argue that if the frame breaks you have overloaded the bike frame which is true for many other e-bikes. Even if the 200kg is a mistake and it says different in the manual you can just do a screengrab of the website page showing the weight limit to have legal redress if any part of the bike fails due to over-loading etc.

The wheels look to have double wall rims and a high spoke count, the frame has reinforcing between downtube and seat tube it certainly looks strong. Also maybe when the electric components fail and aren't worth repairing/replacing in 3-5 years it will be easy to transform this into a rather nice strong non electric folding bike simply by changing the rear wheel and removing the electrical components. At that point you could replace the rear wheel with a freehub wheel to enable faster speeds and more reliable shifting. Without the electrical components clearly it will be harder to ride but on the positive side it will be much lighter and easier to transport, carry up stairs etc.

You really can't knock the value of this and making a bike capable of 200kg total load is extra money spent on better wheels and frame even if the rest of the parts are fairly low end. You have to understand most e-bikes like this are probably around 120kg total load as an average, some as low as 80kg for the rider weight others up to about 136kg but this is likely at least 150-160kg for the rider weight when you subtract the e-bike weight and some capacity for luggage. That pretty much enables anyone to get back into cycling and also save considerable money over driving their car on a commute etc. A bike like this could effectively increase your disposable income making you richer especially if you have a lifestyle that instead of reducing use of your car you could actually eliminate it altogether or create breaks between insuring and taxing your car, i.e. a 2 month gap each year where you rely on your e-bike instead of automatically insuring and taxing your car for the next year. Also bear in mind this is folding bike, there is no multiple sizes like many bikes, this could be used by a whole family with quick adjustment of seat height and handlebar height to suit many different riders, ideal for a family living in a flat who may only have storage for one bike. A folding bike is also easily stored in the home which prevents theft from sheds etc. A lot of positives to getting a folding e-bike.
Voted hot, but this looks awesome with amazing range, and legal in New York, the laws need to be changed here to get more cars off the road, with 1KW (costing 13p) you could do 50 miles on this:



Edited by: "Gooner77" 5th May
jaydeeuk105/05/2019 22:18

Maybe in a busy city with hundreds of other cyclists 15 is fine. In …Maybe in a busy city with hundreds of other cyclists 15 is fine. In Derbyshire along the A6 around belper 15 felt dangerous. If I'm going 32-35mph I don't feel like I have to ride in the gutter to keep out of traffics way, in fact I find cars and.lorries hold me up.


You don't cycle at an average of 32-35mph. If you do call British Cycling now because pro cyclists don't cycle that fast on normal roads for sustained periods..

Also most people buying a folding electric bike from Aldi will not be Chris Hoy riding on the A6 in Belper.
Edited by: "TipsyNurse" 5th May
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"A lot of positives to getting a folding e-bike."

One possible negative - and the one that stops me from buying one; years ago the fold mech failed on a bike I was riding and it folded as I was going around a roundabout - throwing me into the path of a bus.

To this day I do not know how I managed to get out of the way - I was a bit concussed - my last memory is of the bus grill looming up in front of me, if I close my eyes right now, I can still see it - with "Dennis" in chrome lettering.
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A Foldable E Bike what doesn't look hideous?
Good price!
Now, who would be carrying a ~20kg everywhere?
S3XTÖY05/05/2019 11:05

Good price!Now, who would be carrying a ~20kg everywhere?


not a bad weight considering the m365 scooter is around 12 kg. Battery is a bit small and on the back wheel. but the 3 years warranty i will take a punt. if crap send it back.
Edited by: "MrCharlie" 5th May
Looks good for the price.
Aldi are generally pretty good if you experience problems.

The weight might be an issue, depending on how you plan to use the bike. I wouldn't want to hump it on and off a train for example, but if you just need a folding bike to fit in a car boot or store it in a flat then it would be OK. If you don't need a folder though, you might be better looking at non-folders - they're generally lighter and nicer to ride.
Similar to the £450 e-plus available from Argos but crucially has a 7th gear. I bought a reconditioned e-plus for £300 in January and have found it a bit frustrating. The weight makes it difficult to get in and out of the boot of the car and it doesn't fold up to be all that small. Looking at the pictures this suffers from a similar issue.

