CleanTechnica Review: HOVSCO HovBeta Folding E-Bicycle (So Good An individual “Stole” It)

A handful of months ago, HOVSCO, an e-bicycle producer, sent us a really cool e-bike to review. In this post, I’m heading to go by the essential specs, what I adore about it, and how it rides. I really didn’t come absent with something to complain about with this bike, but it’s also not bottom of the barrel low cost (but not overpriced, both).

Primary Technical specs

The HOVSCO HovBeta Foldable 20″ Body fat Tire Electric powered Bicycle is a impressive electric powered bike intended for convenience and performance. Geared up with a 750W motor and a 48V Samsung/LG removable lithium battery, the bicycle can access speeds of up to 20 mph (28 mph with software unlock) and has a variety of up to 60 miles on a single charge. The bicycle features 4-inch wide fat tires for included security, front suspension, adjustable stem and handlebar, and an adjustable seat submit, and it all folds into a fairly compact offer for storage and transportation.

What caught my eye about this bike ideal away was that it arrives in amazing colours. In a time when driving a white, black, or grey crossover is the norm (perhaps silver if another person is emotion adventurous), having a splash of purple was type of refreshing. The bike also will come in a fantastic crimson shade, for all those of you who don’t want to glimpse girly.

The multi-color “dark mode” show helps make for a considerably classier glimpse than most bikes in this value array.

It arrives with a improved show than several e-bikes in this cost assortment, and with a black background and mild numbers/letters, it seems quite classy. It also has some linked attributes, which is form of unheard of in this cost assortment ($1499 as of this writing, $1799 “normal” selling price).

This is a move-via bicycle, but as opposed to several other less expensive step-thrus, it has the battery pack integrated into the traces of the frame. When several more affordable e-bikes have a battery that sticks out like a sore thumb, this one particular has cleanse lines and doesn’t scream, “I’m an e-bicycle!” with a battery mounted on the frame or powering the seat submit.

How It Rides

When it will come to power and acceleration, it is pretty identical to any other 750-watt e-bike out there. I feel it moved a little more quickly than common, but the gentle weight of the frame could be a component here. So, I’d classify this bicycle as very ordinary. But, 750 watts is the restrict for most of the US, at minimum if you want the bicycle to be taken care of by the law as a bicycle and not a bike, so I’m not complaining!

Like other fats-tire 20″ bikes, it is fairly stable. The added excess weight of the wheels and body fat tires/tubes allows for a quite steady experience regardless of the more compact size of the wheel. With entrance suspension, it’s even very good for some trail

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HOVSCO HovBeta 20″ Foldable Fat Tire electric bike review – a truly excellent foldable ebike

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REVIEW – I’ve been riding electric motorcycles and more recently ebikes for almost a decade now. I love electric bikes, especially as a way to get around town quickly and efficiently while still offering the opportunity to get a good workout when I want. We’ve been looking for a while to get a good second ebike for my partner so we can ride together, and the HOVSCO HovBeta 20″ Foldable Fat Tire electric bike looked like the perfect one for her. Even if HOVSCO hadn’t been sending me one to review, if I’d heard about them I’d have likely selected this one to meet our needs after researching the different models on the market today. Many of the more portable folding bikes look like clown bikes to me, with tiny wheels and usually no front or rear shocks, which look like they’d be rather painful on anything but perfectly smooth terrain. In the suburban jungle we usually ride around, larger tires and some shock absorption are necessary.

What is it?

The HOVSCO HovBeta 20″ Foldable Fat Tire electric bike is an electric bike with a step-through frame form factor, with fat tire wheels. This particular ebike allows you to ride with no electric motor assistance, or with a throttle pushed down and no pedaling, or with “pedal assist” where the motor combines with the rider’s efforts to propel the bike forward. You can either treat this like a scooter/moped style vehicle and just throttle all over town, or you can treat it like a regular bicycle and get to places faster with less (or no) sweat.

What’s in the box?

  • HOVSCO HovBeta 20″ Foldable Fat Tire electric bike
  • AC wall charger
  • Installation tool kit
  • 2 year warranty on the frame, motor, and battery, 30-90 days on other parts.

Hardware specs

  • 750 W (1032 W peak), 85 Nm. torque SUTTO (sub branch of Bafang) motor
  • 720 Wh, 48 V, 15 Ah Samsung/LG Lithium-ion battery with built in light
  • Up to 60 Miles range, 4 hours charge from empty
  • Suggested rider height: 4’11” to 6’3″
  • Max weight: 450 Lbs
  • Max hill climb assist: 40 degrees
  • Torque Sensor pedal assist
  • Class 1 ebike out of the box, Class 2/3 unlocked via smartphone app
  • Max speed throttle-only: 20 mph
  • Max speed pedal-assist: 28 mph
  • LCD digital display
  • Frame: 6061 Aluminum alloy with internal battery
  • Weight: 66.4 lbs
  • Dimensions Unfolded (with handlebars in lowest position): 66.92″ long x 48.82″ tall x 24.61″
  • Dimensions Folded:

Design and features

For a relatively new bike company (founded in 2019, headquartered in Ontario CA), HOVSCO has put out a bike that feels on par or better than bikes I’ve ridden or owned from market leaders like Rad Power. I couldn’t find any fit or finish flaws worth writing about, and while I’m not an expert on every bike component out there I’ve ridden

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