Electric Bike Company Model F

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Charge Time
3.4 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
Watts
750 W
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 12Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
Weight
56, 63.5 lb
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Electric Bike Company Model F. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • Testers praise the comfortable ride quality provided by a “cushy” saddle, 3” puncture-resistant tires, and Zoom suspension fork.
  • Electric Bike Company (EBC) ships the Model F fully assembled and ready to ride.
  • Reviewers compliment the Bengal hydraulic disc brakes, one saying they perform “extremely well.”
  • Two experts are impressed by the 750W MXUS motor’s power.
  • Activating pedal assist requires a three-second hold on the down button. This safety feature helps avoid unwanted accelerations.
  • One expert says the throttle is very responsive.
  • The Model F has a wide height range of 4’6” to 6’8”.
  • EBC provides a 3.5A charger, which reduces charging time compared to similarly priced competition.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Two reviewers complain that there is no stand to rest the bike when folded.
  • The seat must be very high in order to get full leg extension when pedaling. One expert says this makes the bike difficult to dismount.
  • The Model F is heavy for a folding e-bike, tipping the scales at 63.5lb in one test (EBC claims 56lb).
  • The 12Ah battery is smaller than average for this type of bike.
  • There is no way to adjust the handlebar angle, and reviewers feel the handlebar is too narrow.
  • The Model F doesn’t come with a basket, rack, or fenders. Buyers must contact EBC when purchasing to have these added at an additional charge.

Bottom line

Electric Bike Company’s Model F is a basic folding electric bike. It has a puzzlingly high weight (63.5lb) despite its small 12Ah battery and lack of commuter components. Reviewers appreciate the ride comfort, powerful and responsive motor, and impressive braking. However, they question the peculiar geometry, which results in a cramped feeling and a high saddle position that makes for tricky dismounting. Additionally, there’s no stand for resting the bike when folded. Although testers enjoy riding the Model F, design shortcomings and a lack of accessories make it hard to recommend in a competitive folding e-bike segment.

Expert Reviews

83/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
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Ebike Escape

Electric Bike Company Model F Review: A Refreshingly Stylish Folding
E-Bike

Overall, the Model F is an interesting entry point for EBC into non-cruiser e-bikes. The quality matches [what] we have come to expect from Electric Bike Company, but we would like to see some subtle changes in the next generation. 

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MrCentralDriver

Electric Bike Company Bikes Review Model F✨Foldable E-Bike

Model F’s pricing and step-through design are impressive. It’s perfect for beginners or group rides. 

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