The worst thing about my e-plus is that you can't peddle quicker than the motor assist so you can't go more than 15mph on it, which makes you quite slow in moving traffic
MrCharlie05/05/2019 11:06

not a bad weight considering the m365 scooter is around 12 kg. Battery is …not a bad weight considering the m365 scooter is around 12 kg. Battery is a bit small and on the back wheel. but the 3 years warranty i will take a punt. if crap send it back.


Let us know how it is. Got my racer bike(£1k) stolen last year in London
Now I am considering a scooter or a foldable bike to be able to take it occationally on a train, but have been put off by the regulation on scooter and the weight (~20kg) of the foldable bike.
MrCharlie22 m ago

not a bad weight considering the m365 scooter is around 12 kg. Battery is …not a bad weight considering the m365 scooter is around 12 kg. Battery is a bit small and on the back wheel. but the 3 years warranty i will take a punt. if crap send it back.


This thing is road legal, that scooter is not.
Decent price, although there was one slightly cheaper on Amazon. Seems like their prices are coming down?
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"boost range of approximately 50km, and an electric range of 30km,"


Hmm.


Sounds as if they are saying the electric motor works without you pedalling, which is still illegal in the UK, as is the offering assistance at speeds over 15mph.


Either they are 100% certain the UK law is changing soon, or they forgot the UK law is an arse and doesnt match the rest of Europe when it comes to Ebikes.
Voted hot, but this looks awesome with amazing range, and legal in New York, the laws need to be changed here to get more cars off the road, with 1KW (costing 13p) you could do 50 miles on this:



Edited by: "Gooner77" 5th May
S3XTÖY05/05/2019 11:22

Let us know how it is. Got my racer bike(£1k) stolen last year in London …Let us know how it is. Got my racer bike(£1k) stolen last year in London Now I am considering a scooter or a foldable bike to be able to take it occationally on a train, but have been put off by the regulation on scooter and the weight (~20kg) of the foldable bike.

if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall anyone getting done by police and, if you search on the internet you'll see there are plans afoot to legalise them in uk, if only because of road congestion, carbon emissions and ease of use.

personally susupect by end of year will be legal though there'll be calls for insurance, road tax, blah, blah, blah... especially from all maniac drivers who think road tax is a licence to hunt.
marineville8 m ago

if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall …if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall anyone getting done by police and, if you search on the internet you'll see there are plans afoot to legalise them in uk, if only because of road congestion, carbon emissions and ease of use.personally susupect by end of year will be legal though there'll be calls for insurance, road tax, blah, blah, blah... especially from all maniac drivers who think road tax is a licence to hunt.



Agree with the sentiment but there's no such thing as road tax.
marineville14 m ago

if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall …if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall anyone getting done by police and, if you search on the internet you'll see there are plans afoot to legalise them in uk, if only because of road congestion, carbon emissions and ease of use.personally susupect by end of year will be legal though there'll be calls for insurance, road tax, blah, blah, blah... especially from all maniac drivers who think road tax is a licence to hunt.


in London Zone 1 and 2, I'm seeing people with scooter everyday on the road, pavement, and cycling lane. ES1 looks better than M365 and have an option to add battery pack. the other problem is that I think I will miss the feeling of cycling if I get a scooter and not (this) a bike
S3XTÖY05/05/2019 11:22

Let us know how it is. Got my racer bike(£1k) stolen last year in London …Let us know how it is. Got my racer bike(£1k) stolen last year in London Now I am considering a scooter or a foldable bike to be able to take it occationally on a train, but have been put off by the regulation on scooter and the weight (~20kg) of the foldable bike.

Should of got insurance man.. I’m looking at getting an e bike and it’s £2250 I’m 100% getting insurance and I’m not locking it up anywhere even tho I have a £100 d lock and about 3 other d locks to boot
Justsuperman05/05/2019 11:51

Should of got insurance man.. I’m looking at getting an e bike and it’s £22 …Should of got insurance man.. I’m looking at getting an e bike and it’s £2250 I’m 100% getting insurance and I’m not locking it up anywhere even tho I have a £100 d lock and about 3 other d locks to boot

100% get insurance if a bike's worth anything over £200. D locks are useless nowadays... they just used a jack on mine to pop the dlock... i thought i'd parked it somewhere else for a couple of days... only realised it'd been nicked when i found the parts of the lock kicked into the bushes... gave up with bikes in london and started walking instead!
marineville05/05/2019 11:58

100% get insurance if a bike's worth anything over £200. D locks are …100% get insurance if a bike's worth anything over £200. D locks are useless nowadays... they just used a jack on mine to pop the dlock... i thought i'd parked it somewhere else for a couple of days... only realised it'd been nicked when i found the parts of the lock kicked into the bushes... gave up with bikes in london and started walking instead!


