E-Plus 20 Inch Folding Electric Bike £449.99 Argos collect only
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E-Plus 20 Inch Folding Electric Bike £449.99 Argos collect only

£449.99Argos Deals
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Found 26th Feb
Covered by Argos 30 day gaurantee.
Ebike has 12 month warranty.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
Take the strain out of cycling and dominate any hills or high winds with the E-Plus Electric Bike. With a charging time of just 2-3 hours you can travel 40 miles on one charge. The lightweight, folding bike has 6 speed Shimano gears and 3 modes of power assistance. The low step over frame gives you more confidence and control while riding.

Comes 98% assembled.

  • Steel frame.
  • 6 gears.
  • Thumb shift shifters.
  • Shimano revoshift gears.
  • Shimano TY-21 rear derailleur.
  • Front alloy V brake and rear alloy V brake brakes.
  • Steel forks.
  • Weight fully assembled 22kg.
  • 14 inch frame size.
  • 20 inch wheel size.
  • 23 to 27 inch inside leg measurements.
  • City style tyres.
  • Alloy rims.
  • Rear pannier holder.
  • Front and rear mudguards.
  • 20" wheels mean it is easy to ride and store.
  • Minimal assembly.
  • Tyres and tubes are excluded from the guarantee.2900716.jpg2900716.jpg
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I wouldn't call 22kg "light weight"
On my way

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I would feel like a rotten cheat going up Cleeve Hill.
Pateo13 h, 11 m ago

Anyone think this is any …Anyone think this is any better?https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/e-plus-700c-electric-hybrid-bike-54999-argos-2899754?page=3#comment-33337154


Depends if you want folding or not.
thedvdmonster4 m ago

Depends if you want folding or not.


Both are folding!
Looks like a good price and I'd love to think it's a good deal but I'd be very, very cautious about putting this much money into an electric bike without knowing a great deal more about it. Is the basic bike any good (many aren't) and what is the backup? Does the warranty cover the expensive bits for a reasonable period? If a battery, motor or controller fails out of warranty can you even get replacements? There have to be corners cut to achieve this retail price. You may consider a £100 Supermarket bike to be throwaway when it breaks but a £450 bike? It has a heavy steel frame and forks and the only branded components are the Shimano gears, which are bottom end stuff.

When the cheapest branded electric bike from a bike shop is the best part of £1000 there's good reason to be very cautious here. What is the Argos 30 day guarantee? Would Argos offer their extended warranty on it?

22Kg isn't unusual for a cheap electric bike but it's going to compromise the folding bike benefits - means it may fit in a car boot or under the stairs but you certainly won't want to lug it on and off a train, etc.

Finally:
  • 14 inch frame size.
  • 23 to 27 inch inside leg measurements.
That's kids' bike sizing!
Edited by: "Besford" 27th Feb
folded will feel even heavier, but to be fair very good price for an electric bike.
Just found this: yes, it's £200 more but I think that's the start point for a 'cheap' electric bike which you can have some faith in and backup when it goes wrong:

halfords.com/cyc…BwE

Halfords aren't always the best but at least it's a bricks and morter bike shop! Looks like Argos wash their hands of their one after 30 days and you have to deal with the importer?

Just had a look through the reviews of the Halfords one: plenty of them and generally very good. I don't need one but I'm tempted now!
Edited by: "Besford" 27th Feb
Besford12 m ago

Looks like a good price and I'd love to think it's a good deal but I'd be …Looks like a good price and I'd love to think it's a good deal but I'd be very, very cautious about putting this much money into an electric bike without knowing a great deal more about it. Is the basic bike any good (many aren't) and what is the backup? Does the warranty cover the expensive bits for a reasonable period? If a battery, motor or controller fails out of warranty can you even get replacements? There have to be corners cut to achieve this retail price. You may consider a £100 Supermarket bike to be throwaway when it breaks but a £450 bike? It has a heavy steel frame and forks and the only branded components are the Shimano gears, which are bottom end stuff.When the cheapest branded electric bike from a bike shop is the best part of £1000 there's good reason to be very cautious here. What is the Argos 30 day guarantee? Would Argos offer their extended warranty on it? 22Kg isn't unusual for a cheap electric bike but it's going to compromise the folding bike benefits - means it may fit in a car boot or under the stairs but you certainly won't want to lug it on and off a train, etc.Finally: 14 inch frame size.23 to 27 inch inside leg measurements.That's kids' bike sizing!


