Snapcycle S1

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Release Year
Charge Time
4, 5 Hours
Maximum Range
45 Miles
Top Speed
20, 28 mph
750 W
85 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 14Ah
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 Snapcycle S1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • The S1’s 48V 14Ah Samsung battery provides ample range of up to 45 miles.
  • A 30mm suspension fork helps to iron out road imperfections.
  • The Snapcycle’s 750W motor outputs 1200W at peak.
  • Balloony 4” tires prove comfortable, fun and capable over gravel.
  • The S1’s battery is removable for off-bike charging and security.
  • Snapcycle offers a 1-year warranty and a 14-day free return policy with the S1.
  • The S1 folds to be stored at home or in a car, RV, airplane or boat.
  • Mechanical brakes do their job of stopping the S1, adequately.
  • The S1 comes fitted with a rear rack with a carrying capacity of 110lb.
  • A 3-amp charger provides faster charging times than competing 2-amp models.
  • The S1 features a large, clear, monochrome screen.
  • A headlight is included and can be operated from the S1's main display unit.
  • The S1’s entry-level Shimano Tourney drivetrain operates smoothly.
  • Owners and testers say the S1’s motor is quiet.
  • The S1 fits dudes and gals from 5’3” to 6’4”.
  • The S1 has a total payload capacity of 300 lbs.

8 reasons not to buy

  • Grips are not locked-on and slipped for reviewers during tests.
  • The S1’s fenders are small and do not offer full splash protection.
  • Some reviewers would prefer hydraulic disc brakes on the S1.
  • The S1's charging port is very close to the bike’s folding hinge.
  • A tester had to struggle to avoid tipping over the back wheel on steep climbs.
  • The S1 does not come with a rear light.
  • A tester finds the S1’s power input to be somewhat underwhelming.
  • The S1’s kickstand and fenders rattle at higher speeds on rough surfaces.

Bottom line

The Snapcycle S1 is a fat-tire, foldable e-bike that conforms to Class 2 e-bike specifications. When unlocked, it’s configurable as a Class 3 machine with a 28mph top speed. The 750W hub-drive motor hits a peak wattage of 1200W. A 30mm suspension fork limits the S1 to ‘mildly-offroad’ conditions but provides relief on gentle dirt roads and broken streets. It is bulky when it's folded, but this makes it easier to store at home or in a vehicle. The best feature of the S1 is probably the Samsung battery, with its generous 48V 14Ah capacity.

Expert Reviews

73/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Electric Revolution

Snapcycle S1 All-Terrain Foldable Bike

Overall, I think the S1 held up pretty good. I did take it on trails that it’s really not designed to go on. Keep this on a paved trail or a nice gravel road. Just avoid rocks at all costs… Honestly, it probably couldn’t go up any longer of a hill than 60-70 feet so – Short and steep: good. Long and steep: probably not.

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Jeremiah Mcintosh

Snapcycle S1 E-bike Test and Review! A Fat Tire E-bike With a Samsung Battery and 25-amp Controller!

It definitely has a lot of power… powered me up all those hills, no problem at all… max speed being 25mph and 20mph with throttle only. There are a few improvements I would like to see in the future at this price-point, being upgraded fenders and including a rear light…

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Fast, Folding Electric Bike | Snapcycle S1 Review

Once you’ve got that fully charged, you should be able to get anywhere between 30 to 45 miles… Once you unlock that controller and you’re going 28mph instead of 20mph, you are going to decrease the amount of time you’re able to travel.

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Is a Folding E-Bike Useful Overland Adventure Gear?

The 750W motor is largely adequate to propel me around town as well as up forest roads… The bike feels sure-footed and the fat tires inspire confidence… it’s a heavy bike and not something you’d probably want to do a lot of pedaling on, without the assist.

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Snapcycle S1 Unboxing & Full Review! Best 750-watt Foldable E-bike I’ve Ridden! Powerful & Stable

This is probably one of the best-performing 750-watt foldable bikes that I’ve been on.

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Snapcycle S1 and R1 Review

So with the R1 it’s got a 275lb capacity and even though it’s the bigger bike, the S1 has a 300lb payload capacity. The S1 is 66lb and the R1 is about 72lb.

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User Ratings

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