I have the krypto NEW YORK FAHGETTABOUDIT which is the best d lock on the market can withstand just about anything but nothing can stop an angle grinder and many thugs bring them about the portable ones
Gooner7705/05/2019 11:35

Voted hot, but this looks awesome with amazing range, and legal in New …Voted hot, but this looks awesome with amazing range, and legal in New York, the laws need to be changed here to get more cars off the road, with 1KW (costing 13p) you could do 50 miles on this:[Video] [Video]


I agree, the laws do need updating, including allowing 350watt motors on electric bikes, something that's been the norm in most other European countries for bloody ages.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 5th May
marineville10 m ago

100% get insurance if a bike's worth anything over £200. D locks are …100% get insurance if a bike's worth anything over £200. D locks are useless nowadays... they just used a jack on mine to pop the dlock... i thought i'd parked it somewhere else for a couple of days... only realised it'd been nicked when i found the parts of the lock kicked into the bushes... gave up with bikes in london and started walking instead!


Yeah I should. It was the same story as mine! Just found the yellow plastic cover..... never been so sad in my life before this cuz it had been with me for 4y.
Master.G05/05/2019 12:10

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Oh look, the grammar police. “Pathetic”
marineville41 m ago

if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall …if you're planning to use it in london i wouldn't worry... don't recall anyone getting done by police and, if you search on the internet you'll see there are plans afoot to legalise them in uk, if only because of road congestion, carbon emissions and ease of use.personally susupect by end of year will be legal though there'll be calls for insurance, road tax, blah, blah, blah... especially from all maniac drivers who think road tax is a licence to hunt.


Really Would you kindly link to a proposed bill to change this law.
Master.G3 m ago

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Maybe you shouldn’t be such a p**** to their members of hukd’s that may or may not have learning difficulties i.e dyslexia. have a good day lol
_RobP1 h, 41 m ago

Similar to the £450 e-plus available from Argos but crucially has a 7th …Similar to the £450 e-plus available from Argos but crucially has a 7th gear. I bought a reconditioned e-plus for £300 in January and have found it a bit frustrating. The weight makes it difficult to get in and out of the boot of the car and it doesn't fold up to be all that small. Looking at the pictures this suffers from a similar issue.The worst thing about my e-plus is that you can't peddle quicker than the motor assist so you can't go more than 15mph on it, which makes you quite slow in moving traffic


Both bikes have entry level freewheel based drivetrains and freewheels tend to wobble so often 6 speed freewheels tend to shift better because the tolerances are more generous between gears. However that aside this looks great value. Has a ridiculously high 200kg weight limit that no doubt is for everything so you subtract bike weight from that etc but still extremely good and you have the long 3 year warranty although that won't include battery runtime which is expected to reduce over time. The eu has placed additional duty on e-bikes from China so maybe this is from Bangladesh, Cambodia or another country where duties are lower. It's probably pretty much all Chinese anyway and just has assembly in a different country assuming its not assembled in China.

It's a low end e-bike with low end parts but the price is still good with the long warranty and high weight limits. By setting such high weight limits there is no way Aldi can argue that if the frame breaks you have overloaded the bike frame which is true for many other e-bikes. Even if the 200kg is a mistake and it says different in the manual you can just do a screengrab of the website page showing the weight limit to have legal redress if any part of the bike fails due to over-loading etc.

The wheels look to have double wall rims and a high spoke count, the frame has reinforcing between downtube and seat tube it certainly looks strong. Also maybe when the electric components fail and aren't worth repairing/replacing in 3-5 years it will be easy to transform this into a rather nice strong non electric folding bike simply by changing the rear wheel and removing the electrical components. At that point you could replace the rear wheel with a freehub wheel to enable faster speeds and more reliable shifting. Without the electrical components clearly it will be harder to ride but on the positive side it will be much lighter and easier to transport, carry up stairs etc.

