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Along for the Ride

by Evin Moore

The GoCycle GX is a folding electric bike that is ideal for the traveling boater who wants portable land transportation.

The 300 watt-hour, lithium-ion battery gives riders a boost in power, making long trips or rides up hills more manageable. The Shimano Nexus 3-speed transmission, seat suspension, and hydraulic disc brakes make for a smooth ride. The pedals power the back wheel, and an electric motor powers the front wheel. Like other electric bikes, the GX allows users to set different levels of assistance from the motor, but unlike other electric bikes, the GX uses an app to select the assist levels between eco and power modes.

Expect to travel 40 miles on one charge, depending on the terrain and how aggressively you utilize the electric engine. GX can be folded down from its full size into a compact traveling version in just 15 to 20 seconds. The seat and handlebars are adjustable to just about any height, and the frame can support a body weight up to 220 pounds. The frame of the GX is made with magnesium, which creates fewer toxic byproducts during manufacturing than the more common aluminum frames and is also easily recyclable.

If you need an upgrade for your onshore transportation, head over to gocyclemarine.com and check out the selection. Bikes start at about $3,300.

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