by Micah Toll
It features both a lightweight design and some nice components that should make it an awesome urban e-bike for someone on the lookout for a small and unobtrusive folder.
Morfuns Eole S tech specs • Motor: 250W rear geared hub motor • Top speed: 25 km/h (15.5 mph) • Range: Up to 50 km (30 mi) or double with second battery • Battery: 36V 6.4Ah (230 Wh) • Weight: 15 kg (33 lb) with battery • Frame: Carbon fiber
Morfuns Eole S tech specs (cont'd) • Wheels: 20×1.75″ • Brakes: Hyraulic disc brakes • Extras: Integrated LED front and rear lights, torque sensor for pedal assist, nine-speed shifter, minimalist LED display, five pedal assist levels, battery built into seat post, optional locking seat post clamp, optional throttle, optional rack
The carbon fiber frame and small-ish motor and battery combo help to significantly reduce the weight of the bike down to just 15 kg (33 lb). When you take the battery out, you take a few more pounds off the bike as well, making it even easier to lift. If you’re regularly putting the bike in a car, removing the battery is certainly possible.
The little battery in the seat post is only capable of holding 230 Wh of capacity, which is less than most e-bikes. With the torque-sensor enabled pedal assist, you can stretch that out to around 50 km (31 miles) of range, or perhaps even a bit further if you keep it in the lowest level pedal assist.
Other nice parts on the bike include the hydraulic disc brakes, the nine-speed transmission, the included fenders, and the LED lights.
You’ll have to pay extra for that second battery, the rear rack, and the throttle. The $59 charge for the rack feels a bit steep, though the $259 second battery is fairly reasonable, as far as extra battery prices go. The $29 throttle upgrade isn’t terribly expensive, though it’d be nice if that was just included standard.