You really can't knock the value of this and making a bike capable of 200kg total load is extra money spent on better wheels and frame even if the rest of the parts are fairly low end. You have to understand most e-bikes like this are probably around 120kg total load as an average, some as low as 80kg for the rider weight others up to about 136kg but this is likely at least 150-160kg for the rider weight when you subtract the e-bike weight and some capacity for luggage. That pretty much enables anyone to get back into cycling and also save considerable money over driving their car on a commute etc. A bike like this could effectively increase your disposable income making you richer especially if you have a lifestyle that instead of reducing use of your car you could actually eliminate it altogether or create breaks between insuring and taxing your car, i.e. a 2 month gap each year where you rely on your e-bike instead of automatically insuring and taxing your car for the next year. Also bear in mind this is folding bike, there is no multiple sizes like many bikes, this could be used by a whole family with quick adjustment of seat height and handlebar height to suit many different riders, ideal for a family living in a flat who may only have storage for one bike. A folding bike is also easily stored in the home which prevents theft from sheds etc. A lot of positives to getting a folding e-bike.
Gooner771 h, 36 m ago

Voted hot, but this looks awesome with amazing range, and legal in New …Voted hot, but this looks awesome with amazing range, and legal in New York, the laws need to be changed here to get more cars off the road, with 1KW (costing 13p) you could do 50 miles on this:[Video] [Video]


Braking would seem to be the challenge with that device.
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"A lot of positives to getting a folding e-bike."

One possible negative - and the one that stops me from buying one; years ago the fold mech failed on a bike I was riding and it folded as I was going around a roundabout - throwing me into the path of a bus.

To this day I do not know how I managed to get out of the way - I was a bit concussed - my last memory is of the bus grill looming up in front of me, if I close my eyes right now, I can still see it - with "Dennis" in chrome lettering.
How come you get your bike nicked with a lock yet humans don't?37591171-QHlSS.jpg
deleted129396005/05/2019 11:30

"boost range of approximately 50km, and an electric range of …"boost range of approximately 50km, and an electric range of 30km,"Hmm.Sounds as if they are saying the electric motor works without you pedalling, which is still illegal in the UK, as is the offering assistance at speeds over 15mph.Either they are 100% certain the UK law is changing soon, or they forgot the UK law is an arse and doesnt match the rest of Europe when it comes to Ebikes.


Or more likely, the guy who writes the leaflets who doesn’t know anything about e-bikes.
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Despondent14 m ago

Or more likely, the guy who writes the leaflets who doesn’t know anything a …Or more likely, the guy who writes the leaflets who doesn’t know anything about e-bikes.



They usually just cut n paste the blurb the makers send them, hence all the fake RMS ratings you see on Panasonic kit in Argos etc.
It has a front light, but no back light.

I would also budget to replace the tyres with some good quality ones as you will get better grip, rolling resistance and puncture resistance. From the ones at Wiggle wiggle.co.uk/tyr…ze/ I would go for the Schwalbe Marathon Plus. Absolutely, definitely avoid solid tyres. They save you from repairing puctures, but just bend the wheel instead.

It says that the weight is approximately 20kg. I would weigh one before buying it. I would be surprised if the actual weight was less than that, and you get get a feel for the quality of the bike for how accurately they can measure this. They ought to know within 100g.

I would make sure that the bike has been set up correctly, paying someone else if you don't know how to do it, and then do it again after a month or two once cables have bedded in, in case you find you have bought a Bike-Shaped Object thecyclehub.net/bew…ts/
deleted129396005/05/2019 13:16

"A lot of positives to getting a folding e-bike."One possible negative - …"A lot of positives to getting a folding e-bike."One possible negative - and the one that stops me from buying one; years ago the fold mech failed on a bike I was riding and it folded as I was going around a roundabout - throwing me into the path of a bus.To this day I do not know how I managed to get out of the way - I was a bit concussed - my last memory is of the bus grill looming up in front of me, if I close my eyes right now, I can still see it - with "Dennis" in chrome lettering.


what make of folding bike was it
A few unclear points to me
- Is the battery likely to be removable?
- I'm not sure how the pedal assist behaves - It'll assist up to 25km/h, but then what - does the power disengage entirely? How is the transition from powered to unpowered if you're still pedalling at the cutoff speed?
- 3 year warranty sounds alright, I don't expect the battery to be covered but If it is serviceable with regular bike parts or cheap import electronics I'm sold
- I'm concerned about the range. The quoted 'boost' range is clearly fabrication, but if I can get 30km with a reasonable pedalling without deep discharging I'll be thrilled.

