NAKTO Folding OX

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Release Year
Charge Time
6 Hours
Maximum Range
31 Miles
Top Speed
28 mph
500 W
52 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 12Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
66 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the NAKTO Folding OX. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • Experts say the NAKTO Folding OX has "impressive" climbing capabilities.
  • Reviewers highlight the bike's off-road prowess, adeptly navigating sand and bumpy terrains during testing.
  • The folding mechanisms are very sturdy, according to testers.
  • Users appreciate the stability and off-road capability of the knobbly 4" Kenda fat tires.
  • The adjustable BMX-style high-rise handlebars ensure a "comfortable" upright position.
  • Reviewers praise the bike's maneuverability, steadiness, and versatile usage.
  • Users enjoy the bike's wide, well-padded saddle and ergonomic grips.
  • The Folding OX has fenders, a rear rack, a phone mount, a headlight, and a horn.
  • Testers compliment the "neatly" wrapped cables.
  • Experts highlight the convenient placement of the battery, enabling easy removal for charging.
  • Both testers and owners report an easy assembly process.

13 reasons not to buy

  • The handlebars do not fold, increasing the bike's folded size.
  • Experts report a delay in pedal assist activation.
  • NAKTO advertises the bike with a twist throttle, but it actually has a thumb throttle.
  • Reviewers say the handlebars can come loose after assembly.
  • Experts experience the motor cutting out occasionally while riding, which requires restarting the bike using the key.
  • Braking tests reveal longer-than-average stopping distances.
  • Multiple reviewers say their controllers got extremely hot after just a few miles of riding, which may lead to overheating.
  • Some experts report electronic failures, requiring warranty claims for spare parts.
  • According to testers, the suspension fork is stiff. It also lacks lockout.
  • Reviewers say the battery level indicator is inaccurate.
  • Experts highlight discrepancies between the display speed and their external speed indicator.
  • The Folding OX doesn't have a taillight.
  • Multiple buyers report receiving bikes damaged during shipping.

Bottom line

The NAKTO Folding OX is an entry-level e-bike with solid off-road and hill-climbing capabilities. It’s a folding e-bike, but the handlebars don’t fold. This bike earns praise for its sturdy folding mechanisms, comfortable ride, and comprehensive accessories (excluding a taillight). However, some worrying design flaws concern testers and users. The most notable include occasional motor cut-offs, poor braking performance, overheating controllers, and electronic failures. Experts also report loose handlebars and speed/battery-level inaccuracies. Careful consideration of these drawbacks is advised before purchasing the NAKTO Folding OX.

Expert Reviews

83/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
Electric Revolution

NAKTO Folding OX Electric Bike Review

With its affordable price point, it exceeds expectations in terms of performance, offering features and capabilities that rival bikes in much higher price ranges.

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Dr. Jory Basso

NAKTO Folding OX Epic E-Bike Review & Unboxing

Overall, I am loving this bike and have put almost 200 miles on it… a very good-looking, super fun, and comfortable electric bike.

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Electric Bike Report

NAKTO Folding OX Review 2023

… the Nakto Folding OX is worth a hard look for the budget-conscious crowd who isn’t expecting the world from an e-bike but would like a fun little e-bike for shorter trips.

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Electrified Reviews

2023 NAKTO Folding OX Review

With its impressive power, sleek design, and reliable components, this electric bike will make your daily commute feel like a thrilling adventure.

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Volted Adventures

Best Beach Cruiser of 2023? NAKTO Folding OX Review

This bike is nice. I really like it. It’s handling this terrain way better than I thought. I’m highly surprised.

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Big Changes to the NAKTO Folding OX in 2023

Overall, the bike looks nice, rides nice, and has good range, all for a fair price.

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NAKTO Folding OX – Has to Be the Most Comfortable E-Bike in 2023!

In terms of the overall usability of this bike, I have to say it’s really comfortable… it is an excellent bike for local commuting, and it’s built well.

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NAKTO Folding OX First Ride Left Us Stranded!

… we tried to take the Nakto Folding OX out on its first ride, and it left us stranded about 2 miles in.

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Chris Crossed

NAKTO Folding OX | Budget E-Bike

… those are mechanical disc brakes, and [they’re] not the greatest in the world, but they stop… it just takes a little bit longer than a typical hydraulic brake.

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Rad Wheeling

Is This Cheap E-Bike Good? (NAKTO Folding OX Review) All the Pros and Cons

After riding the Nakto OX over 350 miles, I can honestly say that it’s a good, affordable e-bike.

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Jacob Dark

This Affordable E-Bike Might Be the Best in the Range | NAKTO Folding OX

… e-bike that won’t break the bank but still packs performance.

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NAKTO [Folding] OX – The Folding E-Bike That Makes Sense!

It’s not only a folding bike, but it’s a step-through folding bike… just about anybody can enjoy this thing.

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Erock Rodz

NAKTO Folding OX E-Bike | First Impressions

This is a fun folding e-bike that any new rider will enjoy, without breaking the bank.

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E-Biking Today

NAKTO Folding OX E-Bike Review: Powerful Ride… For Less!

Although the e-bike is designed for both on and off-road use, its 20” tires and folding design may not be suitable for rough or challenging terrain as compared to larger, more rugged bikes.

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NAKTO Folding OX 500-Watt All-Terrain Fat-Tire Folding E-Bike. Build, Ride, Fix, Ride

Overall, the bike is [solidly] built, but I did have to do several repairs, some caused by damage during shipping.

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User Ratings

85/100 based on 8 ratings
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