If you read the q&a, in Argos's site Argos admitted to some incorrect information, but have assured people it's big enough for some 6ft apparently!
Pateo19 m ago

If you read the q&a, in Argos's site Argos admitted to some incorrect …If you read the q&a, in Argos's site Argos admitted to some incorrect information, but have assured people it's big enough for some 6ft apparently!


Yeah, read that, 6'11" apparently! I wouldn't trust Argos advice, there's too much on there which is clearly nonsense.

There's also a strong suggestion that the range is about half what is claimed.
Edited by: "Besford" 27th Feb
Here's an even cheaper one from Halfords. Nowhere near as good as the Carrera in my view but it's just £50 more than the Argos one and, again, the reviews are OK. You still have Halfords backup and warranty which has to be worth £50 over Argos any day:

halfords.com/cyc…ike

Looks very similar to the Argos one but it has an alloy frame which should be a bit lighter.
Besford3 m ago

Here's an even cheaper one from Halfords. Nowhere near as good as the …Here's an even cheaper one from Halfords. Nowhere near as good as the Carrera in my view but it's just £50 more than the Argos one and, again, the reviews are OK. You still have Halfords backup and warranty which has to be worth £50 over Argos any day:http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/electric-bikes/coyote-connect-folding-electric-bikeLooks very similar to the Argos one but it has an alloy frame which should be a bit lighter.


I know it's heavy 26kg, but what do you think!
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=3
Pateo13 m ago

I know it's heavy 26kg, but what do you …I know it's heavy 26kg, but what do you think!https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/e-plus-700c-electric-hybrid-bike-54999-argos-2899754?page=3#comment-33337154


Same concerns re. Argos supply. If you're going to spend this much at least go somewhere that some of the staff understand bikes. If all else fails you can go to a Halfords shop and make a fuss; Argos will give you your money back up to 30 days then you have to fight it out with the importer (whoever they are).
Wouldn't touch an old 24v system. All the new ones are 36v or 48v. Don't imagine its got a hell of a lot of torque for going up hills, but will probably do the job of keeping you sweat free on a gentle commute to work.
flux3 h, 53 m ago

Wouldn't touch an old 24v system. All the new ones are 36v or 48v. Don't …Wouldn't touch an old 24v system. All the new ones are 36v or 48v. Don't imagine its got a hell of a lot of torque for going up hills, but will probably do the job of keeping you sweat free on a gentle commute to work.


Even my lawnmower is 36V! Still hard work on the uphill bits though
Edited by: "Besford" 27th Feb
Besford27th Feb

Same concerns re. Argos supply. If you're going to spend this much at …Same concerns re. Argos supply. If you're going to spend this much at least go somewhere that some of the staff understand bikes. If all else fails you can go to a Halfords shop and make a fuss; Argos will give you your money back up to 30 days then you have to fight it out with the importer (whoever they are).


Surely your warranty is with the retailer not the supplier?
PhilipGregson1 h, 17 m ago

Surely your warranty is with the retailer not the supplier?


Yes.it comes with Argos12month warranty. Also 30 day money back guarantee if returned unused in saleable condition.
There simply isn't any handlebar height adjustment on this bike and to fit it later would probably cost another £40-50 at best (handlebars plus height adjustable stem (ebay/aliexpress). The lack of this keeps it suitable for more average heights only and most won't be able to get a good fit on the bike plus also it may compromise its ability to fold compactly and be stored as the handlebars will always stick out more.

It's a very budget bike but doesn't mean it isn't fit for purpose but spending more could actually save you money as you may not need to replace parts so quickly or require servicing as much. Carrera Crosscity is much better for £200 more.

Also when comparing power of e-bikes just multiply the voltage and Ah to give you the watts per hour. I.e. 24v x 7Ah is 168 w/h which compared to 36 x 7Ah is 252 W/h so a significant difference in battery power and the 36V hub motor will likely have more torque and power too compared to 24V as it makes use of a higher voltage, depends on model of course a 36V motor can be weaker than 24V just like any electric motor but the battery capacity comparison should be accurate.

One last thing is the frame, Argos have stated steel for the frame but it looks on face value more like aluminium. I would expect looking at it for the main frame to be aluminium and the forks to be steel so if anyone buys one perhaps they could put a magnet to the frame to see what it is. Argos descriptions have a high tendency for inaccuracies.
Besford17 h, 57 m ago

Even my lawnmower is 36V! Still hard work on the uphill bits though


I wouldn't imagine your lawnmower was designed for your daily commute.
Edited by: "bblgoose" 28th Feb
bblgoose2 h, 25 m ago

I wouldn't imagine your lawnmower was designed for your daily commute.


Now you tell me! Maybe that explains why I keep getting cheques from the council!
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