Ordered black but think I prefer the white - Wish I could see them first, tempted to buy both and return one since it's not in stores.
Edited by: "Jamesd_" 6th May
Jamesd_1 m ago

A few unclear points to me- Is the battery likely to be removable? - …A few unclear points to me- Is the battery likely to be removable? - Doesn't look like there is a rear light, unless it's on the back of the battery unit. Pictures unclear.- I'm not sure how the pedal assist behaves - It'll assist up to 25km/h, but then what does the power disengage entirely? even if you push?


the battery is on the rear rack so yes
once speed limit is reached motor will no longer assist, its legs only after speed limit
Most small folders like this are front hub powered, this with the rear hub will be better for traction (uphill when wet/gravel for example) although with a rear carrier battery and rear hub, thats a lot of weight on the back,especially if you add a rack bag/pannier.
Pretty small battery at 6.6ah, although it is 36v compared to some that are 24v. If your commute is hilly, and you have it on the top assist level you won't get much range with that unless you recharge at work

Don't let me put you off though, if you are considering an ebike, just do it, you won't regret it. I'm in my 3rd year using one for commuting (hybrid ebike and mtb self build conversion), best decision ever, love it. At this price it's not a big outlay and if you like it can get something bigger and better if you get hooked
rugman24 m ago

Pretty small battery at 6.6ah, although it is 36v compared to some that …Pretty small battery at 6.6ah, although it is 36v compared to some that are 24v.


A 36V 6.6Ah battery stores the same amount of energy as a 9.9Ah 24V battery of course.
says 7 gears ... but can't see any detail on how many speed levels ? ... normally 3 ?
Justsuperman05/05/2019 12:04

I have the krypto NEW YORK FAHGETTABOUDIT which is the best d lock on the …I have the krypto NEW YORK FAHGETTABOUDIT which is the best d lock on the market can withstand just about anything but nothing can stop an angle grinder and many thugs bring them about the portable ones


This one - youtube.com/wat…11s ?
SPeedY_B05/05/2019 15:20

This one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXEY5vg75EY&t=2m11s ?


Dude he's a lock pick expert for a start.. Also read the comments and people who watch his content daily have said this is one of the longest videos he's ever put out indicating its taking him longer hence the better quality furthermore not many people can lock pick so I wouldn't worry about them going after a bike but rather a home? Or car idk
The problem with ebikes is the length of extension lead you need to get around. My office is 7 miles from my house, the longest cable I have found is 50metres which severely restricts one’s cycling ability
Horn included?
Beware the small print of the Aldi warranty, though.

The three years they refer to is a bit of a con, because after 60 days items have to be returned to the manufacturer for warranty claims.

Your Consumer Rights Act rights against Aldi will take you way beyond the 60 days, though, but you might have to argue it out!


Manufacturer's Warranty

In the event of a faulty non-food Specialbuy, items can be returned for up to 60 days with or without a warranty. Some items may have warranties up to 5 years. Please check the information plate on the item or the product manual for the manufacturer’s contact details.
Justsuperman05/05/2019 15:46

Dude he's a lock pick expert for a start.. Also read the comments and …Dude he's a lock pick expert for a start.. Also read the comments and people who watch his content daily have said this is one of the longest videos he's ever put out indicating its taking him longer hence the better quality furthermore not many people can lock pick so I wouldn't worry about them going after a bike but rather a home? Or car idk


Don't believe I insinuated anyone could walk up to your bike and pick it in 30 seconds, I merely asked if it was that lock you were referencing? I understand there is more than one version.

As you say, not many people are truly skilled at picking locks, most bikes are stolen through brute force attacks, the real purpose of a bike lock is rarely to secure the bike, but to be more of a deterrent and of greater inconvenience than any others near-by; it looks like that lock certainly achieves the goal.
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